India's Tropical Malabar Coast Kerala Tour

Enjoy this 6Days tour of Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations. This tour give you a chance to see beautiful sights in Kochi, Amazing hills of Munnar tea gardens. Enjoy a traditional Kerala dance show which is Kathakali a vibrant culture.

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$706

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Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • A safe and comfortable air-conditioned private car with driver
    • Fuel for car, road and state taxes, toll fees, parking fees, Driver and driver’s food and lodging
    • Transfers and land transportation according to itinerary.
    • 3-Star Budget accommodation with bed & breakfast in all hotels as per tour plan
    • Half day Jeep Safari excursion to visit tea-plantation & tea factory in Munnar
    • During Jeep safari in Munnar lunch at Local South Indian Restaurant
    • All applicable taxes related with this tour
    • Kathakali dance show tickets in Kochi only
    • Entry/Admission - Kerala Kathakali Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Lockhart Tea Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Any monument entry tickets or other fee if apply
    • Tips, laundry, telephone bills, luggage handling and Beverages.
    • Any mandatory Gala dinners in hotel if apply
    • If accommodation need to upgrades for 4-star or 5-star would be possible on additional cost.
    • Personal Expenses such as on shopping, etc
    • Entry/Admission - Mattancherry Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Mattupetty Dam

  • Day 1: Arriving Cochin Airport

    Pass By: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
    On arrival at Kochi airport meet and greet with tour representative later he will introduce your tour driver and you will be transferred to the pre-booked hotel in Kochi. Overnight stay at hotel in Kochi

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel Millennium Continental or similar 3star hotel

    Day 2: Cochin Sightseeing & Evening enjoy Kathakali Dance Show

    Stop At: Mattancherry Palace, Palace Road, Kochi (Cochin) India
    Today morning after breakfast start sightseeing tour in Cochi and start visit to:

    Mattancherry Palace & Jewish Synagogue: The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. The Palace was built and gifted by the Portuguese as a present to the king of Cochin around 1555. The Dutch carried out some extensions and renovations in the palace in 1663, and thereafter it was popularly called Dutch Palace. It is also called Paradesi synagogue is a word used in several Indian languages, and the literal meaning of the term is "foreigners", applied to the synagogue because it was built by Sephardic or Spanish-speaking Jews, some of them from families exiled in Aleppo, Safed and other West Asian localities. It is also referred to as the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue. [Above monument Timings: Dutch Palace/Mattancherry: Timings 10:00am to 5pm, Closed on Fridays and National holidays / Jewish Synagogue: 10 am to 5pm, Break Time - 12pm to 3pm, Closed on Friday & Saturday & Jewish Holidays]
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi Beach Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
    In India, Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) are fishing nets that are fixed land installations for fishing. While commonly known as "Chinese fishing nets" in India, the more formal name for such nets is "shore operated lift nets". Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Parade & KB Jacob Road Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
    The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round. It is a place of devotion as well as a center of historic significance, endowed with architectural and artistic grandeur and colours of the gothic style.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Church of Saint Francis, Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India
    St. Francis CSI Church, in Fort Kochi (a.k.a. Fort Cochin), originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India. and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kerala Kathakali Centre, near Santa Cruz Basilica K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
    Evening visit to the culture centre in Kochi to see Kathakali dance show. Elements of the art of Kathakali are found in the ancient ritual plays of Hindu temples and various dance forms that are believed to have been gradually developed in Kerala from as early as the 2nd Century until the end of the 16th Century. Many of its characteristics are very much older than its literature, as they are a continuation of older traditions, but these did not crystallize until the 17th Century when the Rajah of Kottarakkara, a small principality in central Travancore, wrote plays based on the Hindu epic "Ramayana" in Sanskritized Malayam, which could be understood by ordinary people.

    Later return to the hotel, Overnight stay at hotel in Kochi
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel in Kochi
    Accommodation included: Hotel Millennium Continental or similar 3star hotel

    Day 3: Cochin - Munnar (130km/4Hrs Drive)

    Stop At: Mattupetty Dam, Munnar Top Station Highway, Munnar 685616 India
    Today after breakfast drive to Munnar a hill station in Kerala state. Enjoy visiting Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake, and the Echo point. on arrival check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Munnar.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at Cochin hotel than leave to Munnar today
    Accommodation included: Hotel Grand Plaza Munnar or similer 3-star hotel

    Day 4: Munnar Jeep Safari to Tea Plantation visit (Half day)

    Stop At: Lockhart Tea Museum, Munnar Kumilly Highway Lockhart Estate, Devikulam 685612 India
    Start sightseeing tour of Munnar by Jeep safari drive through the KananDevan Hills tea plantations, scenic beauty valleys, Lock heart gap, spice plantations etc. After around 25 kms of jeep ride through the normal road we will reach the jeep able, jumpy, bumpy, rugged road to the World’s highest organic tea growing estate.
    After visiting the Factory we will have fresh tea picked, processed and made on the spot. Soon after we will start walking to a small ground to have lunch near the cliff at local south Indian restaurant with wonderful view around, then will proceed to Munnar in the jeep itself. Ride will be through the tea plantations jeepable rugged road and we can have a close look to the spectacular country side and the rural Tamil people, working in the tea plantations.

    Later drive back to Hotel stay overnight at Hotel in Munnar

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at Munnar Hotel
    • Lunch: Enjoy lunch at Local South Indian cuisine restaurant in Munnar after visit tea factory & Museum
    Accommodation included: Hotel Grand Plaza Munnar or similar 3-star hotel

    Day 5: Munnar - Alleppey (Your backwater trip)

    Pass By: Alappuzha, Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, Kerala
    After breakfast check out from the hotel in Munnar and proceed to Alleppey on arrival check-in Houseboat.

    Following by the lunch on board the Houseboat for a unique experience through the narrow canals and channels of the backwaters of Kerala.

    The materials that go into the making of houseboat are all local and Eco-friendly; bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats carpets, etc.

    The Houseboat provides all comforts - Beds, a kitchen, western toilet & 24Hrs Aircon - Traditional lanterns are used as lights.

    Spend the day cruising on a boat. Through remote tribal villages along the tranquil backwaters of Kerala is a superb experience.

    Sensational in its own silent way, the cruise takes you along snake boat docks, friendly cheering villagers, coir (Jute) making communities, toddy (local spirit) shops, fishing nets pitched for the day's catch, bounded paddy fields and manual canoes of different sizes criss-crossing each other.

    The experience enables you to reach beautiful untouched areas. The night takes traditional dinner at the houseboat.

    Stay overnight in Houseboat in Alleppey.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at Munnar hotel than leave to Alleppey your next destination
    • Lunch: Take lunch on Houseboat
    • Dinner: Enjoy dinner on Houseboat
    Accommodation included: 24 Hrs Aircon facility of Premium category houseboat in Alleppey

    Day 6: Alleppey - Departure (Kochi Airport)

    Pass By: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
    After breakfast in houseboat de-board, the houseboat in Alleppey meet your driver again there and drive to Cochin International airport for your onward destination - Departure transfer tour ends..

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast on Houseboat in Alleppey
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Cochin International Airport, Airport Rd, Kochi, Kerala 683111, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our tour representative will meet you at Kochi airport. He will be holding your reservation name placard there and later he introduces your tour driver and transfer to the hotel.Airports
    • Kochi Airport, Kochi (Cochin) India
    Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • In case of 3 adults book this tour we provide 01 Triple bed Room
    • 1-3 pax we provide Swift Airon Car
    • 1-5 pax we provide Toyota Innova car
    • 2-6 pax we provide Mini Airocon Tempo traveller
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Tea Plantation visit in Munnar subject to weather condition (July-September)
    • Backwater trip in Alleppey is subject to weather condition (July-September)
    • Alleppey to Kochi airport travel distance 85Km/02 Hours drive so book your flight ticket accordingly
    • Minimum 02 adults is required to book
    • Prepare your rain coats & Umbrellas travel during July-September in Kerala
    • You will find your name Pla-Card on your arrival airport or train station with "ABYSS TOURS"
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Group Size

8

Organised by Abyss Tours

Activity ID: V-24536P28

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