Cochin to Thekkady & Alleppey
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Product Code : AGORA87
The Cochin to Thekkady and Alleppey tour takes you through the lush green forests of Thekkady and the enchanting backwaters of Alleppey. The tour starts with a visit to the Kadathanadan Kalari Centre in Thekkady, where you can witness the famous martial art form of Kerala known as Kalaripayattu. Explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat and take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, and coffee. The tour ends with a houseboat ride through the serene backwaters of Alleppey.
Day 1: Cochin - Thekkady (170kms)
You will be picked up from your hotel or Cochin airport and driven to Thekkady. Check-in at the hotel, and in the evening, visit Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, which is famous for the renowned Kerala art known as Kalaripayattu. You can witness the skilled performers showcase their talents in self-defense. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Thekkady
After breakfast, explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. The sanctuary is home to various animals such as elephants, bison, sambar deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tigers, and wild boar. You can also spot various species of snakes and birds. Afterward, take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates, etc. You can also visit the local market to purchase some fragrant spices. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Thekkady - Alleppey (135kms)
After breakfast, transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board a houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. You will pass through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. Alleppey is referred to as the Venice of the East due to its canals, backwaters, and lagoons. Enjoy palm-fringed narrow canals winding through vast expanse of paddy fields and neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals. The houseboats have a sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck, and a fully loaded kitchen with a chef and driver. Lunch, dinner & overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 4: Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)
After breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin for drop off at your hotel or airport.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 3 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 3 nights accommodation
Thekkady 2 nights
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County
Alleppey 1 night
3* - Deluxe Houseboat (ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats)
4* - Premium Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats)
5* - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.