Day 01: Arrival Cochin check in hotel.
Morning arrived at Cochin, transfer to hotel.
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 FranÃ§ois’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 Cochin.
Day 2: Cochin, Thrissur. 80 kms. 2:30 drive.
Afteraleisurely breakfastdeparture to Trissur, check in a hotel, visit theVadakhmnathan temple situatednear the town center, An ancient templeof Keralawhich also housesa museum ofancientwall paintings, wood carvings and art objectsofhistorical value. By eveningexcursion toGuruvayoorto admiredthe sunsetfrom the beach.Guruvayooris aHindupilgrim centerin Kerala which is visited byHindu believers, in theHindumythologyGuruvayooris a symbol ofthe imageof LordKrishana(reincarnation of Vishanu) night.in Trissur.
Day 3: Thrissur -Cheruthuruthy-Thrissur —
Departure to Cheruthuruthy, A small town near Thrissur known in the world for the training center of Kathakali founded by Narayana Menon Vallathol. This tour will allow you to know the tradition and cultural heritage of Kerala in its dance form, pottery and art objects of Cheruthuruthy. After noon visit he city, nights in a hotel.
Day 4: Thrissur.-Thattekad. 70 kms, 2 hours drive. (35 – 523 m)
Departure to Thattekad to visit the sanctuary that is also known by the name of Salim Ali bird Sanctuary, It is located in the Ernakulam distt. at the north of river periyar near Munnar elongated in the lower region of Western Ghats, It is one of the richest bird life sanctuary of India that attracts nature lovers to find tremendous varieties of birds. night in a hotel.
Kayaking and cycling in the sanctury .is included in the cost ( sub to change )
Day 5: Thattekad -Munnar.95 kms. 3h
Early morning leve for bird watching in the sanctuary , later
Back for breakfast and leave to Munar
MUNNAR : 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 region .Visit tea.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 . One can meet the peoples ( Women ) working on the slope of tea plantation . Night in Munar.
Day 6 : Munnar.
Short walk in the hills of Munar , stroll in the spice and tea gardens, Afternpoon back to Munar, Rest time at leissure, night in hotel.
Day 7 : Munnar —Thekkady -Periyar. 110 kms , 3h 30 de route
Road goes over the hills of Nil Giri, en route visit spice garden accompanied by naturalist. Check in hotel , later leave for city tour.
Short visit to the bazaar where you will find a wide choice of spices. In the evening the boat safari on 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. Night in Thekkady.
Jour 8 /9: Periyar. — Allepy 130 km 4h. , and boating on back water canal
Afternoon arrive Allepy, Lunch and board in house boat to spend 2 days at the peaceful rhythm of the Kerala Backwaters, visiting the canals by boat, stroll by foot in the villages in through paddy fields and the coconut trees’, Night in A/C boat.with all meals.
Day 10: Transfer 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 11: 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 12 : Cherai :
Visit nearby typical Kerala village to explore the charm of local life , surrounded by paddy fields and lush green 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,
Day 13: Departure: at 4h30 A.M.in the morning
Early morning transfer to International Airport of Cochin , 26 kms. Of distance between Cherai and cochin airport,
Return flight by EK 0523 DXB ( Dubai )