Dazzling Kerala

Duration : 8 Nights | 9 Days

Distnations Coverd : Kochi – Munnar – Kumarakom - Mararikulam

Day 01     (Kochi)

Image of Kochi CityArrival Kochi Airport by any convenient Flight from Home. You are picked up from the Airport or from any location in Cochin by the representative of Halo Backwaters for your journey in Kerala. Till recently, Kochi was Cochin, and only half as frenetic. It was a lagoon that made Kochi as cherished destination as far back as the early 16th century and it is the same lagoon that makes Kochi one of the nation's busiest port now.

After lunch in the hotel proceed for the sightseeing in and around Kochi. The most important heritage sightseeing is in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. You will need a couple of hours of leisurely walks to take in this heritage quarter. The heritage quarter are includes Santa Cruz Basilica, Princess Street, St.Francis, Dutch Cemetery, Jew Street, Pardesi Synagogue and Chinese Fishing net. Overnight stay at Kochi.

Day 02     (Kochi - Munnar)

Image of MunnarGet ready after breakfast for your morning drive to Munnar, where sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make it a unique experience. On the way visiting Cheyyappara Waterfalls, viewpoints etc. On arrival at Munnar get ready for the special trip to Pothamedu for an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The breath taking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.

Continue your drive and check into the hotel.Rest of the day for own activities in your accommodation. Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 03     (Munnar)

Image of MunnarThis morning after breakfast, visit Mattupetty famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Proceed to Mattupetty lake and dam, which is a very beautiful picnic spot. You could enjoy boating in the lake and View Mountains and landscapes from afar. Onwards proceed to Echo point famous for the natural echo phenomenon and then to Top Station offering marvelous views of Munnar valley below.

After lunch in the Munnar town, proceed to visit the Athukad falls, located deep in a valley 8 Km from Munnar, just off the Kochi Road, is one of Munnar's major lures. Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 04     (Munnar)

Image of Eravikulam National ParkSay hello to the Nilgiri Tahr.Half the world population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr lives in the Eravikulam National Park at Munnar.Friendly as they are, you can pat them or pose for pictures with them. So meet them and have plenty to brag about back home.Overnight stay at Munnar.

Then visit the Lakkom Waterfall, just off the Tallayar - Marayoor road the cascade is a delight to swim in its natural pool tucked away in total privacy. It is a 7-step waterfall on to which we can trek at daytime. Return to the resort and enjoy the facilities at your resort.

Day 05     (Munnar - Kumarakom)

Image of KumarakomMorning after breakfast,drive to Kumarakom and check into the hotel.Kumarakom is a sleepy little village tucked away from the din and bustle of city life. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is an Ornithologist's paradise and a favorite haunt of migrating birds like Siberian stork,darter,heron and teal to name a few.Overnight stay at Kumarakom.

Day 06     (Munnar - Kumarakom)

The Vembanad backwaters have to be experienced slowly, leisurly and languidly. After breakfast we leave to explore the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is spread across 14 acres on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake. It’s best to visit the sanctuary on foot by a 1.5 km long walking track, where you are likely to spot heron, darters, storks, teals and common egrets. Or take a boat ride, which brings you, closer to waders like waterfowl and ducks, and some fliers like parrots, larks and flycatchers. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.

Day 07     (Kumarakom - Mararikulam)

Image of MararikulamAfter the leisurely breakfast and a short relaxation,proceed to Mararikulam.North of Alappuzha,the wedge of densely populated coconut plantation dividing Vembanad from the sea comes to an abrupt end at Mararikulam.Upon arrival at Mararikulam,check into the resort.Overnight stay at Mararikulam.

Day 08     (Mararikulam)

Mararikulam offer idyllic stopovers on the journey between Alappuzha and Kochi. Marari Beach, you'll find, is the one place where you can unwind completely, without the trying bit. Marari is not merely an antidote to stress. It's a cure for that other vexing holiday problem: Trying to Take it Easy. Because here, you can throw away the to do list and be free. With no effort at all.Full day leisure at Mararikulam.Overnight stay at Marari.

 Day 09    (Mararikulam - Kochi)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kochi airport/railway station to catch the flight/train to home. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories. Tour Concludes.

Suggested Hotels and Resorts (Product ID : KTP - 23)

Destinations

No: of Nights

Budget Hotels

3 Star Hotels

4 Star Hotels

Kochi

1

Hotel Aiswarya

Woods Manor

Avenue Regent

Munnar

3

Blue Berg Resorts

Hotel C 7

Fort Munnar

Kumarakom

2

Paddy Field

Kumarakom Lagoon

Abad Whispering Palms

Mararikulam

2

Silver Sands Residency

Abad Turtle Beach

Veena Beach Villa

Cost of Package Per Person (One Adult)

INR 21,000/-

INR 31,000/-

INR 44,000/-

Tour Includes :

- Hotel Accommodationinthe 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, drivers 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'.

- Any tours from 15th of December 2014 to 15th of January 2015.

- 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.

- 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.

Availability : Available

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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