9N-10D – Cochin-Munnar-Thekkady-Alleppey-Calicut-Wayanad – Gateway Malabar

  • 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.

  • CALICUT – WAYANAD – COCHIN – MUNNAR – THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY

    DAY 01 :  Calicut (100 km)/ Cochin (300 km) / Wayanad

    On arrival Calicut / Cochin, drive to Wayanad. Check into your hotel and relax. Later if time permits visit the Edakkal Caves. It is a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange disposition of three huge boulders making one to rest on the other two with its bottom jutting out in between and serving as the roof. Overnight at the hotel.

    DAY 02: Wayanad

    Morning After breakfast,visit the Wayanad sanctuary where one can find animals like sloth bears, sambhar (wild deer), elephants, monkeys, tigers, reptiles, deer, panthers, and many species of rare birds. Enjoy a rejuvenating full body Ayurveda massage. (Please note that children under 11 years of age are not permitted to have Ayurveda massages for medical reasons). Overnight stay at hotel.

    DAY 03: Wayanad – Calicut (100 kms)

    After breakfast, check out to your hotel and proceed to Calicut, once the erstwhile capital of powerful Zamorins and a historical town. Calicut was a significant port for trade and commerce in the early centuries and the quality cotton, ‘Calico’, is believed to have originated here. Enjoy a bullock cart ride through lush paddy fields. In the evening visit Hindustan Kalari Sangam, which imparts training in ‘Kalaripayattu’ the martial art of Kerala. Spend the evening at leisure. Also spend time at Kappad beach. Overnight at the Resort.

    Day 4 : Cochin

    Morning after breakfast drive to Cochin via Guruvayoor (The famous Krishna Temple). Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, half day sightseeing tour of Cochin. Places of interest are Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi beach, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Cathedral, Chinese Fishing Net, Bolgatty island, Bolghatty Palace, Willington Island, Marine Drive & Broadway.  Overnight at hotel.

    Day 5 : Cochin – Munnar

    After breakfast, check out the hotel and  proceed to Munnar. On your way visit tea and spice plantations, Cheeyappara waterfalls, view point etc. Arrive Munnar and check in your hotel . Rest of the day free for your own activities. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 6 : Munnar

    After breakfast, proceed for Munnar full day Sightseeing – where we have ERAVIKULAM National Park, you could find NILGIRI THAR, an endangered species. Anamudi the highest peak in S. India is situated in the southern region of the park. Overnight at hotel in Munnar.

    Day 7 : Munnar – Thekkady

    After breakfast, proceed to 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 do things in Thekkady like – Boat cruises on the Periyar lake, visit cardamom, pepper, tea & coffee plantation. Overnight at hotel.

    Day  8 : Thekkady

    Full day free at leisure for your own activity and enjoy the resort facility. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 9: Alleppey

    After breakfast, transfer to Alleppey .Arrive Alleppey and check in to hotel. In the evening go for sunset cruise in the Vembanadu Lake (optional – at your cost). Also visit Alleppey beach and also shopping. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 10 : Cochin drop

    After breakfast check out the hotel and drop at Cochin airport / Railway station.

    • 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)

    Calicut – Cliff Hotel Apartments

    Wayanad – Isaac Regency

  • Cost Per Person:

    2 people traveling together- 19,999
    3 people traveling together- 16367
    4 people traveling together- 16145
    5 people traveling together- 15405
    6 people traveling together- 15417

    Meal Supplement/Dinner per person- 3118
    Child without Bed / per Child (5-12 yrs)- 2721

    **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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