Luxury Travel to Kerala: Discovering Another Side of India

Duration
Days 10
Destinations Covered
Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom – Cochin
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Kerala reveals a universe very different from other Indian states. It is one of the richest states in the country. What reveals the good quality of life of the inhabitants that can be observed during a India Tour . The diversity and the beauty of the landscapes are not in remainder throughout the courses, in particular during a trip of exception on the places. Through its backwaters, these immense networks of canals and rivers, one enjoys a particular panorama of an authentic local way of life. Along the water, aboard unusual boats called "houseboat", we observe in a magical atmosphere mesmerizing landscapes. In the center, Kerala is also reflected in grand agricultural valleys, tea plantations as far as the eye can see, lush mountains and plains as well as idyllic beaches in the Arabian Sea. A luxury trip in Kerala 10 days allows to understand this adventure under the sign of magic.

 

Additional services for you:

  • Benefit from the services of a professional French/ English-speaking guide during the visit of Cochin, Munnar and the splendid plantation of Thekkady.
  • Attend a Kathakali show in Cochin
  • Enjoy an unforgettable boat ride at Periyar Lake
  • Explore a splendid spice plantation in Thekkady
  • Go on an elephant ride for 30 minutes to Thekkady

Arrive at Cochin

You will be greeted upon your arrival by our representative in Cochin. You will then be transferred to your hotel . You will begin this exceptional trip by this city recognized as a perfect starting point and a must. It generally provides insight into the beauty and diversity present in the Kerala region. It reveals an exceptional living environment. Former Portuguese and English counter, it presents a cosmopolitan atmosphere. In addition, it is the commercial and industrial capital of the Indian state of Kerala. It promises indeed incredible discoveries.

You will spend the night in Cochin.

Cochin

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Then you will go to explore the city for half a day. The day begins with a visit to the sumptuous Dutch palace of Mattancherry, which was built by the Portuguese in 1955 before being offered as a present at the Raja of Kochi named Veera Kerala Varman. The adventure will continue with a detour in the old Jewish synagogue that was built in 1568. Although it was partially destroyed by the Portuguese, the Dutch have been able to restore it. It will also be a special step to experience during a luxury trip to India to discover Chinese squares or fishing nets and the local market for its various local products such as spices. The day will be closed with a dance performance called Kathakali, a typical traditional dance.

In the evening you will return to the hotel.

You will spend the night in Cochin

Cochin – Munnar (120 km / 4 - 5 h)

 

After having breakfast, you will leave for Munnar during your luxury trip to India. It was, at one time, the summer resort of the former British administration of South India. It is located at the confluence of three mountain streams such as Muthirapuzha, Kundala and Nallathanni. It is perched at about 1,600 meters in the hills. Because of this situation, the resort offers a serene living environment. Munnar is adorned with magnificent tea plantations, waterfalls, streams and splendid cottages dating from the time of colonization.

Check-in at the hotel and you will enjoy a free evening.

You will spend the night in Munnar.

Exploration of Munnar

For this day, the trip will turn to Eravikulam National Park. You will discover various species of endangered fauna. Enjoying a beautiful hike in the park, you will have a spectacular view of the tea plantations. The route will continue to the Tea Museum (closed every Monday). This museum tells the story of tea plantations in the region. The ride then continues to Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel and spend the night in Munnar.

Free day in Munnar

After breakfast, discover the resort yourself during the day.

You will spend the night in Munnar.

Munnar – Thekkady (90 km / 2 h 30)

After breakfast, head for Thekkady or Periyar. Then you will check in at the hotel. Thekkady is a unique place where the landscape is invigorating with lush hills as far as the eye can see, huge spice plantations and a very rich biodiversity. The places are recognized especially for its must-visit national park during a cheap India tour. Overnight at Thekkady

Thekkady

You will have breakfast before enjoying a pleasant boat ride on the beautiful Periyar Lake. Then you will discover his sanctuary turned to the wild life. You continue with a tour of the spice plantations before having fun riding an elephant for half an hour. It will be a memorable moment to schedule with your travel agency in India.

Overnight at Thekkady.

Thekkady – Kumarakom (120 km / 3 h)

After breakfast, you leave for Kumarakom during this India tour. This is a beautiful emerald-colored peninsula set in the beautiful landscape of Vembanad Lake. The latter is a stretch of water that abounds with many traditional rafts, canoes and boats. With its mainland route, the waters of the lake form a labyrinth of impressive lagoons, waterways and canals. Overnight in Kumarakom.

Free day in Kumarakom


After breakfast, you can choose your own activities to explore the peninsula on this trip to Kerala. You will have a vehicle at your disposal. Overnight in Kumarakom.

Retour à Cochin

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin Airport to catch your return flight.

 

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