12 Nights / 13 Days: Price on request
Day 01 Arrive Kochi (Cochin)
Our executive will welcome you on arrival in Kochi airport with a flower bouquet & you will transfer to hotel in flower decorated car. On arrival at hotel welcome Tikka by hotel staff & welcome drink. Overnight stay
Chinese Fishing Nets in Kochi
Day 02 Kochi (Cochin)- Sightseeing
Kochi formerly Cochin is fastest growing city in South Indian state. It is financial capital of Kerala. Kochi more famous as the Queen of Arabian Sea. Due to finest natural harbour it’s always draw the attention of European, Arabian & Chinese trader who came here for spices trade and stayed for hundreds of years. Here we visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and rive past Dutch and Portuguese buildings. While driving along the coastline, at the mouth of the harbour we see Chinese fishing nets, unique to Cochin and still very much in use. Evening - Enjoy Harbour Cruise folloed by Kathakali dance performance. India's most spectacular Dance Drama based on stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata. Special dinner at hotel Overnight stay
Day 03 Kochi-Periyar (Surface 04 ½ Hrs drive)
Today morning leave for Periyar and on arrival check in at hotel. Periyar is situated on higher elevation of Western Ghats, is the largest National Park and Tiger Reserve but hardly can you sight tiger. The picturesque Periyar Lake at the heart of sanctuary is one of the major attractions of Periyar. Here you can see herds of elephants with in the Park and other species you can see gaur, sambar or spotted deer. Rest of the day at leisure Overnight stay
Herds of Elephant
Day 04 Periyar- Sightseeing
Morning you will be taken for Nature Walk with naturalist in the forest area. Learn more about the local flora & fauna as you walk through the dense forest trails. The rich forests of Periyar are home to many species of plants and you will be amused by the rich bio-diversity of this region. Evening visit to a Spice Plantation to watch different varieties of spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, peeper, clove, vanilla, ginger, tea and coffee growing in their natural environment Overnight stay
Day 05 Periyar-Kumarakom (Surface 03 ½ Hrs drive)
Today morning leave Periyar for Kumarakom boat jetty to embark upon your personal houseboat for an overnight journey across the backwaters. The houseboat cruise takes you through the intricate maze of backwaters, mesmerizing and surprising you at every turn with its serene beauty & simple charm. Enjoy the countryside of Kerala at its best. Soak your eyes & soul with array of coconut trees & endless paddy fields. You will also get chance to take a small stroll through the villages & interact with the locals. Candle lighte dinner on Houseboat Overnight on board
Day 06 Kumarakom
Today morning after breakfast disemark your houseboat & check in at backwaters resort .Kumarakom is tiny village on the banks of Vembanad Lake. The Vembanad backwaters with its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks wave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The gorgeous green of the fringed palms ripple in the blue waters and blend into wavelets. Kumarakom lies in a timeless world of gentle, unhurried activity. Here you can go for Ayurveda or spa treatment at resort. Overnight stay.
Houseboat in Kumarakom
Day 07 Kumararkom
Relax & enjoy the facilities of Ayurveda or spa treatment at resort. Overnight stay.
Day 08 -12 Maldivies
Just lying on a deserted beach of a Maldivian island, taking in nothing but the continuous rhythm of the waves, the sea salt in the air and feeling the soft white sand on your bare feet is enough to sooth your senses. Each island with its green vegetation and secluded setting is a natural spa in its own right, designed to soothe, caress, and heal.
Ariel view of Maldivies Island
Day 13 Leave Male
After Kerala backwaters & blue beaches of Maldivies time to say good bye. Today in time transferred to Male airport to board the return flight to home.
HOTELS : KERALA BACKWATERS AND THE MALDIVIES
|Aanavilasam Plantation House
|Shalimar Spice Garden
|Spice Coast Houseboat
|Lakes & Lagoons Houseboat
Below prices are indicative
|Based on Twin sharing
|Twin sharing cost on luxury hotels
|3282 Per Person
|2382 Per Person
|2052 Per Person
|Twin sharing cost on deluxe hotels
|2716 Per Person
|1971 Per Person
|1698 Per Person
*Above tour cost validity from 01 October 2014 till 15th April 2015, except the festive period of Christmas and New Year 20th Dec 2014- 15th Jan 2015. Small supplement will be applicable for this period.
*Above quoted figures are net per person in respective currencies.
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