8N-9D – Cochin-Munnar-Thekkady-Alleppey-Kovalam – Splendid Kerala

  • Kerala is the southernmost state of India and is known as “God’s own Country”. Kerala is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. Because of its natural beauty it makes it to “50 must see destinations of a lifetime” and “10 paradises of the World” by National Geographic Travel. Secrets of Kerala beauty can be revealed by exploring Lush green Hill stations, Backwaters, Houseboats trips, Beaches, Wildlife sanctuaries, Ayurveda, Spa, Forts, Elephants, Tea Estates, Waterfalls, Caves, Delicious Food, Scenic beauty, chain of brackish lagoons, Kerala Folklore Theatre, Kathakali, kerala martial arts – Kalaripayattu and many more.

    How to reach Kerala by Airways: International and Domestic Airports :

    • Trivandrum International Airport: 6 km away from Trivandrum Railway Station
    • Cochin International Airport: 36 Kms away from Ernakulam Junction Railway Station
    • Calicut International Airport [Kozhikode ]: 30 Kms away from Calicut Railway Station

    How to reach Kerala by Roadways:

    • Strong connectivity by Buses and Taxis from all parts of the country.
    • Kerala is directly connected by road to both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
    • National Highways NH 47, NH 17, NH 49, NH 47A, NH 208, NH 212, NH 213, NH 220 are the major highways connecting Kerala to the rest of the country.

    How to reach Kerala by Railways:

    Kerala is well connected to major cities of India via strong rail network. For more details about trains please check at site http://www.indianrail.gov.in/

    Distance By Road:

    • Cochin to Bangalore – 550 Km Approx
    • Munnar to Bangalore – 470 Km Approx
    • Alleppey to Bangalore – 600 Km Approx
    • Trivandrum to Bangalore – 730 Km Approx
    • Munnar to Allepey – 175 Km Approx

    Major attractions in and around Munnar:  Tata Tea Museum, CSI Church, Devikulam, Mattupetty dam, Rajamalai, Top Station, Marayoor, Chinnar Wild Sanctuary, Blossom International Park, Anamudi and many more.

    Major attractions in and around Alleppey:  Alleppey Beach, Backwaters, Kumarakom, Houseboats , Pathiramannal , Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom , Ambalapuzha Temple Festival , St Andrew’s Church , Karumadi, Krishnapuram Palace, Pandavan Rock, Matt India Ayurveda Centre, Kathakali Dance

    Kerala Backwaters : Kuttanad, Kumarakom, Picnic Village in Kollam, Alappuzha – Canal Cruise, Q S T and R Block Kayal, Alappuzha, Thiruvallam, Alappuzha-Kochi cruise, Ashtamudi, Alappuzha Canal, Placid backwater stretch of Ashtamudi, Ponnumthuruthu Island, The Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom, Fort Kochi, Kumbalangi, Valiyaparamba, Padanna Backwaters, Chithari, Kavvayi Kayal.

    Languages spoken: Almost 90% people of Kerala speak Malayalam. Local people can converse in English as well.

  • Day 1 : Cochin to Munnar, after Airport pickup (KM155 – 3.1/hrs drive) –On your arrival at Cochin Airport/Railway station, proceed to Munnar. Enroute you may visit Cheeyapara & Valara Falls.
    Munnar, one of the most ethereal Hill stations across India, is perched between Tea Gardens at an altitude of 1520m. These celestial Mountains has a lot to offer for Tourists of various interests ranging from Nature addicts, Wildlife lovers or Adventure enthusiasts looking to trek across the Western Ghats.
    Overnight Stay at Munnar.

    Day 2 : Munnar Local Sightseeing (KM100 – 2/hrs drive) – After Breakfast at Hotel, you will proceed for full Day sightseeing across Munnar. Places & Activities of Interest – Echo Point,Kundala Lake, Kundala Dam,Indo Swiss Livestock Project, Mattupetty Lake & Mattupetty Dam, Munnar BoatingMunnar Tea gardens, Munnar Tea museum & Tea factory,Blossom Park, Munnar Elephant Ride, Pothamedu View Point,Hydel Park,Photo Shooting Points, Rajamalai Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi peak,Tea Powder Shopping,Punarjani traditional Village (Kathakali & Kalaripayattu performance),Lock Heart Gap (On way towards Thekkady). You can visit inline with time available with you. Overnight at Munnar.

    Day 3 : Munnar to Thekkady (KM110 – 2.2/hrs drive) – After Breakfast at Hotel, you will proceed towards Thekkady. Transfer to hotel & relax. Afternoon, proceed for sightseeing – The Periyar wildlife sanctuary is thick evergreen forest, declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. You can also go for Boat Cruises on the Periyar lake, visit cardamom, pepper, tea & coffee plantation. You may like to experience Kathakali Show-the local dance depicting the God & the devil, Kalaripayattu Show-ancient form of martial Arts practised across this part of India, Thekkady Elephant Ride, on your own. Overnight at Thekkady.

    Day 4 : Thekkady Day at leisure, local sightseeing (KM20 – 0.4/hrs drive) – Day at leisure. Overnight at Thekkady.

    Day 5 : Thekkady to Alleppey (KM170 – 3.4/hrs drive) – After breakfast at Hotel, you will proceed to Allepey/Alappuzha, connoted as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. The place is well known for its meandering canals, brackish lagoons & sprawling Backwaters. The prominent Tourist attaraction are the Kerala Houseboats, popularly known as Kettuvallams. You may opt a cruising Houseboat or a Hotel for Overnight Stay.

    Staying in Houseboat is one of the most stimulating experiences while sailing across the maze of Canals perched between small villages. Experience of Backwaters, witnessing the paddy fields, & a stay away from bustling city life is quintessential on your holiday to this God’s Own Country.

    However, staying at a Hotel will make you experience this quaint city engulfed between Backwaters. Evening you may opt for Sunset Cruise at Vembanadu Lake (directly payable) or visit Allepey Beachor shop around the city.

    Day 6 : Alleppey to Kovalam / Trivandrum (KM185 – 3.7/hrs drive) – After Breakfast Check out from Hotel/Houseboat & proceed towards Kovalam, the countryside that God connected with the Seas in his own Country. Check-in to Hotel, relax & later you can proceed for sightseeing around Trivandrum Town visiting Museum complex, Sri. Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach. Overnight at Kovalam.

    Day 7 : Kovalam local sightseeing (KM50 – 1/hrs drive) – After Breakfast, Proceed for sightseeing around Trivandrum Town visiting Museum complex, Sri. Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach. Overnight at Kovalam.

    Day 8 : Kovalam to Kanyakumari, overnight at Kanyakumari (KM115 – 2.3/hrs drive) – After Breakfast, checkout from Hotel & proceed to Kanyakumari, enroute visiting Padmanabhapuram Palace, Suchidram Temple. On arrival check in to Hotel, relax & proceed to visit Gandhi Memorial, Devi Kanya Kumari Temple, Vivekanand Rock Memorial, built on a rock on which Swami Vivekanand meditated in year 1892. Evening, you will get to see the Sunset at the confluence of 3 Oceans, Arabian Sea, Pacific Ocean & Indian Ocean. Overnight at Kanyakumari.

    Day 9 : Kanyakumari to Cochin, Airport Drop (KM370 – 7.4/hrs drive) –After Breakfast at Hotel, get ready to say adios to God’s Own Country. You will depart to Cochin Airport for onward journey, alongwith unforgettable memoirs of Yatra Crafters.

    • Welcome Drink on Arrival
    • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels or similar category with base category rooms at places.
    • 24 x 7 Travel Assistance
    • Well appointed rooms and meal as per itinerary
    • A/c Vehicle for all transfer & Sightseeing.
    • Buffet Breakfast & Dinner at all the hotels.
    • All Applicable Taxes.

  • ● Any meals other than those mentioned above, meal supplement applicable for Lunch / Dinner.
    ● Any Airfare / Train fare.
    ● Entrance fees to Amusement parks & Boating charges.
    ● Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.
    ● Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
    ● Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions , political disturbances etc.

    Notes:

    ● At Munnar & Thekkady, A/c rooms are not provided due to low temp., until specially requested
    ● At Hotel Check-in time is 14.00 hrs & Check-out time 12.00 Noon.
    ● Early check in and late checkout subject to availability, at discretion of respective hotel.
    ● At Houseboat Check-in time is 12.00 hrs & Check-out time is 09.00 hrs.
    ● In A/c Deluxe category Houseboat, A/c will be operational from 9:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.
    ● In A/c Premium category Houseboat, A/c will be operational as per guest’s requirements.
    ● All houseboat become standstill from 5.30 pm to 8.00 am next day as per local Govt. restrictions.
    ● The above rates are valid for the mentioned period only and subject to change without any prior notice, revised rates shall be shared.

  • Cochin – Diwans Court, Saas Tower (Deluxe AC), Hotel Sealord, Abad Metro, Castle Rock Hotel

    Munnar – Blue Berg (Deluxe Room), Forest Haven Resort, Hotel Archana Residency , Aruvi Resort , Igloo Nature Resort , Las Palm

    Thekkady – Blooming Paradise, S N International, Hotel Lake Queen

    Alleppey – Villa Brook , Hotel Arcadia Regency, Hotel Alleppey Prince, Pagoda Resort
    (Deluxe Room)

    Kovalam – Hotel Seaweed, (AC Double)

  • ost Per Person:

    2 people traveling together- 19,999
    3 people traveling together- 15611
    4 people traveling together- 15152
    5 people traveling together- 13277
    6 people traveling together- 13319

    Meal Supplement/Dinner per person- 2381
    Child without Bed / per Child (5-12 yrs)- 1984

    **Infant complimentary (Age: 0 to 5)

    **Supplementary cost for A/c Dlx. Houseboat instead of hotels at Economy, Standard, Deluxe, Would be Rs. 2500 Per Person & A/c Premium Houseboat @ 3500 Per Person for Luxury & Premium Category.

    **Cost valid till 31st March 2016.

    **Rates not valid on long weekends, festivals, X-Mas, New Year and blackout dates


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