Duration : 11 nights / 12 days
Route : Kochi » Munnar » Periyar Tiger Reserve » Kumarakom » Alleppey » Kovalam » Trivandrum
Day 01: Kochi
Arrival at Kochi airport. Welcome aboard to Cultural Tour of Kerala 12 days. Our company representative will receive you at the airport and assist you to your hotel. In hotel our representative will hand over your travel documents regarding tour. Relax in leisure. Later get ready for Kochi half day sightseeing. Covering places of interest, including Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Jews Street, Indo-Portuguese Museum and Chinese Fishing Net in evening. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02: Kochi
After breakfast get ready for sightseeing. Visit St. Francis Church. Afternoon attend Kerala cuisine cookery class in Fort Kochi. After lunch in evening visit Fort Kochi beach. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 03: MUNNAR (HILL STATION)
Early morning drive to Munnar. En route enjoy beautiful streams, small waterfalls, rubber, pepper, cardamom and tea plantations and thick forests. On arrival at Munnar, check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: MUNNAR
After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Munnar covering Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai and Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary famous for the Nilgiri Tahr and tea gardens. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 05: THEKKADY (Periyar Tiger Reserve)
After breakfast drive to Thekkady. En route visit the panoramic Western Ghat hills covered with spice plantations and an occasional view of waterfalls and streams, several types of spice plantations like cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon and clove. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later proceed for boating on the Periyar Lake (optional) and experience a view of calm crystal clear Periyar Lake and sanctuary. Watch different wild animals while boating. In evening get ready for live Kathakali Dance performance. Overnight stay in Resort.
Day 06: THEKKADY (Periyar Tiger Reserve)
Kerala is world famous for its spices. After breakfast get ready for half day guided tour of Spice Gardens in Thekkady. After lunch visit local market. In evening witness the live performance of Kalaripayattu martial art from ancient times. Overnight stay in Resort.
Day 07: KUMARAKOM
Early morning, check out of the hotel and depart for Kumarakom. On arrival at Kumarakom, visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (famous for migratory and local birds). Later, check into the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise (optional) or relax near the Venbanad Lake. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 08: ALLEPPEY (LUXURY HOUSEBOAT STAY)
After breakfast, depart for Alleppey by road. On arrival, check into the houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.
Day 09: KOVALAM
Spend the morning at leisure on the houseboat. Later, disembark houseboat at Alleppey and drive to Kovalam. En route visit the coastal areas with the coconut trees and a view of lagoons and palm-fringed Arabian Sea. On arrival check in to the resort. Option of having a body-soothing, relaxing Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay in Resort.
Day 10: KOVALAM
Early morning get ready for Yoga session. Relax sometime in leisure. Later Kovalam beach, Vizhinjam Lighthouse And Beach, Kovalam Fish Market and local life. Later enjoy body-soothing and relaxing Ayurvedic massage in resort. Overnight stay.
Day 11: KOVALAM
Early morning get ready for Yoga session. Relax some time in leisure. Later get ready for Trivandrum day tour. Visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum and Kuthirmalika Palace. Drive back to Kovalam, enjoy body-soothing and relaxing Ayurvedic massage in resort. Overnight stay.
Day 12: DEPARTURE (TRIVANDRUM AIRPORT)
Spend the morning at leisure. After breakfast check out from resort and transfer to Airport according to your departure schedule from Trivandrum Airport on day 12.
This package tour is personalized & individual and can be started at any time of the year. This tour is based on private departures, where you are benefit from having a private executive car and freedom to stop en-route for breaks or for photographic opportunities.
Air-conditioned car with driver, all inclusive. Fuel for car, Insurance, Road and State taxes, Toll taxes, Parking fees and all transport related expense including Driver's food and lodging.
Driver with excellent skills and record, a good knowledge of the area you are visiting and sufficient English to communicate with you.
The car will be with you from your arrival to departure with as many stops to sightseeing as you want enroute.
Double bed room with breakfast and all taxes included.
Accommodation in Double Rooms on twin sharing basis.
Transfers and land transportation according to proposed itinerary.
Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports, hotels by our company representative.
Kerala cuisine cookery class in Kochi.
2 day Yoga and Meditation program with our local teacher's guidance in Kovalam.
Night stay in houseboat in backwaters in Kumarakom.
All meals (breakfast, lunch dinner) during your stay at houseboat.
Complementary tea/coffee with cookies during your houseboat tour.
Live Kathakali dance performance at Thekkady.
Live performance of Kalaripayattu martial art from ancient time at Thekkady.
Excursion to a spice garden with naturalist/guide to explain about all the spices.
Tips, laundry, telephone bills, portage and Beverages.
Meals unless specified.
Entrances to Monuments and other specified destination.
Movie / video camera fee at monuments.
Domestic or International airfare unless specified.
Medical or baggage insurance.
Airport Departure taxes, Visa Charges.
Tips and gratuities.
Any other service that has not been specified
Your game safaris in the National Parks unless specified above.
New Year, Christmas, festivals & Events Period (supplements to be advised, if required)
Accommodation in Double Rooms on twin sharing basis.
Hotels, train & flight reservations are subject to availability.
Fares / rates are subject to change.
Euro, British Ponds and Dollars easily exchangeable in India.
Any other service that has not been specified and you want to add, please let us know.
If any above hotel is sold-out then other similar level hotel is guaranteed.
During travel if you want to change any hotel, you have to inform us 7 days prior.
We are not responsible for any political demonstration, Natural calamity, Traffic jams etc.
We are not responsible for any flight or train cancellation or no show at the last moment. In such situation the compensation and dealings will be between you and the concerning company, we are not obliged to play role as mediator.
Elephant ride in Jaipur is subject to availability of elephant.
Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.
Red Fort, Akshardham Temple and Lotus Temple in Delhi is closed on Monday.
Navin Benson de Cozynuk à été absolument remarquable tant pour son professionnalisme que pour sa bienveillance, à faire que notre voyage en INDE , soit un voyage fabuleux. Une grande ponctualité du chauffeur, des hôtels très bien choisis, des visites organisées. Un tour organisé sur mesure. Un très grand merci.
Gracias al equipo de Xasmin (CozyNuk) por sus sugerencias en nuestro viaje en India del norte. viajamos dos chicas solas por delhi, jaipur agra y benares y con la inestimable ayuda de martin en especial, conocimos rincones increíbles. totalmente recomendable.
We are a family of 5 with 3 kids and we traveled around northern India for over 2 weeks. The planning of such a trip takes alot of time and details. If found the perfect company with Xasmin (CozyNuk) working particularly Navin. I would without hesitation use Navin again to help plan a future trip to India (which was magical).