Best of Kerala

Duration:
8 days/7 nights
Transport:
Car/Boat
Location:

Discount:

Special offer

Description

‘Best of Kerala’ with CGH Group of Hotels 07 Nights / 08 Days

1Night at Cochin – 2Night at Thekkady – 2Night at Kumarakom – 2Night at Marari

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

® In Cochin, Kathakali Dance, Mattancherry palace & Jewish Synagogue

® Visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Boat Ride at Lake Periyar, Spice plantation tour & Kalari show

® Introduction to Spices at Spice Village Thekkady: This is an interactive cooking demo with our chef who will demonstrate the art of using spices. The resident naturalist will introduce all the spices which chef has been using for this cooking demo

® Eco activities at Spice Village Thekkady: Recycling of water, solid waste management, solar energy and organic farming.

® Other activity at Spice Village Thekkady: Yoga, running slide show on the flora and fauna, tennis, badminton and basket ball

® Yoga, Eco Talk, Butterfly Garden, Bird-watching and Kerala Martial-art session at Coconut Lagoon Kumarakom

® Sunset Cruise at Vembanad lake, Kumarakom

® Interactive-cooking, Yoga & Meditation sessions at Marari Beach Resort

® Other activities at Marari Beach Resort: Bicycle ride, Village walk and Butterfly Garden visit

® In Marari, relax on the white sand beaches of Mararikulam

® Sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle

® Start and End in Cochin

ITINERARY:

Day 01 Arrival in Cochin

Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive towards hotel to check-in. Cochin is amalgam of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast. Enjoy city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500-year-old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 Cochin – Thekkady (175 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Periyar. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of playful wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favorite haunt for frolicking in the water. They can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake to view the wildlife at close quarters. Other inhabitants of Periyar include the leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar and sloth bear. Later, take a spice plantation tour. The aroma and pleasant ambiance of the spice and tea plantations of Periyar are fascinating. Spices found in Thekkady include pepper, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, vanilla and curry leaves. In evening, watch traditional Kalari show. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 Full day leisure at Thekkady

After breakfast, enjoy full day leisure at Thekkady. Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 04 Thekkady – Kumarakom (125 kms / approx. 3.5 hour)

After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom – a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the rest of the day at beautiful resort of Kumarakom. You may enjoy traditional Ayurveda massages here -Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India and has been practiced continuously for over 5,000 years. In evening, explore the Kerala Backwaters through sunset cruise at Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 05 Full day at leisure at Kumarakom

After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure at Kumarakom. Overnight in Kumarakom.

Day 06 Kumarakom – Mararikulam (30 kms / approx. 1 hour)

After breakfast, drive to Mararikulam. Mararikulam is one of the best beaches in Kerala offering idyllic beach stay experience. Marari is a very relaxing beach retreat stay. Beaches are good for swimming and very private. Arrive and check-in to your hotel. Rest of the day leisure at the hotel. Overnight in Mararikulam.

Day 07 Day at leisure in Mararikulam.

After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure – relax on white sand beaches of Mararikulam.

Day 08 Departure from Cochin (30 kms / approx. 1 hour)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home. End of Services.

HOTELS OFFERED:

City Nights Category A Meal Plan
Cochin 1 Brunton Boatyard Breakfast
Thekkady 2 Spice Village Breakfast
Kumarakom 2 Coconut Lagoon Breakfast
Marari 2 Marari Beach Resort Breakfast

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • 7-night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist AC vehicle
  • Kathakali Show in Cochin
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice plantation tour & Kalari show
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary visit
  • Entry Fee at the Monuments
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours in Cochin
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

PACAKAGE EXCLUSIONS

  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Optional activities are subject to availability. Charges additional.
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

Note:

MONUMENT CLOSED ON

Cochin – Jewish Synagogue will be closed on Friday/Saturday/Jewish Holidays

Cochin – Mattanchery Palace will be closed on Friday

CGH hotels except for Casino hotel does not have television in their rooms

Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs

Package cost will not be valid from 20th December 2019 – 10th January 2020. Also, on public holidays, festivals, exhibitions

and long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking

This package is valid from 01st October’19 till 31st March’20 (Except from 20th December’19 – 10th January’20)

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