Captivating Kerala

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Special Tour 7days 6nights Availability: 2019-01-01
Kerala, India South India Tour, Kerala, India Tour Guide:

CAPTIVATING KERALA

Duration : 07 Days / 06 Nights Ex – Cochin

Places to Cover: Cochin- Munnar- Periyar – Kumarakom

Day 01: Arrive Cochin

Upon arrival at Cochin airport/station, transfer to hotel. Later on enjoy city tour of Cochin – visit the Mattancherry Dutch Palace – (closed on Fridays and public holidays) which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663.  Visit a Jewish Synagogue – (closed on all Saturdays and Jewish Holidays) in Jew Town and Fort Cochin Area. Visit st. Francis Church – (closed for visitors on Sundays from 08.00 to 11.00 hrs.) the oldest European Church in India.  See the Chinese Fishing Nets, along the tip of Fort Cochin.

 

Day 02: Transfer to Munnar (153 kms/ 4 hours drive)

After breakfast, depart to Munnar by road.  Arrive at Munnar and transfer to hotel.  Munnar surrounded by lush green-carpeted tea and coffee plantations, Munnar is a picturesque hill station situated in the eastern part of Kerala. The beautiful landscapes, cosy weather, and the smell of tea leaves make Munnar one of the most sought-after destinations in South India.  Munnar is situated near the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak in the Western Ghats.

 

Day 03: In Munnar

After breakfast, visit Pothamedu known for its plantation business apart from trekking and hiking options amidst sylvan surroundings. Mattupetty has an artificial lake built by a small hydroelectric project.  Rajamala is known as the natural habitat of endangered Nilgiri Tahr.  Echo Point is known for the natural echo effect it produces.

 

Day 04: Transfer to Periyar (124 kms/ 4 hours drive)

After breakfast depart for Periyar by road.  Arrive Periyar and transfer to hotel.  The town also houses one of world’s most fascinating natural wildlite sanctuaries.  A visit to Periyar also provides you the opportunity to see wildlife at close ranges, besides the varied vegetation and a wide variety of birds.  Lying at an altitude of 700-1900 m above sea level, Periyar has a cool and comfortable climate.  Our here, you can also go for treks and mountain walks or visit spice plantation.

 

Day 05: Transfer to Kumarakom (135 kms / 4 hours drive)

Today early morning enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar.  The Park encompasses 26 sq. km.  Artificial Lake.  Take a boat ride on the lake to view wild life and water birds.  Herds of elephants and bison come to the lake.  Spotted deer and sambhar are also found here. Return to hotel, after breakfast, checkout and depart for Kumarakom by road.  Overright at the hotel.

 

Day 06 : In  Kumarakom

After breakfast the day is at leisure.  Optical sunset Cruise on back water – 02 hrs. (at additional cost).

 

Day 07: Transfer to Cochin  Airport/Railway Station (90kms/2 hours drive)

After breakfast, depart for Cochin by road for your onwards journey.

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