Kerala with Exotic Goa
Duration : 09 Night / 10 Days
Destinations covered: Kochi (Cochin), Munnar, Periyar (Thekkady), Houseboat, Goa
Day 01: Kochi: Welcome to God’s own Country! You will be received at Kochi airport, assisted and transferred straight to your hotel. After brief leisure, you may visit the colourful old spice market and markets on M.G. Road. Evening you may enjoy Sunset cruise followed by a traditional Kathakali dance performance. Kerala with Exotic Goa
Day 02: Kochi – Munnar (148 kms – 4 ½ hrs drive): Morning after breakfast proceed towards Munnar, undoubtedly one among the most famous destinations of Kerala. Enjoy your days in sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains of the lofty Western ghats. En-route you will visit the Elephant Training Centre in Kodanad. Here you may take an elephant Safari. You may also visit Spice Plantations, Valara & Cheeyappara waterfalls on the way. On arrival at Munnar, check-in at your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.
Day 03: Munnar: After a sumptuous breakfast, proceed for a tour to Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats also called as the “Nilgiri Tahr”. Later you may explore the fascinating sights around Mattupetty Dam. You may also enjoy boating and horse riding at Mattupetty Lake. You may also enjoy trekking and bird watching in The Shola forests. Afterwards visit Echo Point, View Point & Tea Gardens.
Day 04: Munnar – Thekkady (110 kms. – 03 hrs.): Morning after breakfast proceed to Thekkady which offers diverse attractions like Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station and Spice Plantations. After checking in & brief leisure, proceed for a wildlife cruise over Periyar Lake to view an amazing variety of birds, animals, flora and fauna. If lucky you may get to see Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison and Wild Boar etc. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Day 05: Thekkady (Elephant ride and Spice Plantation tour): Early morning proceed for an Elephant ride in the periphery of the jungle. Also enjoy a guided tour to spice plantations. You may enjoy optional activities like Bamboo Rafting, Trekking, Jeep safari, tribal tour and hiking inside the jungle during the day. In the late evening you have an option to enjoy a night patrolling inside the jungle. Kerala with Exotic Goa
Day 06: Houseboat: Morning checkout and you will be transferred straight to Kumarakom jetty point to embark in your beautifully decorated houseboat (Kettuvallam). From here you will begin your journey through enchanting backwaters. The houseboat cruise in backwaters is among the most exciting tourism products of Kerala. Since Kerala has large stretches of backwaters with plenty of natural sceneries (but only few interesting monuments for sightseeing), sailing through the houseboat makes it a wonderful experience. Enjoy the day sailing through the narrow emerald backwater canals of Kumarakom/Alleppey. Stay overnight in your luxury houseboat.
Day 07: Kochi – Fly to Goa: You will be transferred straightway to Kochi airport to board a morning flight to Goa. You will be received at Goa airport and transferred straight to your beach resort. You may take a walking tour at the exclusive beach of your resort.
Day 08: Goa: Morning proceed for the sightseeing tour of Goa covering churches of old Goa (Basilica of Bom Jesus & Se Cathedral), Panjim city, Altinho and Dona Paula view point. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Day 09: Goa: Day at your discretion. You may opt for various adventure activities in the sea like Deep Sea fishing trips, Dolphin trips, Island trips and snorkelling. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Day 10: Fly to Mumbai: At appropriate time you will be transferred to Goa airport for you onward journey (via Mumbai). The tour ends.
Kerala with Exotic Goa