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Must See Places of Kerala & Tamilnadu with Kovalam Beach

Package price 3900 per person sharing twin

Product Code : AGORA713

Must See Places of Kerala & Tamilnadu with Kovalam Beach private tour will begin with pick up from Cochin airport. Explore Kerala famous for its unique geography, palm-lined beaches, tranquil backwaters, and mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. Further in Tamil Nadu you will visit few Dravidian-style large Hindu temples, including UNESCO WHS of the Great Living Chola Temples. At the end unwind yourself on the beach of Kovalam.

 

Day 1: Arrive Cochin

On arrival at Cochin airport assistance & transfer hotel, check in. In the evening enjoy Kathakali, a traditional dance form of Kerala with lavish costumes, exotic makeup, masks etc. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 2: Cochin - Alleppey (60kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning city tour visiting Fort Cochin St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutchs Palace & Chinese fishing nets. Later transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef & driver. O/n in houseboat.

 

Day 3: Alleppey - Thekkady (160kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Disembark from houseboat and drive to Thekkady check in at hotel. Evening watch Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 4: Thekkady

Breakfast at hotel. Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephant, rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. Later spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee etc. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 5: Thekkady - Munnar (100kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Munnar via Ramakkalmedu one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can find here a wind farm generating electricity. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock and the highest twin-statue in Kerala called Kuravan & Kurathi. Continue drive to Munnar check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 6: Munnar

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 7: Munnar - Madurai (160kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 8: Madurai - Trichy - Thanjavur (190kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur, via visiting Trichy Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. On arrival check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 9: Visit Great Living Chola Temples in Thanjavur, Darasuram & Gangaikondacholapuram (150kms round)

Breakfast at hotel. Full day to visit The Great Living Chola Temples. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Also visit Thanjavur Palace & Museum. Thenafter excursion to visit Darasuram, Airavateshwarar Temple a storehouse of art and architecture and Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple complex which includes Nandi Mandapa, Alankar Mandapa, Maha Mandapa, Mukha Mandapa and Ardha Mandapa. Back to your hotel for o/n stay. 

 

Day 10: Thanjavur - Rameshwaram (250kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Rameshwaram check in at hotel. Visit Ramanathaswamy Temple one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples with world longest corridor and immaculate carvings on pillars. Also visit to Adams Bridge the chain of reefs, sandbanks and islets that almost connects Sri Lanka with India. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 11: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (310kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kanyakumari check in at hotel. Visit Kanyakumari Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vattakottai Fort. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 12: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (80kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kovalam check in at hotel. Later visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika & Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Drive through popular beaches. O/n at hotel.
 

Day 13: Kovalam

Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy to relax and personal activities. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 14: Kovalam

Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy to relax and personal activities. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 15: Kovalam - Trivandrum Airport (20kms) or Cochin Airport (250kms)

Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Assistance on arrival at airport.

14 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.

Daily breakfast at hotels.

Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.

English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

Bottled drinking water in car.

Government taxes.

 

Hotels used or similar for 14 nights accommodation


Cochin x 1 night
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien

Alleppey x 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)

Pariyar (Thekkady) x 2 night
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County

Munnar x 2 nights
3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle
4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County

Madurai x 1 night
3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai’s Residency
4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai

Thanjavur x 2 night
3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers 
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
5* - Svatma

Rameshwaram x 1 night 
3* & 4*- Daiwik Hotel
5* - Hyatt Place Rameswaram

Kanyakumari x 1 night
3* - Sea Shore/ Hotel Seaface
4* & 5* - Anantya Resorts/ Annai Resorts and Spa

Kovalam x 3 nights
3* - Harmonia Beach Resort/ Sagara Beach Resort
4* - Estuary Island Resort/ Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
5* - Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove/ The Leela Kovalam Beach

Any flight ticket

Camera charges at monuments.

Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.

Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

Gratuities & optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in inclusions.