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Best of KeralaTour Package in - An Over-View

The Best of Kerala package offered by Holiday Travel is truly best of Kerala as it offers glimpses of High Hills, Dense Jungles, lakes, calm back waters.

 

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Package Overview/Rates ( 4 Pax - 4 Adults)

 

  • Travel date :- March-Sep (flexible)
  • No. of person :- 04 pax 
  • Room Required 02 DBl Room 
  • Package Duration :- 05N/06D
  • Meal Plan :- CPAI ( Only Breakfast ) ( Excepted Houseboat )
  • Land Package cost Rs. 11500/- per person together 04 pax

 

Destination Hotels Meal Plan

 

  • Cochin -- Emerald(Dlx) --CPAI
  • Munnar -- Birds Valley(Valley View)-- CPAI
  • Munnar -- Birds Valley(Valley View)-- CPAI
  • Thekkady -- Jungle Park(Dlx)-- CPAI
  • Alleppey -- Ac Dlx Houseboat-- APAI
  • Departure at Cochin
  • Vehicle - Ac Tavera

 
 

 

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Why This Kerala Tour Package in 2016-2017 is Different and Best

The package is lttle bit deviated from the traditional route as we start our jouney from Cochin and head first to Kumarakom instead of Traditional Route of Munnar and then coming southwards.. This is specially designed package to offer a twist and start the Kerala journey from southwards to the North of Kerala - The High lands of Munnar..

Book this package early to enjoy your vacations with us..

 

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Best of Kerala Tour Package 2016 - Itinarary :-

 

Day 01: Cochin To Kumarkom Scenic Drive - Approx 2 hour (90km)

Arrival at Cochin airport/ railway station, meet Holidaytravel Represeand transfer to Kumarakom. Proceed on scenic drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam, about 90 kilometers (approx. 2-hour drive) from Cochin. At Kumarakom, check-in at a backwater resort on the shores of Vembanad Lake. You have reached Kumarakom, which is a cluster of sleepy islands ideal for boating, fishing, bird-watching and nature walks

Check in at Resort upon arrival. Rest of the day at leisure to relax.

(Optional) Go for an ayurvedic message at the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

Note :- If you want, we make make the Kerala tour package exotic from the word Go and arrange a Ferry from Cochin to Kumarkom for you instead of Drive.

 

                      Kumarkom Scenic Drive.jpg

 

Day 02: KUMARAKOM to ALLEPPEY By House Boat Tour Details

After breakfast, board a houseboat for a memorable cruise through the serene backwaters of Kerala.

Duration of Boat Ride             :     21 Hours
Check in Time in House Boat    :     12.00 PM
Check out                             :      9.00 AM
Places Covering          :     Pampa River, R-Block, Chithira, Vembanad Lake.

Optionals

1. 2 Hours Small Canoe ride on the way in a village
2. General body message (45 minutes) on the way in an Ayurveda centre


Enjoy SNAKE BOAT RACES from Alleppey HouseBoat

The snake boat races are mainly conducting at aleppey. The boat races of kerala are exciting events that bring to life the tranquil backwaters 16 – 20 snake boats manned by 125 oarsmen and a team of singers participates in each event. Snake boat races are usually held during the festival of onam.

                  snack race.jpg    

 

Enjoy TRADITIONAL FISHING OPERATIONS from Alleppey HouseBoat:

COIR MAKING: Coir making is a primary occupation of the backwater folk. Entire villages engaged in coir manufacture can be seen along the waterside. It is very interesting to watch the coir making by the village ladies with the help of weaving wheels.

PADDY FIELDS: You can see rice fields in Kuttanad region between Thottappally and Alleppey,

 

Watch BACKWATER BIRDS from Alleppey House Boat:

The main attractions are local birds like the waterfowl, Cormorant cuckoo, egret, heron and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian cranes.White necked stork, etc can see During October-May, Lesser Pied King fisher is another common bird in the lake.

Great Indian Hornbill is seen in evergreen areas. The largest population in western Ghat is at Kumarakom, The Woodpecker is the resident of the deciduous forest. Brahminy Kite is seen singly or in pairs. The sights of especially the flocks of parrots hovering in the paddy fields especially those fields with rice stalks in the bloom. You can also watch the black birds in group as a blanket sweeping across the sky in and around Kuttanand and Vembanad Lake

 

See the Magic of CHINESE FISHING NETS from your House Boat:

You can see Chinese fishing nets in Ashtamudi Lake and Kayamkulam Lake Between Kollam and Thrikkunnappuzha. Constructed out of Teak wood and Bamboo poles, they work on the principle of balance. Normally using nighttime for fishing.

In the Indian State of Kerala, there are unusual form of fishing — shore operated lift nets.Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end. Each installation is operated by a team of up to six fishermen.

The system is sufficiently balanced that the weight of a man walking along the main beam is sufficient to cause the net to descend into the sea. The net is left for a short time, possibly just a few minutes, before it is raised by pulling on ropes. The catch is usually modest: a few fish and crustaceans — these may be sold to passers by within minutes.


                  Magic of CHINESE FISHING NETS from your House Boat.jpg    


The system of counterweights is most ingenious. Rocks, each 30 cm or so in diameter are suspended from ropes of different lengths. As the net is raised, some of the rocks one-by-one come to rest on a platform thereby keeping everything in balance.

Each installation has a limited operating depth. Consequently, an individual net cannot be continually operated in tidal waters. Different installations will be operated depending on the state of the tide.

It is received wisdom that the nets are Chinese in origin. This is not as improbable as the 5,000 km distance from China might suggest — Kochi is a very important centre for the spice trade attracting traders from far and wide. Some suppose that the nets were introduced by the Chinese explorer Zheng He.

The Chinese fishing nets have become a very popular tourist attraction, their size and elegant construction is very photogenic and the slow rhythm of their operation is quite hypnotic.

In addition, Buy your priced Fish and these can be taken only a short distance to a street shop to cook it.

Lunch and dinner will be prepared and served onboard.

Overnight on board the houseboat.

 

Day 03: ALLEPPEY to PERIYAR Scenic Drive & Details - 96 Kms

After breakfast, disembark houseboat and drive towards Periyar, known for its Wildlife reserve. Drive from Alleppey to Periyar is a mountainous road, The road is good and don’t have any toll road or entry fee.It is a romantic drive with Lush and green landscape, you will definitly enjoy the drive as both sides there are awesome landscapes and lush green valleys.

Periyar Jungle Safari Tour- Full Day

The safari for periyar is covered in the package and folowing are included

1. Jeep safari
2. Trekking inside periyar tiger reserve
3. Peddle boating
4. Breakfast and Lunch
5. Packaged drinking water.

Enjoy boat ride for elephant tracking and bird watching. One can also indulge in wildlife photography over here. The visit to the Periyar National Park lasts for about three hours. Return back to the resort for having breakfast & lunch. You can also opt for taking up a forest trail and explore the Periyar park surroundings or bird-watch. Afternoon boat ride for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at the resort in Periyar.  

Program stats at 10:00 am from periyar, first 15km drive is through main road and Tea plantation, next 25km drive is throgh the forest, One guide will take them for a trek inside the forest, after trekking clients will get veg;- lunch, then there is a lake peddle boating, after boating get back in the Jeep and drive back to Periyar and drop in the Hotel.

Get up close and personal with elephants and to explore Periyar Wildlife Reserve.

Check-in at hotel, upon arrival. Evening, go for boating through the Periyar Lake.

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

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Day 04: PERIYAR to MUNNAR Scenic Drive & Details

After breakfast, drive towards the famous hillstation of Kerala -  Munnar.

It will take around 2 hours 12 minutes to reach Munnar from Thekkady via State Highway 41. The High way has plenty of small food joints and restaurants, as well as Petrol Pumps.


Transport options from Thekkady(Periyar) to Munnar  

Thekkady(Periyar) to Munnar By Car:

Cab is the best way to reach Munnar, the distance is approx 83 kms and it will take over 2 hours to cover the distance. Cab is the best suitable option for families travelling with kids and groups. You can enjoye the great sight seeing as well as the South Indian food, coffee enroute in the dhabas and restaurants. We provie you with the english speaking Guide who acts also as a tour guide for you. The Drive offers you amazing views of the mountains and clouds, All along the way, you enjoy the tea plantations in misty mountains

Check in at the hotel upon arrival.Rest of the day at leisure to relax. 

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

                       Munnar.jpg

 

Day 05: MUNNAR Local Site Seeing

After breakfast, go for sightseeing of Munnar including the Mattupetty dam, tea plantations, Eravikulam National Park, etc.


Mattupetty Site Seeing (13 km from Munnar)


Situated at a height of 1700 Mts ,Mattupetty Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, the Indo-swiss live stock project. Over 100 varietes of high yielding cattle are reared here.Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm

Visit Time : 0900 - 1100 hrs and 1400 - 1530 hrs.
Rate : Rs. 5/- per head. ( liable to change)

The Mattupetty lake and dam , just a short distance from the farm, is a very beautiful picnic spot. The sprawling Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala lake are other attractions in the vicinity. DTPC Idukki provides boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam. Speed Launch and slow speed motor boats are available on hire.

 

Pothamedu (6 km from Munnar)

Pothamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.

 

Devikulam (7 km from Munnar) Devikulam

This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing.

 

Pallivasal (8 km from Munnar)

This is the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immence scenic beauty.

Attukal (9 km from Munnar)

A panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills, Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long treks.

Nyayamakad (10 km from Munnar)

Located between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters. The enchanting surroundings makes an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.

Chithirapuram (10 km from Munnar)

With its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram still exudes an old world charm. Home of the Pallivasal Hydel Power Project, this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantations.

Lock Heart Gap (13 km from Munnar)

This is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.

Rajamala (15 km from Munnar)

The natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr ,Rajamala Rajamala is 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.The Niligiri tahr in Rajamala are now to be found in small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Niligiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300.

Visiting Time : 0700 - 1800 hrs.
Visitors are not allowed during the monsoon.
Entry Pass : Rs. 10 for adults, Rs. 5 for children below 12 years, Rs. 50 for foreigners.( liable to change)
Permitting Authority : Wild Life DFO, Munnar.

Eravikulam National Park (15 km from Munnar)

The 97 sq. km. park is situated in the Devikulam Eravikulam National ParkTaluk and is home to the Nilgiri Tahr. The Anamudi peak (2695 Mts) is located in the Southern region of the park.

Originally established to protect the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiri Ibex), the Eravikulam National Park is situated in the Devikulam Taluk of the Idukki District. It was declared as a sanctuary in 1975. Considering the ecological, faunal, floral, geo-morphological and zoological significance, it was declared as a National park in 1978. It covers an area of 97 sq kms of rolling grasslands and high level sholas (evergreen forests). The park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world.


Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 06: MUNNAR to COCHIN Drive & Details

After breakfast, transfer to Cochin. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.Go for sightseeing of Cochin, which includes the St.Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and Chinese fishing net.

 

Cochin Site Seeing Tour

Jew Town

Aromatic Jew Town is the center of spice trade in Kochi and the air is filled with the heady waft of masala. Spend some time wandering through the streets and lanes, and exploring the antique stores. It's a fabulous neighborhood for photography. These days, you won't find many Jews left there though. They've been replaced by an influx of Kashmiri shopkeepers who hawk their wares to tourists. However, the Pardesi (Foreigner -- White Jew) Synagogue remains in use and is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth. Its interior is resplendent with chandeliers, gold pulpit and imported floor tiles.


Mattancherry


Mattancherry is another old neighborhood full of colonial buildings. You'll find it fascinating if you're into history. The main attraction there is the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555, then renovated by the Dutch in 1663. It lacks the grandeur that you'd expect of a palace. Yet, there's a small museum and some rare art inside, including paintings of previous kings and some beautiful murals from the Hindu epics.


St Francis Church


This landmark church in Fort Kochi is believed to be the oldest European-built church in India. However, it's most famous for the fact that it was once the burial site of explorer Vasco de Gama, who died in Kochi in 1524 (his remains were later taken back to Portugal). The church was originally built by the Portuguese in 1503, and was subsequently claimed by the Dutch and British, before passing into Indian hands.

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Princess Street

The happening Princess Street is the place to go for people watching, cafes, restaurants, bookstores, tea shops, art galleries, and souvenirs. It's one of the oldest streets in Fort Kochi and has become the main tourist strip. You'll also find grocery stores there, so you can to restock on any essential items. It's a great destination for an evening walk.


Kerala Folklore Theater and Museum


If you want to learn about Kerala's culture, then it's worth making the journey to this privately owned museum, located on the outskirts of Ernakulam. Opened in 2009, the Museum's three floors are packed full of artifacts that showcase the state's heritage. Its architecture is magnificent, as too is its entrance made from the remnants of a temple and wooden carvings. Kerala art and dance forms are a focus, with stage performances taking place at 6.30 p.m. daily. More »


Kathakali Performance

Kathakali is a very unusual and ancient form of dance-drama that's traditional to Kerala. The look, with its red bloodshot eyes, borders on grotesque. The movements of the dance are subtle, yet they tell a meaningful mythological story. Performers are required to undergo intense training, including hours of eye exercises, when learning the art of Kathakali. Try the Cochin Cultural Center , Kerala Kathakali Center, or Greenix Village to see a performance.

 

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

                     

 

Day 07: Return from COCHIN

After breakfast, you will be dropped at the Cochin airport / Railway station for your return journey.

 

Best of Kerala Tour Package in 2016 -Inclusions

  • All transfers in Air-Cnditioned Luxury Vehicles.
  • One night stay in Kumarkom with Ayurvedic massage + Breakfast
  • One night stay in Alleppey Boat ride with full meals.
  • One night Stay in Periyar + Boating in Lake + Breakfast
  • Two Night stay in Munnar with site seeing + breakfast.
  • Munnar Excursions to Mattupetty dam, tea plantations, Eravikulam National Park
  • Overnight backwater cruise in air-conditioned houseboat, including all meals.

-          Overnight backwater cruise in air-conditioned houseboat, including all meals.
-          Transportation as per itinerary, in air-conditioned vehicle.
-          All taxes except GST 3.09%
 
Exclusions:
-          GST 3.09%
-          Airfares, airport or any related taxes.
-          Any meals other than as specified in the ‘inclusions’.
-          Expenses of personal nature.
-          Any other items not mentioned in the above ‘inclusions’ clause

 

Kerala Best Tour Package in 2016 - PER PERSON TOUR COST (in Rs.)


Validity                                     Details                      Standard                 Deluxe             Premium
01 Jul '15 to 30 Sep '15       TWIN SHARING          17500                  21400                 27900
                                        TRIPLE SHARING         13500                  16700                 22800

 


01 Oct '15 to 31 Mar '16     TWIN SHARING            19600                 25200                 34800
                                       TRIPLE SHARING           15000                 20000                 27900

 



Best of Kerala Tour Package in 2016 - Package Inclusions

  • All transfers in Air-Cnditioned Luxury Vehicles.
  • One night stay in Kumarkom with Ayurvedic massage + Breakfast
  • One night stay in Alleppey Boat ride with full meals.
  • One night Stay in Periyar + Boating in Lake + Breakfast
  • Two Night stay in Munnar with site seeing + breakfast.
  • Munnar Excursions to Mattupetty dam, tea plantations, Eravikulam National Park
  • Overnight backwater cruise in air-conditioned houseboat, including all meals.

-          Overnight backwater cruise in air-conditioned houseboat, including all meals.
-          Transportation as per itinerary, in air-conditioned vehicle.
-          All taxes except GST 3.09%
 
Exclusions:
-          GST 3.09%
-          Airfares, airport or any related taxes.
-          Any meals other than as specified in the ‘inclusions’.
-          Expenses of personal nature.
-          Any other items not mentioned in the above ‘inclusions’ clause

 

Best of Kerala Tour Package - Itinarary :-

 

Day 01: COCHIN - KUMARAKOM 


Arrival at Cochin airport/ railway station, meet and transfer to Kumarakom. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.Rest of the day at leisure to relax. (Optional) Go for an ayurvedic message at the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 02: KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY


After breakfast, board a houseboat for a memorable cruise through the serene backwaters of Kerala.Lunch and dinner will be prepared and served onboard.
Overnight onboard the houseboat.

 

Day 03: ALLEPPEY - PERIYAR


After breakfast, disembark houseboat and drive towards Periyar, known for its Wildlife reserve. Check-in at hotel, upon arrival.Evening, go for boating through the Periyar Lake.

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 04: PERIYAR - MUNNAR

 
After breakfast, drive towards the famous hillstation of Kerala -  Munnar. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.Rest of the day at leisure to relax. 
Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 05: MUNNAR 


After breakfast, go for sightseeing of Munnar including the Mattupetty dam, tea plantations, Eravikulam National Park, etc.
Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 06: MUNNAR - COCHIN


After breakfast, transfer to Cochin. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.Go for sightseeing of Cochin, which includes the St.Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and Chinese fishing net.
Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 07: COCHIN
 

After breakfast, you will be dropped at the Cochin airport / Railway station for your return journey.

 

 




Best of Kerala Tour Package in 2016 - Package Inclusions

  • All transfers in Air-Cnditioned Luxury Vehicles.
  • One night stay in Kumarkom with Ayurvedic massage + Breakfast
  • One night stay in Alleppey Boat ride with full meals.
  • One night Stay in Periyar + Boating in Lake + Breakfast
  • Two Night stay in Munnar with site seeing + breakfast.
  • Munnar Excursions to Mattupetty dam, tea plantations, Eravikulam National Park
  • Overnight backwater cruise in air-conditioned houseboat, including all meals.

-          Overnight backwater cruise in air-conditioned houseboat, including all meals.
-          Transportation as per itinerary, in air-conditioned vehicle.
-          All taxes except GST 3.09%
 
Exclusions:
-          GST 3.09%
-          Airfares, airport or any related taxes.
-          Any meals other than as specified in the ‘inclusions’.
-          Expenses of personal nature.
-          Any other items not mentioned in the above ‘inclusions’ clause

 

Best of Kerala Tour Package - Itinarary :-

 

Day 01: COCHIN - KUMARAKOM 


Arrival at Cochin airport/ railway station, meet and transfer to Kumarakom. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.Rest of the day at leisure to relax. (Optional) Go for an ayurvedic message at the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 02: KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY


After breakfast, board a houseboat for a memorable cruise through the serene backwaters of Kerala.Lunch and dinner will be prepared and served onboard.
Overnight onboard the houseboat.

 

Day 03: ALLEPPEY - PERIYAR


After breakfast, disembark houseboat and drive towards Periyar, known for its Wildlife reserve. Check-in at hotel, upon arrival.Evening, go for boating through the Periyar Lake.

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 04: PERIYAR - MUNNAR

 
After breakfast, drive towards the famous hillstation of Kerala -  Munnar. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.Rest of the day at leisure to relax. 
Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 05: MUNNAR 


After breakfast, go for sightseeing of Munnar including the Mattupetty dam, tea plantations, Eravikulam National Park, etc.
Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 06: MUNNAR - COCHIN


After breakfast, transfer to Cochin. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.Go for sightseeing of Cochin, which includes the St.Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and Chinese fishing net.
Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 07: COCHIN
 

After breakfast, you will be dropped at the Cochin airport / Railway station for your return journey.

 

 

Best of Kerala Tour Package 2016 - Package Itinarary :-

 

Day 01: Cochin TO Kumarkom Scenic Drive - Approx 2 hour (90km)

Arrival at Cochin airport/ railway station, meet Holidaytravel Represeand transfer to Kumarakom. Proceed on scenic drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam, about 90 kilometers (approx. 2-hour drive) from Cochin. At Kumarakom, check-in at a backwater resort on the shores of Vembanad Lake. You have reached Kumarakom, which is a cluster of sleepy islands ideal for boating, fishing, bird-watching and nature walks

Check in at Resort upon arrival. Rest of the day at leisure to relax.

(Optional) Go for an ayurvedic message at the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

Note :- If you want, we make make the Kerala tour package exotic from the word Go and arrange a Ferry from Cochin to Kumarkom for you instead of Drive.

 

                      Kumarkom Scenic Drive.jpg

 

Day 02: KUMARAKOM to ALLEPPEY By House Boat Tour Details

After breakfast, board a houseboat for a memorable cruise through the serene backwaters of Kerala.

Duration of Boat Ride             :     21 Hours
Check in Time in House Boat    :     12.00 PM
Check out                             :      9.00 AM
Places Covering          :     Pampa River, R-Block, Chithira, Vembanad Lake.

Optionals

1. 2 Hours Small Canoe ride on the way in a village
2. General body message (45 minutes) on the way in an Ayurveda centre


Enjoy SNAKE BOAT RACES from Alleppey HouseBoat

The snake boat races are mainly conducting at aleppey. The boat races of kerala are exciting events that bring to life the tranquil backwaters 16 – 20 snake boats manned by 125 oarsmen and a team of singers participates in each event. Snake boat races are usually held during the festival of onam.

                  snack race.jpg    

 

Enjoy TRADITIONAL FISHING OPERATIONS from Alleppey HouseBoat:

COIR MAKING: Coir making is a primary occupation of the backwater folk. Entire villages engaged in coir manufacture can be seen along the waterside. It is very interesting to watch the coir making by the village ladies with the help of weaving wheels.

PADDY FIELDS: You can see rice fields in Kuttanad region between Thottappally and Alleppey,

 

Watch BACKWATER BIRDS from Alleppey House Boat:

The main attractions are local birds like the waterfowl, Cormorant cuckoo, egret, heron and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian cranes.White necked stork, etc can see During October-May, Lesser Pied King fisher is another common bird in the lake.

Great Indian Hornbill is seen in evergreen areas. The largest population in western Ghat is at Kumarakom, The Woodpecker is the resident of the deciduous forest. Brahminy Kite is seen singly or in pairs. The sights of especially the flocks of parrots hovering in the paddy fields especially those fields with rice stalks in the bloom. You can also watch the black birds in group as a blanket sweeping across the sky in and around Kuttanand and Vembanad Lake

 

See the Magic of CHINESE FISHING NETS from your House Boat:

You can see Chinese fishing nets in Ashtamudi Lake and Kayamkulam Lake Between Kollam and Thrikkunnappuzha. Constructed out of Teak wood and Bamboo poles, they work on the principle of balance. Normally using nighttime for fishing.

In the Indian State of Kerala, there are unusual form of fishing — shore operated lift nets.Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end. Each installation is operated by a team of up to six fishermen.

The system is sufficiently balanced that the weight of a man walking along the main beam is sufficient to cause the net to descend into the sea. The net is left for a short time, possibly just a few minutes, before it is raised by pulling on ropes. The catch is usually modest: a few fish and crustaceans — these may be sold to passers by within minutes.


                  Magic of CHINESE FISHING NETS from your House Boat.jpg    


The system of counterweights is most ingenious. Rocks, each 30 cm or so in diameter are suspended from ropes of different lengths. As the net is raised, some of the rocks one-by-one come to rest on a platform thereby keeping everything in balance.

Each installation has a limited operating depth. Consequently, an individual net cannot be continually operated in tidal waters. Different installations will be operated depending on the state of the tide.

It is received wisdom that the nets are Chinese in origin. This is not as improbable as the 5,000 km distance from China might suggest — Kochi is a very important centre for the spice trade attracting traders from far and wide. Some suppose that the nets were introduced by the Chinese explorer Zheng He.

The Chinese fishing nets have become a very popular tourist attraction, their size and elegant construction is very photogenic and the slow rhythm of their operation is quite hypnotic.

In addition, Buy your priced Fish and these can be taken only a short distance to a street shop to cook it.

Lunch and dinner will be prepared and served onboard.

Overnight on board the houseboat.

 

Day 03: ALLEPPEY to PERIYAR Scenic Drive & Details - 96 Kms

After breakfast, disembark houseboat and drive towards Periyar, known for its Wildlife reserve. Drive from Alleppey to Periyar is a mountainous road, The road is good and don’t have any toll road or entry fee.It is a romantic drive with Lush and green landscape, you will definitly enjoy the drive as both sides there are awesome landscapes and lush green valleys.

Periyar Jungle Safari Tour- Full Day

The safari for periyar is covered in the package and folowing are included

1. Jeep safari
2. Trekking inside periyar tiger reserve
3. Peddle boating
4. Breakfast and Lunch
5. Packaged drinking water.

Enjoy boat ride for elephant tracking and bird watching. One can also indulge in wildlife photography over here. The visit to the Periyar National Park lasts for about three hours. Return back to the resort for having breakfast & lunch. You can also opt for taking up a forest trail and explore the Periyar park surroundings or bird-watch. Afternoon boat ride for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at the resort in Periyar.  

Program stats at 10:00 am from periyar, first 15km drive is through main road and Tea plantation, next 25km drive is throgh the forest, One guide will take them for a trek inside the forest, after trekking clients will get veg;- lunch, then there is a lake peddle boating, after boating get back in the Jeep and drive back to Periyar and drop in the Hotel.

Get up close and personal with elephants and to explore Periyar Wildlife Reserve.

Check-in at hotel, upon arrival. Evening, go for boating through the Periyar Lake.

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

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Day 04: PERIYAR to MUNNAR Scenic Drive & Details

After breakfast, drive towards the famous hillstation of Kerala -  Munnar.

It will take around 2 hours 12 minutes to reach Munnar from Thekkady via State Highway 41. The High way has plenty of small food joints and restaurants, as well as Petrol Pumps.


Transport options from Thekkady(Periyar) to Munnar  

Thekkady(Periyar) to Munnar By Car:

Cab is the best way to reach Munnar, the distance is approx 83 kms and it will take over 2 hours to cover the distance. Cab is the best suitable option for families travelling with kids and groups. You can enjoye the great sight seeing as well as the South Indian food, coffee enroute in the dhabas and restaurants. We provie you with the english speaking Guide who acts also as a tour guide for you. The Drive offers you amazing views of the mountains and clouds, All along the way, you enjoy the tea plantations in misty mountains

Check in at the hotel upon arrival.Rest of the day at leisure to relax. 

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

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Day 05: MUNNAR Local Site Seeing

After breakfast, go for sightseeing of Munnar including the Mattupetty dam, tea plantations, Eravikulam National Park, etc.


Mattupetty Site Seeing (13 km from Munnar)


Situated at a height of 1700 Mts ,Mattupetty Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, the Indo-swiss live stock project. Over 100 varietes of high yielding cattle are reared here.Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm

Visit Time : 0900 - 1100 hrs and 1400 - 1530 hrs.
Rate : Rs. 5/- per head. ( liable to change)

The Mattupetty lake and dam , just a short distance from the farm, is a very beautiful picnic spot. The sprawling Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala lake are other attractions in the vicinity. DTPC Idukki provides boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam. Speed Launch and slow speed motor boats are available on hire.

 

Pothamedu (6 km from Munnar)

Pothamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.

 

Devikulam (7 km from Munnar) Devikulam

This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing.

 

Pallivasal (8 km from Munnar)

This is the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immence scenic beauty.

Attukal (9 km from Munnar)

A panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills, Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long treks.

Nyayamakad (10 km from Munnar)

Located between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters. The enchanting surroundings makes an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.

Chithirapuram (10 km from Munnar)

With its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram still exudes an old world charm. Home of the Pallivasal Hydel Power Project, this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantations.

Lock Heart Gap (13 km from Munnar)

This is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.

Rajamala (15 km from Munnar)

The natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr ,Rajamala Rajamala is 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.The Niligiri tahr in Rajamala are now to be found in small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Niligiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300.

Visiting Time : 0700 - 1800 hrs.
Visitors are not allowed during the monsoon.
Entry Pass : Rs. 10 for adults, Rs. 5 for children below 12 years, Rs. 50 for foreigners.( liable to change)
Permitting Authority : Wild Life DFO, Munnar.

Eravikulam National Park (15 km from Munnar)

The 97 sq. km. park is situated in the Devikulam Eravikulam National ParkTaluk and is home to the Nilgiri Tahr. The Anamudi peak (2695 Mts) is located in the Southern region of the park.

Originally established to protect the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiri Ibex), the Eravikulam National Park is situated in the Devikulam Taluk of the Idukki District. It was declared as a sanctuary in 1975. Considering the ecological, faunal, floral, geo-morphological and zoological significance, it was declared as a National park in 1978. It covers an area of 97 sq kms of rolling grasslands and high level sholas (evergreen forests). The park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world.


Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

 

Day 06: MUNNAR to COCHIN Drive & Details

After breakfast, transfer to Cochin. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.Go for sightseeing of Cochin, which includes the St.Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and Chinese fishing net.

 

Cochin Site Seeing Tour

Jew Town

Aromatic Jew Town is the center of spice trade in Kochi and the air is filled with the heady waft of masala. Spend some time wandering through the streets and lanes, and exploring the antique stores. It's a fabulous neighborhood for photography. These days, you won't find many Jews left there though. They've been replaced by an influx of Kashmiri shopkeepers who hawk their wares to tourists. However, the Pardesi (Foreigner -- White Jew) Synagogue remains in use and is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth. Its interior is resplendent with chandeliers, gold pulpit and imported floor tiles.


Mattancherry


Mattancherry is another old neighborhood full of colonial buildings. You'll find it fascinating if you're into history. The main attraction there is the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555, then renovated by the Dutch in 1663. It lacks the grandeur that you'd expect of a palace. Yet, there's a small museum and some rare art inside, including paintings of previous kings and some beautiful murals from the Hindu epics.


St Francis Church


This landmark church in Fort Kochi is believed to be the oldest European-built church in India. However, it's most famous for the fact that it was once the burial site of explorer Vasco de Gama, who died in Kochi in 1524 (his remains were later taken back to Portugal). The church was originally built by the Portuguese in 1503, and was subsequently claimed by the Dutch and British, before passing into Indian hands.

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Princess Street

The happening Princess Street is the place to go for people watching, cafes, restaurants, bookstores, tea shops, art galleries, and souvenirs. It's one of the oldest streets in Fort Kochi and has become the main tourist strip. You'll also find grocery stores there, so you can to restock on any essential items. It's a great destination for an evening walk.


Kerala Folklore Theater and Museum


If you want to learn about Kerala's culture, then it's worth making the journey to this privately owned museum, located on the outskirts of Ernakulam. Opened in 2009, the Museum's three floors are packed full of artifacts that showcase the state's heritage. Its architecture is magnificent, as too is its entrance made from the remnants of a temple and wooden carvings. Kerala art and dance forms are a focus, with stage performances taking place at 6.30 p.m. daily. More »


Kathakali Performance

Kathakali is a very unusual and ancient form of dance-drama that's traditional to Kerala. The look, with its red bloodshot eyes, borders on grotesque. The movements of the dance are subtle, yet they tell a meaningful mythological story. Performers are required to undergo intense training, including hours of eye exercises, when learning the art of Kathakali. Try the Cochin Cultural Center , Kerala Kathakali Center, or Greenix Village to see a performance.

 

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.

                     

 

Day 07: Return from COCHIN

After breakfast, you will be dropped at the Cochin airport / Railway station for your return journey.

Kerala Best Tour Package 2016-PER PERSON TOUR COST (in Rs.)

Rates-Dates-Hotels

 

 

Package Overview/Rates ( 4 Pax - 4 Adults)

 

  • Travel date :- March-Sep (flexible)
  • No. of person :- 04 pax 
  • Room Required 02 DBl Room 
  • Package Duration :- 05N/06D
  • Meal Plan :- CPAI ( Only Breakfast ) ( Excepted Houseboat )
  • Land Package cost Rs. 11500/- per person together 04 pax

 

Destination Hotels Meal Plan

 

  • Cochin -- Emerald(Dlx) --CPAI
  • Munnar -- Birds Valley(Valley View)-- CPAI
  • Munnar -- Birds Valley(Valley View)-- CPAI
  • Thekkady -- Jungle Park(Dlx)-- CPAI
  • Alleppey -- Ac Dlx Houseboat-- APAI
  • Departure at Cochin
  • Vehicle - Ac Tavera


Validity                                     Details             Standard              Deluxe             Premium
01 Jul '15 to 30 Sep '15           TWIN SHARING           15500                  21400                 27900
                                             4 PAX                          11500                  15700                 19800

 


01 Oct '15 to 31 Mar '16      TWIN SHARING            19600                   25200                 34800
                                         
 4 PAX                          11500                  15700                 19800

 

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