Charm of Kerala

Kerala Tour Package

Kochi | Munnar | Madurai | Thekkady | Kumarakom | Backwaters Cruise | Mararikulam

The South of India has many attractions for the visitors. Explore the spice markets of Kochi before searching for wildlife from a cruise on Lake Periyar. Travel through the beautiful backwaters onboard a converted rice barge before ending your trip relaxing on the beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Services Included

Accommodation including breakfast & taxes, internal flights within India on economy class, all airport and hotel transfers, private air-conditioned car with driver throughout your trip, English-speaking local tour guides, sightseeing and activities including all entrance fees, 24 hour point of contact.

Duration – 11 nights 12 days

Day 1 KOCHI

Arrive in Kochi (formerly Cochin) and transfer to the hotel. In the evening enjoy a sunset cruise to explore the busy harbor and surrounding tropical plantations.

Day 2 KOCHI
This morning explore this bustling port including its spice markets, the Dutch Palace, St.Francis Church and the famous chinese fishing nets. In the evening enjoy the famous Kathakali dance performance.

Day 3 KOCHI / MUNNAR
Drive to Munnar (150kms / 4 hours), a charming little hill station, for a 2 night stay at a delightful private estate.

Day 4 – MUNNAR
Enjoy a full day exploring Windermere Estate. Surrounded by cardoman and tea plantations, take a trek to see the flora and fauna of this wonderful region.

Day 5 – MUNNAR / MADURAI
A dramatic drive this morning after breakfast takes you across rolling hills to the escarpment of the Western Ghats (170kms / 5 hours). Descend to the different world of Tamil Nadu where you will experience the mysteries of the massive Meenakshi Temple.

Day 6 – MADURAI / THEKKADY

Travel across rural plains and back to the hills (137 kms / 4 hours). Late afternoon enjoy a session of elephant bathing.

Day 7 – THEKKADY / KUMARAKOM

Early morning enjoy nature walk and after breakfast drive to the picturesque backwaters at Kumarakom (130 kms / 4 hours).

Day 8KUMARAKOM

A full day at leisure to explore Kumarakom or sample an ayurvedic massage at the Spa.

Day 9 – BACKWATER CRUISE

Today you will set off for a relaxing backwater cruise aboard a beautifully converted, simple but comfortable rice barge.

Day 10 – KUMARAKOM / MARARIKULAM

Transfer by road (90kms / 2 hours) to the delightful waterside village of Mararikulam which will be your home for the next 2 nights.

Day 11 – MARARIKULAM
The fishing village of Mararikulam is located an hour south of Kochi. Enjoy a relaxing day on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Additional nights can be arranged if required.

Day 12 – MARARIKULAM / DEPARTURE HOME

This morning drive straight to Kochi Airport (100 kms / 3 hours) to connect with your International homeward flight.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS:
*Rice barge on the backwaters
*The spice filled Cardoman Hills
*Relaxing beach stay by the Indian Ocean