Start at Kochi and ends in Mumbai! On this 16 days south India tour, you will explore 7 beautiful destinations across Kerala and Karnataka, i.e. Kochi, Munnar, Pollachi, Nilambur, Wayanad, Coorg and Bekal. Tour includes 15 nights accommodation, an expert guide, all transfers, sightseeing and 15 breakfasts at the hotel.
Day 1 : Fly to Kochi
Fly to Kochi.
Day 2 : Kochi
Arrive in Kochi and transfer to the Eighth Bastion for a 2-night stay. In the afternoon enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance. The performances are based on the three major Hindu epics, acted out with elaborate hand gestures, facial expressions and choreographed movements. (B)
Day 3 : Kochi
Explore Fort Kochi and the Mattancherry Palace. A stroll through the port city will allow you to immediately observe the influence that Portuguese, Dutch and British colonisation has had on the architecture of the buildings. Mattancherry Palace features some of Kerala's finest paintings. (B)
Day 4 : Munnar
Travel into the Cardamom Hills for a 2-night stay at Windermere Estate. (B)
Day 5 : Munnar
Guided walk of the Windermere Estate. A guided walk through the estate allows you to experience the impressive mountains and the extraordinary flora and fauna it has to offer. The walk is 4 km long and the normal duration is around two hours. (B)
Day 6 : Pollachi
Transfer to Coco Lagoon for a 2-night stay. (B)
Day 7 : Pollachi
Excursions in the local area include following the Cotton Trail, visiting the Temple of Consciousness - centre of yoga practice inspired by the Yogic Vethathiri Maharishi, or the rolling scenic hills of Valparai. (B)
Day 8 : Nilambur
Explore the rubber and teak plantations at Nilambur and learn about the importance of both for the region's economic stability. Nilambur is home to the oldest teak plantation in the world. Overnight stay at Maranat Mana - a traditional Brahmin household. (B)
Day 9 : Wayanad
Travel to Kerala's green paradise for 2 nights at Tranquil - A Plantation Hideaway. The property is set amongst 400 acres of picturesque coffee and vanilla plantation and complete with numerous walking. (B)
Day 10 : Wayanad
Day at leisure to enjoy the Hideaway's facilities. (B)
Day 11 : Kodagu (Coorg)
Delve deeper into the Western Ghats with 2 nights at Orange County, Coorg. Kodagu is located in a beautiful hill region most of which is between 3,000 and 4,000 feet high. (B)
Day 12 : Kodagu
Visit Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement, which is the largest Tibetan settlement in south India, and the second largest outside Tibet. Enjoy a coracle ride on River Cauvery or take part in a variety of nature and village walks. (B)
Day 13 : Bekal
Travel to Bekal for 3 nights at the Vivanta by Taj - Bekal. Inspired by the traditional Kettuvallams (house boats) Vivanta by Taj - Bekal enjoys a unique setting on the meandering backwaters of northern Kerala with direct beach access. (B)
Days 14-15 : Bekal
Days at leisure. (B)
Day 16 : Departure
Fly to your next destination via Mumbai (Bombay).
Assistance during arrival and departure
6 Nights accommodation based on double/twin sharing basis
Meals - Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel
Transportation - Entire Trip, Including Airport Transfers, Sightseeing by an AC Car MUV/SUV/Sedan car.
Sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
Local English Speaking Guide
1 Mineral water bottles per person per day
All currently applicable taxes
1-2 persons - Air-conditioned sedan car such as Etios/Dezire or similar
3-4 persons - Air-conditioned MUV car such as Toyota Innova or similar
5-10 persons - Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveler or similar
Visas Fee (if applicable)
Beverages other than drinking water & any costs of a personal nature
Any International or Domestic Flight
Porterage, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines and alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of the itinerary
Any Entrance Fees, Camera Fees
Anything not mentioned in the Itinerary
How to book a trip?
If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival or as per below schedule.
30 days or more before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
29 - 20 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
19 - 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 16 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
If you cancel your holiday:
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges per person applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
Between 30 - 45 days before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
Between 17 - 29 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
Up-to 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday:
We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
Documents to be submitted:
Photo ID proof.
Passport (Only for Foreign Tourists / NRI).
Payment & Collect:
Pay the registration amount / full tour price by Cheque, Demand Draft, Online and collect:
Tour itinerary, travel and hotel details (On Email & Hard Copy)
Receipt of payment (On Email & Hard Copy)
Visa folder for World Tour(s) (Hard Copy)
Note: After the payment is successful, an acknowledgement message is sent to the guest's registered email ID. This message contains the bank details, the amount credited along with the date and place of payment. In case the message is not received, you are requested to contact your dedicated tour manager or call Alkof Holidays corporate office immediately on +91-9717930209
Frquently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Travel is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. Various "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" on your travel to India will be covered into the document. Kindly go through the same and if there are other unanswered questions and clarifications, it would be our pleasure to address the same too.
Many of our travelers join because they are traveling solo. So yes it is absolutely safe to travel solo on this tour. As a solo traveler, you have to pay single supplement charges. Please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.
Our tour cost includes personal assistance during arrival and departure, hotel accommodations with breakfast, all transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car/van/coach depending on a number of persons with as per itinerary, English speaking local guide, all applicable taxes and dedicated manager with 24x7 support. We can also include lunch and dinner, domestic flights, and other services on request at an additional cost.
The check-in and the check-out timings in a majority of the hotels are 1400 hours and the 1200 hours respectively. Early check-in's and late check-out's are subject to availability of the rooms, thus we suggest you to book your room(s) previous night itself if you arriving early then the normal check-in time or if you have a late check-out. Just let us know your arrival and departure timing at the time of booking your tour with us and we will help you in managing your stay for the extra hours.
We provide 3 star comfort hotels in our standard tour packages. However you can always upgrade your accommodations to 4 star hotels or 5 star luxury hotels or charming boutique hotels/heritage palaces or any special hotel of your choice at an additional cost.
Alkof Holidays is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. We ask that you carefully consider whether you are physically and mentally able to complete the itinerary. We will make reasonable adjustments to the operation of our trip to facilitate the requirements of disabled travelers – such as booking ground floor accommodation or having your tour manager communicate important directions in writing as well as verbally. Further please let us know at the time of booking and we’ll arrange your tour accordingly.
One must possess a passport which is valid for minimum 6 months from the date of entry into India. Many countries have been included in the list of countries whose citizens are provided E-Visa facility provided they apply 72 hours in advance. Other nationals need to obtain Indian visa in advance to enter India.
You will be greeted by our representative at the airport on your arrival. He shall be holding a company placard with your name written on it for your identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact phone numbers for your assistance.
We provide dedicated tour managers to all our guest with 24 X 7 personal assistance. Our office is open 24 hours a day which means that you will always have someone to assist you even at any point of time. We shall also give you mobile nos. of our executives who you may call, email or whatsapp in case of any need.
If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival.
Established in 2009, Alkof Holidays is a mid-sized "Travel Agency in India". We understand our customers and always deliver on our promises. We offer exciting travel experiences, meticulously planned itineraries and comfortable tours conducted by professional, experienced, enthusiastic and seasoned tour managers.