On arrival proceed to Kochi city Hotel. Later proceed for Kochi sightseeing including Fort Kochi and Mattancherry, consists of Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays), Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch Palace (closed on Friday afternoon and Saturday), Famous Chinese Fishing nets, St. Francis Church and Many more historic sites. Later free at leisure. Overnight stay in Kochi Hotel.
Visit Abhayaranyam, a place where rehabilitating elephants are taken care of (Subject to Exemption of Current restriction - COVID 19). After Breakfast proceeds to Munnar, a famous Hill station in Kerala. Munnar derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, a large variety of flora and fauna. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards the Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight into the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point, and Flower Garden. Overnight in Munnar.
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Periyar. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of playful wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favorite haunt for frolicking in the water. They can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake to view the wildlife at close quarters. Other inhabitants of Periyar include the leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar, and sloth bear. Later, take a spice plantation tour. The aroma and pleasant ambiance of the spice and tea plantations of Periyar are fascinating. Spices found in Thekkady include pepper, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, vanilla, and curry leaves. Overnight in Thekkady
After breakfast get transferred to Kumarakom - a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats, and canoes. The freshwater of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals, and waterways. Spend the rest of the day at the beautiful resort of Kumarakom. Overnight at Kumarakom.
This morning you experience the Village life of Kumarakom or you can opt to proceed to Jatayu Earth Centre for adventure activities. Aymanam Village Visit Aymanam is a typical Kerala village (08 km away from Kumarakom). Arundhati Roy's Booker prize-winning novel “The God of Small Things” was set at Aymanam. Aymanam village is a gem hidden in the landscape of Kerala. While there are no particular sightseeing places or tourist attractions in the village, the vibe and ambiance of the village make people come back to it again and again. The best things to do here would be taking a stroll through the natural setting, exploring the beauty of the village, and getting to know the locals of the region and their customs and traditions. This village visit includes Interaction with Kathakali Master, Canoe Ride, Temple Visit, Traditional Kerala Lunch (subject to availability), and English Speaking Guide.
Jatayu Earth’s Center, which situates at Chatayamangalam. It has the World’s Largest Bird Sculpture, Swiss-made Cable Car Ride, Rock Adventure Activities, Heli Ride, Zip Line. Later drive towards, Kovalam- located close to the state capital Trivandrum, it is internationally famed for its palm-fringed beaches and rejuvenating centers. This coastal town initially came to notice with the construction of Halcyon Castle by the last Maharani of Travancore - Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. With the arrival of hippies in the 1970s, the place gained recognition as a tourist destination and is today renowned for its 17 km itinerary long coastline, which is formed by three beautiful beaches - Lighthouse, Hawah, and Samudra.
Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam
Today, enjoy a full-day excursion to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. The multicolored sand is a unique feature of the beach here. Visit the Kumari Amman or the Kanyakumari Temple, located on the shore. It is dedicated to a manifestation of Parvati. Swami Vivekananda is said to have sat in deep meditation here. Visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial built-in 1970. Also visit the Gandhi Memorial, built on the spot where the urn containing the Mahatma's ashes was kept for public viewing before immersion. Return to Kovalam for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, enjoy a half-day sightseeing trip to Trivandrum. Visit the Napier Museum, built in the 19th century. This Indo - Saracenic structure boasts of a "natural" air-conditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts… bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot, and ivory carvings. Located near the Museum, the Shree Chitra Kala Art Gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova, and Nicholas Roerich, and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal, and Tanjore schools of Art. Visit the Kuthiramalika Palace, built by the King of Travancore. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for a return flight back home. End of Services
Royal Riviera Hotel & Resort is conveniently located in the popular North Kumarakom area. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Take advantage of the hotel's Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking, elevator, room service, laundry service. Designed for comfort, selected guestrooms offer television LCD/plasma screen, DVD/CD player, balcony/terrace, daily newspaper, air conditioning to ensure a restful night. Take a break from a long day and make use of steamroom, massage, spa, water sports (non-motorized), outdoor pool. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Royal Riviera Hotel & Resort.
With a stay at Sagara Beach Resort in Thiruvananthapuram (Kovalam), you'll be minutes from Lighthouse Beach and Hawah Beach. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Vizhinjam Beach and Vellayani Lake.
Make yourself at home in one of the 97 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces. Rooms have private balconies. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. Additional amenities at this hotel include wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare, and tour/ticket assistance.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and an elevator (lift). A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours), and a train station pick-up service is also provided at no charge.
Hotel Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meals as per hotel plan.
All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle on sharing basis. Note: Air-Conditioner in vehicles may not be operated in Hilly areas.
Road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, interstate taxes.
GST if not mentioned in the rates.
All personal expenses like tips, laundry, telephone calls/fax, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
Anything not mentioned under Package Inclusions.
Entrance fees at all monuments and sightseeing spots.
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
Airfare if not mentioned in the itinerary.
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The customers can prepone /postpone their tour once without any additional charges (if intimated before 15 days of travel date in written). However postponing & preponing second time will attract additional charges.
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8 Days / 7 Nights / Kochi , India