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Best of Kerla (08 Days)
Destinations Covered : Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin Back Waters
Elephants in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Assistance and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02 : Cochin
Morning sightseeing tour. Cochin, Kerala's commercial centre, it has a fine natural harbour. Cochin(Kochi) gateway for Kerala is famous for Mattanchery Palace, St. Francis Church, Wellington Island, Bolghatty Island, Chinese Fishing nets and Jewish Synagogue. Cruising on the back-waters provides glimpses of the rural life, fine view of the harbour and three islands.Evening witness Kathakali Dance Show in a theatre. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Cochin - Periyar drive, 180 km
Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Periyar, spread over an area of 777 sq km, this sanctuary has about 35 tigers and leopards. However, sighting a tiger in Periyar is a fortune for one out of thousand. The park encompasses a 26 sq km artificial lake and is the home of sambars, wild boars, elephants and antelopes which can be occasionally seen on the banks of the river during a boat cruise. Periyar, otherwise, blessed by Nature has enormous tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations and is lush green.
Day 04 : Periyar - Kumarakom drive, 136 km
House Boats of Kerala Drive to Kumarakom via Kottayam. Kottayam, 64 kms from Cochin, it is another commercial centre of Kerala. Dotted with churches and covered with rubber plantations, Kottayam is just 16 km away from Kumarakom and Vembanand Lake. To the city's west are delightful backwaters and to its east is the most fertile and scenic part of the Western Ghats having rubber, tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free.

Day 05 : Kumarakom - Alleppey backwater cruise St Mary's Church
Embark Kerala Houseboat "Kettuvalam" at Kumarakom. Head towards Munnattumugham village, thru interior backwaters. Continue to Champakulam, earlier named as Kalloorkad, the ancient trade centre of backwaters. Visit famous St, Marys Forance Church that is believed as blessed by Str. Francis in 42 AD. The murla paintings by vegetable oil is an exciting panoramic vision. Visit the famous Champakulam snake boat construction yard. Night stay at Champakulam village.

Day 06 : Alleppey - Kovalam
Kerala Backwaters After breakfast, leisurely cruise towards Alleppey finishing point jetty. Disembark at 0930 hours and drive to Kovalam. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 : Kovalam
Day at leisure.

Day 08 : Kovalam - Trivandrum - dep
Transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.

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