Kerela Tour

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(10 Nights / 11 Days)


Day 01: – Arrival Cochin                                                                              

Welcome upon arrival at Cochin International airport. You will be assisted upon arrival and transferred to Hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02: – Cochin                     

Kochi also known as Cochin. It is a major port city on the south west coast of India by the Laccadive Sea and is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala. Kochi is often called Ernakulam, which refers to the mainland part of the city. The corporation of Kochi is the second largest city and is part of an extended metropolitan region, which is the largest urban agglomeration in Kerala. Known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century. Occupied by the Portuguese Empire in 1503, Kochi was the first of the European colonies in colonial India. It remained the main seat of Portuguese India until 1530, when Goa was chosen instead. The city was later occupied by the Dutch and the British, with the Kingdom of Cochin becoming a princely state.

Today you will visit Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry, Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace), Chinese Fishing Nets.

 Santa Cruz Basilica The original church, situated in Fort Kochi, was built by the Portuguese in 1505 and named as a cathedral in 1558. The British colonists destroyed the cathedral in 1795. The current structure was built in 1905 and raised to the status of a basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1984.

Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry The synagogue, built in 1568, is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here.

Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace) The Dutch Palace was originally built by the Portuguese. Later, in 17th century, the Dutch modified it and presented it to the Raja of Kochi. Coronation of many Rajas of Kochi were held here. The palace has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharata and Ramayana.

 Chinese Fishing Nets The chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets. A whole stretch of the coast along Fort Kochi and Vypeen are dotted with these nets.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 Day 03: – Cochin – Munnar

 Morning you will be transferred to Munnar (130 Kms – Approx 04.30 Hours).

 En route we take a tour to Kalady – the spiritually important town, which is the birthplace of early Indian philosopher and saint ‘Sree Sankaracharya’. Continue your journey to Munnar. As evening unfolds, crisp mountain air and beautifully kept valleys of tea gardens give you the first signs of what is in store for you.

Upon arrival at Munnar, check in at hotel.

 Overnight stay at Hotel.

 Day 04: – Munnar                                 

 The most beautiful hill station on the Western Ghats; at an elevation of about 1600 meters above sea level. Famous for its tea gardens and nearly 55,000 acres of plantation tea, Munnar looks like a lavish green carpet on earth.

Today visit Eravikulam National Park, Marayoor, Mattupetty Dam and Tea factory.

 Eravikulam National Park  home to the endangered mountain goat species, the Nilgiri Tahr. Take snaps of the frolicsome and rather friendly goats. Admire the valley in front of you. Next to Top-station, the highest point in Munnar and the place where you find an abundance of Nilakurinji plants, which flowers only once in twelve years.

Marayoor the location of a fragrant and picturesque sandalwood forest. You can buy sandalwood artefacts in the shops of Munnar town to take home as sweet-smelling momentos.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 05: – Munnar – Thekkady                                    

 Morning you will be transferred to Thekkady (87 Kms – Approx 03.30 Hours).

 On your way out of Munnar, travel through spectacularly beautiful scenic splendours. The Munnar-Thekkady route is considered among the best tourist circuits in India.

Upon arrival at Thekkady, check in at hotel. Later visit Periyar Wildlife sanctuary.

The picturesque Periyar Lake is a beautiful setting. Your boat ride affords views of elephant herds and bison. If you are lucky enough you can spot more exotic animals.

Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 06: – Thekkady                                                                                                                  

Today visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary and Spice plantation.

Periyar Wildlife sanctuary the picturesque Periyar Lake is a beautiful setting. Your boat ride affords views of elephant herds and bison. If you are lucky enough you can spot more exotic animals.

Spice plantation as you take a walk along the streets of Kumily or the winding pathways among the plantations, the thing that strikes you first is the lingering aroma in the air. The scent may be of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon or cardamom and sometimes a fragrance that combines the scents of two or more spices.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 07: – Thekkady – Kumarakom                                                                                                                

Morning you will be transferred to Kumarakom (122 Kms – Approx 04.30 Hours).

Upon arrival at Kumarakom, check in at hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 08: – Kumarakom

 Morning visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary located in an island in the backwaters. Watch exotic birds, the migratory Siberian Stork among them, lead their normal lives unaware of you or your binoculars.

Later check in at Houseboat.

 Get ready for a memorable day & night houseboat cruise, which will eventually take you to Alleppey. See some of the most spectacular backwater scenery in the world. Enjoy the excellent amenities of your boat. Feel enchanted by the waterways and the charming views.

Continue your journey to Alleppey. At night, the boat drops anchor in the backwaters, to give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Enjoy the fabulous sensations of mysterious night sounds.

 Overnight stay at Houseboat.

Day 09: – Alleppy – Kovalam                                                                                             

Awake early to experience a magical backwater morning. Disembark from the houseboat and you will be transferred to Kovalam (160 Kms – Approx 05.30 Hours).

Upon arrival at Kovalam, check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 10: – Excursion to Kanyakumari                                                                                                             

Full day excursion to Kanyakumari (82 Kms – Approx 02.30 Hours one way). 

Upon arrival visit Vivekananda memorial.

Vivekananda Memorial take a ferry for the short crossing to the giant rock formation on which stands the Vivekananda Memorial. It is 200 metres above the shoreline. See the spot where Vivekananda – the great Indian philosopher – sat in deep meditation in the late nineteenth century.

In the evening, watch the magnificent & an ethereally beautiful sunset.

Return back to Kovalam.

 Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 11: – Kovalam – Trivandrum + Departure                                                                                

Day at leisure until you will transferred to Trivandrum international airport to board the flight for your onward journey.

Visit ends





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