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Amazing Kerala

Places covered: Cochin –Munnar- Thekkady- Periyar -Kumarakom- Alleppey Houseboat- Cochin

Days: 8N / 9D
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Package Itinerary
Day 01-Arrive at Cochin
on your arrival at the Cochin International Airport/Railway Station, Our representative will receive you and escort to the hotel. Spend the day with local sightseeing in and around Cochin-the ‘Queen of Arabian sea ‘this is one of the finest natural harbors in the world and was one of the major centers for commerce and trade with British, Portuguese, Dutch etc….Sightseeing attractions in Cochin include Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St:Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing nets etc..Return to the hotel for an Overnight stay.

Day 02-Cochin-Munnar
After an early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar (140 km-04 hours drive) on arrival check in to the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay is arranged in Munnar

Day 03-Munnar Tour
After breakfast spend the day with local sightseeing situated at the confluence of three mountain streams –Mudrappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale. Munnar is 1600 meters above sea level. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British Government in south India. Local sightseeing of Munnar include visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. After Noon Proceed to Rajamalai where the rarest species of Mountain goat ‘‘Nilgiri Tars’’, can be spotted, return to the hotel for an Overnight stay.

Day 04-Munnar-Thekkady
After an early breakfast check out from the Hotel and drive to Thekkady( 200 km 6 hours drive). On arrival check in to the Hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Thekkady.

Day 05-Thekkady Tour
After the breakfast, Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady-one of the world’s most fascinating wildlife reserves. The Periyar wildlife sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777sq km  of which 360 sq km is thick evergreen forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger reserve in 1978 .Optional activities like boating at Periyar lake, Spice plantation visit, Bamboo rafting, Trekking and Elephant ride can be done on request. Overnight Stay in Thekkady.

Day 06-Thekkady - Kumarakom
After the breakfast Leave for Kumarakom, on arrival check in to the hotel. Spend the day with local sightseeing in and around kumarakom, a land lying on the banks of lake’’Vembanadu’’ (Kerala’s biggest lake) enveloped with stunning Scenery.Kumarakom bird sanctuary, a home to thousand and more of rare species of birds is also included in the Itinerary. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 07-Kumarakom-Alleppey Houseboat

After the breakfast, check out from the Hotel and set out on an enchanting two days backwater cruise in traditionally decorated Houseboat. While cruising in this floating luxury-villa, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual-skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down Paddy fields, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Delicious food will be served on board. Cooking classes on request, you also can prepare food for yourself. Overnight stay in the houseboat.

Day 08-Alleppey Houseboat
After a refreshing breakfast, the second day of the cruise will start and take you to some typical Kuttanadan villages. Kainakary, Chennamkary, Nedumudy, Champakulam, Thakazhi, Pallathuruthy are among them. Kuttanadu is called the “rice bowl’’ of Kerala. Sightseeing attractions in Kuttanadu include Chavara shrine, Champakulam St:Mary’s forane.Church, Champakulam Snakeboat, Karumady Buddha statue, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna temple etc... Overnight stay in the Houseboat.

Day 09-Alleppey-Cochin
After the breakfast served on board, check out from the Houseboat at Alleppey (check out time 9:15 am) and drive to Cochin Airport/Railway Station( 70 km 2 hours drive) for onward journey