Recommended by the National Geographic, amongst the top 10 holiday destinations in the world, Kerala is your one stop destination for adventure, nature, heritage and hospitality. With water on one side and lush greenery on the other, the state of Kerala is the epitome of natural and scenic beauty. With tall tales of the past, untamed wilderness and a rich abundant cultural heritage, Kerala has definitely got something to offer its every visitor.
In this trip we trace the spice route of Kerala which has managed to attracted many kingdoms and civilizations in the past. From attracting sailors like Vasco Da Gama to establishing trade rapport with the Chinese and the Arabs, the spice industry of Kerala has enjoyed a global reputation for thousands of years.
The places we cover are Cochin, one of the most historical and important ports of India, Munnar which is the Queen of Hills in the state of Kerala, Periyar whose lands are carpeted with spice plantations and whose jungles are filled with wildlife. Kumarakom, where rubber plantations and exotic birds seems to attract people from far and wide and the Boat House in Allepywhich is the signature of your stay and visit in Kerala.
Cochin, Munnar, Perriyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Cochin
Day 01: Arrive Cochin
Welcome to "Gods own Country" as the name defines and defend the true meaning of the sentence can be felt from your Flight window before your arrival at the Cochin International Airport. On arrival at Cochin Airport you will be greeted by our team who will also assist you to your hotel.
Kerala prides itself for being the flag bearer for not just how a culture can respect its past but also march forward with growth & progress as well. Hundred percent literacy, world-class health care systems, India's lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates are among a few of the milestones that the people of the state are extremely proud of.
If time permits you will be taken for a tour around Cochin.
Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 02: Cochin - Munnar
Morning after breakfast we move ahead for next destination. We all love places and experiences where we can reconnect with the child inside us. The childlike enthusiasm with which all our guests yell to their hearts content at this wonderful location is a truly endearing sight, yes a Hill station full of Waterfalls, Tea Garden and Mountains. Munnar a beautiful hill station of Kerala which is just 03 Hours by road. On arrival, we will check into the hotel and you are free to explore the town of Munnar including Visit Rajamalai to see the NilgiriTahrs, Mattupetty where boating facility is available on direct payment basis, The Echo-point, Kundale for boating in Shikara type of boats. Visit Munnar town for shopping. The must buy stuff is tea & spices here.
Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 03: Munnar - Periyar
After breakfast we head to Periyar, the land of wilderness and untamed wildlife. Declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978, this wildlife sanctuary is one of India's most prominent tiger reserves and has played a major role in the conservation of tigers. The sanctuary, noted for its diversity of wildlife, evergreen forests, and scenic beauty, receives a large number of tourists from all over the world.
Night stay in Periyar.
Day 04: Periyar
Morning after breakfast we start off early for a boat ride at the Lake Periyar witnessing other intriguing and rare species of animals dwelling in the sanctuary include the Sambar Deer, Nilgiri Tahr, Wild Pigs, Nilgiri Langur, the highly endangered Lion-Tailed Macaque, Small Travancore Flying Squirrel, Stripe-Necked Mongoose, Nilgiri Marten and many more
Due to fluctuating weather conditions in this region, we shall schedule this boat ride after arriving in Periyar. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Periyar - Kumarkom
After breakfast enjoy the morning breakfast check out from the hotel and enjoy journey to Kumarakom. a land lying on the banks of Lake Vembanad, enveloped with stunning scenery. Engage in what the locals master in - pluck huge coconuts and learn de-husking, breaking and grating them to prepare delicious dishes, flavoured with exotic spices! Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a home to thousand and more of rare species of birds, is also included in the itinerary.
Overnight stay in the hotel
Day 06: Kumarkom - Alleppey (House Boat)
After breakfast, check out of the resort and check in at a houseboat. In the evening, the houseboat will start cruising towards Alleppey. The house boat will be fully furnished with single and double bedrooms, sundeck, private balcony and a kitchen. It also comprises a chef, Oarsmen & cabin assistant. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. Enjoy your day on the cruising houseboat which will take you to various locations. Cruise along the placid lake and enjoy the panoramic views of the paddy fields, narrow canals and coconut lagoons. Cruising through this serene backwater will give you a taste of the lifestyle of an average Keralite, also have a glimpse of the fishing communities as you drift along the backwaters. The house boat will cruise through a number of canals including Azhikkal Canal, Kuppapuram, Pallathuruthy, Swamy Canal, Meenapally Kayal, Muttael Canal, Kainakary Church Canal, VattaKayal, Venattukadu Canal, Aakkathara Canal. Overnight stay will be on the houseboat.
Day 07: Alleppy - Cochin
We disembark the house boat and head for Cochin. At the second largest metropolitan of Kerala, awaits a splendid cultural evening filled with art, music and grandeur. We attend a Kathakalli recitation and performance that elaborates the legendary epic of Mahabharatha. Watch this jaw dropping performance as the dancers get the scriptures to life. We retire for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Cochin Departure
Morning get dropped at Cochin International airport for your flight back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the "God's Own Country".
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