Laid Back Kerala

Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar & a houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. In nine sunfilled days feast on the brilliant natural wonders, wildlife, beauty & variety of stunning Kerala - God's own country.

 

Our Program


Once you arrive Kochi you'll be met at the airport & transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy at leisure. Overnight – Kochi
Formerly a princely state, Kochi is also fondly known as ‘The Queen of the Arabian Sea’. This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town including the beautiful Parsi Synagogue built in 1568, the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1555 and St Francis Church. A walking tour of Fort Cochin takes you through streets still graced with traces of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial architecture. Afternoon/evening free. Overnight - Kochi.
Kochi - Munnar. A drive east to Munnar - a quaint hill station nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations, that exudes a rare elderly world charm & reminds of the days of the Raj in its elegant splendor. At a height of 1525 meters, Munnar offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. Overnight - Munnar.
Munnar - Periyar. A short drive south to Periyar, South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary and home to bison, antelopes, sambar, wild boar, birds and even the odd tiger! Kumli, close to the sanctuary and where you’ll stay, is a little town dotted with little spice and handicraft shops. There is plenty to do in and around Periyar, so they leave the choice to you. Enjoy an included boat ride on Lake Periyar to spot herds of wild elephants or visit the luxurious nearby tea estates. Overnight - Periyar NP
Munnar - Periyar. A short drive south to Periyar, South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary and home to bison, antelopes, sambar, wild boar, birds and even the odd tiger! Kumli, close to the sanctuary and where you’ll stay, is a little town dotted with little spice and handicraft shops. There is plenty to do in and around Periyar, so they leave the choice to you. Enjoy an included boat ride on Lake Periyar to spot herds of wild elephants or visit the luxurious nearby tea estates. Overnight - Periyar NP
This morning board a basically furnished private rice-boat for a journey through the backwaters in & around Alleppey. Crewed by a poler to push the rice boat through the water, a distance of some twenty kms will be covered, in the coursework of which time the boat will glide past vibrant local villages. As for dining, the onboard cook will prepare meals using fresh local produce. Overnight - Rice Boat.
Alleppey - Kochi. Disembarking at Alleppey, you’ll be driven the short distance back to Kochi. Think about extending your stay in Kochi or elsewhere in Kerala. Alternatively, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Important notes

Inclusion:

  • All sightseeing program as per the itinerary.
  • All transfers, sightseeing & excursions will be by an AC Vehicle.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide for the monuments as per the program.
  • All entrances to the monuments and activities as per the program.
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges and interstate taxes as per the program.
  • Mineral water bottles in the vehicle [02 bottles each day]s
  • Wet tissues places in the vehicle for the entire tour.
  • Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers with meet and Assist.
  • All currently applicable taxes, including, GST of 5% applicable on total invoice amount.

Little gifts from Travel East:

  • Departure Gift.
  • Free WIFI in Vehicles.

Exclusion:

  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, Camera /video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.
  • Any meals, other than those specified above.
  • Any meals other than specified in the quote-supplement mentioned above.
  • Any insurance
  • Any visa fees
  • Any optional activities
  • Any optional activities as mentioned in the program
  • Domestic air-fare.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusion
  • Any additional transfers
  • Early Check-In/Late Check Out
  • Any Tips / Porter charges


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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Historic Kochi - Parsi Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St Francis Church, Fort Cochin, vibrant boats and Chinese Fishing nets on the waterfront
  • The protected Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Lake - elephant and tiger reserve.
  • Coastal Alleppey - the Venice of the East
  • Munnar Hill Station - the summer retreat of the British in the coursework of colonial times.
  • Tropical Kumarakom & the famous Keralan backwaters