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South India Family Vacation

Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Places covered : Cochin - Munnar - Vandanmedu - Periyar - Trivendrum- Kovalam - Varkala - Kollam - Alleppey -Mararikulam - Kumarakom - Cochin
Code : FVI-010

Exotic South India Beach HolidaysThe 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. the list of attractions is unending. The "queen of hill stations" is the abode of scenic wonders. The wildlife sanctuaries in South India offer a panorama of the diverse species of birds and animals

Day 1 : ARRIVAL AT COCHIN ( also known at Kochi )
Namaste !! Welcome to Kerala - God's Own Country.

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

Half Day City Tour of Cochin in the afternoon.

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

In the evening , enjoy the Boat Cruise to see the 7 Islands Of Cochin & Beautiful Sun Set At Chinese Fishing Nets . Overnight At Hotel.

Day 2 : COCHIN - MUNNAR
Drive to Munnar , the famous hill station of Kerala. On arrival , check into the breathtaking views and the fresh air of this enchanting destination. Evening at leisure. Overnight At Hotel.

Munnar Tea Plantation Day 3 : MUNNAR ( 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.

The routine for the day includes the visit to Tea Plantations. Overnight At Hotel.

Day 4 : MUNNAR - VANDANMEDU
Drive To Vandanmedu to see the Cardamon Plantation. The remaining part of the day in free to independent activities. And to explore the beauty of this beautiful destination .

Vandanmedu - This is one of the world's largest auction centres for candamom. A walk through the sprawling cardamom plantations of Vandanmedu is a heady experience.

Vacation Review
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"Going through this vacation was like walking in a quaint village, the bikes were replaced by bullock cart ride and Hamburgers by Payasam and Uppumanga where as morning exercises had a sweeping replacement, yet calming, by Yoga. Down south girls were much prettier in their pleted skirts and oily hairs, and last but not least, my body odour was replaced by aroma of coconut oil."
» Tim Kilimanger, Britain

Day 5 : VANDANMEDU - PERIYAR (wild Life Sanctuary- famous for wild elephants)
Morning drive on a snenic route dotted with Plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper , to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Stay in Spice Village ,surrounded by spice plants. Rest of the day free for walks around various spice and coffee plantations .Take a boat ride on the lake Periyar Reservoir

Day 6 : PERIYAR
Early morning boat ride at the Lake periyar to see wild elephants in the Forest reserve.

Kovalam Beach Day 7 : PERIYAR - TRIVENDRUM
After the comfortable road journry through the enchanting and beautiful landscapes , arrive at Trivanmdrum. Transfer to Kovalam Beach Resort.

Day 8 : KOVALAM
Day for independent leisure activities.

Kovalam Beach Resort- The first, finest and largest Five star beach resort of Kerala offers 196 rooms including 4 Royal Suites in the Halcyon Castle,the summer retreat of the erstwhile Travancore Maharaja. The hotel has got 3 fresh water swimming pools and a large convention centre to accommodate more than 750 delegates with state of the art facilities.

Day 9 : KOVALAM
Day for independent leisure activities.


Day 10 : KOVALAM - VARKALA
Moving north up the coastal line , Depart for Varkala after breakfast by road while enjoying the beautiful landscapes and the country side. On arrival , check into the ecstatic comfort of your hotel. Evening at leisure. Time to bid goodnight. Overnight at hotel.

Varkala Beach Day 11 : VARKALA -KOLLAM - ALLEPPEY
After a long but exotic journey through the scenic wonders, arrive at Allepey . Check into the house boat or the hotel for relaxation. . Optional - If time and mood permits, divulge in a Boat Cruise to witness the Lifestyle of villagers, living near the canals .

Day 12 : ALLEPPEY - MARARIKULAM
Post breakfast , drive to Marari Beach . check into the resort, relax at The Beach & Overnight At Hotel.

Day 14 : MARARIKULAM - KUMARAKOM ( the famous Backwatwers of Kerala)
Transfer to Kumarakom by road. A day at leisure at the enchanting , most natural Coconut Lagoon, Kumararakom. Day at leisure . The panaromic Back waters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best.

Day 15 : KUMARAKOM
Houseboat adventure.

Day 16 : KUMARAKOM
Cochin by road . On arrival, Check in at the Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Cochin. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17 : COCHIN
Onward destination. Thanks for the opportunity to serve. We hope to be of servie to you again in the future. Transfer to the airport to catch the flight to your onward destination.
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