Kerala Hills and Backwaters

Flight + 7 Nights

From- £ 935 pp
Incl. all Taxes & Fees
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DAY 1
Arrival in Cochin
Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive towards hotel to check-in. Enjoy city tour covering Mattancherry Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 2
Drive from Cochin to Munnar (120 km/approx. 4.5 hours)
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. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 3
Sightseeing in Munnar
Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 4
Munnar – Alleppey (157 kms / approx 4 hours)
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 Kerela, while you stay in houseboat. Overnight stay on houseboat.
DAY 5
Drive from Alleppey – Kovalam (170 kms / approx. 4 hours)
After breakfast, drive towards south of Kerala, Kovalam- located close to the state capital Trivandrum, it is internationally famed for its palm-fringed beaches and rejuvenating centers. This coastal town initially came to notice with the construction of Halcyon Castle by the last Maharani of Travancore - Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. With the arrival of hippies in 1970s, the place gained recognition as a tourist destination and is today renowned for its 17 km-long coastline, which is formed by three beautiful beaches - Lighthouse, Hawah and Samudra. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.
DAY 6
Sightseeing in Kovalam
After breakfast, explore highlights of Kovalam- covering lighthouse, Vellayani Lake and Valiyathura Pier. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
DAY 7
Trivandrum sightseeing
Afternoon, enjoy a half-day sightseeing trip of Trivandrum. Visit the Napier Museum, built in the 19th century. This Indo - Saracenic structure boasts of a "natural" air-conditioning system, and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts… bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. Located near the Museum, the Shree Chitra Kala Art Gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich, and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of Art. Visit the Kuthiramalika Palace, built by the King of Travancore. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
DAY 8
Departure from Trivandrum
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for return flight back home.

Price Inclusion

  • Return Economy Class Airfare from Uk to Cochin/Trivandrum
  • 7 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Kathakali Show in Cochin
  • Entry Fee at the Monuments
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

Price Exclusion

• Domestic Airfare.
• Travel Insurance
• Entrance fee.
• Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, laundry bills etc. 
• Tips and porter charges
• Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults etc.
• Any other service/s not specified above
• All taxes, entrance fees, airfare, Hotel and Transport rates etc are as on date. Any future hike will be charged extra. 
• The above-mentioned cost is valid from 01st October 2016 to 31st October 31 2016. 
• The above is only an offer and we are not holding any booking at this stage, booking would be subject to availability once confirmed by you along with guest details & guarantee to book.

Hotel Details

CITY DELUXE HOTELS NO OF NIGHTS
Cochin Radisson Blu 1
Munnar Devonshire Greens 2
Alleppey

Lakes & Lagoon

DeluxeHouseboat

1
Kovalam Travancore Heritage 3

Terms & Conditions :

  • All Prices include Return Economy Flight.
  • All Prices mentioned are based on per person on twin sharing basis.
  • All rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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