Arrive Cochin Airport . Met on arrival and transfer to Hotel (35 kms , 40 mts)
Cochin (Kochi) is spread across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. The city was founded in 1341 when a flood created a natural safe port, which became the principal harbour for Malabar Coast’s spice trade. Cochin was on the main trade route between Europe and China. The rulers invited people of various religions to settle here, attracting the Jews and the Christians who built places of worship and their own communities.
Afternoon sightseeing of Cochin including the Dutch Palace at Mattancherry (Friday closed)is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue (Saturday closed) at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets believed to brought to Kochi by the Chinese Traders.
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From Cochin to Munnar
After breakfast, drive to Munnar (135 km , 04 hr)
Munnar is a beautiful hill station on the Western Ghats at about 1600 metres above sea level.There are lakes, reservoirs, forests and several tea estates in Munnar. Famous Tata Tea estate and factory is in Munnar. There is a wildlife sanctuary in the Eravikulam –Rajamala area in the Munnar forest division.Munnar was the summer resort of the British Government in the South.
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Morning visit the Eravikulam National Park ,Mattupetty dam , Echo Point. you will also visit a Team Museum , where you will get the chance to watch the process and also the taste of Munnar Tea. You will also stroll through the tea plantations and witness the hundreds ladies in work.
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From Munnar to Thekkady
Breakfast at the hotel. Later drive to Thekkady (125 kms , 04 hrs ) .
Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, encompassing an area of 777 sq km. Set on the attractive man-made Periyar Lake; it attracts over 300,000 visitors a year. Though the sanctuary was made a part of Project Tiger in 1973, it is better known for its elephants. Late afternoon boat ride in Lake Periyar, and see the wildlife around the lake as you cruise along its banks. Apart from elephants, bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, otter and flying squirrel are common. There are also 246 species of birds and 112 species of butterfly.
Evening witness Kalaripayattu (Martial Arts) performance at a local theatre
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From Thekkady to Kumarakom
After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom (125 km , 04 hr). Check in at the backwater resort
Kumarakom , An unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, in this small water world you'll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes which will take you into the heart of the scenic lake.
The resorts offers comfortable accommodation and exclusive leisure options (on payment basis) like an Ayurvedic massage, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, angling and swimming.
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Departure from Cochin Airport
In time transfer to Cochin airport (105 km , 2.25 hr) to connect flight back homeTest Content
|Day 1:||Arrival Cochin||Abad Atrium|
|Day 2:||From Cochin to Munnar||Cuckmere resort|
|Day 3:||Explore Munnar||Cuckmere resort|
|Day 4:||From Munnar to Thekkady||Mountain Courtyard|
|Day 5:||From Munnar to Kumarakom||Abad Whispering Palms|
|Day 6:||Departure from Cochin Airport|
- Hotel accommodation bed & breakfast basis
- Transfers, sightseeing by an air conditioned Sedan Car
- Meeting and assistance on arrivals and departures
- Entrance fees to all monuments as per program
- Private & exclusive sightseeing tours & activities as per program 24 hour emergency contact
- Personal expenses
- Any meals other than that mentioned in the program.
- Camera/video fees at various monuments
- Tips and gratuities
- Room category are based on standard room at hotels.
- Rates are not valid from 20 Dec 2017-10 Jan 2018