Mesmerised Kerala


Mesmerised Kerala

Nights:
08 Nights/09 Days
Board Basis:
Bed & Breakfast
Destinations:
Kochi, Periyar, Alleppey, Marari

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Kochi (02 nights)* Periyar (02 nights) *Alleppey (01 night) *Marari (03 nights) (08 Nights/09 Days)

Destinations Covered: Kochi, Periyar, Alleppey, Marari. Duration: 08 Nights/09 Days

Itinerary

  • Arrive Kochi
  • Transfer to your hotel

Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and custom formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check in for your stay.

Kochi, or more familiarly, Cochin is a city of many parts. Around for a long, long time, Kochi played a pivotal role in the development of shipping and trade in the region.

Overnight at the hotel
Meals Included:None

  • Half day sightseeing tour of Kochi
  • Evening Indian classical dance show

Breakfast is at Hotel.

Today you will proceed to explore the city thoroughly: visit Cochin City. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Friday (afternoon), Saturday & all Jewish Holidays) in India, built in 1568. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth. You will then visit St. Francis Church. You will also be visiting The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry, which was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features.

Later enjoy Kerala Kaleidoscope at Greenix Village. A medley of various dances, Kaleidoscope Kerala redefines the intangibly elusive aesthetics of bliss as it evokes the eternally alluring charm of this many-splendour land and it’s infinitely enriching cultural ethos.

Optional – Enjoy Cooking Demo with Lunch / Dinner with an Indian Family (To be pre booked at the time of booking)

Optional - In the evening enjoy a sunset cruise in the Cochin Harbour. See the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets and the beautiful coastline from the motor boat.

Over night at the hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Drive to Periyar
  • Evening Kalarippayattu show visit

Later you will drive to Periyar. Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, encompassing an area of 777 sq. km. Set on the attractive man-made Periyar Lake.

On arrival in Periyar, proceed to check-in at the hotel.

In the evening visit Kalarippayattu show. Kalaripayattu is a martial art which originated as a style in Kerala. The word Kalari first appears in Sangam literature to describe both a battlefield and combat arena.

Overnight at the hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

  • Early morning guided Trek in Periyar sanctuary
  • Visit to Spice Plantation

Today early morning, enjoy a guided trek in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Children Below 12 Years are not allowed). Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, encompassing an area of 777 sq. km. Set on the attractive man-made Periyar Lake.

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

Later, enjoy a visit to Spice Plantation followed by Authentic Kerala Lunch.

Tour Highlight - Rendezvous with the owner of a Spice Plantation followed by lunch. The plantation tour is an opportunity to meander through cardamom, pepper, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and many other varieties of spices and medicinal plants and gives you an insight into how these are grown, harvested and processed.

Spend the rest of the evening at leisure

Overnight at the hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

  • Drive to Alleppey
  • Board your overnight Houseboat

After breakfast you will be embark houseboat from the Hotels’ Jetty point to board houseboat.

Climb aboard the traditional kettuvallams (rice boats) converted into houseboats with bedrooms and attached toilets. Originally these boats were used as ferries to carry rice. Cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. The backwater cruise through the narrow canals that criss-cross a typical Kerala Village, rich with green paddy fields and verdant coconut trees and is a thrilling experience. Lunch and dinner will be served on board.

Overnight on the Houseboat
Meals included: All Meals

  • Drive to Mararikkulam.

After your memorable cruise and overnight stay you leave the houseboat and will be met with your driver, who will drive to Mararikkulam and check into your hotel there.

On arrival transfer to hotel and check into your hotel there.

Marari Beach is a natural bay, sheltered from the high waves. Here you can treat yourself to another Ayurvedic massage, famed for its rejuvenating qualities or simply chill out by the sea.

Optional - In the morning do a walking tour of Alleppey followed by Lunch. Explore the village areas in this walk.

Overnight in Marari at Hotel
Meal Plan:-Breakfast

  • Day is at leisure (No Transport)

Today your day is at leisure for independent activities.
There is so many In-house activities by Marari beach resort like

Kalari Demonstration, Yoga at the Yoga Center, Butterfly Garden Visit, A talk on Ayurveda by the doctor near the Ayurveda Centre and A visit to the garden and Ayurveda Centre, Instrumental Music Lessons and many more.

Overnight in Marari at Hotel
Meal Plan:-Breakfast

  • Transfer from Hotel to international Airport

Today morning after breakfast, you will be transferred in your private car to Cochin Airport to connect flight for onward destination.

TOUR ENDS

  • Accommodation is based on twin sharing basis at all the hotels
  • All hotels are on Bed & Breakfast basis except at Houseboat, which is on Full board basis
  • Meet & Greet services by SITA representatives upon arrival and departure.
  • Arrival and departure transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
    o 01-02 Pax: - A/C Innova
    o 03-06 Pax: - A/C Tempo Traveller
    o 07-14 Pax:- A/C Mini Coach
  • Local English Speaking guide for sightseeing’s as per itinerary
  • Single entry to the monuments
  • Evening Witness Kathakali Ceremony at Kochi
  • Witness the Kalaripattu Martial Arts performance in Periyar
  • Morning Trek in Periyar Sanctuary
  • Spice Planation tour in Periyar
  • All applicable current Government taxes
  • International Air Fare

  • Additional meals other than specified above
  • Item of personal nature like telephone calls, room services, laundry, drinks etc.
  • Additional sightseeing / transport requirements

  • Hotel Check-In 1400 Hrs / Check-out time 1200 Hrs.
  • Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly

HOTELS ENVISAGED

Days / Dates

City

Hotel

Room Category

No of Nights

Meal Plan

Day 01-03

Cochin

Burton Boatyard

Sea Facing

2

Bed & Breakfast

Day 03-04

Thekkady

Spice Village

Spice Garden Cottage

2

Bed & Breakfast

Day 04-06

Alleppey

Houseboat

Deluxe

1

Full Board

Day 06-08

Mararikkulam

Marari Beach Resort

Garden Villa

3

Bed & Breakfast

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