A short tour of God's own country - verdant hillsides with their bounty of spices; intensely green paddy fields, the backwaters, wildlife and lush countryside of Kerala. Kochi, where the tour begins, is a cluster of islands and one of the finest natural harbors in the world.
Munnar an exotic hill station, suspended in time amidst sprawling tea plantations; wildlife reserve at Thekkady ; Kumarakom who slumbers on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake with its numerous canals, streams and distributaries that weave an intricate and enchangtingly beautiful web all combine to make this a most enjoyable itinerary.
- stay on a luxurious traditional houseboat
- Fantastic Experiences included
- Services of an English-Speaking local Guide
- Departs: london
- Arrives: cochin, India
- Departs: cochin, India
- Arrives: london
Classical Kerala - Superior Tour
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A short tour of God's own country - verdant hillsides with their bounty of spices; intensely green paddy fields, the backwaters, wildlife and lush countryside of Kerala.
Kochi, where the tour begins, is a cluster of islands and one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Munnar an exotic hill station, suspended in time amidst sprawling tea plantations; wildlife reserve at Thekkady ; Kumarakom who slumbers on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake with its numerous canals, streams and distributaries that weave an intricate and enchangtingly beautiful web all combine to make this a most enjoyable itinerary.
Cochin - St. Francis Curch, Santa Cruz Basilica and an evening classical dance show (Kathakali)
Mannur - Kannan Devan Hill, Anaimudi (south India's Highest peak) and the Tata Tea Museum
Thekkady - Wildlife sanctuary at Periyar forest and the spice plantation
Alleppey - Board a house boat overnight to Kumarakom
Day 1 - Arrival Cochin
Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be met & assisted by our representative & will be transferred to your hotel.
Spend the rest of your day is at leisure.
Cochin (Kochi) is spread across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. The city was founded in 1341 when a flood created a natural safe port which became the principal harbour for Malabar Coast's spice trade.
Stay overnight in Cochin.
Day 2 - Cochin
Today morning after breakfast, set off for the half day tour of Cochin.
Visit the St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets and Dutch Palace.
In the evening witness the Classical Indian Dance Show - Kathakali, the classical drama of Kerala.
Stay overnight in Cochin.
Day 3 - Cochin to Munnar
Today morning after breakfast, drive to Munnar (130 kms / 4 Hrs).
Upon arrival in Munnar, check-in at the hotel.
Munnar is the nature-lover's paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills lies the quiet and restful resort of Munnar. Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters. Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak.
Later proceed to visit the Tata Tea Museum.
Stay overnight in Munnar.
Day 4 - Munnar to Thekkady
Morning post breakfast you will be driven Munnar to Thekkady.
Upon arrival proceed for check-in at hotel.
Periyar forest of Thekkady is well known for wild life sanctuary, situated on the banks of Periyar Lake and also known for diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, which attracts visitors from all over the world.
Stay overnight in Thekkady
Day 5 - Thekkady
In the morning proceed for a guided walk through spice plantation to see the cultivation of cardamom, pepper, vanilla and coffee.
In the afternoon proceed for common boat ride at the Lake Periyar.
Stay overnight in Periyar
Evening is at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 - Thekkady to Alleppey
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Alleppey Jetty point to board houseboat.
Stay overnight on board.
Day 7 - Alleppey to Kumarakom
Today morning after breakfast, de-board at the hotel.
Proceed to check-in at the hotel.
Kumarakom: Located on the Southern coast of India enjoys a well-balanced tropical climate. Nature has composed its magic to perfection here. A million verdant coconut palms lining the rivers lean to examine its reflections on the glassy rivers. Everywhere, nature is at its best. Blooming forth in perfumes of flowers. In the riot of colours of multi-hued birds is the fresh, succulent and bountiful freshwater fishes.
Spend the evening at leisure.
Stay overnight in Kumarakom.
Day 8 - Kumarakom to Cochin and departure
Today morning on time, you will be transferred in your private car back to Cochin International airport to connect flight for onward destination.
A fantastic holiday. very different to The Golden Triangle but equally good.
Anne Carroll reviewing Classical Kerala - Superior Tour (23-Feb-2018)
£1009 per person
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