07 DAYS & 06 NIGHTS
TRIVANDRUM I PERIYAR I ALLEPPEY I COCHIN
The timeless beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Kovalam, the enchantingwoodsandforestsofThekkady, theserenityofthepristine backwaters of Alleppy, Cochin the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.
Meet/assistance on arrival.Transfer to hotel.
Rest of the day is free to relax and shopping at local markets.Trivandrum also called Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala.
It is an ancient city with tradition dating back to 1000 BC. Thiruvananthapuram became the capital of Raja of Travancore in 1750. The name is derived from 'Tiru Ananta Puram', the abode of the Sacred serpent Ananta, upon whose coils Vishnu lying in the main temple.Overnight at hotel
Depart for full day sightseeing tour of Trivandrum.Padmanabhaswamy temple is a famous Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu, located inside the Fort in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The Temple is one of the 108 divya desam, the holiest abodes of Lord Vishnu. Only Hindus are allowed to enter this South Indian Temple - the men are required to remove their shirt while entering the temple.
Sri Chitra Art Gallery
Overnight at hotel
Morning drive to Periyar.After arrival, Depart for sightseeing tour of Periyar wildlife sanctuary.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, in God’s Own Country, Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Formed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a permanent source of water for the local wildlife. Though its a Tiger Reserve, tourists come here to view the Indian Elephant in the act of ablution and playfulness by the Periyar lake.In the afternoon you will be taken into the park for the most thrilling and ideal way to move into the park, which is by a boat cruiser. The boat cruiser will allow you to harmonize with the natural surroundings of the Periyar Sanctuary.
Overnight at hotel
Depart for Alleppey to board the Rice Houseboat. Afternoon you would be sailing in the canales of the massive lake where you can see people doing their daily ritualOvernight at hotel
Disembark the houseboat at Alleppey boat Jetty and drive to Cochin.Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.
Rest of day is free to relax or shopping at local markets.Overnight at hotel
Depart for sightseeing tour of Cochin visitingJewish Synagogue (Closed on Friday & Saturday) – built in 1568 the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth stands, adorned by hundreds of exquisite hand – painted Chinese tiles in blue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town lies the synagogue of the white Jews near Mattancherry palace. The synagogue is now a fascinating mixture of shops, warehouses and spice auction rooms.
Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays)
Chinese Fishing Nets
The Chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets. A whole stretch of the coast along Fort Kochi and Vypeen are dotted with these nets
St. Francis Church
Afternoon is free to relax.In the evening you will be invited to witness KATHAKALI – the ancient and traditional dance drama of Kerala. The drama shows different scenes from the epics of Maharabharata and Ramayana. To understand the entire process you must reach the place an hour before the show and see the make-up being done on the artists.
Overnight at hotel
Transfer to Cochin International airport in time to connect your onward flight to next destination.
COST & INCLUSIONS
|Trivandrum||The Leela||Uday Samudra||Uday Samudra||Travancore Heritage|
|Periyar||Spice Village||Spice Village||Cardamom County||Abad Green Forest|
|Alleppey||Premium Houseboat||Premium Houseboat||Deluxe Houseboat||Deluxe Houseboat|
|Cochin||Vivanta by Taj Malabar||Vivanta by Taj Malabar||Crwon Plaza||Holiday Inn|
Share twin accommodation with breakfast
Transfers & sightseeing by Air Conditioned vehicle
Lunch & Dinner during stay on the houseboat
Services of English speaking local guides
Kathakali dance drama ticket in Cochin
Backwater cruise in Cochin
Boat ride in Periyar
Present applicable taxes as on 10th October, 2017
Entrance tickets to Monuments/National Park
Visa fee & Insurance
Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone, camera fee, drinks & tips etc