Kerala Backwaters and Varkala Beach

Santa Cruz Basilica in Cochin

Santa Cruz Basilica in Cochin

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Day 01 Arrive Cochin

Assistance on arrival at Cochin airport followed by transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 Cochin levitra

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. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 Cochin-Thekkady (155 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-Alleypey (145 Kms)

After breakfast and check out leave for the Jettey at Alleypey (also known as Venice of the East) Board a houseboat (old rice barges) at 1200 hours. It is interesting to watch the village life as you cruise. Lunch and dinner will be served on the houseboat. Overnight on the houseboat.

Day 05 Alleypey-Varkala (120 Kms)

Breakfast will be served on the houseboat. Later disembark, and drive to Varkala. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel for overnight.

Day 06 Varkala – on your own

Day 07 Varkala – on your own

Day 08 Varkala-Trivandrum Departure

After breakfast and check out, transfer to Trivandrum airport to board flight for onward journey.

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NOTE- In Varkala, transport services shall be provided only for arrival and departure transfers, unless mentioned specifically

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
– Overnight on a houseboat with all meals 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

Notes

»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.

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