Start: Kochi, Kerala, India Finish: Kovalam, Kerala 695527, India
Physical rating: Low
Special diets catered: Vegans, Kosher, Vegetarians, Meat, Jain, Halal
Tour code: AGORA686
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This phenomenal trip in the lap of nature is pursued by fascinating cities. Explore Fort Kochi, old-town quarters famous for its cobblestoned lanes, Dutch, Portuguese & Jewish heritage. Then drive to Munnar a town in the Western Ghats mountain range, a hill station and former resort for the British Raj elite, surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations and a sanctuary for Nilgiri Thahr. From here head to Thekkady a paradise for wildlife flora & fauna. Thenafter drive to Kumarakom a backwater resort set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake. Day cruise from here to Alleppey in a houseboat serving meals on board. At the end unwind yourself on the hippy loved beach of Kovalam. Private transport, local guide & monuments entrances are part of our package price.
On arrival at Cochin airport assistance & transfer hotel check in. In the evening enjoy Kathakali, a traditional dance form of Kerala with lavish costumes, exotic makeup, masks etc. Overnight at hotel.
Location: Kochi, Munnar
City tour of Cochin the lovely seaside city flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. You will find here a unique mix and match of traditional as well Western architecture and lifestyle. Visit Fort Cochin a charming seaside area known for its Dutch, Portuguese & British colonial architecture and elaborate bamboo fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach. St. Francis Church was the original burial site of explorer Vasco da Gama. Upscale eateries and chic cafes serve Keralan specialties, and quaint shops sell cotton clothing and handmade souvenirs. Heritage buildings house contemporary art galleries. Also visit Jewish Synagogue & the Mattancherry Dutch`s Palace.
Drive to Munnar check in & overnight at hotel.
Visit Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. Mattupetty dam and its reservoir, a concrete gravity dam built between the hill ranges for water storage for hydroelectric projects. Rajamala a hill station in Eravikulam National Park a natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr 2695 Mts above sea level. Half the world`s population of the rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here. Mattupedi Dairy Farm, famous for the Indo-Swiss Farm, a highly specialized dairy farm which comes under Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. Echo Point, go there and scream as loud as you can and wait for a minute to hear your echo back! Also visit Tea Museum to know more about the century old culture a lively glimpse of how the tea culture flourished across South India. Overnight at hotel.
Location: Munnar, Periyar
Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can find here a wind farm generating electricity. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock and the highest twin-statue in Kerala called Kuravan & Kurathi. Evening watch Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at hotel.
Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. The tropical evergreen and deciduous forests teeming with elephants, bison, sambar deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tiger and wild boar along with various species of snake including cobras, vipers, kraits and many non-poisonous snakes is a wildlife lover`s dream. A variety of birds such as grey jungle fowl, Malabar grey hornbill, woodpeckers and bulbuls also have found a home in this sanctuary. Afterwards take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. You could stop at the local market and pick some fragrant spices. Overnight at hotel.
Location: Thekkady, Kumarakom
Drive to Kumarakom, a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, in the Kuttanad region. Visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologists paradise a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, Egret, Darters, Bitterns, Brahminy kites, Marsh Harries, Teals and several varieties of Herons roost are found. For an inquisitive bird watcher, it is always advisable to carry their binoculars at all times. Overnight at resort.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. While sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals, the panoramic sights one can never forget. Pass through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. Alleppey is referred as the Venice of the East, due to canals, backwaters, and lagoons. Boats are the main mode of transportation here, you can see Shikara boats, small motor boats, passenger boats, cargo boat, and houseboats. Evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef & driver. Start sail through scenic backwaters, passing through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. Lunch on board during the 4hrs cruise.
Rest time free and easy to relax in your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Location: Kumarakom, Kovalam
Disembark from houseboat and transfer to Kovalam, check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
City tour of Trivandrum. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple embellished in gold-plated covering, the temple sanctom is opened only to Hindu. Attukal Temple, rich in cultural heritage and adorned by impeccable Tamil architecture. The city has a rich tradition of nurturing art and culture since ancient times, witness same by visiting Museums. Napier Museum, renowned for its fine collection of sculptures, paintings and musical instruments. Kuthira Malika built in the 1840 is an iconic monument that gives you a curious insight into the glorious history of Kerala. The museum houses artifacts like the ethnic jewelry that was once worn by the queens, wooden paintings and carvings, armory and idols made of the purest metal. Sri Chitra Art Gallery a perfect place for art lovers housing some of the famous work of Raja Ravi Verma and art objects belonging to the Mughals, Rajputs and Tanjore art schools. Drive through famous beaches which include Shankumugham Beach, Kovalam Beach, Vizhinjam Beach & Light House Beach Road. Overnight at beach hotel.
Day free and easy to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
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Dinner at hotels
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Yes. On request and at supplement cost, we can provide another language (German, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian guide) subject to availability in that cities.
Yes, Private airport transfer is included.
Yes, entrances to all monuments and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary are well included in the price
No. You have to apply for Indian Visa yourself. TOURIST VISA is mandatory for Foreign Nationals to travel India.
Yes, Visa is require for any foreigner entering India.
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Yes, we can provide other than English language guide. Request for same should be sent to sent to us at the time of booking. Other than English language guide are subject to availability and may attract additional charges.
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Yes, after the sightseeing you will be having time to explore the city and places of your interest. Our driver and transport will remain on disposal at your service. We expect you will release the driver before 8 pm so that he is having ample time to sleep and report on time to your next day duty.
USD, EURO, GBP, JPY, CNY, RMB, SGD, CAD, AUD are accepted at most of the tourist shops. These currencies can easily be changed into local currency INR from money changer at the airport, in cities, and at hotels.
Recommended tipping is 5 to 10% of total tour values. It's always optional and depends on the traveler's wish.
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We have provided price for 1 person traveling alone and 2 person sharing double room. Single room supplement apply if 2 person are opting for 2 single rooms.
Yes, we will provide all details well in advance before the tour
Yes, we can assist and arrange pre or post-tour accommodation.
No. We provide a local English-speaking tour guide in each city. Accompanying tour escort can be booked at a supplement cost
No. Neither international nor domestic flight tickets are included in the package price. We can book the flight at supplement best available cost.
We operate private tours only and guarantee 100% departure. If group members reduced, we will recalculate the price and apply the lowest supplement only if it's increasing our operation cost.
This is a private tour/activity only for your group. Any country citizen, individual or group can book a private tour for any number of members. We treat every booking as a private tour and we do not mix travelers.
We have provided the price using 3* / 4* & 5* hotels
Domestic flights generally provide 15 kg checked-in baggage and 7 kg hand baggage. We provide vehicle which could accommodate 1 big and 1 handbag easily per person. There is no baggage limit set by us. Traveling with less baggage is always comfortable and recommended.
Most of the hotels offer free Wi-Fi.
Our office representative will receive the guest with the lead passenger name paging board. And
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