CLASSICAL KERALA TOUR

CLASSICAL KERALA TOUR
06 Nights & 07 Days
Day

01 Arrive Cochin

Arrive in Cochin by International flight or Domestic flight connected to Cochin from Mumbai / Bangalore / Chennai OR Delhi. Accommodation reserved at hotel on this day from 1400 Hrs for immediate occupancy on arrival. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Cochin airport by airport representative and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Cochin.

Day 02 In Cochin

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning guided tour of Cochin city visiting Chinese Fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets. A whole stretch of the coast along Fort Kochi and Vypeen are dotted with these nets.

Jewish Synagouge: The synagogue, built in 1568, is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. It is located near the Dutch Palace in Mattancherry, thereafter time free for SHOPPING IN THE JEW TOWN AREA.

Afternoon Free, relax in hotel or explore the city on your own.

Evening enjoy “Kathakali Dance “ Performance.

Overnight at hotel in Cochin.

Day 03 Cochin – Munnar

Breakfast at hotel. After Breakfast drive to Munnar ( 136 Kms / approx 4 hrs drive ).

Munnar – Breathtakingly beautiful, a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country.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. Unending expanse of tea plantations – pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests – aroma of spice scented cool air – yes! Munnar has all these and more. It’s the place you would love to visit – it’s the place you would wish never to leave- so welcome – log on to munnar.com for all information on Munnar anytime, every time.

On arrival check in at your hotel.

Afternoon explore this beautiful hill station on your own or drive by famous Tea Gardens.

Overnight at hotel in Munnar.

Day 04   Munnar – Periyar ( Thekkady ):

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive to Periyar ( Approx 4 hrs drive). Enroute you can see Rubber Tapping.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Late afternoon enjoy a tour of Spice Plantation – The spice plantation in Thekkady ( Periyar ) is a prime attraction of this beautiful land. Though sprawling tea estates cover much of the landscape of Thekkady. Plantations of cardamom, rubber, vanilla and coffee are also a plenty. Taste the various spices and breathe in the fragrant air while exploring the spice plantation in Thekkady.

Overnight at hotel in Periyar.

Day 05 In Periyar

Breakfast at hotel.

This morning embark on a boat ride on Periyar Lake to watch the animals, including herds of   elephants, bison and Packs of wild boar that roam through the woods and parade along the   shores of the lake. The golden langur monkey that lives here is rarely seen in the rest of India.   Water turtles can often be seen sunning themselves on the pieces of wood that stick out of the water. Osprey and Cormorants belong to the most important species of   birds in this area. It is   also possible to take a guided walking tour of the jungle.

Today the Periyar lake presents an excellent boating spot for tourists. Although it is unusual to see many animals from the boats, still you spot a family of Elephants, Wild Boar, and Sambar Deer by the water’s edge.

Overnight at hotel   in Periyar.

Day 06   Periyar – Allepey

Early Breakfast at hotel.

Later drive to Alleppey to board House boat ( approx 4 hrs drive ). On arrival board House boat. This day you will enjoy your day in House boat and enjoy the beauty of Kerala.

Guests check in at 1200 hrs, and welcome you with fresh tender coconut water and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals and rivers and backwater, with lavish menu of traditional kerala cuisine it will continue its cruise covering beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees and small houses near to it , villages paddy fields, churches, etc, you can get out and get an experience of Toddy ( soft liquor made from Coconut it is safe pure and sweet,

Houseboat day cruise in kerala backwaters will be memorable with the mind-blowing view of  canal systems and endless lagoons , Paddy fields, rivers joining the backwater. There are villages all over these backwater but the land area is very small, The view of  backwater birds, people working in paddy fields, tody taping , fishing in backwater, or people using small canoes as mode of transportation, Big houseboats , motorboats country made boats used by tourists , small resorts, heritage homes are specialty of this area. Lunch and Dinner will be on board Houseboat. Overnight on board Houseboat.

Day 07: Allepey – Cochin Departure.

Breakfast on board Houseboat. Check out from Houseboat and drive straight to Cochin airport. ( Approx 2 hours drive ). On arrival board your return International flight from Cochin or fly to Mumbai / Delhi by domestic flight and connect your onward International flight.

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