Kerala, Kerala Tour, 13 Days Kerela Tour

13 Days Kerala Tour (Group Tour)

(13 Days / 12 Nights)
(Mumbai-Cochin-Munnar-Periyar-Kumarakom-Alleppey-Cochin-Mumbai)
 

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Kerala, the land of coconut lies in the southern of the Indian subcontinent and is a natural attraction. Fein sand beaches with palm trees are frequently replaced by the tropical jungles and green highland. Visitors are impressed by the spices and fragrance of Kerala. The beaches in Kerala are rated among the best in the world. Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala is famous for its Kovalam beach. The Coconut palm which grows in abundance is used in different ways. Each part of the coconut tree is put to use. In the Kerala Coconut Land tour you will enjoy a Boat cruise along the backwaters all the way to Alleppey. This tour is one of the most delightful tours in India. It does give an almost unique quiet view of Kerala village life, impossible to get simply from the road. The majority of the people in Kerala are Dravidians. The main religion in Kerala is Hinduism with considerable percentage of Muslims and Christians. Christianity has a long history in this state, as it is supposed that the first missionary from Europe landed on the coast of Kerala in the first millennium. There is highest literacy rate in Kerala which has resulted in high health care and health awareness among the people. The women in the state enjoys high social status in the society. Higher education and equal opportunities have further strengthened the women's status in the society.


Day 01. Flight to
India (Mumbai)
Around Midnight arrival in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). The cosmopolitan City and capital of Maharashtra is the main gateway for travellers to South and West India. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the Hotel.

Day 02. Mumbai
Today we enjoy the city tour of Mumbai. Mumbai is the second biggest city of India and is full of contrasts. Mumbai with its temples, cathedrals and mosques is a real cosmopolitan city of India. In Mumbai we have a walk through the harbour area and visit the Gateway of India built in 1927 by English to commemorate the visit of George 5th. BD

Day 03. Mumbai - Cochin (by air)
In the morning we drive to the airport to take the flight to Cochin. Cochin is the most interesting town in South India at Malabar Coast and is also known as Venice of South. In Cochin we visit St. Francis church, the oldest European church in India in which the grave of famous sailor Vasco da Gama can be visited. After the visit of St. Francis Church we have a walk through the Jewish area of Mattancherry.  BD

Day 04.  Cochin
Today the town of Cochin is divided in different parts namely, Fort Cochin, Willington Island, Ernakulam, Bolghatty Island and Vypeen Island. Most of the historic buildings are in Fort Cochin. We have whole day today at leisure so that we can explore Cochin on our own. In the late afternoon we visit a Kathakali dance school. Kathakali dances originate from Kerala and in its traditional form relates stories from the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata BD

Day 05. Cochin - Munnar (about 130 km)
We leave today the tropical coast and drive to the mountains of Kerala. Munnar lies at an altitude of 1530 m and is surrounded by Tea and Cardamom fields. Beautiful scenery in and around makes this place worth visiting. Today we will explore the surrounding on our own.
BD

Day 06.  Munnar
In the morning you will have sightseeing in Munnar and visit the tea plantation, Rajmalai, the top peak of Munnar and Mattupetty. Rajmalai is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr, located about 15 km from Munnar. Half of the world population of the rare mountain goat, which is becoming extinct, is now found here. Mattupetty is located about 15 kms from Munnar and known for its highly specialized dairy farm - the Indo Swiss Livestock project. Over a 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared here.
BD  

Day 07. Munnar - Periyar (about 25 km)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Thekkady. On arrival drive to the hotel. Thekkady is a naturalist's paradise of unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. It has unspoilt tropical forests and incredible wealth of animal and plant life. Thekkady is well known for the Periyar National Park and the elephants are the major attractions here. In the afternoon, drive to the Periyar National Park. The Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world and also one of the largest and finest wildlife reserves in India. Periyar National Park covers an area of 780 square km and was designated a part of project Tiger in 1973. In the evening we have a boat ride on the Periyar lake and observe the activities of elephants, tiger, bison, wild oxen, wild boar and spotted deer. BD  

Day 08. Periyar
Morning drive through the Cardamom mountains, along tea, coffee, and spice plantations to Kumarakom. Boat ride through the backwaters, branched inland waterways of Kerela, which takes place on the colorful life of the locals, we experience an enchanting tropical vegetation.
BD

Day 09. Periyar - Kumarakom (about 120 km)
In the afternoon we drive through the mountains which are full of Cardamom and pass through the tea and coffee plantations and proceed to Kumarakom. In Kumarakom we enjoy the Boat ride trip through the tropical vegetation on the backwaters. BD 

Day 10. Kumarakom
The whole day is today at leisure. One can enjoy the Ayurveda massage in the hotel or have a nice walk in the nice tropical surroundings. The Swimming Pool of the hotel will be to happy to welcome you for swimming and relaxing.  
BD

Day 11. Kumarakom - Kottayam - Alleppey  (about 50 km)
Today we enjoy a Boat trip for two hours through the narrow channels of famous backwaters of Kottayam and arrive in Alleppey. Overnight at houseboat. 
BD

Day 12. Alleppey - Cochin (about 64 km) - Mumbai (by air)
Today we drive to Cochin. This drive gives us again an impression of the beautiful landscaping of this region. In the afternoon we take a flight from Cochin to Mumbai. After our arrival in Bombay we will get refresh and have dinner before we depart for the airport. BD

Day 13. Flight to Home
Around midnight flight back to home destination.

About Hotels:
We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. Luxury hotels are all five stars or of above standard. Deluxe would be a combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and standard would be a combination of 2 and 3 star or similar hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

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             13 Days Kerala Tour (Group Tour)  – Indicative group tour cost in Euro on per person basis from 2 to 18 Traveler (Year 2017 - 2018)

Group Travel Dates

Tour cost in Euro from 2 person to 18 person

2

3-5

6-9

10-13

14-18

 

Room Type*

DBL

DBL

DBL

DBL

DBL

SRS*

             
13.03.17 - 25.03.17 € 1140 € 1080 € 1035 € 1020 € 1055 € 500
 
03.04.17 - 15.04.17 € 1025 € 975 € 930 € 1010 € 950 € 450
19.09.17 - 01.10.17 € 1025 € 975 € 930 € 1010 € 950 € 450
 
03.10.17 - 15.10.17 € 1265 € 1200 € 1150 € 1245 € 1170 € 555
 
17.10.17 - 29.10.17 € 1265 € 1200 € 1150 € 1245 € 1170 € 555
 
14.11.17 - 26.11.17 € 1265 € 1200 € 1150 € 1245 € 1170 € 555
 
05.12.17 - 17.12.17 € 1265 € 1200 € 1150 € 1245 € 1170 € 555
 
16.01.18 - 28.01.18 € 1265 € 1200 € 1150 € 1245 € 1170 € 555
 
06.02.18 - 18.02.18 € 1265 € 1200 € 1150 € 1245 € 1170 € 555
 
13.03.18 - 25.03.18 € 1265 € 1200 € 1150 € 1245 € 1170 € 555
 
03.04.18 - 15.04.18 € 1140 € 1080 € 1035 € 1120 € 1055 € 495
 


* The international flights are not included in the given cost.
* Approx. 07 weeks before the start of the trip, we will let you know how many participants have signed up for this trip, as the cost of the Tour varies depending on the number of participants.
* For single person traveling alone the “Single Room Supplement” is not valid and a surcharge will be levied on it.
* The tour cost may increase subject to fuel price hike.
* Visa fees (about € 105) are not included in the given tour cost.

* Domestic flight (Mumbai - Cochin) (Cochin - Mumbai) during the tour are included in the given tour cost (maximum Euro 115).

*Our Team will be in touch with you regarding the total Tour members in the group as the cost of the tour depend on the number of Travelers, with the increasing number of participants there will be discount at the time of final payment (accordingly to the table).

*Single Room Supplement not valid

DBL* = double room * SRS = Single room supplement

 

Proposed Hotels

Nights

Indo Vacations – Inclusions in the given tour cost:

  • Domestic flight (Mumbai - Cochin - Mumbai) including all the taxes.

  • Complete sightseeing program as per the itinerary

  • A boat trip through the backwaters in Kumarakom (2 hours)

  • Accommodation in a double room with shower /bath & WC in the hotels as indicated.

  • Half board (breakfast and dinner in the booked Hotels)

  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 liter per person / day)

  • Boat ride in Periyar and Boat ride from Kumarakom to Alleppey.

  • Steamer ride and cultural evening including dance performances in Cochin.

  • An air-conditioned vehicle, including insurance, fuel etc. with chauffeur (experienced, reliable and English speaking) during the entire tour.

  • Complete sightseeing program as per itinerary

  • Valid guaranteed Contract for the services to be provided by our travel agency.

  • Luggage handling at the hotels

  • Accommodation in double room with shower or bath / WC in the hotels as indicated.

  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary.

  • Travel literature

  • All Applicable taxes

  • Guidance and assistance throughout the tour by a English-speaking local guide (An accompanying Escort would be provided 10 travelers onward).
     

Not included are: International Flights, Camera fees, tips, drinks and any expenses of a personal nature and services which are not covered under inclusions !


Note:

  • (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

  • Flight schedule, hotel and program modifications may take place in case of an emergency.

  • You will need to apply for a Visa to enter India. Please get the visa well in time. On request we will send you more information.

  • For individual Arrivals you will be picked up at no extra cost from the airport and transferred to the booked hotel (advance notice and flight details will be  required).

  • In case the number of tour participants is not achieved to operate a group there is possibility that a surcharge must be levied, or alternatively we reserve the right to withdraw from the travel contract not later than 14 days prior to departure before. (Most of the tour operations are guaranteed on two travelers).

  • Indo Vacations reserve the right of changes which may be beyond our control.

    Testimonials & References from the customers who already traveled with us!

Hotel Suba Palace, Mumbai***

Mumbai

3

The Killians Boutique Hotel, Cochin***

Cochin

2

Hotel Siena Village***

Munnar

2

Hotel Treetop, Thekkady (Deluxe Hotel)***

Periyar

2

Hotel Cocobay Resort, Kumarakom (Resort)***

Kumarakom

2

House Boat - Alleppey

Alleppey

1

Total Nights

12

Heritage Hotels:
Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.
 

Details for the vehicles used are available at the below given links:   

For 1 - 3 person – Etios / Swift Dzire - (4 seats)
For 3 - 5 person – Toyota Innova / Mahindra Xylo - (6 seats)

For 6 - 9 person - Tempo Traveler - (10 seats)
For 10 - 15 person mini-bus (18 seats)

For 16 - 28 passenger bus - (30 - 35 seats)
 

 

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