Coconuts & Beaches Tour
Duration : 06 Nights / 07
Places Covered: Cochin - Periyar National Park - Kumarakom -
This tour package is a tale of new
friendship, and perhaps, the best. No, not Heer -ranjha, Neither Laila
-Majnu nor Devdas -Paro, it is a completely between two objects of Nature,
The coconut grooves and the beaches, oh, it's a whole new dimension added to
the edges of love. Don't believe this? Come to Kerala and know yourself the
first hand. As you roam through Kochi, Periyar, Kumarakom and Marai Beach
you'll understand, though not written yet, it is a story worth a literature
01 : Arrive Cochin
You are greeted on arrival at the Cochin International Airport. Transfer to
hotel. Afternoon proceed for city tour, visiting the historic city of Fort
Cochin -Ancient capital of the Dutch, Portuguese and finally the British. A
walking tour of Fort Cochin would be ideal but if you are not upto it hop on
to an "Auto Rickshaw". Visit will include the old Spice Market at
Mattancherry, the antique shop on Jews Street, the Synagogue, Dutch Palace
and, the Church of St. Francis where the mortal remains of Vasco Da Gama was
buried before it was shifted to Portugal. Return to your hotel for Overnight
Day 02 : Cochin / Periyar
Morning after breakfast, drive to Spice Village at Periyar (185 Kms/5 Hrs
drive), which lies in the shade of Cardamom Hills and is a beautiful area of
tranquil winding roads, tea gardens, rubber estates and spice plantations.
Check-in at the Hotel. Afternoon, visit to the National Park. You could do a
boat safari in lake Periyar and try to catch a wild elephant. Overnight in
Day 03 : Periyar / Kumarakom
After breakfast, visit tea and spice plantations or do a soft trek with
escort in the jungle. Afternoon drive to Kumarakom (135 kms / 3 Hrs drive).
Check into the hotel for overnight say.
Day 04 : Kumarakom
Morning visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary -spread across 14 acres, The
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise is a favorite haunt of
migratory birds like the siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. A
visit to the bird sanctuary, set within the lush acres of wooded land
nearby, acquaints you to the variety of migratory birds that flock in
thousands, some from the Himalayas, some even from as far as Siberia.
Afternoon visit to the marvelous mangrove forests, coconut capopies and
pulsating paddy fields sprinkle with enchanting waterways and canals decked
with white lilies. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05 : Kumarakom / Marari Beach
Drive to Marari Beach -a sleepy fishing village located between the port
city of Cochin and Alleppey. Check into the hotel. Afternoon cruises on the
backwaters nearby, visits to traditional coir-making units etc.
Day 06 : Marari Beach
Full day to explore the beach.
Day 07 : Marari - Cochin
Drive to Cochin (60 Kms / 1½ Hrs) and transfer to airport to connect
flight for onward destination. (Hotel Checkout 12:00 Hrs)