Kerala In Style with CGH (08 Nights / 09 Days)

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Cochin – Periyar – Kumarakom – Mararikulam – Cochin

day 01
ARRIVE COCHIN

Arrive Cochin International Airport. Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Stay at Brunton Boatyard or Eighth Bastion for 2 nights. Today evening you will take a sunset cruise past the island shores and you’ll doubtless see arrays of Chinese fishing nets.

day 02
COCHIN

This morning you’ll explore a sightseeing tour of Fort Cochin & Mattancherry. You could visit the local fish market, Chinese Fishing Nets and the St. Francis Church in Fort Cochin. Later proceed to Mattancherry to see the Dutch Palace and the Jewish Synagogue. In the evening witness Kathakali dance performance. Accompanied by a gong, drums and cymbals, Kathakali performers combine dance and theatre in a ritualistic portrayal of gods and demons.

day 03
COCHIN – PERIYAR

After breakfast drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, visiting rubber and tea plantations enroute. Stay at Spice Village for 2 nights. A first class resort set in the concepts of a tribal village. Cottages built in the style of tribal huts, the roof thatched with the same elephant grass used in tribal huts, woven in the same traditional techniques. Evening enjoy a spice garden visit to learn more about the spices grown in this region and later enjoy an elephant ride in the plantation.

day 04
PERIYAR

Early morning enjoy a nature trek in the Periyar Tiger Reserve with the tribal trackers. Later return to your hotel for breakfast. Evening enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Periyar to spot herds of Wild Elephants, Bisons, Sambar Deers, Nilgir Langurs, Malabar Giant Squirrels and variety of species of birds.

day 05
PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM

After breakfast drive to Kumarakom. A short boat ride will take you to Coconut Lagoon, a heritage resort overlooking the Vembanad Lake where you will stay for 2 nights. Evening enjoy a one hour house sunset cruise on vembanad Lake.

day 06
KUMARAKOM

Full day at leisure to relax by the backwaters or to experience some authentic ayurvedic therapies at the resorts Ayurveda Centre. (You have the option to stay the second night on an air-conditioned houseboat)

day 07
KUMARAKOM – MARARIKULAM

Late morning proceed to Mararikualam, a quaint little fishing village north of Alleppey. Stay at Marari Beach Resort. An ethnic style first class beach resort, modeled on the fishermens' dwellings of Mararikulam. The resort offers standard villas with open roof style bathrooms. If you favour more private luxuries, maybe you'd like to pick a pool villa cottages, which are suite-style and have a secluded walled courtyard with a private pool all your own. Remainder of the day at leisure.

day 08
MARARIKULAM

Full day at leisure to relax by the beach resort.

day 09
MARARIKULAM – COCHIN

Like all good things, your tour in Kerala comes to an end but you will always carry with you memories of this unique and unforgettable holiday experience. In goodtime you will be transferred to Cochin International Airport to connect your flight home.

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