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Best of Kerala Tour

Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination : Trivandrum - Periyar - Kumarakom - House Boat - Munnar - Cochin
Day 01: - Arrive Trivandrum, India
Sunset at Kovalam Beach Sunset View of Kovalam
Arrive at Trivandrum International Airport. Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our representative who will arrange for your transfer to your hotel at Kovalom (16 kms/½ hrs.) for check-in. Overnight stay at hotel in Kovalam.

Day 02: - Kovalam
After breakfast, you are collected from your hotel for a full day excursion to Trivandrum & Kanyakumari. The sunset at Kanyakumari is a spectacle worth seeing. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: - Kovalam
Whole day at your disposal to relax and enjoy the sandy beaches of Kovalam. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: - Kovalam – Periyar
This morning you will be driven to Periyar (276 kms/06 hrs.) Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: - Periyar
After breakfast you are collected from your hotel for Boat ride on Periyar Lake. Late in the afternoon visit a nearby Spice Plantation. The area is famous for Cardomom, Cofee and Tea plantations . Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: - Periyar - Kumarakom
After breakfast, you drive to Kumarakom.
Kumarakom: The enchanting backwater destination of Kumarakom is a small village that is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in South India. Kumarkom strengthens Kerala’s reputation for being God’s own country with its unbelievably beautiful mangrove forests, coconut groves and emerald green paddy fields interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lillies. It is part of the Kuttanad region, and the bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres makes it any ornithologist's paradise.

Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the Nature’s beauty on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 07: - Kumarakom
House Boat Houseboat of Kerala
The whole day Day at leisure. Enjoy the scenic natural beauty. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08: - Kumarakom – House boat
House Boat - A highlight of any trip to Kerala in South India is a night spent onboard a houseboat, or a rice barge. These converted rice barges or "Kettuvallams" sail along shallow, palm-fringed lakes and narrow canals where coconut and cashew is loaded onto dugouts. You pass villages built on narrow spits of land, stopping to visit local markets, or to marvel at craftsmen engaged in centuries-old boat-making tradition. Overnight stay on board the Houseboat.

Day 09: - House boat – Allepey – Munnar
After breakfast, disembark the houseboat in Alleppey and depart for Munnar by road (150 kms / 03 hrs).
Munnar – Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains - exotic species of flora and fauna in its wildlife sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented air - yes! Munnar has all these and more. Breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district. Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Munnar is essentially a tea town. The tea plantations have now been taken over by the Tata Tea Company. It's the place you would love to visit - it's the place you would wish never to leave.

Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: - Munnar
Today, you could take a tour to one of Munnar’s many tea gardens or Spice plantations. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: - Munnar – Cochin
Chinese Fishing Net, Coching Chinese Fishing Net, Cochin
This morning you drive to Cochin.
Cochin: - Heralded as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century. Occupied by the Portuguese Empire in 1503, Kochi was the first of the European colonies in colonial India. It remained the main seat of Portuguese India until 1530, when Goa was chosen instead. The city was later occupied by the Dutch and the British, with the kingdom of Cochin becoming a princely state. Cochin proudly boasts a rich cultural heritage, but is also one of the most fast-paced and modern cities in India.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: - Cochin
This tour includes a visit to Fort Cochin – home to a unique community of Eurasians, commonly known as "Anglo-Indians". The architecture of the quiet streets in this enclave is very definitely, European with fine houses built by wealthy British traders, and Dutch cottages with split farmhouse doors. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: - Depart Cochin
Met by our representative and escorted from your hotel to the Cochin airport in time for your flight home.