Palakkad Holidays

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Manaltheeram beach

Day 1: Trivandrum - Kovalam

Welcome to India. On arrival into Trivandrum you will be transferred directly to Kovalem.

Kovalam Beach

Day 2: Kovalam - Kollam

Today you will be transferred to Kollam which is under two hours away. You have the rest of the day free.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Day 3: Kollam - Periyar NP

Today you'll drive to Periyar, home to one of India's most popular wildlife sanctuaries, and check in to your hotel.

Periyar birds

Day 4: Periyar NP

This morning you will enjoy a half day sightseeing tour. The Lake Periyar is an amazing place to spot wildlife.

Elephants

Day 5: Periyar NP - Kumarakom

Today a short drive to Kumakoram. 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 6: Kumarakom

Day at leisure.

Local house

Day 7: Kumarakom - Alleppey

This morning we journey by road where you will board 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 it’s route.

Alleppey sunset

Day 8: Alleppey

A day at leisure as you gently cruise through the tropical backwaters on your houseboat.

The view ahead

Day 9: Alleppey - Kochi

After breakfast, you'll disembark from the houseboat and be transferred to your hotel in Kochi. You have today at leisure. In the evening you will be treated to a traditional Kathkali dance performance.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 10: Kochi

The touring today includes the visit to Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese for a local King in 1555 A.D. The famous Jew Street, a cul-de-sac leading to the beautiful Parsi Synagogue built in 1568. A walking tour of Fort Cochin will take you through the streets still graced with traces of Portuguese, Dutch & British colonial architecture. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Jewish Market

Day 11: Kochi - Palakkad

Today it is about a four hour drive to Palakkad where you will check in to your hotel.

Day 12: Palakkad - Ooty

Today it is a further five hours to drive to Ooty. This afternoon we will enjoy some sightseeing in Ooty.

Day 13: Ooty

Today you will board the toy train to Coonoor. You will be on the train for about an hour. After some sightseeing in Coonoor you will return to Ooty.

Day 14: Ooty

Today you will be transferred to the airport (Coimbatore airport) for your departing flight.

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last updated - 23 Nov 2014 2:35 AM