God’s Own Country Kerala

kathakali-theyyam

Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days.

Destination: Cochin – Munnar – Periyar - Alleppey – Kumarakom.


Kerala ‘The God’s Own country’ is an enchantingly beautiful, emerald green land, flanked by the Western Ghats on one side, the Arabian Sea on the other, and strewn with rivers, lagoons, backwaters and rich vegetation.

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Tour Overview

Palaces Highlights
Cochin St. Francis’ Church, Dutch Palace (Built by Portuguese), Jewish Synagogue, spice market, Chinese fishing nets & Kathakali Dance Show.
Munnar Munnar Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea , Echo Points , CSI Church and Mattupetty, Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake.
Periyar Explore the wild life, Spice Plantation & Elephant safari.
Alleppey Enjoy the houseboat experience.
Kumarakom Explore the Bird Sanctuary.

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Day 01: Arrival at Cochin.

Warm Welcome with folded hands at Cochin airport Meeting & assistance and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at hotel. After small rest, you will process for sightseeing tour of Cochin include, Cochin always had a very popular & historical sea trade connection with the Middle East, Mediterranean Europe & the Dutch. It has one of the finest natural harbours on the Arabian coastline. Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings & structures representing different regions of the world.

Today you will visit St. Francis Church, which is the oldest European Church in India. Visit the Jewish Synagogue, built in the year 1568 and magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles & Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. Also visit the spice market, where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices & history that brought the world to its doorstep. Chinese fishing nets, (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here.

In the evening enjoy Kerala’s most popular classical dance, Kathakali.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 02:Cochin – Munnar (135 Kms./ 04- 05 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar. Munnar is one of the most popular hill-resort towns in Kerala. on arrival check-in to hotel and take rest. Evening free for relaxation.

Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 03: Munnar Sightseeing.

After leisure breakfast, you will visit to Munnar Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea here has a famous tea museum inside its complex. The museum has photographs and curios which relate the evolution of tea plantations in Munnar. This Tea Museum houses curios, photographs and machinery. Also visit Echo Points , CSI Church and Mattupetty. It’s located about 13 km from Munnar. Mattupetty is known for its dam and the beautiful lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides. Later visit the Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake. The shimmering blue lake is the most photographed part of Kundala. Take a stroll in the tea estate, and enjoy the refreshing mountain breeze. Here you can view the entire process of making tea, right from plucking of tealeaves to their processing. After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

 Day 04 : Munnar – Periyar ( 94 Kms./03 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Periyar. On arrival check into the hotel and take small rest. After rest visit to Periyar is a wildlife heaven, sprawling across 777 sq. km of the Cardamom Hills in the Western Ghats; Thekkady is the home to one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. Alive with exotic flora and vibrant wildlife, it is the perfect getaway tucked away among hills In this century enjoy Boat ride and see the Elephants, Bison, Deer and numerous other varieties of birds.  After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest.

Evening free for leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05: Periyar –  Alleppey ( 139 kms./ 03 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive Alleppy . It’s also known as Alappuzha, and called Venice of the East. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters & lagoons, It has a wonderful past, it owes its existence to the sagacious Diwan Raja Kesavadas in the second half of 18th century. Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala with the unending stretch of paddy fields, small streams & canals with lush green coconut palms, was well known even from the early periods of the Sangam age. History says Alappuzha had trade relations with ancient Greece & Rome in the era before Christ. Alleppey is now the hub for backwaters tourism in Kerala.

On arrival we board the Houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam, cruise around the backwaters of Alleppey to Kumarakom to observe & experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Holiday on the houseboats are an out-of-this-world experience. All meal served at houseboat.

Overnight stay at Houseboat.

Day 06: Kumarkom – Cochin departure for home.

After leisure breakfast check-out from the houseboat and visit to Kumarkom bird Bird sanctuary. Latter drive to Cochin. Upon arrival at Cochin, transfer to airport and take flight for onward journey with pleasant experience.

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