9 NIGHTS/10 DAYS TOUR
Kerala one of the oldest cities of India, and South India's great temple town, derives its name from the divine nectar, showered by Shiva. Its claim to fame is the exquisitely carved Meenakshi Temple, which houses within the 1000 pillared hall. Temples aside, Madurai is also a centre of Tamil poetry and writing. Today, it is growing as an industrial centre, marked by pollution and traffic. However, it continues to embody the temple culture, celebrating the love and marriage of Meenakshi (Parvati) and Sundereswarar (Shiva) and is clearly the first choice among Tamil Nadu's temple towns.
* GST (As per government of India)
*Any airfare (once we have the exact travel date then will advise you the applicable air fare from Mumbai to Kochi), airport tax and expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, tipping to the drivers and guides, camera charges, Government Service Tax etc.
DAY 1 : ARRIVE MUMBAI
ARRIVE MUMBAI YOU WILL BE MET BY THE REPRESENTATIVE AND TRANSFERRED TO THE HOTEL
Mumbai's entrepreneurial dreams climb as high as the gleaming skyscrapers that define its skyline. As the economical powerhouse of India, this go-getting city is a magnet for high-flyers and business gurus looking to make a cool million. Mumbai's name however comes from much humbler beginnings. From a cluster of seven islands inhabited by Koli fishermen living on the shores of the Arabian Sea and worshipping Mumbadevi, this impressive city was born.
DAY 2 : MUMBAI
Morning excursion to the Elephanta Island - 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.
DAY 3 : MUMBAI-COCHIN(BY AIR)
TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT IN TIME TO CONNECT FLIGHT FOR COCHIN
Cochin's history is a bright tapestry - many coloured threads woven through centuries together present the fabric of the present. Its involvement with the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British are evident in the architecture of city buildings, the old durbar hall is the spice in the dish! Modern day Kochi may be a busy port and shipping centre but it has many attractions for ordinary tourists.
DAY 4 : COCHIN-ALLEPPEY-KUMARAKOM
MORNING LEAVE COCHIN FOR ALLEPPEY
Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers in the state, with a large network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the east". These large network of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. Alleppey was one of the busiest centers of trade in the past with one of the best known ports along the malabar coast. Even today it retains its charm as the centre for Coir carpet industries and prawn farming. Alleppey the ideal headquarters for backwater tourism as well as for visits to the lovely church filled town of Kottayam, and the town of Aranmula, famous for its historic Aranmula Snake Boat Race which is an annual event.
DAY 5 : KUMARAKOM
Full day at leisure.
DAY 6 : KUMARAKOM-MUNNAR(120 KM'S/75 MILES)
LEAVE KUMARAKOM FOR MUNNAR BY ROAD
Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams called Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, the small town of Munnar is characterized by the clean, neat and brightly painted ambience inside the city. Beautiful landscape, cozy weather and wonderfully scented tealeaves are some of the other aspects that make this place a much sought after destination in Kerala. Moreover, it used to be one of the favorite summer resorts of the British during their reign in the country.
DAY 7 : MUNNAR
Full day at leisure.
DAY 8 : MUNNAR-THEKKADY(110 KM'S/69 MILES)
LEAVE FOR THEKKADY BY ROAD
This area is of historical importance for more than one reason. It has been and still is an important spice plantation area. Thekkady is one of the finest known natural wildlife sanctuaries and it has a history dating back to the year 1934, when the then state government took initiative to establish the Nellikampathy Sanctuary.
DAY 9 : THEKKADY-COCHIN
Leave Thekkady for Cochin by road. Arrive Cochin and check in at the hotel.
DAY 10 : DEPART-COCHIN
You will be met by the representative at the hotel and transferred to the airport, in time to connect your onward flight.
Valid from 01st August till 15th April 2018