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:
Day 01: Arrive Cochin
Our representative will assist 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. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbour and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries.
Day 02: Cochin – Munnar (140 Kms /4 hrs )
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on a tour of old Cochin. at Fort Kochi 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. Later Drive to Munnar –a breathtakingly beautiful haven of peace and tranquillity. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favoured 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. Visit Mattupetty lake and Dam. Back to hotel for Overnight stay.
Day 03: Munnar
Early start. Proceed to the trek point. Go on a Half-day trekking passing through the rolling hills and sculpted Tea gardens of Munnar . Gradual trek and hike through the tea plantations. View from top of the hill is spectacular. Savor the Picnic hamper. On the way back enjoy tea tasting session at a downtown café. Later the day visit Tea Museum which explains the history of Tea in Munnar – a good opportunity to get authentic tea dust and related products. Overnight stay.
Day04: Munnar – Thekkady (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.
Day 05: Thekkady – Kumarkom (140 Kms/4 hrs)
Breakfast. A Spice plantation tour is an opportunity to see why the Kerala cuisine is so different from most of the other Indian cuisines. The tour gives you a chance to see cardamom, pepper, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and many other varieties of spices. Drive downhill to Kumarakom. slumbers on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake, which is a part of Kuttanad (‘granary’ of Kerala). The Vembanad Lake with its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks,
weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The bird sanctuary here is an ornithologist’s paradise and a favourite haunt of migratory birds. Rest of the day free to spend at the Resort and indulge in activities like village walk, canoe rides, sunset cruise or a Rejuvenating Ayurveda Massage (Payable Locally) Dinner & Overnight stay.
Day 06: Kumarakom-Kovalam (190km/5hrs)
Wake up to the tunes of birds, Early Breakfast. Embark Your Private Shikara for cruising through the backwaters. The country canoe ride is the best way to understand the local village and life around. See the temples (from outside), the local Bazars, and/or a brief village visit for a bit more curious traveller. Cruise through the palm fringed canals enjoying the beauty of rural village life. Disembark at the Hotel check out and drive to Kovalam. One of the World Renowned Beaches. Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies on their way to Ceylon in the Hippie Trail. This exodus started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India. Arrive, Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 07: Kovalam
Breakfast at the hotel. FREE FOR SUN, SAND AND SURF. Overnight stay.
Day 08: Kovalam Departure
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to Trivandrum International Airport to connect your homebound flight.
INDICATIVE TOUR PRICE: INR 45000 Per Person
Based on 2 Persons
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