Unique Experiences South India

DAY SECTOR DETAILS
DAY 01 ARRIVE COCHIN BY FLIGHT
AFTERNOON : SIGHTSEEING
DAY 02 COCHIN VILLAGE TOUR
DAY 03 COCHIN – KODANADU – MUNNAR BY: SURFACE
DAY 04 MUNNAR ACTIVITY
DAY 05 MUNNAR – THEKKADY BY: SURFACE
BY: SIGHTSEEING
DAY 06 THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY BY: SURFACE
DAY 07 ALLEPPEY – COCHIN DEPART COCHIN BY: SURFACE
BY: FLIGHT

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive Cochin by Fligh

Today you will arrive at Cochin International Airport. Our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building and transfer you to your hotel. Where you will proceed for check-in

Afternoon proceed for the Orientation tour of Cochin. Visit St Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, The Dutch Palace.

Enjoy an evening performance of Kathakali, Kerala’s unique dance-drama. Originally performed only by men, this art form, with its intricate hand gestures, facial expressions and choreographed movements, evolved from an ancient martial art form

Overnight at the Hotel, Cochin

Cochin

DAY 02: Cochin

Cochin

Today early morning Yoga Session will be conducted to energize for the day.

Later proceed for Kumbalangi Backwater Village Tour: This is a visit to a traditional village. Since there are no industries here, the village is free from all types of pollution. The main occupation of the villagers is making ropes with coconut fiber, mat weaving with leaves of wild-pineapple, traditional coconut processing, fishing, farming, etc. Visit coconut farms, coir villages, spices and herbal farms. Learn about prawn fishing and paddy cultivation, see typical village activities.

In the evening visit the local market to purchase vegetables, fish etc and will conduct the Cooking Session to give an experience.

Overnight at the Hotel, Cochin

DAY 03: Cochin – Kodanadu – Munnar by surface (150 Kms / 04 Hrs)

Today morning proceed to Munnar, En-route visit Kodanad - largest elephant training centres.

Kodanad, set on the Southern banks of the Periyar River amid the beautiful high ranges near Perumbavoor, is one of the largest elephant training centres in Kerala.

Overnight at the Hotel, Munnar

Cochin

DAY 04: Munnar

Cochin

Today you will proceed for light hiking through tea plantation, visit to tea museum and processing, general flora and fauna of the area etc.

Also visit Mattupetty Dam: Mattupetty dam and its reservoir is located 13 km away from Munnar. This concrete gravity dam is built between the hill ranges and it is used mainly for water storage for hydroelectric projects. Its reservoir is an idyllic place to enjoy the serene nature. It is also said to be one of the waterholes where the elephants in the region often visit.

Overnight at the Hotel, Munnar

DAY 05: Munnar – Thekkady by surface (90 Kms / 03 Hrs)

Today proceed for Thekkady.

Later in the day proceed for the Spice Plantation Tour. In the evening enjoy the Kalaripayattu show: Kalaripayattu-the oldest of martial arts-is a gift to the modern world and known as the mother of all martial arts. legend traces the 3000-year old art form to sage Parasurama-the master of all martial art forms and credited to be the re-claimer of Kerala from the Arabian sea.

Overnight at the Hotel, Thekkady

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DAY 06: Thekkady - Alleppey by surface (145 Kms / 04 Hrs)

Periyar

Today morning visit the Lake Periyar to enjoy the boat ride.

Later proceed for Alleppey to enjoy the day cruise:  Enter the enchanting waters of the Vembanad Lake; enjoy the panoramic views and the glimpses of the life along the banks. High Points of the cruise are the visit to the 400Year old church and the viewing of Kerala Race Boat…”The Snake Boat (110 Ft Long)

Overnight at the Hotel, Alleppey

DAY 06: Alleppey – Cochin by surface (90 Kms / 03 Hrs) Depart Cochin by Flight

Today you will straight drive from Alleppey to Cochin International Airport to board the flight for onward journey.

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Highlights of the Tour:

Cochin: Kathakali Dance Performance , Kumbalangi Backwater Village Tour , Cooking Session, Kodanad elephant training centres

Munnar : Hiking , Mattupetty Dam visit

Thekkady: Spice Plantation Tour , Boat ride at Lake Periyar

Alleppey: Day cruise at House Boat

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