Elephant Trail

Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destinations Covered : Kochi - Munnar - Kumarakom - Kodanad

Day 01     (Kochi)

KochiArrival at Cochin Airport and transfer to hotel. Check in at Hotel. After noon proceed for Cochin Sightseeing. Visit the Dutch Palace-built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. The murals are perhaps the best in India. Then proceed to visit the Jewish Synagogue - built in 1568 and the oldest Synagogue in the Common Wealth at Mattancherry. Later on proceed to St. Francis Church - built in 1510 and the oldest European church in India. By evening visit the Chinese Fishing Nets- introduced by the court of Kublai Khan can be seen in Fort Cochin. Rest of time for relaxation at Fort Cochin Beach etc. Evening back to the hotel and overnight.

Day 02     (Kochi – Munnar)

EravikulamAfter breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Munnar . Munnar is 1800 mts above sea level and also the place of South India’s highest peak (Anamudi - 2695 mts). On the way visit Valara, Cheeyappara waterfalls & Tea Plantations. On arrival at Munnar transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park - open as per the directions by the forest authorities ), the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr (Hermitragus Hilarious) - the mountain goat of South India & Tea Musium. Evening have a short visit at Munnar town. You can see the beautiful tea estates like a green paradise. Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 03     (Munnar)

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing. Maduppatty dam, Echo Point, Kundalay Dam, Pothenmedu View Point, Blossom Park etc are some of the highlights of the sightseeing. Shopping & overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 04     (Munnar - Kumarakom)

KumarakomAfter Breakfast check out form Hotel and proceed to Kumarakom . Check in hotel and proceed for local sightseeing, Kumarakom - An unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Kumarakom slumbers on the banks of the famous Vemabanad Lake, which is a part of Kuttanad, better known as the granary of Kerala. A 14 acre bird sanctuary adds to the natural beauty of Kumarakom. Birds such as water ducks, cuckoos, Siberian strokes, etc make Kumarakom their beautiful home. The beautiful swamps and a fish sanctuary are some other attractions of Kumarakom. The Vemabanad Lake is at its maximum widest point in Kumarakom. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05     (Kumarakom - Kodanadu)

KodanadAfter breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Kodanadu. Kodanad, set on the Southern banks of the Periyar River amid the beautiful high ranges near Perumbavoor, is one of the largest elephant training centres in Kerala. Earlier elephants captured from the Malayatoor forests (the forests in the East and North of Kodanad) were trained here. Since the introduction of a ban on elephant capture, Kodanad has been reduced to a training centre. The famous Malayatoor Church is near Kodanad.

Day 06     (Kodanadu – Kochi Airport / Ernakulam Raiwlay Station)

Morning have breakfast later check out from Hotel and drive to Airport / Railway Station for departure

Suggested Hotels and Cost of Tour (Product ID : KTP - 04)

Destinations

No: of Nights

Budget Hotels

3 Star Hotels

4 Star Hotels

Kochi

1

Hotel Aiswaraya

Abad Plaza / The Woods Manor

Travancore Court / The Renai Cochin

Munnar

2

Blue Berg Resorts

C 7 / Misty Mountain

Devonshire Greens \ Fort Munnar

Kumarakom

1

Paddy Field / Lakshmi Hotels & Resorts

The Manor Backwater Resort \ Backwater Retreat

Backwater Ripples \ Lake Song

Kodanad

1

Hotel Dewland / Riverfront Resort / Elephant Pass

Hotel Dewland / Riverfront Resort / Elephant Pass

Hotel Dewland / Riverfront Resort / Elephant Pass

Cost of Package Per Person

INR 13,500/-

INR 17,000/-

INR 21,000/-

 Availability : Available

Tour Includes :

- Hotel Accommodation in the above star hotels/resorts on twin sharing basis.

- All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives by A/c car.

- Exclusive Air-conditioned car for Sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary.

- All toll, driver’s allowance and taxes.

- Daily Buffet / Fixed Menu breakfast in all hotels.

- Meet and Assist services.

- These rates are valid till 15th of December 2016 and 15th of January 2017 onwards.

- All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Expenditure tax wherever applicable.

Tour do not includes

- Any Air/train fares other than those specified in 'Cost Includes'.

- Any meals other then those specified in 'Cost Includes'.

- Any other item not specified in 'cost includes'.

- Guide, Inter State Entry ticket, Inter State permits fees, boat/ferry ticket, camera and entry tickets at various places of sight seeing.

- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, taxes etc.

- Any Expenses of personal nature such as portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, laundry, guide charges, boating charges, entrance fees and all items of personal nature.

Terms & Conditions

- The above cost is for 01 people on twin sharing basis.

- A minimum of 02 persons are required.

- For the package with transportation a minimum of 2 people is mandatory

- Children above the age of 12 years will be charged the applicable adult rates.

- Children above the age of 05 years will be charged the applicable extra bed rates.

- In case of an extra person, the third bed is a rollaway bed or cot.

- Base category rooms are allotted for the stay, Any requirement / availability of higher category of room would incur extra cost.

- The above Rates applicable for today and subject to change at later dates.

- All Rates & bookings subject to availability.

- A/c in the houseboat will be working from 09.00 PM to 07.00 AM.
- Houseboat will be anchored from 05 00 PM to 0730 AM
- Accommodation in A/c rooms in all places except in Munnar where rooms are Non a/c.

- All reservations are depending upon the availability of rooms at the time of your final confirmation.

- The company is not responsible for the  event of any of the above mentioned sightseeing are  not becoming available at a particular date caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, holidays and maintenance work in the park or museum.

- The company will not be held responsible for any damages or sabotage caused to the property of the customer due to riots, armed dacoities, terrorist activity or any other incidents, events, occurrences etc., if for any reason whatsoever his employee or representative is present at the customer's premises during such happening provided that they have no role in such happenings.

- The company is not liable to  provide the vehicle(s) contracted for in case he is unable to do so on account of mob violence, riots, communal violence, strike, agitation, natural calamities, flooding, inundation, water logging, typhoon, cyclone or other obstructions/disturbances etc. adversely affecting, threatening or obstructing safe passage for the vehicle. In such event the contractor will try to provide transport to the maximum extent possible & the may customer may not insist, pressure or coerce the contractor or his driver on such occasions & reluctance, disinclination or refusal on the part of the driver will not be construed to be misconduct, dereliction, disrespect or deficiency in service on the part of the contractor. The driver's judgement is such cases to be accepted by all parties.

- Reserve the rooms at an equivalent hotel, if the room is not available at hotels/resorts mentioned.

Reservation Policy

 - Confirmation of Tour Package is subject to the remittance of 25% of the total tour cost in advance and balance to be paid prior to the commencing of the tour so as to protect all arrangements on definite arrival basis.

Cancellation & Refunds

- 30 days before the commencement of the tour: 25% of the tour cost will be levied.

- 15 days before the commencement of the tour: 50% of the tour cost will be levied.

- Less than 15 days before the commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost will be levied.

- Less than 07 days before the commencement of the tour: 100% of the tour cost will be levied.

- No refund is entitled “for no shows”.

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