Splendid Kerala - 10N/11D


Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Cochin
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar
Day 3: Munnar
Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady
Day 5: Thekkady - Alleppey
Day 6: Alleppey - Varkala
Day 7: Varakala
Day 8: Kanyakumari
Day 9: Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Day 10: Kovalam
Day 11: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Cochin

Arrive at Cochin International IPR Representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which 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 harbour 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


Day 2

Cochin - Munnar

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.

Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills.

Here you can have a glimpse of a Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants roaming in herds.


Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 3

Munnar

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


Day 4

Munnar - Thekkady

After buffet breakfast at the hotel you would be driven to Thekkady, which is also known as Periyar 90 kms / 2 hours 55 mins).

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.


Day 5

Thekkady - Alleppey

After the breakfast drive to Alleppey (Approx 138 kms/3hrs 30 mins). On Arrival check in to the House Boat.

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. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.


Over Night stay at House Boat 


Day 6

Alleppey - Varkala

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Varkala (107 kms / 03 Hour). On arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the Varkala Beach.


Overnight stay in Varkala.


Day 7

Varkala

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Varkala . Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Evening sit and relax in the beach .


Overnight stay in Varkala.


Day 8

Kanyakumari

After the breakfast drive to Kanyakumari ( 310 kms/ 05 hours). On arrival transfer to the hotel. At Kanyakumari, where the three mighty oceans, the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea meet is located in the Southernmost tip of the Indian sub-continent. Significant landmark include the Kumari Amman Temple dedicated to the goddess Parvati. The Gandhi Memorial where an urn containing the Mahatma’s Ashes are kept, the Vivekananda Memorial built in honour of Swami Vivekananda.


Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.


Day 9

Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Kovalam A beach on the Arabian Sea in Kerala, majorly famous for its golden beaches & Palm fringed shores. Evening at leisure or local sightseeing by own. Indulge into some Ayurveda treatments if interested (Optional).


Overnight in Kovalam.


Day 10

Kovalam

Morning breakfast and go for half day Trivandrum city tour covering Napeir Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoo and Padmanabha temple and Palace. Evening leisure at the beaches of Kovalam.


Overnight at hotel


Day 11

Departure

After breakfast check out from the Hotel and drive to Trivandrum airport for your flight for onward destination.


End of Services

 

 


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Dutch palace (Closed on Fridays) 08.00Hrs- 17.00Hrs
Jewish synagogue (Closed on Friday, Saturdays) 10.00Hrs-13.00 & 15.00hrs-17.00hrs)
St. Francis church (Closed on Sundays) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
David hall- (Closed on Monday) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
Indo Portuguese museum (Closed on Mondays)
Santa cruz basilica (Closed on Sunday)
Spice market (Closed on Sunday)
All Monuments and Museum closed on Monday and Public holidays
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
05 % GST Excluded.
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.

Splendid Kerala - 10N/11D


Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Cochin
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar
Day 3: Munnar
Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady
Day 5: Thekkady - Alleppey
Day 6: Alleppey - Varkala
Day 7: Varakala
Day 8: Kanyakumari
Day 9: Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Day 10: Kovalam
Day 11: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Cochin

Arrive at Cochin International IPR Representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which 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 harbour 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


Day 2 Cochin - Munnar

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.

Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills.

Here you can have a glimpse of a Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants roaming in herds.


Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 3 Munnar

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


Day 4 Munnar - Thekkady

After buffet breakfast at the hotel you would be driven to Thekkady, which is also known as Periyar 90 kms / 2 hours 55 mins).

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.


Day 5 Thekkady - Alleppey

After the breakfast drive to Alleppey (Approx 138 kms/3hrs 30 mins). On Arrival check in to the House Boat.

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. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.


Over Night stay at House Boat 


Day 6 Alleppey - Varkala

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Varkala (107 kms / 03 Hour). On arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the Varkala Beach.


Overnight stay in Varkala.


Day 7 Varkala

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Varkala . Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Evening sit and relax in the beach .


Overnight stay in Varkala.


Day 8 Kanyakumari

After the breakfast drive to Kanyakumari ( 310 kms/ 05 hours). On arrival transfer to the hotel. At Kanyakumari, where the three mighty oceans, the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea meet is located in the Southernmost tip of the Indian sub-continent. Significant landmark include the Kumari Amman Temple dedicated to the goddess Parvati. The Gandhi Memorial where an urn containing the Mahatma’s Ashes are kept, the Vivekananda Memorial built in honour of Swami Vivekananda.


Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.


Day 9 Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Kovalam A beach on the Arabian Sea in Kerala, majorly famous for its golden beaches & Palm fringed shores. Evening at leisure or local sightseeing by own. Indulge into some Ayurveda treatments if interested (Optional).


Overnight in Kovalam.


Day 10 Kovalam

Morning breakfast and go for half day Trivandrum city tour covering Napeir Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoo and Padmanabha temple and Palace. Evening leisure at the beaches of Kovalam.


Overnight at hotel


Day 11 Departure

After breakfast check out from the Hotel and drive to Trivandrum airport for your flight for onward destination.


End of Services

 

 


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Dutch palace (Closed on Fridays) 08.00Hrs- 17.00Hrs
Jewish synagogue (Closed on Friday, Saturdays) 10.00Hrs-13.00 & 15.00hrs-17.00hrs)
St. Francis church (Closed on Sundays) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
David hall- (Closed on Monday) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
Indo Portuguese museum (Closed on Mondays)
Santa cruz basilica (Closed on Sunday)
Spice market (Closed on Sunday)
All Monuments and Museum closed on Monday and Public holidays
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
05 % GST Excluded.
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.

Splendid Kerala - 10N/11D


Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Cochin
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar
Day 3: Munnar
Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady
Day 5: Thekkady - Alleppey
Day 6: Alleppey - Varkala
Day 7: Varakala
Day 8: Kanyakumari
Day 9: Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Day 10: Kovalam
Day 11: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Cochin

Arrive at Cochin International IPR Representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which 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 harbour 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


Day 2 Cochin - Munnar

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.

Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills.

Here you can have a glimpse of a Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants roaming in herds.


Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 3 Munnar

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


Day 4 Munnar - Thekkady

After buffet breakfast at the hotel you would be driven to Thekkady, which is also known as Periyar 90 kms / 2 hours 55 mins).

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.


Day 5 Thekkady - Alleppey

After the breakfast drive to Alleppey (Approx 138 kms/3hrs 30 mins). On Arrival check in to the House Boat.

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. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.


Over Night stay at House Boat 


Day 6 Alleppey - Varkala

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Varkala (107 kms / 03 Hour). On arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the Varkala Beach.


Overnight stay in Varkala.


Day 7 Varkala

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Varkala . Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Evening sit and relax in the beach .


Overnight stay in Varkala.


Day 8 Kanyakumari

After the breakfast drive to Kanyakumari ( 310 kms/ 05 hours). On arrival transfer to the hotel. At Kanyakumari, where the three mighty oceans, the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea meet is located in the Southernmost tip of the Indian sub-continent. Significant landmark include the Kumari Amman Temple dedicated to the goddess Parvati. The Gandhi Memorial where an urn containing the Mahatma’s Ashes are kept, the Vivekananda Memorial built in honour of Swami Vivekananda.


Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.


Day 9 Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Kovalam A beach on the Arabian Sea in Kerala, majorly famous for its golden beaches & Palm fringed shores. Evening at leisure or local sightseeing by own. Indulge into some Ayurveda treatments if interested (Optional).


Overnight in Kovalam.


Day 10 Kovalam

Morning breakfast and go for half day Trivandrum city tour covering Napeir Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoo and Padmanabha temple and Palace. Evening leisure at the beaches of Kovalam.


Overnight at hotel


Day 11 Departure

After breakfast check out from the Hotel and drive to Trivandrum airport for your flight for onward destination.


End of Services

 

 


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Dutch palace (Closed on Fridays) 08.00Hrs- 17.00Hrs
Jewish synagogue (Closed on Friday, Saturdays) 10.00Hrs-13.00 & 15.00hrs-17.00hrs)
St. Francis church (Closed on Sundays) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
David hall- (Closed on Monday) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
Indo Portuguese museum (Closed on Mondays)
Santa cruz basilica (Closed on Sunday)
Spice market (Closed on Sunday)
All Monuments and Museum closed on Monday and Public holidays
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
05 % GST Excluded.
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.

Splendid Kerala - 10N/11D


Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Cochin
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar
Day 3: Munnar
Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady
Day 5: Thekkady - Alleppey
Day 6: Alleppey - Varkala
Day 7: Varakala
Day 8: Kanyakumari
Day 9: Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Day 10: Kovalam
Day 11: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Cochin

Arrive at Cochin International IPR Representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which 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 harbour 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

.

Day 2 Cochin - Munnar

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.

Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills.

Here you can have a glimpse of a Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants roaming in herds.


Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

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Day 3 Munnar

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

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Day 4 Munnar - Thekkady

After buffet breakfast at the hotel you would be driven to Thekkady, which is also known as Periyar 90 kms / 2 hours 55 mins).

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.

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Day 5 Thekkady - Alleppey

After the breakfast drive to Alleppey (Approx 138 kms/3hrs 30 mins). On Arrival check in to the House Boat.

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. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.


Over Night stay at House Boat 

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Day 6 Alleppey - Varkala

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Varkala (107 kms / 03 Hour). On arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the Varkala Beach.


Overnight stay in Varkala.

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Day 7 Varkala

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Varkala . Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Evening sit and relax in the beach .


Overnight stay in Varkala.

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Day 8 Kanyakumari

After the breakfast drive to Kanyakumari ( 310 kms/ 05 hours). On arrival transfer to the hotel. At Kanyakumari, where the three mighty oceans, the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea meet is located in the Southernmost tip of the Indian sub-continent. Significant landmark include the Kumari Amman Temple dedicated to the goddess Parvati. The Gandhi Memorial where an urn containing the Mahatma’s Ashes are kept, the Vivekananda Memorial built in honour of Swami Vivekananda.


Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.

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Day 9 Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Kovalam A beach on the Arabian Sea in Kerala, majorly famous for its golden beaches & Palm fringed shores. Evening at leisure or local sightseeing by own. Indulge into some Ayurveda treatments if interested (Optional).


Overnight in Kovalam.

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Day 10 Kovalam

Morning breakfast and go for half day Trivandrum city tour covering Napeir Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoo and Padmanabha temple and Palace. Evening leisure at the beaches of Kovalam.


Overnight at hotel

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Day 11 Departure

After breakfast check out from the Hotel and drive to Trivandrum airport for your flight for onward destination.


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Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Dutch palace (Closed on Fridays) 08.00Hrs- 17.00Hrs
Jewish synagogue (Closed on Friday, Saturdays) 10.00Hrs-13.00 & 15.00hrs-17.00hrs)
St. Francis church (Closed on Sundays) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
David hall- (Closed on Monday) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
Indo Portuguese museum (Closed on Mondays)
Santa cruz basilica (Closed on Sunday)
Spice market (Closed on Sunday)
All Monuments and Museum closed on Monday and Public holidays
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
05 % GST Excluded.
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.