Classic Kerala

Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey & Kumarakom

6 Nights / 7 Days

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Tour Highlights

No of days:  6 Nights/ 7 Days            ... read more

Backwater , Family , Hill Station , Honeymoon , Romantic , Wildlife

Departure : Arrival At Cochin from Anywhere

Kerala, with a long shoreline, serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations, paddy fields, ayurvedic holidays, magical festivals, historic monuments, exotic cuisine.... all combined offer a traveller a unique experience. Kerala is also popular as Gods Own Country and is considered as Indias most beautiful state. The lush greenery is an amazing sight and is a treat for the eyes.

Tour Highlights

No of days:  6 Nights/ 7 Days                       

Overview of the trip:

  • Day 1: Cochin
  • Day 2 to 3: Munnar
  • Day 4: Thekkady
  • Day 5: Alleppey
  • Day 6 :Kumarakom
  • Day 7:Cochin

Glimpses of the tour:

  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Periyar lake
  • Legendary backwaters of Kerala
  • Mattencherry Palace
  • Tata Tea Museum
  • Tea Gardens - Munnar
  • Old spice market
  • Santa Cruz Basilica
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple
  • Kuthira Malika
  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Travel to picturesque Munnar.

  • Walk through the bustling Spice markets.
  • Cruise on backwaters.
  • Walk around the tea gardens in Munnar.

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 :  Arrive Kochi
Welcome to Kochi, the most charming city of Kerala. On arrival at airport in Kochi / railway station in Ernakulam, begin your 'Glorious Kerala with Houseboat' tour. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later, visit the St. Francis Church, the Mattencherry Palace, the Jewish Synagogue and view the Chinese fishing nets in Fort Kochi area.

St.Francis Church is said to be India's oldest European built church, built by Portuguese Franciscan friars. The original wooden structure was rebuilt in stone around the mid-16th century. After the occupation of Kochi by the British in 1795,it became an Anglican church and is presently being used by the Church of South India. Having passed away in Kochi in 1524, Vasco da Gama was buried here for 14 years before his remains were taken to Lisbon. His tombstone can be seen in the church.

Mattenchary Palace was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and was presented to the raja of Kochi as a goodwill gesture. The side galleries have amazing murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranic legends.

The synagogue was built in 1568 and destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662 and rebuilt two years later when the Dutch took Kochi. It features hand painted willow patterned floor tiles brought from China. Inside the sanctuary is an ornate gold pulpit and an upstairs balcony for women who worship separately according to the community's orthodox rites. Overnight in Kochi - None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 :  On to Munnar (130 kms / approx. 4 hour drive)
This morning, drive through the picturesque countryside to Munnar. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. Set in the mountain scenery, once known as the High Range of Travancore, the hill station of Munnar is the commercial Centre of some of the world's highest tea - growing estates. With its craggy peaks, manicures tea estates and crisp mountain air, Munnar is an ideal retreat.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this quaint hill station.
Overnight in Munnar (B)

Day 3 :  Munnar
Today, proceed for full day sightseeing of Munnar where you will enjoy visiting sections of old Munnar, which includes the charming old Christ Church with its original fourteen rows of wooden pews and the Tata Tea Museum. Later, you will also visit Mattupetty Lake which is flanked by steep hills and woods and has been created by the small hydro-electricity dam there.Enjoy a panoramic view of the dam surrounded by wooden hills and tea plantations.
The evening is at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight in Munnar (B)

Day 4 :  On to Thekkady (105 kms / approx. 3 and half hour drive)
Today, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) the land of spice plantations. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure. You can walk through the spice market in the Kumily Village.
Overnight in Thekkady (B)

Day 5 :  On to Alleppey (110 kms / approx. 4 hour drive)
The morning is at leisure. You can enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Periyar (boats can be hired directly), to observe wildlife in the Periyar Sanctuary.
Later, drive to the idyllic backwaters of Alleppey and check-in to your houseboat.
Overnight in Alleppey (B, L, D)

Day 6 :  On to Kumarakom (51 kms / approx. 1 and half hour drive)
Today, after breakfast, drive to the idyllic backwaters of Kumarakom, popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala. A huddle of tiny islets on the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a pictorial, unsoiled village. Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure. You can explore local markets for various spices such as cardamom, pepper, kokam, nut meg, clove, cinnamon, coffee, cassia, tamarind and so on. Shop for handicrafts made of natural fibre, metal and woodcraft products such as wall mirrors with antique finish, multi-colored screw pine boxes, baskets, bags in various sizes, whitewood icons and artifacts are other favourite items found in Kerala.
Overnight in Kumarakom (B)

Day 7 :  Depart to Kochi (60 kms / approx. 2 hour drive)
Today, bid farewell to your 'Glorious Kerala with Houseboat' tour as you get transferred to airport in Kochi / railway station in Ernakulam for your onward journey.

Tour Inclusions

  1. Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar hotels.
  2. Transportation - Entire round trip Ex- Kochi by an air-conditioned Indigo (02 - 03 adults) or air-conditioned Innova (04 - 06 adults) or similar for all categories. as per the itinerary. Vehicle is as per the itinerary and not on disposal basis.
  3. Meals - Daily buffet breakfast as per the itinerary. Stay in Houseboat includes all meals.
  4. Travel Insurance.
  5. All currently applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.

Note

  • Riviera Tours and TRavel Domestic terms and conditions apply.
  • Shopping would be on your own arrangements.
  • Please contact our sales staff to give you best flight deals.
  • Do carry comfortable walking shoes.
  • All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.
  • Stay in houseboat includes all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Houseboat air-conditioner will work only from 09pm to 6am for Economy and Standard category and 24 hours for Deluxe and Premium category.
  • Pick-up for houseboat will be from respective houseboat jetty point.
  • All the prices are for Indian nationals only, unless specified.
  • The hotel confirmed will be as per the brochure or an alternate hotel of similar category.
  • Tata Tea Museum is closed on Mondays and the Synagogue in Kochi is closed on Saturdays and Jewish Holidays.
  • Travel Insurance, included in our package cost is valid for age group up to 70 years only. For age group beyond 70 years, rules, terms and conditions of the insurance company will apply. The same needs to be checked on case to case basis with the insurance company.
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving License / Voter ID card).

Price

Ex - Kochi    Valid From - 11TH JANUARY 2017 TO 30 SEPT 2017
   
Economy  
Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis 20149.00
Cost per person on twin sharing basis ( 04 Pax) 16249.00
On Triple Sharing 15949.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with extra bed (or mattress) 7549.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with no bed (or mattress) 4049.00
Per Person on Single Occupancy with family 22299.00
On Single Occupancy 39349.00
   
Standard  
Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis 22199.00
Cost per person on twin sharing basis ( 04 Pax) 18249.00
On Triple Sharing 17649.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with extra bed (or mattress) 8599.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with no bed (or mattress) 5399.00
Per Person on Single Occupancy with family 26399.00
On Single Occupancy 43399.00
   
Deluxe  
Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis 28099.00
Cost per person on twin sharing basis ( 04 Pax) 24199.00
On Triple Sharing 23049.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with extra bed (or mattress) 12949.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with no bed (or mattress) 7849.00
Per Person on Single Occupancy with family 38249.00
On Single Occupancy 55249.00
   
Premium  
Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis 37049.00
Cost per person on twin sharing basis ( 04 Pax) 32449.00
On Triple Sharing 30599.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with extra bed (or mattress) 17599.00
Child Between (5 - 12 Yrs) with no bed (or mattress) 10849.00
Per Person on Single Occupancy with family 54799.00
On Single Occupancy 73149.00

 

Hotel

Economy    
City Hotel No. of Nights
Kochi Millennium Continental/ Cochin Seaport Hotels Or Similar 01
Munnar Green Ridge Holiday Home /Misty Mountain Resort Or Similar 02
Thekkady Peppervine Hotel/ Silver Crest Or Similar 01
Alleppey ATDC House Boat/Aquaserene Houseboats Alleppey Or Similar 01
Kumarakom Manor Backwater Resort / Royal Riviera Kumarakom Or Similar 01
     
Standard    
City Hotel No. of Nights
Kochi The Dunes / Hotel Abad Plaza Or Similar 01
Munnar Deshadan Mountain Resort / Abad Copper Castle /Grand Plaza Or Similar 02
Thekkady Spice Grove Hotels And Resorts /Holiday Vista Hotel /Abad Green Forest Or Similar 01
Alleppey Variant Houseboat /Soma Houseboats Or Similar 01
Kumarakom Abad Whispering Palms / Lake Song Resort Or Similar 01
     
Deluxe    
City Hotel No. of Nights
Kochi Casino Hotel /Dream Cochin Or Similar 01
Munnar Eastend Munnar /Devonshire Greens Or Similar 02
Thekkady Poetree Sarovar Portico / Thekkady Wild Corridor Or Similar 01
Alleppey Lakes And Lagoons Houseboat Or Similar 01
Kumarakom Backwater Ripples / Royal Grove Or Similar 01
     
Premium    
City Hotel No. of Nights
Kochi Crowne Plaza Kochi / Le Meridien Or Similar 01
Munnar Chandys Windy Woods Or Similar 02
Thekkady Greenwoods Or Similar 01
Alleppey Punnamada Houseboat Or Similar 01
Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon / The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort And Spa Or Similar 01

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