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Kerala Hillstation and Backwater

Kerala Hillstation and Backwater

Duration: 05Nights/ 06Days



DESTINATION COVERED: Pick up Kochi - 02Nts. Munnar - 02Nts. Thekkady (Periyar) - 01Nt. Alleppey Houseboat - Drop at Kochi

Destination Covered

  • Pick up Kochi

  • 02Nts. Munnar

  • 02Nts. Thekkady (Periyar)

  • 01Nt. Alleppey Houseboat

  • Drop at Kochi

Day 01: Arrival Cochin – Munnar (150Kms-4hrs)

Welcome to God s Own Country. Upon arrival our representative will greet you at Kochi Airport. Later proceed to Munnar, This small town in the Western Ghats is famous for its picture book towns, sprawling tea gardens, mist clad hills, sanctuaries and above all the climate is one of the most sought after tourist destination in India today. Munnar is the gateway of Hills in South India.On the way you can also watch the lovely waterfalls of Cheeyappara & Valara and later Reach & check in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Explore the rest of the day along with the nature. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 02: Munnar Sightseeing

After breakfast, visit Eravikulam National Park where on can view the famous nilagiri Thar (National Park is Closed Park Closed from 01 Feb to 31 March due to breeding season), Later proceed to Mattupetty & Kundala Dam were you can enjoy boating through the reservoir flanked with tea garden on one side and never ending Grass land on the other. The Echo point, famous for its echo phenomenon is a famous halting point for the tourists, Shooting Point and Tea Museum. Evening Return to the resort and overnight stay.

Day 03: Munnar - Thekkady (140km-4hrs)

Take breakfast and then drive to Thekkady. Thekkady offers diverse attractions wildlife sanctuary, hill station and spice plantation. Hence it has been very popular among nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Reach and check in the hotel. Freshen up and relax with comforts of your room. Later drive to Periyar National Park that is the most attractive feature of Thekkady. Enjoy wildlife cruise over the Periyar Lake to see wild life animals. You can also enjoy other delightful and exciting activities such as spice plantations tour, bamboo rafting, jungle trekking and elephant ride. Do not forget to make a visit to local spice market for buying handicrafts and some garden fresh spices. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04: Thekkady - Gavi Sightseeing (40kms-1hrs)

Early Morning before 7.00am proceed to Gavi, Gavi is an eco-tourist spot in Kerala which has become popular after 'Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major publication listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India. Reach Gavi by 8.00 am, Register. After breakfast, plantation visit under trained guide to fully enjoy the natural beauty of Gavi. After veg lunch proceed for a relaxing row boat ride, Then proceed for a visit to the cardamom plantation and inhale aromatic whiffs of cardamom and then to the curing house. Sabarimala viewpoint is the next spot in the itinerary, the scenic beauty spot to capture the panoramic view of the Sabarimala hills and the pilgrim spot. Later proceed to the Museum where the skeletons of the animals are preserved.Indulge yourself for to a refreshing tea break before dispersing at 4.30 pm. Later proceed back to Hotel at Thekkady.
(Offroad Vehicle charge and the program charge is Extra)

Day 05: Thekkady - Alleppy Houseboat (140km-4hrs)

Wake up to the lap of nature. After early breakfast at Thekkady, proceed to Alleppey at 8.00am. By noon check in to the Houseboat for a 20 hour long stay and 5 hour cruise through the world famous backwaters of Kerala. Houseboat (Kettuvalloms) is a indigenously developed and designed private boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed rooms, hygiene kitchen ,dining area and private front deck to capture the beauty of the back waters. The cruise through palm fringed narrow canals, the unique life of the backwater people and above all the nature around you will make long lasting impressions in your mind. Overnight stay in a houseboat.

Day 06: Alleppey Houseboat - Cochin Departure (40km-1hrs)

Arise to the watery world, Enjoy the breakfast. Later pack your baggages with a promise to return once again to this part of the world.... Proceed on time to Trivandrum Airport/Railway station to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holiday. We await for your next visit ... Bon Voyage. Service ends

Package Cost Includes:

Well appointed above mentioned/base category room accommodation on twin/Triple sharing basis.

Daily Buffet / Fixed Menu breakfast at the hotel.

All Meals at the Houseboat (Kerala Cuisine)

For 2-3 pax A/c Indigo/small sedan vehicle for all surface transfers & sightseeing for the above mentioned places.

All applicable hotel taxes.

Package Cost Excludes:

Any meals other than those mentioned above.

Christmas Eve Gala Dinner & Gala Dinner

Any Airfare / Train fare.

Mandatory Christmas & New Year Eve Gala Dinner would be charged extra.

Entrance fees to Amusement parks & Boating charges other than that which is mentioned in the includes.

Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.

Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.

Note:

The above package is only an offer and not a confirmation. We shall proceed with the booking only after we receive confirmation your end.

In case of non-availability of rooms at the hotels mentioned, we shall provide you alternate hotels of similar category.

Check-in time at the hotel is 14.00 hrs.

Check-out time is 11.00hrs

Booking confirmation is subject to availability.

The above rates are valid for the mentioned period only.

The Eravikulam National Park, Munnar, will remain closed from 01 Feb to First Half of April of every year.

Important Information about Kerala Houseboat services.

Check-in time at Houseboat is 12.00 hrs. & Check-out time is 09.00 hrs.

Houseboat will be stationed at one place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am next day due to Govt. restrictions.

Houseboats are accompanied by navigator, cook and a helper.

In Deluxe category Houseboat, A/C will be operational from 9.00 pm to 6.00 am next day.

In Premium Houseboat, A/C will be operational as per guest request anytime.

No two houseboats are of same size and quality. The interiors of two houseboats also varies.

Houseboats are for exclusive use and not shared by other guest unless specified.

Guest are requested to carry mosquito and insect repellents since at night the boat are anchored along the waterway.

Always keep the door of the bedroom and washroom closed to avoid mosquitoes and insects .

Choices of food are limited and mostly South Indian food are served.

Quality of houseboat cannot be compared with that of hotels, where the guest were staying previously.

Houseboat rooms are small in size and have basic amenities.

Payment terms

Advance Booking Fee for Normal Period

30 days or more before departure:25% of total cost.

29-16 days before departure:50% of total cost.

Less than 15 days before departure:100% of total cost.

Advance Booking Fee for peak period and long weekends (Pls check with us)

At the time of booking/confirmation: 50 % of total cost.

After 05 - 07 days of booking/confirmation:50% of total cost.

Less than 15 days before departure:100% of total cost.

Cancellation Policy

Package can be cancelled with written mail from the person making the booking. The cancellation charges per person applicable are as per the published cancellation policy mentioned below:

Minimum Cancellation (Processing Fees) is Rs. 1500.00 per head Per Tour.

45 -20 Days prior to Tour Start Date 25% of full tour cost.

19 -10 Days prior to Tour Start Date 50% of full tour cost.

09 -06 Days prior to Tour Start Date 75% of full tour cost.

05- 00 Days / No show 100% of full tour cost.

Except for Peak season and long weekends (Pls check with us)

Minimum Cancellation (Processing Fees) is Rs. 2000.00 Per head Per Tour.

45 - 30 Days prior to Tour Start Date 50% of full tour cost.

29 - 10 Days prior to Tour Start Date 75% of full tour cost.

09 - 00 Days / No show 100% of full tour cost.

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