Best of Kerala - PRKT-PI-41
Kerala is a small strip of emerald land in the southwest of India. Fondly known as the God's Own country, true to its name is bestowed upon by profound natural wealth. Lush green forests and vast sea beaches are just the two things enough for a traveller to visit this land again and again.
Day 1: Mumbai
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Thursday, April 20, 2017
Arrival at Mumbai and transfer to Hotel.The seven islands that came to constitute Mumbai were home to communities of fishing colonies. For centuries, the islands came under the control of successive indigenous empires before being ceded to the Portuguese and subsequently to the British East India Company. During the mid-18th century, Bombay was reshaped by the British with large-scale civil engineering projects, and emerged as a significant trading town. Economic and educational development characterised the city during the 19th century. It became a strong base for the Indian independence movement during the early 20th century. When India became independent in 1947, the city was incorporated into Bombay State. In 1960, following the Samyukta Maharashtra movement, a new state of Maharashtra was created with Bombay as capital. It was renamed Mumbai in 1996. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Friday, April 21, 2017
After breakfast drive with the boat at the port from Mumbai along to the sumptuously green Elephanta Island. Here you visit some the enormous elephants engraved on stone caves, which are from the 8 century. The numbers of solid columns from firm stone of three wonderful roads lead the Brahma the creator, Vishnu the creator and Shiva the destroyer to the outstanding representation of three-headed sculpture. The beauty and strength of these phenomenal sculptures represent the different manifestations of Shiva.Afternoon city tour including visiting to victorian-gothical of the British era, with the modern trend. The route contains the gate of India, which is turned to the port, the towers of the silence, navy drive, the Colaba dam - the commercial heart of Bombay and Dhobi Ghat
. They drive up to the Malabar hill, to which pretty hanging gardens and the Kamla Nehru Park, of where you have a marvelous prospect over Mumbai and the Arab sea. They visit also Mani Bhawan
, a small museum, that the life and work by Mahatma Gandhi are dedicated and the Crawford market.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai - Kochi - Thekkady
Friday, April 21, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017
After the breakfast transfer to the airport for flight to Cochin (duration 1 hour 45 minutes). The very sound of the name conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hill and spice scented plantations. In the crisp, cool air of the Western Ghats you will experience the most enchanting holiday. With the animals of the wild and the simple mountain people. In the Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. The Thekkady sanctuary is one of the best in the country for watching and photographing wild life. Thekkady is on the border with state of Tamil Nadu , in fact just 5 kilometers from the border town of Kumily
which is very well connected by bus to both Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Notable among the denizens of Periyar are the tigers, the majestic Asiatic wild elephants and the distinctive Nilgiri langur. Other animals include the wild boar, wild dog, bison, bear and leopards. Amongst the avifauna, the most profuse are herons, egrets, darters, kingfishers and the great Malabar grey hornbill. A cruise through the waters of Periyar lake around which the wild -life sanctuary is situated, offers a soul - stirring pleasant experience.
Upon arrival drive to Thekkady. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Thekkady - Kumarakom
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Early morning boat ride on lake Periyar to see wild life. Periyar - a lake artificially put on,production of a dam at the Periyar river is the heart of the protected area. Wild elephants, Asiatic game, black supports and even tigers come to the bank of the lake in order to drink.After breakfast visiting to spice garden.
Drive to Kumarakom. which is a beautiful backwater village on the bank of the famous Vembanad lake, cross and crosswise run along wound water ways and ancient villages.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 5: Kumarakom
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Monday, April 24, 2017
Full day on disposal at Kumarakom (House Boat)Embark on a voyage of dreams in our exquisitely built houseboat. Surrender your senses to the pastoral beauty of Kumarakom, one of God's own country's renowned picture-book locales and be inspired by the timeless glory of the Vembanad Lake.
Experience the simple joys of life amidst the delicate embrace of mists, enhanced by the pleasant harmony of singing birds. Green stretches of paddy fields surround the rustic charm of tiny islands fringed with long rows of swaying coconut trees, as time seems to stand still while you drift along.
Strongly built as per every rule and norm of tradition, held together by coir ropes without a nail in sight, the houseboat redefines luxury with its shining wooden floors and luxurious amenities. Moreover, immerse in the amazing, never-ending, display of nature's magical performances on the sundeck.
Houseboats are in a luxurious class of their own. With cool air-conditioning even in the dining-room, yet fully glass-fronted to offer the view in all its glory!
Each houseboat has spacious rooms furnished in ethnic style that bespeaks higher levels of comfort.The elegant interiors are enhanced with impeccable luxury and every modern amenity at the tip of one's finger.
Two experienced boatmen navigate you through tranquil stretches of Kerala's favourite backwaters
A personal chef well-versed in tantalizing Kerala delicacies and seafood delights will be at your beck and call with choicest gourmet delights.
Overnight stay at Houseboat.
Day 6: Alappuzha - Mararikulam
Monday, April 24, 2017 - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Breakfast on board. Sail to Allepey and leave the boat at the Puthenagady Jetty.On arrival you set your journey directly after Mararikulam away (30 km). Mararikulam is one the attractive fishing boats, which represents the beautiful coastal line of Kerala. This private, flat beach is full of infinite coconut palms. The remainder of the daily is to you at the free disposal. Ayurvedic treatment on Marari Beach Resort.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7: Mararikulam
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Full day on leisure.Another enthralling feature of the Mararikulam Beach is the Marari Beach Resort, which in every way is a home away from home, only with more luxuries to offer. Fun at Mararikulam Beach grows by many leaps and bounds if it is also coupled with a stay at the Marari Beach Resort. A Beach vacation is full of action and Marari beach offers you all.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8: Mararikulam - Kochi
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Thursday, April 27, 2017
After breakfast drive to Kochi. City tour includes st. Joseph church, temples,handicrafts,Kochi is the oldest European settlement in India and also as the "queen of the Arab sea".Evening to experience the opportunity a sunset with the Chinese Fishing Nets
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9: Kochi - Mumbai
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Friday, April 28, 2017
After breakfast, in time transefer to airport for connect flight to Mumbai.