Locations Covered:
Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Houseboat - Mararikulam – Cochin
Overview :
A 9 Night 10 day Tour for those seeking discovery with a broad mix of diverse and rich Kerala Experiences. Tour includes: Vibrant Port Town, Tea Hills, Cultural Dances, Wildlife Resort Stay, Spice Plantation Visits, Jungle Treks, Houseboat Cruise, Beach Resort Stay and a complimentary Ayurveda massage.
Day 01 : Arrive Cochin
On arrival to the Cochin International airport you will be met by Indian Voyages representative and transferred to your hotel. A port town since early centuries, Cochin, also known as the spice coast of India, attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Needless to say, Cochin offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Relax and unwind at the hotel. In the evening enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : Cochin
Today you can opt to go on a sightseeing exploration tour of the many fascinating highlights of Cochin which include - The Jewish Synagogue in what is locally called the Jew Town, St. Francis Church which is the oldest European Church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace, the Spice market and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders. In the evening, enjoy the famous dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 03 : Cochin – Munnar (150kms/4hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Munnar a hill station located 1600 metres above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal get-away destination. Check into your hotel and unwind. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the ambience of Munnar. Overnight at the resort.
Day 04 : Munnar
Morning after