Keralan Touch

Keralan Touch

Destinations :- Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakum - Houseboat - Alappuzha - Kanniyakumari - Kovalam
Durations :- 13 Nights / 14 Days
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Kerala, the God s own country, is a land of tranquil palm groves dotted with brilliant green paddy fields, tea, coffee and rubber plantations, pungent spices and miles of narrow canals and waterways. Here is a journey that takes you through varied attractions of Kerala. Stay at the hill resort of Munar amidst tea and cardamom plantations and the Houseboat cruise in the palm-shaded waterways is both rewarding and relaxing.

Day 1 Cochin

Arrive in Cochin and transfer to your hotel for two nights. Set amidst lagoons and backwaters on the Malabar Coast, Cochin is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Over the centuries Europeans have traded ivory, spices and teak. The British, Dutch and Portuguese left their influence on this great city. Afternoon a Sunset harbour cruise to see Bolgahtty Island and the Chinese fishing nets.

Day 2 Cochin

Morning city tour visiting the Dutch Palace, with its 17th century murals of Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568, contains the Grand Scroll of the Old Testament. Also visit Fort Cochin and St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Vasco de Gama, who discovered India, was first buried here. Afternoon a chance to see the famous Kathakali dance performance (Optional), a traditional folk dance of Kerala, enacting stories from the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabhartha.

Day 3 Cochin to Munnar

Depart by road to Munnar, a hill resort in the midst of cardamom and tea plantations, on the Western Ghats. Situated on the confluence of three mountain streams, this British summer retreat of the Raj has lakes, reservoirs and lush green forests. Munnar is a major centre for the tea industry in Kerala. In the afternoon explore the town. Two nights stay in Munar.

Day 4 Munnar

Visit to tea and spice plantations to see how the crops are grown. Munnar is close to Anaimudi (2695m), the highest peak in South India and offers plenty of nature walks. Optional visit to the nearby Mattupetty Dam & Evarikulam National park to see the Nilgiri Thar (wild goat). This park is also rich in varieties of bird life.

Day 5 Munnar to Periyar

Drive to Periyar National Park, noted for its elephant herds and a rich variety of bird life. Afternoon wildlife viewing by boat. Two nights stay in Periyar.

Day 6 Periyar

Morning and afternoon boat ride in the lake Periyar in search of more wildlife.

Day 7 Periyar to Kumarakum

KumarakumAfter breakfast drive to Chengnacherry and take a boat cruise. The cruise takes over 3 hours passing through picturesque narrow canals. Accommodation consists of comfortable cottages with a swimming pool and Ayurvedic message facilities. Two nights stay in Kumarakum.

Day 8 Kumarakum

A day at leisure to relax on the shores of the Vembanad Lake. At your leisure visit the nearby bird sanctuary or a local village.

Day 9 Kumarakum to Backwaters

After breakfast board the riceboat and cruise slowly through the palm-fringed waterways of the Vembanad Lake. Your captain and cook will accompany you. See life in the backwaters as you pass through various villages. Overnight on board the houseboat.

Day 10 Backwaters to Alappuzha

Morning leave the houseboat in Alappuzha (Alleppey), an enchanting backwater destination famous for coir and carpet products, fish and lakes. Every year a boat race is held here and features the gigantic snake-boats of Kerala. Afternoon tour of the town includes a visit to a coir factory. Overnight stay in Allepy.

Day 11 Alappuzha to Kovalam

Morning train to Trivandrum and transfer to Kovalam, an uncluttered beach of silver sands with rows and rows of tall palm trees. Reminder of the day at leisure. Three nights stay in Kovalam.

Days 12 & 13 Kovalam

At leisure. During your stay you will be provided with a day excursion to Kannikumari (Cape Cemorin) ‘The Lands End of India’ where the India Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal meet, visiting Padmanabhapuram Palace & Suchindram en route. Sunset at the Lands End is spectacular.

Day 14 Depart Trivandrum (Kovalam)

Transfer to the Trivandrum airport for your flight home.

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
Periyar The Elephant Court/similar Cardamom County/Similar Abad Green forest/Similar
Kumarakom Ashirwad Heritage Resorts/similar Abad Whispering Palms/Similar Coconut Lagoon Resort/Similar
Houseboat Houseboat Houseboat Houseboat
Alappuzha Abad Turtle Beach/Similar Deshadan Backwater Resort/Similar Carnoustie Beach Resort &Ayurveda Spa/Similar


Cape Residency/Similar Cape Residency/Similar Cape Residency/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 13 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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