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- India is one of the world's great human melting pots with an incredible array of cultures, religions and ethnicities
- Enjoy a 9 night private tour visiting many wonderful sights of this magical country
- Visit spice plantations, go on elephant rides, sail along Periyar Lake and more on this incredible journey
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Your Destination —
Enjoy an equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations, paddy fields, Ayurvedic health holidays, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historic monuments and an exotic cuisine - all of which offer you a unique experience.
Your Itinerary —
Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive towards hotel to check-in. The Gateway to God’s own country Kerala, Cochin (Kochi) is arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala; it is also the commercial and industrial capital of the state of Kerala. Overnight in Cochin.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Cochin
After breakfast, proceed for half-day 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 colourful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel. Overnight in Cochin.
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 in Munnar.
Day 04: 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. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 05: Leisure in Munnar
After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Munnar. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 06: Munnar – Thekkady (90 kms / approx. 2.5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Thekkady is synonymous to uninterrupted hills, rich biodiversity and spice plantations. The place is best known for the Periyar National Park. Overnight in Thekkady.
After breakfast proceed for a boat-ride at Periyar Lake with a visit to a Wild life Sanctuary. Later proceed for visit to a spice plantation followed by half an hour Elephant Ride. Overnight in Thekkady.
Day 08: Drive from Thekkady – Kumarakom (120 kms / approx 3 hour)
After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom – a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Overnight in Thekkady.
Day 09: Leisure Kumarakom
After breakfast the day will be at leisure for own independent activities (No vehicle at disposal). Overnight in Kumarakom.
Day 10: Departure from Cochin
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home.
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What's Included? —
- 09 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned below hotels or equivalent
- Assistance at the airport
- Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
- Entry Fee at the Monuments / Parks / Museum
- Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
- Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
- Kathakali Show in Cochin
- Boat-ride in Periyar Lake
- Spice Plantation in Periyar
- Elephant Ride in Periyar for 30 mins
- Visa costs
- Air tickets and airport taxes
- Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
- Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments
Your Hotels —
This offer is based on stays in the following hotels (please note in some instances hotels may differ but will be of similar quality).
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay in a Superior Room.
Holiday Inn Cochin is a modern and contemporary 5-star hotel which offers a varierty of dining experiences. Masala, the all day dining restaurant serves a sumptuous spread of international, Indian and local Kerala cuisine. Deli KC is the 24 hour coffee shop which offers a good selection of quick eats and various flavours of Coffee/Tea. Roma, the Italian specialty restaurant with live Pizzeria offers an a la carte menu for dinner. Stadia, the sports bar is a great place to unwind over a drink with friends.
Guests can maintain their exercise regime in the Health Club, rejuvenate at the Jacuzzi, Steam and Sauna or unwind with a dip in the infinity pool.
This offer is based on a half board (breakfast & dinner) stay in a One Bedroom Cottage.
The Mountain Club is that perfect blend which offers 4-star deluxe facilities and is conveniently situated close to Munnar. The Mountain Club is keyed to be ever prepared to serve its guests with fully functional facilities, gourmet cuisine and sincere service.
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay in a Patio Room.
Tucked away in one of India's most enchanting regions, The 5-star Elephant Court invites you to experience the curative power of nature in the greenery and space of the Southwest County. Elephant Court is the only Five Star classified hotel in the region situated next to India's largest wildlife sanctuary Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Guests at our resort enjoy open countryside surrounded by the dense rain forest and exotic spice plantations.
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay in a Punnamada Room.
A prestigious venture of the 4-star Eastend Hospitality, Lakesong is a nature lovers heaven. Nestled amidst the picturesque backwaters of Kumarakom, it is a peaceful retreat, which takes you to the world of tranquility.
Sprawled across a vast landscaped leisure land with many water bodies, it offers you umpteen reasons to soak in the myriad hues of nature. Lakesong is an architectural marvel, which is based on the traditional Kerala style.
There are 48 marvellous Malabar style rooms and 20 breathtaking quaint villas, all on the banks of the lagoon facing the lake.
Your Journey —
Flights: Choose from flights in Economy or Business Class
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Special Business Class prices are available with Sri Lankan Airlines.
Transfers: Private transfers are included throughout.
Business Class with Sri Lankan Airlines —
For the ultimate journey, choose business class flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
SriLankan Business Class – The Way to Fly
With a cosy flatbed seat beckoning for repose, the latest entertainment in store to suit any mood, and an unforgettable culinary experience that defies the law of altitudes, - there is no better way to fly, than SriLankan’s new Business Class experience sealed with the traditional SriLankan hospitality and warmth that make you a home away from home.
The Flat Bed*
The new Business Class offers you a flat-bed to relax restfully, while the privacy divider ensures enhanced seclusion.
*On Designated Aircrafts
The Best in Entertainment*
Access a whole world of entertainment with the award-winning inflight entertainment system providing you movies, music, games and much more on demand as you wish - on an impressive 15” touchscreen HD display.
*On Designated Aircrafts
Great Tasting Meals
Indulge in delicious meals prepared with extra care to please your palate, with a wide array of healthy options – for an unforgettable culinary experience at 37,000ft. And compliment it with a selection of the finest wines.