Captivating Kerala

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Overview

kerala is one of the most sought tourist destinations of India. It is famous for its diversity in beauty and the green, colourful surrounding. Rightfully called God’s Own Country, Kerala is a blessed land in terms of natural beauty. The fresh air and the lush green surroundings of Kerala feels amazing. On the other hand, people with welcoming nature makes it even more exciting it visit Kerala. Well behaved and hospitable people of Kerala would certainly make you feel like heaven on earth.A spice fusion of Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey and Marari will offer you the most exquisite taste of Kerala life in some of the best tourist destinations in Kerala . Highlights include amazing scenery – gently rolling hills, distant misty mountains and “water water everywhere” – rivers, streams, lagoons and lakes – this tour includes a stay on a classic, thatched Indian houseboat. Visit the bustling city of Kochi and the historic hill station of Munnar.

Tour Plan

Arrive at Airport/Railway station and transfer to hotel. Enjoy the rest of day at your own leisure or explore the local market for shopping. Dinner & Overnight stay in Cochin.

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour covering Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555 AD. Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 AD; Saint Francis Church - this Protestant church was originally built by the Portuguese in 1510 AD and is believed to be the oldest church built by the Europeans in India, Santa Cruz Basilica Church - the Roman Catholic Church situated close to St. Francis Church and is worth visiting. Some beautiful paintings can be seen here. Chinese Fishing Nets that line the sea-front and exhibit a mechanical method of catching fish by local fishermen in Fort Kochi. Said to have been brought from China by traders of Kubalai Khan's Court. Later proceed towards Munnar. Arrive Munnar & check in at hotel. Dinner & Night stay in Munnar.

Early morning breakfast after which drive to Eravikulam National Park, the home of Nilgiri Thar. Anamudi peak which is at an altitude of 2695 m above sea level is situated in the southern region of this park. Later visit Echo Point famous for its Echo Phenomenon & Kundale Lake. Also visit Mattupetty Lake & Dam. One can go for boating at Mattupetty Lake. Enroute visit Tea Factory & Museum. Evening back to hotel. Dinner & Night stay in Munnar.

After breakfast drive towards Thekkady. Enroute visit Spice Plantations where you can see crops of Cardamom, Cinnamon, Pepper, Coffee, Tea etc.; pick up some fragrant spices or handcrafted jewellers. Arrive Thekkady and check in at hotel. Evening enjoy the Kathakali (Classical Dance of Kerala) & Kalaripayattu (Martial Art of Kerala) show performances. Dinner & Night stay in Thekkady.

Proceed for sightseeing after breakfast. Thekkady is amongst the rare tiger reserves in India and you can enjoy a bamboo rafting trip in Thekkady if you want a taste of adventure activities or proceed for boating in Thekkady. Start early from the resort if you want to enjoy rafting and trekking and we will make arrangements for the tickets in advance so that you will have a hassle free trip. If you want to enjoy boating, you can proceed to the lake after the breakfast.Enjoy the day in Thekkady and come back to resort in the evening to enjoy an overnight stay in the resort at Thekkady with campfire if weather permits.

Early morning visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Go for a 2 hours boating in Periyar lake and spot animals on banks of the lake. Back to hotel for breakfast. Later drive towards Alleppey. Alleppey is known as the Venice of the East has a largest network of Canals and is a centre for backwater cruises in Kerala. On arrival check in to Hotel. Later proceed for Boat Cruise (Optional) around backwater villages of Alleppey. You can cruise through small narrow canals, lakes & lagoons see traditional fishing, farming below sea level etc., which will help you to catch a brief memorable picture of Kerala backwaters. Dinner & Overnight stay in Alleppey.

After breakfast proceed towards Kovalam. Arrive and check in at hotel. Kovalam is one of the most beautiful beach resorts in the world. The three crescent-shaped coves are ideal for sunbathing, surfing, snorkeling, swimming and canoeing. Explore the rest of day at resort and beach. Dinner & Night stay in Kovalam.

After breakfast check out from the resort in Kovalam and proceed to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is famous as the place of union of the three oceans - The Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian ocean as well as for Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Mahatma Gandhi memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue. Vivekananda was a social reformer and saint of modern India. He is supposed to have meditated on the rock where the memorial stands. Ferry service is available to reach the rock memorial which was built in 1970. Enjoy Kanyakumari, the boat trip to the memorial and the beach during the day and sunset in the evening. Return to the resort at Poovar for the overnight stay.

Enjoy the morning at your leisure and proceed for a full day sightseeing from Kovalam to Trivandrum.

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