Kerala, wildlife and backwaters

From lush green hills from which the famous tea, the Periyar Park, one of the best wildlife reserves in India, the relaxing sailing on traditional wooden boats kettu wallam, delicious floating dwellings. The exotic nature of Kerala is enhanced by a careful hospitality and the well-being dispensed by Ayurvedic massage, a technique of gentle massage origins date back over 3000 years ago directed at restoring mental and physical balance of the person Its benefit is enclosed in its name : Ayu means life and Veda means science, and the science of long life, achieved with the balance of mind and body.

Day 01: Arrival in Cochin

Arrival in Cochin. Upon arrival at the airport, meeting with the staff of our staff for presentations. Transfer and overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 02: Cochin / Munnar (Km. 130 - about 3 hours)After breakfast depart for a lovely hill station Munnar greenery of Kerala. Munnar is world famous for its beautiful tea plantations and for its lush green landscapes. Upon arrival, accommodation in hotels. Towards the evening, visit the Raja Malai, the highest peak (2,695 meters above sea level). Here you can spot the Nilgiri Tahr, mountain goat endangered. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 03: Munnar

After breakfast depart for a day trip to nearby Munnar tourist destinations with the spectacular setting of the highest peak of peninsular India, the Ana Mudi (2695 m.s.l.m.), the mountain that stands in the Eravikulam National Park. The mountains, covered with evergreen forests and inhabited by endemic flora and fauna and a natural paradise. Visit the magnificent plantations of tea, to Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam to the town, with its lake named Sita Devi in ​​honor of the goddess who, according to the Ramayana, she would be immersed in its waters, in Mattupetty, with its large dam and Pallivasal. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 04: Munnar / Periyar (Thekkady), Km. 90 - about 3 hours)

Breakfast and departure to Thekkady, also known as Periyar (900-1800 mt.s.l.m. altitude). In the Periyar forest of Thekkady, there is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India and spread throughout the entire district, there are spice plantations and mountain villages. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 05: Periyar

Breakfast and full day excursion to the beautiful nature and relaxing environment of Periyar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 06 Periyar / Kumarakom (km. 135 - about 3 hours)

In the early hours of the morning, boat ride to the Periyar National Park, the tigers park established in 1982. The cruise allows the approach and observation of various species of animals in their natural habitat such as wild boar, deer , monkeys and elephants. For even more fortunate tigers. Breakfast Kumarakom, in the backwaters, which are a network of lakes and brackish lagoons located parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. From villages in these areas including cruises they depart that ply the waters of the backwaters using boats features such Kettu Vallam. The charming village of Kumarakom is a cluster of small islands on the Vembanad Lake. It 'a sanctuary for migratory birds and the best way to observe them is a boat trip around the islands. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 07: Kumarakom (House boat)

Early morning, boat ride to the lake Kumarakom. Breakfast at the hotel and free day Pper individual initiatives such as the relaxing massages and ayurvedic treatments and massages (for a fee). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 08: Kumarakom / Alleppey / Cochin (Km. 60 - about 1 ½ hours)

After breakfast disembark and depart for Cochin. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Half-day tour of Cochin, the multicultural population and one of the major seaports of the nation and, already in the 11th century, an important center for the spice trade on the Arabian Sea coast. Was colonized by the Portuguese, then he fell under the Dutch, then the reign of Mysore and later under the British rule. Its buildings now evidenced by these dominations. Visit the Dutch Palace, the Mattancherri Palace, the Synagogue and the Church of San Francesco. Visit of Chinese fishing nets, here in use from 1350, built of teak wood and bamboo which work on the lever principle. We witness the spectacle of the movement of the networks that are lowered into the sea and then withdrawn on. Visit the Basilica of Santa Cruz and Bolgatty Palace. Free time. In the evening, the Kathakali dance show. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 09: Departure from Cochin

Transfer to the airport and boarding the flight to return home.

 

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