best kerala packages

When people speak of Kerala as the destination of a lifetime, it is hardly an exaggeration for it is one of those places which, like an intricately worked tapestry, you gradually grow to appreciate. There are so many things to discover here that you wonder how a small geographical area could hold such varied attractions – a fascinating history, rich culture, interesting customs, unique architecture, a well entrenched alternative system of health, superlative food, powerfull art forms, and a literate and highly opinionated people, who inhabit a society where tradition and modernity co-exist effortlessly – Discover it.

Day – 1


Kochi → Munnar

Arrival Kochi airport by any convenient flight from Mumbai. You are picked up from the airport / railway station or from any location in Cochin by our representative for your journey in Kerala.Till recently, Kochi was Cochin, and only half as frenetic. It was a lagoon that made Kochi as cherished destination as far back as the early 16th century and it is the same lagoon that makes Kochi one of the nation's busiest port now.

Get ready after breakfast for your morning drive to Munnar, where sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make it a unique experience.
On the way visiting Cheyyappara Waterfalls, view points etc.Check in to your resort and get ready for the special trip to Pothamedu for an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The breath taking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks. Return to your resort in the evening.

Day – 2

Munnar

This morning after breakfast, visit Mattupetty famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Proceed to Mattupetty lake and dam, which is a very beautiful picnic spot. You could enjoy boating in the lake and view mountains and landscapes from afar. Onwards proceed to Echo point famous for the natural echo phenomenon and then to Top Station offering marvelous views of Munnar valley below.



Say hello to the Nilgiri Tahr.Half the world population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr lives in the Eravikulam National Park at Munnar.Friendly as they are, you can pat them or pose for pictures with them. So meet them and have plenty to brag about back home.

Then visit the Lakkom Waterfall, just off the Tallayar - Marayoor road the cascade is a delight to swim in its natural pool tucked away in total privacy. It is a 7-step waterfall on to which we can trek at daytime.Return to the resort and enjoy the facilities at your resort.

Day – 3

Munnar → Periyar

 Get ready after breakfast for your morning drive to Periyar nestled in spice and rubber plantations. Known to be Kerala's pride and testimony to nature's splendor, Periyar has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife. Periyar is famous for its rare habitat of birds and animals and is one of the most popular destinations for nature lovers. Check in to your resort and get ready for your trip to cardamom hills where you could have a closer look at the spice plantations.



The visit is done in a boat to view animals with a bit of extra luck we may be able to see the rare tiger as well. A boat ride on the lake is a delightful way of spotting elephants and avifauna.If you are forunate,you might even spot the pride of the sanctuary,the tiger.Although tiger sightings are not very common,thee are enough of these magnificent felines around (Boat ride is depend upon the availability of the cruise).

Later on proceed to visit the Elephant Junction or Elephant Camp.This is a unique experience, seated atop an elephant, guests are taken along trails into the depths of the cardamom,pepper,coffee and tea plantation.The ride can be a mis of moments of pure terror interspersed with long perid of utter peace.Overnight at Periyar.

Day – 4

Periyar → Kumarakom

Transfer to the hotel at Kumarakom and check into the hotel.Kumarakom is a sleepy little village tucked away from the din and bustle of city life.On the way visiting Cheyyappara Waterfalls,view points etc. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is an Ornithologist's paradise and a favorite haunt of migrating birds like Siberian stork,darter,heron and teal to name a few.
The Vembanad backwaters have to be experienced slowly,leisureley and languidly.Kumarakom,one of the most enchanting backwater village of God's Own Country.Where you can give in yourself to the unforgettable delights of a world - renowned paradise.Overnight stay at Kumarakom.

Day – 5

Kumarakom → Kovalam

After breakfast drive to Kovalam and check into the resort.Despite the fact that virtually the entire 550 Km length of the Kerala coast is lined with sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms,Kovalam is one of the only place where swimming in the sea is not considered eccentric by locals. Check into the hotel.Overnight stay at Kovalam.

Day – 6

Kovalam

Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists especially Europeans,since the 1930s.A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.The day is free for leisure at resort,Ayurveda treatment,massage,yoga classes,swimming,beach volleyball,indoor games and Learn to cook with spices,sunbathing,special cultural programs,Catamaran cruising etc.

Optionally you can take sightseeing tour of Trivandrum city, (16 kms) the capital of the state of Kerala. The famous Sri Padmanabhaswamy Swami Temple is dedicated to Vishnu and is a landmark in the city.Other places of interest are the Putten Malige Palace, Art gallery & Zoo.Overnight stay at Kovalam.

Alternatively you can proceed to Kanyakumari.Watching the sun rise and sun set from here is the big attraction,especially on the full moon day in April,when it's possible to see both the setting sun and rising moon on the same horizon.Other attractions are Kumari Amman Temple,Gandhi Mandapam and Vivekananda Memorial.Overnight at  Kovalam.

Day – 7

Kovalam → Alappuzha (Houseboat Cruise)

After breakfast drive to Alappuzha & check into the houseboat at 12 noon for 1 Night / 2 Days riding in the backwaters & small canals.
 A glide in a houseboat through the enchanting backwaters is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expense of panoramic sight one can never forgetting less than 15 minutes, the low hum of the motor and the dazzling afternoon light have tuned out the noises in your head, the deadlines, the telephone, the unfinished chapters. Watch the white tire-tread clouds turn into wisps of animal fur and then disappear. The isolation on a luxury houseboat is total. Overnight stay in a houseboat.

 Pick up from Alleppey Finishing Point Jetty at 1200 hours. Cruise through Azhikkal Canal, Kuppappuram, Pallathuruthy, Kainakary Church canal, Venattukadu Canal, Cherukayal, C-Blcock, Marthandam, R-Block and reach E-Block Tharishu for the night stay.



Day – 8

Alappzha -→ Kochi

After sumptuous breakfast check out at Alappuzha,70 Kms from Cochin, this unique backwater destination situated on the banks of the Vembanad lake is considered as gateway to the backwater of Kuttanad, the granary of Kerala.

After lunch in the hotel proceeds for the sight seeing in and around Kochi.The most important heritage sightseeing is in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry.You will need a couple of hours of leisurly walks to take in this heritage quarter. The heritage quarters are includes Santa Cruz Basilica, Princess Street, St.Francis, Dutch Cemetery, Jew Street, Pardesi Synagogue and Chinese Fishing net. Overnight stay at Kochi.

Day – 9

Kochi

After the breakfast proceed for a shopping and own activities in Kochi.Mattancherry and Jew Street in Fort Kochi,and Boradway and M G Road in Ernakulam are the shopping hubs.In Mattancherry you can pick up quaint antique items,spices,coffee and tea besides the usal souvenir bric – a brac.

M G Road,the main road running through the heart of Ernakulam is where the chic brandes shops are located.If shopping for gold,this is the place to be.Overnight stay at Kochi.

Day – 10

Kochi → Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kochi airport/railway station to catch the flight/train to home. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories. Tour Concludes.


Suggested Hotels

Destinations
No: of Nights
Name of Hotel
(2 Star)
Name of Hotel
(3 Star STD)
Name of Hotel
(3 Star Deluxe)
Munnar
2
Munnar Inn
Munnar Castle
Issacs Residency
Periyar
1
Michaels Inn
Silver Crest
Tree Top
Kumarakom
1
Paddy Field
Kumarakom Lagoon
The Backwater resort
Kovalam
2
Chalet Resort
Soma Palmshore
Abad Harmonica
Alappuzha
1
A/c Deluxe Houseboat
A/c Deluxe Houseboat
A/c Deluxe Houseboat
Kochi
2
Hotel Excellecny
Hotel Senate
Harbour View
Cost of Package for 4 Adults (Two Couples)
INR 56,000/-
INR 66,000/-
INR 80,000/-

Tour Includes :
- Hotel Accommodation in the above star hotels/resorts on twin sharing basis (Two Double Rooms).
- All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives by A/c car.
- Exclusive Air-conditioned car for Sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary.
- All toll, driver’s allowance and taxes.
- Daily Buffet / Fixed Menu breakfast in all hotels.
- All meals during the houseboat cruise.
- Meet and Assist services
- These rates are valid till 30th of Sept. 2010.
- All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Expenditure tax wherever applicable.
Tour do not includes
- Any Air/train fares other than those specified in 'Cost Includes'.
- Any meals other then those specified in 'Cost Includes'.
- Any other item not specified in 'cost includes'.
- Guide, Inter State Entry ticket, Inter State permits fees, boat/ferry ticket, camera and entry tickets at various places of sight seeing.
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, taxes etc.
- Any Expenses of personal nature such as portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, laundry, guide charges, boating charges, entrance fees and all items of personal nature.
Terms & Conditions
- The above cost is for 04 people on twin sharing basis.
- A minimum of 04 persons are required.
- Children above the age of 12 years will be charged the applicable adult rates.
- Children above the age of 05 years will be charged the applicable extra bed rates.
- In case of an extra person, the third bed is a rollaway bed or cot.
- Base category rooms are allotted for the stay, Any requirement / availability of higher category of room would incur extra cost.
- The above Rates applicable for today and subject to change at later dates.
- All Rates & bookings subject to availability.
- All reservations are depending upon the availability of rooms at the time of your final confirmation.
- The company is not responsible for the  event of any of the above mentioned sightseeing are  not becoming available at a particular date caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, holidays and maintenance work in the park or museum.
- Reserve the rooms at an equivalent hotel, if the room is not available at hotels/resorts mentioned.
Reservation Policy
 - Confirmation of Tour Package is subject to the remittance of 25% of the total tour cost in advance and balance to be paid prior to the commencing of the tour so as to protect all arrangements on definite arrival basis.
Cancellation & Refunds
- 30 days before the commencement of the tour: 25% of the tour cost will be levied.
- 15 days before the commencement of the tour: 50% of the tour cost will be levied.
- Less than 15 days before the commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost will be levied.
- Less than 07 days before the commencement of the tour: 100% of the tour cost will be levied.
- No refund is entitled “for no shows”.



Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement / reduction whatever applicable) to you. Also please note that the check-in & check-out time in all the hotels are by 12 noon. Check-in & check-out time in houseboat is by 12 noon and 09 00 AM respectively. Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability.

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