09 Nights / 10 Days
Description : This tour shall take you to GODS OWN LAND, Kerala in southwestern India. Kerala is known for its beautiful palm-fringed backwaters, sandy beaches, Ayurveda resorts, green hill ranges, wildlife sanctuaries and rich cultural heritage.
09 Nights 10 Days
Our representative will meet you upon arrival at Mumbai international airport and you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, visit Gateway of India which was built to to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Marry to Bombay in 1911. Later from here you will take one hour ferry ride across Mumbai harbour to the lush green Elephanta Island. The intricately carved Elephanta caves are of 8th century and sculptures depicting the various manifestations of Lord Shiva are dedicated to Lrod Shiva is overpowering. After lunch, visit The Prince of Wales museums, which was built to commemorate the visit of then Prince of Wales and houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian History. You shall also visit Victoria Terminus which is an historic railway station in Mumbai in gothic style followed by your visit to Dhobi Talao ( Washerman’s Lake ). Overnight at hotel.
FLIGHT MUMBAI TO COCHIN
After breakfast, you shall be transferred to Munbai airport to connect flight 11.00 am flight to Cochin. Our representative will meet you at Cochin airport to transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Later after lunch, sight seeing tour of Cochin visiting Jewish Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Commonwealth Nations that was built in the year 1568, St. Francis Church is the oldest European Church in India built in 1503. Dutch Palace or Mattanchery Palace built by Portuguese in 1555 and presented to the King of Cochin etc.
Chinese fishing nets which is a very unusual method of fishing. Operated from the shore, these nets are set up on bamboos and teak poles. Legend says that these nets were brought by the Chinese explorer Zheng He. Viewing these fishing nets at Sun set is a great experience. Later before returning to your hotel, watch Kathakali Dance, a traditional dance form of Kerala.
Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast at your , sight seeing tour of Cochin visiting Jewish Synagogue , the oldest synagogue in Commonwealth Nations that was built in the year 1568, St. Francis Church , the oldest European Church in India built in 1503. Dutch Palace or Mattanchery Palace built by Portuguese in 1555 and presented to the King of Cochin.
Later in evening, Sunset cruise in the Cochin harbor and learn many aspect of fishing and business through the sea.
COCHIN – ALLEPEY ( 50 KMS / 01 HR )
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, drive to Alleppy (50 Kms / 01 Hr). Alleppey is known as the Venice of the East. On arrival check into a Traditional Kerala Houseboat (Rice Boat) or Kettuvallam. These house boats were used earlier for the transportation from remote Kerala back waters villages to nearby towns. Cruise through the back waters in Vembanandu Lake is the fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of backwaters. All meals are cooked and served hot on the house boats. Overnight stay in an air-condition house boat.
ALLEPEY – KUMARAKOM ( 40 KMS. / 01 HR. )
After breakfast, you will disembark the house boat and will drive to Kumarakom (30 minutes drive). Kumarakom is known for its backwaters and Ayurveda Resorts. Check-in at one of the Resort.
Drive to Kumarakom which is known for its backwaters lagoons. The fresh water of the Vembanandu Lake runs into the mainland making a labyrinth of lagoons, brooks, canals and waterways. On arrival at Kumarakom, check-in at your hotel over the lagoon. Visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy the beauty of backwater with lovely views all around by just relaxing near Vembanadu Lake and overnight stay in hotel.
KUMARAKOM – PERIYAR ( 200 KMS. / 4 HRS.)
After breakfast, drive drive to Periyar. On arrival at Periyar, check – in at the hotel. After lunch visit the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve. Overnight stay at the hotel.
An early morning Nature Walk tour into the jungle let you know about various species of birds and about both fauna & flora.
In the evening, enjoy a live show – Kalaripayattu, one of the oldest martial arts in the world.
PERIYAR – KOVALAM (275 KMS / 06 HRS )
After breakfast, drive to Kovalam Beach , The Paradise of South and an idle picturesque tropical beach to relax before you go back to hectic life back home.
Rest of the day free to relax at beach.
Full day free to relax at Kovalam Beach.
KOVALAM – TRIVENDRUM - MUMBAI
After breakfast, you shall drive to Trivendrum (16 Kms / 30 minutes) . This capital city of Kerala state on the west coast of India is famous for Sri Padmanabhas Temple. Visit the temple before you are transferred to Trivendrum airport for 3.00 PM flight to Mumbai. Our representative shall meet you at Mumbai airport for further transfer to International airport for your flight back home.
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