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,
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
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
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
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.
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Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
Stay in Houseboat.
Boat ride in Periyar.
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) at
every place of sightseeing.
Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with driver.
Any kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills and Alcoholic
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Any Flight Charges.
Unspecified Meals etc.
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