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INCREDIBLE KERALA (7 Nights / 8 Days)
Price on Twin sharing from 22,000

INCREDIBLE KERALA

7 Nights / 8 Days

Overview

Draping the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent, Kerala is as magical as it is serene with picturesque landscapes wherever you look. Known as God’s Own Country, Kerala offers travellers a scintillating mix of beaches and temples, palaces and plantations, all wrapped in a fascinating culture and history. See the best of Kerala only with Akbar Holidays.

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
  • Alleppey
  • Kovalam
  • Kanyakumari

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Cochin-Munnar

    On arrival at Cochin Airport, you will transfer to your hotel and check-in. Cochin is known as the"Queen of Arabian Sea" due to its long maritime history; the Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British and Portuguese have all followed sea routes to Cochin.

    Later drive to Munnar, the verdant Paradise of Kerala with an unending expanse of tea plantations, spice plantations and a variety of flora and fauna. Check in at your hill resort and spend the afternoon at leisure. You could also pay a visit to Munnar and its surroundings.

  • Day 2 : Munnar

    Today after breakfast, head to Mattupetty Dam; a beautiful spot for enjoying the serene landscapes of Munnar, and Kundala Lake a natural lake set in the heart of the Western Ghats.  You will also have the chance to visit Munnar’s Echo Point and tea plantations. In the afternoon you can visit the Eravikulam National Park where the endangering Nilgiri Tahr is conserved. Later drive back to your resort and stay overnight.

  • Day 3 : Thekkady

    Leave Munnar for Thekkady, one of the biggest wildlife destinations in Kerala. It is also known as the spice bag of the state. You can enjoy a beautiful journey through the hills and valleys of the Western Ghats to reach this jungle destination. Check in to your hotel and later go for an optional Kathakali show, spice plantation visit, elephant ride, or an Ayurvedic massage treatment. You could also take an amazing boat ride in Periyar Lake which flows through the Periyar Tiger Reserve. You will also have the chance to spot wild animals like the elephant, bison, sambar and deer.

  • Day 4 : Alleppey

    After breakfast, check out of your resort and drive to backwaters of Kerala in Alleppey. Also known as the Venice of the East because of its vast back water stretches and paddy fields, Alleppey is one of the biggest tourist magnets in the state. By 12 pm you can board your houseboat to explore the back waters and its serene beauty. Enjoy the ride with delicious Malayali meals and an overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 5 : Kovalam

    Check out the houseboat in the morning and drive to your beach resort at Kovalam; the popular international beach destination in Kerala with shallow water for swimming and perfect for other water sports activities. After lunch enjoy the beach till the sun set in the Arabian Sea.

  • Day 6 : Kovalam

    Today after breakfast you will have  an half day city tour to visit the iconic spots of Old Travancore Kingdom’s  capital Trivandrum including the Napier Museum, Sri Chithira Art Gallery, Trivandrum Zoo, Padmanabha Swami Temple and the adjacent palace. Return to your resort at the end of the day and enjoy the beach.

  • Day 7 : Kanyakumari

    Today you will drive towards Kanyakumari, the southern tip of Indian subcontinent and an important destination for pilgrims as well as leisure travelers. On the way you will stop at the magnificent Padmanabapuram Palace and reach Kanyakumari at noon. In the evening visit the famous Vivekananda Rock which is situated in the sea and the statue of Thiruvalluvar on the rock. Enjoy an ever meet.

  • Day 8 : Departure from Cochin

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel & check out for your transfer to 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

Springdale

Sithara International

Anugraha Inn

Little Paradise

Ocean Heritage

Or Similar

4 STAR

QUALITY

Munnar Castle/ Munnar Bloom

Periyar Nest

Arcadia Regency/Piccasso

Park International

Hotel Sangam

Or Similar

5 STAR

LUXURY

Whispering Meadows/Ayur County

Silver Crest /Ambadi

Maria Heritage/Pagoda Resort

Swagatha /sagara beach Resort

Seaview

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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