Kerala is one of India’s best-kept secrets. The state that has a population of approximately 40 million people is home to some of the best panoramic landscapes that the country has to offer. Your 13 Night tour will take you to explores some incredible sites dating make hundreds of years.
You will be treated to the rich culture and history that Kochi has to offer as well as get to experience the flora and fauna of Munnar and Thekkady. The seaside towns of Alleppey and Kumarakom feature a tropical landscape with pristine beaches boasting white sands, swaying coconut trees, and traditional houseboats in the backwaters of Kerala.
Welcome to Kochi the land rich with a vibrant history that infuses old-school charm with new age living. Upon your arrival at Kochi International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our friendly team members who will look after you during the duration of your tour. The air-conditioned vehicle will take you to your hotel where you will have the opportunity to settle into your home for the night. After settling in, you will be taken on a sightseeing experience that allows you to get some insight into the town. Fort Kochi is an old fisherman’s town that houses unique housing dating back to the colonial times. You will visibly note the Dutch, Portuguese and British influences in the style of architecture, as well as pass through the narrow streets housing charming shops, eateries and museums. After a day of cultural discovery, you will be taken to your hotel to enjoy an overnight rest.
After a delicious breakfast, you will check-out of the hotel in Kochi and venture out on a four-hour scenic journey that takes you to the mountainous and vegetation-rich town of Munnar. During the drive, you will get to witness some of the great natural landmarks that this place has to offer, and you will have the opportunity to view Periyar River from Neriamangalam Bridge. Before checking into the stunning 3-star resort in Munnar, we will make a pit stop at the majestic Valara and Cheeyappara waterfalls.
After spending your first night in Munnar, you will wake-up to a delicious traditional breakfast where you will be served local and international morning favourites to fuel you for the eventful day ahead. Your day will consist of visiting some of the major attraction of this region. Get to spend the day engaging in some fun activities such as boating and horse riding at Mattupetty – a popular destination for enjoying outdoor picnics surrounded by the carpets of lush greenery and indigenous flora. Other popular sightseeing spots you will visit include the Echo Point, Munnar Tea Museum and the Indo Swiss Dairy Farm. At the end of the day we will take you to your hotel to turndown for the rest of the evening.
Wake up to a delicious breakfast before checking out of the hotel for your journey to the town of Thekkady. Thekkady is a great stopover for nature lovers. It is home to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to the largest tiger species in India and some of the countries’ indigenous fauna like the spotted deer. Thekkady boasts some breath-taking panoramic views and visitors can enjoy a wildlife safari while cruising down Periyar Lake. Upon arrival in Thekkady, you will be taken to your resort for check-in and a day of relaxing.
After a restful night at the resort, you will be taken on a sightseeing trip exploring the various attractions that this sanctuary has to offer. Get to interact with the elephants at the Elephant Junction, go boating on a bamboo rafting adventure and, check out Kathakali and Martial Arts Show in the evening. The Day ends off with an overnight rest at the resort.
Check-out from the resort in Thekkady after breakfast and venture out to the tropical backwater town of Kumarakom. Centred around canals and the backwaters of Kerala, this gorgeous town boasting rows of coconut trees and houseboats are the perfect escape away from the city. You will check-in to a resort near Vembanad Lake where you will get to spend the afternoon at leisure taking in the peace and tranquillity that this place has to offer.
After waking up to the beautiful sunrise perching through the crisp clear water, you will be served a scrumptious breakfast before checking out and making your way on a road trip to a resort still located within Kumarakom. The resort is centred around Vembanad Lake, where you will find rows of mangrove and coconut trees as well as an abundance of houseboats in the area. This is the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy some downtime, taking in the natural beauty.
After enjoying a night at a resort in Kumarakom, we will give a different experience where you will get to experience what it's like staying in a traditional houseboat set on the water. You will get to go on a cruise exploring the area. Keep a lookout for the Chinese fishing nets and, the locals curating coir products near the rustic homes. All meals are included during your stay on the houseboat.
A/C will be available only from 9 PM to 6 AM in Deluxe Houseboat
The journey from Allepey to Wayanad takes approximately 10-hours, where you will be driven in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle while getting to view the scenic landscape during your journey. You will be driven to your hotel for check-in and the opportunity to spend the afternoon relaxing or going on a sightseeing experience of Wayanad.
After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to check out what this area has to offer. Visit Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary which is a verdant, forested region with areas of high altitude, home to animals including elephants, deer and monkeys.
After your stay in Wayanad, we will set out on a six-hour scenic road trip to the tranquil and serene Athirappilly where you will check-in to your resort for an overnight stay. Some of the highlights of this area include a Trip to Athirappilly Waterfalls and the Vazhachal waterfalls. A fun fact about the majestic Athirappily falls is the stand 80ft tall, never dry out and can be visited any time of the year. Other things to note during the picturesque sightseeing experience is the dense forest surrounding the falls.
After check-out from your resort in Athirappilly, you will head on over back to Kochi where you will check-in to a hotel there and spend the day relaxing after your two-hour drive from Athirappilly.
Spend the day discovering the rest of what Fort Kochi has to offer. If you missed out on seeing all the landmarks and attractions, then this is your opportunity. The day will be spent at leisure and you will have the opportunity to treat yourself to the gastronomy at one of the street side cafes, take long walks and explore see the old fishing boats and nets or just spend the day relaxing at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will check-out of the hotel and have an opportunity to do some last-minute shopping before heading over to the airport for departure.
The total distance to be covered in 14 days in the "Captivating Kerala" package covering from Cochin Internationa Airport to Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey (Houseboat), Wayanad, Athirapilly and ending the tour after a trip in Kochi is 1,097 kilometres. The road conditions can be crowded though on occasion with pedestrians, vehicles and local traffic!
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