Classic Kerala Tour

Natural Kerala Tour

Trivandrum – Poovar Island – Houseboat – Periyar – Munnar – Cochin

Starting Price : USD 485 / Euro 350

 

A perfect description for a land renowned as God's Own Country. What adds to the charm of its backwaters, beaches, Ayurvedic health holidays, wildlife, monuments and vibrant art forms, is its amazing social development indicates that are on par with the developed world. Kerala is a very easy place to simply sit back and enjoy.








 
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Natural Kerala TourTour Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Trivandrum – Poovar Island – Houseboat – Periyar – Munnar – Cochin

Package Inclusions:
. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the listed hotels (or) equivalent
. Daily buffet breakfast in the listed hotels (or) equivalent
. Transfers / Transportation by Air Conditioned car for entire tour as per itinerary
. Air-Conditioned houseboat on full-board basis (Alleppey – Alleppey round trip)
. Spice plantation tour at Thekkady
. Guided trekking in Thekkady
. Elephant safari at Thekkady (Subject to availability)
. English speaking guide in Cochin only
. Kathakali dance show at Cochin
. All presently applicable tax

Package Exclusions:
. Meals other than those specifies in the itinerary
. Camera fee charges & tips
. All other than those listed in above inclusions


Day 01:- Trivandrum (Arrival) To Poovar Island (145 Km / 4.5 H)
Upon arrival at Trivandrum airport you will be greeted by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Drive to Poovar, unspoilt and miraculously unexplored, Poovar Island is a rare find in Southern Kerala. Enveloped by the most serene backwaters and opening out to the Sea and a dream golden beach, this Island Resort is truly a window into Paradise. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Poovar

Day 02:- Poovar Island
Relax and unwind on the beach or simply walk through the local fishermen’s village. Overnight stay in Poovar

Day 03:- Poovar Island – Houseboat (200 Km / 4.5 H)
Cruise: Alleppey round trip
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive towards 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 on Houseboat

Day 04:- Alleppey To Periyar (150 Km / 3 .5 H)
After breakfast drive to Periyar and check into the hotel. 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. By afternoon go 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 and later you can enjoy the elephant ride. Overnight stay in Periyar

Day 05:- Periyar To Munnar (110 Km / 3.5 H)
After breakfast drive to Munnar, one of the highest located tea estates in the world. It is set in a fascinating mountain landscape with fresh, crisp air. While travelling through this region you can observe the tea picker while they are harvesting and soak up the smell of the spices in the cardamom hills. Overnight stay in Munnar

Day 06:- Munnar
In the morning you go for sightseeing in the Rajamalai National Park or Eravikulam National Park (optional). In this park you can spot some wild animals like the Nilgiri Thar, Nilgiri Langur, Mountain Goat, Sambar, Gaur, elephant and if you are very lucky you can even see a lion. Along the way back to the hotel you see the magnificent tea and cardamom plantations. Overnight stay in Munnar

Day 07:- Munnar To Cochin (135 Km / 4 H)
After breakfast drive to Cochin, an important spice-trading center on the Arabian Sea coast from the 14th century onwards. It was also the first European colonial settlement in India. Later go for Cochin sightseeing - Visit Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis church, Chinese fishing nets and Bolgatty palace. In the evening you can visit the popular classical dance-drama of Kerala "Kathakali". Overnight stay in Cochin

Day 08:- Cochin (Departure)
Departure transfer to Cochin airport for onward flight.

END OF SERVICES


Tour Lodging Info: 07 Nights / 8 Days
Accommodation is provided on room with breakfast basis at listed hotels or equivalent, except for Houseboat on full board basis. For Lunch and dinner there would be an additional supplement. The Superior Category comprising of 04 Star Hotels and the Deluxe Category comprising of 05 star hotels. A hotel list is as follows:

Places Nights Standard Hotels Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Poovar Island 02 Nights Isola Di Cocco Estuary Island Resort Poovar Island Resort
Alleppey 01 Nights AC Houseboat AC Houseboat AC Houseboat
Periyar 01 Night Michaels Inn Cardamom County Shalimar Spice Garden
Munnar 02 Nights Hotel C7 Abad Copper castle Tall Trees
Cochin 01 Night Gama Heritage Abad Grande Residencia Brunton Boatyard


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