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Kerala Nature & Pilgrimage Tour (12 Days)

Kerala, situated in the south – western sector of India, quietly placed between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, with palm lined coastline, harbour and fascinating beaches. In Kerala you will find vast hill stations, backwater canals, wildlife, spice, coffee and tea plantations. Kerala is worldly known for Ayurveda, the ancient holistic science of healing of human body. You will also explore the ancient temples which will provides you with a deep insight into brilliant architectural, sculptural and artistic skills of the engineers, architects and artisans of the bygone times. Standing tall, these temples are today, India’s precious jewels adding to its rich heritage.

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$2,209

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 11x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 12 nights
    • Bottled drinking water in car
    • Private English speaking guide in each cities on sightseeing days.
    • Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle from arrival till departure as per tour program
    • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Permit charges to visit National Park
    • Boat ride in Periyar River
    • Tea Testing tour in Munnar
    • Government taxes.
    • Entry/Admission - Napier Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Jain Temple Kanyakumari
    • Entry/Admission - Padmanabhapuram Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Adam's Bridge - Rama Setu
    • Entry/Admission - Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
    • Entry/Admission - Periyar Tiger Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
    • Entry/Admission - Kerala Kathakali Centre
    What's excluded :
    • Any air fare
    • Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
    • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
    • Or anything not mentioned in inclusions.

  • Day 1: Trivandrum / Cochin airport – Kovalam (20kms/ 30minuts drive)

    Pass By: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala
    On arrival at Trivandrum or Cochin airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel in Kovalam (hotels check in time 1200hr afternoon, early check in subject to rooms availability).

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at beach hotel.

    Day 2: Kovalam

    Stop At: Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Manjalikulam Road W Nada, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695023 India
    Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Trivandrum. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple the guardian deity of the city. The Maharaja of Travancore till date pays homage at the Padmanabhan Swamy Temple that enshrines the image of Lord Vishnu reclining under the hood of "Anantha" the great serpent. Also visit Attukal Temple a Hindu religious shrine.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Napier Museum, Museum Rd, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) India
    The city has a rich tradition of nurturing art and culture since ancient times, witness same by visiting Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika & Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Drive thru famous beaches which include Shankumugham Beach, Kovalam Beach, Vizhinjam lighthouse & Light House Beach Road.
    Duration: 4 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at beach hotel.

    Day 3: Kovalam – Kanyakumari (85kms/ 2hrs)

    Pass By: Kanyakumari Tirupati Temple, Chennekothapalli Rd North-Eastern end of Vivekananda Kendram Campus, Kanyakumari 629702 India
    Breakfast at hotel, drive to Kanyakumari check in at hotel.

    Stop At: Jain Temple Kanyakumari, Kovalam-Kanyakumari Road, Kanyakumari India
    Later city tour visit Kanyakumari Temple one of the 108 Shakti Peetha in Hindu mythology. The temple is one of the major Hindu temples across India and is mentioned in almost all the ancient Hindu scriptures. Gandhi Mandapam and Vivekananda Memorial, watching sun set from here is the big attraction.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Padmanabhapuram Palace, Padmanabhapuram Village Near Thuckalay, Kanyakumari India
    Padmanabhapuram Palace, a temple town, located 11km from the city of Kanyakumari. The temples here are built in the distinctive Dravidian style and are adorned with massive gopurams which are a common characteristic of all the Dravidian temples. Kanyakumari is an excellent shopping destination for buying various seashell items.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at beach hotel.

    Day 4: Kanyakumari – Rameshwaram (325kms / 8hrs)

    Pass By: Rameswaram, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu
    After breakfast, drive to Rameshwaram, check in at hotel.

    Stop At: Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Rameswaram 623 526 India
    Rameshwaram is an island separated from the mainland by a small strait of water. Rameshwaram is famous for the Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Rama who, it is believed, had descended on its shores and built a bridge across the Palk Strait to reach Lanka in his quest to rescue Sita from Ravana. Additionally, the temple is famous for being one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Siva. Lord Rama had constructed a Siva linga in order to offer thanks to the Lord after killing Ravana. Hence, the temple is a sacred site for both Shaivites and Vaishnavites. The grandest part of the temple is the 1219 m pillared corridor consisting of 3.6m high granite pillars, richly carved and well proportioned. Built in the 12th century AD, the temple with its awe-inspiring corridors are the longest in India.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at beach hotel.

    Day 5: Rameshwaram – Madurai (175kms/ 4hrs)

    Stop At: Adam's Bridge - Rama Setu, between Pamban Island and Mannar Island, Rameswaram India
    Early morning visit to Adam's Bridge the name given to the chain of reefs, sandbanks and islets that almost connects Sri Lanka with India. According to legend, this is the series of stepping stones used by the monkey army, lead by Hanuman to cross the ocean in a bid to rescue Sita from the clutch of Ravana.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Madurai, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu
    Breakfast at hotel drive to Madurai, check in at hotel.

    Stop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Venmani Rd, Sellur, Madurai 625002 India
    Later city tour visit the Meenakshi Sundareshwar, one of the largest temple complexes in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market stalls. Later visit Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Also visit the Tirumal Nayak’s Palace; a highly decorative monument. Its enormous roofed arcade supported by 48 – foot high stone pillar, still stands. In the evening visit the famous Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple to attend the Aarti (Prayers) witnessing interesting rituals and ceremonies.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at beach hotel.

    Day 6: Madurai – Periyar (140kms/ 4hrs)

    Pass By: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily, Thekkady India
    Breakfast at hotel drive to Periyar, check in at Jungle Resort.

    Stop At: Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, Laksham Veedu Colony Road Kumly, Thekkady 685509 India
    Afterwards take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. You could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at beach hotel.

    Day 7: Periyar – Munnar (110kms/ 3hrs)

    Stop At: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki and Pathanamthitta Districts, Thekkady 685536 India
    Breakfast at hotel sunrise, explore the forest by boat or by trekking through the forest, you may have opportunity to see the herd of Elephant bathing in the river.

    Animals found here include elephant, gaur, wild boars and birds like ibis and grey heron. Take a boating at Periyar Lake to view animals with a bit of extra luck we may be able to see the rare tiger as well.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Pass By: Munnar, Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala
    Later drive to Munnar, check in at hotel.

    Stop At: Munnar, Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala
    During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year make it the favorite tourist places. The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range expose its beauty.
    Visit a tea estate and have tea testing tour.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at beach hotel.

    Day 8: Munnar

    Pass By: Pothamedu Viewpoint, Pothamedu, Munnar India
    After breakfast, visit to Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.

    Pass By: Mattupetty Dam, Munnar Top Station Highway, Munnar 685616 India
    Mattupetty dam and its reservoir, this concrete gravity dam is built between the hill ranges and it is used mainly for water storage for hydroelectric projects.

    Stop At: Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, Munnar India
    Eravikulam National Park, The Nilgiri Tahr can be observed at close quarters here. This park established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiri Ibex) is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Pass By: Echo Point, Munnar-Top Station Highway, Munnar 685616 India
    Echo Point, go there and scream as loud as you can and wait for a minute. You can hear your echo back!

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 9: Munnar – Kumarakom (150kms/ 3hrs)

    Pass By: Kumarakom, Kumarakom, Kottayam District, Kerala
    After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom check in at hotel.

    Stop At: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom India
    The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian stork that live there in flocks is a fascination for visitors. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat trip round the islands.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 10: Kumarakom – Alleppey (Backwaters tours through sailing boat to Alleppey)

    Stop At: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha India
    After breakfast, embarks at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey. While sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget.

    The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats. The Houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a Chef, and Driver. Dinner and overnight at the houseboat.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in houseboat

    Day 11: Alleppey – Cochin (60kms/ 1.30hrs)

    Pass By: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
    After breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin, check in at hotel.

    Stop At: Fort Kochi, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
    Later city tour of the Cochin visit; Fort Cochin famous for Chinese fishing nets, scenic beaches and architectural style of ancient buildings. At St. Frances Church see the town of Vasco da Gama. The Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568 in the old part of Mattancherry Town, is one of the oldest lively synagogues. Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace has an incomparable collection of huge Kerala Temple murals, exhibits & portraits. You may also visit the famous Hill Palace Museum, the largest archaeological and heritage museum in Kerala. Bolgatty Palace is the oldest living Dutch palaces outside Holland, now converted into a heritage hotel.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Kerala Kathakali Centre, near Santa Cruz Basilica K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
    In the evening, enjoy the Kathakali Dance, one of India's most famous Classical dances with lavish costumes, exotic makeup & Masks intensifying the beauty of the dancer’s intricate moments.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 12: Cochin – Departure (flight)

    Pass By: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
    Breakfast at hotel, as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick from Trivandrum or Cochin AirportAirports
    • Trivandrum Intl Airport, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) India
    • Kochi Airport, Kochi (Cochin) India
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Price using 3 star hotel 10/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2021 - 9/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Price using 4 star hotel 10/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2021 - 9/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Price using 5 star hotel 10/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2021 - 9/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Agora Voyages OPC Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-135633P38

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