8 Days God's Own Country Kerala

Duration: 8 days
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi
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  • 8 days
  • Kochi
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  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy 7 Night & 8 Days in Kerala aptly called “God’s own country”. This eclectic tour lets you explore, enjoy and experience exclusive delights of Kerala. Explore ancient European and Jewish history and architecture in Cochin’s church and synagogue, encounter exotic wildlife and nature at Periyar National Park, take a romantic cruise on a houseboat over the shimmering backwaters of Alleppey. Experience 5000 years old Ayurveda Magic in a spice/herb garden, witness miles and miles of never ending manicured tea-plantation. Spend time leisurely at Kovalam beach, one of the most popular beaches of Kerala, laid out in the calm environs of nature, and famous for its red-white striped tall lighthouses, rocky promontory, pristine beaches, and a vibrant hippie era past. The tour ends at Kanyakumari, India’s southernmost tip dotted with ancient temples, spiritual sites and scenic beaches.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cochin -Arrival

Stop At: Cochin International Airport, Airport Rd, Kochi, Kerala 683111, India
Our representative will greet you on your arrival and assist you in transfer to Cochin hotel. Later, proceed for Cochin sightseeing tour. You’ll first visit St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, Next, proceed to the Jewish synagogue, India’s oldest active synagogue, built in 1568. Next, visit the Chinese fishing nets and find out how these huge nets are operated by the fishermen. Later, visit the historic town of Fort Kochi. Located adjacently is Mattancherry, a once bustling spice trade center. Overnight stay is at the Hotel.
Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Church of Saint Francis, Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India
Visit
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Paradesi Jewish Synagogue, Synagogue Ln, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India
Visit
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi Beach Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
Visit
Duration: 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 star Hotel

Day 2: Cochin-Munnar

Stop At: Munnar Hill Station, Munnar - Top Station Hwy, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685616, India
After breakfast, proceed on a beautiful drive to Munnar. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, watch the millennial old iconic classical dance drama of Kerala, Kathakali. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star Hotel

Day 3: Munnar Sightseeing

Stop At: Mattupetty Dam, Munnar Top Station Highway, Munnar 685616 India
After breakfast, proceed to explore Munnar. Visit the tea gardens, exotic spice/herb plantation, the Tea Factory, a local chocolate factory, Mattupetty Lake and Dam, and Echo Point. Also visit Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered mountain goat - Nilgiri Tahr. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Echo Point, Munnar-Top Station Highway, Munnar 685616 India
Visit
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, Munnar India
Visit
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star Hotel

Day 4: Munnar-Thekkady

Stop At: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily, Thekkady India
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for Thekkady. On arrival, check in to the Hotel. Later visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected reserve for the elephants and the tigers. Return to the hotel. Indulge in a relaxing Kerala Ayurveda spa (Optional). Overnight stay is at hotel.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star Hotel

Day 5: Thekkady-Alleppey. (Houseboat)

Stop At: Alleppey Backwater, Punnamada, Kottankulangara, Alappuzha, Kerala 688006, India
After breakfast drive to Alleppey, often called Venice of the East. On arrival, board the Houseboat and go on a cruise around the scenic backwaters of Alleppey. Enjoy dinner on-board and an overnight stay.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Houseboat

Day 6: Alleppey-Kovalam

Stop At: Kovalam Beach, Kovalam India
Enjoy breakfast and leisure time on houseboat. Later at 0900 Hrs. boat arrives at Alleppey finishing point jetty. Check out from houseboat and drive to Kovalam. Upon arrival, spend rest of the day at leisure at the serene Kovalam beach.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 7: Kovalam-Kanyakumari

Stop At: Padmanabhapuram Palace, Chakala, Thuckalay, Tamil Nadu 629175, India
Enjoy breakfast then check out from the hotel and drive to Kanyakumari. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for sightseeing of Kanyakumari – the southernmost tip of India. Visit Padmanbhapuram Palace – abode of the Rajas of the erstwhile kingdom of Travancore. Next visit the 3000 year old Devi Kanyakumari Temple. Later, proceed to the famous Vivekananda Memorial which marks the popular site where spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda had meditated on a rock off the coast. In the evening return to the hotel. Overnight stay is at hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jain Temple Kanyakumari, Kovalam-Kanyakumari Road, Kanyakumari India
Visit
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari 629702 India
Visit
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star Hotel

Day 8: Trivandrum/Cochin-Departure.

Stop At: Trivandrum International Airport, Airport Rd, Chacka, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695008, India
After breakfast, relax awhile in the hotel. Later, check out and drive to Trivandrum/Cochin airport.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 7-nights' accommodation on Single/double/Triple sharing basis at quality 3-star hotels/ houseboat mentioned or similar.
  • English Speaking Guide at Cochin only
  • All meals (1 Lunch, 1 Dinner & 1 Breakfast) at Deluxe Houseboat at Alleppey.
  • Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary in a private car with English speaking driver.
  • Day excursion to Kanyakumari from Kolvalam
  • All tolls, road taxes, parking charges & driver allowances included.
  • Bottled water

Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and parks (if applicable, needs to be paid directly on the spot)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.
  • Entry/Admission - Cochin International Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Church of Saint Francis
  • Entry/Admission - Paradesi Jewish Synagogue
  • Entry/Admission - Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Entry/Admission - Munnar Hill Station
  • Entry/Admission - Mattupetty Dam
  • Entry/Admission - Echo Point
  • Entry/Admission - Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Alleppey Backwater
  • Entry/Admission - Kovalam Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Padmanabhapuram Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Jain Temple Kanyakumari
  • Entry/Admission - Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Trivandrum International Airport
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The National Park remains closed during February to 1st week of April every year
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children below 5 years old are complementary (sharing the same bed)
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • There will be mandatory supplement for Gala Dinner on 24th December and 31st December night. Cost is not finalized yet by the hotel. We will update the amount once the same is finalized / near to the date of travel and will collect the payment accordingly.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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Duration

8 days

Package is not cancellable.

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