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HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH INDIA


9
Days

Enjoy the beauty of tea gardens and the houseboat cruise along the Kerala backwaters.
Munnar not only is a beautiful hill station, but a tea growing town of Kerala as well. Numerous tea fields forms an irresistible green canvas as you drive up to the town.
Taste both Kerala backwaters as well as the tea gardens with relaxed sightseeing.

Trip Highlights

  • KATHAKALI DANCE SHOW
  • CRUISE DINNER 
  • ONE AYURVEDIC MASSAGE
  • DEWALOKAM VILLAGE HOME STAY

Activities In The Village 

1)Spice Walk

2)Village Walk

3)Cooking Demo

4)Yoga Class

Depending on adverse weather conditions or other unavoidable inconveniences, the hosts may cancel any of the activities.

THEKKADY

  • PERIYAR BOAT RIDE 
  • PERIYAR BAMBOO RAFTING

MUNNAR 

  • JEEP SAFARI

ALLEPPY

  • HOUSEBOAT (ALL MEALS INCLUDED)

Outline Itinerary

 

Day-01:- Arrive Cochin

On arrival at Cochin airport, our representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Cochin.

Day-02:- Cochin Sightseeing(B,D)

After Breakfast Proceed to Cochin Sightseen

Mattancherry Palace& Jewish Synagogue:
The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. The Palace was built and gifted by the Portuguese as a present to the king of Cochin around 1555. The Dutch carried out some extensions and renovations in the palace in 1663, and thereafter it was popularly called Dutch Palace. It is also called Paradesi synagogue is a word used in several Indian languages, and the literal meaning of the term is "foreigners", applied to the synagogue because it was built by Sephardic or Spanish-speaking Jews, some of them from families exiled in Aleppo, Safed and other West Asian localities. It is also referred to as the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue. 

Above monument Timings: Dutch Palace/Mattancherry: Timings 10:00am to 5pm, Closed on Fridays and National holidays / Jewish Synagogue: 10 am to 5pm, Break Time - 12pm to 3pm, Closed on Friday & Saturday &Jewish Holidays

Chinese Fishing Net:
In India, Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) are fishing nets that are fixed land installations for fishing. While commonly known as "Chinese fishing nets" in India, the more formal name for such nets is "shore operated lift nets". Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end. 

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Kochi:
The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round. It is a place of devotion as well as a center of historic significance, endowed with architectural and artistic grandeur and colours of the gothic style.

St. Francis Church, Kochi:
St. Francis CSI Church, in Fort Kochi (a.k.a. Fort Cochin), originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India. and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon.

Evening visit Culture Cetnre Kochi followed By Cruise Dinner(subject to availablity)

Kathakali Dance show Centre in AC Theater: (Timings: 17:30 pm – 19:30 pm)
Elements of the art of Kathakali are found in the ancient ritual plays of Hindu temples and various dance forms that are believed to have been gradually developed in Kerala from as early as the 2nd Century until the end of the 16th Century. Many of its characteristics are very much older than its literature, as they are a continuation of older traditions, but these did not crystallize until the 17th Century when the Rajah of Kottarakkara, a small principality in central Travancore, wrote plays based on the Hindu epic "Ramayana" in sanskritizedMalayam, which could be understood by ordinary people. 

Later drive back to Hotel stay overnight at Hotel in Cochin.

Day-03:- Cochin /Dewalokam(Drive: 75 Kms / 2 HRS) (B,L,D)
After breakfast check out from Cochin hotel and proceed to Dewalokam. A stay at Dewalokam is a truly unique way to relax and unwind in our peaceful and unspoiled heaven. Enjoy our home grown produce freshly cooked as you sample gourmet traditional Keralan food and join the professional chefs in our state-of-the-art kitchen in informal learn-to-cook sessions.Ours is a working farm, run on organic and eco principles, where you will not only be welcomed by the warmest of Keralan families, but will also be able to help the local community and the planet. Our water is heated with solar power, vegetables grown with home-made compost, chickens and goats fed on vegetable waste and methane from our cows manure is recovered to provide gas for cooking. Upon arrival in Dewalokam check-in to the A/C Room,

•Later cooking Demo at 6:00 pm, and a Spice Walk. Overnight stay at Dewalokam A/C Room.
•Link attached for more information(http://dewalokam.in/Default.aspx)

Day-04:- Dewalokam / Village Walk / Munnar(Drive: 95 Kms / 2.5 HRS) (B)

Today morning Yoga Class during 07:30 am to 08:30 am,
Later After breakfast check out from Dewalokam in Cochin 
Visit to the Village Walk (2 hrs activity) and later you proceed to Munnar.
On arrival check in Hotel. Munnar
is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level.

This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Evening free. Stay overnight at Hotel in Munnar.

Day-05:- Munnar Jeep Safari Tour(B)
After breakfast start sightseeing tour of Munnar by Jeep safari drive through the KananDevan Hills tea plantations, scenic beauty valleys, Lock heart gap, spice plantations etc. After around 25 kms of jeep ride through the normal road we will reach the jeep able, jumpy, bumpy, rugged road to the World’s highest organic tea growing estate. Once we reach the top we will be on the ridge of Kerala, Tamil Nadu border. From there drive or walk little further to one of the oldest orthodox tea factory in this region.

After visiting the Factory we will have fresh tea picked, processed and made on the spot. Soon after we will start walking to a small ground to have our picnic lunch near the cliff with wonderful view around, then will proceed to Munnar in the jeep itself. Ride will be through the tea plantations jeepable rugged road and we can have a close look to the spectacular country side and the rural Tamil people, working in the tea plantations.Later drive back to Hotel stay overnight at Hotel in Munnar.

Day 6:- Munnar/Thekkady - (95 km / 03Hrs.) – Enjoy Boat Ride (B) :
Early morning drive to Periyar from Munnar. Upon arrival in Periyar, you will check-in at the hotel.

Visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy the boat ride at the Periyar lake and see elephants and the other wild animals. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake - an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.
In addition to elephant rides, cruises on the lake and treks to the ruined Mangaladevi temple - a beautiful old stone temple situated in the heart of the Thekkady forest;
After the Boat Ride  activity return to the hotel. Overnight stay in hotel in Thekkady.

Day-07:- Thekkady / Alleppey (140 Km. 4 HRS Drive) (B,L,D)
After early breakfast check out from Thekkady hotel and proceed to Alleppey on arrival check in Houseboat till afternoon. Following a lunch board the Houseboat for a unique experience through the narrow canals and channels of the backwaters of Kerala. The materials that go into the making of houseboat are all local and Eco-friendly; bamboo poles, coconut  fiber ropes, bamboo mats carpets etc. The main wood used is "Anjali ".

The Houseboat provides all comforts - Beds, a kitchen, western toilets and an upper deck. Traditional lanterns are used as lights. Spend the day cruising on boat. through remote tribal villages along the tranquil backwaters of Kerala is a superb experience. Sensational in its own silent way, the cruise takes you alongSnake boat docks, friendly cheering villagers, coir (Jute) making communities, toddy (local spirit) shops, fishing nets pitched for the day's catch, bounded paddy fields and manual canoes of different sizes criss-crossing each other. The experience enables you to reach beautiful untouched areas. 
ALL MEALS INCLUDED IN HOUSEBOAT Stay overnight at in Houseboat in Alleppey.

Day-08:- Alleppey //Cochin (Drive: 83 Km  2.15 Hrs.) – (B)
After breakfast proceed to Cochin By Car (Approx 83 Km) !!! On Arrival check In to hotel in cochin!!! Evening Free visit local markets !!!
Stay overnight in Cochin

Day-09:- Cochin (B)

  • In this Day transfer to Airport for flight to your onward destination.
  • Those who are doing add on trips will be provided the tickets towards to onwards destination, As per their  Add on trips Booked


NOTE ADD ON TRIP WILL BE  MAILED SEPERATELY DEPENDING ON INDIVIUAL CHOCES (KAshmir,Nepal,bhutan or Any other part of india)


 

Note: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cost Includes

 

Ø     Arrival Departure Transfers by Car/Coach

Ø     Transportation from Day 01 till Last Day Cochin Airport

Ø     English Speaking Guide /Escort

Ø     All Entrance Tickets one Time

Ø     Munnar Jeep Safari

Ø     Boat Ride in Periyar

Ø     Bamboo Rafting in Periyar

Ø     One Ayurvedic Massage During Trip

Ø     Kathakali  dance Evening Show followed Cruise Dinner(Subject wheather permits)

Ø     Accommodation 4* bed and Breakfast in all places except Allepy and

Ø     Accomodation with 3 meals at Dewalokom

Ø     Premium Class Houeboat In Aleepy With All Meals and 24 Hrs Ac

Ø     Arrival Departure Transfer in Delhi


All Applicable Taxes 

  • Cochin (Hotel Trident Cochin or similar category) 
  • Dewalokam  (Dewalokam Home Stay)
  • Munnar (Hotel Chandys Windy Woods or similar category)
  • Thekkady  (Hotel Mountain Courtyard or similar Category)
  • Alleppey (Premium Houseboat 24 HrsAircon With All Meals)

Excluded in the price

  • Meals Not Specified
  • Tipps
  • Personal Expnses

TERMS AND CONDITION

 

1.     OFFER VALID TILL 31 JANUARY !!!!
2.     YOU CAN BOOK THE DESIRED NO OF SEATS  BY JUST PAYING THE 30% OF THE TRIP AT THE TIME OF BOOKING !!!!
3.     BALANCE AMOUNT YOU CAN PAY TILL JUNE 2018
4.     PRICE IS BASED ON TWIN SHARING 
5.     SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ALSO AVAILABLE WHICH IS AUD 700 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR BACKWATER TRIP IN ALLEPPEY:
»  Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Kerala cuisine. (if your require any special meals like main food in north Indian or food without spice etc it has to be informed in advance). 
»  14:00 hrs it will continue its cruise covering beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees and small houses near to it , villages paddy fields, churches, etc, you can also buy fresh prawns or crab or karimeen from local fishermen and give to our chef , who will prepare it for your dinner. 

»  17:30 hrs The houseboat will anchor (till next day morning 08: 00) most of the time we will stop near the land because, you can also get a chance to go out and walk along the riverside or villages and come back, Evening Enjoy your Dinner and leave all world behind you and have a good sleep in your floating paradise.
»  Bedtea / Coffee will be provided, enjoy the sunrise and breath pollution free air. At 08:30 hrs Breakfast which includes bread, butter, jam or Iddily /Dosa etc.

Terms and conditions:

»  Meal plan applied on APAI / full board basis (ie; inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner)
»  The Menu is normally fixed with some south Indian recipes. Any changes to be intimated in advance.
»  Check in: 12 noon, Check out: 9 AM. One stay is for 21 hrs and not for 24 hrs.
»  Beverages & any cook to order will be charged extra on actual.
»  The boat will be anchored in the lake or canal during night & will not cruise after 17.30 hrs.

 

» 24 Hrs Air-Condition available at the houseboat.

Departures Dates

Date Trip Status Price
Tue 10 Apr 2018 - Wed 18 Apr 2018 OPENED $999.00 Book Now
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9 days inclusive price

USD $999.00
The cost of each trip differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and correction in our itinerary.

Supplementary Cost: USD 530.00 PP

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