Kochi Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 2628

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel, with the rest of the day yours to relax after your long flight.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 2: Delhi - Shimla

We will transfer you to the train station for the train to Kalka, departing at 07:40 and arriving at 11:45. On arrival we will transfer you to the hotel.

Anarkanda

Day 3: Shimla

You will have a car and driver at your disposal today for exploring Shimla.

Shimla main street

Day 4: Shimla

Free day or add on our enhancement for Shimla - Historical Shimla - see the Enhance Your Holiday page for details.

Shimla aerial view

Day 5: Shimla - Delhi

We will transfer you to the train station for the Himalayan Toy Train to Kalka, departing at 10:30 and arriving at 16:10. Own transfer to the Kalka Shatabdi train to Delhi, departing at 17:45 and arriving at 21:55. On arrival we will transfer you to the hotel.

Day 6: Delhi - Coonoor

We will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Coimbatore, departing at 07:00 and arriving at 11:20. On arrival we will transfer you to Coonoor and check you into the hotel.

Day 7: Coonoor - Ooty

We will transfer you to Mettupalayam train station for the train to Ooty, departing at 07:10 and arriving at 12:00. Udhagamandalam, still more commonly known as ‘Ooty’ in reference to a shortening of its anglicized name, Ottacamund, is a scenic ex-British hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu. Sitting at an altitude of 2260m in the cool, Nilgiri Hills, Ooty was discovered by John Sullivan a British burrasahib who quickly realised the potential of growing lucrative agricultural crops including tea and thus bought up tracts of land from the Toda tribe’s people.

Day 8: Ooty

Free day to explore with a car and driver at your disposal.

Day 9: Ooty - Kochi

We will transfer you to Coimbatore train station for the train to Ernakulam, departing at 13:10 and arriving at 16:55. On arrival we will transfer you to Kochi and check you into the hotel.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 10: Kochi - Munnar

This morning you will have a brief tour of Kochi before we 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.

Accommodation for the night

Day 11: Munnar - Alleppey

Today you will be driven to Alleppey to board the houseboat a traditional Keralan rice boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Allapuzha (Alleppey). The boat will cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes and cruise along peaceful canals where copra and cashews are loaded onto local boats. The on-board cook will prepare locally-inspired food. Relax, read and catch some sun as the boat plies its route.

Day 12: Alleppey - Mararikulam

Today, you'll disembark from the houseboat and be transferred to your hotel in Maririkulam. Rest of the day is free.

Days 13-14: Mararikulam

Sit back and relax here in this laid back coastal area of India, walk along palm fringed beaches looking for shells and watching the fishermen at work, or simply kick back and enjoy some fresh fruit cocktails served on a silver platter.

Day 15: Mararikulam

We will transfer you to Kochi airport in time for your departure flight.

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last updated - 19 Dec 2014 3:25 PM