Pride of Kerala

9 Nights / 10 Days

Overview

Kerala is blessed with its scenic beauty wrapped with green nature. The ‘God’s Own Country’ will be the best stop to be away from the hustles and bustles of your life. This Kerala Holiday Package starts with Cochin or Kochi a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. Moving further to Periyar National Park famous for its gorgeousness, greenery and stillness, the park is the dwelling place of abundant significant species, including the royal tigers and majestic elephants apart from other reptiles, fishes and birds. We continue our journey to Kumarakom it is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake .A short drive will take us to the Alleppey jetty point where you board your House Boat for an overnight experience on Kerala backwaters that have been known for their mesmerizing and alluring charms spread across the whole area and finally unwinding in Mararior Mararikulam Beach to relax and enjoy the serene beaches.

Highlights

  • Traditional Dance Show – Kathakali
  • Explore beauty of the multi ethnic Cochin
  • 2 Hour Cochin Sunset Harbour Cruise
  • Boat Ride on Lake Periyar
  • Gavi Jeep Safari
  • Bird Sanctuary visit
  • Cruise on the scenic Backwaters of Kerala
  • Enjoy your time at the houseboat
  • Kerala Traditional Meals on House Boat
  • Golden Sand Beaches of Marari

Cochin (Kochi)

Periyar

Kumarakom

Alleppey (Alappuzha)

Marari

Tour Route

2 Nights

Cochin

2 Nights

2 Nights

Periyar

2 Nights

2 Nights

Kumarakom

2 Nights

1 Night

House Boat (Alleppey)

1 Night

2 Nights

Marai

2 Nights

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10

Arrive Cochin

Upon arrival at Cochin International Airport you are met by our company executive who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel

Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. Upon arrival in Cochin Airport you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

In the Evening enjoy Kathakali Dance - The Traditional Dance show in local theatre. Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Cochin

Cochin

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for city tour of Cochin visiting Mattancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace. This palace is also famous for depicting Kerala mural paintings. The palace is built in the traditional style of Kerala architecture. Jewish Synagogue Also known as Paradesi Synagogue. It is the oldest synagogue in the entire Commonwealth of Nations and was built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Chinese Fishing Nets are the most iconic and popular attractions of Kerala peculiar to Kochi located next to Fort Kochi. One of the significant cultural symbols of Kerala, the spot is also one of the most photographed places in all of town, attracting hordes of tourists and photographers on an everyday basis. The image of the beautifully silhouetted fishing nets against the backdrop of clear waters at sunset is really appeasing and makes up for a breathtakingly beautiful sight.
St. Francis Church is the oldest European church in India. The great Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama who discovered the sea route from Europe to India died in Kochi. His body was buried in this church.

Also walk in Fort Kochi’s seaside promenade, and get a glimpse of daily life in Kochi

Evening Enjoy a two hours boat cruise during sunset in the Cochin Harbor with spectacular views of the Marine Drive, and Bolgatty Island. See the sunset from the boat where the Kochi Lagoon opens out into the Arabian Sea.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin

Cochin – Periyar(By Private Vehicle 185 Kms 4 ½ Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Periyar (Thekkady). Upon arrival in Periyar check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Periyar is also known as Thekkady. It is a National Park and one of the Tiger Reserves in India. The dense jungles and greenery have transformed it into India’s largest wildlife sanctuaries. This Tiger Reserve is home to one of Great Indian Tiger. Feel like you’re top on the world by opting for elephant rides through the dense forests. Over 320 species of birds, 160 varieties of butterflies co-exist in their natural habitat amidst the jungles of Thekkady.
Afternoon take a Boat Ride on Lake Periyar in Common Boat to explore the Wild Life.
Periyar Lake boating experience is one of unique among all boating while in Kerala. Here the steamer will take you to the ride inside the lake where you can see lots of birds and other species in nearby Periyar park.

Then visit to spice plantation. As you take a walk along the streets of Kumily or the winding pathways among the plantations, the thing that strikes you first is the lingering aroma in the air. The scent may be of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon or cardamom and sometimes a fragrance that combines the scents of two or more spices. The geographical and climatic peculiarities of Kumily such as the cool climate and its elevation from the sea level make it ideal for spice cultivation.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Periyar

Periyar

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Full Day Jeep Safari in Periyar (Breakfast, lunch, evening tea snacks, trekking, jeep safari, pedal boating included)

Gavi Jeep Safari is conducting by the KTDC and it starts by 05:30 AM and ends at 05:00 PM only. Gavi is an eco-tourist spot in Kerala which has widely become popular after 'Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India. A must visit place for all nature lovers as Gavi is preserved in its natural scenic beauty untainted by the mighty hands of modernity. Gavi is mainly known for its wildlife. Endangered species including the NilgiriTahr and Lion-tailed macaque are often sighted at the outskirts of Gavi. Kerala’s very own treasure elephants can be sighted abundantly. If you are the bird watcher, Gavi is the place for you. With more than 260 species of birds including the great pied hornbill, woodpecker, and kingfishers, Gavi is a heaven for birdwatchers. A splendid spot to be visited at least once for all those who love nature.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Periyar

Periyar – Kumarakom (By Private Vehicle 140 Kms 3 ½ Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Checkout

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Kumarakom. Upon arrival in Kumarakom check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Kumarakom is a serene, emerald green peninsula set in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake which is dotted with numerous traditional rice boats rafts and canoes. This backwater spot is abundant with flora and fauna, being especially rich in marine . The rural folk of Kumarakom are peace loving, keep their houses and surroundings clean,and follow a healthy lifestyle. Fishing is their main source of livelihood while rice, tapioca and fish curry form part of their regular food…

Rest of the day at leisure or Optional you can take an Ayurvedic Massage in one of the best Ayurvedic Massage center to rejuvenate yourself

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kumarakom

Kumarakom

Breakfast in the Hotel

Morning Excursion to Birds Sanctuary situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake. This sanctuary is a safe home for many migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck etc. They live with other birds in flocks such as darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos are fascinating sight

Afternoon free to explore own or option you can enjoy the sunset shikara cruise begins from Kumarakom Boat dock at 4.30 PM. The sunset view from the Kumarakom backwaters is one of the most beautiful sunset view in Kerala.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kumarakom

Kumarakom – Alleppey (BY Private Vehicle 38 Kms 1 Hrs Drive) Alleppey Jetty to board House Boat

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later you are transferred to Alleppey Jetty to board House Boat floating on the Kerala backwaters. Cruise through the back waters and palm fringed waterways and you would be able to breeze past the water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves.

Houseboat starts at around 12pm. After introductions and a welcome drink cruise along the lakes and canals for an hour or two before docking the boat at a beautiful spot for lunch. Here your crew will prepare delicious Keralite meals from freshly brought vegetables from the market.
After lunch, you will set away again for an afternoon of cruising covering the Pallathuruthy river, Pukaitha river and Pullangady for sightseeing or photo sessions and maybe stopping at a local village or going for a canoe ride. The boat will dock overnight at around 5:30pm (overnight cruising is not permitted) just before the sun goes down, which makes for the perfect time for a walk along the banks by the rice paddies before dinner. (Delicious Traditional Kerala Meals Lunch and Dinner included)
Overnight stay at the House Boat

House Boat disembark at Alleppey & Alleppey – Marari(By Private Vehicle 15 Kms ½ Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Houseboat

Later Houseboat disembarks at Alleppey at 09:30 Hrs and you will be picked up from Jetty point and proceed for Marari. Upon arrival in Marari check in at your pre booked Hotel

Marari Beach one of the great delights of the Malabar Coast a serene and beautiful ideal place for someone who wants to explore the backwaters of Kerala and relax amidst peaceful environment. Nestled in the picturesque fishing village of Mararikulam. The beach is verged by unlimited lines of coconut palms.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Marari

Marari

Breakfast in the Hotel

Day at leisure on the Beach to explore your own
Optional go to Ayurvedic Massage Centre for an Ayurvedic Massage to rejenuvate yourself.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Marari

Marari – Cochin (By Private Vehicle 70 Kms, 1 ½ Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Our executive would assist you and transfer you to the Cochin International Airport to board Flight for Onward Journey

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Pricing*

– £1315 / $1815 per person for a minimum of 2 travellers on a twin or double sharing basis.
– £575 / $795 for single room supplement.

Price valid till 30th April 2023 & based in Standard Hotels

Included

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double Sharing basis
  • Houseboat on Full Board basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Transfers
  • City Sightseeing
  • Air Conditioned Private Car with Driver
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances to Monuments
  • GST

Not Included

  • International Flight
  • Insurance
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Meals -Lunch and Dinner (except Houseboat)
  • Camera and Video charges
  • Tips
  • Visa Charges

* Terms and Conditions Apply

  1. Prices applicable for standard hotels, luxury accommodations available on request.
  2. Prices valid upto 30th April 2023.
  3. Christmas and New Year supplement applicable extra.
  4. Local taxes apply.

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