Spice Route of India
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Spice Route of India

Overview: The land of south India is very famous for its beaches, food, coconut, Ayurveda and spices, it used to call “Spice route of India” also by the travelers from all over the world. This tour provides you unique variety of nature in humid climate with healthy ayurvédicos treatment.

Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Places to Visit: Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Alleppey – Kovalam    

Day 01: Arrive Cochin

The "Gateway of Kerala". Meeting & assistance at airport & transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.      

Day 02: Cochin - Munnar (110km/1.45 hrs)

After breakfast city sightseeing of Cochin “The Queen of Arabian Sea" due its strategic importance over the centuries. Visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. Later proceed for fascinating journey to Munnar "the Gateway to Hills" (150 km- 4hrs.) enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the Cardamom hills & green carpets of tea plantation enroute. On arrival Munnar check in at Hotel. Overnight at hotel.                             

Day 03: Munnar

After breakfast explores Munnar, breathtakingly beautiful a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Visit Eravikulam National Park where one can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr, the Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town, the town market. Overnight at hotel.                                                                                                              

Day 04: Munnar – Thekkady (105 km/2-3hrs)

After breakfast proceed by surface to Thekkady, where located the Periyar National Park & Tiger Reserve. On arrival at Thekkady, check in at Hotel. Later in late afternoon game viewing cruise on the Lake Periyar by boat with naturalist. The variety of wildlife, which include Elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar and very rarely a Tiger. Quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted.                     

Overnight at hotel.              

Day 05: Thekkady - Kumarakom/House Boat (120 km/2-3hrs)

After breakfast proceed by surface to Kumarakom on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. Arrive kumarakom check-in to the Houseboat for overnight cruise across the backwaters. The luxuriously furnished Kettuvallam is made entirely of jackwood planks tied (kettu) together with strong coir rope to form a huge barge (vallam). The boat is constructed without using a single nail and is coated with a special resin obtained from boiling cashew kernels. Each a masterpiece of intricate craftsmanship, the  Kettuvallam lasts, not for years, but for generations.

 Each House boat has furnished bedrooms (1 to 5 rooms AC or Non AC), modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling, an open lounge and a crew comprising of an oarsmen, a cook and   guide. During the cruise on Kettuvalam,  & have a glimpse of the village life at close quarters, an unique and unforgettable experience. Enroute you can see any romantic beauty of the nature which will remind you that you are in the "Gods Own Country". You can view coconut palm fringed canals and local people going for a fresh catch of the day & Tapping of toddy (Local beverages) from palm trees. Enjoy the sunset from House boat. 

Lunch, Dinner & Overnight in House Boat  

Day 06: House Boat – Alleppey- Kovalam (160 km/ 3.30hrs)

After breakfast disembark from the House boat at Alleppey which 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 networks 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. After a brief tour of Alleppey, proceed to Kovalam, where located the world famous Beach popularly known as "Paradise of South". Upon arrival Kovalam check in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure OR go for ' God's own Country's most popular Ayurveda Rejuvenation Treatments/ Massages.

Overnight at hotel.                                                                                                                              

Day 07: Kovalam – Kanyakumari - Kovalam

After breakfast proceeds for an excursion to Kanya Kumari (Cape Comorin) - situated 87 km/2 hrs away from Thiruvananthapuram, it is located at a junction at the southernmost tip of India where the three water bodies, namely, Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean meet. From here, one can see the sun rise from the Bay of Bengal and set in the Arabian Sea. Take motor launch for visit to Vivekananda Memorial, Gandhi Mandapa & Kannyakumari Temple - a holy place for Hindus. While going to Cape Comorin, on the way visit the Padmanabha Swami Temple, Return to hotel in the evening. 

Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 Kovalam – Trivandrum (Depart) (15km/30 min.) 

After breakfast, morning free at leisure & relax on the beach or experience the famous Kerala Ayurveda Rejuvenation Treatments/ Massages. Late afternoon transfer from Kovalam hotel to Trivandrum airport to connect a flight back home.

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