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Duration: 14 days 13 nights
Description: There is a reason why Kerala is called God’s Own Country; and you will experience this at the elephant orphanage, in the local cuisine, in the beauty of the houseboat, all the while the aromas of spices waft past you.
Cochin » Kodanad » Munnar » Periyar » Kumarakom » Houseboat » Marari » Cochin
This 13 night Classic Tour gives travellers the opportunity to explore the vibrant port town of Cochin, visit an elephant orphanage, stay in the lush tea hills of Munnar, stay in a Wildlife resort where you can spot some fascinating flora fauna and elephants on a jungle trek, Houseboat cruise, stay in a relaxing backwater resort by the lake, ending with a stay in a beach resort.
Day 1 Arrival Cochin
Welcomed by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Cochin. Often referred to as the spice capital of the world, Cochin’s spice trade can be traced way back to the time of pharaohs and the pyramids. As you walk the streets of Cochin, you can feel the aroma of these spices wafting in the breeze.
Check into your hotel, relax for a while, and as dusk falls, go on an enchanting sunset cruise to glimpse the city silhouetted against a starlit sky.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Cochin
After breakfast, go for an optional sightseeing tour to explore 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. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Cochin-Kodanad Day trip
After breakfast, drive to the Kodanad elephant orphanage where you will have the opportunity to get close to the elephants. Enjoy an Elephant ride. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening drive back to Cochin. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 Cochin –Munnar
After breakfast, drive to Munnar a hill station, which was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India. Munnar still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its sprawling tea plantations. Check into your hotel and unwind. Day at leisure. In the evening, visit the tea museum. Overnight at the resort.
Day 5 Munnar
Day at leisure. Take a short trip to the Eravikulam National Park or simply walk through the tea estates and enjoy the tranquility it provides. Overnight at the resort.
Day 6 Munnar- Periyar
After breakfast, drive to Periyar, an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings. One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Check into your hotel. Go on a spice plantation tour today where you will be enticed by the aroma of spices. Overnight at the resort.
Day 7 Periyar
Today you could enjoy bamboo rafting. Overnight at the resort.
Day 8 Periyar-Kumarakam
Drive to Kumarakom, the enchanting backwater region of Kerala and check into your resort. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons, which form the famed backwaters, offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax. Day at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
Day 9 Kumarakam
Spend the day at leisure. Enjoy a rejuvenating Ayurvedic full-body massage. Overnight at the resort.
Day 10 Kumarakam-Alleppey
After breakfast, drive to Alleppey and embark on your private houseboat from the resort and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings, it’s the life along the river banks that makes this a fascinating experience. Overnight on board.
Day 11 Alleppey -Marari
After breakfast, disembark and drive to the picturesque fishermen’s village of Mararikulam where you will check into your resort. Tucked away inside quiet and lush coconut groves, the resorts are set by the pristine white sand beaches of Marari and offer you unparalleled quiet in astoundingly beautiful settings. Day at leisure in the beach resort. Overnight at the resort.
Day 12 Marari
Day at leisure on the beach. Bicycles can be organized for you to go biking along the coastal back roads of Marari, through the beautiful fishermen’s villages’, right up to the Arthumkal Church by the sea. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
Day 13 Marari
Day at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
Day 14 Marari- Cochin Departure
After breakfast, departure transfer to Cochin airport for your return flight.