Alleppey Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 2085

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Kathakali Dancer

Day 1: Kochi

Once you arrive Kochi you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at leisure.

Jewish Market

Day 2: Kochi

Formerly a princely state, Kochi is also fondly referred to as “The Queen of the Arabian Sea”. This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town including the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1555 and St Francis’ Church. A walking tour of Fort Cochin takes you through streets still graced with traces of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial architecture. Afternoon/evening free.

Sunset at Fort Kochi

Day 3: Kochi - Munnar

A drive east to to Munnar - a quaint hill station nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations, that exudes a rare old world charm and reminds one of the days of the Raj in its elegant splendour. At a height of 1525 metres, Munnar offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills.

Tea pickers

Day 4: Munnar - Periyar NP

A short drive south to Periyar, South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary and home to bison, antelopes, sambar, wild boar, birds and even the odd tiger! Kumli, close to the sanctuary and where you’ll stay, is a pretty little town dotted with small spice and handicraft shops.

Periyar birds

Day 5: Periyar NP

Enjoy an included boat ride on Lake Periyar to spot herds of wild elephants or visit the lush nearby tea estates.

Elephants

Day 6: Periyar NP - Kumarakom

A drive to Kumarakom. Perched sleepily on the eastern banks of the mighty Lake Vembanad in the heartland of Kerala’s famed backwaters, Kumarakom has changed little since the Middle Ages but for it’s string of exotic resorts, making it the perfect point to explore the backwaters. Although right in the thick of a tangle of lush tropical waterways, Kumarakom is technically an island on Lake Vembanad.

Sunrise boat trip

Day 7: Kumarakom - Alleppey

There is also a wonderful bird sanctuary that we visit this morning, winter home to many migratory birds which is worth a visit. We will then be transferred to board a simply furnished houseboat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Alleppey.

Alleppey sunset

Day 8: Alleppey - Kovalam

Disembarking the houseboat we will transfer you to Trivandrum with the remainder of the day free.

Manaltheeram beach

Days 9-10: Kovalam

The next two days are free for you to relax!

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Day 11: Kovalam

Kerrie it is sadly your last day with us with your departure airport transfer. Tonight it is a single room booked for Emma.

The Lighthouse

Day 12: Kovalam

Emma sadly your last day with us with your departure airport transfer.

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