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Cultural Vacation in India ( 9 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 491 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 835 US Dollar (USD)

Kumarakom - is a beautiful backwater village on the shores of the enchanting Vembanad Lake, criss crossed with meandering waterways and ancient cottages. A holiday in Coconut Lagoon promises to be different from any other. Every "tarawad" or cottage you stay in is at least a century old, reconstructed piece by piece in accordance with ancient rites of carpentry. Relax at the waterfront, with the occasional native row boat gliding silently by, and the air so calm, you can reach out and touch the sky with your finger tips.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Abroad – Cochin by flight.
Welcome to India. On arrival at Airport you will be received by our representative and assisted to your hotel. Overnight at Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin – Munnar drive.
Morning breakfast city tour. The sightseeing shows you the prominent landmark of Cochin viz. Jewish Synagogue constructed in 1568. This is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. Known for mid 18th century hand painted willow pattered floor tiles from China, ancient scripts on copper plates etc. Visit the “Dutch Palace” with its wonderful murals depicting the entire story of the Ramayana and Mahabharata on its walls. Afternoon drive to Munnar, check into hotel for 2 night stay.

Day 3: Munnar drive.
Breakfast at hotel. This is where you fill your holidays with quiet moments at 1600 meters above sea level. Relaxing within the cool stillness of thirty odd estates fanning out across the expanse of the hills.Your Visit Includes Pothamedu-which offers an excellent view of Tea, coffee and vcardamom plantations; Devikulam-an idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna; Pallivasal-the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala; Mattupetty-the highly specialized dairy farm; Eravikulam National Park. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Munnar – Thekkady drive.
After Breakfast, proceed to Thekkady. On arrival by noon, check in at the hotel. The most renowned destination is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady. Here is the natural habitat of Elephant, tiger, bison, spotted and samba deer, gaur, etc. The sanctuary is open throughout the year. Evening Game viewing by motorized boat at Periyar Lake. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 5: Thekkady – Kumarakom drive.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Kumarkom and check in at hotel, for 1 night stay. The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best. Afternoon visit the bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Vembanad Lake: The beautiful Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom is famous for its exceptional scenic beauty, lush green surroundings and exciting boat cruises. Over night stay in Kumarkom.

Day 6: Kumarakom - Alleppey drive (House Boat).
After breakfast at the Resort, transfer to the Kerala Traditional House Boat.(Kettuvallam) The houseboats of Kerala offer exquisite holidays experiences. Every Kettuvallam (house boat) has a drawing cum dining room; a bath attached bedroom, sit-out, sundeck and kitchenette. The water-web slowly open ups at its secrets to you, lush paddy field, pregnant palms, singing Siberian ducks. This will be your memorable experience. House boat will cruise through the Vembanad Lake and canals to Alleppey. Visit includes Pathiramanal, Champakulam Church, LBlock Kayal etc. Overnight at the House Boat.

Day 7: Alleppey – Kovalam drive.
After your breakfast, disembark from House boat and proceed to Kovalam. Upon arrival check-in to your hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing in Trivandrum, visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, Napier museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery and relax on the beautiful beaches. Overnight at Kovalam.

Day 8: Kovalam.
Day at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Kovalam – Trivandrum and flight to Onward Journey.
Today you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for flight to onward journey.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Total Tour Cost:
- USD: 835 /- Per Person x 02.
- USD: 736 /- Per Person x 04.

Price Includes:
- Assistance on arrival.
- Accommodation at above proposed hotels.
- Daily Breakfast at each place.
- Dinner is included at Hotel Mountain Club Resort, Munnar only.
- All Meals are included during House boat.
- Air conditioned chauffeur driven deluxe Transport for all transfers and sightseeing.
* 02 Pax : A/c TATA Indigo car
* 04 Pax : A/c Toyota Innova car
- Airport transfers.
- Toll Tax, Parking, Interstate Taxes and Fuel Charges.

Price Excludes:
- 3.09% Govt. Services Tax.
- Anything not mentioned in the above cost includes.

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