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Pretty much indisputably the most vibrant country on Earth, India can conjure up a multitude of conflicting emotions during any stay. As a result it’s not everybody’s cup of chai, but those who fall for the subcontinent fall hard, and become lifelong devotees.
Welcome On arrival at Kochi airport, you will be met by our representative, and transferred to your hotel in Kochi. Later, visit Dutch Palace, Jew Synagogue, Fort Cochin and Chinese Fishing nets. Dutch Palace: Popularly known as the Dutch Palace, the Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the state of Kerala. Mattancherry Palace is now a museum displaying paraphernalia belonging to the rajas of Kochi. Jew Synagogue: Mattancherry in Kochi is most known for the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth, the Paradesi Synagogue. Built-in 1568, this synagogue attracts numerous visitors to this day. Fort Cochin: A charming seaside area, Fort Kochi is known for its Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture, and elaborate bamboo fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach. Chinese Fishing nets: Legend has it that the famous Chinese explorer, Zheng He, introduced the Chinese Fishing Nets to the fishermen in Kochi over 500 years ago. Even though he would leave, these would become staple sights in these parts. The Chinese fishing nets, or Cheenvala for the locals, have attracted visitors in the Fort Kochi area for centuries. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Kochi. (Meals: D)
After breakfast, proceed to Munnar a popular hill-station of Kerala perched at an altitude of 1600 metres in the Western Ghats. Famous for its tea estates, various shades of green, blankets of mist and craggy peaks. On arrival, check into your Hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Munnar. (Meals: MPA)
After Breakfast, we proceed for a city tour of Munnar visiting Mattupetty dam, Tata Tea Museum, Echo Point and Eravikulam National Park. Mattupetty Dam: Located near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity. The tea Museum was established by Tata Tea in 2005 at Nallathanni estate. The museum chronicles the journey of the growth of tea in Munnar. Echo Point: Scenic spot on a reservoir featuring an echo phenomenon, plus nearby picnic sites, boating & hiking. Eravikulam National Park. : Hidden in this gem of nature is the famous Eravikulam National Park, the home and sanctuary of the Nilgiri Tahr. Later, drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Munnar (Meals: B, D).
After breakfast, proceed to Thekkady (Periyar) - the land of the spice plantations en-route visit Spice Plantation tour. On arrival, check into your hotel. Later, visit Periyar National park famous among tourists as elephant and tiger reserve. The park covers 357 square miles of land. Two main rivers, Pamba and Periyar run through the park which helps the flora and fauna to thrive in this region. Please note Boat charges to visit Periyar needs to paid directly. Later, drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Thekkady.(Meals:B,D).
Today, drive to the idyllic backwaters of Alleppey. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. You can shop for Handicrafts made of natural fibre, metal and woodcraft products such as wall mirrors with an antique finish, multi-coloured screw pine boxes, baskets, bags in various sizes, whitewood icons and artefacts are other favourite items found in Kerala. Overnight in Alleppey. (Meals: B,D)
Today bid farewell to your Exotic Kerala with Airfare' tour, as you are transferred to Kochi airport for your onward journey.