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A Spicy Retreat to Kerala

Duration : 07 Days / 06 Nights
Destinations : Cochin, Alleppey, Varkala, Thekkaddy, Munnar
Highlights of this tour :

  • Visit of the most popular places of Kerala.
  • Pleasant stay at the Houseboat.
  • Visit of the spice gardens.
Price starts from 360 $ AI*


INTRODUCTION


Destinations : Cochin, Alleppey, Varkala, Thekkaddy, Munnar

During this one-week stay, you will have the chance to discover the most beautiful places in Kerala, the diversity of its fauna and flora, its sandy beaches, the wildlife of the jungle and the mountains of Nilgiris. You feel the magic of Kerala by its backwaters, canals sillonent rice fields and coconut groves. Enjoy a peaceful night rhythm of the water aboard a houseboat in Alleppey with staff at your service to make this cruise unforgettable. Finally, whether by boat on the lake or doing a safari, you will probably lucky to meet wild animals in the jungles of Periyar elephants, monkeys, etc.

Our travel consultants can modify the itinerary according to your requirements. Contact us with your suggestions.


TRAVEL ITINERARY


Day
01
Cochin

Warm welcome you to the "blessed land of gods". Our executive will recieve you at Cochin airport and you will be transferred to your pre booked hotel. Later, you can walk in the city of Cochin, one of the largest historic port cities of the world which is also the center of international spice trade. The places of tourist relevance in Cochin are Chinese fishing nets, fort Cochi, Marine drive and Mattancherry palace.
You can plan your evening to see live Kathakali dance performance.
Night stay at Cochin.

Day
02
Cochin to Alleppey

Early morning departure towards Alleppey, it is also described as the "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon which is a picturesque village in the river channels, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. Kerala's most famous destination, known for her angelic beauty, this land is waterlogged the starting point for houseboats that sillonent the region. Enjoy the tranquillity of a cruise through the lush greenery that makes up the landscape around Alleppey. The best way to travel in the region is Kettuvallam traditional boat of Kerala (or houseboat). The ideal time to board the houseboat is around 10:00 hrs so that you have enough time to cover the vast stretch of the backwaters of Kerala. For the whole day you will cruise across the wide spread backwaters of Kerala. Observe the daily activities of the local population living across the backwaters. While on houseboat, all meals will be cooked fresh and served to you amidst fresh natural environment.Night stay in houseboat at Alleppey.

Day
03
Alleppey to Varkala

Check out from houseboat and drive to Varakala. Relax on the beautiful beach of Varkala. You can experience the rich taste of coastal sea foods of Kerala. Night stay at Varkala.

Day
04
Varkala to Thekkaddy

Morning departure for Thekkady. Once there, check into your hotel. Thekkaddy is famous for the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala. The afternoon, you will have safari in the jungles of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary covers an surface more than 777 km2. This is a huge park which is largely occupied by dense and lush rainforest but also by the bush, large expanses of grass. You go by jeep to Lake Periyar to watch wildlife that flourish there. This is a myriad of wildlife and protected species converge in the center of the region "cardamom hills" and the freshness of the Periyar lake. You will find Elephants, sambar (deer family), gaur (Indian bison), wild boar and birds (darters or snake birds, cormorants, kingfishers, drongos snowshoeing, etc.) have made this place their natural habitat. Thus, motionless and silent on a boat, you can see these animals come to drink at the lake Periyar. Finally, visit the spice plantations around and then return to your hotel to spend the night.

Day
05
Thekkaddy to Munnar

Early morning drive to Munnar, located in the south Western Ghats of India. Munnar town is situated on the Kannan Devan Hills village in the Idukki district in Kerala. Overnight in Munnar.

Day
06
Munnar

This day is planned for the visit of various tourist spots of Munnar. You can walk near a lake named as Mattupetty in the crystal clear water and a breeding project specializing in the creation of dairy farms which are known for a hundred different species of animals. This area is very popular because it is a place of predilection for nature lovers. Before returning to your hotel, you can take a stroll through the local markets. Night stay at Munnar.

Day
07
Munnar to Cochin

Morning drive to Cochin. You will be transferred to Cochin airport as per your flight timings. You 7 days tour package to visit the magnificent destinations of Kerala ends here.


ACTIVITIES


Enhance your travel experience to India by adding various adventure and cultural activities offered at different destinations.

To obtain the complete list of these activities please contact our executive with your travel dates.

Please note that these activities are not included in the package price. Please select the activities to include them in your travel itinerary.

Visit the spice and tea plantations
Visit the spice garden and tea plantations during your trip to mountains of Nilgiri.
Live Kathakali dance performance
During your travel to Cochin plan your evening for a live show of Kathakali dance.
Wildlife of Kerala
Boat cruise in the lake Periyar to explore the wildlife of Kerala and see the elephants in their natural home.
Stay in houseboat to visit the Backwaters of Kerala
Explore the culture and life in the backwaters of Kerala and plan your stay in a traditional Houseboat.

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