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Namaste! Welcome to Kochi, the start of your eye-opening adventure! Our friendly team will be waiting in the arrivals hall to transfer you to your hotel. This afternoon 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. Afternoon/evening free.
If no time yesterday afternoon for sightseeing we can do that this morning. When ready we transfer to Munnar Hill station.
Enjoy the day to explore the scenic surroundings with a visit to Eravikulum National Park and Mattupetty Dam followed by a visit to Munnar’s tea estates and the tea museum.
Today we travel to Club Mahindra for an adventurous jeep safari in the Kolukumalai Hills to visit a tea factory and learn more about the industry.
This morning drive to and 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.
Disembark from the houseboat after breakfast and we drive to Varkala for your beach break check into to The Gateway Hotel (3 nights in room 1 and 2 nights in room 2)
For your remaining day in India with us really relax. Stroll for miles along white palm fringed sandy beaches, try sampling the local seafood and sipping cocktails on your sunlounger the perfect remedy to unwind.
We will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.
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