Kerala – 12N13D- Kerala Darshan

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August 23, 2019

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Kerala is the southernmost state of India and is known as “God’s own Country”. Kerala is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. Because of its natural beauty it makes it to “50 must see destinations of a lifetime” and “10 paradises of the World” by National Geographic Travel. Secrets of Kerala beauty can be revealed by exploring Lush green Hill stations, Backwaters, Houseboats trips, Beaches, Wildlife sanctuaries, Ayurveda, Spa, Forts, Elephants, Tea Estates, Waterfalls, Caves, Delicious Food, Scenic beauty, chain of brackish lagoons, Kerala Folklore Theatre, Kathakali, kerala martial arts – Kalaripayattu and many more.

How to reach Kerala by Airways: International and Domestic Airports :

  • Trivandrum International Airport: 6 km away from Trivandrum Railway Station
  • Cochin International Airport: 36 Kms away from Ernakulam Junction Railway Station
  • Calicut International Airport [Kozhikode ]: 30 Kms away from Calicut Railway Station

How to reach Kerala by Roadways:

  • Strong connectivity by Buses and Taxis from all parts of the country.
  • Kerala is directly connected by road to both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
  • National Highways NH 47, NH 17, NH 49, NH 47A, NH 208, NH 212, NH 213, NH 220 are the major highways connecting Kerala to the rest of the country.

How to reach Kerala by Railways:

Kerala is well connected to major cities of India via strong rail network. For more details about trains please check at site

Distance By Road:

  • Cochin to Bangalore – 550 Km Approx
  • Munnar to Bangalore – 470 Km Approx
  • Alleppey to Bangalore – 600 Km Approx
  • Trivandrum to Bangalore – 730 Km Approx
  • Munnar to Allepey – 175 Km Approx

Major attractions in and around Munnar: Tata Tea Museum, CSI Church, Devikulam, Mattupetty dam, Rajamalai, Top Station, Marayoor, Chinnar Wild Sanctuary, Blossom International Park, Anamudi and many more.

Major attractions in and around Alleppey: Alleppey Beach, Backwaters, Kumarakom, Houseboats , Pathiramannal , Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom , Ambalapuzha Temple Festival , St Andrew’s Church , Karumadi, Krishnapuram Palace, Pandavan Rock, Matt India Ayurveda Centre, Kathakali Dance

Kerala Backwaters : Kuttanad, Kumarakom, Picnic Village in Kollam, Alappuzha – Canal Cruise, Q S T and R Block Kayal, Alappuzha, Thiruvallam, Alappuzha-Kochi cruise, Ashtamudi, Alappuzha Canal, Placid backwater stretch of Ashtamudi, Ponnumthuruthu Island, The Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom, Fort Kochi, Kumbalangi, Valiyaparamba, Padanna Backwaters, Chithari, Kavvayi Kayal.

Languages spoken: Almost 90% people of Kerala speak Malayalam. Local people can converse in English as well.

Inclusions
  • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels or Similar category with base category rooms at places.
  • A/c Vehicle for all transfer & Sightseeing.
  • Buffet Breakfast at all the hotels.
  • All Applicable Taxes.
Exclusions
  • Any meals other than those mentioned above, meal supplement applicable for Lunch / Dinner.
  • Any Airfare / Train fare.
  • Any Airfare / Train fare.
  • Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.
  • Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions , political disturbances etc.
  • At Munnar & Thekkady, A/c rooms are not provided due to low temp., until specially requested
  • At Hotel Check-in time is 14.00 hrs & Check-out time 12.00 Noon.
  • Early check in and late checkout subject to availability, at discretion of respective hotel.
  • At Houseboat Check-in time is 12.00 hrs & Check-out time is 09.00 hrs.
  • In A/c Deluxe category Houseboat, A/c will be operational from 9:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.
  • In A/c Premium category Houseboat, A/c will be operational as per guest’s requirements.
  • All houseboat become standstill from 5.30 pm to 8.00 am next day as per local Govt. restrictions.
  • The above rates are valid for the mentioned period only and subject to change without any prior notice, revised rates shall be shared.
Itinerary

Day 1 Calicut (100 km)/ Cochin (300 km) / Wayanad

On arrival Calicut / Cochin, drive to Wayanad. Check into your hotel and relax. Later if time permits visit the Edakkal Caves. It is a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange disposition of three huge boulders making one to rest on the other two with its bottom jutting out in between and serving as the roof. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2Wayanad

Morning After breakfast,visit the Wayanad sanctuary where one can find animals like sloth bears, sambhar (wild deer), elephants, monkeys, tigers, reptiles, deer, panthers, and many species of rare birds. Enjoy a rejuvenating full body Ayurveda massage. (Please note that children under 11 years of age are not permitted to have Ayurveda massages for medical reasons). Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3Wayanad – Calicut (100 kms)

After breakfast, check out to your hotel and proceed to Calicut, once the erstwhile capital of powerful Zamorins and a historical town. Calicut was a significant port for trade and commerce in the early centuries and the quality cotton, ‘Calico’, is believed to have originated here. Enjoy a bullock cart ride through lush paddy fields. In the evening visit Hindustan Kalari Sangam, which imparts training in ‘Kalaripayattu’ the martial art of Kerala. Spend the evening at leisure. Also spend time at Kappad beach. Overnight at the Resort.

Day 4Cochin

Morning after breakfast drive to Cochin via Guruvayoor (The famous Krishna Temple). Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, half day sightseeing tour of Cochin. Places of interest are Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi beach, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Cathedral, Chinese Fishing Net, Bolgatty island, Bolghatty Palace, Willington Island, Marine Drive & Broadway. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5Cochin – Munnar (140 kms / 04 hrs drive)

After breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Munnar. On your way visit tea and spice plantations, Cheeyappara waterfalls, view point etc. Arrive Munnar and check in your hotel . Rest of the day free for your own activities. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6Munnar

After breakfast, proceed for Munnar full day Sightseeing– where we have ERAVIKULAM National Park, you could find NILGIRI THAR, an endangered species. Anamudi the highest peak in S. India is situated in the southern region of the park. Overnight at hotel in Munnar.

Day 7Munnar – Thekkady (110 kms / 3 hrs drive)

After breakfast, proceed to Thekkady. Transfer to hotel & relax. Afternoon, proceed for sightseeing –
The Periyar wildlife sanctuary is thick evergreen forest, declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park.
You can do things in Thekkady like – Boat cruises on the Periyar lake, visit cardamom, pepper, tea & coffee plantation. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8Thekkady

Full day free at leisure for your own activity and enjoy the resort facility. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9 Thekkady – Kumarakom

After breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom, Transfer to hotel & relax. Afternoon, visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist’s paradise, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian Stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. Other common varities like the woodpecker, skylark, crane, water hen and parrots can also be spotted here. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 Kumarakom – Kovalam (100 km / 2 ½ hrs)

After breakfast, transfer to hotel at Kovalam. Later go for half day city tour covering covering Museum complex, Sri. Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli tourist village, Aakulam boat club. Overnight stay at Kovalam.

Day 11Kovalam

Full day free at the resort for Ayurveda treatment and enjoy the resort facilities or visit to Kovalam Beach. This internationally renowned beach has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost as the light house beach, is the most popular. Overnight at hotel in Kovalam.

Day 12Kovalam – Kanyakumari (425 kms / 7 hrs)

After breakfast, proceed to Kanyakumari. On arrival at Kanyakumari you will visit the Vivekanand Rock Memorial, Ganthi Memorial by ferry service and return to the mainland to see the spectacular sunset in the Arabian Sea. Check in your hotel and relax. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 Trivandrum drop (30 km / 1 hr)

After breakfast check out the hotel and drop at Trivandrum airport / Railway station.

Hotel Details

Budget

Munnar – Blue Berg (Deluxe Room), Forest Haven Resort, Hotel Archana Residency , Aruvi Resort , Igloo Nature Resort , Las Palm

Standard

Munnar – Spice Country, Leisure Inn Hotel and Resorts, Blu Haze Resort & Spa, Hotel Deepwoods, Misty Mountain, Hotel Shamrock, Le Celestim

Deluxe

Munnar – Holiday Heaven, Abad Copper Castle , Birds Valley, Hotel Westwood , Hotel Eastend Munnar, Hill View, Hotel Olive Brook., T & U Leisure Hotel, Clouds Valley, Silver Tips

Luxury

Munnar – Blackberry Hills Retreat & Spa, Garden Studio, Hotel Devonshire Greens, Tall Trees Resort , Tea County, Swiss County (Swiss regalia Room With AC), Fort Munnar, Mountain Trail

Premium

Munnar – Ragamaya Resort, Mountain Club Resort (MAP), Hotel Windermere Estate (Garden) , Siena Village (Deluxe Room)

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