Spices & Wild Elephants

A 06 day tour of the South western part of India i.e. Kerala gives the complete insight into The God’s own Country as you experience the culture, hills, wildlife, spice gardens and backwaters. Tour begins with arrival into Cochin, here you will visit the Jewish Synagogue and also witness the classical Kathakali Dance performance. Tour moves onto Munnar – the hill station an visit the tea garden estates. Next destination is Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats – Periyar, famous exotic flora and vibrant wildlife like wild elephants. Relax by the backwaters in Kumarakom before taking your international flight back home form Cochin.

Day 1 : Arrive Cochin

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.

In the evening you will be taken for a show of Kathakali Dances. Kathakali is the most famous dance form of Kerala. Artists with colourful make up (that looks less like make up, but more like mask) perform the dance drama depicting stories from famous Indian Epics like Mahabharata etc.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Cochin

Morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Cochin or "Kochi" – the palm green, commercial capital of Kerala which has one of the finest natural harbours 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

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

Munnar - is the beautiful hill station housing world’s highest tea-growing estates. Beyond these estates are rich tropical forests that house an assortment of wildlife such as Nilgiri Langur, Sambhar, Gaur, Elephant and Lion-tailed Macaques.

Visit the popular tea estates.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Munnar – Periyar

Morning drive to Periyar (110 Kms); upon arrival check-in at the hotel Periyar - Sprawling across 777 sq. Kms of the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats, Thekkady is the home to one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. Alive with exotic flora and vibrant wildlife, it is the perfect getaway tucked away among hills.

Visit to the interesting spice market that offers you an opportunity to explore the world of exotic spices and at the same time see the daily lives of locals from close quarters.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : Periyar – Kumarakom

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.

When nature is all you need to recuperate, Kumarakom is undoubtedly the most invigorating, fascinating paradise in Kerala, God's own country. The slender coconut palms, never ending paddy fields, meandering lagoons and backwaters, mangroves nesting birds of a hundred varieties can peacefully calm and invigorate your mind with renewed inspiration for your vocation and life. That is the pristine beauty of Kumarakom.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : Kumarakom – Cochin – Onward journey

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

Validity: October 01, 2013 till June 30, 2014 – Standard Hotels
Cost based in EURO 2 – 3 Guests 4 – 6 Guest
Land cost Euro 530 per person Euro 420 per person
Supplement for single room Euro 215

 

City Hotel name Category of room No. of nights
Cochin Hotel Abad Atrium Superior room 02
Munnar Fort Munnar Standard room 01
Periyar Hotel Tree Top Standard room 01
Kumarakom Abad Whispring Pam Standard room 01

 

Validity: October 01, 2013 till June 30, 2014 – Superior Hotels
Cost based in EURO 2 – 3 Guests 4 – 6 Guest
Land cost Euro 700 per person Euro 585 per person
Supplement for single room Euro 385

 

City Hotel name Category of room No. of nights
Cochin Hotel Grande Residencia Boutique room 02
Munnar Hotel Windermere Standard room 01
Periyar Hotel Elephant Court Patio room 01
Kumarakom Hotel Coconut Lagoon Heritage Banglow 01
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