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For a combination of magical beach and mountain settings, book this Essence of Kerala Tour through India By Car And Driver to travel to Cochin, Munnar, Periyar and Kovalam and discover the best of Southern India.
On arrival in Cochin, you will be met by our English-speaking representative who will take you to your chosen hotel in an air-conditioned car. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and overnight stay in Cochin.
After breakfast you will visit Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, the Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church and the Indo-Portuguese Museum – all part of Cochin’s rich history as a trading port. In the evening, you have to the opportunity to visit the Kathakali Center to enjoy traditional local dance. Overnight stay Cochin.
COCHIN – MUNNAR
After breakfast your driver will be waiting to take you to Munnar – one of India’s largest tea production areas. On arrival check into your hotel and you will then depart to visit Eravikulam National Park and Mattupetty Dam, as well as a tea museum, before setting out for a walk around the tea plantation. Overnight stay Munnar.
MUNNAR – PERIYAR
Breakfast at hotel before leaving with your driver for Periyar. On arrival, check into your hotel and then explore Periyar National Park, and Periyar Lake, where you can take a boating trip. This is where you will see wild elephants.Overnight stay at Periyar.
PERIYAR – HOUSEBOAT
Leave your hotel after breakfast and your driver will take you to the boarding point for your houseboat – the beginning of a peaceful backwater journey, where life stands still. All meals will be served onboard and you will have the chance to relax as you cruise. Overnight on houseboat.
HOUSEBOAT – KOVALAM
Breakfast onboard, as you set sail for Kovalam.And on arrival, you will be met by our representative, who will take you to your chosen hotel. Rest of day at leisure and overnight Kovalam.
After breakfast, explore this charming town and visit Lighthouse Beach, ThiruvallamParasurama Temple and Samudra Beach. Overnight stay Kovalam.
KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM AND DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel, and then depart with your driver to Trivandrum, to connect with your onward flight.
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