Kerala tour with Bollywood Essence - 6N/7D
Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Arrival at Cochin
Day 2: Cochin - Athirappilly
Day 3: Athirappilly - Munnar
Day 4: Munnar
Day 5: Munnar Thekkady
Day 6: Thekkady - Alleppey
Day 7: Cochin - Departure
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Arrive at Cochin Airport, IPR Representative will meet you at the arrivals terminal and will explain about the tour details .Later we will guide you to the prebooked vehicle. After you would be transferred to your hotel.Half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India (Closed on Friday and Saturday) built by a thriving Jewish community in 1568 A.D. Now the community has dwindled in numbers, however the synagogue is beautifully preserved. The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbor mouth. Continue your tour to the St. Francis Church (Closed on Sunday during Mass), originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal. Five Portuguese priests who arrived with Albuquerque built St. Francis church in 1510. This church, said to be the oldest European church built in India, was the original burial site of Vasco da Gama in 1524. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel
After breakfast Check out from the hotel & proceed to Athirappilly (85km 02hrs 30mns) located to the east of Chalakudy in Thrissur’ District, is a famous holiday destination in the state of Kerala. Situated on the fringes of Sholayar forests of the Western Ghats, which are the rain forests of Kerala, Athirappilly is famous mostly for its 42 meter high waterfalls. Athirappilly, lying at an average elevation of 300 meters above sea level, consists of 14850 hectares of tropical wet, evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous riparian forest ranges. The Athirappilly Forest Ranges is also the natural habitat of species like the great hornbill, Malabar pied hornbill, Malabar grey hornbill, Indian grey hornbill, Asiatic elephant, tiger, leopard, bison, sambar and lion-tailed macaque.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning breakfast and drive to Munnar enroute visiting Cheeyaparra Falls. Arrive Munnar and check in at the hotel.Munnar is the nature-lover’s paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills lies the quiet and restful resort of Munnar. Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters.
How can one forget the song “Kashmir Main, Tu Kanyakumari”! Shot amid the confluence of three mountain streams of Munnar, this song has broken many records. Shot in Devikulam, 8 km from Munnar, it has enthralled of tea, coffee and spice plantations. This hill station is an exotic honeymoon destination.
The song ‘Titli’ from the popular movie Chennai Express by Deepika Padukone was shot at the Messapulimala hill station. When the actress, Deepika Padukone swayed herself onto the World’s highest tea plantation, the entire shot becomes a picture-perfect Kodak moment. Messapulimala is the second highest peak in the Idukki district of Western Ghats and is known to be the highest trek-able peak in South India. Via Rhodo Valley Trekking to this area is a beautiful adventure.
Overnight at Hotel
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar; visiting the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Thar, visit Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Enroute visit Echo Point, View Point & green carpet of Tea Gardens. Late afternoon, you will go for a stroll in Tea Estates. Meet the local people engaged in tea Industry. Evening will be at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel
After buffet breakfast at the hotel you would be driven from Munnar to Thekkady, which is also known as Periyar (110 KMS / 3.30 Hours). Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Afternoon, proceed to Periyar National Park to view the wildlife by boats. ( Optional )
Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, offers a rare opportunity to enjoy South India’s wild life and beauty. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of elephant and sambar, Gaur and wild pigs and wander down to the lakeside and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. Periyar also harbours the leopard, wild dog, barking deer and mouse deer. On the rocky outcrops along the lake, monitor lizards can be seen basking in the sun. Return to the hotel after your boat ride.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After the breakfast drive to Alleppy (b 160 KM / 04 Hour ) , On Arrival check in hotel Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a net work of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. The vast stretch of paddy fields of Kuttanad, which is popularly known as the ‘rice bowl of Kerala,’ is in this district. Coir and coir products form a thriving industry in this district. The exciting and unforgettable boat cruises between Alleppey and Kollam offer intimate glimpses of backwater life and an unforgettable journey watching Coir making, boat building, toddy tapping, fish farming and the rugged village life. Local Sightseeing and Explore the alleppy Beach.
Alleppey has been a favorite destination amongst the location scout for several reasons. The beautiful spread of houseboats and backwaters, the chartreuse paddy fields of Kerala, the boat races, the landscape has made this locale enticing. This is the reason why super hit action-packed movies like Baaghi, Dil Se, and love story Ek Deewana Tha scenes were shot here. A love song on Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor from the movie Baaghi ‘Girl I need you’ was shot on the boats was at Alleppey. The traditional boat race competition has been captured well. Most of the portions of the movie Dil Se show the surroundings of Alleppey.
Over Night stay at hotel
After breakfast check out from the Hotel and drive to Cochin. Later transfer to Cochin International airport for your flight for onward destination.
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06 Nights’ Accommodation
Daily breakfast will be served at the hotel except the arrival day
Using A/C vehicles for all tours and Transfers
Government tax 5% is Included
All meals will be served at Houseboat
Daily mineral water
Anything that is not mentioned above.