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Kerala Tour package - 07 nights/08 days

Destinations of Luxury Kerala Tour - Cochin - Periyar - Houseboat - Kumarakom

Kerala was recently voted as one of the top ten destinations in the World by the Conde-Nast traveler. It is called as God’s own country. Kerala is a completely different experience than anything else in India. The Luxury Kerala tour provides a wonderful experience of the Kerala backwaters and Kettuvalams (converted rice barges), see elephants in the wild, sit in a hammock and relax in natures embrace, eat spicy seafood specialties etc. This Kerala tour also gives you an opportunity to experience the famous Ayurveda massages. In this Kerala tour package, you get the privilege of experiencing the luxury and comfort of the most authentic and atmospheric hotels.

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Day 01

Arrive Cochin

Your Kerala tour begins with your arrival in Cochin where you will be received by Trans India Holidays representative and will be transferred to Hotel Brunton Boatyard.
Hotel Brunton Boatyard:
In a charming heritage style, The Brunton boatyard is constructed on the site of a boatyard. The Brunton Boatyard is a spacious and a stylish hotel, in the heart of Fort Cochin.
There is an ancient world feeling in the rooms of the Brunton Boatyard. The Brunton Boatyard has a sparkling pool and very polite staff. The Brunton Boatyard also has an excellent Keralan kitchen.
Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 2

In Cochin

This morning head out for Cochin's half day of sight seeing starting from the Dutch Palace, The Portuguese constructed The Mattancherry Palace in 1557, and presented to the Maharaja of Cochin, Veera Kerala Varma (1537-61) as sign of goodwill. After 1663, the Dutch carried out some constructions and renovations in the palace, and from that day it was widely called as the ‘Dutch Palace’, continue your sightseeing to The Jewish Synangogue, The Jewish Synagogue is located near the Dutch Palace. This synagogue was constructed in 1568 and was brilliantly decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. The Synagogue has a giant scroll of the Old Testament, then to the Cochin Harbor, the very popular tourist attraction the Chinese Fishing nets. These fishing nets are one of its kind and are found only in India, then to the St. Francis Church which was constructed in 1503 by the Europeans. This church was the oldest church in India.
And finally visit the Hill Palace which was constructed by the Raja of Kochi in the 19th century. The Kochi province was ruled from the Hill Palace.
Later in the evening you will be picked up by the guide and will be taken to a Kathakali Dance Performance at a local theatre and then return to the Brunton Boatyard
Overnight stay in Cochin

Day 3

Drive Cochin to Periyar (200 kms/04 hrs)

After the stay at the beautiful Brunton Boatyard in Cochin start your drive to Periyar, the next destination on your Kerala tour. Periyar is one of the most popular National Parks in Southern India, but these days this is more famous for its serene feel than sightings of wildlife. The uniqueness of the sanctuary extends around the banks of a huge artificial lake that was created by the damming of the Periyar River a century ago. The sanctuary is known for the Tigers.
On your arrival, check in to the Spice Village Resort, Spice Village is an eco-friendly traditional Keralan style resort on the outskirt of the wildlife sanctuary. Spice Village is spread over a vast area. The cottages of the resort are surrounded by a magnificent plantation which boasts hundreds of species of flowers, spices and plants. The resort also has a Resident Naturalist, who escorts you to an informative walk through the plantations. Later in the evening go on for a boat ride in to the Periyar National Park.

Overnight stay in Periyar.

Day 4

In Periyar

This morning the guide will pick you up from the resort for a guided tour to the nearby spice plantation. Cinnamom and ginger, pepper and cardamom, and various other spices grown on the Periyar hill made it nature’s taste factory in the 14th century, as Cochin became nature’s harbor, the shipping port for a spice hungry world.
Overnight stay in Periyar.

Day 5

Drive Periyar to Kumarakom & board Houseboat (200 kms/04 hrs)

After a relaxing stay at the Spice village resort, Periyar, this morning you drive to Kumarakom, the next destination on your Kerala Tour.
Kumarakom is a small village on the Vembanad Lake in Kerela. This beautiful paradise stocked with mangrove forests, beryl green paddy fields and coconut groves comprises with water ways and canals adorned with while lilies. Kumarakom charms the tourist from all over the world. It offers a wide variety of flora, beautiful sightseeing, boating and fishing experiences. It is a part of Kuttanad region and the bird sanctuary spread over 14 acres is a safe home for many migratory birds. It is a fascinating sight for the visitors. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat ride round the islands, as hundreds of swaying verdant coconut palms lining the rivers lean to brush the tops of your heads.
On your arrival you check into a private house boat for an overnight stay.
The houseboats used in Kerala Backwaters offers one or two cabins with a small sitting room and crew of two staff and a chef. The cuisine served onboard is the authentic Kerala cuisine. For most of the journeys the boat is poled, sailing between the dawn and the dusk.
Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 6

Houseboat to Kumarakom

After a relaxing stay and a bit of cruising on the lake, disembark the houseboat in Kumarakom and then you will be met and transferred to the Coconut Lagoon resort for a 2 night stay.
The Coconut Lagoon Resort is situated on the Eastern shore of Vembanad Lake. This resort is a set on an abandoned coconut plantation and has been designed and planned to give visitors an authentic sight into Kuttanad life. The resort houses individual cottages called as the Tharawads, the traditional wooden houses of Kerala. Some of these cottages are century old and some dates back to the early 1700s but some of them are constructed recently. The Heritage Mansions and the Heritage Bungalows are furnished in a way that they all retain the mystic beauty of the original family home. The resort features a private, present-day, outdoor bathroom, complete with a banana tree reaching up through the open roof. The food is served in the resorts restaurant, housed in one of the most beautiful Tharawads. The resort is well known for its superb Keralan (veg and Non-Veg) cuisine. It also has a pool area which is overlooked by an attractive teak wood bar and plenty of hammocks all over the property for the afternoon nap.
Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 7

In Kumarakom

No activities are scheduled for the day, either relax, pamper and treat yourself to the mouthwatering Kerala cuisine or head out on a cycle or a boat ride to enjoy the spectacular flora and fauna and try your hand at fishing too.
Overnight stay in Kumarakom

Day 8

Drive Kumarakom to Cochin (85 kms/02 hrs) and depart Cochin

Your Kerala tour ends here with your transfer back to Cochin International Airport for your departure flight.

Category of Hotels Valid from 01st May' 2017 till 30th Sep'2017 Valid from 01st Oct'2017 till 30th Apr'2018
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CITIES PLATINUM
Cochin Brunton Boatyard (Deluxe sea facing room)
Periyar Spice Village (Deluxe Villa)
Houseboat Spice Coast Houseboat
Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon (Deluxe Pool Villa)

*Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December'2017 and 05th January'2018 and during the month of February' 2018.

Inclusions:-

  • • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis (except on board houseboat where all meals are included) at the hotels mentioned above.
  • All arrival-departure transfers and land transportation using an aircon car exactly as per the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tours along with a local English Speaking Guide / naturalist and including entrance fee to monuments exactly as mentioned above in the Itinerary.
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