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Spices & Elephants Tour

Package Duration
6 Days / 5 Nights
Destination Covered
Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Kochi

  • Day 1 : Arrive Cochin

    Description :

    Arrive Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Afternoon is at your leisure for relaxation at the hotel.

    Cochin, (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. From time immemorial, the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left indelible marks on the history and development of Cochin. Over the years, Cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai/Bombay). Cochin is proud of its world class port and international airport that link it to many major cities worldwide. This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Its proximity to the equator, the sea and the mountains provide a rich experience of a moderate equatorial climate. Cochin is situated in Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala. Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council and featured in National Geographic Traveler's '50 greatest places of a lifetime'.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 2 : Cochin

    • Jewish Synagogue
    • Dutch Palace

    Description :

    Morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Cochin or "Kochi" - the palm green, commercial capital of Kerala which has one of the finest natural Harbour and is known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea". From time immemorial, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British & Portuguese seafarers followed the sea route to Kochi & left their impression on the town. Modern Kochi is thus a splendid mosaic of these myriad influences. Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis & the famous Chinese fishing nets. Rest of the day will be free to explore the charming alleys of Cochin or to relax at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 3 : Cochin - Munnar

    Description :

    Morning drive to the beautiful hill station of Munnar (140 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

    Munnar is a town and hill station in the southwestern state of Kerala, India. Munnar is situated around 1600 m above sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains.

    The name Munnar is believed to mean "three rivers", referring to the location at the confluence of the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. Munnar town is situated on the Kannan Devan Hills village in Devikulam taluk and is the largest panchayat in the Idukki district in Kerala having an area measuring nearly 557 km².[citation needed] The nearest major railway stations are at Ernakulam and Aluva (approximately 140 kilometers (87 mi) by road). The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 105 kilometres (65 mi) away.Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 4 : Munnar - Periyar

    Description :

    After breakfast checkout and drive to Thekkaddy (Periyar), on arrival transfer to the hotel, later visit at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary by boat, one of India's biggest wildlife sanctuaries. Overnight at hotel
    PERIYAR WILDLIFE SANCTURARY, one of India's biggest wildlife sanctuaries covering 777 sq. Km (300 Sq.miles) is a Tiger Reserve. Its centerpiece, the man-made Periyar Lake at the height of 2000 ft. covers 26 sq.km, running through the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala. The lake is an important source of water for the many wild animals. The Best time to visit Periyar is between OCTOBER and MAY. The best chance of watching animals is during the hot months of march, April and May, when water gets low and the grass dries out, animals especially elephants come down to the Periyar lake to bath & frolic in the water with the young ones.

    Day 5 : Periyar - Kumarakom

    • Vembanad Lake

    Description :

    Enjoy a boat cruise to Lake Periyar Wild life sanctuary trying to spot herds of elephants, bison, deer and spectacular bird life. The area is also home to 140 species of orchid that thrive here. Later drive to Kumarakom (140 Kms). Upon arrival check-in at hotel.

    Kumarakom: The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian stork that live there in flocks is a fascination for visitors. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat trip round the islands. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 6 : Kumarakom - Cochin - Onward Journey

    Description :

    Morning drive to Cochin (100 kms). Upon arrival, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • Any personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bills, hard & soft drinks etc.
    • Tips to any staff like drivers, guides, escort, porters hotels, restaurants etc.
    • International or domestic flight tickets and insurance.
    • Video / Camera charges at monuments / Parks
    • Expenses related to any unforeseen incident which is beyond our control or any change in itinerary at last moment etc

  • Package Cost
    Rates In Euro Based on Per Person
    2-3 Persons4-5 Persons6-8 Persons
    490455 425 Budget
    550 510 485 Standard
    On requestOn requestOn requestDeluxe

    Package Cost
    Rates In U.K. Pound Based on Per Person
    2-3 Persons4-5 Persons6-8 Persons
    U.K. PoundU.K. PoundU.K. Pound
    415 385 360 Budget
    465432 410Standard
    515490 455Superior
    DeluxeOn requestOn requestDeluxe

    Package Cost
    Rates In Us $ Based on Per Person
    2-3 Persons4-5 Persons6-8 Persons
    US $US $US $
    630858 545 Budget
    710655 625 Standard
    On requestOn requestOn requestDeluxe

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