07 Days |
Without a doubt, it can be asserted that Kerala is the most graceful state of India. The lush green tea gardens, leisurely backwaters, shady coastlines, and coconut vendors altogether make up for the bloom of Kerala. Therefore, Kerala lives up to its name “God’s Own Country”. Kerala vacation package will let you delve into the natural beauty of the state in the most exquisite way. During this trip, you will be covering several destinations such as Kochi, Kumarakom, Periyar, and Marari. Besides this, you can also take delight in the venturous activities like boat cruising, fishing and swimming. At the time of your stay at Kochi, you can interact with the friendly and helping people while walking around the lively streets. Kerala vacation package will also allow you to get to know about the age-old port, profuse wildlife, sumptuous food and blooming lakes.
Arrive at Cochin (also known as Kochi) International airport & transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check in time 1400hrs Noon
Kochi earlier known as Cochin is referred to as the Queen of Arabian Sea. Kochi has remained the popular centre in across the world for the trade of spices for number of centuries. The name of the city comes from Malayalam term “Kochazhi” that actually means small lagoon. Kochi was put on the world map by Vasco-de-Gama. The Arabs, Portuguese, British, Dutch, all have left their impression on the history of Kochi. After Mumbai, Kochi is probably the second most important city on the west coast of India.
Afternoon city tour of Kochi, visit to some of the renowned spots of Kochi that will include the Portuguese churches, mosques and temples along with the Jewish synagogue. Also watch the Chinese style fishing nets which are mostly seen in Kerala. It holds around 10m of height and consists of cantilever along with an outstretched net that is suspended in the sea and one huge stone suspended on other end with ropes for the counterweights. Every installation of this fishing-net gets operated by a group of six fishermen.
Jewish synagogue remains closed on Friday Afternoon, Saturdays Full day & Jewish holidays
Overnight at Hotel in Cochin
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and drive to Kumarakom.
Kumarakom is on the shores of the freshwater Vembanad Lake and has a large variety of flora and fauna. Arundhati Roy's novel "The God of Small Things" which won the Booker Prize is set in Ayemenem village, near Kumarakom. Fruit like banana, mango, jackfruit pineapple, etc. grow here in abundance and the place is a lush green covered with paddy fields and coconut groves. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the home for many species of local as well as migratory birds. Kettuvallam boats are used for fishing and transporting goods.
Remainder of the day is free to relax
Overnight at Hotel in Kumarakom
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and drive to Periyar Animal Sanctuary. Periyar is famous as an Elephant and Tiger Reserve and shelters various animals like Bengal Tiger, Indian elephant, wild boar, sambar, tigers, leopards, wild dog, langur, monkeys, etc. It has an abundance of birds and plants. A boat ride in Periyar Lake gives you the possibility of watching the different animals The Park is surrounded by various plantation regions for coffee, tea, etc. and a visit to these plantations is worth.
This evening enjoy a Common boat ride on sharing basis the Lake Periyar. Presently the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation tourist center at Thekkady offers a common boat for a two hour boating trip on the lake. A herd of elephants or a family of deer are common sights near the lake as the animals come to the lake frequently for drinking water. You may be able to spot herds of Gaur, Sambar and wild boars in the grasslands adjacent to the shores. A variety of avian fauna such as darters, egrets and kingfishers can be seen resting on dead tree trunks that stick out over the lake. Overnight at Hotel in Periyar
Mararikulam a beach village is known for its very beautiful beach known as Marari Beach or Mararikulam beach. It is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in India and was rated as one of the world’s top five hammock beaches by National Geographic survey. Mararikulam the sleepy little village is about 11 kms from Alappuzha and is an idyllic location for a vacation.
Arrive Mararikulam and check in at Hotel.
Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel in Mararikulam
Breakfast at Hotel.
Enjoy the day at Hotel or at the beach side.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Mararikulam
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and transfer to Kochi
Arrive Kochi and check in at Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel in Kochi
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and transfer to airport in time to connect your flight for onward destination
Hotel Check out time at 1200 noon.
End of 7 Days Kerala Vacation Package
Check in / Check out timings at all hotels is 12:00 Noon