Fort Cochin, Hill station “Munnar”, Backwater & “Kovalam & Cherai Beach”
Covered Places :
Cochin – Munnar – Alleppey – Kovalam – Cherai Beach -Cochin
Upon arrival at Cochin International airport, you will greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to the prebooked hotel. Overnight stay in at hotel.
Cochin, popularly known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” is situated in the South Western Coast of the Indian Subcontinent. Morning visit Fort Cochin. The true character of the city is to be found in the older parts of the Fort Cochin area. This part of the city reflects an unusual blend of medieval Portugal, Dutch and English country life grafted on to the tropical Malabar Coast Also visit Chinese Fishing nets.These nets popularly known as Cheenavala is one of the unique features of the city. Visit the 16th century Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace. We would visit ‘Jew Town’, in the Mattancherry section.The area around the Synagogue, known, as Jew Town is one of the main centres of spice trade. St. Francis Church, and Jewish Synagogue. Evening show witness the Kathakali Dance Show in an auditorium. as it enacts episodes from great Indian epics. The extremely stylized gestures, the elaborate make-up, the masks and the splendid costumes of these all-male dancers, recreates an incomparable sense of pageantry. Overnight stay in hotel
This morning proceed to Munnar. Munnar – breathtakingly beautiful – a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free. Overnight stay in hotel.
Today after breakfast, visit Tata Tea Museum, Collection of old bits and pieces from the colonial era can be seen here. CSI Church-A church built with stone in 1910. It has fine stained glass and brass plaques. Above all, a calm place to pray and meditate. Devikulam is 7 Km away. Mattupetty is 14 Km away from Munnar. Mattupetty dam has an agriculture garden on its banks. Speed boat ride through the dam is also available. Rajamalai (Eravikulam National Park) is situated 13 Km away from Munnar on Udumalpet road (SH17). Trekking here can perhaps give you a glimpse of Nilgiri Thar, the rarely seen mountain goat. Also visit Nyayamaked waterfall. Overnight stay in hotel.
This morning after breakfast proceed to Alleppey. Upon arrival board on Housebaot “Kettuvallam” – famous houseboat of Kerala.These magnificent vessels are a modified form of our traditional ‘Kettuvallom’ which has been in use for hundreds of years. Sail along the winding network of Kerala backwaters, see the unique water world and experience its myriad charms. Spot colorful insects and butterflies flitting over flower bunch that adorn the lush green vegetation on the banks of Kerala backwaters.
Cruise through the unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and rivers. Enjoy an overnight leisure stay in a houseboat also enjoy lavish lunch & Dinner at Houseboat.
This morning disembark from houseboat to Alleppey boat jetty. Later drive to Kovalam beach. The Kovalam beach in Kerala offers the best of facilities to its visitors like sunbathing, swimming, Ayurvedic massages and plenty of other options. Day relax on beach. Overnight stay in hotel.
Today morning after breakfast proceed to Cherai beach. Cherai Beach Resorts is exquisitely landscaped with lagoons and canals meandering in and around a number of cottages (heritage & modern) built around picturesque greenery overlooking the clean long beach at the front and serene backwaters behind.Day free. Overnight at beach resort.
Day free at leisure.Overnight at beach resort.
This morning after breakfast drive to Cochin. On arrival board on flight for onward destination.