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Kerala
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Enchanting Kerala & Backwaters

Overview

Day 1 - Arrive at Cochin
Arrive at Cochin, where on arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. Its name itself brings up thoughts of fishing nets, spices, Ayurveda, and ships sailing over the blue sea. Appearing to be growing daily and different from the rest of Kerala, it’s a fusion of traditional and modern cultures. With skyscrapers touching the sky on one hand against the shadows of the majestic Fort, Kochi is everybody’s delight. Interestingly, the common factors between both these worlds are the red city buses, yellow auto-rickshaws, and ever-friendly people. From old times, the city has been host to Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, French and British traders who also came here to admire this piece of beauty. It now is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country with three IT parks in close proximity. It isn’t difficult to determine the potential of this city in terms of business and employment. To sum it up, Kochi is the best starting point to explore God’s own country, since the most famous places in Kerala are here, close to each other. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Cochin. 

Day 2 - Cochin Sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotel. Later enjoy a city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by the Portuguese in 1555, about 500-year-old Jewish Synagogue, St Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets, and local spices market. Later in the evening enjoy the colorful performing art – of Kathakali Dance. Overnight in Cochin. 

Day 3 - Cochin to Munnar
After breakfast, drive to Munnar - derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species, and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. On arrival in Munnar, check-in at the hotel. Later proceed towards the Tea Museum which gives an insight into the history of tea plantations in this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and Flower Garden.
Overnight in Munnar. 

Day 4 - Munnar Sightseeing
Today you’ll visit one of the tea and Cardamom plantations that decorate the pretty hills of Munnar. Learn about the history of the area and the process of making tea and coffee from the first shoots of the green plants to bagging and distributing all over the world. In the afternoon, you could take a hike through the misty plantations or simply relax and your hotel and enjoy the cool breeze high up in the hills. Or visit the Rajmalai Wild Life sanctuary - this is the only sanctuary in India where Indian Ibex are found, followed by a visit to Kannan Devan Hills. From here you can have a panoramic view of MunnarTea Estates & the Lake of Munnar.
Overnight in Munnar. 
Note:- Eravikulam National Park/Rajamalai National Park is the same and is closed from 5th January till 5th April every year, Instead of Rajamalai we can give 3 hours Jeep Safari near Munnar.

Day 5 - Munnar to Periyar 4 Hours drive
The periyar wildlife sanctuary - Lying close to the plantations, in the rich jungles of periyar in thekkady is one of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife reserves - the periyar wildlife sanctuary, spread across 777 sq km, of which 360 sq.km is thick evergreen forest, the periyar wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the mullaperiyar dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. After breakfast, start your drive to Thekkady (Periyar), and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 6 - Thekkady 
Post breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Periyar. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of playful wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favorite haunt for frolicking in the water. They can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake to view the wildlife at close quarters. Other inhabitants of Periyar include the leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar, and sloth bear. Later, take a spice plantation tour. The aroma and pleasant ambiance of the spice and tea plantations of Periyar are fascinating. Spices found in Thekkady include pepper, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, vanilla, and curry leaves.
Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 7 - Thekkady to Alleppey Houseboat 4 Hours drive 
After breakfast, drive to Alleppey and board your houseboat on arrival. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of backwater canals that meander through the town, surrounding villages, and Vembanad Lake. Cruise through the beautiful and scenic backwaters of Kerala, while you stay in a houseboat. Overnight on a Houseboat.

Day 8 - Alleppey to Kumarakom  
Check out at 10 00 clock & depart to Kumarakom. After breakfast at the hotel , drive to Kumarakom, which is the heart of beautiful backwaters and lagoons. The area is interlinked with hundreds of winding canals, and typical low slung country boats that carry everything from people to fish, rice and coconuts to the milkman and newspaper boy. On arrival, you will check-in at your hotel. Spend rest of the day relaxing. Sunset cruise in the evening from 17 00 to 18 00 hours.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kumarakom.

Day 9 - Kumarakom  
Full day is at Leisure at the backwater resort, enjoy the inhouse facilities at the backwater resort, evening enjoy a sunset cruise at 17 00 to 18 00 Hours on the Vembanad lake.
Overnight stay at the backwater resort in Kumarakom.

Day 10 - Kumarakom to Kochi Airport drop 2 Hours drive  
Time to go! You’ll check out after breakfast and head to Cochin as per the flight timings for some last-minute shopping and sightseeing endeavors, after which you’ll be taken to Cochin International Airport depending on your flight departure time. We hope you’ve had a wonderful trip!

What's Included
  • 30% Savings applied
  • 2024, 2025 & 2026 Bookings on Sale now
  • Minimum deposit starts from £199 pp
  • Return flights from London
  • Round trip transfers by Toyota Innova Crysta with an English-speaking driver
  • Sightseeing as per the Itinerary in Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey & Kumarakom
  • Kathakali & Martial Arts show in Kochi
  • Visit the Tea museum & Jeep Safari in Munnar
  • 1 hour boating through the Periyar wildlife sanctuary & Spice plantation tour in Thekkady to view the Wildlife in Thekkady
  • English Speaking Guide for Kochi Sightseeing
  • 1 Hour sunset cruise through the Vembanad lake
  • Visit to Kumarakom Bird sanctuary on day 10
  • Farewell Dinner on day 9 for 2 Adults
  • 2 Nights stay at 5* Kochi Marriott Hotel, Kochi | Guest Room | Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 Nights stay at 4* SpiceTree Munnar, Munnar | Classic Cottage with Jacuzzi | Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 Nights stay at 4* Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa, Thekkady | Elegant Room | Bed & Breakfast
  • 1 Night stay at Blue Jelly Cruises, Alleppey | Ultra Luxury Boat| Full Board
  • 2 nights stay at 5* Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom | Luxury Pavilion Room | Bed & Breakfast
  • While we aim to secure the listed hotels, availability may vary. In such cases, hotels of a similar standard will be provided
Dates & Prices
2024
2025
2026
Year 2024
9 Nights
20 - 31 May On Request Enquire
01 - 30 June £2,119 pp Enquire
01 - 31 July £2,559 pp Enquire
01 - 31 August £2,419 pp Enquire
01 - 30 September £1,899 pp Enquire
01 - 31 October £2,219 pp Enquire
01 - 30 November £2,119 pp Enquire
01 - 10 December £2,489 pp Enquire
11 - 31 December On Request Enquire
Year 2025
9 Nights
01 - 14 January On Request Enquire
15 - 31 January £2,129 pp Enquire
01 - 28 February £2,059 pp Enquire
01 - 25 March £2,079 pp Enquire
01 - 09 April On Request Enquire
10 - 30 April £2,199 pp Enquire
01 - 31 May £2,219 pp Enquire
01 - 30 June £2,089 pp Enquire
01 - 31 July £2,579 pp Enquire
01 - 31 August £2,299 pp Enquire
01 - 30 September £2,159 pp Enquire
01 - 31 October £2,319 pp Enquire
01 - 30 November £2,159 pp Enquire
01 - 10 December £2,549 pp Enquire
11 - 31 December On Request Enquire
Year 2026
9 Nights
01 - 14 January On Request Enquire
15 - 31 January £2,169 pp Enquire
01 - 28 February £2,159 pp Enquire
01 - 25 March £2,199 pp Enquire
01 - 09 April On Request Enquire
10 - 30 April £2,329 pp Enquire
01 - 31 May £2,479 pp Enquire
01 - 30 June £2,339 pp Enquire
01 - 31 July £2,879 pp Enquire
01 - 31 August £2,569 pp Enquire
01 - 30 September £2,419 pp Enquire
01 - 31 October £2,589 pp Enquire
01 - 30 November £2,419 pp Enquire
01 - 10 December £2,839 pp Enquire
11 - 31 December On Request Enquire
Hotels
Kochi Marriott Hotel
Discover modern elegance at Kochi Marriott Hotel in Kerala, India. Located in the city center of this growing metropolis and part of the LuLu International Shopping Mall, our 5-star hotel offers refined comfort for every traveler. Relax in our stylish hotel rooms and suites, each with upscale amenities and 24-hour room service. Savor delicious international cuisine in our restaurants and lounges, get pampered at our spa, go for a swim in our outdoor pool, or work out in our 24-hour fitness center. Our expansive venues offer a sophisticated backdrop for meetings, social events and weddings, each complemented by our world-class catering and services. Nearby, the area's most compelling points of interest await, from Cherai Beach and Bolgatty Palace to business and medical centers such Aster Medcity, Amrita Hospital, Cochin International Airport, the convention center and Infopark. Whether staying with us for work or enjoying a getaway, we look forward to welcoming you to our luxury Kochi Marriott Hotel in India.
Service & Amenties
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Smoke-free property
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Air conditioned
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SpiceTree Munnar
Nature holds a healing potential, which has been known for centuries, be it taking time to smell the flowers, meditating in a peaceful mountain, stretching down on a grass covered field, strolling by a meandering stream, or hiking in a resplendent tropical rain forest.
Service & Amenties
  • Restaurants
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Arcade/game room
  • Concierge services
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tennis Courts
  • 24 hour room service
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Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Thekkady
A simple remedy for the heat and humidity of the plains of kerala is a trip to the mountains of thekkady. Shalimar spice Garden resort is located at a height of 800 meters at the edge of the periyar tiger Reserve. The air here is relatively cool and life is simple. The straw covered cottages stand in the midst of bright green spice plantations that are surrounded with trees laden with mangoes, nutmed and cardamon.
Service & Amenties
  • Restaurants
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Arcade/game room
  • Concierge services
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Air conditioned
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Blue Jelly Cruises
Houseboats have, for the last two decades, been the perfect companion to travellers craving a slice of Kerala’s rustic marvels. In fact, ever since these former rice-carrying barges were modified as vessels of leisure, Kerala’s backwaters have found a place on everyone’s travel bucket list. And now as global travellers seek the next stage in houseboat innovation, it’s time to welcome the only name in ultra-luxury houseboat tourism. Blue Jelly Luxury Cruises proudly presents to you its range of ultra-luxury houseboats: ‘The Blue Jelly Onyx’ and ‘The Blue Jelly Opal’. With a third boat being readied to set sail by the end of this year, the Blue Jelly houseboats are the most luxurious vessels ever, to grace the world’s greatest water network. Houseboats can be the most relaxing experience for any age of people. Each boat is draped with the finest of fittings, and showcases the best of boat craftsmanship. Broad, majestic and opulent in form, these royal water chariots have been designed to make you feel like the ‘King of the Backwaters’. Our Ultra-luxury houseboats are equipped with all the modern amenities. Blue Jelly Cruises, houseboats in Alleppey offers credible services , awesome sightseeing swaying palm trees, cool breezes, bird call,etc
Service & Amenties
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Air conditioned
  • Balcony
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Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom Lake Resort featured as "One of the most Luxurious Holiday Destinations in the World" on BBC. The rooms, villas and suites at Kumarakom Lake Resort are a perfect blend of Kerala's traditional architectural charm with luxurious, modern comforts. Each is a careful reconstruction of manas, the 16th century traditional homesteads of Kerala, with many such manas having been transplanted from their original locations and reassembled painstakingly by hand, plank by plank, tile by tile, to create the luxurious abodes at Kumarakom Lake Resort. The traditionally styled, luxuriously modern, open-roofed bathrooms set in small, aesthetically designed courtyards are a common feature to the villas and suites.
Service & Amenties
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Fitness Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Arcade/game room
  • Concierge services
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Free self parking
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free property
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Air conditioned
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Things To Do
  • Explore the harbour town of Kochi, the captivating “Queen of the Arabian Sea”
  • Visit the  Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church,Dutch Palace and Chinese Fishing nets
  • Witness Kerala’s ancient martial arts and dance performances
  • Breathe in exotic aromas in a traditional spice & Tea plantations  
  • Discover a nature lover’s paradise in Periyar National Park
  • Cruise the sleepy Keralan backwaters aboard a traditional converted Kettuvallum
  • Relax on a palm-fringed backwaters in Kumarakom 
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