Destination Covered: Cochin – Thekkady – Alleppey – Kovalam
07 Days Kerala Short Trip takes you to one of the most beautiful and different areas of India- coffee, cardamom, pepper, rubber and cashew nuts are grown on the mountain slopes that lead to the Deccan plateau. You will enjoy ride on houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy Local Dance in cochin called Kathak kali Cochin, visit Spice plantation in Periyar, relax or take massage on the beach of Kovalam
Highlights of Tour
Enjoy the backwater cruise in Alleppey
spice plantation followed by an Elephant ride
enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake
Kathakali Dance Show
Kalaripayattu – Local martial arts
Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Net
the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace
Day 1: Arrival at Cochin
Upon arrival in Kochi and to be pickup by our driver / representative from Airport and transfer to Hotel and check-in
Day 2: Cochin
Enjoy a full day tour of Kochi today including visits to the Dutch Palace, the Jewish synagogue, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. While driving along the coastline at the harbour’s mouth, one can also view the unique and still-in-use ‘Chinese fishing nets’ which were introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th Century. Later you spend some time in Fort Cochin area where can walk around the historical Dutch and Portuguese building.
This evening enjoy a Kathakali dance show, with characters divided into the noble, wicked and grotesque wearing extravagant costumes.
Day 3: Cochin – Thekkady
Depart Kochi this morning and transfer to Thekkady (Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary). The drive will be approx. 4 hours (164km).Later this afternoon you will meet your local naturalist in the hotel lobby and proceed for visit of a spice plantation followed by an Elephant ride. Afterwards, return to the hotel for time at leisure.
Day 4: Thekkady – Alleppey
This morning you will meet your local naturalist in hotel lobby and proceed to enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake inside the park After touring you will be transferred to your hotel for Breakfast.
After breakfast leave your hotel and drive approx. 3 to 4 hours (155km) to Allepey. Upon arrival at the dock, you will board your houseboat and cruise the backwaters of Kerala, Enjoy the authentic Keralan food whilst drifting through the quiet canals, relax and witness the life of the people living around the backwater area of Kerala.
Day 5: Allepey – Kovalam
Disembark from your house boat at Allepey and travel for approx. 4-5 hours (170km) by road to Kovalam.
Day 6: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam
Enjoy a tour around Trivandrum today visiting the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace, Sree Chithra Art Gallery and Napier Museum, with its bronze collection. Also enjoy a walk through a local fruit & vegetable market.
Day 7: Kovalam ( Departure)
Arrangements end upon check out from your hotel this morning, and transfer to Airport
Accommodation on twin/double sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar.
01 Nights’ accommodation on twin/double sharing at AC Houseboats
Meal Plan on Breakfast ) at Hotel except in Alleppey on Full Board
All transfers, tours and excursion as per itinerary using air-conditioned AC Vehicle
Local English Speaking Guide as per itinerary
Kathakali Dance Show
All taxes, tolls, parking fees and service tax.
Any airfare (International or domestic).
Passport and Visa fees for India.
Any Lunch / Dinner is not Include
Any Monument Entrances ( Tickets)
Any meals OR options not mentioned in the itinerary / cost inclusion.
Any item of personal nature and Gratuities.
Additional nights for participants, which is offered at additional cost to individual participants.
All personal expenses such as medical expenses, laundry, drinks, telephone and fax services, and all other services not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary.