Upon arrival at Cochin, Indigenous Team will meet you at the Airport followed by transfer from Airport to Hotel. Evening at 17.30hrs visit to the famous dance drama of Kerala, the “Kathakali”. This dance can be characterized by grotesque gesticulations, amazing costumes and very extensive make-up. The stories are mostly taken from the epics Mahabharatha and Ramayana. Evenings by the Chinese fishing area is very lively with the daily fish market in here. All the live catch from time to time comes to sale. If you are a person who likes to eat fish, then you can buy very fresh fish from here and ask the nearby restaurant to cook the same for you. Later return to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Cochin.
After breakfast, at 8.00am proceed for sight seeing tour of Cochin visiting – ‘The Jewish Synagogue’ at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town, ‘The St. Francis Church’, the oldest European Church in India, ‘The Santa Cruz Basilica’ originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese, The Dutch Palace, Spice market at the narrow streets. Later break for lunch at a nice hotel in the old town. Return to hotel and evening for own activities. Overnight at hotel in Cochin.
After breakfast check out from the hotel at 07.30am and drive to Munnar – nature lovers paradise. On arrival check-in to the hotel and after lunch at 02.00pm proceed for sight seeing tour of Munnar – visiting Rajamally (home of an endangered species of goat called Nilgiri Thar), Anamudi (one of the tallest peaks in south India), Mattupetty Dam, The echo point – A Place with natural echo Phenomenon and Kundale Where have boating facility in shikara type of boats . Later return to the hotel and evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Munnar.
Check out from hotel after breakfast at 09.00am and drive to Periyar (also known as Thekkady). The name periyar comes after the Dam made here by the English in 1895. A wild life reserve hence is an ideal place to track down wild life such as Elephants, Bison, Deer and numerous other varieties of birds. The landscape here is with very tropical and you will be surrounded by tea, coffee & other spices. On arrival check on to hotel and at 14.00hrs leave for a guided plantation tour to the nearby garden where in various species of spices and other aromatic plants are cultivated. The guide explains & clarifies your doubts on this tour. Depending on the day’s opportunity you will also taken to visit a tea factory nearby. Overnight at hotel in Thekkady.
Early morning at 06.00am you go on a Guided Jungle walk at the Periyar tiger reserve / national park. This 03hrs walk (not very hard) is very interesting and gives you the chance to see the wildlife life at a very close distance. If you are lucky you may even spot the rarely sighted leopards & tigers. Return to hotel and rest. At 15.30hrs we leave for the most popular boat trip at the National Park – the best way to observe game in wild is by boat. There are many animals to see, including herds of elephants, bison’s and packs of wild boars that roam through the woods and parade along the shores of the lake just before sunrise and sunset. You can also see also different species of apes. The golden langur monkey that lives here is rarely seen in the rest of India. Other animals in Periyar are otters and porcupines. 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. Overnight at hotel in Thekkady.
After breakfast at 08.00am check out of the hotel and drive down hill through the winding roads with stunning views to Kumarakom – a rich green, sleepy little village on the Vembanad Lake. This village provides boating, fishing and sight seeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. On arrival check into hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel in kummarakom.
Check out from the hotel around 10.30am and drive to Alleppey – the land of Backwaters. On arrival at Alleppey, you get onto a private House boat that is waiting to take you on a tour through the backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the landscape from the protection of the cabin. The population’s whole life takes place here on the water. The people sail, fish, swim and bathe here. They do their washing and their washing up. They are so adapted to the water that you can see people talking for an hour, while they are up to their necks in water. Peddlers take care of the supplies and the public transport goes on the water. Countless water birds wait for their chance to catch a fish. The trip goes through a wonderful area full of palm trees, rice fields and floating water plants that surround the boat like emerald Green Island. Overnight onboard Houseboat.
Disembark from Houseboat at 10.00am and drive to “Kovalam beach” which is rich with palm trees. The journey through the tropical landscape of Kerala gives a good idea of people living in here. Kovalam beach is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in India. On arrival Kovalam check in to hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Kovalam.
Day leisure for own activities. Overnight at Hotel in Kovalam.
Check out from hotel according to flight timing and the tour ends today with a departure transfer to Trivandrum Airport for onward flight.
3 star Premium Hotel with neat, clean hotel rooms with Air Condition+ Cable T.V + Hygienic Bathroom with European toilet, Towels and Hot water + Telephone + 24 hours Room Service. AC Deluxe Houseboat
A/c Indica with driver at your disposal throughout the tour.
Total Tour Cost
Starts from Rs.25000 / 550 US$ Per Person*