VISITING: COCHIN - MUNNAR - PERIYAR - ALLEPPEY -KUMARAKOM - KOVALAM -TRIVANDRUM
|DAY 01 / COCHIN:|
Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check-in time is 12 noon.
Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.
Morning guided city sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting Fort Kochi & the Chinese fishing nets.
There is a Jewish Synagogue at Cochin built in 1568, and preserved till today. This is the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth. Destroyed in a shelling during the Portuguese raid in 1662, it was rebuilt tow years later by the Dutch. It is known for mid 18th century hand painted, willow patterned floor tiles from Canton China, a clock tower, Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs, great scrolls of the old testament, ancient scripts on copper plates etc. The area around the synagogue is centre of spice trade and curio shop.
Overnight at your hotel.
Morning proceed to Munnar enroute visiting countryside and on arrival transfer to your hotel.
MUNNAR - This hill station, located at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level, was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands is the 'Neelakurinji'.
Morning drive to Periyar enroute visiting countryside and on arrival transfer to your hotel.
Evening free for independent activities.
Morning visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated on the Periyar lake in the hills of Western ghats and is the finest sanctuary for viewing and photgraphing Indian Wild Elephants. You can have the opportunity to see the Sambar, Barking deer, Wild Boars, Tigers, Panthers, Wild Goars, Spotted Deer, and Leopard.
Morning drive to Alleppey enroute visiting countryside and on arrival transfer to your House Boat (Alleppey - Kumarakom)
Morning drop at Kumarakom from House Boat and drive to Kovalam enroute visiting Bird Sanctuary at Kottayam. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Day at leisure for relaxation on the beach.
Morning drive to Trivandrum enroute visiting countryside. Later guided city sightseeing tour.
Overnight at your hotel.
Morning transfer to airport in time to board flight for onward destination. Check-out time is 12 noon.
Note: all the above arrangements are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.