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BACKWATER TOUR OF KERALA

INDIA (COCHIN, MUNNAR, THEKKADDY, ALLEPPEY, KOVALAM)

Brilliant shorelines, emerald backwaters, elevated mountain ranges; great works of art… the decisions are numerous as are the miracles that wait for you in Kerala. When in Kerala the best is to LET GO. Give the apathetic backwaters a chance to set pace to your day, and town folksongs murmur to your heart. Give the clarion call of the wildernesses a chance to stir the wild in you. Bathe elephants. Take your taste buds on rides through flavors they never envisioned existed. Camp in the forested areas lying wakeful tuning in to the ensemble of Nature around evening time and at a young hour toward the beginning of the day let the mountain fogs conscious you with whispered stories of long overlooked explorers.

A tropical heaven where you can paddle in peaceful backwaters, trek the rough Western Ghats, pursue the fogs in the slope stations, restore with unblemished Nature and Ayurveda medications, and embrace the pristine shorelines and considerably more. Kerala is an adventure of encounters!

10 Days From USD 769 pp*

  • Explore the commercial capital of Kerala
  • Travel through the picturesque hill stations with manicured tea gardens.
  • Boat Ride on the Periyar Lake, Thekkady.
  • Cruise through the narrow canals on a houseboat.
  • Have a leisurely time on the pristine beaches of Kovalam

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OVERVIEW
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Day Activities
Day 1 Pick up from Cochin airport & drop to the hotel.
Day 2 Sightseeing of Cochin.
Day 3 Transfer to Muunar.
Day 4 Sightseeing of Munnar.
Day 5 Transfer to Thekkaddy.
Day 6 Sightseeing of Thekkaddy.
Day 7 Transfer to Alleppey & backwater tour.
Day 8 Transfer to Kovalam.
Day 9 Sightseeing of Kovalam.
Day 10 Transfer to the airport.

Day 1 | Arrival Cochin

Arrive by international flight and our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in. Cochin always had a very popular & historical sea trade connection with Middle East, Mediterranean Europe, Dutch & British. It has one of the finest natural harbours on the Arabian coastline. A city of peninsulas & islands, today it is Kerala’s commercial hub. Check in and relax for the day. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 | Cochin

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Cochin visiting St. Francis’ Church, built in the year 1503 by Portuguese Francisan Friars & known to be the oldest European church in India. We also visit Dutch Palace, originally built by the Portuguese. Later in 17th century they modified it & presented it to the Raja (King) of Kochi (Cochin). 

Later, visit Jew Town, synagogue, built in the year 1568, is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles & Belgian chandeliers. Next we head the spice market, where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices & history that brought the world to its doorstep. 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. 

In the evening discover the famous dance drama of Kerala, the “Kathakali” show. Return back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 3 | Kochi – Munnar (110 km/3 hrs)

On the way, you will see lush greenery and hills filled with trees. Munnar basically means three rivers” referring to confluence of 3 rivers – Madhurapuza, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. 

Check in the hotel, and we will begin with the Tea Plantations which are the heart of Munnar. In the year 1976, these plantations were taken over by TATA’S – one of the biggest manufacturers of tea in India. Here we will take you around to see a factory, where the entire process of picking, segregating, drying, threshing and aroma packing is done. 

In the evening, you can take a walk down the Photo Point. A picturesque place to see, explore and settle down – here you can take snaps and explore the natural beauty! The dinner and stay shall be at the pre – booked hotel only.

Day 4 | Munnar

Munnar is a bounty of beauty; here you will see nature at its best! And in this natural cradle, there live hundreds of animal and plant species! So, on the 2 day we will take you to Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary or Eravikulam National Park (whichever is open). 

In the afternoon, after lunch we will take you to Mattupetty Lake, a man – made lake formed by hydro – electricity dam (Mattupetty Dam). Next we will take you to 2 wonderful waterfalls of Munnar – Nyayamakad and Attukul. Nature bestows upon them and it’s peaceful to sit down and see the water falling. Return and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 5 | Munnar Thekkady

After your breakfast at the hotel, continue to Thekkady – Periyar Wildlife Reserve. This sanctuary is an established tourist spot and home to elephants, tiger, bison, sambar, wild boar, langur etc. with unending Chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Later, go on a spice plantation tour where you can touch, smell and taste almost all the spices seen worldwide. Due to its location in the lower mountains around 1000 meters above sea level, Periyar is blessed with numerous types of spices. Later enjoy a stroll through the spice Markets of Kumily. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 |Thekkady

Early morning we take a guided Jungle walk through the Periyar Tiger Reserve/National Park. A three hour relatively easy to moderate walk is very interesting and will give us a chance to see wildlife life from a very close distance. Later in the afternoon we board a boat and cruise the lake at the heart of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. In the evening we attend a KALARIPAYATTU SHOW which is the oldest form of martial arts and is celebrated as the mother of all martial arts. Return and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 7 | Thekkady – Alleppey

After breakfast, check out and get driven to Alleppey. On arrival board the houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam, and cruise around beautiful Vembanad lake. They have it all – the balcony with cushy seats to enjoy the scenic river beauty, kitchen to cook in, air – conditioned rooms, and dining area to have the meals served. Enjoy the scenic beauty as the boat slowly cruises through the backwater and the village areas and marvel the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, fishing nets and all. Enjoy the full day cruising and anchor for night stay.

Day 8 | Alleppey Kovalam

Morning breakfast you will be transferred to Kovalam in car. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Evening you will be free at Kovalam Beach. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 9 | Kovalam

Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Trivandrum after breakfast- Trivandrum, is an ancient city with tradition dating back to 1000 BC. This capital city of Kerala is a beautiful seaside metropolis built on seven hills. It is located on the west coast of India spreading over a total area of 2,192 sq.km. Sightseeing tour is comprehensive with the visits to Padmanabhaswami Temple, Srichitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and Horse Palace. Return Kovalam and visit the Lighthouse and spend rest of the time by the beach. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 | Kovalam – Trivandrum – Fly back home…

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and get driven to Trivandrum International airport for boarding flight to your onward destination. Services from HNK Travel Solutions end here.

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Seasons Accommodation
High Season From USD 769
Low Season From  USD 727
Note on currency

To avoid any fluctuation in the exchange rate we fix the price as per the prevailing rate, the day guest contacts us. No matter the currency goes up or down our rate of exchange will be fixed and hence, the payment will be collected in accordance to it

Note Pricing Seasons

The best time to visit India is between October and April. High Season falls in November and February, with a peak season applying over New Year, Easter & Fair. Low season typically runs from May to mid-September. For more information please feel free to write us.

Notes

All prices are subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices do not include International flights, are on a per person basis, based on two people sharing a room, and a minimum group size of two. Single and sole traveler supplements will apply.

Remarks:
  1. The package can be customized on request so please contact for longer or shorter durations.
Inclusions

Accommodation for 8 nights on bed & breakfast basis.

An overnight on a houseboat with all the meals served on board.

Airport assistance on arrival..

All transfers and sightseeing by a private chauffer driven air-conditioned car.

A visit to the Tata Tea Museum.

Boat ride on the Periyar Lake.

Spice plantation tour.

An English Speaking licensed guide accompanying you at the time of sightseeing.

Bottled mineral water for each person each day in the car.

All applicable taxes.

Exclusions

International flights.

Visa application fees.

Personal Purchase (laundy, shopping, tips, etc).

Monument Entry Fees.

Meals other than breakfast.

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • HNK Travel Solutions Pvt Ltd has consistently aimed to be a reliable and approachable tour operator that fulfills its promises, something which has been praised by our clients. 
  • Our tours are completely private and hand-made. We understand your expectation from a holiday so are always ready to help you making any changes taking note of your interest and preferences.
  • You are provided complete flexibility not just at the time of planning the itinerary but even during the tour, i.e., we don’t force you to strictly follow the itinerary you have the complete freedom to add or skip any sites you don’t want to do.
  • Our reviews speak of the service and satisfaction delivered to the guest each time they have traveled with us. We have a long list of guests who have traveled with us for more than once. Not just they but we have organized tour for their friends and family too.
  • To extend gratitude to our guests for their recommendations, our organization has come up with an opportunity to earn for all. If your friend or family member travels with us on your recommendation we would like to offer rewards starting from $ 150. A small effort from HNK to appreciate and make you happy.
  • We are always available to you 24 x 7. Your travel expert assigned to you from the time of planning of the tour will take full responsibility to conduct the tour and will be available to you any time of the day on call.

 

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