Kerala remains one of the richest state where way of life and peace has balanced the wave of modernization. It contains a wide variety of landscapes and natural resources: tropical forest, tea plantations and hilly tracts, the fields of spices and coconut grove, the lake and Back Water canals allows to discover the beautiful authentic villages on the shore. and blue lagoons, sandy beaches and of course its centers of Ayurveda massage. Le Kerala has left its own influence of the arts such as music, dance, architecture and painting.
Day 1:- Arrival Cochin by evening, Check in hotel.
Day 2:- Visit Cochin.
Day 3:- Cochin – Munnar. 130 kms. 4h
Day 4:- Munnar tea slope and natural beauty.
Day 5 :- Munnar –Thekkady -Periyar. 110 kms, 3h 30 de route
Day 6:- Thekkady / Perryar – Spice Garden, excursion in periyar lake
Day 7/8:- Periyar. – Allepy 130 km 4h. and Back water cruise
Day 9:- Allepy to Kumarokom, Explore villages
Day 10:- Kumarakom — Cherai Beach-85 kms.
Day 11:- Cherai : Visit villages, and relax on beach
Day 12:- Departure
Day 01: Arrival Cochin by evening, Check in hotel.
Morning arrived at Cochin, transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Visit Cochin.
Cochin is situated between the Oman’s sea and many small islands. It has been a Portuguese, then Dutch prosperous territory on the silk and spices road. It is a kind of magical place: you will walk in the old streets, visit the Saint François’s church, the synagogue, the Dutch Palace, you will discover the fishermen coming back from fishing and their huge and famous nets fixed on the shore. In the evening, you will be able to see a Kathakhali performance (extra, in option). Night in hotel.
Day 3: Cochin – Munnar. 130 kms. 4h
Morning leave to Munar
MUNNAR : A breathtakingly beautiful , a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country. Set at an altitude of 1600 meters in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations – pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests – aroma of spice scented cool air, Munnar has all these and more. It’s the place you would love to visit – it’s the place you would wish never to leave.
We will enjoy afternoon to explore the surrounding area. Visit evergreen tea slopes and cardamom plantation is a treat for a naturalist with a vast variety of evergreen trees under the shade of which the cardamom is cultivated . Night in hotel.
Day 4: Munnar: Rajamala national park, Pothamedu and Nyayamakad for tea slope and natural beauty.
Morning departure to spot the natural habitat of the Niligiri Tahr ( if we are lucky ) at Rajamala national park . Visiting Time : 0700 – 1800 hrs. Visitors are not allowed during the monsoon.
Later drive to Pothamedu for 6 km from Munnar to enjoy the excellent view of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations on its rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery.
After Lunch if time permit visit Nyayamakad with its enchanting surroundings is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters. Back to Munar. Night in hotel.
Day 5: Munnar –Thekkady -Periyar. 110 kms , 3h 30 de route
Road goes over the hills of Nil Giri, enroute visit spice garden accompanied by naturalist. Afternoon check in hotel, later short visit to the bazaar where you will find a wide choice of spices. Night in hotel.
Day 6 : Thekkady / Perryar
In the morning take a boat ride (sub. to availability) in the Periyar lake exposes one to the realms of natures and provides a chance to spot the wildlife as elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar, bison etc. After late breakfast, visit Tea slope and spice garden, afternoon at leisure, night in hotel.
Day 7 / 8 : Periyar. – Allepy 130 km 4h. and boating on back water canal.
Leave to Allepey to spend 2 days at the peaceful rhythm of the Kerala Backwaters, visiting the canals by boat, stroll by foot in the villages through paddy fields and the coconut trees, interact with local people to have the insight of their culture, Night in A/C house boat.
Day 9-: Allepy to Kumarokom
After breakfast leave the boat and transfer to your hotel at kumarakoram, Afternoon visit the villages to meet the peoples and to admire the keralian traditional architecture, evening at leisure, night in hotel.
Day 10: Kumarakom — Cherai Beach-85 kms.
Transfer to Cherai beach, check in at 12 noon, Day at Leisure on one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala, it is ideal for swimming, surfing and sunbathing. night in hotel
Day 11: Cherai
Visit nearby typical Kerala village to explore the charm of local life, surrounded by coconut groves , one can witness coconut tapper creeping high to fetch the another attraction is the ‘Poyil’ a large inland lake separated from the ocean by only a narrow sandbar. While strolling observe the Chinese fishing net lined at the end of the beach, one can take chance to get the glimpse of Dolphins springing out and dive back, fishermen activities by evening and in the morning. Rest time at leisure on beach, night in hotel.
Day 12 : Departure: at 4h30 A.M.in the morning
As per flight schedule transfer to International Airport of Cochin, 26 kms. Of distance between Cherai and cochin airport, Return flight by EK 0523 DXB (Dubai)
Check out time is 12 noon. No room from 12 noon onward.
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Activity: Culture — Adventure Tours
Season: Oct — March
Duration: 12 Days
Unique architecture and culture heritage of Kerala
The synagogues of the colonial era
Spice markets and bustling Bazar
Lush Tea slopes and spice gardens of the Western Ghats
Boat cruise in backwater canal
The stroll in the villages to interact with local population
Relax on the sandy beaches,
Thrilling return of fishermen on seafront.