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 DISCOVER KERALA

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This Kerala vacations is ideal for first time visitors; gives a real flavour of the region, its sights and sounds at a relaxed pace.


Discover Kerala (10 days & 9 nights)
 
This itinerary is ideal for first time visitors; gives a real flavour of the region, its sights and sounds at a relaxed pace.
 

Day 00: INTL FLIGHT

Intl Flight UK / Europe to Kochi ( Cochin ) Several airlines fly this route;

Emirates Qatar Airways , Sri Lankan , Jet Airways & Gulf Air.

o/n on flight


Day 01:ARRIVE KOCHI (Cochin),

Arrive at Kochi by Intl Flight. Meet, assistance & transfer by car to heritage hotel. Day at leisure to relax. Evening `Sunset cruise` around the harbour.

o/n at Heritage Hotel


Day 02: COCHIN

Morning proceed to the heritage area of Cochin for sightseeing.

Evening take in a Kathakali dance performance.

o/n at Heritage Hotel.


Day 03:COCHIN - MUNNAR

Transfer to Munnar by car ; the beautiful and unspoilt Hill station in the Western Ghats, enjoying the scenic beauty and tranquil, peaceful surroundings

o/n Planters Bungalow


Day 04: MUNNAR

Explore the plantations and the surrounding areas. Ideal for walks or trekking. Visit the Eravikulam National Park or Tea factory and museum

o/n Planters Bungalow


Day 05: Munnar -Thekkady / Periyar

Drive to Thekkady to visit the famed Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary. Game viewing by boat. Elephant rides. Trek and visit the tribal villages if it is of interest.

o/n at Resort.


Day 06: Periyar / Alleppy

Morning proceed to Alleppy to board your very own Kettuvallam (houseboat) for an overnight cruise through the enchanting backwaters with crew & facilities.

o/n Houseboat.


Day 07: House boat / Backwater or Beach Resort

Cruise after breakfast and disembark from houseboat at your backwater resort or drive to Beach Resort near Alleppy or Kovalam. Chill out and relax in the tranquil environs of your resort with sun, sea and Ayurveda.

o/n Backwater / Beach Resort.


Day 08: Backwater / Beach Resort,

Day free at leisure to relax in the environs of the resort or for localized activities that is of interest. Country boat or dug out rides are worth trying out.

o/n Backwater / Beach Resort.

Day 09: Backwater / Beach ResorT

Day at leisure to take in the sun , sea or tranquil picturesque surroundings & activities at your beach or backwater resort.

o/n Backwater / Beach Resort.


Day 10: INTL FLIGHT

Transfer to Cochin / Trivandrum airport to connect flight back to UK / Europe.

Tour and services end.


Kochi


Kochi, formerly known as Cochin was the seat of the Kingdom of Cochin. Situated on the south-west coast of Kerala it was heralded as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and was an important spice trading centre on the Arabian Sea coast from the 14th century onwards. Kochi is the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council and featured in National Geographic Traveller`s  `50 greatest places of a lifetime`.

Munnar


Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams. 1600 m above sea level, the hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in Southern India. Sprawling Tea Plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Enjoy the scenic beauty and the plantations of Rubber, Cardamom, Tea and Coffee enroute.

Periyar Game Reserve (Thekkady)


The Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world. The picturesque lake in the heart of the sanctuary spans an area of 55 sq km. This lake, which initially led to the submersion of large tracts of forestland, however became an excellent sanctuary for wildlife which includes Asiatic elephants, Early mornings or late evenings are the best times to sight the elephants when they come for a drink of water during the drier days.

Alleppy


With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water river criss crossing it, Alappuzha (Alleppy) is a district immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travellers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today Alappuzha has grown in importance as a backwater tourist centre, attracting several thousands of foreign tourists each year. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. A singular characteristic of this land is the region called Kuttanad. The land of lush paddy fields, Kuttanad is called the rice bowl of Kerala and is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.

Homestays


Discover the real Kerala & South India enjoying the hospitality of pukka families in tranquil country retreats, plantation bungalows, villages, backwaters and towns, which offers a unique and truly rewarding experience. Each home an oasis of comfort, a haven of peace and tranquility in some wonderfully quiet corners of Kerala & South India. For discerning travellers / families who want to get more out of their tailormade holiday in Kerala / South India, a Homestay offers a unique and rewarding experience. One gets the opportunity to live and interact with local families, learn more about the culture, sample local fare, and experience the leisurely pace of life in pastoral Kerala and South India while taking in the sights and sounds of the region at your own pace.

Homestays are available all over Kerala / South India which can be combined with heritage hotels, beach & ayurvedic resorts as part of your tailormade `pukka holiday` itinerary in the region.



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