Kerala - a state in Southern India, is best explained as a tropical paradise. This narrow strip of coastal territory slopping down the Western Ghats is a network of gleaming backwaters fringed with green palms and hills draped with soul-quenching spice and tea-plantation. A place that will do nothing but slow down your stride to a blissful amble. Owing to its natural abundance and weather conditions, Kerala is a delight for tourists from all over the world. World class adventure sporting options, traditional martial art form, ayurvedic spas & treatments, eco-tourism initiatives, wild life, golden sand beaches, high altitude blue mountains and breathtaking view of lush green vegetation in Monsoon makes this state a destination of a lifetime.
The timeless beauty of Kerala is best explored with Max Holidays, the experts of experiential tours in India. This ‘Kerala At Its Best’ tour program includes handpicked destinations such as Cochin – Munnar – Periyar - Kumarakom – Alleppey (Backwater Cruise) – Mararikulam – Cochin Departure are covered in 10 days. Every place you visit in this tour beholds the best for you. A chosen destination by National Geographic Travellers list as one among the 50 must see destinations of a lifetime, Kerala is welcomes all with its gleaming backwaters, beautiful hill stations, plentiful wildlife, and fine unexplored beaches lined with coconut groves, vibrant culture, rich heritage and age-old Ayurvedic therapies. No wonder this place is termed as “God’s own Country.
At Cochin airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Evening go for traditional Kathakali dance show, a unique blend of dance, drama, music, literature and painting. Overnight at hotel
Morning proceed for guided city tour of Cochin – God’s own country. Start the tour visiting Chinese Fishing Net one of the techniques only found in Cochin after China used for fishing. Jewish Synagogue - fine example of Jewish architecture. St. Francis Church built by the Portuguese, famous after the death of Vasco de Gama, who was kept here after his death in Cochin. Following sightseeing, drive to Munnar a beautiful hill station filled with tea and spice plantation, was once the summer retreat of the Britishers. On arrival, check in one of the hill resort.
After breakfast, take an excursion to the Eravikulam National Park which is a home of rare and endangered species of mountain goats, also many species of flora and fauna are found here. The park offers the great views of tea gardens from the mountain. Visit the Mattupetty Dam surrounded by the tea gardens and Mattupetty lake, due to the lake many species of wild animals can be spotted here. One can enjoy the boating here. Evening is free to explore the local markets and old town.
Optional : Munnar is famous for its tea, and one can visit the tea farms and factory to view the process of tea making, you can also buy the fresh made tea for your family and can also learn tea making.
After breakfast drive to Periyar Wildlife sanctuary (Thekkady) known for its Tiger Reserve. On arrival at Thekkady, check into your resort. Enjoy the day in the lap of nature while enjoying the tone of birds and other wildlife.
Today morning leave for boat cruise to view the jungle activities where you can spot elephants, wild boar, sambar, and deer coming on the shore of the Periyar Lake. If you are lucky enough then you can also spot tigers coming to quench his thirst. Periyar Lake is the life line for all the faunas dwelling in the park. The vegetation is mainly of the moist deciduous type which mainly composes of marshy grasslands. The main fun is to watch the herds of elephant bathing in the Periyar Lake. Full day free to take the jungle activities. Night stay at resort.
Highlights : Bamboo rafting can be done in the thick forests Periyar Tiger Reserve. This is one of the thrilling experiences while in Thekkady. You have to keep your eyes and ears open to take in some of the beautiful visuals and attractive sounds. This is like a delight to the photographers.
Morning head to Kumarakom, a freshwater lake and paradise for the backwater resorts nestled among mangrove forests and coconut groves. Due to its location, a large variety of migrated birds are found here. On arrival at Kumarakom, checks into one of the beautiful resort located near the lake. Afternoon we will visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary.
Following a leisurely breakfast, we will drive to Alleppey to embark the deluxe air-conditioned private houseboat. The houseboat makes its way through paddy fields and coconut tree, while boating through canals, you can see the local people engaged in their routine activities.
Sail slowly to Alleppey to disembark from houseboat and then by road drive to Cochin. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Day is at leisure to relax on the beaches of Mararikulam
Today in the meantime you will be transferred to the Cochin Airport to board your flight back to home or onward journey.
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We offer services which are better comparing to other agencies running similar trips. Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and trained for hospitality. The hotels are carefully picked to ensure your comfort and safety.
To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
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