Take a discovery tour of Kerala in South India: cruise the world- famous backwaters on a typical local boat, visit magnificent Cochin with its traditional architecture influenced by Western culture and admire the evocative Kathakali dance with its 400 years long history.

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Take a discovery tour of Kerala in South India: cruise the world- famous backwaters on a typical local boat, visit magnificent Cochin with its traditional architecture influenced by Western culture and admire the evocative Kathakali dance with its 400 years long history.

Finally, take a safari tour in Periyar National Park and rest on a beautiful tropical beach.

Manish
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Trip summary

  • Travel style Group departure
  • Departure Cochin
  • End Cochin
  • Countries
    • India
  • City
    • Cochin
    • Munnar
    • Periyar
    • Alleppey
    • Marari Beach
  • Theme Wild nature
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Cochin
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Arrival in Cochin. Our representative will be waiting for you outside the exit gate of International Airport.

    Visit the most cosmopolitan city in South India: the Chinese nets, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, the church of San Francesco which houses the tombstone of Vasco de Gama, the synagogue in the Jewish area. Afternoon enjoy the dance show of Kathakali.

    Overnight Stay in Cochin.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrance,

    Accommodations: Hotel Abad / Abad Atrium (standard); Casino Hotel / Dutch Bungalow (Deluxe), Eight Bastion / Trident (Superior).

    Please Note: The tour starts at 9 AM in the morning, please plan your arrival accordingly. Hotel check in would be after sightseeing.

    Visited places:
    • Cochin
  • 2
    Cochin - Munnar (145 km - 4 hrs)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    Drive to Munnar.

    Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Famous for Unending tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains and exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests.

    Arrival and check in. Overnight.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances.

    Accommodation: Hotel: Deshadan Backwater Resort / Abad Copper Castle (standard) / Silver Tips / Tall Trees (deluxe) / Panoramic Gateway /Chandys Woods (Superior).

     

    Visited places:
    • Cochin
    • Munnar
  • 3
    Cochin - Periyar (100 km - 2 hrs)
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    We'll continue in the direction of Periyar, located at 900 meters on the Western Ghats, in a splendid scenery of tea and spice plantations. The Periyar National Park is one of the most important and ancient projects to protect the Indian tiger. Arrival and hotel accommodation in the area of Thekkady.

    In the afternoon we'll take a Jeep Safari in the mountains. Along the way, enjoy a brief tour through spice plantations, tea gardens, coffee and cocoa plantations.

    Inclusions : Accommodation, Train, Breakfast , Transport, Spice Plantation Tour, Jeep Ride.

    Accommodation: Peppervine / Elephant Route (standard) / Abad Green Forest / Poetree Samovar Portico (deluxe) / Spice Village / Cardamom County (superior).

    Visited places:
    • Munnar
    • Periyar
  • 4
    Periyar - Alleppey (120 km - 3 hrs)
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Drive to Alleppey. Enjoy the panoramic views of Nilgiri Mountains and visit the Sacred Heart church in the middle of Tea Gardens.

    Arrival in Alleppey and embarkation your houseboat. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the life around the Vembanad lake during your stay in the houseboat. You will be provided lunch, dinner and breakfast on the next day on the houseboat only.

    Overnight in the houseboat.

    Visited places:
    • Periyar
    • Alleppey
  • 5
    Alleppey - Marari Beach (820 km - 1 hr)
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    Disembark from the houseboat and proceed towards Marari Beach Resort. Arrive at Marari and visit a fisherman’s village nearby. Your driver will Guide you. Rest of time is free for relax and optional activities at Beach Resort. Overnight.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport,

    Accommodations: Flamingo (standard), Abad Turtle Beach / Le Plage (deluxe) / Marari Beach Resort /Xandari Pearl (superior).

    Visited places:
    • Alleppey
    • Marari Beach
  • 6
    Marari - Cochin (260 km - 5 hrs)
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    Morning free for leisure. Transfer to Cochin and later to the International Airport. No Accommodation.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Transport

    End of The Services.

    Visited places:
    • Marari Beach
    • Cochin
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in the preferred hotel category on Bed & Breakfast Plan.
    • A well maintained air conditioned vehicle with a trusted chauffeur throughout the tour.
    • Local English Speaking Tour Guide for city sightseeing and monument visits. For more than 6 persons travelling together, a language speaking tour escort will be provided for whole tour.
    • Entrance fees to museums, archaeological sites and parks. One visit to each monument is allowed.
    • Overnight stay in ahouseboat with lunch and dinner
    • Mountain Jeep Safari in Periyar
    • One souvenir gift
    • 2 bottles of water per passenger per day
    • Local assistance during the tour
    • Travel kit with document folder
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Price does not include
    • International flights & Insurance (our local partner can provide them on request).
    • Entry visa to India (our local partner can assist you to get the visa for India).
    • Possible entrance fees for cameras and camcorders (to be regulated on site).
    • Meals, drinks, personal extras and anything not mentioned in the tour or in inclusions.
    • Tipping to tour guides, drivers etc.

    Children below 5 year travel free.
    Please notify any specific dietary requirements at time of booking, A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen are highly recommended.
    Elephant rides are not available during Navratras.