Kerala With Goa Tour

Kerala With Goa Tour

Cochin (Arrival) - Periyar - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Goa - Mumbai(Departure)

Starting Price : USD 1110 / Euro 805

 

A perfect description for a land renowned as God's Own Country. What adds to the charm of its backwaters, beaches, Ayurvedic health holidays, wildlife, monuments and vibrant art forms, is its amazing social development indicates that are on par with the developed world. Kerala is a very easy place to simply sit back and enjoy. Laying claim to some of the most spectacular beaches in the world, the real gem in the crown of India's coast is Goa.




 
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Kerala with Goa TourTour Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations Covered: Cochin (Arrival) - Periyar - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Goa - Mumbai (Departure)

Package Inclusions:
. Accommodation on twin sharing room with daily breakfast at listed hotels or    equivalent.
. Transportation/Transfers by Air Conditioned car for entire tour as per itinerary
. One night on House Boat on full board basis. Cruise: Alleppey round trip
. Service of English speaking local tourist guide at Cochin only
. Entrances at sightseeing places as per the itinerary
. Plantation tour in Periyar
. Boating charges in Periyar
. Kathakali dance performance visit at Cochin
. All applicable taxes

Package Exclusions:
. Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions
. Camera fee
. Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
. Inland / International flight charges any
. All other than those listed in above inclusions.

DAY 01: ARRIVAL TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL AT COCHIN
Upon arrival at Cochin airport, our executive will meet you in the airport followed by transfer to the hotel. Check in the hotel and rest of the day free for own activities. (Overnight in Cochin) [Transport: Vehicle only for arrival transfer]

DAY 02: COCHIN SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Cochin visiting - the Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana, The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town, The St. Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India, The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. Evening at 16.30hrs visit the Chinese fishing nets - huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Onward at 17.30pm we visit to the famous dance drama of Kerala, the "Kathakali". This dance can be characterized by grotesque gesticulations, amazing costumes and very extensive make-up. The stories are mostly taken from the epics Mahabharatha and Ramayana. Evenings by the Chinese fishing area is very lively with the daily fish market in here. All the live catch from time to time comes to sale. If you are a person who likes to eat fish, then you can buy very fresh fish from here and ask the nearby restaurant to cook the same for you. (Overnight in Cochin) [Transport: Vehicle at disposal]

Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace are closed on Friday & Saturday

DAY 03: COCHIN - PERIYAR (190 km / 5h)
Check out from the hotel after breakfast and drive towards Periyar (also known as Thekkady). The name Periyar comes after the Dam made here by the English in 1895. A wild life reserve hence is an ideal place to track down wild life such as Elephants, Bison, Deer and numerous other varieties of birds. The landscape here is with very tropical and you will be surrounded by tea, coffee & other spices. On arrival check on to hotel and at 16.00hrs leave for a guided plantation tour to the nearby garden where in various species of spices and other aromatic plants are cultivated. The guide explains & clarifies your doubts on this tour. Depending on the day's opportunity you will also taken to visit a tea factory nearby. (Overnight in Thekkady) [Transport: Vehicle at disposal]

DAY 04: IN PERIYAR/THEKKADY
Early morning at 06.00am you go on a Guided Jungle walk at the Periyar tiger Reserve/national Park. This 03hrs walk (not very hard) is very interesting and gives you the chance to see the wildlife life at a very close distance. If you are lucky you may even spot the rarely sighted leopards & tigers. Return to hotel and rest. At 15.30hrs we leave for the most popular boat trip at the National Park - the best way to observe game in wild is by boat. There are many animals to see, including herds of elephants, bison's and packs of wild boars that roam through the woods and parade along the shores of the lake just before sunrise and sunset. You can also see also different species of apes. The golden langur monkey that lives here is rarely seen in the rest of India. Other animals in Periyar are otters and porcupines. Water turtles can often be seen sunning themselves on the pieces of wood that stick out of the water. Osprey and Cormorants belong to the most important species of birds in this area. (Overnight in Thekkady) [Transport: Vehicle at disposal]

DAY 05: PERIYAR - ALLEPPEY (150km / 5 h)
[Cruises: Alleppey Round Trip] Depart from hotel at 08.00am and we drive down hill through the beautiful landscape of tea gardens to reach the land of backwaters - Alleppey. On arrival check in to a private House Boat at 12.00noon that is waiting to take you on a tour through the backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the landscape from the protection of the cabin. The population's whole life takes place here on the water. The people sail, fish, swim and bathe here. They do their washing and their washing up. They are so adapted to the water that you can see people talking for an hour, while they are up to their necks in water. Canoes with huge sails still transport people and you can find vegetable sellers, fisherman and other household materials being brought door to door by small wooden boats. This whole area is surrounded with coconut palms and, lush green Rice fields. The major cropping here is of coconut and it is said that the name for this place KERALA was from the old name of coconut as KERA. This trip enables you to learn/ know more on life of people who are dependent on backwaters. (Overnight at Houseboat) [Transport: Vehicle at disposal]

DAY 06: ALLEPPEY - KOVALAM (175 km / 3.5 h)
Disembark from houseboat after breakfast and drive to "Kovalam beach" which is rich with palm trees. The journey through the tropical landscape of Kerala gives a good idea of people living in here. Kovalam beach is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in India. On arrival check in the hotel and rest of the day free for own activities. (Overnight in Kovalam) [Transport: Vehicle till Kovalam drop]

DAY 07: KOVALAM
Day free for own activities. (Overnight in Kovalam) [No Transport]

DAY 08: DEPARTURE TRANSFER TO TRIVANDRUM AIRPORT
TRIVANDRUM - GOA (IT - 2882 DEP 1005 ARR 1450)
Check out of the hotel and drive towards Trivandrum airport to board the Goa flight upon arrival check into the hotel Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 09: IN GOA
Breakfast at hotel Relax on the beach Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 10: IN GOA
Breakfast at hotel Relax on the beach Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 11: GOA - MUMBAI (FLIGHT 9W - 474 DEP - 1615 ARR - 1715 HRS)
Breakfast at hotel checkout from hotel in Goa and drive towards Goa Airport to board flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival transfer to Mumbai international to board the onwards flight to respective destination.

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TOUR LODGING INFO: 09 Nights Hotels + 01 Night on House Boat.
Accommodation is provided on room with breakfast basis at listed hotels or equivalent, except for Houseboat on full board basis. For Lunch and dinner there would be an additional supplement. The Superior Category comprising of 04 Star Hotels and the Deluxe Category comprising of 05 star hotel. A hotel list is as follows:

Places Nights Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Cochin 02 Nights Grande residencia Le Meridien
Periyar 02 Night Cardamom county Spice Village
Alleppey 01 Night Muthoot River Escapes Muthoot River Escapes
Kovalam 02 Nights Travancore heritage The Leela
Goa 03 Nights Goan Heritage Fort Aguada Beach Resort


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