Best of Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey
PKG886 Best of Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey 6 Nights Rs. 26,730/- (Per Person)
Valid: Oct 01, 2012 to May 31, 2013
Package Day Description
Day 1: Cochin
On your arrival at the Cochin Airport our representative will receive you and take to the hotel. Spend the afternoon with local sightseeing in and around Cochin - the "Queen of Arabian Sea", this is one of the finest natural harbors in the World and was one of the major centers for commerce and trade with British, Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, etc. Sightseeing attractions in Cochin include Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay is arranged in Cochin.
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar (Tea Garden & Hillstation)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar (140 km - 04 Hours drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Day 3: Munnar
Spend the day with local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. Munnar was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, "Nilgiri Thars", can be spotted. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.
Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady (Wildlife sanctuary & Spice plantation)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (100 km, 3 Hours drive), on arrival check into the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady - one of the world's most fascinating wild life reserves. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.
Day 5: Thekkady - Kumarakom (Backwaters)
After early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom (170 km - 5 hours drive) on arrival check into the hotel. After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. The hamlet clings to tradition and the local population prefers to live adhering to their old ways. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumarakom.
Day 6: Kumarakom - Alleppey (Houseboat)
Early morning around 6.00 AM proceed for bird sanctuary visit. After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey (40 km - 1 Hour drive) - this is a quaint town flanked by the Arabian Sea in the west and has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Alleppey is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand foreign tourists every year and is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Check into the houseboat on arrival (check in time 1.00 pm). Enjoy the day with a backwater cruise on the Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay is on the houseboat.
Day 7: Alleppey
After breakfast check out from the Houseboat at Alleppey (check out time 9.30 AM) and drive to Cochin Airport (70 KM - 2 ½ Hours drive) for onward journey.
Choice of hotels and tour prices
Cost per person on twin sharing basis
Accommodation in a Deluxe Hotel
20 hour boating in a/c houseboat with all meals. (A/c can be used only between 9 pm and 7 am when the houseboat is halting in case of budget and Deluxe package and A/c can be used full time in case of Luxury package)
All transfers and site seeing by a/c car
Round trip transfers
Sight seeing as per the itinerary
Any Air/train fares & Personal expenses like telephone, fax, internet, laundry, Tips and porter charges
Entrances fees, permit fees, boat/ferry ticket, camera ticket at various places of sight seeing
Any other services not specified above
For cancellation made before 15 days of check-in date 25% retention on the package amount
For cancellation made before 7 days of check-in date 50% retention on the package amount
For cancellation made before 3 days of check-in date 75% retention on the package amount
For cancellation made before 24 hours of check-in date 100% retention on the package amount
During Peak time like republic holidays, dasara, diwali, christmas & New year 100% retention on the package amount
Terms and Conditions
Child below 5 years of age is complimentary
For child between 5 - 12 years of age, extra child price is applicable
For child above 12 years of age, extra adult price is applicable
No refunds for absences from a tour or for any missed sightseeing
If the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are fully booked, under such unavoidable circumstances the passengers will be accommodated in similar hotels
The above prices are not valid from 15th Dec 2012 to 11th Jan 2013
Note: In case of group of more than four, please submit your for special price.
Taxes: 1.24% extra
Extra price per adult: Rs. 10,800/-
Extra price per child: Rs. 6,000/-