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Kerala Tea Estate & Backwater Tour with Stay at Kovalam Beach

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Duration

9 Nights / 10 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Kerala Tea Estate & Backwater Tour with Stay at Kovalam Beach phenomenal trip in the lap of nature is pursued by fascinating cities. Explore Fort Kochi, old-town quarters famous for its cobblestoned lanes, Dutch, Portuguese & Jewish heritage. Then drive to Munnar a town in the Western Ghats Mountain range, a hill station and former resort for the British Raj elite, surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations and a sanctuary for Nilgiri Thahr. From here head to Thekkady a paradise for wildlife flora & fauna. Thenafter drive to Kumarakom a backwater resort set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake. Day cruise from here to Alleppey in a houseboat serving meals on board. At the end unwind on the hippy loved beach of Kovalam. Private transport, local guide & monument entrances are part of our package price.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Twin/Double Room Discount (Auto calculated on more than 2people booking) 2 2 758

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cochin
On arrival at Cochin airport assistance & transfer hotel check in. In the evening enjoy Kathakali, a traditional dance form of Kerala with lavish costumes, exotic makeup, masks etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Cochin the lovely seaside city flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. You will find here a unique mix and match of traditional as well Western architecture and lifestyle. Visit Fort Cochin a charming seaside area known for its Dutch, Portuguese & British colonial architecture and elaborate bamboo fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach. St. Francis Church was the original burial site of explorer Vasco da Gama. Upscale eateries and chic cafes serve Keralan specialties, and quaint shops sell cotton clothing and handmade souvenirs. Heritage buildings house contemporary art galleries. Also visit Jewish Synagogue and the Mattancherry Dutch`s Palace.
Drive to Munnar check in and Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Munnar
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. Mattupetty dam and its reservoir, a concrete gravity dam built between the hill ranges for water storage for hydroelectric projects. Rajamala a hill station in Eravikulam National Park a natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr 2695 Mts above sea level. Half the world`s population of the rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here. Mattupedi Dairy Farm, famous for the Indo-Swiss Farm, a highly specialized dairy farm which comes under Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. Echo Point, go there and scream as loud as you can and wait for a minute to hear your echo back! Also visit Tea Museum to know more about the century old culture a lively glimpse of how the tea culture flourished across South India. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can find here a wind farm generating electricity. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock and the highest twin-statue in Kerala called Kuravan & Kurathi. Evening watch Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Thekkady
Breakfast at hotel. Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephant, rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. Later spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Thekkady - Kumarakom (132kms) Sailing Boat Cruise to Alleppey
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef & driver. Lunch, dinner & overnight at houseboat.
Day 7: Kumarakom - Kovalam (190kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Disembark from houseboat and transfer to Kovalam, check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika and Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Drive through famous beaches Shankumugham Beach, Kovalam Beach and Vizhinjam lighthouse. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 9 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
4 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Cochin - Casino Hotel/ Le Maritime
Munnar - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
Thekkady - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
Alleppey - Preminum Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats)
Kovalam - Esturay Island Resort/Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
How many person will be in the group ?
There could be upto 10 people in the group.
Does this tour include airport pick ?
Yes, you can arrive on any flight and private airport transfer will be provided.
How do travelers meet the group ?
On first day of sightseeing all group member will assemble in hotel lobby and there will be first introduction with group member.
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.

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