In the morning Alkof Holidays representative will pick you from any convenient location in Delhi and transfer you to the New Delhi Airport, to board the flight for Cochin. Upon arrival at Cochin Airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel.
Relax at the hotel and later proceed for a half day guided tour of Kochi/Cochin. Visit Fort Kochi, Marine Drive, Hill Palace, St.Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Pareekshith Thampuran Museum, Pallipuram Fort, Santa Cruz Basilica, Bolgatty Island, Indo Portuguese Museum. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Munnar “Scenic Hill Station of Kerala”. On the way to Munnar, visit Kodanad Elephant Care Centre, beautiful waterfalls and natural scenic spots. Upon arrival at Munnar, check-in at your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast spend the day with local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, "Nilgiri Thars", can be spotted. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (the location of the Periyar National Park). Upon arrival at Thekkady, check-in at your hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later proceed for a sightseeing of Thekkady. Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. It is one of those wildlife reserves in India that remain open even in monsoon season. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Also visit Kumily - a beautiful town and a popular tourist destination near Thekkady. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom “Town of Backwaters”. Upon arrival at Kumarakom, check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, proceeds for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km, visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Beach & Backwaters, and Bay Island Driftwood Museum etc. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to the Backwaters of Alleppey. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboat. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch. While cruising in these floating villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Evening is free at leisure, you can explore the local market of Alleppey. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to Cochin Airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.
|3 Star Deluxe Accommodation||Destination||Nights|
|Hotel Fort Castle or similar||Kochi||1 Night|
|Bellmount Resorts or similar||Munnar||2 Night(s)|
|Hotel Treetop Thekkady or similar||Thekkady||1 Night|
|Renai Green Fields Resorts or similar||Kumarakom||1 Night|
|Standard House Boat||Alleppey||1 Night|
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 30 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of you tour, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to your future bookings with Alkof Holidays.