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Kerala – Gods Own Country

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12 Days
Best Time : Oct - Apr
Cochin
Cochin
Min Pax : 2
Max Pax : 4
Tour Details

Places Covered: Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Madurai – Kanyakumari – Kovalam – Backwater (Houseboat) – Cochin Dep

The small state of Kerala in the extreme southwest of India awaits us with unique beauty and varied landscapes. Lush green rice fields, endless tea and coffee plantations, an almost indescribable variety of tropical fruits and spices and especially the tree of life Kerala, the coconut tree, shape the landscape. More than 40 rivers rise on the slopes of the up to 2,000 m high Western Ghats, pour into the extensive lagoon system of the idyllic backwaters and form the livelihood of many millions of people and a unique, species-rich flora and fauna, as in India barely a second time can be found. We explore the cultural highlights of the region by car, walk through the Periyar National Park and cruise comfortably with a houseboat through the backwaters. At the end of an exciting tour of South India, the beautiful beach of Mararikulam Beach beckons.

Departure & Return Location

Cochin

Price Includes

  • Accommodation: 4* & 5* (Mixed) Categories of hotels.
    Room with attached private facilities.
    11 Breakfast, & 1 Dinner.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast, 1 Dinner at Houseboat.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during city sightseeing & park ride (Periyar National Park) with English speaking naturalist.
  • Taxes: All applicable taxes and service charges.
  • Activities: 1 Park ride with English speaking naturalist, Spice Garden, Tea Garden, day hike at Munnar, one Ayurvedic massage at Kovalam & Kathakali Dance show.
    All necessary permit for park ride.

Price Excludes

  • Flights & Visa: Any International or domestic airfare & visa fee.
  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other than specified, beverages and mineral water etc.
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Guide services are not included on free days / days at leisure.
    Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Complementaries

  • English speaking assistance in each destination (airport)
  • Mineral water (1 Lt.) per day per pax
  • One Farewell Dinner in local restaurant at Cochin.
  • Indian SIM card for your Mobile phone (Value Rs. 200)
What to Expect

Kerala with its palm-fringed backwaters, picturesque hill stations, abundant wildlife, vibrant culture, rich heritage and rejuvenating Ayurvedic therapies is no wonder referred to as the “God’s own Country.” Explore our collection of tastefully crafted Kerala tour packages which have been tailored to various themes and specialties so as to suit you whether you are planning a family holiday in Kerala, a spa break in some of the best Ayurveda retreats in Kerala or whether you are looking for a beautiful beginning with romantic honeymoon tour packages.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Cochin - Sightseeing

Upon arrival at the Cochin airport we will be picked up and taken to our hotel. Time permitting, we visit Fort Cochin with St. Francis Church, the former Mattancherry Palace and the Jewish Synagogue. In the evening, at sunset, visit the Chinese fishing nets, which offer a unique sight in the evening light.

Day 2Cochin - drive to Munnar

On the way to the western ghats we enjoy the variety of landscapes and the various vegetation zones from the coast up to 1,000 m altitude to our resort in Munnar district. The place lies in the middle of the impressive mountain landscape surrounded by seemingly endless tea plantations. We explore the region on a first walk through the tea gardens as well as a visit to the Tea Museum.

Day 3Walk & sightseeing in and around Munnar

During the day, a walk through the tea plantation we enjoy the beautiful landscape. In the evening we visit the local market and can watch the local buyers and sellers at the trade and maybe acquire a little own experience in this art!

Day 4Munnar - Periyar National Park

Its location in the rainforest Cardamom Mountains in the southern part of the Western Ghats, and the excellent wildlife viewing opportunities make the nearby Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary one of the most worthwhile destinations for nature and wildlife fans in southern India. At the same time, it is one of the largest reserves in India at about 800 square kilometers and stretches around an artificial 26-hectare lake. Under the expert guidance of a ranger, we take a walk in the reserve. During a short walk, we can get to know the jungle from a different perspective. On a spice plantation, we then familiarize ourselves with the variety of spices and fruits that cultivate here.

Day 5Hike in Periyar National Park - free time

Today we walk around three hours with a park ranger through the species of plantation. Depend on the luk, we can observe wild elephants, leopards or even one of the Bengal tigers living here. But countless species of birds, various species of monkeys and reptiles can be found here and form one of the most species-rich fauna in India. Later it goes back to the hotel and the afternoon is for own discoveries at leisure.

Day 6Periyar - Madurai - Sightseeing

We are leaving the state of Kerala for a short while and are heading to Madurai, Tamil Nadu State. Madurai is often referred to as the “secret capital of the South”. The area around the main temple of the city of Sri Meenakshi is filled with busy vitality from early morning to late at night. Every day, more than 10,000 pilgrims and other visitors from all over the world visit the mighty temple city, and so we join the endless stream of pilgrims. Along with other side temples and shrines, the temple where Shiva and Meenakshi are worshiped lies within a walled rectangle measuring 254 x 237 meters. But also the old town of Madurai is on the program and we let ourselves drift through the streets. In the evening we return to the Meenakshi Temple for the solemn closing ceremony.

Day 7Madurai - Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India

Let’s go south! A rather long but varied journey takes us today in the extreme south of India to Kanyakumari Cape Cormorin. At the southernmost point of our trip to India, we let the wind of the Indian Ocean blow over our nose and, if we look to the left, may already be able to imagine Sri Lanka in the distance. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8Kanyakumari - Trivandrum - Kovalam

Our way leads us back to the southwest coast of Kerala in the “holy city of Anantha” – Trivandrum. The capital of Kerala, with its wide streets, numerous parks and pretty colonial buildings, is in pleasant contrast to the bustle of other major Indian cities. We visit the Kuthiramalika Palace Museum and the Napier Museum, a wonderful testimony of Keralan architecture, which originally served as the palace of Lord Napier (19th century), but today functions as a museum. Not to be missed of course is the Padmanabha Swamy Temple. It is located in the old fort and for non-Hinduists can only be visited from the outside, because of the wonderful architecture but still a worthwhile destination! After another short drive we reach Kovalam and move into our beach resort.

Day 9Kovalam – Backwater (Houseboat)

In the morning we reach the backwaters today. It is a vast network of picturesque lagoons, lakes and shallow alluvial lands stretching from Kollam in the south to Cochin in the north and Kottayam in the east. The various lakes are networked through artificial channels, which have been used by the locals as important traffic arteries for many centuries. A journey through this fairy-tale world is like a journey through time in Kerala’s centuries of tropical affluence. We glide peacefully past the lush green of the rice terraces, on densely overgrown banks and coconut palms. There is always the opportunity to visit a small village, to admire the colorful houses of fishermen and peasants, the colorful Hindu temples or the almost bizarre colorful churches of Indian Christians.

Day 10Backwaters – Mararikulam Beach

After breakfast we unfortunately have to leave our floating domicile again, but the view always fixed on the beautiful beach of Mararikulam (short Marari) Beach, the farewell is not that difficult. We enjoy the wonderful idyll and tranquility of the palm-lined endless sandy beach in the hotel by the sea.

Day 11Day for Relax at Marari Beach

All day we have time to relax on the beautiful beach or to explore the area on your own.

Day 12Return flight to Home

Transfer to the airport to Cochin and return flight to home.

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