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Kerala Short Tour

(7 Days / 6 Nights)
     (Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady (Periyar) - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin)

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Kerala Short Tour covers 7 days and 6 nights. This tour covers Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Periyar National Park, Kumarakom and Alleppey. Cochin or Kochi is the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. Cochin is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Munnar is the famous hill resort situated in the cradle of tea plantations. Thekkady is a well known naturalist's paradise and known for the Periyar National Park. Kumarakom is the famous backwater tourist destination and most fascinating paradise in Kerala.

 

Day 01: Cochin
Around midnight, arrive at the Cochin (Kochi) airport. Cochin is the most interesting town in South India at Malabar Coast and is also known as Venice of South. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel in Cochin. 

Day 02: Cochin - Munnar
In the morning we have sightseeing in Cochin and visit the St. Francis Church, where Vasco Da Gama was buried, Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace etc. After having sightseeing drive to Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty and waterfalls, high mountains. Munnar is a beautiful hill resort situated in the cradle of tea plantations. Munnar, the queen of hill stations is located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, along the western Ghats on the eastern border of Kerala and was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns and winding lanes make this a popular resort. Arrive in Munnar and drive to the hotel. 

Day 03: Munnar

In the morning you will have sightseeing in Munnar and visit the tea plantation, Rajmalai, a top peak of Munnar and Mattupetty. Rajmalai is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr, located about 15 km from Munnar. Half of the world population of the rare mountain goat, which is becoming extinct, is now found here. Mattupetty is located about 15 kms from Munnar and known for its highly specialised dairy farm - the Indo Swiss Livestock project. Over a 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared here.

 
Kathakali Dance, Cochin Hillstation, Munnar
Kathakali Dance, Cochin Hill Station, Munnar

Day 04: Munnar - Thekkady (Periyar)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Thekkady. On arrival drive to the hotel. Thekkady is a naturalist's paradise of unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. It has unspoilt tropical forests and incredible wealth of animal and plant life. Thekkady is well known for the Periyar National Park and the elephants are the major attractions here. In the afternoon, drive to the Periyar National Park. The Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world and also one of the largest and finest wildlife reserves in India. Periyar National Park covers an area of 780 square km and was designated a part of project Tiger in 1973. In the evening we have a boat ride on the Periyar lake and observe the activities of elephants, tiger, bison, wild oxen, wild boar and spotted deer. Later we visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. on your way back to the hotel.

Day 05: Periyar - Kumarakom

In the morning drive to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is the famous backwater tourist destination and most fascinating paradise in Kerala. The backwaters in Kumarakom houses a variety of fauna, flora and marine life. On the way you will see various local activities of the people living along the backwaters and also visit some of the tourist places on the way. On arrival, drive to a backwater resort. Rest of the day free to relax. 

Day 06: Kumarakom

In the morning after having breakfast, leave the resort and drive to a traditional houseboat of Kerala style and enjoy the cruise through the backwaters. Overnight stay in the houseboat.

 
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Kumarakom Village
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Kumarakom

Day 07: Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin
In the morning after having breakfast, leave the houseboat at Alleppey and drive to the Cochin airport for the onwards journey or flight to home destination.

Tour Reservation
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Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the 
         chosen category. 
     
Stay in Houseboat.
     
American/continental Breakfast.
     
Boat ride in Periyar.
     
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) at     
         every place of sightseeing. 
     
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
         representative.
    
 
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with driver. 

Exclusions:
      Any kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills and Alcoholic    
         beverages.
     
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
     
Any Flight Charges.
     
Monument Entrances.
     
Unspecified Meals etc.

We always look forward for any changes in the itinerary as wished by you for your individual trip. 

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