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Cochin to Thekkady & Alleppey

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Product Code : AGORA87

Experience the diverse and captivating beauty of Kerala with our Cochin to Thekkady & Alleppey tour. Begin your journey in Cochin, known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, before heading to Thekkady, home to the renowned Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and aromatic spice plantations. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Kerala with captivating performances at the Kadathanadan Kalari Centre. Continue your adventure to Alleppey, often referred to as the Venice of the East, where you'll cruise through the mesmerizing backwaters on a traditional houseboat. Indulge in authentic Kerala cuisine, witness unique farming practices, and unwind amidst serene landscapes, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime.


Day 1: Cochin to Thekkady (170kms)

Upon your arrival at Cochin airport or your hotel, you'll be greeted by our representative. After a warm welcome, embark on a scenic drive to Thekkady. As you journey through the winding roads, you'll be mesmerized by the lush landscapes and the beauty of Kerala's countryside. On reaching Thekkady, check-in at your chosen hotel. Later in the evening, dive into the rich cultural heritage of Kerala with a visit to the Kadathanadan Kalari Centre. Experience the ancient martial art form of Kalaripayattu, where skilled performers exhibit breathtaking moves of self-defense, showcasing the state's vibrant history and traditions. After this captivating performance, return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.


Day 2: Thekkady Exploration

Rise and shine with a delicious breakfast, energizing you for a day full of adventures. Your first destination is the renowned Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Embark on a shared boat ride across the serene Periyar Lake, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Marvel at the sight of elephants frolicking by the water's edge, herds of bison grazing peacefully, and keep an eye out for the elusive tiger that occasionally makes an appearance. The sanctuary is also a paradise for bird watchers, with species like the Malabar grey hornbill and Nilgiri flycatcher adding to its biodiversity. After your wildlife rendezvous, journey into the heart of Thekkady's spice plantations. A guided tour will take you through the aromatic gardens, showcasing the cultivation of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and pepper. Enhance your understanding of these aromatic treasures that Kerala is famous for. Adding a sweet touch to your itinerary, proceed to a local honey farm. Engage in an interactive session to learn about the intricate process of honey extraction, the life cycle of bees, and the crucial role they play in our ecosystem. Before the day concludes, meander through the bustling local market of Thekkady. Revel in the vibrant ambiance as you explore stalls brimming with spices, handicrafts, and local produce. It's the perfect opportunity to purchase some authentic Kerala spices or handcrafted souvenirs. After an enriching day, return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay.


Day 3: Thekkady to Alleppey (135kms)

After a hearty breakfast, bid adieu to Thekkady as you head towards Alleppey, the Venice of the East. On reaching the Alleppey boat jetty, board a traditional houseboat for a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. Cruise along the serene waterways, passing through landscapes where farming is practiced below sea level, a unique phenomenon exclusive to this region. Admire the palm-fringed canals, vast expanses of paddy fields, and quaint hamlets that dot the shores. The houseboat offers a luxurious experience with its spacious sitting-cum-dining area, cozy bedrooms with attached bathrooms, and a sun deck to soak in the views. A dedicated chef onboard will treat you to delicious Kerala delicacies, ensuring a memorable culinary journey. As the sun sets, the houseboat will anchor for the night. Relish a delectable dinner prepared with local ingredients, under a canopy of stars. Drift off to sleep with the gentle lullaby of the backwaters, promising another day of exploration ahead.


Day 4: Alleppey to Cochin (60kms)

Wake up to the soothing sounds of nature and enjoy a delightful breakfast onboard. Post breakfast, it's time to disembark from the houseboat and drive back to Cochin. Reflect upon the unforgettable experiences and memories created during your journey as you make your way to your hotel or the airport for your onward journey.

- 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.