Cochin to Thekkady & Alleppey
Package price 440 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA87
This 4 days private tour will begin and end in Cochin. Our professional chauffeur will pick you from your respective Cochin city hotel or airport and transfer you to Thekkady - considered a haven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger, and clove. Thekkady -Noted for its diversity of wild life and scenic beauty. Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant Ride are activities available here. This tour include 2 nights accommodation in Thekkady and 1 night at Backwater cruise in Allleppey
Day 01; Cochin - Thekkady (170kms/ 3hrs approx)
Pick up from your hotel/ airport and drive to Thekkady check in at hotel.
Later visit Mangla Devi Temple built within the premises of the renowned Periyar Tiger Reserves on the northern boundary a quiet spot with pristine ambiance.
Evening visit Kadathanadan Kalari Centre – The House Of Martial Arts. The center is famous for the renowned Kerala art known as Kalaripayattu. A spot which is unique to Kerala and well designed for self-defense. You can watch this beautiful art form in Thekkady sightseeing from a special gallery.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 02; Thekkady
Breakfast at hotel. Explore Periyar National Park rich in bird life and arboreal animals like giant squirrel and Nilgiri langur. Animals like elephant, gaur and sambar are sighted keeping close to the edges of the lake during Boat Cruise (2hrs) or Bamboo Raft (3hrs).
Boating the first and foremost activity in Thekkady one can see the wild animals along the gringe of the lake foraging, bathing, drinking and resting.
Bamboo Raft one gets a panoramic view of forest – clad hills reflected on the lake. An armed guard and 4 guides will accompany a maximum of 10 tourists.
Afternoon drive to nearby plantations to know more about the spices of Kerala. About 4000Sq KM of Periyar region is under verdant spice plantations, and main occupations of the natives are spice farming and trading.
Further visit tribal museum and trekking through the tribal hamlet situated within the periphery of Periyar Tiger accompanies by a tribal guide. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03; Thekkady - Alleppey (135kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Alleppey. Board a houseboat from here and enjoy the cruise through the enchanting backwaters. Alleppey, also called the Venice of East, interlocked with a large number of canals and bridges. Houseboat comprises double/ twin bed room, with attached bathrooms, running water, and a lounge area in which to relax and enjoy the sights on the shore. Start sail through scenic backwaters, passing through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. The houseboat will cruise through the Chambakulam area by mid-morning and anchor to explore the boat yard, which displays the traditional long snake boats used in races. Visit St. Mary’s Church, established by St. Thomas in 1721. In the evening, catch a glimpse of village life along the backwaters and experience a way of life unique to this region. The boat will pass through picturesque stretches of the backwaters of Alleppey and moor up for overnight in Vemabanadu Lake. Lunch, dinner and overnight in houseboat.
Day 04; Alleppey - Cochin (60kms/ 1.3hrs approx)
After breakfast disembark from houseboat and drive to Cochin drop off to your hotel or airport.
Pick up and drop off from your hotel.
2 Nights accommodation as per program in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
1 Night accommodation backwater houseboat in Alleppey with all meals on board.
Daily breakfast at hotels
Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.
1 Time monuments entrances of sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary (almost all places of tourist interest are included in our itinerary)
Activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Government licensed English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
Bottled water in car
Applicable GST (government taxes).
Hotels used or similar
Thekkady 2 nights
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County
Alleppey 1 night
3&4* - ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats
5* - Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, telephone etc.