Day 1 Cochin Airport – Cochin
Pick up from Cochin International Airport ,Proceed To cochin… visit to Fort Cochin, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets.
Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi: The chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets. A whole stretch of the coast along Fort Kochi and Vypeen are dotted with these nets.
St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi:It is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. On his 3rd visit to Kerala, Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese trader who reached India from Europe by sea, fell ill and died in Kochi. He was buried in the St. Francis Church. Later his remains were taken back to Portugal. In spite of that, his burial spot inside the church has been clearly marked out.
Dutch Palace, Kochi: It is more popularly known as Mattancherry Palace. It is located at Palace Road, 10 km from Ernakulam city, Kochi. The palace was constructed by the Portuguese and presented to the then Rajah of Kochi, Veera Kerala Varma. The Rajahs of Keralas made subsequent renovations of the palace, giving it a Hindu texture. In fact, it has become one of the best testimony of the Hindu Temple Art.
Santa Cruz Basilica: A Roman Catholic Cathedral located at K.B Jacob road inFort Kochi, is one of the finest and impressive churches in Kerala. It is a place of devotion as well as a center of historic significance, endowed with architectural and artistic grandeur and colours of the gothic style. Located close to St. Francis Church it is the `capital church` of the diocese of Cochin. , Mattancherry:The synagogue, built in 1568, is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. It is located near the Dutch Palace in Mattancherry. Later Proceed to Hotel ,Check in Hotel..Overnight stay.
Day 2 Cochin – Cochin
After breakfast proceed to cochin for sightseeing in and around cochin evening 2 hrs sunset cruize in cochin. overnight at cochin
Day 3 Cochin – Munnar
Morning after breakfast and dive to Munnar hills; one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala and in southern India with unending expands of Tea plantations,spice plantations and a variety of flora and fauna. It is also a popular place for Indian honeymooners. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. On the way visit Adimali (Wholesale place for spices and cardamom), Cheyyappara waterfalls(not active between Feb to May) , Valara waterfalls(not active between Feb to May) , Viewpoint, Pallivasal, Attukal Waterfalls. Later Reach Munnar Check in to your hotel Rest and relax Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4 Munnar – Munnar
After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing which includes Photo point, Eravikulam National park; where the endangering Nilgiri Tahr is conserved, (Eravikulam National Park will be closed due to calving of Nilgiri Tahr from 01st February 2014 till first half of April 2014), Mattupetty Dam ? (Optional15 Minutes Boat Drive in this Dam), Echo point (The natural Echo phenomenonis always happening here), Shooting point (Famous point where normally film shooting takes place), Kundale Lake (A super dam where we can go for shikara boating in the dam), After lunch in munnar we visit Tea Museum [Monday Holiday] (A place where u can see how they are processing tea),Tea Plantations, Visit Blossom Park, Pothenmedu View Point. Later Back to the Hotel Rest and relax Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5 Munnar – Thekkady
After Breakfast check out and proceed to Thekkady. You can enjoy a beautiful journey through the hills and valleys of Western Ghat to reach this jungle destination. Thekkady is well known for one of the world`s most fascinating wild life reserves – Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Check in your hotel and later go for an optional Kathakali show, Spice plantation visit, elephant ride, or an Ayurvedic massage treatment there. You can opt for a cruise on Lake Periyar Boating will take approximate 2 hours and you can also get rare glimpses of wild animals. Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 6 Thekkady – Alleppey (House Boat)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and Proceed to Alleppey also known as Venice of the east .Board the Houseboat which will sail through the backwaters of Alleppey. Houseboat will cruise from 12 noon till sun-set (around 5.30 pm) with one hour stop for serving lunch. Morning cruise will be from 8am to 9am. The Boat will anchored as per govt. rule for the villagers to cast their net in the lake for fishing. Enjoy the Houseboat Cruise, Lunch -evening tea/coffee snacks-Dinner on board Overnight stay in Houseboat.
Houseboat check in time is 12 noon and check out is 09 am and a/c will be operational only on sleeping hour that is 09 pm to 06 am only. For Full time a/c there will be extra charges.
Day 7 Alleppey – Kanyakumari
After breakfast proceed to visit to Kanyakumari, Visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Suchindram Temple On arrival Check in to the hotel. Later proceed for the sightseeing Visit Gandhi Memorial, Devi Kanya Temple, Vivekananda Rock, etc& enjoy the magnificent view of sunset and overnight stay
Day 8 Kanyakumari – Rameshwaram
After breakfast Check out From Resort proceed to Rameswaram (Approx. 178KM), visit Pamban Bridge, Agni Theertham, Ramanandha Swamy Temple, Madhana Parvathi Temple and local sightseeing in Rameswaram. overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9 Rameshwaram – Rameshwaram
Rameshwaram is a small island in the Gulf of Mannar, is a major pilgrim centre. It is connected to the mainland by road and railway bridges. Rameswaram is a holy place because Sri Rama, on his return from Sri Lanka, offered his thanks to Lord Shiva and performed pooja to wash away his sin in killing the Demon King, Ravana. Rameswaram is known for its 22 theerthas or wells in and around the main temple. This place is equally sacred to both Vaishnavites and Shaivites. According to Hindu Mythology, if one visits Rameswaram and prays to Lord Shiva one will be relieved of one`s sins. It is 197 metres long. The Ramanathaswamy temple is renowned for its magnificent corridors and massive sculptured pillars. The third corridor of Ramanathaswamy temple is the longest one in the world.
Besides pilgrimage, Rameswaram Island has several places, which are ideal picnic spots. There are beautiful beaches at Olaikuda, Dhanushkodi and Pamban. The Olaikuda beach is 1 km from the main temple and s engulfed by coral reefs, which makes bathing in the sea safe and enjoyable. With diving glasses and respiration tubes, scuba diving is safe and possible. Flamingos, sea gulls and a variety of birds migrate to the Rameswaram Island during winter. Rameswaram is a main fishing centre of Tamil Nadu. Variety of fishes including export quality fish like prawns, sea cucumber, and lobster are available here. Rameswaram is also famous for its dry fish
Day 10 Rameswaram – Kovalam
After early breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Rameshwaram, on arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Rameshwaram – visit RamanathaswamyTemple, Agnitheertham, RamjharokaTemple, Dhanushkodi and Adam`s Bridge. Overnight stay at the Hotel in kovalam.
Day 11 Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Trivandrum; capital of the Indian state of Kerala. The capital of Kerala makes an ideal tourist place for Weekend and longer Holiday .Visit Padmanabhaswami Temple, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, Napier Museum, Zoo, Planetarium and Kuthiramalika palace, Shangumugham beach. Etc Later Come back to Hotel Overnight stay
Day 12 Trivandrum / Cochin drop
After Breakfast in the Morning at your Hotel, you will drive back to Trivandrum airport / Railway station for your further journey back to home, with sweet & everlasting memories of Gods own Country.
Inclusion / Exclusion
- All transfers & sightseeing by Private Cab.
- AAccommodation in selected Hotel as per itinerary specified.
- Meal Plan : Daily Breakfast
- 1 Nights stay in Houseboat at Alleppey With All Meals.
- All toll, parking, driver allowances.
- All applicable taxes & charges.
- Medical | Travel Insurance.
- Any cost related to any kind of Medical assistance.
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, etc., vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
- Camera fees, any entrance fees, room heater and guide charges.
- Any Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, any beverages, tips and porter-age, etc
- Anything not specifically mentioned in inclusions.
Munnar : Bella Vista, Le Celestium | Tea Castle | Misty Mountains | Similar
Thekkady : Grand Thekkady | Mountain Hues | Periyar Mountain Palace | Abad Green | Similar
Alleppey : Camelot Hotel | Pagoda Resort | Palm Grove Lake Resort | Hotel Coral Heights | Similar Or Deluxe Houseboat
Kovalam : La Promenade | Unwind Hotels and Resort | Sagara Beach Resort | Pappukutty Beach Resort | Golden Sands | Similar
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INR /- PP– 21st December – 5th January & 11th April to 5th July
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High Season Surcharges applicable 21st December – 5th January & 11th April to 5th July
Payment Policy – Booking Fee
- 45 or more days before departure: 20%
- Between 30 to 44 days before departure: 60%
- Between 15 to 29 days before departure: 100%
Cancellation Policy – Cancellation charges per person
- 30 or more days before departure: 25%
- Between 20 to 29 days before departure: 50%
- Between 10 to 19 days before departure: 100%
- ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE BY FAX OR EMAIL, ONLY DURING OFFICE HOURS & MUST BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY OUR STAFF IN WRITING. There is no refund on any unutilized service.
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