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CULTURAL KERALA (7 Nights / 8 Days)
Price on Twin sharing from 17,150

CULTURAL KERALA

7 Nights / 8 Days

Overview

On your arrival at Cochin International Airport/ Railway station, meet our executive to Welcome & receive you. Later drive to Munnar hills (130 Kms), the green Paradise of Kerala with unending expands of Tea plantations, spice plantations and a variety of flora and fauna. Check in your hill resort and afternoon at leisure/ you can go to visit Munnar town and nearby places & Overnight stay. 

Good to know

  • Currency : INR (Indian Rupee)
  • Population : 1.311 Billion
  • Religion : Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity
  • Time Difference :  GMT+5.5
  • Best Time to Visit : Jan, Feb, March, April, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Capital : New Delhi
  • Languages : Hindi
  • Dialing Code : +91

Did you know?

  • India is the world's second largest country by population and 7th largest by land mass
  • The Himalayas extend 1,500 miles into northern India and are slowly growing taller (2.5 cm a year!)
  • There are 150,000 post offices in India, making it the largest postal network in the world (however letters taking two weeks to cover a small distance isn't unusual)
  • It's illegal to take India's currency, the rupee, out of the country
  • The Bengal Tiger is India's national animal
  • Tea had been growing in India for centuries before the British started its commercial cultivation

Highlights

  • Munnar
  • Thekkady
  • Kumarakom
  • Gavi

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Cochin

    On your arrival at Cochin international Airport/ Railway station, meet our executive to Welcome & receive you. Later you will be taken to your hotel at Cochin and after lunch go for sightseeing at Historical Fort Cochin which has a rich heritage and strong historical relationship with English, Portuguese, Dutch, Arabs, Chinese etc. you can visit Dutch Palace, Asia’s best preserved Synagogue, Chinese fish nets, Sea mouth, Beach walk way etc. overnight  stay. 

  • Day 2 : Cochin-Munnar 130 kms/4 hrs

    After Breakfast drive to Munnar hills (130 Kms), the green Paradise of Kerala with unending expands of Tea plantations, spice plantations and a variety of flora and fauna. Check in your hill resort and after noon at leisure/ you can go to visit Munnar town and nearby places & Overnight stay.

  • Day 3 : Munnar

    07.00 am Proceed for kolukkumalai. Kolukkumalai is one and half hour’s journey from Munnar and is accessible only by jeep. The drive to top, past sprawling tea plantations and through a narrow treacherous track is an adventure in itself. Located in the upper reaches of Tamil Nadu’s Theni district, close to the Kerala border, at an elevation of 7,900 above sea level, Kolukkumalai offers some awesome views of the sweltering plains of Tamil Nadu. Sometimes, blankets of mist obscure the view. You can also embark on a tour to tea factory and satiate your curiosity on various aspects  of tea processing. With sweet memories return back to hotel .Fresh N up and day for leisure evening visit to Echo point  & Munnar town for shopping .over night stay at Munnar.

  • Day 4 : Munnar-Thekkady 110 kms/ 3hrs

    Today after breakfast check out your hotel and drive towards Thekkady, the Wildlife destination of Kerala. Its also known as the spice bag of the state. You can enjoy a beautiful journey through the hills and valleys of Wastern Ghat to reach this jungle destination. Check in your hotel and later go for an optional Kathakali show, Spice plantation visit, elephant ride, or an Ayurvedic massage treatment there. Also have an amazing boat ride in Periyar Lake which flows through the Periyar tiger reserve. You will have chance to watch the wild animals like elephant, Bison, Sambar, Deer etc are roaming the both shore. Overnight stay.

  • Day 5 : Thekkady- Gavi

    At 7.30 am – Breakfast,At 8 am start adventurous trip to Gavi (Approximate 80 Kms, through forest

    Lunch at forest (Gavi Ecopaara/Dam site).Boating at 4 O’clock.Boating/nature walk at Kochupamba Dam. Coffee and snacks at Gavi – Kochupamba Dam site.Exit time from Forest at 6pm.Return back to Thekkady.Overnight Stay.

  • Day 6 : Thekkady- Kumarakom

    After breakfast Check out your resort and drive to Alleppey; also known as Venice of the east by its special geographical features as the place is famous for its vast back water stretches and paddy fields. By 12 pm you can board your houseboat to explore the back waters and its serene beauty. Enjoy the ride; delicious cuisines and an overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 7 : Kumarkom Village tour (optional Tour at additional Cost)

    Kumarakom Village Trip for 04 hrs

    Kumarakom is a cluster of small picturesque islands around the Vembanadu lake. The village is well acclaimed for its backwaters, delicious h and greenery. This tourist destination, over the years, is one of the most-visited in Kerala. Our journey will begin at Kavanatinkara after a briefing session. You will be accompanied by a guide who will familiarize you to the picturesque landscape and the lush green surroundings of Kumarakom.

    Afternoon Kumarakom Village Tour

    Stopover 1: At the top of a coconut Tree :Learn how the times changed, as Ajeesh shows you two ways of climbing a coconut tree.

    Stopover 2 : Toddy Tapping :Here you can watch the process of tapping toddy from coconut tree. A Toddy tapper climbs   up with a tapping kit to extract the sweet brew in a systematic but cumbersome Process that requires deft skills.

    Stopover 3: Gowri’s House :Gowri takes you through the art of weaving coconut leaves.

    Stopover 4 : Latha’s House Here you can watch the fascinating process of coir making.

  • Day 8 : Cochin Drop

    After having breakfast from hotel & check out to drive towards Cochin international Airport/ Railway station for your onward journey.

Inclusions

  • 07 Nights Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis at the above mentioned hotels.
  • All Parking Charges.
  • Assistance on arrival.
  • Daily Buffet breakfast.
  • A/C  Dzire or  Similar for sightseeing & excursions as per our itinerary (min. 02 Pax Basis)
  • A/C Innova car for sightseeing & excursions as per our itinerary (min. 04 Pax,min. 06 Pax Basis)
  • All currently applicable Taxes
  • GST

Exclusions

  • Air fare / train fare Monument fare.
  • Any meals other than those specified in 'Cost Includes'.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Any other item not specified in 'cost includes'.
  • Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.

Accommodation

3 STAR

COMFORT

Hotel Sinivas

Springdale

Sithara International

Lake Residency

Or Similar

4 STAR

QUALITY

SM Regency

Munnar Castle/ Munnar Bloom

Periyar Nest

ILLIKKALAM Lakeside Cottages

Or Similar

5 STAR

LUXURY

Abad Fort/Abad Metro

Whispering Meadows/Ayur County

Silver Crest /Ambadi

Royal Riviera

Or Similar

Terms

  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.
  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.
  • Cost based on standard / superior room basis.
  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.
  • Child below 05 years are Free
  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability
  • Holiday Surcharge will additional if applicable
  • Valid Till 31st March 2019 Except Christmas & New Year Period

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