Kerala is a tropical bliss with an idyllic coastline and lush tropical hills. Despite its relative riches, A part of the population in Kerala life continue with agriculture, tea, coffee and spice plantations and the coir industry. Rightly Dubbed as God’s Own Country Kerala boasts of its Rich Flora, Fauna and The harmonious mixture of communities. Hills, Backwaters & Beaches – all at short travelling distances in between, – combined with Wellness.
High Lights of the Tour:
Sunday, 21st March: Arrive Cochin
Our Driver will meet You at the Cochin airport on arrival. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Cochin (also known as Kochi) is a city in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state. Later the Day Proceed for tour of old Cochin. visit the most renowned Chinese Fishing Nets of Cochin, the St. Francis CSI Church, the oldest European church in India built in 1503, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama was originally buried and pass by the Santa Cruz Basilica, one of the finest and imposing churches in India. You also visit the Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town, and the Dutch Palace, with its beautiful mural paintings from the 17th century. Overnight stay
Monday, 22nd March: Cochin – Munnar (140 Kms /4 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel. Later Drive to Munnar –a breathtakingly beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. On arrival check into your hotel. Enjoy a stroll through the old town – Unending expanse of tea plantations – pristine valleys and mountains –aroma of spice scented cool air. Check in at the hotel and later visit Mattupetty lake and Dam. Back to hotel for Overnight stay.
Tuesday 23rd March: Munnar
Breakfast at the Hotel. Proceed on a tour visiting Eravikulam park (opening hours-0700-1600 hrs) The park has the largest known population of Tahrs existing in the world. The park also shelters Atlas Moth, Elephants, Sambhars, Gaurs, Lion-tailed Macaque and Nilgiri Langur. on the way back to Hotel visit Tea Museum which explains the history of Tea in Munnar – a good opportunity to get authentic tea dust and related products. Overnight stay.
Wednesday 24th March: Munnar – Periyar (120kms/31/2hrs)
Breakfast. Drive through the long and windy roads, arrive Thekkady – one of the best-known wild life Centers in India and picturesque with unending Chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. Evening enjoy Boat ride on Lake Periyar. The Periyar wild life sanctuary is the only one of its kind in India where one can watch wildlife at close quarters in natural habitat from the safety of a boat. Enjoy a stroll through the spice town of Kumily, see almost all spices available on earth before you head back to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Thursday 25th March: Thekkady – Alleppy (160 Kms/5 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel and drive down to Alleppy the Rice bowl of Kerala. on arrival embark your private house boat, These boats are a reworked version of Rice Boats of olden times, once used to carry tons of rice and spices. Cruise through the palm fringed canals enjoying the beauty of rural village life. Enjoy a sumptuous Keralan Lunch on board. Later stop at one of the oldest churches in India -the Champakulam Kalloorkadu St. Mary’s Forane Church, believed to be one of the seven established by St. Thomas in AD 427. also see the finesse of the legacy wooden carver by a visit to the longest Snake Boat. By evening, tea and traditional snacks served. Dinner and Overnight stay on board.
Friday 26th March: Alleppy – Cochin Airport (120km/2 ½ hrs)
Wake up to the tunes of birds, Breakfast on Board. Say farewell to Your friendly Crew on Board, Disembark by 0930 hrs and Drive to Cochin international airport to connect your flight back Home
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