Recommended by the National Geographic, amongst the top 10 holiday destinations in the world, Kerala is your one stop destination for adventure, nature, heritage and hospitality. With water on one side and lush greenery on the other, the state of Kerala is the epitome of natural and scenic beauty. With tall tales of the past, untamed wilderness and a rich abundant cultural heritage, Kerala has definitely got something to offer its every visitor.
In this trip we trace the spice route of Kerala which has managed to attracted many kingdoms and civilizations in the past. From attracting sailors like Vasco Da Gama to establishing trade rapport with the Chinese and the Arabs, the spice industry of Kerala has enjoyed a global reputation for thousands of years.
The places we cover are Cochin, one of the most historical and important ports of India, Munnar which is the Queen of Hills in the state of Kerala, Perriyar whose lands are carpeted with spice plantations and whose jungles are filled with wildlife. Kumarakom, where rubber plantations and exotic birds seems to attract people from far and wide and the Boat House in Allepywhich is the signature of your stay and visit in Kerala.
7 Nights / 8 Days
Cochin - Munnar - Perriyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin
Day 1 - Arrive Cochin
On arrival at Cochin Airport you will be greeted by our team who will also assist you to your hotel. After freshening up, we head to the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. The ‘Paradesi’ synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue was built in 1568 and reflects the traditional style of architecture and interiors. After that we head to the Mattancherry Palace which was commissioned by the Portuguese and then set out to see the famous Chinese fishing nets that line the harbour. After a long day we retire for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 - Cochin-Munnar
We start off for Munnar, which is roughly a 3 hour journey by road. This magnificent place was once the summer resort for British Generals from the East India Company. As we approach Munnar, you will be greeted with the pleasant fragrance of freshly grown tea and a splendid visual treat of the heavens meeting the earth. On arrival, we will check into the hotel and you are free to explore the town of Munnar. Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 3 - Munnar- Perriyar
After breakfast we head to Perriyar, the land of wilderness and untamed wildlife. Home to India’s premier wildlife sanctuary, one can easily spot tigers, elephants and exotic birds on these plains. We visit the spice plantations in the afternoon. The entire day is at leisure, with an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4 - Perriyar
We start off early for a boat ride at the Lake Perriyar. Due to fluctuating weather conditions in this region, we shall schedule this boat ride after arriving in Perriyar. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5 - Perriyar-Kumarkom
We head to Kumarakom which is home to the rubber plantations and a beautiful bird sanctuary. We travel for four hours via road off the shores of the scenic Lake Vembanad. On arrival we check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6 - Kumarkom-Alleppey (House Boat)
At Kumarkom, we board the Kuttuvallam or the House boat. Enjoy the lazy streams of water as the travel to our next destination Alleppy. Experience the off shore hospitality as we stay overnight on the splendid house boat.
Day 7 - Alleppy-Cochin
We disembark the house boat and head for Cochin. At the second largest metropolitan of Kerala, awaits a splendid cultural evening filled with art, music and grandeur.We attend a Kathakalli recitation and performance that elaborates the legendary epic of Mahabharatha. Watch this jaw dropping performance as the dancers get the scriptures to life. We retire for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8 - Cochin Departure
We bid you adieu at the airport or Railway station and wish you a safe onward journey.