Periyar NP Holidays

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Kathakali Dancer

Day 1: Kochi

Welcome to the start of your voyage of discovery through 'Incredible South India'! You will be met at Kochi International Airport by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore or relax as you like.

Jewish Market

Day 2: Kochi

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town including the beautiful Parsi Synagogue built in 1568, 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. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Sunset at Fort Kochi

Day 3: Kochi

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore.

Chinese nets at sunset

Day 4: Kochi - Alleppey

This morning board a simply furnished private rice-boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Alleppey. Crewed by a poler to push the rice boat through the water, a distance of some 20 kms will be covered, during which time the boat will glide past colourful local villages. As for dining, the on-board cook will prepare meals using fresh local produce.

Alleppey sunset

Day 5: Alleppey

Disembarking at Alleppey, you’ll be driven the short distance to your guesthouse, farm accommodations.

The view ahead

Days 6-7: Alleppey

For today and tomorrow enjoy time at your lodgings. Here, depending on your level of interest you can learn to cook Keralan Food, South Farming, Toddy Tapping, Coconut rope making, Traditional Fishing and much more.

Accommodation for the night

Day 8: Alleppey - Periyar NP

Today we drive to Periyar (Thekkady), South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary and home to bison, antelopes, sambar, wild boar, birds and even the odd tiger! After check in, enjoy time at leisure.

Periyar birds

Days 9-13: Periyar NP

Enjoy the next days at leisure to enjoy optional activities at the hotel that you can book and pay for locally.

Day 14: Periyar NP - Munnar

Today we drive 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

Days 15-18: Munnar

Enjoy the next days at leisure to enjoy optional activities at the hotel that you can book and pay for locally.

Day 19: Munnar

Sadly your voyage through 'Incredible South India' comes to an end, we will transfer you to Kochi Airport (3 hours) in time for your flight home.

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