Arrive Cochin today. Upon arrival, you will be met on arrival by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Tonight enjoy the Kathakali, a classical dance drama of Kerala. Overnight in Cochin.
This morning visit the Jewish Synagogue built in 1568. Scrolls of the Old Testament and a number of copper plates inscribed in Hebrew script are preserved here. Continue on to St. Francis Church, the oldest church constructed by the Europeans in India.
This afternoon visit the Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1555. The Palace was presented to the Raja of Cochin as a gesture of goodwill. Overnight in Cochin.(B)
Drive to Periyar with one of the world's most fascinating wild life reserves. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978.
Evening enjoy a cooking demonstration. Learn the art of mastering the intricacies of Indian spices and using these, prepare a recipe along with the chef. Overnight in Periyar. (B/-/D)
This morning take a guided walk in the national park. It gives you the chance to see the wildlife life at a very close distance. Usually you could witness sambar deer, mouse beer, wild dog, elephants, bison, several species of birds and butterflies.
Afternoon enjoy a visit to Spice Plantation. See various species of spices and other aromatic plants/herbs. The guide will explain about the usage of different spices in Indian cuisine.
Later afternoon proceed to enjoy Kalaripayattu Martial Arts performance. Overnight in Periyar. (B)
Today drive to the land of backwaters - Alleppey. Take a cruise on the traditional House Boat (Kettu Valam) of Kerala Style which brings you along the narrow, quiet, small villages over 900 km of the labyrinth water world, lined with coconut palms. On the House Boat you will experience the typical food of Kerala, sunbathing on the deck, staying away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. While this trip you can observe the daily activities of the village people, living in the Backwaters area making traditional boats, coconut oil and designing toys with coconut shells. Overnight on a House Boat. (B/L/D)
Drive to Kovalam, one of the most popular beach destinations in Kerala and check into your hotel. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches separated by rocky headlands, of which the southernmost Lighthouse beach is the most famous. The Azure waters and favorable climate make Kovalam a favourite year-round destination for beach lovers. Day at leisure on the beach. Overnight at Kovalam. (B)
Enjoy full day at lesiure. Overnight at Kovalam. (B)
Departure transfer to the Trivandrum Airport for onward Journey. (B)
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- 7-night Twin share accommodation.
- Daily breakfast at all hotelss
- All meals on board of houseboat
- All sightseeing, transfers / tours and excursions by AC Car.
- Sightseeing as per itinerary.
- Entrance fees as per the itinerary.
- Kathakali dance performance in Cochin.
- Spice plantation tour at Periyar.
- Cooking demo with dinner at Periyar.
- Martial Art Show at Periyar.
- One bottled mineral water each person every day.
- Service of local English speaking guides
- All applicable taxes.
- Cochin - Koder House or similar
- Periyar - Greenwoods or similar
- Alleppey - Air-conditioned houseboat
- Kovalam - Travancore Heritage or similar