Kerala, God's Own Country, South India
11-18 November 2018
8 days, 7 nights
Day 1: 11th November. Kochi
Arrive Kochi by air from Jaipur/New Delhi. Our representative will receive you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, and time permitting take a drive around the city. Take an rejuvenating ayurvedic massage.
Dinner and overnight at hotel Hotel Holiday Inn or equally good
Day 2: 12th November. Kochi
After breakfast take a full day tour of Kochi visiting the lovely Attirapally Waterfalls, Willingdon Island, Fort Kochi, Mattacncherry Palace, Kerala Folklore Museum, Subhash Park, Indo-Portuguese Museum, the Chinese Fishing Nets, Santa Cruz Cathedral and the Hill Palace. Take a walking tour on the serene Kuzhupilly Beach. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Holiday Inn or equally good
Day 3: 13th November. Kochi - Kumarkom
Drive to Kumarkom. Check into your resort. Take a full day sight-seeing visiting the Kumarkom Bird Sanctuary home to thousands of migratory birds, the Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Mozart Art Gallery, St. Thomas Church, St.Joseph’s Monastery, St. Mary’s Church and the Vembanad Backwaters.
Hotel Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort or equally good
Day 4: 14th November. Kumarkom - Alleppey
Check into your luxury houseboat. This town is breathtakingly beautiful for its backwaters, numerous islands and lagoons. Your houseboat will meander through the Kuttanad Backwaters. Take a walking tour on the Mariri and Allapuza beaches and visit the Pathiramand Lake Island to see birds. See the Krishna-pura Palace and the 19th century Light House.
Dinner and overnight on the Houseboat.
Luxury Houseboat Accommodation with all meals
Day 5: 15th November. Alleppey - Munnar
Check out from your houseboat and drive to Munnar - one of the world’s most picturesque places. Check into your hotel.
Take a full day tour visiting Pothamedu for an enchanting view of the lush-green coffee and spice plantations. Take long walks through these gardens to see the fascinating way the gardens are tended and produce harvested and processed. Visit the Rajmala Natural Habitat situated 2700 meters above the sea level to see Nilgiri Tahrs - rare mountain goats.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Grand Plaza or equally good
Day 6: 16th November. Munnar
In the morning take an excursion visiting Echo Point, Periyar, Kannal Waterfalls, Power House Falls, Keezharkuthu Falls, the Anamudi Peak,Mattupetty Dam and Mount Carmel Church.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: 17th November. Thekaddy
After breakfast drive to Thekaddy. Check into your hotel.
Visit Mudra Cultural Centre, take a memorable Periyar Tiger Trail and do a bamboo rafting. In the evening see a Kathakali Dance performance before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Hotel : Greenwoods or equally good
Day 8: 18th November. Kochi
END OF SERVICES AFTER DROP-OFF AT KOCHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
11-18 November 2018.
Fee per person (in US dollars):
US $2433 twin share accommodation (approx AUD3225)
US $3654 single traveller accommodation (approx AUD4838)
8 days, 7 nights
• 4 star accommodation with breakfast and dinners.
• All meals on AC houseboat
• All activities and entrance fees
• Local guide with AC car
• Soft drinks and mineral water during the tour
• All transfers - hotel-airport-hotel.
• Air fares
• International or domestic air fares
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