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Introduction

“Unwind with us on this relaxing exploration of Kerala for an overwhelming experience of magical 'God's own Country'. The backwater village of Kumarakom packs a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some colourful and exotic species of birds in its Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. We cruise tranquil backwaters by houseboat, trek in search of wildlife in Periyar National Park and visit hilltop tea and spice plantations and along the way we also discover colonial Cochin.”



Pricing Details
Trip Highlight
  • Kochi - Enjoy, Kathakali dance show 。
    Kochi
  • Munnar - Enjoy the only hill station of Kerala。
    Munnar
  • Houseboat - Drift through the backwaters on a traditional houseboat。
    Houseboat
  • Visit the spice plantations of Thekkady。
    Thekkady
  • Kovalam - The famous sea beach town of Kerala。
    Kovalam

Day 1

Arrive Kochi

Welcome to Kochi! Upon arrival greet and meet by office representative. Later transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Stay at: Crowne plaza Kochi Kochi
Kochi International Airport
Kochi
Kochi International Airport

Day 2

Kochi

Post breakfast, full day sightseeing of the city with the Dutch Palace and the Jewish Synagogue and the St Francis Church. The church is the place where Vasco – De – Gama was buried initially.

Later in the evening, transfer to watch the beautiful sunset on the sea beach with the Chinese Fishing nets in the back ground. Before returning to the hotel watch the famous Kathakali dance show.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Stay at: Crowne plaza Kochi Kochi
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Kochi
Chinese Fishing Nets

Day 3

Kochi - Munnar

Morning after breakfast proceed from Cochin to Munnar. Approximately 4 hours by road through the lush greenery.

Munnar is the only hill station in the state of Kerala. It is also the only place where you can find the rare Ibis Goats.

Upon arrival check in at the hotel and have lunch. Day at leisure to enjoy the natural beauty. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. Stay at: Black Berry Hills Munnar

View of Eravikulam National Park Munnar
Munnar
Eravikulam National Park Munnar
Amazing Facts
Other than Rice, "coconut" can be considered as the staple diet in Kerala. The widespread availability of coconut also means that you get to experience it in your food, your drink and your hair. In fact the state of Kerala, gets its name from the word "Kera" which means Coconut in the native language!!

Day 4

Munnar - Thekkady

Post breakfast in the morning transfer to Thekkady or periyar as it is commonly known. A three hour drive will take you to this natural paradise.

Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Later visit the beautiful spice gardens where you can see, touch and smell the Spices which are grown in Kerala. You can also buy some.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Stay at: The Elephant Court Thekkady
Wildlife Sanctuary Thekkady
Thekkady
Wildlife Sanctuary Thekkady

Day 5

Thekkady - Kovalam

Post breakfast today visit the wild life sanctuary. Common sightings are the elephants which can be seen bathing in the lake.

Post lunch drive to Kovalam, the famous sea beach town of Kerala. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Stay at: Uday Samudra Kovalam
Kovalam Beach
Kovalam
Kovalam Beach

Day 6

Kovalam

Full day at leisure to spend on the sea beach. (optional water sports can be enjoyed by the guests on own)

Dinner will be at the hotel.

Stay at: Uday Samudra Kovalam
Lighthouse Beach Kovalam
Kovalam
Lighthouse Beach Kovalam

Day 7

Kovalam - Alappuzha – Changanssery

Today drive north of the state to take the famous back water cruise of Alapuzzha. Upon arrival at Allepey, board the boat for a beautiful cruise of the back waters. Watch the mesmerizing sun set on the back waters. Lunch will be served on board, a typical Keralite meal.

Later drive to Changanserry. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Evening free to take an Ayurveda massage, which will rejuvenate you back!

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Stay at: Countour Back water resorts Alappuzha
Small shop on the back waters selling daily goods
Alappuzha
Small shop on the back waters selling daily goods

Day 8

Changanssery - Kumarakom

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kumarakom, known as the Paradise for birds. Check in at the hotel.

Post lunch take a boat ride to visit the Bird Sanctuary of Kumaraom, where many a rare birds migrate.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Stay at: Abad Whispering Palms Kumarakom
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Day 9

Kumarakom - Kochi

Today transfer back to Kochi, the commercial capital. Day at leisure with last minute shopping for souvenirs and some typical Kerala delicacies. Post dinner drive to International airport.

Kochi
Kochi International Airport
Kochi
Kochi International Airport
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