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Kerala – Tea and Spice Country

Kerala – Tea and Spice Country

Destinations :- Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakum – Kovalam
Durations :- 8 Nights / 09 Days
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Kerala, on the Malabar Coast, is a land of verdant hills, endless tea and spice plantations, rice fields, rivers, lakes and waterways and palm-fringed beaches. This journey leads you through varied attractions of Kerala starting with the ancient port city of Cochin, then on to the tea and spice country of Munnar and Thekady and lastly to explore the waterways of Kerala by boat to see rural life in the backwaters.

Day 1 Cochin

Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to your hotel for two nights. Kochi earlier known as Cochin, is the oldest European settlement in India. Many influences including Chinese, Arab, Jewish, British, French and Portuguese are evident all around in the city. Traders from the West came to Kerala as far back as the 3rd century B.C. and took back with them spices, ivory and teak. Modern Cochin is a splendid mosaic where Portuguese architecture and British influences all blend harmoniously with Kerala's indigenous heritage.

Day 2 Cochin

Morning City tour of Cochin includes a visit to the Dutch Palace, housing a fine collection of mural paintings. The Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568 is magnificently decorated with Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. A visit to the St. Francis Church, Cochin's oldest, built by the Europeans in India. See the Chinese fishing nets that line the tip of Fort Cochin. In the evening a chance to see the famous Kathakali dance performance. (Optional).

Day 3 Cochin to Munnar

Morning departure for Munnar. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the British in colonial days. It has a seemingly endless expanse of tea and cardamom plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests, with the aroma of spice scenting the cool air. Afternoon tour includes visit to a tea plantation. Stay for one night.

Day 4 Munnar to Thekkady

After breakfast drive to Thekkady, located on the cool hills of the Western Ghats, in the region of coffee, tea, pepper and cardamom plantations. Afternoon wildlife viewing by motor boat at Lake Periyar. Pariay National Park is famous for its wild elephants and boasts a large population of Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog and many species of birds. Stay for one night.

Day 5 Thekkady to Kumarakum

Morning visit to a spice plantation, where you will be shown how some spices are grown. Later drive to Kottayam and take a boat cruise to Allepy, passing through picturesque inland waterways and narrow canals while observing life in the backwaters. Stay in Kumarakum for two nights.

Day 6 Kumarakum

Morning at leisure on the shores of the Vembanad Lake .At your leisure you may like to visit the nearby bird sanctuary or a local village. Evening Sunset boat trip in the Vembanad Lake.

Day 7 Kumarakum to Kovalam

Drive to Kovalam, an uncluttered beach of silver sands with rows and rows of tall palms. Stay for two nights.

Day 8 Kovalam

Day at leisure to enjoy the sun, sand and the sea.

Day 09 Kovalam to London

Return flight to London.

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested:-
Destinations  Deluxe  Hotel    Premium Hotel Luxury Hotel
Cochin Bolgatty Island Resort/similar Abad Atrium/Similar Beaumonde The Fern/Similar
Munnar Abad Copper Castle/similar Ambady Estate/Similar Club Mahindra Lake View Munnar/similar
Thekkady The Elephant Court/similar Cardamom County/Similar Abad Green forest/Similar
Kumarakum Ashirwad Heritage Resorts/similar Abad Whispering Palms/Similar Coconut Lagoon Resort/Similar
Kovalam Abad Harmonia Ayurveda Beach Resort, Kovalam/Similar Estuary Island Resort/Similar The Leela Kovalam Beach/Similar

Extra Govt. Service Tax @ 3.09 % (Applicable on total billed amount)

Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation for 08 Nights on twin / double sharing basis.
  2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, All arrivals, departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above.
  5. Services of Travel Pals representative on all arrivals and departures.
  6. Complimentary mineral water bottles during drives and sightseeings.
  7. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
  8. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Cost does not Includes:

  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
  8. Service Tax as per government.
  9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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