Meet our representative upon arrival in Kochi and drive to Munnar en route to visit Athirapally waterfalls.
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, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species, and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years.
Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight Stay at the Hotel.
After breakfast 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.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight Stay in Munnar
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel.
Enjoy a full day 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, and in the evening watch traditional Kalaripayattu show.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Thekkady.
After breakfast, check-out and proceed 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.
Enjoy a sunset cruise in Vembanad Lake. Overnight at the backwater resort.
This morning you can experience the Village life of Kumarakom
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.
Later, proceed towards Kochi, check inn at Hotel, evening enjoy Kathakali Dance performance or stroll at spice market of Kochi, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour covering Mattancherry Palace- gifted to the king of Kochi, by the Portuguese in 1555, about 500-year-old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets & later you will be transferred to Kochi airport for return flight back home.
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.
5 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.
Additional charges for Kumarakom village life
In case client wishes to prepone /postpone his or her travel dates, we request you to kindly reach us 15 days prior to journey date via e-mail only.
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.
Also note that few service providers (Hoteliers, Transporter etc.) may apply postpone/prepone charges even after meeting above requirement. In such cases postpone/prepone charges will deducted from the advance amount deposited.
In all prepone or postpone scenarios, the services and the costing will be subject to availability of Hotel/Transport and season/off season time.
We do not accept any changes in plan within 15 days of travel date. However in rare cases like adverse climatic conditions or strikes, package can be postponed which will be intimated to you beforehand.
The validity to utilize your Advance payment in prepone/postpone scenarios is 1 Year from the date of advance payment.
The advance payment and the invoice Number allotted to you, are transferable i.e. you can pass on your booking to any of your friends/ relatives. (Please Note: In order to transfer your booking you must meet the above terms and conditions first).
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29 - 20 days before date of departure : 50% of total cost
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6 Days / 5 Nights / Munnar , India