Classic Kerala

Tour: Classic Kerala
Places Visited
Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Houseboat, Mararikulam
Highlights –
1. Houseboat Stay
2. Chinese Fishing nets and techniques
3. Periyar Wildlife
4. Spices Stories
5. Tea Estate
6. Beautiful Beach
7. Kerala Cuisine and Culture.
10 days from
Price Includes
✔ Accommodation (09 nights) in amazing Hotels and Resorts.
✔ Meal Plan –Bed & Breakfast-Except on Houseboat where it is on full board.
✔ All transportation by air-conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle.
✔ All entrances fee and guide during sightseeing.
✔ 1 Boat ride in Periyar.
✔ Walks & trails as mentioned in the itinerary including Naturalists.
✔ All currently applicable taxes. (Subject to govt. norms)

Day 1 – Arrive Cochin
Arrive Cochin, you will be greeted by Mysteries of India representative and transferred to hotel.
Cochin, ‘Queen of the Arabian sea’ and also one of the gateways to Kerala. The city is built up on a cluster of islands and peninsulas consisting mainland Ernakulam, the islands of Willington, Bolgatty and Gundu in the harbour, Fort Cochin and Mattancherry on the southern peninsula.
Cochin is an attractive city with serene backwaters, lagoons with feathery coconut palms. The older parts of Fort Cochin and Mattanchery are an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal.
Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Evening Kathakali dance drama, enacting epics from the Hindu Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


CGH Brunton Boatyard

Taj Malabar Resort & Spa

 


The Malabar House

Eighth Bastion

Day 2 – Cochin
Today enjoy the city tour includes the 16th century Jewish synagogue, the Dutch Palace and the famous Chinese fishing nets.
Afternoon at leisure to explore the fort area and local market on own.
Evening enjoy the Sunset while cruising in the harbour.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


CGH Brunton Boatyard

Taj Malabar Resort & Spa

 


The Malabar House

Eighth Bastion

Day 3 – Cochin – Munnar
Morning drive to Munnar.
Munnar is the lovely hill station of Kerala rests in the high-ranges at an altitude of 4,500ft with towering mountains, beautiful lakes, rich wildlife, hills draped in folds of green carpet of tea gardens. It is here that you will find the Anamudi peak, the highest peak in the Western Ghats, in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience.
Evening enjoy the plantation trek with specialist naturalist.
Overnight at hotel.

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Windermere Estate

Day 4 – Munnar
Today excursion to Eravikulam National Park which stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq. km in the Rajamalai hills. Known all over for the largest population of Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragus Hylocrious). The Atlas moth, the largest of its kind in the world, is a unique inhabitant of the park.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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Windermere Estate

Day 5 – Munnar to Periyar
Morning drive to Periyar.
Periyar is located in the Idukki district of central Kerala. On the cool hills of the Western Ghats the heartland of which luxuriate in matted coffee, tea, pepper and cardamon plantations.
The pride of Kerala and a testimony to nature’s splendour and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar lake – an artificial lake. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands.
Afternoon explore the spice plantations and later in the evening master chef will share some skill with you at the cookery class.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


CGH Spice Village

Niraamaya Retreat Cardamom Club

 


Shalimar Spice Garden

Day 6 – Periyar
Today visit the Periyar lake for wildlife viewing. The tropical jungle around Periyar lake can be also be explored on the foot but we board in a motor launch as it drifts around a bend and comes into sight of elephants, Wild Dogs, Sloth Bear,deer or bison coming to the shores of the lake for a drink.
Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the facilities like Spa and Ayurveda etc.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


CGH Spice Village

Niraamaya Retreat Cardamom Club

 


Shalimar Spice Garden

Day 7 – Periyar to Houseboat
Morning drive to jetty to board your Houseboat and cruise slowly through the beautiful palm fringed backwater channels witnessing the day to day life on the banks.
Overnight at hotel.

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CGH Spice Coast

Day 8 – Houseboat to Mararikulam
Drive to Mararikulam.
Marari offers endless miles of superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms, virgin territory where you can experience the local charm. The village of Mararikulam tucked away behind a line of dense palms that rise like a sudden rampart of green out of the sands The isolation of the islands has ensured the preservation of their pure culture and pristine nature, right to the present day.
Rest of the day enjoy the beach.
Overnight at hotel.

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CGH Marari Beach Resort

Day 9 – Mararikulam
The Marari Breach, is the perfect spot for those seeking to experience a completely new pace.
Early morning and evening you can attend open-air yoga classes with a qualified master.
Anytime during the day, spend time lolling by the poolside with a book from the library. Or take a dip in the private sea, the beach usually being nearly empty, except for a few other guests and the odd local fisherman. Or explore the area and its fishing villages on a bicycle.
Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation Options


CGH Marari Beach Resort

Day 10 – Mararikulam – Cochin Airport
Transfer to airport in in time to board your flight back home.

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