Day 01 Arrive Cochin
Assistance on arrival at Cochin airport followed by transfer to the hotel. (Standard check in time at hotels is 1400 hours)
Day 02 Cochin-Munnar (130 Kms)
After breakfast and check out drive to Munnar, a small town and a hill station in Kerala. It is around 1600m above sea level. A former British retreat, now one of the most sought after hill stations in India. Relax and enjoy the nature here and the tea plantations all around this small town will definitely catch your attention. Optional activities, that are not a part of routine itinerary are : Walk through Rajamalai National Park, Mattupetti Dam, Top Station. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 Munnar-Thekkady (110 Kms)
After breakfast and checkout, leave for Thekkady (Periyar). Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Afternoon visit Periyar National Park. It is an abode of animals like Sambars, Tigers, Lion tailed Macaques, Gaurs, Nilgiri Langurs, Elephants to name a few. It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. It also has an artificial lake. You can enjoy a boat ride on the lake. Hopefully one might be able to spot wildlife. Periyar is also considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove. Evening is at leisure to stroll through the local market. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 Thekkady-Kumarakom (120 Kms)
In the morning, around 7am to 9.30am, leave for a Spice plantation tour with a naturalist followed by visit to an Elephant camp where you can enjoy elephant bathing and ride. Return to hotel for breakfast and check out. Leave for Kumarakom, which is another jewel in the crown of God’s Own Country – Kerala. The tropical city of Kumarakom has cluster of small picturesque islands around the Vembanad Lake, with its beautiful landscapes and scenic environment. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Evening is at leisure. You may take a sunset cruise on Vembanad Lake or go for an rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage (on direct payment basis, this is not included in our quote). Excellent marine and freshwater fish including tasty karimeen (also known as pearl spotted fish), shrimp and prawns are available in the area, making it perfect to enjoy a lip smacking sea food platter. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 Kumarakom-Alleypey-Cochin (60 Kms)
After breakfast, one hour drive takes you to the Jettey at Alleypey (also known as Venice of the East) Board a houseboat (old rice barges) at 1200 hours for a day cruise. It is interesting to watch the village life as you cruise. Lunch will be served on the houseboat. In the evening, After cruise, drive to Cochin. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel for overnight
Day 06 Cochin
Cochin (also known as Kochi) is truly a museum city. Fort Cochin is believed to be the oldest European settlement in India. Half day is spent visiting, Dutch Palace, Jew Town, Chinese Fishing nets and St. Francis Xavier’s Church. To end the day, enjoy Katahkali Dance performance. Late night in-time transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.
What is included (In all options – Standard, Superior and Luxury)
– Accommodation with daily breakfast at suggested hotels on twin sharing
– Transportation by private air-conditioned car with reasonably good English speaking chauffeur
– Assistance by company representative at all airport and hotels
– Boat ride on Periyar lake, spice plantation tour and visit to elephant bathing camp in Thekkady
– Day cruise with packed lunch on a houseboat in Alleypey
– Kathakali dance performance in Kochi
– All currently applicable government taxes and levies
What is not included
– International flights
– Visa fees
– Airport departure taxes
– Beverages during meals
– Tips for the driver/guide
– Optional excursions
»All Standard option prices of our Tours will be without Guide and Monument entrance fee. However you can include a guide or Monument entrance fee on request separately.
» Superior and Luxury options prices will include Guide and Monument Entrance fee.
»Our quotes are subject to changes only in case of significant fluctuation in currency or changes in tax structure by the Government of India.