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Palm and Backwater

Palm and Backwater

Take break from your busy schedule and Arrive in Kochi exolore Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi fort, archeological museum, later visit the mesmerizing Munnar and Thekkady, the two of the most beautiful hill stations of South India. Witness the beauty of silvery white reflection of the moon on the backwaters of Alleppey, while you relax and chill in the houseboat. Bathe in the magical aura as you visit the popular temples, museums, and zoos of Kovalam and Trivandrum. Give yourself a break from the busy daily life and visit the God Own Country, to immerse yourself in the earthy and divine air of Kerala. Listen to the ringing sound of the temple bells, art Galleries and feel a renewed sense of energy with in you.

Itinerary at Glance :-

Day 01 Arrival Cochin
Arrive Cochin. Meet & Greeted at the airport & transfer to hotel. Cochin, A port town since early centuries, Cochin attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Cochin offerssome fascinating snippets of history and culture. Also known as the spice coast of India. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of cochin including . The Hill Palace Museum, a fully-fledged archeological museum and Kerala first ever Heritage Museum are the main attractions 
(closed on Mondays). Chinese Fishing Nets, this unique style of huge cantilevered fishing nets were erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders 
from the Court of Kubla Khan, a Chinese King. Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Church a Basilica in 1984. The Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, this is the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth (closed on Saturdays & Jewish Holidays). The area around the Synagogue, called Jew Town, is the centre for Spice & Handicraft shops. Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace), built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Regent of Kochi (closed on Fridays).
Return to hotel rest of the day free/ shopping at Ernakulam. Evening Witness Kathakali the famous dance drama of kerala. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Start early to see the artist preparing themselves for the show (5 PM ). Watch in detail the ritual worth seeing hour long process of make-up as part of our daily KATHAKALI performance. After the Performance, you will have a unique opportunity to take photographs along with the artists in colorful costumes as a souvenir. Entire performance will be supported with commentary in English. Night stay in Cochin.

Day 02 Cochin - Periyar ( By road ) 
Morning drive on a scenic route dotted with plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and areca nut, to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Arrive Periyar and transfer to hotel. 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. Either have the rest of the day at leisure or go on a spice plantation tour where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. In the evening you could go for a boat ride on lake Periyar for an golden opportunity to sight elephants and other animals. Night stay in Periyar.

Day 03  Periyar - Munnar ( By road ) 
After breakfast drive to Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala. 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. Day is free to relax and to walk around. Night stay in Munnar.

Day 04 Munnar 
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Munnar tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, most of the covered by Tata tea. Also the Raja Malai, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam, Indo Swiss project; you can also enjoy boating in the Lake (optional). Night stay in Munnar.

Day 05 Munnar - Kumarakom ( By road ) 
Morning drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and stay in one of the backwater resorts. The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best. Kumarakom, a bird sanctuary located on the banks of the backwaters and renowned for its varied avian population. Local varieties such as Waterfowls, Cuckoos and Owls, as well as the migratory Siberian Cranes can be viewed here. Day excursion to the bird sanctuary and optional boat ride to the nearby village through lagoons. Night stay at Kumarakom.

Day 06 Kumarakom - Alappuzha ( By road ) 
Morning drive a short distance before switching over to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey. On Arrival embark on your private houseboat and cruise on theBackwaters, 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 its the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals  travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight on board. (Full Board ).

Day 07 Alappuzha - Kovalam ( By road ) 
Morning drive to Kovalam & transfer to hotel. the international beach Resort with full of Coconut trees. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc. Evening enjoy the beach. Night stay in Kovalam.

Day 08 Kovalam - Trivandrum ( Day excursion ) 
Morning drive to Trivandrum- gateway to one of the most beautiful states in Kerela. The city presides over one of the most scenic states, stretching along the southern coast of the country, with the backwaters of the Arabian sea reaching deep into the veredant countryside, Kerela affords a fascinating experience.  Afternoon sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visiting The ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy is one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum was built in 1880 and 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. The Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram has many shady and delightful walks. Later back to Kovalam. Night stay in Kovalam.

Day 09 Kovalam - Trivandrum ( Departure )
Transfer to Trivandrum airport to board the onward flight.

Optional Activities:

1. Ayurvedic Massage 
2. Water Sports at Kovalam. 
3. Boating at Periyar Lake. 
4. Kathakali dance performance. 
5. Elephant ride on the Tropical Forests.

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Enchanting Kerala Tour

Enchanting Kerala Tour

Escape your hectic schedule and visit the mesmerizing Munnar and Thekkady, the two of the most beautiful hill stations of South India. Witness the beauty of silvery white reflection of the moon on the backwaters of Alleppey, while you relax and chill in the houseboat. Bathe in the magical aura as you visit the popular temples, museums, and zoos of Kovalam and Trivandrum. Give yourself a break from the busy daily life and visit the God Own Country, to immerse yourself in the earthy and divine air of Kerala. Listen to the ringing sound of the temple bells and feel a renewed sense of energy in you.

Itinerary at Glance :-

Day 01 : Cochin to Munnar (130 kms / 4 hrs approx)

The tour starts from Cochin and journey leads to further destination which is Munnar. The place Munnar is at the distance of 4 hours and 130 km from Cochin. On the way of Munnar, travelers can see mesmerizing beauty of nature and by evening reaches to hotel. Enjoy comfortable time in hotel and stay overnight there.

Day 02: Munnar

The next day will be full of fun and adventure as tourists are offered splendid sightseeing at Munnar. In Munnar sightseeing there are endless things to enjoy like Tea Museum, Tea Gardens, Mattupetty, Devikulam, Eravikulam National Park and so on. Apart of sightseeing, tourists can spend evening by involving into leisure activities in hotel and night will be spent in same hotel.

Day 03: Munnar to Thekkady (110 kms / 3 - 4 hrs approx)

After enjoying surroundings of Munnar, tourists will move to next destination which is Thekkady. It is at 110 km distance and 3.5 hours away. At the hotel in Munnar, you will be served hot breakfast and then you can check out from there. Reaching at Thekkady, you will be accommodated in another hotel there. Same day, you will be set to Thekkady sightseeing in which you can enjoy Periyar boating, visit for Spice Garden, shopping, Kalaripayit & Kadhakali and Elephant Ride. Have full rest in evening and at night in hotel.

Day 04: Thekkady to Alleppey (135 kms / 4 hrs approx)

Allepey is the destination for this day and it is at 135 km away from Thekkady. So, in the morning, after eating breakfast in hotel, you will be departed to Alleppey by check in a house boat. There, you can enjoy exotic Alleppey backwaters and will be offered delicious lunch in pure Kerala style in that house boat. In the evening, you can have pleasant sunset view while enjoying delicious snacks. After having mouth watering dinner at houseboat, your day will come to an end. 

Day 05: Alleppey to Kovalam (160 kms / 5 hrs approx)

The journey will lead to Kovalam which is a beach resort. At the resort, you can have some splendid time at resort and overnight stay there.

Day 06: Kovalam

Enjoy exquisite meal in the morning at resort, you will proceed to Trivandrum. This is a capital city of Kerala, so your Kerala visit cannot complete without sighting Trivadrum. After visiting museum, zoo there, enjoy overnight stay in Kovalam

Day 07: Kovalam to Trivandrum drop (20 kms / 45 Min Approx)

After enjoying delicious breakfast at resort, you will check out from there and will set to proceed to Trivandrum Airport to board your flight for onward Journey.

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Mysore-Ooty-KODAIKANAL

Mysore-Ooty-KODAIKANAL

Take out time from your busy routine to visit most popular tourist destination of Karnataka & Tamil Nadu. Starts with arrival in Bangalore city which is also known for its parks and nightlife. Visit Tipu palace, Nandi or Bull temple et in Bangalore. Later visit the Maharaja Palace, Chamundi Hill Srirangapatnam-the capital of Tipu Sultan etc. in Mysore. Next of your tour will be Ooty also known as the Queen of Hill Stations. Last stop on this tour is Kodaikanal where you can go for sightseeing of Pillar's Rocks Silent Valley View, Berijam lake view etc.

Itinerary at Glance :-

Day 1 : Bangalore
On your arrival at the airport of Bangalore, get an assisted transfer to the pre-booked hotel.  Get freshened-up and leave for the tour of the city where you will visit the Tipu's Palace, Nandi or Bull Temple, an ancient South Indian temple, Ulsoor Lake, Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh, and Vidhana Soudha. Later, visit the art galleries and museums. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 : Bangalore - Mysore
Post early morning breakfast, start your journey to Mysore. Enjoy the sightings of Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatnam-the capital of Tipu Sultan and Channapatna Toys Center during the journey. On arrival, check-into the hotel. Post lunch, leave for city excursion, covering Mysore Palace, an architectural marvel, Krishnarajasagar Dam  and Brindavan Gardens.  Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3 : Mysore
After breakfast Maharaja Palace, Chamundi Hill, Big Bull, St. Philomena Church, Jagan Mohan Palace and Zoo, Overnight stay at Mysore.

Day 4 : Mysore - Ooty
Post breakfast, This day is booked for city excursion. Today you will cover Zoological Gardens. It is rated as one of the best zoos in the country. Next in line is Shri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery and St. Philomena's Church, erected in Gothic style. Do not miss visiting the temple at Chamundi Hills, dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari. She is the deity of the royal family of Mysore. Evening journey to Ooty the Queen of hill stations. On arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5 : Ooty
After breakfast, the day is booked for exploring the beauty of Ooty. Visit the Botanical Gardens, with a peaceful Lotus Pond then cover Dodda Betta. It is the highest peak of this hill resort.  Other attractions are the tea estates, Lamb Rock, Dolphin's Nose (a picnic spot), Ooty Lake, Catherine Falls and Kodanadu's View Point. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 : Ooty - Kodaikanal
After breakfast checkout and proceed to Kodaikanal. Check in to hotel on arrival. Evening visit to Cookers walk, Green valley view, and the Lake. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.

Day 7 : Kodaikanal
After breakfast, proceed to sightseeing to visit Pillar's Rocks Silent Valley View, Berijam lake view, Silver cascade falls, Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.

Day 8  : Kodaikanal- Bangalore / Coimbatore Drop
After breakfast checkout and proceed to Bangalore / Coimbatore to board your train or flight.

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Happiness in Kerala

Happiness in Kerala

Visit the God Own Country, Kerala, to immerse yourself in the earthy and the divine spirit of Kerala. Exlpore all popular tourist places of Kerala in 8days. Starts with arrival & sightseeing in Kochi (also known as Cochin) later visit the mesmerizing Munnar and Thekkady, the two of the most beautiful hill stations of South India. Witness the beauty of silvery white reflection of the moon on the backwaters of Alleppey, while you relax and chill in the houseboat. This is a very popular tour itinerary among the honeymooner and nature lover traveller due to tour of Hill stations to forest to memorable exprience of houseboat on the backwaters.

Itinerary at Glance :-

Day 1 : Cochin (arrival)

Arrival at Cochin Airport and transfer to hotel . Check in at Hotel . Afternoonproceed for Cochin Sightseeing. Visit the Dutch Palace-built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. The murals are perhaps the best in India. Jewish Synagogue - built in 1568 and the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth are at Mattancherry. St. Francis Church - built in 1510 and the oldest European church in India, Chinese Fishing Nets- introduced by the court of Kublai Khan can be seen in Fort Cochin. Fort Cochin Beach etc. Evening back to the hotel and overnight.

Day 2 : Cochin-munnar ( 150 Km / 04 Hr)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Munnar . Munnar is 1800 mts above sea level and also the place of South Indias highest peak (anamudi - 2695 mts). On the way visit Valara, Cheeyappara waterfalls & Tea Plantations. On arrival at Munnar transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Rajamala (eravikulam National Park - open as per the directions by the forest authorities ), the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr (hermitragus Hilarious) - the mountain goat of South India & Tea Musium. Evening have a short visit at Munnar town. You can see the beautiful tea estates like a green paradise. Overnight stay at Munnar

Day 3 : Munnar 

After breakfast proceed for Munnar sightseeing. Morning visit the Mattupetty dam, Echo point and the Kundala Lake. Boating facilities are available at Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake. Later visit a tea factory and tea museum. Afternoon visit Eravikulam National Park which is also known as Rajamala, the natural habitat of Nilgiri Thar. Nilgiri Thar can be observed very closely here. Evening free for shopping. Overnight at hotel

Day 4 : Munnar - Thekkady

Morning have breakfast at resort later check out resort and drive to Thekkady. Thekkady is a world famous wildlife sanctuary and it is also called as Periyar. On arrival check in Hotel Afternoon proceed for a game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. Here you will be able to see a large variety of wildlife, which include elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc evening you can take a Elephant ride at Periyar wild life and rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 5 : Thekkady - Alleppey (houseboat)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to houseboat . Around 1200 hrs check in at the Houseboat and start your cruise through the rich and splendid backwater. Just relax at the deluxe houseboat. It will be a unique and exclusive experience in your lifetime. You will be cruising along the village sides and paddy fields witnessing the core life of the Kerala villages for the whole day. The house boat is fully furnished with bedrooms and a kitchen. Dinner and overnight at the houseboat.

Day 6 : Alleppey -Kovalam

Alleppey -Kovalam- After breakfast check out from the hotel / houseboat and transfer toKovalam. Check in at Hotel.Kovalamis an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort.Kovalamis a dreamland for tourists all over the world. With high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.Kovalamwas brought to the public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore. Over the past three decades, the place has been well developed, and now figures prominently on the world tourism map. The warm and clean atmosphere by the coconut trees and the white sandbed are perfect for relaxing holidays, as the seabreeze gently plays with the waves. Relax at the hotel and overnight stay       

Day 7 :Kovalam

After breakfast proceed for local sight seeing and over night stay at hotel

Day 8 :Kovalam- Trivandrum (tour Ends)

Morning have breakfast at resort later check out Hotel and drive to Airport / Railway Station for departure

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Charming Kerala

Charming Kerala

Escape your daily schedule and visit the God Own Country, to immerse yourself in the earthy and divine air of Kerala. Staets with arrival & sightseeing in Kochi (also known as Cochin) later visit the mesmerizing Munnar and Thekkady, the two of the most beautiful hill stations of South India. Witness the beauty of silvery white reflection of the moon on the backwaters of Alleppey, while you relax and chill in the houseboat. This is most popular tour itinerary among the honeymooner and nature lover traveller due to mix tour of Hill stations , forest to memorable exprience of houseboat on the backwaters.

Itinerary at Glance :-

Day 1 : Cochin (arrival)

Arrival at Cochin Airport and transfer to hotel . Check in at Hotel . After noon proceed for Cochin Sightseeing. Visit the Dutch Palace-built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. The murals are perhaps the best in India. Jewish Synagogue - built in 1568 and the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth are at Mattancherry. St. Francis Church - built in 1510 and the oldest European church in India, Chinese Fishing Nets- introduced by the court of Kublai Khan can be seen in Fort Cochin. Fort Cochin Beach etc. Evening back to the hotel and overnight.

Day 2 : Cochin-munnar ( 150 Km / 04 Hr)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Munnar . Munnar is 1800 mts above sea level and also the place of South Indias highest peak (anamudi - 2695 mts). On the way visit Valara, Cheeyappara waterfalls & Tea Plantations. On arrival at Munnar transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Rajamala (eravikulam National Park - open as per the directions by the forest authorities ), the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr (hermitragus Hilarious) - the mountain goat of South India & Tea Musium. Evening have a short visit at Munnar town. You can see the beautiful tea estates like a green paradise. Overnight stay at Munnar

Day 3 : Munnar 

After breakfast proceed for Munnar sightseeing. Morning visit the Mattupetty dam, Echo point and the Kundala Lake. Boating facilities are available at Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake. Later visit a tea factory and tea museum. Afternoon visit Eravikulam National Park which is also known as Rajamala, the natural habitat of Nilgiri Thar. Nilgiri Thar can be observed very closely here. Evening free for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 : Munnar - Thekkady

Morning have breakfast at resort later check out resort and drive to Thekkady. Thekkady is a world famous wildlife sanctuary and it is also called as Periyar. On arrival check in Hotel Afternoon proceed for a game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. Here you will be able to see a large variety of wildlife, which include elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc evening you can take a Elephant ride at Periyar wild life and rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 5 : Thekkady - Alleppey (houseboat)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to houseboat . Around 1200 hrs check in at the Houseboat and start your cruise through the rich and splendid backwater. Just relax at the deluxe houseboat. It will be a unique and exclusive experience in your lifetime. You will be cruising along the village sides and paddy fields witnessing the core life of the Kerala villages for the whole day. The house boat is fully furnished with bedrooms and a kitchen. Dinner and overnight at the houseboat.

Day 6 : Alleppey - Cochin (tour Ends)

Morning have breakfast at resort later check out resort and drive to Airport / Railway Station for departure

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