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    ITINERARY IN DETAIL

    Day01 Arrive Kochi

    Welcome to your 'Colours of Kerala Premium - Summer' tour! On arrival at the airport in Kochi or railway station in Ernakulam, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later, proceed on a city tour of Kochi visiting places like the St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, The Jewish Synagogue and view the Chinese

    fishing nets in Fort Kochi area. St Francis Church is one of the oldest churches in India, built by Europeans. Originally built in 1503, the church has witnessed many skirmishes

    between Indians and the Britishers. St Francis Church was declared a protected monument in 1923. This church is built in the Indo gothic style

    of architecture. The Mattanchery palace is a Dutch Palace in the state of Kerala and was built in 1555. It served as a gift to the local Raja of Kochi. The palace

    stands as a testament of the Dutch rule over Cochin and neighboring areas. The palace now exhibits Temple art, portraits and exhibits of the

    Rajas of Kochi. The Jewish synagogue is also called the Pardesi Synagogue. It is located in the corner of the Jew town in the city of Kochi. The Jewish synagogue

    is a prayer house or shrine for people from the Jewish faith . Built in 1568, the synagogue has a 500 year old history attached to it. Chinese fishing nets also called Cheena vala are the fishing installations made in Kochi. Each net has a limited area and depth of operation. The

    fishing nets make for a beautiful backdrop for photography. Overnight in Kochi None (Meals on your own)

    On to Munnar (130 kms / approx. 4 hour drive) Day02

    After breakfast, proceed to Munnar. Drive through the picturesque countryside of Munnar which is surrounded by lush green tea estates. On arrival, check in to your hotel in Munnar. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this quaint hill station. Overnight in Munnar (B)

    In Munnar Day03

    Today, proceed on sightseeing tour of Munnar including visit to the Rose Garden and the Tata Tea Museum (Closed on Mondays. Timing 1000hrs

    to 1700hrs). Post lunch, visit Echo Point and Mattupetty Lake. Near Top station is the echo point. On this point, the valley is acoustically inclined to reverberate the sounds that enter it. The legend goes that if

    your voice echoes thrice, you will get what you wish for. Mattupetty Lake is flanked by steep hills and woods and has been created by the small hydro-electricity dam. The entire area around it is covered

    with forests and sightings of wild animals are common. This territory is famous for its elephant sightings. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Munnar (B)

    On to Thekkady (95 kms / approx. 3 hours drive) Day04

    Today, proceed to Thekkady, en-route enjoy a Spice Plantation tour. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Proceed to enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Note: Please carry a photo-id proof for Periyar boat ride. The rest of the day is at leisure to to walk through the bustling spice market in the Kumily Village. Overnight in Thekkady (B)

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    Day05 On to Alleppey (129 kms / approx. 3 1/2 hours drive)

    After breakfast, proceed to the idyllic backwaters of Alleppey. Alleppey is Kerala's Venice of the East, a heartland of lagoons and mangrove fields, inter-linked with hundreds of narrow winding canals.

    On arrival, check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the scenic surroundings of Alleppey. Overnight in Alleppey. (B)

    Day06 On to Kumarakom (51 kms / approx. 1 1/2 hour drive)

    After breakfast, proceed on a picturesque drive to Kumarakom located on the idyllic backwaters. On arrival, check in to your hotel in Kumarakom. The rest of the day is at leisure Or one can enjoy a backwater cruise (boats can be hired on direct payment basis). Overnight in Kumarakom (B)

    On to Trivandrum (175 kms / approx. 5.5 hour drive) Day07

    After breakfast, proceed to Trivandrum. On arrival, check in to the hotel in Trivandrum. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Trivandrum. (B)

    In Trivandrum * Excursion to Kanyakumari (100 Kms / approx.3 hour one way) Day08

    After breakfast, proceed on an excursion to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari lies in southernmost tip of India where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet. Visit Vivekananda Rock

    Memorial, a popular tourist monument in Vavathurai, Kanyakumari. The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters east

    off mainland of Vavathurai, India's southernmost tip. Later, en route visit the Suchindram temple - one of the best place to understand the rich

    religious and cultural heritage of India , which is dedicated to a deity representing the combined forces of Siva, Vishnu and Brahma. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Trivandrum. (B)

    Depart Trivandrum Day09

    Today, bid farewell to your 'Colours of Kerala Premium - Summer' tour, as you are transferred to the airport / railway station

    in Trivandrum for your onward journey. Please do give us your valuable suggestions on feedback@coxandkings.com. (B)

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    PRICE / DATES

    Ex - Kochi Valid From - 01 April, 2017 Valid To - 30 September, 2017

    Notes :

    Cox and Kings terms and conditions apply.

    Shopping would be on your own arrangements.

    Arrival into Kochi and departure from Trivandrum would be on your own arrangements.

    Please contact our sales staff to give you best flight deals.

    Do carry comfortable walking shoes.

    All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.

    Travel Insurance, included in our package cost is valid for age group upto 80 years only. For age group beyond

    80 years, rules, terms and conditions of the insurance company will apply. The same needs to be checked on case

    to case basis with the insurance company.

    All the prices are for Indian Nationals only, unless specified.

    The hotel confirmed will be as per the brochure or an alternate hotel of similar category.

    Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festive season.

    It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving License / Voter ID card).

    DEPARTURE DATES

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