Arrive Mumbai ,meet assist at the airport and transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Mumbai.
Morning, one hour boat ride across Mumbai Harbour brings
you to the lush green Elephanta Island. Here, visit some
of the huge and intricately carved Elephanta Caves that
date back to the 8th century. For rows of massive columns
cut into solid rock from three magnificent avenues, lead
to the outstanding three-headed sculpture representing
Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the
Destroyer. Dedicated to Shiva, the beauty and power of
these phenomenal sculptures depicting the various manifestations
of Shiva is overpowering Afternoon, City tour of Mumbai - the great port city with its
Victorian Gothic buildings from the British Raj Era mingling
with the modern. The tour includes Gateway of India
overlooking the Harbour, the Towers of Silence,
Marine Drive, the Colaba Causeway
- the commercial heart of Mumbai and the Dhobi Ghat, the
unique and colourful outdoor 'laundry'. Also visit Mani
Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works
of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market. Night
stay in Mumbai.
03/ Mumbai Cochin Periyar
Morning transfer to the airport to board the flight to
Leave: Mumbai at: 0900 hrs by: 9W 401
Arrive: Cochin at: 1045 hrs
On arrival, meet assist & transfer to the hotel for
Thereafter drive to Periyar (180 kms/ 4 hrs)
at Periyar ,transfer to 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. Night stay in Periyar.
04/ Periyar Varkala
After breakfast early morning boatcruise on the Lake of
the famous Periyar wildlife sanctuary to see wild life.
Periyar an artificial lake or reservoir created by a
dam on Periyar River is the heart of the Wildlife Sanctuary
wild elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers
come to shores of the lake for a drink. Return to hotel
for breakfast.Thereafter drive through the winding "Ghats"
lined with prosperous tea plantations & then arrive
the fascinating seaside resort of Varkala.
a small seaside town in Kerala, has been a Hindu pilgrimage
site since the 12th Century. To this day, the eight-hundred
year old Janardhana Temple remains a popular pilgrimage
spot. Varkala is also blessed with an unspoilt, golden
beach, lapped by the waters of the Indian Ocean.
Portugese church of Anjengo dated to the time of occupation,
which maybe the Elanchoros of the geography of Ptomempee
(2nd century A.D.). Also visit the English Fort constructed
in 1695 A.D. by the English 'East India Company', which
play an important role in the war of Mysore in 18th century.
Night stay in Periyar.
05/ Varkala - Poovar
Late morning drive to the island resort of Poovar. (140
kms/ 4 hrs)
Poovar Island is an unspoilt resort enveloped by the most
serene backwaters, and opening out to the sea and a dream
golden sand beach. Poovar is truly a window into paradise.
The tranquility is punctuated by the sound of waves and
the birds. The acreage is abundant in well preserved local
flora, with hundreds of spices, exotic flowers, complete
with banana and coconut groves. Night stay in Poovar.
Day is free to relax and to walk around. Poovar Island
Resort is the only resort in the area with backwater on
one side and beach on the another. Poovar is approachable
by the mainland by a short boatride from the town of Poovar.
07/ Poovar - Munnar
After breakfast drive to the beautiful hill station of
Munnar (110 kms/ 4 hrs)
Munnar was the worlds highest tea-growing estates.
Beyond these estates are rich tropical forests that houses
an assortment of wildlife such as Nilgiri Langur, Sambhar,
Gaur, Elephant and Lion-tailed Macaques.
On arrival, transfer to hotel. Night stay in Munnar.
Day is free to relax and to walk around. Munnar is situated
near the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak in the Western
Ghats.Night stay in Munnar.
09/ Munnar - Kumarakom
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom (120 kms/ 4 hrs)
Morning drive through the winding "Ghats" lined
with prosperous tea plantations & then arrive the
fascinating countryside of low-lying palms and paddy fields
to Kumarakom enroute visit the tea estates.
a beautiful backwater village on the shores of the enchanting
Vembanad Lake, criss crossed with meandering waterways
and ancient cottages.
On arrival, transfer to hotel. Night stay in Kumarakom.
10/ Kumarakom - Houseboat
Morning at leisure.
Afternoon board the traditional rice boats - Ketuvallam
and begin your journey through the picturesque backwaters
and small lakes relaxing in the tranquillity of Kerala's
beautiful scenery. Experience the way of life and activity
of the local people, the one bedroom house with a lounge
is exclusively for you, meals will be served with freshly
bought produce from the local markets and cooked on board.
Night stay in Kumarakom.
11/ Houseboat - Marari
Breakfast on board. Sail to Alleppey & disembark at
Puthenagady Jetty. On arrival proceed directly to Mararikulam
(30 kms/ 30 mins)
Mararikulam- is one of the picturesque fishing villages that dot the
lovely coast line of Kerala. This private, shallow beach
is fringed with unending lines of coconut palms. Upon
arrival, check-in at hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure for own activities and enjoy
the facilities of the Resort. Night stay at hotel.
Full day at leisure for own activities and enjoy the facilities
of the Resort. Night stay at hotel.
13/ Marari Cochin
Early morning, drive to Cochin (60 kms / 11/2 hrs)
& transfer to hotel. Late morning tour of Cochin or
"Kochi" the palm green, commercial captial
of Kerala 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 Bolghatty Palace & the famous Chinese
Evening witness the Kathakali dance performance + make
up demonstration - Kathkali is a unique dance which has
a 2000 year old history with more than 100 different mudras
or gesture depicting deities, demons, heroes, heroines
and kings - each based on episodes from the Mahabharata
and Ramayana, the two epic Indian myths. Night stay in
14/ Cochin - Mumbai
Morning transfer to the airport to connect flight to Cochin
Leave: Cochin at: 1120 hrs by: 9W 402
Arrive: Mumbai at: 1305 hrs
Upon arrival, our representative would meet you. Transfer
to hotel for wash and change.
Transfer to airport to board the onward flight.