DAY : 01 Arrive at the Cochin. Our representative will assist you in getting transferred to your pre booked hotel. Check in, Relax at hotel for few hours & get ready to visit places. Get ready for the city tour of Cochin. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi: 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, Fort Kochi: It is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. On his 3rd visit to Kerala, Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese trader who reached India from Europe by sea, fell ill and died in Kochi. He was buried in the St. Francis Church. Later his remains were taken back to Portugal. In spite of that, his burial spot inside the church has been clearly marked out.
Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi: The original church, situated in Fort Kochi, was built by the Portuguese in 1505 and named as a cathedral in 1558. The British colonists destroyed the cathedral in 1795. The current structure was built in 1905 and raised to the status of a basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1984.
Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry: The synagogue, built in 1568, is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. It is located near the Dutch Palace in Mattancherry.
Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace), Mattancherry: The Dutch Palace was originally built by the Portuguese. Later, in 17th century, the Dutch modified it and presented it to the Raja of Kochi. Coronation of many Rajas of Kochi were held here. The palace has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharatha and Ramayana. The palace is located in Mattancherry.
DAY : 02 Morning after breakfast drive to Munnar. On the way to Munnar, you can see tea gardens spread like green carpets over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, This is a scenery which is so difficult to describe, Munnar is low in population and too far from pollution. Most of the estates are covered by Tata tea. On arrival check in to the Hotel. You can stroll through the tea estates in the evening. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY : 03 Today you can go for Munnar sightseeing which includes the Raja Malai, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neelgiri Thar. Neelgiri Thar is a type of mountain goat, which is under the threat of extinction. You can visit Mattupetty dam, and can enjoy boating in the Lake (at own cost). Overnight stay at Hotel.
Anaimudi Peak lies to the interior of the Eravikulam National Park. This national park is at a peak of 2695 m, and it towers the sanctuary in grandiose pride. This hill is opulent in various kinds of flora and fauna and is very well known for possessing endangered animals. Anamudi peak shelters many animals as it resembles the original abode for the animals with its dense forests. Nilgiri languors, leopards, tigers, and macaques are found here. This is a perfect place for trekking as enough facilities are arranged here for the tourists and they are permitted to go on foot to Anamudi.
Mattupetty dam is approximately 13 km from Munnar in Kerala. It is situated at an altitude of 1700m above the sea level and is highly famous for the Indo-Swiss live stock projects. The dam is the perfect spot to see hundred ranges of high yielding cattle nurtured.
Close to the Dam is a beautiful lake, which is a well known tourist spot in the area. It offers boating facilities. The tourists are permitted to see three cattle sheds at the farm out of the eleven cattle sheds. The Mattupetti dam as well as the lake is at close proximity from the farm and is a very charming picnic spot. The Kundala tea plantations is also an exotic attractions of the nearby area.
Eravikulam National Park was created to preserve the Nilgiri Tahr, a rare species of the wild goats found only in the south of the Himalayas. This park is abundantly rich with shola forests and grasses, and is yet fairly new as it was after construction in 1978. The park is sited in the Idukki district. It is located on the borders of Kerala and Tamilnadu. Some of the animals spotted here are Elephant, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri marten, small-clawed otter and a rare tiger or leopard and the Nilgiri wood pigeon.
DAY : 04 After breakfast move to Thekkady, Periyar wild life sanctuary is south India's most popular wild life sanctuary, It is home to bison, wild elephant, boar, languor, the great Indian tiger etc. On arrival at Thekkady, check in to the Hotel. Afternoon you can go for a boat cruise in the Periyar Lake. While cruising through the lake, you can watch wild animals in the side by forest and on the lake shores. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Periyar National Park: Periyar National Park being one of the major attractions in Thekkady draws a lot of tourists. Located on the banks of artificial Periyar Lake, the park is fully covered with dense forests and green grass lands making it an ideal place for wildlife such as the great Indian tigers, elephants, lion tailed macaques, gaurs, deer and sambars.
Visitors can enjoy elephant rides and cruise rides on the lake. Adventurous lovers can also join trekking programs which are conducted for the ancient Mangala Devi temple located in the midst of the thick forest. Besides, one can also enjoy bullock cart ride. The best time to visit this park is during the months of October to June.
DAY : 05 After breakfast drive to Kumarakom. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon enjoy sightseeing of bird sanctuary. Day free, enjoy natural surroundings. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY : 06 After morning breakfast, check in at a houseboat. In the evening, the houseboat will start cruising towards Alleppey. The house boat will be fully furnished with single and double bedrooms, sundeck, private balcony and a kitchen. It also comprises a chef, Oarsmen & cabin assistant. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. Enjoy your day on the cruising houseboat which will take you to various locations. Cruise along the placid lake and enjoy the panoramic views of the paddy fields, narrow canals and coconut lagoons. Cruising through this serene backwater will give you a taste of the lifestyle of an average Keralite, also have a glimpse of the fishing communities as you drift along the backwaters. The house boat will cruise through a number of canals including Azhikkal Canal, Kuppapuram, Pallathuruthy, Swamy Canal, Meenapally Kayal, Muttael Canal, Kainakary Church Canal, Vatta Kayal, Venattukadu Canal, and Aakkathara Canal. Overnight stay will be on the houseboat.
Alleppey: Washed by the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea, Alappuzha, the Venice of the East welcomes you to the backwaters of Kerala. The Palm fringed canals and shores bustling with glimpses from the day to day life in the country side, the mirror still lagoons, picture book lakesides and its long sandy beach has blessed Alappuzha, the water locked district, to become one of the best Backwater tourism destinations in God's Own Country. The large network of canals provides Alleppey its lifeline. Water carnivals using the gigantic snake boats and the country canoes of varying sizes have an important role in the community life of the people of the district. This district is also notable for its numerous pilgrimage centres that draw vast crowds on the festival days and also boasts of having some of the best ayurvedic rejuvenation centres in Kerala. This Venice of the East is also famous for its coir and carpet industries in addition to featuring many other attractions of tourist importance.
DAY : 07 After breakfast at the houseboat you will be free for you own activities. Check out from houseboat & drive to Cochin. Reach Airport to board your flight for onward journey. Back to home with sweet memories.
INCLUSIONS
Accommodation on suggested/similar Hotel as per availability.
Daily breakfast at hotel.
Arrival & Departure assistance.
All prevailing applicable taxes of hotel luxury taxes and management fee.
Unused services will not be refunded.
All applicable to hotel taxes.
EXCLUSIONS
Extras at the hotel
Any Airfare/Train fare
Monument Fees
Personal Purchase
Tips
Government Service Tax 3.09%


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