Hills & Backwaters of Kerala

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Duration : 06 Nights 07 Days

Package Overview

06 Nights & 07 Days Leisure Trip of Kerala offer you to discover the Hills & wildlife and Spice state, Enjoy the Allappey Houseboat stay,  cruise around backwaters of Alleppey to observe & experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Also offer to visit Thekkady which is one of India’s most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, where one can watch wildlife at close range

Package Itinerary

Day

1

Cochin / Arrival
  • Arrival at the Cochin airport. Our representative meets and welcomes you on your arrival to Cochin Airport. Later our representative assists you to transfer to Hotel. After freshen up start sightseeing tour of Cochin by visiting St. Francis Church St. Francis CSI Church, in Kochi , earlier called Cochin, originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon. Fort Kochi Fort Kochi is a region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. This is part of a handful of water-bound regions toward the south-west of the mainland Kochi, and collectively known as Old Kochi or West Kochi. Adjacent to this is Mattancherry. In 1967, these three municipalities, along with a few adjoining areas, were amalgamated to form the Corporation of Cochin. Jewish Synagogue The prosperous Jewish trading community built the Jewish Synagogue in 1568 whose links with Kerala begin in Kodungallor (Cranganore) in the north of the state. The oldest synagogue in India, it was partially destroyed in the war of 1662 and was rebuilt by the Dutch. In the mid-18th century the clock tower was added and the floors paved with exquisite hand-painted blue willow tiles from China. Two hundred years old, no two tiles are alike. Chinese fishing nets The Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) are fixed land installations for an unusual form of fishing — shore operated lift nets. They are mostly found in the Indian state of Kerala. Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end. Each installation is operated by a team of up to six fishermen. Evening return back to Hotel. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day

2

Cochin – Munnar (140 Kms approx 5 Hrs)
  • After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to the hill station of Munnar, which is about 140 kms from Kochi. This pleasant 4-hour drive is in fact one of the best attractions of this Kerala Tour as you wind up to the hills of Munnar. Stay for two nights is scheduled here as you check in to a pre booked hotel of your choice. During the evening you may go shopping and exploring the spice and dry fruit markets in Munnar. Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day

3

At Munnar
  • Enjoy the early morning breakfast and later get ready to enjoy Munnar tour. Munnar is blessed with heavenly beauty and blissful ambiance. Here visit to well organized tea gardens with ever-ending tea bushes, Mattupetty Lake and Dam, Echo Point ( Here the sound comes back to you), Kundale Lake and Rajmalai. Also visit to Eravikulam National Park a home to rare and endangered mountain goat also called Nilgiri Thar. Return back on time to the hotel. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day

4

Munnar – Thekkady (110 Km. Approx. 3 Hrs)
  • After Breakfast checkout from hotel Proceed for Thekkady. On arrival at Thekkady transfer to hotel, check into the Hotel. After refreshing Proceed to Sight Seeing Tea- Cardamom Plantations, Spice Plantation Tour etc. Evening back to hotel. We will drive you to Visit Periyar wild life sanctuary. Sight Seeing Boating through Periyar Lake It is one of India's most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, where one can watch wildlife at close range. The vegetation, flora & fauna and birds are uniquely rich & varied and do not bear semblance to any other wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Even a casual visitor to this place will not fail to observe the special ecological pattern. The very sound of the name conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hill & spice scented plantations. The sanctuary is one of the best in the country for watching & photographing wild life. Notable among the inhabitants are the tigers, majestic Asiatic wild elephants & distinctive Nilgiri Langur. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel. Overnight stay in Thekkady.

Day

5

Thekkady – Kumarakom (122 Kms Approx)
  • After breakfast check out from Hotel and we drive down to Kumarakom (122 Kms / 5 Hrs). Kumarakom is a confluence of beautiful small islands and is characterized by marvelous backwaters, vast paddy fields, mangrove forests, coconut groves etc. On arrival at Kumarakom visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and later check in at the hotel. In the evening go for Sunset cruise (optional) or enjoy the beauty of backwater by just relaxing near Vembanadu Lake. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day

6

Kumarakom – Alleppey (160 Km. Approx.)
  • After breakfast drive to Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, and called Venice of the East. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters & lagoons, It has a wonderful past, it owes its existence to the sagacious Diwan Raja Kesavadas in the second half of 18th century. Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala with the unending stretch of paddy fields, small streams & canals with lush green coconut palms, was well known even from the early periods of the Sangam age. History says Alappuzha had trade relations with ancient Greece & Rome in the pre Jesus era. Alleppey is now the hub for backwaters tourism in Kerala. On arrival we board the Houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam, cruise around backwaters of Alleppey to observe & experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Holiday on the houseboats are an out-of-this-world experience. Dinner and overnight stay in the houseboat.

Day

7

Alleppey – Cochin (54 Kms Km. Approx.)
  • Morning after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive you to Cochin. On arrival at Cochin transfer to International airport to board the flight for onward destination.]

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