Exotic Kerala Tour
Duration :06 nights - 07 days
Destination Covered :Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Thothapalli - Kovalam - Trivandrum
|Cochin||St. Francis' Church, Dutch Palace (Built by Portuguese), Jew Town, Jewish Synagogue, spice market, Chinese fishing nets & Kathakali Dance Show|
|Munnar||Tea estates and Eravikulam National Park|
|Kumarakom||Backwaters & Bird Sanctuary|
|Periyar||Wildlife Sanctuary& Boat Cruise
Option Tour Spice Plantation
|Thothapali||House Boat & Backwaters|
Detailed ItineraryDay 01: Arrive Cochin
As soon as you arrive at the Cochin International Airport, you will be directed to the hotel for check in. Halt and than we will leave for the boat cruise on sunset. In the evening we will enjoy the Kerala's most popular classical dance, Kathakali. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Cochin Munnar (150 km/ 4 hrs)
The 2nd day of your Exotic Kerala Tour is fixed for the sightseeing in Cochin. Foremost on our excursion trip comes the Famous Mattancherry Palace, built the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555 AD. We move to the Jewish Synagogue to check out the Great Scrolls of the Old Testment, the copper plates in which the grants of privilege made by the Cochin rulers were recorded. After that comes the famous St. Francis Church taht is beleived to be the oldest church built by the europeans in India. Other attaction sthat we are going to cover today includes Santa Cruz Baslica Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, and the Bolgatty Palace.
Soon after that we will get back to the hotel and leave for Munnar. Enroute we will be enjoying the scenic beauty with marvelous waterfalls, high mountains and low flying clouds passing through. Upon arrival check-in hotel for overnight stay. (B)
On the 3rd day of the tour we will dwelling in Munnar, that is one of the most popular hill stations in India. After breakfast we will visit the world's highest tea estates spread like a green carpet over the hundred of kilometers. Most managers will even allow you to stroll among the bushes. We will have a cup of tea with the tribals working in the tea estates and have have an eleborate conservation with them. It gives us the opportunity to learn about the production of tea and life of teh people inhabited there.
After lunch we will leave for Eravikulam Park. Here we will be spotting the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (ibex), that can be found in numbers in this area. Finally at the end of the day comes the invitation of exploring the famous Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. We will carry the binoculars along with us and will be busy birding through rest of the day. Else we will also engage ourself in photography, capturing the pictures of Malabar gray hornbills, woodpeckers, and rare species like the rose-billed roller, and the Sri Lankan frogmouth. Overnight satay at the hotel in Munnar.
Day 04: Munnar Periyar (160 km/ 4 hrs)
Today will be the most adventureous day of the tour, as today we will exploring one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in India - Periyar Wildlife Reserve. First of all we will check in at the resort inside the park. Spend some time at leisure and soon after we will arranging the jeep safari for yout o explore the jungle ambience better, and get bewitched with its wildlife view. Late afternoon at 1500 hrs we shall take you to a guided Spice and palntation tour in one of the Spice Gardens / Plantations for which this region is famous. Overnight stay in the resort. (B)
Day 05: Periyar Kumarakom (135 km/ 4 hrs)
Next day we get up .
Next day before breakfast we will leave for the boat cruise that is the best option to check out the wilds of Periyar Sanctuary. Periyar lake is an excellent boating spot for the tourists today. While taking the boat safari you will come across a family of elephants, wild Boar, and sambar deer by the water's edge. After the two hours boating we will get back to the resort for the breakfast.
In the afternoon we will enough time to rest. And than later on we will for for Kumarakom known for its backwaters, huge Vembanad Lake and the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay. (B)
6th day of the tour is the another most exciting day of the tour. After breakfast a visit to Bird Sanctuary. There are two seasons for birds: between October and February there are cormorants, teals, and other ducks and from February to July there are darters (snake birds), night herons, egrets, and Siberian storks. It also has golden backed woodpecker, crow pheasant, white-breasted water hen, tree pie etc.
This region is famous for its beautiful backwaters and village life revolving around the banks of these backwaters. On arrival board the houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam, and cruise around backwaters of Kumarakom to Thothapalli to observe and experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Overnight stay in the houseboat. (B, L, D)
Day 07: Thothapalli Kovalam (90 km/ 2 hrs)
Disembark the houseboat and next we head for Kovalam, South of Trivandrum, one of India's best beaches and famous for water sports in Southern India. The day's invested in exploring the unbounded beauty of this place. Overnight stay. (B)
Day 08: Kovalam
Your desire for fun fileed sea holiday finishes on the 8th day of the tour when you reach Kovalam, that offers tourists the wide choice of warer sports. Overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Day 09: Kovalam
Day at leisure orsmall sighseeing tour as per your preferences. Overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Day 10: Kovalam Trivandrum (Depart)
Today is the lasy of the tours, after breakfast we will leave for the airport and carry on with the oneard journey. Caper thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your onward travel.