Palm and Backwater
Duration: 9 Days
Itinerary At Glance:
Take break from your busy schedule, Come explore Kerala and stunning beauty of Kerala, In this 9days Kerala tour package you will able to understand why Kerala famously called as God own country. Arrive in Kochi exolore Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi fort, archeological museum, later visit the mesmerizing Munnar and Thekkady, the two of the most beautiful and popular hill stations of South India. Witness the beauty of silvery white reflection of the moon on the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom, 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 in Trivandrum, art Galleries through out Kerala and feel a renewed sense of energy with in you.
Itinerary at Glance :-
Day 01:- Cochin arrival and Cochin city tour
Cochin is starting point for this tour, On arrival at Cochin Airport, Our friendly representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel in comfortable air-conditioned car. On arrival at check-in and relax for few hours,. Afternoon Post Lunch proceed for Place to visit in Cochin tour. start with the Famous Dutch Palace-built by the Portuguese in 1557AD and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. The murals are perhaps the best in India. Iconic Jewish Synagogue - built in 1568 and the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth are at Mattancherry. Late in evening visit St. Francis Church - which was built in 1510 and one of 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. Post completion of best itinerary for Cochin tour, Night Stay in pre-booked hotel in Kochi.
Day 02:- Cochin to Munnar (130 kms / 4 hrs approx)
Post healthy breakfast at hotel, check out from the hotel and drive to the next exciting place Munnar or best itinerary tour for Munnar. Munnar is a famous hill station of south India and it is 1800 meters above sea level and it also houses South India's highest peak (anamudi - 2695 meters). On the way may visit Cheeyappara & Valara waterfalls , Tea Plantations. On arrival at Munnar, Check in at Hotel. Afternoon post lunch visit Rajamala (eravikulam National Park - open as per the directions by the forest authorities ), the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr (hemitragus Hilarious) - the mountain goat of South India & Tea Museum. Evening have a short visit to Munnar town. You can witness the beauty of tea estates like a green paradise. Overnight stay at Munnar
Day 03:- Munnar Local tour
After yummy breakfast at hotel proceed for fun filled Munnar sightseeing tours, start with morning visit the Mattupetty dam, the Kundala Lake and Echo point. Please note boating facilities are available at Kundala Lake and Mattupetty Dam which are optional tours. Later visit a tea factory and tea museum. Afternoon post lunch visit Eravikulam National Park which is also popularly known as Rajamala, the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Nilgiri Tahr can be observed very closely here. Evening free for shopping. Post places to see in Munnar or Best Itinerary for Munnar tour, nights stay at hotel.
Day 04:- Munnar to Thekkady (110 kms / 3-4 hrs approx)
After breakfast a healthy buffet breakfast at the hotel, Check out and drive to Thekkady. Thekkady is famous in the world for its wildlife sanctuary and it is also known as Periyar. On arrival check in the hotel, Later in the afternoon post lunch (own expense) proceed for a boat cruise(need to book in advance) on Periyar Lake. Here you will be able to see a variety of wildlife animals, which include elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc. In the evening you may take an Elephant ride at Periyar wildlife and Visit spice plantation, rest of the Evening free at leisure. Stay overnight at a hotel in Thekkady.
Day 05:- Thekkady - Kumarakom ( By road )
This Morning post tempting Breakfast at hotel, Check-out and drive to next exciting destination Kumarakom which is near Kottayam and stay over night in one of the wonderful backwater resorts. The panoramic view of backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its peak. In Kumarakom visit famous bird sanctuary located on the banks of the backwaters and renowned for its varied avian population. Several local varieties of birds such as Waterfowls, Cuckoos and Owls, as well as the migratory huge Siberian Cranes can be watched here. You may Day excursion to the bird watching at bird sanctuary and optional boat ride to the nearby village through lagoons. Stay Overnight at Kumarakom.
Day 06:- Kumarakom - Alleppey ( By road )| Houseboat Stay
After delicious breakfast at the hotel in Thekkady, check out from the hotel, Drive to next Alleppey which is our personal favorite destination in Kerala, Alleppey famously called as "Venice of India". On arrival at Alleppey, Check-in to the houseboat which is the most awaited moment of this tour. Around 1300 hrs check in at the Houseboat and have your lunch (which you can order 1 day in advance) and start your cruise through the rich and splendid view of the backwater of Kerala. Just relax at the pre-booked deluxe/Premium/Luxury houseboat for wonderful Kerala backwater tours by Ghum India Ghum. Surrounding landscape is such that It will be a unique and exclusive lifetime experience. Boats will be cruising alongside the village sides and paddy fields witnessing the core life of the Kerala villages for the whole day. You may opt for Kerala Massage during your houseboat journey too. These houseboats are fully furnished with bedrooms, a kitchen and all modern amenities. Later in the evening have Dinner with light romantic music and overnight stay at the houseboat.
Morning drive after yummy breakfast at Houseboat, Drive to next beautiful place Kovalam as known as "Paradise of South" and transfer to hotel. Kovalam is an internationally recognised beach of Kerala, with 03 adjacent beaches. Kovalam has been a one of favourite haunt of tourists, especially among Europeans travellers, since the 1930s. A huge rocky promontory on the beach has created a mesmerising Bay of calm waters ideal for bathing in sea. There are several leisure options at this beach which are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, Catamaran cruising, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, etc. Evening enjoy the beach. Night stay in Kovalam.
Day 08:- Kovalam & Trivandrum Local ( Day excursion )
Morning post mouthwatering breakfast, gear up for Day trip of Trivandrum from Kovalam - Trivandrum is gateway to one of the most beautiful "God's own country Kerala". This is capital city of Kerala which presides over one of the most beautiful states, stretching along the southern coast of the country, with the backwaters of the Arabian sea reaching deep inside into the countryside, Kerala offers a fascinating experience. Afternoon post sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visit Huge ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy and it is the major attraction in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Also visit famous Napier Museum which was built in 1880 and it shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural school of styles. Later visit Sri Chitra Art Gallery which has a good collection Tanjore, Mughal, and Rajput schools of art. Late in end visit The Zoo in Trivandrum which has many shady and delightful walks. Post completion of places to visit in Trivandrum or best itinerary for Trivandrum tour return back to Kovalam hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09:- Kovalam - Trivandrum Drop
This is the toughest day on your trip because you need to pack your belonging with reminiscence of your Incredible Kerala journey, post healthy breakfast, Check-out from your Hotel in Kovalam and Our driver cum representative will pick you and drop to Trivandrum airport as per your return flight time, during airport transfer you can recall all your memories about India and its culture. Go back to your sweet home with a lifelong experience. Don't forget to write your review for Ghum India Ghum which is a leading tour operator in india, travel agency in Delhi, travel agents in Delhi, Tour Operator for South India
1. Ayurvedic Massage
2. Water Sports at Kovalam.
3. Boating at Periyar Lake.
4. Kathakali dance performance.
5. Elephant ride on the Tropical Forests.
Accommodation On double/ Twin sharing in mentioned/similar hotels
1N Kochi, 2N stay in Munnar, 1N in Thekkady,1N in Alleppey Houseboat, 1N Kumarakom, 2N Kovalam
Meal Plan Will Be On Cpai (Room + Breakfast ).
All meals in houseboat stay
In Deluxe houseboat ac operational from Evening
All transfer in By Air Conditioned Private car.
All sightseeing As Per The Itinerary
Airport Pick -up & Drop
Inter State Taxes
All Hotel Taxes
Package cost as per 02 person travelling together
Solo Traveller cost additional :- USD 299
Rate not valid during peak time and new year end
Meals Not Mentioned In The Itinerary
All Adventure Activities Charges
Entry Fees To Monuments And Palaces.
Anything Not Mentioned In The Inclusions.
Porterage At Hotels And Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
All Items Of Personal Nature.
Any Cost Arising Due To Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc.
Any Increase In Taxes Or Fuel Leading To An Increase In Surface Transport.
Mandatory X- Mas / New Year Eve Supplementary Charges , That Should Be Paid By The Guest Directly To The Hotels Concerned..
AC Rooms are not provided at Hill station
At Hotel Check-in time is 14.00 hrs & / Check-out time 12.00 Noon.
At Houseboat Check-in time is 12.00 hrs. & Check-out time is 09.00 hrs.
In A/C in Deluxe category Houseboat, A/C will be operational from 9:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M
The above rates are valid for the mentioned period only.
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