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Trip Overview

Experience a fun-filled journey through the enchanting landscapes and cultural treasures of Kerala’s backwaters. Curated to transform your soul, this Palm and Kerala backwater package ensures you begin your journey in Kochi and dive into its rich history. Explore the ancient landmarks and vibrant markets if you want to experience Kerala at its best. Witness the intricate make-up rituals of the performers of Kathakali dance. Before you hop on the Alleppey backwater cruise, venture into the wilderness of the Periyar Wildlife Reserve where you will also indulge yourself in a thrilling experience of wildlife spotting and spice plantation. Explore the picturesque hill station, Munnar, and lose yourself in the charm of lush tea gardens. Experience the idyllic retreat and tranquility in the serene backwaters of Kumarakom, and aboard luxurious boats with this Alleppey tour package. Spend some good time amidst palm-fringed landscapes and unwind on the sun-kissed beaches of Kovalam. This Kerala Tour Package is designed to let you indulge in strolls while embarking on a journey of discovery and rejuvenation. Book this

Trip Inclusions

  • 06 Nights’ accommodation at hotels with Breakfast
  • 01 Night at houseboat in Alleppey with all meals
  • All transfers & sightseeing as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Cochin sightseeing with local English-speaking guide
  • Kathakali dance show in Kochi.
  • Visit Spice plantation in Thekkady
  • Morning boat ride (on common sharing) on Periyar lake to visit the wildlife.
  • Kalarippayattu (martial art) show in Thekkady.
  • English-speaking local guide during sightseeing in Kochi.
  • All taxes, toll, parking, etc.
  • Highly personalized itinerary planning
  • Expert advice from our India specialists, all of whom have travelled extensively in India
  • All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc.

Trip Exclusions

  • Any International/Internal Airfare
  • Visa, insurance
  • Any meals other than specified in cost include
  • Port-rage, tips, laundry, beverages, cost of personal nature like telephone charges
  • Any sightseeing not mentioned in inclusions.

Travel Itinerary

This trip includes exploration in the 7 major tourist destinations Munnar Kumarakom Kovalam Kochi Trivandrum Periyar Alappuzha

  • Tour Duration: 8 Nights | 9 Days
  • Tour Starts: Cochin
  • Tour Ends: Kovalam

  • Activities:

    4+

  • Hotels:

    4

  • Transfers:

    6

  • Tour pace:

    moderate

  • Day 1

    • Arrive in Kochi. Meet & greet our representative at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Kochi, A port town in the early centuries, attracted traders and invaders from all over the world. Kochi offers some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Also, it is known as the spice coast of India.

      In the afternoon, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kochi that includes a visit to The Hill Palace Museum, a fully-fledged archeological museum, and Kerala’s first-ever Heritage Museum are the main attractions (It remains closed on Mondays). Chinese Fishing Nets, this unique style of huge cantilevered fishing nets, was erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the Court of Kubla Khan, a Chinese King. Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Church a Basilica in 1984. The Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, is the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth (closed on Saturdays & Jewish Holidays). The area around the Synagogue, called Jew Town, is the center for Spice & Handicraft shops. Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), was built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Regent of Kochi (closed on Fridays).

      Return to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for shopping at Ernakulam. In the evening, witness Kathakali, the famous dance drama of Kerala. This dance is characterized by some great storytelling, amazing costumes, and extensive make-up. Start early to see the artists preparing themselves for the show (5 PM). Watch in detail the ritual worth seeing hour long process of make-up as part of our daily Kathakali performance. After the Performance, you will have a unique opportunity to take photographs along with the artists in colorful costumes as a souvenir. The entire performance will be supported with commentary in English.

      Night stay in Kochi.

    • Your accommodation for Day 1 (Alleppey)

      Houseboat - Xandari Riverscape,.

  • Day 2

    • In the morning, drive on a scenic route dotted with plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper, and areca nut, to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Arrive in Periyar and transfer to the hotel.

      Periyar is an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings. One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar Valley in Thekkady is the oldest one. Check into your hotel. Either have the rest of the day at leisure or go on a spice plantation tour where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. In the evening, you could go for a boat ride on Lake Periyar for a golden opportunity to see elephants and other animals.

      Night stay in Periyar.

    • Meal: Breakfast

    • Your accommodation for Day 2 (Cochin)

      Casino hotel or similar,.

  • Day 3

    • After breakfast, drive to Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala. Munnar is a hill station located 1600 meters above the sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets, and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal getaway destination. The day is free to relax and to walk around.

      Night stay in Munnar.

    • Meal: Breakfast

    • Your accommodation for Day 3 (Kovalam)

      Gokulam Grand Turtle on the Beach or similar,.

  • Day 4

    • In the afternoon, a sightseeing tour of Munnar tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, a very low population too far from pollution, most of it covered by Tata tea. Also, the Raja Malai, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats), Mattupetty Dam, Indo Swiss project; you can also enjoy boating in the Lake (optional).

      Night stay in Munnar.

    • Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 5

    • In the morning, drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and stay in one of the backwater resorts. The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best. Kumarakom is a bird sanctuary located on the banks of the backwaters and renowned for its varied avian population. Local varieties such as Waterfowls, Cuckoos, and Owls, as well as the migratory Siberian Cranes can be viewed here. Day excursion to the bird sanctuary and optional boat ride to the nearby village through lagoons.

      Night stay at Kumarakom.

    • Meal: Breakfast | Dinner

  • Day 6

    • In the morning, drive a short distance before switching over to a boat through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey. On Arrival, embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes, and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvallams’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm-fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings, it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen, and other traders bringing household goods door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields, and other places, en route.

      Overnight on board. (Full Board).

    • Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 7

    • In the morning, drive to Kovalam & transfer to the hotel. The international beach Resort is full of Coconut trees. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach in Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising, etc. In the evening, enjoy beach hopping.

      Night stay in Kovalam.

    • Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 8

    • In the morning, drive to Trivandrum- the gateway to one of the most beautiful states in Kerala. The city presides over one of the most scenic states, stretching along the Southern Coast of the country, with the backwaters of the Arabian Sea reaching deep into the verdant countryside, Kerala affords a fascinating experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum and visit the ancient temple of Sree Padmanabhaswamy, which is one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum was built in 1880 and shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese, and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has a good collection of Tanjore, Mughal, and Rajput schools of art. The Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram has many shady and delightful walks. Later, back to Kovalam.

      Night stay in Kovalam.


    • Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 9

    • Transfer to Trivandrum airport to board the onward flight. 

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Where you will stay

This trip includes exploration in the 7 major tourist destinations Munnar Kumarakom Kovalam Kochi Trivandrum Periyar Alappuzha and 4 Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour Duration: 8 Nights | 9 Days
  • Tour Starts: Cochin
  • Tour Ends: Kovalam

Casino hotel or similar

2 Nights

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Houseboat - Xandari Riverscape

1 Nights

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Elephant court / Cardamom County or similar

1 Nights

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Gokulam Grand Turtle on the Beach or similar

3 Nights

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Dates and Rates

This trip includes exploration in the two major tourist destinations - Delhi & Agra.

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Tour Details

8 Nights | 9 Days

Tour Starts :
Monday
Jul 01, 2024
Tour Ends :
Tuesday
Jul 09, 2024
Room Details
Room Type : Standard Room
Double occupancy
$1130 $1130
Single occupancy
$1789 $1789

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Charges

If you cancel less than 60 days before the travel date & destination is open Deposits are non-refundable and cannot be shifted to a later date.For the balance amount, the below cancellation fee will be applicable.

When a cancellation is made
  • 72

    hrs

    Less than 72 hrs
    or no show

  • 06

    days

    06 days - 72 hours
    prior to arrival

  • 30

    days

    30 - 07 days
    prior to arrival

  • 60

    days

    60 - 31 days
    prior to arrival

Cancellation cost
  • 72

    hrs

    %

    Less than 72 hrs
    or no show

  • 06

    days

    %

    06 days - 72 hours
    prior to arrival

  • 30

    days

    %

    30 - 07 days
    prior to arrival

  • 60

    days

    %

    60 - 31 days
    prior to arrival

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Do U.S. Citizens need a visa and a passport to travel? Any other ID or documents needed to travel from the USA besides a passport?

Yes, the passport is always required to travel for US Citizens. Apart from Passport & Visa no other ID is required.

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Tour Details

6 Days / 5 Nights

Tour Starts :
Wednesday
April 12 2024
Tour Ends :
Wednesday
April 12 2024
Room Details
Room Type : Standard Room
Double occupancy
$1450 $999 50% off
$1450 $999 50% off