Tour Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered: Cochin - Kumarakom - Kanjirapally - Kothamangalam - Sulthan Bathery - Tellicherry - Cochin
Day 01: Arrival at Cochin
The moment you arrive at Cochin International Airport, you'll be greeted by our tour representative. Soon after, you'll be taken to the hotel for check-in. You'll be highly amazed to see the dazzling historical cultures welcoming you in the form of mesmerizing temples and historical monuments. In the afternoon, you'll be taken out for a sightseeing tour. Major attractions include Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace, Chinese fishing nets and spice markets. In the evening, you'll return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Cochin - Kumarakom
After an early morning breakfast, you'll leave for Kumarakom. Upon arrival, you'll make a check-in at the resort and rest. The entire day, thereafter, will be at your disposal. For a thrilling side, you can engage in various recreational activities since you are surrounded by nature's bounties - hills, rivers, streams, canals and lagoons. Night stay will be at the resort.
Day 03: Kumarakom
A delicious breakfast will be followed by an enchanting boat ride in the backwaters. Here, you can witness some mesmerizing sights filled of pleasant surprises. Apart from the boat ride, you can also capture glimpses of the unique, exotic and enthralling cultures of the local tribal people settled along the backwater line. As an alternate, you can retreat back at the resort. Dinner and night's rest will be at the resort.
Day 04: Kumarakom - Kanjirapally
Satisfy your hunger pangs with a wholesome morning meal. You'll then proceed to Kanjirapally. Check in will be made at a heritage palace atop the hill. Post lunch, you'll taken for a trip to the rubber plantations to view the process of extracting rubber. Come back to the palace to enjoy a lavish dinner and doze off for the night.
Day 05: Kanjirapally
Revitalize yourself with a gorgeous breakfast, after which a full day city tour will follow. Popular tourist attractions include St. Dominic's Cathedral, Pazhayapalli St Mary's Old Church, Ganapathiyar Kovil, and Vengathanam Waterfalls. Besides touring the city, you can offer some peace and relaxation to your mind, body and soul with an Ayurvedic massage. To spend the night, you'll be dropped at the hotel at the end of the day.
Day 06: Kanjirapally - Kothamangalam
Take an early morning breakfast and travel to Kothamangalam. When you reach, you'll be taken an ancient bungalow for a check-in. After some rest and refreshments, an afternoon sightseeing tour will be made. Visits will be made to the wonderfully laid multi-crop plantations. Another eye-relaxing attraction is the beautiful bird sanctuary where you can sight some exotic birds. The bungalow will be your abode for the night.
Day 07: Kothamangalam
Satiate your morning appetite with a flavorsome meal. Soon after, you'll journey to Kodanad elephant orphanage. The main center of attraction will be your participation in feeding and bathing the elephants. Make your visit all the more valuable with an elephant ride. At the end of the short excursion, you'll have the rest of the day at your hand. Night stay will be at the bungalow.
Day 08: Kothamangalam - Sulthan Bathery
A drive to Sulthan Bathery will follow an early morning meal. The entire journey will keep you busy with breathtaking views of the natural beauty. Dense forests, paddy fields, pepper estates, tea estates, banana farms, coconut palms, and nutmeg estates are just a few wonders to admire and capture on your wide lens. When you reach, you'll be accommodated in a plantation estate. The day will be at your disposal. Have dinner and spend the night at the estate.
Day 09: Sulthan Bathery
Reenergize with a healthy breakfast and head on for an excursion to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Commonly sighted animals are elephants, tigers, monkeys, deer, panthers, sloth bears, sambhar and various other colorful birds and reptiles. From here, you'll travel to Edakkal Caves to peep into the living styles of the primitive people. Return back to the estate for overnight stay.
Day 10: Sulthan Bathery
Post breakfast, you are free to spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be at the estate.
Day 11: Sulthan Bathery - Tellicherry
Drive down to Tellicherry after breakfast. Established by the British, this fishing town is known for the 3Cs - Circus, Cricket and Cakes. Make a check in at the hotel and head on for a colorful and exuberant performance of Theyyam dance. For sleepover, you'll come back to the hotel.
Day 12: Tellicherry
Morning breakfast will be followed by a drive to the famous fish markets and Tellicherry Fort, built by the British. Another scenic attraction is Muzhappilangad Beach, Asia's only drive-in beach. You'll be dropped at the hotel in the evening for a sumptuous dinner and good night sleep.
Day 13: Tellicherry - Cochin
Enjoy the traditional delicacies served for breakfast at the hotel. You'll then proceed to Cochin. On arrival, you'll visit Fort Kochi and then head to the hotel for a check-in. In the remaining time, you can visit Ernakulam, a busy metropolis adjacent to Cochin, to complete your last minute shopping. A sunset cruise in the harbor will be arranged in the evening. You'll then be taken to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 14: Cochin - Departure
After a delectable breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport in-time to board the flight for onward travel.
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