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Thrilling Backwater Tour Of India

DURATION : 7 Nights / 8 Days

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

Tour Highlights

Destination Places to Visit
Cochin St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue.
Munnar world's highest tea estates, Eravikulam National Park and Nilgiri Tahr. 
Alleppey Deluxe Houseboat.
Trivandrum Padmanabha Swamy temple, Veli Tourist Village, Museum Complex, Science, Technology Museum, Shangmugham Beach and Aakulam boat club

Short Description

A sliver of a coastal state in India's Deep South, Kerala is shaped by its layered landscape: almost 600km of glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches; a languid network of glistening backwaters; and the spice and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats. Just setting foot on this swathe of soul-quenching, palm-shaded green will slow your sub continental stride to a blissed-out amble. Kerala is a world away from the frenzy of elsewhere, as if India had passed through the Looking Glass and become an altogether more laid-back place.

Besides its famous backwaters, elegant houseboats, Ayurvedic treatments and delicately spiced, taste-bud-tingling cuisine, Kerala is home to wild elephants, exotic birds and the odd tiger, while vibrant traditions such as Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake-boat races frequently bring even the smallest villages to life. It's hard to deny Kerala's liberal use of the slogan 'God's Own Country'.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive Cochin (TBA Flight)

Upon arrival at the Cochin Airport, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal followed by assisted transfer to the hotel. Post lunch, travel across the Cochin Harbour. Upon arrival at Fort Cochin, set off for the sightseeing tour in the city. Visit St.Francis Church, Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue etc followed by Kathakali dance in the evening.
Overnight Stay at Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin - Munnar (130 Km - 04 Hrs)

We enjoy our lavish buffet breakfast at the restaurant of our hotel.

Post Breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar. Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in India, Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town. ‘

En route you will do spice plantation tour at Munnar. Reach Munnar and check in the hotel. evening would be free for your own leisure.
Overnight Stay at Munnar.

Day 3: Munnar Sightseeing

We enjoy our lavish buffet breakfast at the restaurant of our hotel.

Today post breakfast will visit the world's highest tea estates spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometres, Lush green hills all around - a place to be seen to be believed, and Eravikulam National Park (Park is closed in the month of January and February), the best place to see the Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat).
Overnight Stay at Munnar.

Day 4: Munnar - Alleppey (150 Km - 05 Hrs) - Kumarakoam (By Houseboat)

We enjoy our lavish buffet breakfast at the restaurant of our hotel.

Post Breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey and check in the Houseboat. You will on board in the houseboat at Vembanad Lake, This Lake Offers an Enchanting Experience to the Tourists. The Lake Is The Best Picnic Spot, Where You Can Relax Your Mind And Body. While The Water Gives The Place A Cooling Effect, Trees And Shrubs Act As A Respite To The Parched Eyes.
Overnight Stay at Alleppey houseboat.

Day 5: Kumarakom - Kovalam (178 Km - 05 Hrs)

We Enjoy Our Lavish Buffet Breakfast At The Restaurant Of Our Hotel. Post breakfast you will drive to Kovalam. Reach Kovalam and Free for you own leisure on beaches.
Overnight Stay at Kovalam.

Day 6: Kovalam (Free Day)

We Enjoy Our Lavish Buffet Breakfast At The Restaurant Of Our Hotel. Post breakfast you will be Free for you own leisure on beaches.
Overnight Stay at Kovalam.

Day 7: Kovalam - Trivandrum (20 Km - 30 Min)

We enjoy our lavish buffet breakfast at the restaurant of our hotel.

In The Morning we Will Visit Thiruvananthapuram (known as Trivandrum) the capital of Kerala. Located at the South Western tip of India, is bounded by the Arabian sea on the West and Tamil Nadu on the East including Padmanabha Swamy temple, Veli Tourist Village, Museum Complex, Science & Technology Museum, Shangmugham Beach and Aakulam boat club etc.
Overnight Stay at Trivandrum.

Day 8: Trivandrum Departure

We enjoy our lavish buffet breakfast at the restaurant of our Hotel.

Post breakfast Transferred to Airport to Board Flight for Home.

Services from Our Side End Here With Sweet Memories of India Tour……!!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:   

  1. Accommodation Double Room Hotels Chosen by Guest (As Per Availability)
  2. Daily Breakfast At The Hotel
  3. Transportation In An Air –Conditioned Vehicle With Driver Assistance Of Our Local Offices During Arrival & Departure.
  4. All Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the stay at Alleppey houseboat.
  5. Kathakkali Dance Show at Cochin.
  6. 01 Mineral Water Bottle Per Person per Day.
  7. Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  8. All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  9. Govt. Service Tax 4.5%.

The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic Flights & Airport Departure Tax From India (This Is Generally Included In Your Ticket)
  2. Visa Fees For India: Compulsory ; To Be Obtained From The Indian Consulate Of Your Country Of Residence ; Passport Valid 6 Months After Return Date)
  3. Any Meals Except Mentioned In The Column Prices Includes.
  4. Any Expenses Of Personal Nature Such As Tips Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Photography, Entrances And Video Fees, Etc.
  5. Any New Taxes / Fees Imposed By The Government

Route Map

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Customer's Feedback View All

  • Rafiq Hajee
    Mobile : +27824422718
    Email Id : rafhajee@gmail.com
    City : Johannesburg
    Country : South Africa
    I know I am pretty late after my holidays in submitting my feedback, maybe I need another holiday. Just to say that we had a great time in Kerala in visiting the various places. The arrangements made through your company with Anju Malavia were excellent and were as promised. Just a few pointers in that care should be taken when arranging visits on places of interest in that for us as muslims to have seen more of islamic history with other sites as optional. Also for the driver to be aware of where the mosques for prayer time are as well halaal eating places. Also experiencing the windy roads and travel time a +-70km per day should be considered from destination to destination in order for it not to be so hectic. Overall I would not hessitate to book another holiday through Anju nor have any problems referring others through you.
  • Sugrim Misir
    Mobile : +65 98364313
    Email Id : Sugrim.misir@pwc.ca
    City : Singapore
    Country : Singapore
    Monks & Monkeys Travels has recently organised 2 tour to India (Lonavala) for me and both Tours were well orgainsed despite various numerous last minuties changes by me. Monks & Monkeys Travels Group are very professional and take great pride in meeting expectation. Thanks to Ms Bajpai for all her assistance in making our tour a memorable visit.
  • William Ivan Rhodes
    Mobile : +44-7963325396
    Email Id : ivanrhodes@hotmail.com
    City : England
    Country : United Kingdom
    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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