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Special Kerala Tour

DURATION : 10 Nights / 11 Days

DESTINATIONS : Cochin - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Cochin

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Cochin St. Francis' Church, Dutch Palace, Jew Town, spice market and Chinese fishing nets
Periyar Periyar Wildlife Reserve, lakeside, Spice Gardens / Plantations and Lake Periyar
Kumarakom backwaters
Kovalam Kovalam beach
Kanyakumari Padmanabhapuram palace, Sucheendram Temple, Kumari Amman Temple, Temple Of Goddess Bhagavathi and Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Short Description

Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and its backwaters, a network of canals popular for cruises. Kerala is also known for its Ayurveda & Meditation; many upscale seaside resorts include specialists in Ayurvedic treatments. Inland are the Western Ghats, a mountain range whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as abundant native wildlife. It has beautiful Beaches, Hill Stations, Backwaters, wild Life, Culture and Plantations.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive Cochin

After traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in.
Overnight Hotel - Cochin                                                     

Day 2: Cochin – Munnar (150 km/ 4 hrs)

Post breakfast at 0900 hrs we leave for a city tour of Cochin, with visits to St. Francis' Church, Dutch Palace (Built by the Portuguese), Jew Town, the Jewish Synagogue built in the year 1568, spice market, where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices, and Chinese fishing nets. Later in the afternoon we drive to Munnar. The distance of approximately 150 km is covered in around 4 hours while enjoying the scenic beauty with marvellous waterfalls, high mountains and low flying clouds passing through. Upon arrival check-in hotel.
Overnight Stay at Munnar.           

Day 3: Munnar – Periyar (160 km/ 4 hrs)

Today we head for one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in India, the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. Upon arrival at Periyar, we assist you to check in at our hotel. Set on an attractive lakeside, it is South India's most popular Wildlife Sanctuary. Late afternoon at 1500 hrs we shall take you to a guided Spice and plantation tour in one of the Spice Gardens / Plantations for which this region is famous.
Overnight Stay at Periyar.                         

Day 4: Periyar – Kumarakom (135 km/ 4 hrs) Kumarakom

Alleppey (Overnight Houseboat) Periyar is a place to cruise on the lake and gives an opportunity to see wildlife. It is home to tigers, leopards, elephants, bison (gaur), antelopes, sambhar, wild boar, money etc, and a wide variety of birds. Early morning before breakfast at 0630 hrs we go for a wildlife viewing to the sanctuary on Lake Periyar by boat cruise. After two hours of wildlife viewing we get back to the hotel for breakfast. Later we leave for Alleppey known for its backwaters; Kerala is famous region for its beautiful backwaters and village life revolving around the banks of these backwaters. On arrival board the houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam, and cruise around backwaters of Kumarakom to Thothapalli to observe and experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Overnight stay in the houseboat
Overnight Stay at House Boat.                   

Day 5: Allepey – Kovalam (135 km/ 4 hrs)

Morning Post Breakfast, Check out from the Hotel and Drive to Kovalam, upon arrival transfer and Check in into the Hotel. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930 s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising are some of them. The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night.
Overnight Stay at Kovalam.                    

                                  

Day 6: Kovalam Sightseeing

Have Breakfast at Hotel. Day is free for leisure. Kovalam beach is well known for its beautiful sunset. Each and every day there will be something new to tell about the sunset in Kovalam due to its beauty. The variation of colours such as red, orange and yellow in the sun and sky draw new master piece art works in the sky on every new sunset. Kovalam beach with its amazing sunset beauty attracted photographers all around the world to capture the beauty of sun and sky.
Overnight Stay at Kovalam.      

Day 7: Kovalam – Kanyakumari (98 Kms / 02 Hrs)

Morning post breakfast we depart for Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the Peninsula. Enroute, visit Padmanabhapuram palace & Sucheendram Temple. Kanyakumari, once referred to as the "ALEXANDRIA OF THE EAST", has been a great centre for art, culture, civilization and pilgrimage for years. This is the only place in India where one can enjoy the unique experience of watching the sunset and moonrise simultaneously on a full moon evening.
Overnight Stay at Kanyakumari.                                                                                           

Day 8: Kanyakumari Sightseeing

Breakfast at Hotel. Today we go on full day sightseeing of Kanyakumari. We visit “Kumari Amman Temple” Kumari Amman Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati as Devi Kanya (the Virgin Goddess) is an important shrine here. Later we visit “Temple Of Goddess Bhagavathi” this Temple in Kanyakumari is picturesquely located at the confluence of the three oceans - the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Originally built by Pandyas, it was expanded later by Nayaks. The image of the Goddess in the sanctum looks serene and beneficent. The eastern gate of the temple facing the Bay of Bengal is opened only five times a year. Swami “Vivekananda Rock Memorial” The memorial was erected to commemorate the evening of December 25, 1892, when Swami Vivekananda visited Kanyakumari as a pilgrim and swam to the rock in the sea and spent the whole night there in deep meditation.
Overnight Stay at Kanyakumari.        

Day 9: Kanyakumari - Kovalam

Enjoy your lavish Buffet breakfast at Hotel. Day Free for Leisure activity. Kovalam beach is well known not only for its beauty, but also for the entertainment programs and sports conducted on the beach. One of the popular entertainments in Kovalam Beach is to enjoy beach bonfire.
Overnight Hotel – Kovalam         

Day 10: Kovalam – Cochin (235 Kms / 05 Hours)

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Later post breakfast we checkout and drive to Cochin, it is 05 Hours drive away from Kovalam. While we take our drive we come across Western Ghats dotted with evergreens, rolling grasslands, shoals and stretches of rejuvenating fragrance of tea and coffee plantations. Arrive Cochin followed by Hotel Check Inn.
Overnight Hotel – Cochin              

                                                   

Day 11: Depart Cochin

Enjoy you breakfast at Hotel. Post breakfast explore the city on the foot. And take an opportunity to enjoy your shopping of the local market of Kerala. Cochin is known as the main spice trading hubs since the ancient times. Here you can buy the finest tea made at the tea processing units. The cottage industries here produce delicious chocolates and natural honey. The mall culture is fast taking over Kerala. No wonder Kerala is slowly turning into a shopper’s paradise. Apart from the glossy boutiques in the cities that sell the best in western and ethnic wear, there are numerous small scale industries that deal in handicrafts, pickles, tea, chocolates, honey, snacks, bamboo products and spices. Later in the evening we drive to Cochin International airport to boards our flight back to home.  

here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per program.
  • Breakfast
  • Arrival/Departure with assistance.
  • AC transport as per program. 
  • English Speaking Local Guide as per Program.
  • One bottle of water per person per day.
  • All fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances.
  • Govt. Service Tax 4.5%)

The Price Excludes:

  •  Any airfare / visa / insurance
  •  Any meals except mentioned in the column cost includes.
  •  Any Monument Entrance Fees.
  •  Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography, video fee, etc.
  •  Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.

Route Map

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Customer's Feedback View All

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    I really know this Travel Agency, I am recommended every one to deal with them. I been on Kerala for 11 days visited different area such as Munnar and Kotchi. it was family trip from March 18 to March 28, 2014 planned through Monks and Monkeys Travel LTD. EVERY BODY FROM MY FAMILY INCLUDING ME ENJOYED ALL PROFFICINAL SERVECE. Best Regards TAHA ALANSARI
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    Just returned from 18 great and interesting days in India The trip was orchestrated for us and to our specification not an off the shelf tried and tested golden triangle jaunt, by Anu from Monks & Monkeys Travels. Not only did they deliver on every level, Transport, Hotels Agents on the ground meeting and greeting us at every new destination, after we had suffered the worst experience possible in an overnight sleeper, which we had stipulated 1st class it may have said 1st class it was not in our eyes or nose. I contacted them on arrival in Varanasi and within an hour they had organised and paid on our behalf for flights and a hotel back in Delhi to avoid the indignity of another night on the train.(a local business man I spoke to put it that' the clientele in overnight sleepers are only the top class of those who travel by train. We had changed two of the hotels Anu had suggested before we went and interestingly our choices turned out to be the two worst hotels we stayed at. We had paid approx. a third of the cost as a deposit and were only expected to pay the balance on arrival in Delhi. Can't think of any British agents who work that way. All our drivers were excellent as were our internal flights. Guides were always prompt, knowledgeable and willing to tell touts and others we were not interested. probably the equivalent of our own phrase which encourages an individual to urinate elsewhere! So 100% satisfaction from us I will be recommending them unreservedly to my friends who are interested in India trips.

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