Destinations: Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Day 01: Arrival Cochin
On your arrival at Kochi (Cochin) in Kerala, India our associates will receive you at the airport or railway station and assist you in your transfer to the hotel.
You will check in at the hotel and may relax for a while.
Kochi: it is a very fine natural harbor very interestingly formed due to a flood which came in AD 1341 because of which an estuary was opened up. Till then, it was a land locked region. Kochi became the first European town-ship in India when the Portuguese settled here in the 15th century AD. Today, there are nearly thirteen communities living in the kochin city in kerala, India.
Overnight stay will be at Cochin.
Day 2: Cochin
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will start for sightseeing tour of Cochin City.
You will visit the Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate and Bastion Bungalow.
Overnight stay will be at Kochi.
In the evening, you may take pleasure in the Kathakkali Dance Presentation. There is over night stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Cochin - Thekkady
By Road 180 km in 4 hr
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will check out from hotel and proceed for Thekkady, which is 180 km's from Cochin.
Periyar National Park: It is a dwelling of wild elephant, boar, deer and Indian tiger.
On your arrival you will check in at the hotel. You may relax for some time. In the evening, go for boat cruise in the lake to spot wild animals.
The overnight stay will be at Periyar.
Day 4: Periyar
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will get a half-day nature walk, along with an expert guide, in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
In the afternoon you will visit Spice Plantations of cardamom, cinnamon and pepper and Coffee and Tea Gardens. On the way back to your hotel, you may stop at the local market to pick up fresh and fragrant spices.
The overnight stay will be at Periyar.
Day 5: Periyar - Kumarakom
By Road 130 km in 4 hr
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will check out from the hotel and proceed to Kumarakom which is a 4 hour trip from Periyar. En-route you will visit the Tea Factory to observe the process of making tea and Rubber Plantations.
You will visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary when you arrive. From there you will proceed to the Vembanad Lake.
Kumarakom: It is located on the Vembanad Lake and at a distance of 10 km from Kottayam. The land at Kumarakom is divided into a series of islands, which are formed due to a broad network of canals and lakes. You will understand that there is only one island formed because of the backwaters.
You will check into a traditional houseboat of Kerala and go on a relaxing backwater cruise along the lake. The houseboat is equipped with all modern comforts. You may enjoy your lunch, dinner and breakfast in the houseboat. The houseboat will anchor at Vembanad Lake for the night.
Overnight stay will be at Houseboat.
Day 6: Backwaters
Breakfast will be provided on the houseboat. The cruise will begin with a short stop over at Aryad Church and Pathiramanal.
You will have your lunch on the houseboat. You will visit the Bird Sanctuary. Finally the boat will anchor at Kottayam, the Land of Lakes.
Overnight stay will be at the Houseboat.
Day 7: Alleppey
Breakfast will be provided on the houseboat. You will start your journey towards Kanjipadam, Pallthuruthi, and Kuppapuram to see local village life of the people settled on both the sides of this narrow canal.
You will disembark from the houseboat at Alleppey.
Alleppey: is also known as Alappuzha, it is famous for its boat races, houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes. Kuttanad, called the 'Rice Bowl of Kerala', in Alappuzha is one of few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
You will drive through the bridges, over the canals and passing through the villages, to reach the airport in time for your flight to the next destination.
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