This package features hotels from the Top 25 Hotels in India awarded by TripAdvisor based on real Traveler reviews and feedback.
DAY 01 Arrival at Cochin
On arrival we would receive you at the airport/railway station and transfer you to the hotel.
Old Harbor Hotel, Fort Cochin (2 nights)
Right in the center of Fort Cochin is charming Old Harbor Hotel, a three hundred year old heritage boutique hotel. Considered to be the first hotel in Kochi, the hotel remained as a residential home for the employees of the English tea broking establishments. The hotel is a fine example of the colonial presence and a combination of Dutch and Portuguese architecture. Today, the hotel is restored to one of the finest accommodation facilities in Kochi.
Attractions near by
St. Francis CSI Church in Kochi was originally built in 1503, is the oldest church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon. The church is situated at the center of Fort cochin.
The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi. It was built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehuden people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. The synagogue is located in the quarter of Old Cochin known as Jew Town, and is the only one of the seven synagogues in the area still in use. The Mattancherry Palace temple and the Mattancherry synagogue share a common wall. Antique and handicrafts shops are common here.
The Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. It has a pond in front of the palace and a temple within the compound. The palace is under the procession of The Archaeology survey of India.
Camp Noel Nature Resort, Munnar (2 nights)
Drive to Munnar [172 Kilometers from Kochi]
Escape into nature and be close to her. To reach Camp Noel you will have to travel 11 kilometer off road through the forest, on a 4 X 4 SUV. The smiling faces and the promptness of every one at the resort is one thing that makes you really comfortable. With nine different luxury cottages on sixteen acres of land, Camp Noel is a place filled with activities. Evening jeep safari, hiking, Tea plantation visits, fire camps are a few things that keep you engaged in the hills of Munnar. Don’t forget to take your warm clothes, where the temperature is 15 degree Celsius on an average.
Attractions near by
Tea museum – Munnar is known for its tea plantations. The tea museum at Munnar showcases and highlights some of the fine and fascinating aspects of the evolution and growth of tea plantations in this part of Kerala. Some of the unique items on display at the museum are the original tea roller, dating back to 1905, the ‘Peloton Wheel’ used in the power generation plant in the 1920s. It is owned and maintained by Kannan Devan hills plantation company.
Eravikulam National Park is a 97 sq.km national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala .Twenty six species of mammals have been recorded in the park including the largest surviving population of Nilgiri Tahr, estimated at about 750 in number. You would need to board a bus provided by the forest department to enter the park. The terrain consists of high altitude grasslands interspersed with sholas. Anamudi (2695 m, the highest peak in India south of the Himalayas is inside this park.
Echo Point is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit. The combination of the lake and rolling mountains generates an echo for the feeblest sound, that’s how this place got its name. Every loud call made from a spot on the lake embankment is returned manifold by the echo from the surrounding hills.
Top Station Just as the name suggests, top station is at a very huge height, almost close to the cloud experience. This is home to “Neelakurinji” the plant which buds violet flowers once in twelve years. A great view of the Western ghats is possible from the top. It takes almost 1 hr to reach from Munnar town.
The Zuri Kumarakom (2 nights)
Drive to Kumarakom[170 Kilometers from Munnar]
Relax on the banks of the Vembanad lake is the Zuri Kumarakom. The idyllic location is perfect for a break with all luxuries around you. One of the best option to enjoy the backwaters in the breezy environment of Kumarakom. A soothing ayurvedic massage at the “maya” spa and the mouth watering delicacies at the Lime Tree and the Trunk Call Bar is one way to make your day great! An option of a luxury houseboat cruise and overnight stay can availed at the resort.
Attractions near by
Backwater cruise, village walks and boat rides in the backwaters
On Day 7 -Departure transfer to Cochin Airport
|Day||Destination||Hotel||Room Type||Meal Plan|
|1-2||Fort Cochin||Old Harbor Hotel||Executive room||Breakfast|
|3-4||Munnar||Camp Noel||One Bedroom Cottage||Breakfast|
|5-6||Kumarakom||Zuri Kumarakom||Zuri Deluxe Room||Breakfast|
Transportation: Luxury MUV [Toyota Innova] at your disposal from the point of arrival till the point of departure including parking toll and driver allowances.The car is reserved for 700 Kms and 7 days. Exceeding 700 Kilometer will be chargeable at Rs 13. This is calculated on a garage to garage basis and is to be paid at the end of the tour by cash.
- Accommodation with above mentioned hotels with the mentioned room category and meal plan.
- Transfers and sightseeing by Air Conditioned MUV [Toyota Innova] at disposal; includes driver’s allowances, toll gate charges, parking fee, driver’ night halt, fuel charges, interstate permit if necessary. (1000 Km blocked from garage to garage).
- All breakfasts included.
- Guided treks and hikes at Camp Noel.
- All taxes included.
- Any Airfare
- Entrances fees
- Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, and laundry bills etc
- Tips and porter charges
- Any boating charges (motor boat / pedal boat).
- Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults etc
- Any other service/s not specified above
- All taxes included are as on date. Any future hike will be charged extra.
- Check in / Checkout time with the hotels are 1200 noon and overnight Houseboat (if provided with itinerary) is 1200 noon check in and 0900 hrs next day check out.
- The above rates are valid for the given dates only – till 30th September 2012. The package is not valid between December 15 to January 15th
- The above is only an offer and not confirmation of your bookings. We shall proceed with your booking once we have receive the payment from you & if we are not able to get the original hotels, shall provide equivalent/ alternative hotels.