God's Own Country - Kerala

Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days

Destinations Covered : Mumbai - Kochi - Periyar - Kumarakom - Mararikulam


Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai (Bombay)

Arrive Mumbai by international flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Mumbai. City tour of Mumbai, visiting Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum (Museum is closed on Mondays) Fish KochiAquarium, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines & Chowpatty Beach, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan (Where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay) then to Dhobi Ghat. Also drive past Afghan Church, Flora Fountain, colourful Crawford Market and Marine Drive. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Kathakali Dance Show, Cochin
Kathakali Dance Show, Cochin
Day 02 : Mumbai - Kochi (58 kms / 36 miles)

Buffet breakfast at hotel.
Later transfer to airport to connect flight for Kochi. Assistance on arrival at Kochi and transfer to the hotel. Sunset cruise on the backwaters. Evening Kathakali dance show. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : Kochi - Periyar (185 kms / 116 miles)

Buffet breakfast at hotel.
Morning city sightseeing tour of Kochi. City tour of Kochi, visiting the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing Nets, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Church. Later leave Kochi by car for Periyar. On arrival at Periyar, check-in at Spice Village. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 : Periyar

Buffet breakfast at hotel.
Morning boat cruise on Lake Periyar to view the Wildlife. Boat ride on Lake Periyar to watch animals in their natural habitat. The earliest sanctuary, it was set up in 1934 and forms part of the mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Cruising on Lake Periyar, you are likely to see animals like wild boars, sambars, wild dogs, langur monkeys and wild elephants. Overnight stay at the hotel.
(Optional - evening boat cruise on Lake Periyar)

Day 05 : Periyar - Kumarakom (55 kms / 35 miles)

Buffet breakfast at hotel.
Morning leave Periyar by car for Kumarakom. Arrive Kumarakom and transfer to Coconut Lagoon by boat. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06 : Kumarakom

Buffet breakfast at hotel.
Full day free for independent activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Marari Beach
Marari Beach in Mararikulam
Day 07 : Kumarakom - Mararikulam

Buffet breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast transfer by boat to boat jetty followed by surface transfer to Mararikulam. On arrival check-in at Marari Beach Resort. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 08 : Mararikulam

Full day free on the beach. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 09 : Mararikulam

Full day free on the beach. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 10 : Mararikulam - Kochi - Mumbai

Buffet breakfast at hotel.
Morning leave Mararikulam for Kochi airport to connect flight for Mumbai. Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel for dinner. Later transfer to the airport to connect flight for onward destination.