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Best Family Vacation Kerala

Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days
Places covered : Cochin - Thekkady - Periyar - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Trivandrum - Kovalam
Code : FVI-019

Enchanting KeralaThe south India is a cross road for the varied cultures that have left their many churches , palaces, forts and temples to enrich this cosmopolitan community.You enjoy, A journey through a lush tropical land of the Palm fringed beaches, colonial architecture , thatched villages and quite backwaters

Face to face with the nature and explore its richness, in this tour of Southern India . The 'God's own country', showcases the natural beauty of destinations like Cochin, Kumarakom and Trivandrum in this tour

Day 1 : ARRIVE COCHIN
Welcome to the Queensland of the Arabian sea. Arrival at Cochin( also known as Kochi)

The company representative shall meet you in the arrival visitor's hall with a paging board. Transfer to your hotel. Formalities of Check-in shall be completed by the representative. Overnight at the hotel

Cochin - Popularly known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin is the oldest European settlement in India. Frilled with backwaters and rich with old world charm, this city has lured many a great voyager to its shores. Arrive Cochin & check into hotel

Tour of Cochin or "Kochi"- the palm green, commercial captial of Kerala is known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea". From time immemorial, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British & Portuguese seafarers followed the sea route to Kochi & left their impression on the town. Modern Kochi is thus a splendid mosaic of these myriad influences. Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis, the Bolghatty Palace & the famous Chinese fishing nets

Afternoon city tour covering Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace. In the evening enjoy Kathakali dance show

Day 2 : COCHIN - THEKKADY
Thekkady Morning drive on a snenic route dotted with Plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper , to the wildlife reserve at Periyar.

Thekkady -Thekkady, located in central Kerala, is a popular hill station and a wildlife centre. This town, which is an important plantation centre, conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations.

In the Periyar Forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves of India, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary offers a fairly good chance of seeing the great Indian tiger in its natural habitat. Some of the major attractions of Thekkady includes, Plantation Tours, Elephant rides, Trekking and Boat cruises on the Periyar Lake .

Morning drive on a snenic route dotted with Plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper , to the wildlife reserve at Periyar.

Day 3 : THEKKADY - PERIYAR - MUNNAR
Enjoy an early morning boat cruise on the Lake Periyar to see wild elephants in their natural habitat.

Depart for Munnar - also known as the Kashmir of Southern India

Munnar - Munnar is one of the prominent hill stations in India, situated at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. It is famous for its lush green surroundings, lakes, reservoirs, forests, and tea estates. The quiet environs of Munnar attract the traveler to relax in the lap of Mother Nature. Munnar also becomes the adventure-seeking traveler, who is interested in paragliding. It has some of the highest tea estates in the world.

Anamudi the highest peak in South India, towering over 2695m is also in Munnar. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills.

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Munnar Tea Plantation Day 4 : MUNNAR
Day is free to relax and walk around to absorb the beauty of Munnar on your own.

Day 5 : KUMARAKOM (the famous Backwatwers of Kerala. )
Transfer to Kumarakom by road. A day at leisure at the enchanting , most natural Coconut Lagoon( Bungalow confirmed at present), Kumararakom. Day at leisure . The panaromic Back waters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best. Enjoy a sundowner cruise or simply relax by the poolside. You will also be able to indulge an Ayurveda therapy or a massage in your backwater resort.

Day 6 : KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPEY
Drive a short distance before switching over to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey.

Alleppey - Alleppey (Alappuzha) is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, the town's commercial centre lives in a maze of canals. Set in the labyrinth of backwater channels, the town is one of the best gateways to explore the unspoilt countryside.

Alleppey attracts tourists not only by its natural beauty but also through its locally made coir products that are of a very superior quality. Alleppey is also famous for its Nehru Trophy boat race held every year. Alappuzha is a bustling, town of ramshackle wood and corrugalated roof houses, chiefly significant in the Coir industry and the centre for Backwater Cruises in Kerala. The Backwaters of Alleppey can be best experienced in a country boat.

Day 7 : TRIVANDRUM - KOVALAMCatholic Church Alleppey
After breakfast drive to Trivandrum . On arrival in Trivandrum transfer to hotel in Kovalam. Latter enjoy the day in the sand. At your choice from any of the centres nearby, you can pamper yourself with a herbal, body- toning massage. Overnight to be spent at hotel.

Day 8 : KOVALAM - CAPE CAMORIN - KOVALAM
After refreshing yourself at the beaches, next morning you will go to Cape Camorin. Visit: Padmanabhapuram Palace & Archaeological museum - In the evening drive back to Kovalam & spend your night with your high - reaching memories at the hotel.

Day 9 : DEPARTURE FROM TRIVANDRUM
Assistance on departure from Trivandrum for your onward flight.
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