Treasures of Kerala

(8 Days / 7 Nights)

Treasures of Kerala

Think of pristine beaches, serene backwaters, luxurious Houseboats, fragrance of Spices and misty mountains and put this all in one word. The result is – KERALA. Guarded by Arabian Sea on one side and mountains of Wesrern Ghats on the other side this Southern India State is truly a God’s own Country as its natural beauty can only be created by God’s own hands.

DESTINATIONS

Cochin
Munnar
Alleppey
Kovalam
Kanyakumari
Kovalam
Trivandrum

Tour Overview

Day 01

Arrive Cochin

Arrive Cochin, you will clear customs and immigration. Leaving the airport, you will be met by our representative, holding a placard with your name on it at the exit. Arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02

Cochin

After breakfast full day city sightseeing of Cochin or "Kochi"- the palm green, commercial captial of Kerala is known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea".  Visit St. Francis Church built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars where Vasco da Gama was buried for 14 years before his remains were transferred to Lisbon. Further visit Chinese fishing nets. Nearby is the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace". The central hall on the 1st floor was the coronation hall of the Rajas of Kochi.

In the evening enthrall yourself with a special presentation of the colorfully costumed Kathakali Dance Drama. This mask dance form is originally from Kerala and 1500 years old. This classical dance has 24 mudras expressing the nine emotions of serenity, wonder, kindness, love, valour, fear, contempt, loathing and anger. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 03

Cochin – Munnar

After breakfast disembark and drive to Munnar popularly known as the queen of the hills. The place abounds in green forests and tea estates. On arrival check-in into hotel.

After check-in visit to a tea plantation and factory. See how Assam tea is grown, hand-picked and processed and taste some of the best Assam tea there is.

Rest of the day free to explore Munnar which is an important high-point on our Kerala photography tour. It's picture-book pretty, it's authentic Kerala; it has history (the British used to escape to these hills to get away from the heat of the Mysore plains just north-east of here) and it has tea - mile upon mile of dense, lush tea-bushes. Organically cultivated, too. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 04

Munnar – Thekkady

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to one of thebest game sancturaies in India - Periyar wild life sanctuary. Your journey to Thekkady is through breathtaking, winding, dense rubber, tea and spices plantations. Do not forget your cameras. On arrival check-in into hotel.

Afternoon, you will go for boating in the Periyar lake. From your motor boat, you can watch wild elephants, wild boars, bisons and dears. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 05

Thekkady – Alleppey (KERALA HOUSEBOAT)

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey which is famous for its boat races, houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes.

On arrival board a houseboat for a cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. On the boat ride, enjoy magnificent scenery of these palm-shaded backwaters. Spend the evening on board the house boat enjoying the exciting night life in the lake, the outstanding food and royal service. Enjoy a good night sleep under star and moon light in the house boat. Overnight on the houseboat. (Breakfast/Lunch/dinner)

Day 06

Alleppey – Kovalam

After breakfast disembark and drive to Kovalam. Later on continue drive to Kovalam which is one of the loveliest beaches in the world.On arrival check-in into Hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 07

Kovalam - Padmanabhapuram - Kanyakumari – Kovalam

After breakfast we take you to full day excursions to nearby places. Visit Padmanabhapuram Palace which was once the seat of the rulers of Travancore, a princely state for more than 400 years which included a large part of present day Kerala and the Western coast of Tamil Nadu.

visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial which is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the founder of Ramakrishna Mission. Vivekananda Rock Memorial was built between 1963 and 1970 in red and blue granite.

Also visit Kumari Amman Temple whichis dedicated to virgin Goddess Parvathi & is located on the shore. The Diamond nose-ring of this deity is famous for its sparkling splendor, which is supposed to be visible even from the sea. Later on visit Mahatma Gandhi Memorial which is one among the frequented tourist attractions in Kanyakumari. The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial was built to honour Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.The Memorial was built in 1956, in the Orissa temple architectural style. In the evening watch the most beautiful Sunset of Kanyakumari.Leave Kanyakumari by dusk and back to Kovalam. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 08

Kovalam (Departure)

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and car with driver will be at your disposal until transfer to airport to catch flight for onward journey. (Breakfast)

All Trips Include:

  • 6 Nights hotel accommodation on twin share basis.
  • 1 Night in Kerala Houseboat with all meals.
  • Double bedded room with private bath or shower & hotel taxes.
  • Daily breakfast in hotel as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Air-conditioned Private Large Car with an expert driver as per the itinerary.
  • All transfersand sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Fuel, Insurance, Toll Taxes, All State Taxes, All transport related Expensesand Driver Services.
  • Assistance by our representatives at the airport on arrival as per the itinerary.
  • Services of a local English speaking guide in Cochin, Munnar & Kovalam for city sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • City sightseeing in as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrances to the monuments & museums as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Evening Kathakali Dance show in Cochin as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Full day excursion to Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple Mannarassala Sree Nagaraja Temple as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Full day excursion to Kanyakumari & nearby places as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All other excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All taxes and service charges.

 

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare.
  • Meals and beverages not listed in itinerary
  • Movie/video camera fee at monuments.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, portage etc.
  • Any other service that has not been included into “cost inclusions”.

 

Hotel Selection

City Premium Package Standard Package Economy Package
Cochin The Gateway Hotel Avenue Regent Abad Plaza
Munnar Windermere Estate The Siena Village Hill View
Thekkady Wild Corridor Aranya Niwas Ambadi
Alleppey KERALA HOUSEBOAT KERALA HOUSEBOAT KERALA HOUSEBOAT
Kovalam Vivanta by Taj Kovalam Turtle On The Beach Resort Sagara Beach Resort

 

Also Available on request:

  • This tour is ex-Cochin. If you are arriving from a different destination, we can help you arrange the flight to and from Cochin.
  • Ayurveda Treatments & Massage.
  • Early morning Yoga lesson.

 

Testimonial:

We would all like to pass along our warmest thanks and sincere appreciation for your efforts in willingly accommodating us with the last minute changes to our itinerary and in particular for finding us our hotel in Delhi!

We had an absolutely wonderful trip and we have so many memories to treasure!! Please extend a special Thank-you to Hem (our Driver) for his role in our holiday, as we all learned – he will have a special place in heaven! Finally, rest assured that we will happily refer your company to anyone we know who is planning a vacation to India.

All the Best!

Kerry, Debbie & Maxine Gibson & Geo Boothby

Mr. Kerry Gibson & Family
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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