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BEAUTIFUL KERALA 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS

(Cochin – Munnar- Periyar – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Kovalam )
Kerakla Day 01 – Cochin
Arrive Cochin airport station and transfer to hotel. Afternoon proceed for Cochin Sightseeing. Visit the Dutch Palace- built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663.
The murals are perhaps the best in India. Jewish Synagogue – built in 1568 and the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth are at Mattancherry. St. Francis Church – built in 1510 and the oldest European church in India, Chinese Fishing Nets- introduced by the court of Kublai Khan can be seen in Fort Cochin. Optional – Evening from 4.30 – 6.30 pm sunset cruise at Cochin Lake by motorboat. Seeing sunset in Fort Cochin on the background of Chinese Fishing nets is an ever memorable experience. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 
Kerakla Day 02 Cochin – Munnar
After breakfast transfer from Cochin to Munnar (136 kms / 4.30 hrs). Arrive hotel and check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit tea estates & Tea Museum. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 Munnar
After breakfast full day visit of Munnar. Visit of Eravikulam National Park, the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr – the mountain goat of South India. Visit Maduppatty dam, Eco point. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 
Kerakla Day 04 - Munnar – Periyar
Morning after breakfast transfer to Periyar (120 kms- 4 hrs). Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the largest wildlife reserves in India, it occupies 777 sqkms of the Cardamom Hills region of the Western Ghatts. Evening game viewing by the boat in the sanctuary, surrounded by the hills.

Wildlife includes elephants, gaur, wild dogs, otters, freshwater tortoise and bird species like heroin, kingfisher, hornbill, water and fishbowls can be seen here. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 
Thekkady Day 05 – Thekkady
After breakfast visit spice plantations. Optional fullday trekking is also possible in the sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 - Periyar – Kumarakom
After breakfast at the hotel check out and transfer to Kumarakom (140 kms/ 4 hrs). Check in at the resort. Enjoy the resort and breath taking beauty of the world famous Backwater place. A visit to Kumarakom bird sanctuary is optional. Dinner and overnight at the resort.
 
Kumrakom Day 07 - Kumarakom
Day at leisure .Enjoy resort facilities, swimming pool, rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage, Take a walk through Kumarakom bird sanctuary . Enjoy sunset cruise etc.
 
Kerakla Day 08 - Kumarakom – Houseboat
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and board the houseboat from the hotel jetty. Staying in this moving palace is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life.
Lunch, dinner next day breakfast and tea snacks will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake make you sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place. Dinner and Overnight in the houseboat.
 
Kerakla Day 09: Alleppey – Kovalam
After breakfast check out Alleppey boat jetty. Transfer from Alleppey to Kovalam (180 kms/ 4.30 hrs). Enroute visit of Trivandrum –optional. Visit Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Museum. Transfer to Kovalam hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 
Kerakla Day 10: Kovalam
Visit Kanyakumari including Vivekananda Rock and temple, Kanyakumari beach etc. Evening after sunset return to Trivandrum. Sunset and sunrise in Kanyakumari is wonderful experience. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 – Kovalam – Departure
Morning after breakfast departure transfer to airport.
 
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