Day 01 Arrive Cochin
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin Upon arrival in Cochin International Airport you are met by our Representative and transferred to your pre booked Hotel.In the Evening witness the famous Kathakali dance performance performed by professional artists in an A/C Auditorium. Here you can also see the make up done by the artists for the performance.Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin.
Day 02 Cochin
After breakfast city tour of Cochin visiting Mattancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace. This palace is also famous for depicting Kerala mural paintings. The palace is built in the traditional style of Kerala architecture. Jewish Synagogue Also known as Paradesi Synagogue. It is the oldest synagogue in the entire Commonwealth of Nations and was built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Chinese Fishing Nets unique for their size and phenomenal construction. St. Francis Church is the oldest European church in India. The great Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama who discovered the sea route from Europe to India died in Kochi. His body was buried in this church.Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin.
Day 03 Cochin – Cheruthuruthy (By Private Vehicle 90 Kms, 1 ½ Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Cheruthuruthy, a small village on the banks of the River Nila. Upon arrival in Cheruthuruthy check in at your pre booked Hotel.Afternoon spent to explore the village.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cheruthuruthy.
Day 04 Cheruthuruthy
Morning tour of the Cheruthuruthy visiting Kalaripayuttu – the martial arts centre, Kalamandalam – a school for the traditional arts.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cheruthuruthy.
Day 05 Cheruthuruthy – Athirapally (By Private Vehicle 30 Kms, ½ Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Athirapally. Upon arrival in Athirapally check in at your pre booked Hotel.Athirapally is the land of rivers and forests and great waterfalls. The destination houses thelargest waterfall in Kerala, the Athirapally waterfall, a major tourist attraction
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Athirapally.
Day 06 Athirapally
Today visit to the Athirapally Waterfall – a major tourist attraction and the largest waterfall in Kerala and Vazhachal Waterfalls.Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Athirapally.
Day 07 Athirapally – Munnar (By Private Vehicle 150 Kms, 3 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Munnar. Munnar also known as the Tea Town is the place of scenic beauty, and lush green Tea Estate’s. Upon arrival at Munnar check in at your pre booked Hotel.Rest of the day at leisure for your personal actitives.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Munnar.
Day 08 Munnar
Morning after breakfast visits Mettupatty Dam – is a storage dam built in the mountains of Kerala to conserve water for hydroelectricity. Due to this dam many wild animals and birds flourish in this region. It is a site for scenic beauty.Eravikulam national park is a park set up for the preservation of endangered Nilgiri Tahr, also known as Nilgiri Ibex is a rare species of mountain goat. Here you can also spot wild elephants, Malabar civet, phyhon etc. This Park is situated in the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.Later visit the Tea Plantations in Munnar.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Munnar.
Day 09 Munnar – Periyar (By Private Vehicle 150 Kms, 3 ½ Hrs Drive)
After breakfast leave by Private Vehicle for Periyar. Also known as Thekkady. It is a National Park and one of the Tiger Reserves in India. Upon arrival in Periyar you are transferred to your pre booked Hotel.Afternoon drive through the spice plantations like cardamom, pepper, tea etc. The spice plantation in Thekkady is one of the major spice plantations in Kerala.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Periyar
Day 10 Periyar
Full Day Jeep Safari in Periyar to watch wild animals.(Starting From 0530 AM till 06.00 PM) (Including Breakfast and Lunch).
Overnight stay at Hotel in Periyar
Day 11 Periyar – Kumarakom (By Private Vehicle 140 Kms, 3 Hrs Drive) and Kumarakom – Start 01 Night Houseboat
Today leave by Private Vehicle for Kumarakom. Upon arrival in Kumarakom you are transferred to Kumarakom Jetty to board Houseboat. House boating can be the most relaxing experience for any age, size or type of people. Cruise through the back waters of Kerala along the palm fringed waterways and you would be able to breeze past the water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves.You can also witness the traditional Keralite village lifestyle unchanged for many years. You hear the merchants selling vegetables in a boat while the village people wait at the bank of Vembanad Lake. Here your crew will prepare delicious Keralite meals from freshly brought vegetables from the market.
Overnight stay at the Houseboat
Day 12 Houseboat disembarks at Alleppey – Varkala (By Private Vehicle 110 Kms, 2 Hrs Drive)
Today Houseboat disembarks in Alleppey. Upon arrival in Alleppey proceed by Private Car for Varkala. Upon arrival in Varkala check in at your pre booked Hotel.Overnight stay at the Hotel in Varkala.
Day 13 Varkala
Varkala is a Coastal Town in Thiruvananthapuram District. Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Varkala
Day 14 Varkala
Varkala is also famous for the 2,000-year old Janardana Swami Temple which is an important Vaishnavaite shrine in India and is often referred to as Dakshin Kashi (Benares of the South). The temple is located close to the Papanasam beach, which is considered to have holy waters which wash away sins, and is also an important Ayurveda treatment centre.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Varkala
Day 15 Varkala – Trivandrum (By Private Vehicle 30 Kms, ½ Hrs Drive)
Today you are transferred by Private Vehicle for Trivandrum International Airport to board flight for Onward Journey
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The River Retreat Cheruthuruthy
The erstwhile summer palace of the Maharajas of Cochin, now houses The River Retreat - a 4 star Heritage Ayurvedic Resort. Preserving the spirit of its illustrious part, the palace breathes history in every detail, offering you Ayurvedic rejuvenation and therapies in the ambience of a palace. Being in Thrissur - the cultural capital of Kerala, A luxurious 3 star Heritage Ayurvedic Resort, we, at The River Retreat, offer a chance to explore the calm and serene environment of the God's own country-Kerala. The former summer Palace, is now a favorite destination of thousands of tourists and anyone who wishes to stay close to the nature and experience its rejuvenating effect on their tired bodies and frayed nerves. We offer a wide range of Ayurvedic packages to choose from depending upon your budget, duration, etc. The pristine environs are ideal for spending a relaxing & rejuvenating vacation in Mother Nature's lap. We have a skilled and dedicated team of masseurs with rich experience and a healing touch that leaves you feeling completely relaxed and revitalized.
Hindustan Beach Retreat Varkala
Featuring an outdoor pool and hot tub with ocean views, this beachfront property offers 4-star rooms set in tropical gardens. Its poolside and rooftop restaurants offer stunning views and daily breakfast. Boasting views of the Arabian Sea, the classic air-conditioned rooms have a cable TV, comfortable lounge area. Private bathrooms are provided with a bathtub and toiletries. Just steps from Papanashan Beach, Hindustan Beach Retreat is 20 km from the elephant rides at Puthenkulam and boating at Kappl. It is 55 km north of Trivandrum and has free parking. Sun-filled afternoons can be spent at the beachfront or in the ocean fishing. The property also houses a beauty salon, business centre and a 24-hour front desk. Indian, Chinese and seafood specialities are served in the 2 restaurants or in the privacy of guest rooms. Hotel offers 27 Rooms
The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala offers peaceful retreats with stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Featuring an outdoor pool with sunken bar, it is a 7-minute stroll from Kappil Beach. Featuring sea or garden views from over-sized windows, spacious rooms offer a cable flat-screen TV, sofa and tea/coffee maker. Bathrobes and a hairdryer are provided. The Gateway Hotel Varkala is a short drive from the famous 2000 year-old Janardhanaswamy Temple and 2.5 km from Varkala Railway Station. It is about 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram Airport and Thiruvananthapuram City. Active workouts can be maintained with a gym, tennis court and table tennis facilities. Offering free parking, the hotel also has a massage centre, library lounge and scenic backwater cruises. Hotel offers 30 Rooms
Athirappilly Residency offers accommodation in Kizhake Chālakudi, 40 km from Cochin. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. The rooms include a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Hotel offers 20 Rooms
Houseboat is a Wooden Made Boat which sails through the Backwater of Alleppey. House boats includes one, two, three and four bedroom house boats air-conditioned rooms. They are categorized as Luxury, Premium and Deluxe house boats which are well maintained, well kept, neat and clean. The crew members are trained, licensed and well behaved, which includes a Caption-cum-guide & a chef who cater the guests with the most delicious and mouth wetting Kerala cuisine, which is rich in quality and much in quantity, with lot of love and expertise. The Houseboat also features Private Bathrooms with a shower in every Unit. In Housbeoat you'll set sail in a traditional Kettuvallom, Equipped with the State of the art luxuries and safety measures. Today, these giant 100 foot long crafts have been adapted into luxuriously furnished houseboats
Shalimar Spice Garden Thekkadi
Shalimar Spice Garden is situated amidst the cool mountains of Thekkady. Surrounded by green spice plantations, it houses an outdoor pool and 2 dining options. Located at the edge of Periyar Tiger Reserve, the property is 4 km from Kumily Town and about 4.6 km from the KSRTC Bus Depot. Offering a blend of European and Indian décor, Shalimar’s rooms and cottages feature a terrace with garden views. Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar are included. Private bathrooms come with shower facilities and a hairdryer. Featuring local antique wooden furniture, Falling Leaves serves a variety of Indian and European dishes. In-room dining is possible. The Red Lounge features drinks in a relaxing environment lit and warmed by a crackling fireplace. Guests can go for an Ayurvedic massage, or head to the library for a quiet read. Hotel offers 18 Rooms
Spice Village offers thatched-roof cottages with a minibar. The property houses an outdoor pool, tennis court and skilled Ayurvedic doctors. The rustic cottages come with a private verandah which overlooks fruit trees and herb beds. All cottages have a park bench and private bathroom. Spice Village is 1.4 km from KSRTC Bus Depot. It is 108 km from Kottayam Railway Station and 190 km from Cochin Airport. Free parking is available. Guests can play billiards at Woodhouse Bar. The resort also provides a tour desk, laundry services and airport shuttles at an extra charge. The restaurant serves Kerala cuisine, heavily flavoured by local spices. The chef can also prepare traditional tribal curries and Western dishes. Hotel offers 52 Rooms
The Elephant Court Periyar
The Elephant Court is spread over 4 acres of landscaped hills. Just 250 metres from Ambadi Junction, it has an outdoor pool, pampering spa treatments and a gym. Wi-Fi is free in public areas. Enjoying views of the garden, the well-designed rooms feature teak furnishings, a cable TV and a personal safe. Some units have a sofa or a hot tub. En suite bathrooms all come with a bathtub, hairdryer and free toiletries. The Elephant Court is 110 km from Kottayam Bus Station and Railway Station. Cochin Airport is 185 km away. Guests can enjoy traditional Ayurvedic treatments at Ayur Hasthi Spa, spend quiet moments at the Yoga/ Meditation Area, or enjoy views of the Wild Life Sanctuary from the rooftop. A tour desk and souvenir shop are also available. The on-site restaurant and coffee shop serves local Kerela cuisine, as well as other regional delights from India.
Thekkady, picturesquely located in Kerala's highlands and home to the renowned Periyar Tiger Reserve, with its unspoilt tropical forests and its incredible wealth of animal and plant life, is a naturalist's paradise. Situated a few miles outside the wildlife reserve is the Cardamom County, perched on a small hill with good views. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens against green-clad mountains, each of the simple yet stylish apartment-style cottages offers a well presented choice in modern living. Hotel have three categories among 44 rooms, -: PERIYAR COTTAGE rooms face the Periyar Tiger Reserve. COUNTY COTTAGE rooms view our all-natural spice gardens. SUITE ROOMS provide the widest range of views from both bedroom and living room. All of which are outfitted to prepare you for the next day—whether that will be an active day trekking in the Periyar Reserve, a relaxing day at Ayura, or a culture-spanning day negotiating a spice purchase.
Munnar Tea Country Resort
Offering a spa and wellness centre, Munnar Tea Country Resort is located in Munnar. Free WiFi access is available in this resort. The accommodation will provide you with a satellite TV, a seating area and a balcony. Complete with an electric kettle, the dining area also has a dining table. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. At Munnar Tea Country Resort you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and barbecue facilities. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a games room and a ticket service. The property offers free parking. The Sengulam Dam is 5 km, the Munnar Tea Museum is 12 km and the Mattupetty Dam is 18 km. The Munnar Bus Station is 12 km and the Aluva Railway Station is 90 km. The Cochin International Airport is 100 km. Panorama serves Indian, Chinese and continental delights. Resort offers 33 Rooms
The Tall Trees Hotel provides well-appointed cottages and a spa. It is an excellent choice for enjoying the outdoors with activities like trekking. Cottages at the stunning property are surrounded by greenery. They have private balconies, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the fresh air. They feature private bathroom facilities, a tea/coffee maker and a seating area. Hill Spice Restaurant serves international dishes. Meals can be enjoyed in the guests’ rooms. Hotel Tall Trees provides hiking excursions, table tennis and a games room for guests’ entertainment. There is also a terrace where guests can relax. The Tall Trees Hotel is 20 km from Echo Point, while Cochin International Airport is a 4-hour drive away. Hotel offers 19 Rooms/Cottage
The Killians Hotel Cochin
The Killians Hotel is located in Cochin, just 50 m away from the Chinese Fishing Nets. WiFi access is available in the public areas of the property. Each air-conditioned room here will provide you with a cable TV and a seating area. There is also a refrigerator. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. At The Killians Hotel you will find a fitness centre. Other facilities offered at the property include tour desk and luggage storage. The hotel is 500 m from the St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz Basilica. The Ernakulam Railway Station and the Ernakulam Bus Station are 12 km and the Cochin International Airport is 45 km. Lily Grace serves a variety of Indian, Chinese and continental delights. Hotel offers 22 Rooms
Crowne Plaza Kochi offers elegant and modern rooms with views of the backwaters and city. Located on the NH 47 Bypass, it features 4 food and beverage options. Crowne Plaza Kochi is 2.5 km from Marine Drive and 7 km from Ernakulam Railway Junction. Fort Kochin is 12 km and Bolghatty Island is 15 km from the hotel. Cochin International Airport is 23 km away. The property is 7 km from Kakkanad Info Park and 1.5 km from Lake Shore Hospital. The Vyttila Mobility Hub Bus Station is 5 km. All rooms are equipped with an ergonomic work area, flat-screen satellite TV, iPod dock and minibar. They also include tea/coffee making facilities and a safe. Private bathroom comes with a bathtub, shower and bathrobes. Recreation facilities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and extensive spa treatments. Guests can enjoy a work-out at the 24-hour fitness centre or approach the 24-hour reception for assistance. Mosaic Restaurant features a breakfast buffet and specialises in traditional Kerala, pan-Asian and international cuisines. Trilogi serves cuisines from Travancore, Kochi and Malabar with an interactive show kitchen. An open air Sky Grill serves grills, barbeques and refreshing beverages. Local tea and coffee, light snacks are served at the Aroma Lounge & Deli. Wine and beer can be enjoyed at the ConneXionS' Bar. Hotel offers 269 Rooms
Le Méridien Kochi’s offers well-appointed guestrooms. Guests can lounge by the spacious outdoor swimming pool with a drink in hand. Conveniently located a 20-minute drive to Kochi South Railway Station, the hotel is also a 90-minute drive to Cochin International Airport. Abad Nucleus Shopping Mall is just 5 km away. The Lake Shore Hospital is 1.5 km. Furnished with wooden flooring, elegant rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, a seating area, a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. En suite bathrooms include hot/cold shower facilities and free toiletries. Unwind at the spa and sauna or enjoy a good workout at the fitness centre, while a 24-hour front desk can assist with 24-hour room service and travel arrangements. For convenience, Airport shuttle services are available at a surcharge. Guests can choose between Le Méridien’s 2 restaurants which will serve a range of seafood, Indian and continental dishes. The hotel also houses a bar and a library lounge. Hotel offers 150 Rooms
Vivanta by Taj Malabar Cochin
Vivanta by Taj Malabar presents a first-rate spa, a landscaped pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. Overlooking Cochin Harbour, its contemporary rooms include a 32-inch flat-screen TV and DVD player. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Featuring classic interiors, well-furnished rooms offer stylish touches like wood-beamed ceilings and fine wood fittings. They come with a tea/coffee maker, bathrobes and slippers. Just 1 km from the city centre, Vivanta by Taj Malabar is 15 km from Cochin’s shopping district and Ernakulam Town. It provides free parking and is 45 km from Cochin International Airport. Relaxing body scrubs and Indian massages can be enjoyed at Jiva Spa. The hotel also houses a beauty salon, games room and a business centre. Offering hearty Italian dishes and healthy meals, The Pepper provides all day dining with views of the garden. The Rice Boat serves seafood specialities while Dolphin’s Point features outdoor barbecues. Hotel offers 96 Rooms