God’s Own Kerala

God’s Own Kerala
8 Nights / 9 Days 1N Cochin – 2N Munnar – 1N Thekkady – 2N Kumarakom

– 2N Kovalam

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Visit In Cochin – Mattancherry palace & Chinese fishing Nets
  • Visit In Munnar- Mattupetty Dam , Kundala Lake , Tea Plantation & Museum
  • Visit In Thekkady- Spice plantation visit
  • Visit in Kovalam- Kovalam beaches, Napier Museum, Art Gallery
  • Services of a Local English-speaking guide during sightseeing in Cochin & Trivandrum
  • Assistance at airport and sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start in Cochin and End in Trivandrum

ITINERARY:
Day 01     Arrival in Cochin

Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 02        Drive from Cochin to Munnar (127 km/approx. 4.5 hours)
After breakfast, enjoy city tour of Cochin covering Mattancherry Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old & drive past Chinese fishing Nets.

Later drive to Munnar – Munnar hills situated at an altitude of 5000 to 8000 Ft above sea level and are situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala.  This beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Govt. in South India. Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Arrive & check in to your hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 03     Sightseeing in Munnar

Today, enjoy a half day sightseeing of Munnar. In the morning, visit the Tea Museum in the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea, which showcases some of the exquisite and interesting aspects of the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Munnar. This Tea Museum houses curios, photographs and machinery. Also visit Mattupetty, located about 13 km from Munnar. Mattupetty is known for its dam and the beautiful lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides (on direct payment). Later visit the Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake… the mountain slopes here are thick with undulating, evergreen tea plantations. The shimmering blue lake is the most photographed part of Kundala. Take a stroll in the tea estate, and enjoy the refreshing mountain breeze. Here you can view the entire process of making tea, right from plucking of tealeaves to their processing.

Return to your hotel & spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 04     Munnar – Thekkady (124 kms / approx. 4 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Thekkady is synonymous to uninterrupted hills, rich biodiversity and spice plantations. The place is best known for the Periyar National Park. In the afternoon, visit spice plantation, enjoy an elephant ride (optional/ on own) here. . Return to the hotel .Overnight stay in Thekkady.

Day 05:     Drive from Thekkady – Kumarakom (165 kms / approx. 4 hour)

After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom – a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 06     Leisure in Kumarakom

This day at leisure to indulge in the Southern charm of Kerala – Enjoy Kerala Ayurvedic massage or Spa treatments in the unhurried pace on direct payment with the hotel. Or spend the day at leisure with independent activities. Overnight in Kumarakom (no vehicle at disposal)

Day 07     Drive from Kumarakom – Kovalam (185 kms / approx. 4 hours)

After breakfast, drive towards south of Kerala, Kovalam- located close to the state capital Trivandrum, it is internationally famed for its palm-fringed beaches and rejuvenating centers. This coastal town initially came to notice with the construction of Halcyon Castle by the last Maharani of Travancore – Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. With the arrival of hippies in 1970s, the place gained recognition as a tourist destination and is today renowned for its 17 km-long coastline, which is formed by three beautiful beaches – Lighthouse, Hawah and Samudra. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.

Day 08     Sightseeing in Trivandrum
After breakfast, proceed for a half-day visit of Trivandrum – visit Napier Museum, Art Gallery and local market. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.

Day 09     Departure from Trivandrum
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for your flight back home.

 

TOUR CONCLUDES

 HOTELS OFFERED

City Nights Premium Category A Category B Category C Meal Plan
Cochin 1 Le Meridien Radisson Blu, Olive Downtown Cochin Palace Breakfast
Munnar 2 Mountain Club** Tea County** Grand Plaza** Spice Country** Breakfast
Thekkady 1 Spice Village** Elephant Court Wild Corridor Peppervine Breakfast
Kumarakom 2 Zuri

Kumarakom

Aveda

Resort

East end

Lake song

Manor Backwater Resort Breakfast
Kovalam 2 Leela **

Kovalam

Turtle

on Beach

Travancore Heritage Abad

Harmonia

Breakfast
PACKAGE COST Premium Category A Category B Category C
Cost Per Person when Single Pax Travelling $1352 $ 1065 $ 798 $724
Cost Per Person when 2 Pax Travelling $ 680 $ 536 $417 $366
Cost Per Person when 3 Pax Travelling $ 576 $ 453 $350 $304
Cost Per Person when 4 Pax Travelling $ 592 $ 449 $330 $278

SUPPLEMENTS APPLICABLE FOR THE BELOW DATES AND BELOW MENTIONED HOTELS

(PER PERSON / PER NIGHT) **

Category Hotel Validity 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax
A Mountain Club Munnar 01April -15 June 45 25 20 25
A Spice Village 01 April -30 April 125 65 50 65
A Leela Kovalam 1 April – 16 April 96 48 48 48
B Tea County Munnar 01 April -15 June 12 6 5 6
C Grand Plaza Munnar 01 May-01 June 10 5 5 5
C Spice Country 16 April – 10 June 10 5 5 5

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • 8 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms.

. Buffet breakfast which would be served at the Coffee shop.

. Transfers and tours by private air-conditioned vehicle per the itinerary.

. Spice Plantation Visit in Thekkady

  • Services of a Local English-speaking guide during sightseeing in Kochi &

   Trivandrum only

  • Entry Fee at the Monuments
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS:

  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

 

 

NOTE:

Monument Closed on

Kochi – Mattanchery Palace will be closed on Friday

Munnar – Tata Tea Museum will be closed on Monday

Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs

Rooms are subject to availability                                     Valid from 1st Apr to 30th Sep’2016