The Best Of Kerala - 10 Days / 9 Nights
Days 1 & 2 Arrive Cochin
On arrival we meet and transfer you to your hotel with the balance of the day at leisure. Tomorrw we have a full day of sightseeing visiting the Dutch Palace, Fort Cochin, 2 of the oldest Christian churches in India and the fish market with its Chinese fishing nets. Tonight attend a Kathakali dance drama. Malabar House (2 nights)
Days 3 & 4 Periyar
Our drive this morning goes through countryside filled with tea, coffee and spice plantations before arriving at the wildlife reserve and taking a tour of a plantation and spice garden. Early the next morning we have a guided (3 hr) walk in the reserve looking for elephants, sambar, gaur, macaques and langur, followed by a wildlife-watching cruise on the Park's dam. Spice Village Hotel (2 nights)
Day 5 Kumarakom
Arriving this morning at our resort in Kumarakom on Vembanad Lake, the rest of the day at leisure with time for optional excursions such as an Ayurvedic full body massage or a walk through the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary (at additional cost). Overnight Kumarakom Lake Resort
Day 6 Houseboat Cruise
Today we board our comfortable houseboat for a leisurely day of exploring canals, lakes and coves in the Backwaters and drifting past villages, lush rice paddies and palm plantations. Overnight on board houseboat.
Days 7, 8 & 9 in Kovalam
We leave the houseboat this morning and drive to the coastal resort town of Kovalam. The balance of the day and the following 2 days are free to enjoy the beach. Hotel Vivanta by Taj (3 nights)
Day 10 Depart from Trivandrum
Today we transfer you to the airport in Trivandrum for an onward flight.
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