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Hills and Backwaters of Kerala
 
Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Alleppey – Kumarkom - Varkala – Cochin
(10 Nights - 11 Days)
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Bestowed upon by God- natural beauty, tranquility and solace Kerala is a sought after tourist destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. Owing to its beauty, it is named as one of the ‘Ten Paradises of the World’ and ‘Fifty Places of a Lifetime’ by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Just pack your bags and arrive at Kerala, get enchanted and live your best holiday ever!

Day 1: Mumbai – Cochin: From the Mumbai Airport board a flight for Cochin, the starting point of your tour. Visit the Jewish Synagogue and the Dutch Palace. In the evening, get back to your hotel and have a good night’s sleep at Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin In the morning move around Cochin and explore the Willingdon Island, Fort Kochi Beach, the Santa Cruz Basilica and the Chinese Fishing Nets. Don’t miss the Kathakali show. Get back to your hotel and spend your night at Cochin.

Day 3: Cochin – Munnar After your breakfast, proceed to Munnar (135 Km/ 5 Hours). By afternoon you reach Munnar and are escorted to your hotel. You enjoy your day at leisure, stay overnight at Munnar.

Day 4: Munnar In the morning, move out of your hotel to explore Munnar, visit the Mattupetty Dam, the Echo Point, Anamudi (the highest peak in South India), Rajamalai and the tea gardens of Munnar. Get back to your hotel & stay overnight at Munnar.

Day 5: Munnar – Periyar In the morning after your breakfast, proceed to Periyar. After you reach Periyar by the afternoon, go out for a nature walk. . The nature walk programs are conducted by Forest Department between 7.30 A.M to 11 A.M and 2.30 P.M to 3.30 P.M. Get back to your hotel and stay for the night at Periyar.

Day 6: Periyar Set out for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the morning. This is a Tiger Reserve but is more popular for the Asiatic Elephants. There are many animals and birds here. You can enjoy this place, its serenity and the fresh air of the deciduous forest and the wildlife. Get back to your hotel in the evening and stay at Periyar for the night.

Day 7: Periyar – Alleppey In the morning proceed towards Allepey and enjoy a stay in a houseboat in the Backwaters. The houseboats cruise through the Vembanad Lake. Enjoy the stay in the houseboat for a full day & spend the night in it.

Day 8: Alleppey – Kumarakom Take your breakfast and move towards Kumarakom. Kumarakom is picturesque portion of the coastline. The beach has retained its natural ambience and you will feel pleasant swimming or sun bathing. Take a short drive to the main city of Kumarakom and get into your hotel. Have a day of leisure and enjoy your night stay at Kumarakom.

Day 9: Kumarakom – Varkala Take a stroll across the beach and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Arabian Sea. Amidst the village of Kumarakom is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Explore this Bird Sanctuary at ease during your Kerala tour. Get back to your hotel and spend your night at Kumarakom.

Day 10: Varkala Proceed for Varkala in the morning. Varkala is another beach holiday destination. There are mineral springs near Varkala which are believed to have medicinal properties. Spend your day at leisure and have a good night’s sleep at Varkala.

Day 11: Varkala – Cochin – Hometown Early next morning, start for Cochin and board a flight that shall take you to your hometown. Take wonderful memories along with your baggage and smile!

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