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Explore The Magic of Coconut Country
10 DAYS TOUR WITH 4 NIGHTS AT BEACH
Departures on every Thursday
Alleppey - 2nts, Periyar - 2nts, Munnar - 2nts, Guruvayoor - 1nt, Cochin - 2nts, Alleppey (Houseboat) - 1nt, Kovalam - 4nts
Day 01 : Trivandrum / Alleppey : On arrival, you will be met and transferred by road to Hotel in Alleppey, after check-in you are free for independent activities Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Alleppey : You are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 : Alleppey / Periyar : After breakfast you will be transferred by road to Periyar through the Western Ghats, where you can witness the Rubber and Spice plantation, which includes Coffee, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Pepper, and Clove.. After check-in at Hotel and after lunch proceed for plantation tour. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 : Periyar : Early morning embark on a boat ride for game viewing. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has very picturesque surrounding. The reservoir and the surrounding forest provide protection and a constant supply of water to the animals. The earliest sanctuary to be set up in 1934, it extents to 777 square Kms 7 forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats.
Wildlife can be seen while cruising on Periyar Lake in a motorboat, amongst the animals that can be seen are Elephants, Wild Boar, Sambar, Wild dog, Languor monkeys, Wild buffalo's and occasionally Tiger, Leopard. After boating you in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel
Day 05 : Periyar / Munnar : After breakfast proceed by road to Munnar through the Western Ghats, On arrival check in at Hotel, after check in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Munnar : Set amongst the Kannan Devan Hills lies a small hill station known as Munnar. Renowned for its lush green landscapes, lakes, reservoirs and forests, it is the idyllic setting to relax and unwind. The area also attracts the more adventure-seeking traveller with year round paragliding opportunities. Its natural beauty, tranquil atmosphere and mild climate have made Munnar very popular with both tourists and locals. The area is also famous for its tea plantations and has some of the highest tea estates in the world. The Eravikulam National Park is approximately 16km from Munnar and is situated in the tea growing region of The Western Ghats, a series of mountains stretching 1500km from Bombay to the southern tip of India. The main attraction here is the resident population of the extraordinarily tame Nilgiri tahr who often greets visitors as they enter the park. Adjoining the national park are The Rajamala Hills where tourists can enjoy stunning views and see the shrine to the goddess Kali.
Day 07 : Munnar / Guruvayur : After breakfast proceed to Guruvayur On arrival check in at Hotel, after check in visit the Temple city (* Please note:- Non - Hindus are not allowed to visit inside the Temple *) and numerical painting School. Overnight at the hotel.
*Guruvayur Sree Krishna Swamy Temple : It is among India's most important pilgrimage centres and is also known as the Dwaraka of the South. Tradition has it that the temple was created by Guru-the preceptor of the Devas, and Vayu-the Lord of the Winds.
The temple dates back to the 16th century is dedicated to Krishna known here as Guruvayurappan or the Lord of Guruvayur, and the idol is said to have been worshipped by Lord Brahma himself at Dwaraka. It is at this temple that Melpatur Narayan Bhattathiri composed his well-known Sanskrit devotional poem 'Narayaneeyam'.
Day 08: Guruvayur / Cochin : After breakfast drive to the Elephant training centre, where you can get up close and personal about these extraordinary animals.Then proceed to Cochin and check-in to Hotel.Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 09 : Cochin : After breakfast proceed half day tour of Cochin, city tour that includes the St. Francis's Church, Which is the oldest European church in India. The church was built in 1503. Walk to the Chinese Fishing nets. Visit the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. The murals are perhaps the best in India. Drive to the Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 and is the oldest in the Commonwealth. Walk around Jew town to see the antique shops. After city-tour back to hotel. And again, in the evening (Option to) visit local Cultural Centre for a performance of Kathakali, Kerala's traditional dance/art form. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 : Cochin / Alleppey : After breakfast you will be transferred to House boat, Alleppey. After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight stay at the HouseBoat.
Houseboat : Before the trucks became popular, the main cargo transportation was through backwaters by 'Kettuvalloms'. Kettuvallom means, 'stitched boat'. These Kettuvallom were converted to Houseboat and are designed for comfortable cruise and over night stay. The boat has one and two bath-attached rooms with modern comforts, a living cum dining room and a kitchen. Eco-friendly materials construct the boat. A cook and two-member crew would be there to attend you. The boat moves through the backwaters with village tours and at night the boat is anchored at a beautiful part of the lake.
Day 11 : Alleppey / Kovalam : After breakfast in the House boat, you will be transferred by road to Kovalam, and on arrival check in at Hotel. After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 - 14 : At Kovalam
Day 15 : Kovalam / Trivandrum : After breakfast you will be transferred to airport 02 Hrs before the departure of your on ward journey.
End of the tour.
BB – Bed & Breakfast, HB – Half Board, FB – Full Board
|Please note that the above fares include your international flights from Gatwick, above hotels / similar on the mentioned Meal Plan, all transfers in a Private Non AC car for the first 7nights & the departure transfer, entrance fees and English speaking guide in Cochin.
The above rate is per person on twin sharing.
Airport Tax & Fuel Surcharge of £20pp is applicable on the above fares
Hotel & Flight upgrade available on request.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice