Start in Kochi (Cochin) and end in Goa! With the adventure tour Magical Kerala with Mumbai and Goa, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 5 other destinations in India. Magical Kerala with Mumbai and Goa includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Upon arrival at Cochin Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Kochi. KOCHI: Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a beautiful city in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. Over the years, the history and development of this city carries stubborn marks of the British, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese. It is undoubtedly the best starting point on your discovery to capture the beauty of Gods own country - Kerala. On reaching, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Kochi. Today, go for Kochi sightseeing tour begins with visit to Fort Kochi located on the western coast of India amidst the pristine waters of Arabian Sea. On visiting this fort, soak in the mesmerizing specimens of the bygone era. The architecture of this gorgeous fort uncovers the layers of colonial influence ingrained in this city. Visit the St. Francis Church within the middle of forts complex. Built in the year 1503, it is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. The lofty architecture of this Church is impressive in every way and has managed to retain its ancient charm, over the years. Also, visit the Jewish Synagogue located close to Fort Kochi, which is more than 100-years old. It was built in 1568 and is a showpiece displaying hand-painted floor tiles, Belgium-imported glass chandeliors and rare antiques etc. and an exclusive gallery. Your Kochi sightseeing tour ends with visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. They are a hallmark of the Fort Kochi, visible from Fort Kochi. The concept of these fishing nets is said to be introduced by Zheng He (a Chinese explorer). Here the fishing nets are made of bamboo and teakwood poles and practice the principle of balance. Almost every visitor visits here - especially during sunset - to click few candids. End your day watching the traditional Kathakali Dance Show in Kochin. Overnight stay at hotel in Cochin.
In and around MunnarAfter breakfast, drive to Munnar. MUNNAR: a beautiful hill station named after three rivers: Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly. It is a popular honeymoon destination in Kerala that offers spellbinding views of vast spice and tea plantations. It also boasts the highest peak in South India - Anamudi. Munnar is surrounded by various wildlife sanctuaries that houses the grizzled giant squirrel, Elephant, Gaur, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar, etc and the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (Mountain Goat). Also, a blue flower "Neelakurinji:" grows here in every 12 years. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Later, head for sightseeing tour of Munnar with first visit to the Munnar Tea Estates: Munnar is a city renowned for its bountiful tea plantations nestled amidst pristine nature. Walk through these sprawling tea estates and soak yourself in the refreshing aroma of the tea leaves. Here you can also visit the Tea Museum that showcases old photographs and huge machinery that have been used in tea processing over the years. Also, get a first hand experience of how tea is processed. Explore the Eravikulam National Park, a must-visit attraction located in Munnar. Its the first of its kind in Kerala that is home to the exotic Nilgiri Tahr (Mountain Goat) and various other endangered species. (The park is closed in the mating season for the Nilgiri tahr, which is an endangered species and this usually happens in February to April every year. ) Also, a flower that blooms once in 12 years - Neelakurinji (next to be seen in 2018), is another attraction here. Also, visit the Mattupetty Dam: a concrete gravity dam constructed between 1949 and 1953 for the purpose of conservation of water and hydroelectricity generation. The captivating reflections of the surrounding tea gardens falling upon the still water is the best part of this dam. Overnight stay at hotel in Munnar.
In and around PeriyarAfter breakfast, our representative will drive you to Periyar. PERIYAR: It is a landscape, set amidst the Western Ghats, in Kerala that entices its visitors with its rich biodiversity and natural vistas. It is famous for its Wildlife Sanctuary, which is considered to be one of the major tiger reserves in India. Nestled in the Western Ghats, it is blessed with exotic wildlife and scenic charm. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar.
After breakfast, visit the popular Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - a reserve of Bengal tigers, Indian elephants, Wild Boars, Tigers, Leopards, etc. It has an around 100-years old artificial water lake where you can sight tigers, baby elephants and couple of other animals in a playful mood. Here you will go for a Boat ride (Optional) at the Periyar Lake to capture rich glimpses of wildlife, tea/coffee and spice plantations etc. Overnight stay at hotel in Thekkady.
In and around AlleppeyAfter breakfast, drive to Alleppey. ALLEPPEY: Alleppey, also called the Venice of India, is located in the Alapuzzha district of Kerala. Here you can hire a houseboat to stay or explore the tropical village life, tea and spice plantations and pristine beauty of Kerala. On arrival, board the Houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam. Cruise around backwaters of Alleppey to observe & experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Enjoy dinner and a pleasant overnight stay at a houseboat in Alleppey.
Enjoy early morning breakfast and after some relaxation on houseboat, boat arrives at Alleppey finishing point jetty. Later, our company representative will transfer you to the Cochin Airport to board your flight to Mumbai.
After breakfast, proceed with Mumbai sightseeing tour with first visit to the Elephanta Caves located on the Elephanta island. Enjoy a ferry ride from the Gateway of India to the Elephanta Caves built between 5th-8th centuries. These caves are originally a set of rock-cut cave temple. An impressive 20 ft. high Trimurthi featuring the three aspects of Lord Shiva: Creator, Protector and Destroyer is the prime highlight of this cave temple. Take the ferry ride back to the Gateway of India. Spend time clicking photographs at the Gateway of India - one of the prime landmarks of Mumbai built in 1924 in the honor of King George V and Queen Marys visit to India in 1911. Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, also called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, built during the early 20th century. This museum is a blend of Indo-Saracenic architecture with an impressive Mughal white dome atop the museum. It is said to have around 2,000 miniature paintings along with artifacts belonging to the Indus Valley civilization. Later, visit the Hanging Gardens established in the year 1880 at the Malabar Hills. A splendid view of the Arabian Sea adds to the beauty of this natural realm. A striking flower clock is the main attraction here. End your Mumbai sightseeing tour with evening visit to the Marine Drive (Queens Necklace). It is the heart and soul of Mumbai stretched across the coast of Arabian Sea. At night, it is lit with lights and looks like a dazzling necklace and this is why, it is called Queens Necklace. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.
After breakfast, youll be transferred to Mumbai International Airport to board your flight to Goa. On arrival in Goa, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Goa. GOA: Goa is a much-loved tourist destination located on the banks of Arabian Sea. It is a tropical beauty that attracts a huge number of tourists from around the world. The vibrant beaches, rocking nightlife, beautiful churches, authentic seafood, beach-side forts and the bustling bazaars in Goa is something that is definitely worth exploring! On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Goa.
Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Goa.
Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Goa.
After a nice breakfast, youll be driven to Goa Airport to board your flight back home. ***TOUR ENDS HERE***