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Arundhati Roy, author of the 1997 Booker Prize–winning The God of Small Things, was raised in the nearby village of Aymanam.

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$359 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Private Tour: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Backwater Houseboat Cruise in Kerala

Day 1: KochiUpon arrival to Kerala, our representative will greet you at the Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kochi, or your hotel in Kochi. You will be taken your hotel first for check-in. Kochi is one of few places in India that has managed to preserve the remnants of its colonial past with utmost care. The Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and the Mattancherry Palace are just some of the things you'll see. In the evening, you will get an opportunity to witness the icon of Kerala’s culture – a Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 2: Kochi - Munnar The day starts with breakfast at the hotel. With all its colorful landscape, breathtaking sights and mesmerizing view, Munnar is certainly a great destination to visit in God’s own country. The journey to Munnar is beautiful as the road stretches along the waterfalls. Upon arrival, you will check in to the hotel with your own personal time in the evening.Day 3: MunnarAfter breakfast at your hotel, you will start exploring Munnar by visiting the Eravikulam National Park, which is a famous habitat of the rare mountain goats called the Nilgiri Tahr. You will also visit Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point where you can see the lustrous green carpet of the tea garden. At the end of the day, you will return to the hotel for overnight rest.Day 4: Munnar - ThekaddyAfter breakfast, we will drive to Thekaddy. The most exciting part of this tour is a visit to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The special animals in this region include wild elephants, nilgiri langur monkeys, sambar deer, wild bison, and colorful birds. One of the main attractions is an optional boat ride at your own expense. Overnight stay at hotel or resort.Day 5: Thekaddy - Houseboat in KumarakomAfter breakfast, the day is dedicated to exploring the magical backwater of Kerala. We will take you on board a beautiful houseboat to glide over the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. The night will be spent in the comforts of the houseboat itself and all meals are included during your stay on the houseboat.Day 6: Houseboat in Kumarakom - KochiBreakfast at houseboat in the morning and check out. We will take you back to Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kochi, or your hotel in Kochi.

$61 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kochi to Kumarakom, Alleppy Overnight Private Houseboat Stay

Day:01 Kochi - Kumarakom/Alleppey (L, D)You can choose pick up time between 9:00 AM–1:00 PM as per your comfort and will be picked up at your hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam, Cochin International Airport, Railway Station, or Cochin Port.Proceed to Alleppey/Kumarakom to board your houseboat. Have a welcome drink and after fresh-up have lunch on the houseboat while enjoying scenic beauty of backwater. You can see coconut palms, Chinese nets and the extensive fields creating an unique beauty that attracts visitors around the world. Chirping migratory birds make the amazing calls that get echoed breaks the complete silence around the lagoons. On the West side of Alleppey, you can get a view of the endless Arabian Sea that carries the immense glory of nature. The natural flowing rivers, the small lakes and the lagoons accumulate the crystal clear water that increases the overall beauty of the place. As the place is situated near the sea if you look on the maritime map, you can get a consummate location that is difficult to identify.  In the evening, enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner on the houseboat with your loved one! Stay overnight on the boat.Day 02: Kumarakom - Kochi (B)In the morning, enjoy the beauty of backwater at sunrise while having breakfast on-board. Check out around 09:00 AM and drive back to your hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam, Cochin International Airport, Railway Station, or Cochin Port.

$10 Outdoor Activities


Itinerary • Report at Chembakulam by 7:00 pm, we will start the activity in this part of Kumarakom.  • Meet your guide at Chembakulam and involve in a small briefing session.  • You can interact with local fisherman & learn the art of fishing.  • During the tour, you will get the opportunity to spot a variety of fishes & also understand their life-cycle.  • The 2 hours tour would come to an end by 9:00 pm.  • Please wear comfortable outfits. It is a 2 hours tour & it will start at 7:00 pm   Inclusions • Fishing walk with a local fisherman • All currently applicable taxes Exclusions • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions • Any personal expenses Reporting Point: Meeting point would be Chembakulam.

$20 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Canoe & Shikara Cruise

The check-in point for the canoe cruise is near the Cheepunkal Bridge at Kumarakom. We can either pick you up from your resort or you can drive to the check-in point yourself. Once you reach the spot, you will first be given safety jackets and basic safety instructions. Our guide will then take you to the canoe. With the assistance of our experienced and knowledgeable guide, you will enjoy the canoe ride for about 2 hours. The pleasant views of blooming lilies and colourful birds will be the highlight of your cruise. You will also be able to interact with locals on the shore and get an authentic experience of the village life. During the cruise, you will be served hot black coffee or tea along with some cookies. After the 2-hour cruise, you will be given a bicycle to explore the countryside for about an hour. Kerala-style breakfast is served either before or after the cycle ride, depending on your convenience.

$280 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kerala Tour- package, Backwaters & Wild life

Day 1 - Cochin On arrival meet, assist and transfer to the building. Then a town tour covering somebody house of worship, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing nets.Day 2 - Cochin – WayanadMorning to Wayanad, one in every of the foremost scenic places in Kerala which might still be referred to an as a virgin landscape. Lofty peaks, gurgling waterfalls, and luxuriant forests add magic to your journey up the winding roads to the present hill station. Day 3 - WayanadTo Edakkal caves with packed lunch. Edakkal caves square measure prehistoric caves accessible by a soft trek. once lunch to Soochippara waterfalls- three-bed waterfalls. come to the building by evening.Day 4 - Wayanad -Guruvayoor : Morning proceed to Guruvayoor. Afternoon visits the famed Guruvayoor temple- one in every of the foremost sacred Hindu pilgrim centers in Kerala. long at Guruvayoor.Day 5 - Guruvayoor - MunnarMorning once breakfast proceeds to Munnar. This stunning hill station was once the summer capital of British people Government in the Asian country.Day 6 - MunnarVisit Rajamala- house of the extremely vulnerable mountain goats - the Nilgiri Tahrs. Then to Lakkam waterfalls that is accessible by a brief trek through the forest. long in Munnar.Day 7 - MunnarMorning to prime Station. prime Station offers the position of the neighboring state of the province. Then to Echo purpose and Mattupetty Dam. Speed water travel facilities square measure accessible here. Day 8 - Munnar - Periyar(wildlife sanctuary & Spice plantation). Morning proceeds to Thekkady. By midday at Thekkady. Afternoon at Periyar lake around that the sanctuary is constructed, for water travel. this can be the sole sanctuary Day 9 - Periyar - Kumarakam(Backwaters). Drive to Kumarakom. By midday sign on at the backwater resort in Kumarakom. Afternoon at leisure. long occupy Kumarakam.Day 10 - Kumarakom- AlleppeyMorning once breakfast proceeds to Alleppey. By midday sign on at the houseboat in Alleppey for a twenty-hour house water travel through the legendary backwaters of Kerala. Day 11 - Alleppey- Kovalam(International Beach) Morning once breakfast explores from the barge Day 12 - KovalamMorning once breakfasts proceeds for a town tour of Trivandrum covering John Napier depository Day 13 - Kovalam - TrivandrumMorning once breakfast proceeds to Trivandrum airfield/terminal for onward journey.

$1883 Cultural & Theme Tours


Day 1: Kochi Arrival transferOn arrival at Cochin our representative will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Kochi- with its wealth of historical associations and its beautiful setting on a cluster of islands and narrow peninsulas, the fascinating city of Cochin perfectly reflects the eclecticism of Kerala. Evening Kathakali dance show.Day 2: Kochi to Marari We will commence our cycling for the day. Leaving the busy roads of Fort Cochin, we will hit the beach road that will take us to our destination for the day, a beautiful beach villa. Today's ride will take us along the fishing villages and coconut plantations on one side and the sea on the other.Day 3: Marari to AlleppeyWe head to Alleppey, the route passes through country roads and small villages where we will see coconut husk being processed and made into coir ropes and mats. We can do an afternoon session Kayaking on the backwaters. Day 4: AlleppeyProceed for kayaking sojourn to experience the village life at close quarters. You may also see the traditional toddy tappers at work on coconut palms. Back to the Homestay for lunch. Day 5: Alleppey to KumarakomWe leave the backwater villa and cycle along the paddy fields and coconut groves till we hit the main road from where you will be continuing in the vehicle.Day 6: Kumarakom to PeriyarDrive to Periyar, the heart of God's own country! The very sound of the name conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. Evening enjoy a visit to Spice Plantation.Day 7: Periyar to ChaturangaparaReach the start point near to Nedumkandam. We will start our trek through cardamom and pepper plantations. This would make an excellent opportunity as you can see firsthand to learn about how these spices are grown from the local trackers who will be accompanying you. Day 8: Shantanpara We will start today’s challenging trek through sholas and cardamom forests that abound here. We will walk from Chaturangapara through thick cardamom forests and isolated spice growing villages. En route we will also be walking though great swathes of grasslands.Day 10: SuryanelliThe day's trek is mainly around the Mathikettan Shola National Park, home to a wide variety of flora and fauna including the Malabar Giant Squirrel, gaur, sambar and elephants. We will start our descend through tea plantations until we reach the picturesque Anaerangal lake.Day 11: Suryanelli to CochinCheckout from your hotel and drive to Ernakulam. You can go for sunset cruise in Cochin Harbour. Day 12: Cochin - DepartureDeparture transfer to Cochin airport.

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