Beaches, backwaters, wildlife, waterfalls, world class health and Ayurveda resorts, tea gardens and spice plantations...
Beaches, backwaters, wildlife, waterfalls, world class health and Ayurveda resorts, tea gardens and spice plantations, ancient rituals and colorful festivals – Kerala has been blessed with it all. Welcome To Kerala! Fringed by rolling hills on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, lies this amazingly beautiful state in Southern India called Kerala – the land of green magic, a narrow, fertile strip on the South-West coast of India, sandwiched between the Lakshadweep Sea and the Western Ghats mountains.
Blessed with unique geographical and cultural features, its overpowering tropical greenness with 41 rivers and countless waterways, fed by two annual monsoons, intoxicates every newcomer. Equally, Kerala’s arcane rituals and spectacular festivals stimulate even the most jaded imagination, continuing centuries of tradition that has never strayed far from the realms of magic. No wonder it is also called “God’s Own Country”. Explore during this 10 day India multi activity holiday in Kerala.
Itinerary for 10 day India multi activity holiday in Kerala
Day 1: Arrive Kochi
On arrival at Cochin International Airport/Railway Station, you are greeted and whisked away to the historic Wellington Island to check into the your pre booked Hotel (Standard Rooms) (Room Check in 1400 hrs)
Afternoon accompanied by a well-qualified Guide, explore this ancient harbor, with its rich colonial past. Visit the old spice market at Mattancherry, the antique shop on Jew’s street, the Synagogue, the Dutch palace and of course, the famous Chinese fishing nets followed by a harbor cruise. Return to hotel for overnight stay. Includes: (B)
Day 2 -Kochi –Munnar (Surface) -136 Kms -3.5 hrs
Morning after breakfast depart by surface for Munnar a pristine town and hill station breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely the, Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala situated at 1,600 meters above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats mountain range. On arrival check into your pre booked hotel.
Munnar is also called the "Kashmir of South India" and is a popular honeymoon destination. Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air - yes! Munnar has all these and more. It's the place you would love to visit - it's the place you would wish never to leave. The famous and rare Neelakurinji a flower, which bathes the hills in blue every twelve years, is found here. Overnight stay is at Munnar. Includes (B)
Day 3 of India multi activity holiday in Kerala -Munnar
Morning after breakfast is reserved for a guided sightseeing tour of Munnar. Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lays Anamudi, South India's highest peak in the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park., the home of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr that roams on a stretch of grassland or is sometimes seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills. Visit – the Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary & Tea Plantation. Return to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight stay. Included (B)
Day 4 -Munnar –Kumarakom (Surface) 137 Kms -3.5 hrs
Morning after breakfast drive to Kumarakom. On arrival check into your pre booked hotel. Kumarakom is the loveliest Village in Kerala, blessed with nature’s rare gifts situated on the Eastern side of the vast Vembanad Lake. The lake provides facilities for boating, yachting, fishing, surf riding & swimming. Ideal picnic spot accessible by boat from here is Pathiramanal (Midnight Sands) a lonely island in the lake. Day at leisure. Overnight stay. Includes (B)
Day 5 -Kumarakom
Morning after breakfast, day is at leisure for own activities. Overnight stay. Included (B)
Day 6 -Kumarakom -Alleppey (Houseboat) 171 Kms -4.0 hrs
Morning proceed to Alleppey and on arrival check in to your pre booked Floating Hotel (Kettuvallam or houseboats (rice boats) as they are called, are country boats that were used in the early days to transport goods from the isolated interior villages to the towns. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the Kettuvallam went off the scene. Now these Kettuvallom are back again as a major tourist attraction. A ride on a Kettuvallam is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. House boat is about 67 feet in length and has a width of around 13 feet in the middle. Overnight stay in the House boat. Includes (B, L & D)
Day 7 -Houseboat
Morning after breakfast, Cruise through the backwater 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. Includes (B, L & D)
Day 8 -Houseboat –Kovalam (Surface) 179 Kms -4.15 hrs
Morning after breakfast, drive to Kovalam. On arrival check into your pre booked hotel. The world renowned beach resort of Kerala, Kovalam is situated 16 km south of Trivandrum and is one of the best beaches in India. On account of its natural location, it affords facilities for safe sea bath. A rocky promontory jutting into the sea renders the beach safe for sea bathing even in rough weather. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay. Included (B)
Day 9 of India multi activity holiday in Kerala - Kovalam
Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Trivandrum (16 kms/30 minutes) visiting the ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy is one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has a good collection Tanjore, Mughal, and Rajput schools of art. Return to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. . A Day to write your memoirs, drink a margarita by the poolside, read a book, laze around or simply go shopping. Overnight stay. Included (B)
Day 10 -Depart Kovalam
Morning after breakfast, time at leisure. Later On time transfer to International Airport to board flight for onward destination. (Check-out is 12 Noon) Included (B)
PS: Airlines advice minimum 3 hours’ check-in prior to schedule flight departure.
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