South India : Immersion in Kerala

“Welcome to the land of coconut trees! With this experience, I offer you a nice combination of the most beautiful places of Kerala; between mountains and sea. This trip takes you to the heart of the Kerala culture, closer to local people. An ideal trip for your first steps in India.” Saurabh

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ARRIVAL TO KOCHI

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KOCHI

To see in Kochi: Chinese fishing nets. This is a pendulum system invented by the Chinese.

MUNNAR

Did you know that the Tata Group (better known for cars and trucks ) is also the proud owner of numerous brands such as Tetley Tea for example. Part of its production comes from tea plantations of Munnar.

PERIYAR

General knowledge questions (to impress your friends )Is Periyar Lake a natural one?
Answer: no, it is a completely artificial lake created in 1895

Of how many square kilometers is the Periyar Nature Reserve ?
Answer: 26km²

KUMARAKOM
At Kumarakom residents are used to all the names of birds. The village houses a 14 hectare sanctuary where egrets, herons , parrots and Indian peacocks live freely.

ALLEPPEY

To visit the backwaters, board a houseboat or a canoe guided agilely by a local who will take you where large ships don’t navigate : ecological and genuine.

KOVALAM

Who said that India doesn’t get any beautiful beach? Kovalam is one of the best examples!

TRIVANDRUM – RETURN FLIGHT

It is already the end of your trip … Come back soon!

DAY 1

Trip India : Flight

ARRIVAL AT DELHI AIRPORT – KOCHI

 

  • Arrival at Delhi Airport
  • Transfer to the domestic airport for a flight to Kochi
  • Arriving at Kochi late in the afternoon
  • Evening at leisure

Overnight at the Ann's Hotel Residency (or similar)

DAY 2

Trip India : Kochi Kerala

KOCHI

 

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • All day city sightseeing tour of Kochi
  • Kochi Fort
  • Chinese fishing
  • St. Francis Church
  • Santa Cruz basilica
  • Jewish synagogue
  • Mattancherry Palace : Dutch Palace
  • Evening : Kathakali dance show

Overnight at the Ann's Hotel Residency (or similar)

DAY 3

Travel in India : Munnar Tea Plantations

MUNNAR

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel at Kochi
  • After breakfast : drive to munnar
  • Visit tea plantations and the tea factory of Munnar (if time permits)

Overnight at the Royal Mist Homestay (or similar)

DAY 4

Travel India : Periyar Lake Kerala

PERIYAR

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel at Munnar
  • Morning : drive to Periyar
  • Visit of a spice garden
  • Afternoon : drive to Periyar national park and tiger reserve : one of the most beautiful nature reserve in India
  • Visit of the national park by boat

Overnight on the Hotel Pepper County Homestay (or similar)

DAY 5

India Travel : Backwaters Kerala

KUMARAKOM

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Periyar
  • Morning : drive to Kumarakom
  • Arriving in Kumarakom early in the afternoon
  • Check into the traditional kettuvalam (houseboat) : 24 hours of backwaters cruise from Kumarakom to Alleppey

Overnight on the boat

DAY 6

Travel India : Kerala Backwaters

ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM

 

  • Breakfast on the boat
  • End of the cruise and disembarkation before the beginning of the afternoon
  • Drive from Alleppey to Kovalam
  • Arriving to Kovalam in the afternoon
  • Rest of the day is at leisure

Overnight at Jasmine Palace (or similar)

DAY 7

Trip India : Kovalam Beach Kerala

KOVALAM

 

  • Day at leisure at the hotel or at the beach

Overnight at Jasmine Palace (or similar)

DAY 8

Trip India : Flight Return

TRIVANDRUM – RETURN FLIGHT

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel at Kovalam
  • Transfer to the domestic aiport of Trivandrum for flight to onward destination
The price includes
  • Airport transfers on arrival/departure and 24/7 assistance
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle for airport transfers, for the tour itself and the visit of sites with an English-speaking driver guide. This is a private tour so you will be on your own (as a couple, a family or a group of friends, etc.) and your driver guide will escort you for the duration of your stay
  • Hotel accommodation as stated in the itinerary (half board basis, except the last day)
  • The night on the houseboat
  • Entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the tour notes
The price doesn't include
  • International flights
  • Excursions and visits not mentioned in the tour notes
  • Personal spending money  and incidental expenditure
  • Insurance

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