Best of Kerala

Best of Kerala
Duration 7 Nights / 8 Days
Places Covered Kochi – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom
Tour Highlights Historic Kochi, Tea Plantations of Munnar & Backwaters of Kumarakom

Day 01: Arrive Cochin

On arrival in Cochin you will be met and transfer to hotel after noon tour of historic Fort Cochin influenced by many international cultures such as Portuguese, Chinese and Dutch visit St. Francis Church where Portuguese sailor Vasco Da Gama buried and visit Jewish synagogue – decorated by large Belgian chandeliers and hand painted Chinese tiles later visit to Dutch Palace which houses lots of mural paintings and visit Chinese Fishing Nets introduced by Chinese traders long ago still available in Kerala backwaters as a traditional way of fishing overnight in Cochin 

Day 02: Cochin – Munnar

 
After breakfast leave for Munnar – considered the heaven of peace and tranquility & covered by an unending expanse of tea plantations with valleys and mountains, it also preserves exotic species of flora and fauna along with the rare Neelakurunji plant offering an exhilarating colour to the mountain region, check into your resort after noon explore the tea plantations area near by the resort accompanied by resort staff evening enjoy the campfire, barbeque and dinner overnight in Munnar 

Day 03: Munnar – Thekkady 

After breakfast leave for Thekkady through the scenic hills of cardamom, tea and other plantations enroute visit a tea processing factory check into Hotel after noon visit Periyar Tiger reserve by boat – chances of seeing wild animals and take spice plantations tour – you will actually witness the spices in natural habitat overnight in Thekkady

Day 04: Thekkady 

Morning take bullock cart ride at 6.00am to visit the farmlands of a village hidden in the valley behind the mountains of Periyar Tiger Reserve evening witness the Kathakali dance show – traditional dance form of Kerala overnight in Thekkady

Day 05: Thekkady – Kumarakom 

After breakfast leave for Kumarakom – a unique backwater destination, located on the banks of Vembanad Lake check into Resort rest of the day free for Ayurveda massage overnight in Kumarakom 

Day 06: Kumarakom 

Morning free at noon houseboat will pick you from the backwater resort you will board the houseboat cruise through the canals of Vembanad Lake to view the traditional Kerala village life and culture remind unchanged for many years, here your crew will prepare you delicious Kerala meal on board overnight in Houseboat

Day 07: Houseboat Cruise

Continue to cruise toward Alleppey overnight in Houseboat 

Day 08: Alleppey – Cochin airport 

Disembark from the houseboat & transfer to Cochin for onward journey 

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