9 Nights / 10 Days
Kumarakom / Periyar / Kottayam / Backwaters / Kovalam / Cochin
Day 1 – Your Country / Cochin
Late night arrival. Welcome to India, or as we say ‘atithi devo bhava’ (the guest is an incarnation of God). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you! Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 – Cochin
Breakfast at hotel. Leave for city sightseeing tour
Cochin - is also known as the cosmopolitan city of Kerala. There are number of islands around Erankulam. Kochi -the Queen of the Arabian Sea is one of the most interesting island and has one of finest natural harbors in the world. The other two islands are Bolghatty island and Willingdon island. From time immemorial, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British and Portuguese sea fares followed the sea route to this district and left their impressions on the places around this district.
Cochin, Kerala’s commercial center, it has a fine natural harbour. Cochin(Kochi) gateway for Kerala is famous for Mattanchery Palace, Fort Cochin, Vasco Da Gama Square, St. Francis Church, Wellington Island, Bolgatty Island, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing nets and Jewish Synagogue. Watch Kathakali Dance in Cochin the well known dances of India
Kathakali - Kerala owes its transnational fame to the nearly 300-year-old classical dance form of Kathakali, which combines facets of ballet, opera, masque and pantomime. It is said to have evolved from other performing arts like Kotiyattam and Ramanattam
Overnight at hotel
Day 3 – Cochin / Kumarakom
Breakfast at hotel. Then departure in direction of Kumarakom. On arrival, Checkin at hotel. At the end of afternoon, Leave for walk on the lake Vembanadu with laying down sun. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4 – Kumarakom / Periyar
After the breakfast. Depart for the small village of Thekkady, with the accesses of the National park of the lake Periyar in the middle of the spice plantations.
Periyar- The most attended natural reserve of India of the south, the park of Periyar extends on 777 km square and includes/understands an artificial lake of 26 square meters on the Cardamom Hills of 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. A wild life reserve hence is an ideal place to track down wild life such as Elephants, Bison, Deer and numerous other varieties of birds. The landscape here is with very tropical and you will be surrounded by tea, coffee & other spices.
Check in at hotel. Over night at hotel
Day 5 – Periyar / Kottayam
Early morning Private boatcruise on the Lake of the famous Periyar wildlife sanctuary to see wild life. Periyar - an artificial lake or reservoir created by a dam on Periyar River is the heart of the Wildlife Sanctuary wild elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers come to shores of the lake for a drink. Return to hotel for breakfast.
Then drive to Kottayam and board our private Houseboat to discover the backwates of Kerala. Travel through the lush green backwaters towards Kumarakom enroute seeing various local activities of the people living along the backwaters. Our crew will cook the delicious Keralan food and show places of interest along the way. Overnight and dinner on Houseboat
Day 6 – backwaters / Kovalam
After the breakfast taken under the veranda of the boat, departure for Kovalam, at the edge of the sea. It is the ideal Palce to saty and relaxe. You astronished by the large plantation of coconuts, broadside of a splendid sand beach. Relaxe in the superb environment. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 – Kovalam
Day free to relaxe on beach and Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 – Kovalam
Day free to relaxe at beacha and overnight at hotel.
Day 9 – Kovalam
Day free to relaxe at beacha and overnight at hotel.
Day 10 – Kovalam / Cochin / Your Country
After the breakfast Leave for Cocohin. On arrival Transfer downtown to carry out the last purchases or some visits. The vehicle remains with you till disposal. Transfer to the international airport for your onward flight back home with the sweet memories of India.
|Cost Per Person on Twin sharing basis – For minimum 2 Pax
01.04.07 - 1.08.07
01.09.07 - 31.03.08
Hotel Proposed – LUXURY
Cochin- Brunton Boatyard, The Trident Hilton, Le Meridien
Kumarakom- Kumarakom Lake Resort/ Coconut Lagoon
Periyar- Shalimar Spice Garden/ Spice Village/ Taj Garden Retreat/ Aranya Niwas/ Lake Palace
Kovalam - Hotel Samudra, Green Cove Resort & Spa Kovalam, Hotel Surya Samundra
Hotel Proposed – DELUXE
Cochin- Hotel Casino, Fort Heritage, Fort Cochin, The Avenue Regent, Abad Plaza, Abad Atrium Hotel, Abad Airport Hotel
Kumarakom- Winsdor Castle/ Abad Palmshore Beach Resort/ Abad Whispering Palms
Periyar- Wildernest/ Tree Top
Kovalam- Beach & Lake Resort, Wilson Beach Resorts, Abad Hotel Palm Shore Beach
Hotel Proposed – ECONOMY
Cochin- Wyte Fort, Hotel renaissance, Abad Metro, Hotel Abad Fort Cochin
Kumarakom- Winsdor Castle / Tharavadu Heritage Home / Paddy Fields
Periyar- Jungle Village
Kovalam- Hotel Sea Face
Tour Package Includes:
❂ Hotel accomodation as per the itinerary with daily breakfast.
❂ Surface Travel by airconditioned car
❂ All airport, railway station, other transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary.
❂ Local English speaking guides.
❂ Elephant ride in Amber Fort, Jaipur (Subject to availability),
❂ Boat ride in Udaipur (common Boat).
❂ All applicable taxes, parking fees, driver allowances etc.
Tour Package does not include:
❂ International or domestic flights.
❂ Airport taxes, Visa Charges, Insurance.
❂ Entrance fee to monuments.
❂ Minibar, Tips, laundry.
❂ Any item not shown in Cost Includes.
- There will be a supplement for Christmas / New Year / Pushkar festival time.
- There can be some variation in the price according to the hotels finally booked.