God’s Own KeralaCochin – Thekkady – Kumarakom - Kovalam
(07 Nights / 08 Days) fr £499
On Sharing Basis
Arrive Cochin airport. Upon arrival our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building after which you would transfer to hotel. Cochin, the Queen of Arabian Sea 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'. Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.
Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.
Today proceed for a sightseeing of Cochin covering The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese.
In the evening visit a local auditorium for an enchanting Kathakali Dance Show - Kathakali has a unique combination of literature, music, painting, acting and dance. Dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata
Today drive to Thekkady, Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala is Periyar National Park & Tiger Reserve, offering a rare opportunity to enjoy South India's wildlife. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Morning Breakfast & Enjoy a boat safari on Periyar Lake. View the varied fauna of this region. Afternoon visit spice plantations.
After breakfast proceed to Kumarakom, a charming village on the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom's soil is extremely fertile due to the proximity of the water source, this has resulted in the growth of a wide variety of flora in Kumarakom, especially the mangrove and coconut trees. Vembanad Lake is home to several types of marine life exclusively the 'Karimeen' (Pearl Spotted Fish), the 'Chemeen' (Prawns) and the 'Konju' (Tiger Prawns).
Afternoon take boat cruise through the enchanting backwaters enjoying the swaying coconut palms, paddy fields & the village life at close quarters.
After breakfast proceed to Kovalam & check in to the Hotel and relax. Evening at leisure on the Kovalam beach.
Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South".It is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. Kovalam is a dreamland for tourists all over the world. With high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. The warm and clean atmosphere by the coconut trees and the white sand bed are perfect for relaxing holidays, as the sea breeze gently plays with the waves
Today proceed on an excursion to Trivandruim by surface. On arrival proceed for a full day sightseeing of Trivandruim which include some of the landmarks like. Visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Zoological Gardens and Aquarium. Shanghumugham Beach, Napier museum, The Zoo,
Puthenmalika Palace Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Observatory, Horse palace, Kanakakunnu Palace & Veli etc. Evening back to Kovalam.
Today in time transfer to the Trivandrum airport to connect onward destination flight.
» Airport Meet and Assist
» 07 Nights / 08 Days accommodation on Twin Sharing basis
» Daily Breakfast on plan
» All arrival /departure transfers, intercity drive city tour by Ac Tata Indigo car
» Local English speaking guide during city tour
» Kathkali dance show in Cochin
» Boat cruise in Kumarakom
» Boat ride in Periyar
» Monument Entrances as per itinerary (For one visit only)
» All presently applicable taxes.
Tour Cost does not includes:
» Air Fare / Airport Taxes/ Visa.
» Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, soft / hard drinks, meals, tipping
» Any camera fee (wherever Applicable)
» Any other expense not mentioned in the "Includes".
Supplement Cost :
Supplement for Toyota Innova (Large Car) £28 Per Person
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» Taj Mahal, Agra is closed to public on all Fridays.
» Red Fort, Delhi is closed to public on all Mondays.
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