Explore South - 10N/11D


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Trivandrum - Kovalam
Day  2: Kovalam
Day  3: Varkala
Day  4: Varkala
Day  5: Alleppey
Day  6: Kumarakom
Day  7: Thekkady
Day  8: Munnar
Day  9: Munnar
Day 10: Cochin
Day 11: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Trivandrum-Kovalam

On Arrival at Trivandrum Airport, meet and greet by IPR Representative and drive to Kovalam A beach on the Arabian Sea in Kerala, majorly famous for its golden beaches & Palm fringed shores. Evening at leisure or local sightseeing by own. Indulge into some Ayurveda treatments if interested (Optional). Overnight in Kovalam.


Overnight at Soma Palm Shore or Similar Hotels


Day 2 Kovalam

Morning breakfast and go for half dayTrivandrum city tour covering Napeir Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoo and Padmanabha temple and Palace. Evening leisure at the beaches of Kovalam. Overnight at hotel


Overnight stay at Soma Palm Shore or Similar Hotels


Day 3 Varkala

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Varkala (60 km – 01 hours 30mns drive),  on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the Varkala Beach. Overnight stay in Varkala.


Overnight stay at Hindustan Beach Resort or Similar Hotels


Day 4 Varkala

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Varkala . Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Evening sit and relax in the beach .Overnight stay in Varkala.


Overnight stay at Hindustan Beach Resort or Similar Hotels


Day 5 Alleppey

After the breakfast drive to Alleppey ( 107 kms / 03 Hour), On Arrival check in to the House Boat. 

Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a network of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.


Over Night stay at IPR House Boat.


Day 6 Kumarakom

After the breakfast drive to kumarakom ( 45KM / 01 Hour)On Arrival Check into hotel.

A labyrinth of backwaters with shimmering water, the brilliant green of mangrove forests, coconut palms lining the embankments, blue skies, flocks of migratory birds skimming the water – that is Kumarakom, a veritable dreamland! 
Every year, more than seven million tourists visit Kerala, a place that the National Geographic Magazine has described as one of the must-see places in a lifetime. Kumarakom is an important stopover for a majority of these tourists. This famous tourist backwater hub is a cluster of islands on the eastern banks of Lake Vembanad. Compared to adjacent villages, the lake has its maximum length and breadth near Kumarakom - about eight km. With the huge lake on one side and with a network of calm canals running through it, Kumarakom, a masterpiece created by man and Nature together, enjoys a unique position on the map of Kerala. . After noon visit the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary & rest of the day you can have leisure in your back water resort.


Overnight stay at Manor Backwater or Similar Hotels.


Day 7 Thekkady

After buffet breakfast at the hotel you would be driven to Thekkady, which is also known as Periyar (122 KMS / 3.30 Hours).

Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Afternoon, proceed to Periyar National Park to view the wildlife by boats. ( Optional )

Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, offers a rare opportunity to enjoy South India’s wild life and beauty. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of elephant and sambar, Gaur and wild pigs and wander down to the lakeside and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. Periyar also harbours the leopard, wild dog, barking deer and mouse deer. On the rocky outcrops along the lake, monitor lizards can be seen basking in the sun.


Overnight stay at Coffee Routes or similar hotels


Day 8 Munnar

Morning breakfast and drive to Munnar enroute visiting Cheeyaparra Falls. Arrive Munnar and check in at the hotel.

Munnar is the nature-lover’s paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills lies the quiet and restful resort of Munnar. Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters.

Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills. Here you can have a glimpse of a Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants roaming in herds. Rest of the day will be at leisure.


Overnight stay at Great escape or similar hotel.


Day 9 Munnar

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar; visiting the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Thar, visit Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Enroute visit Echo Point, View Point & green carpet of Tea Gardens. Late afternoon, you will go for a stroll in Tea Estates. Meet the local people engaged in tea Industry. Evening will be at leisure.


Overnight stay at hotel Grand plaza or similar hotels


Day 10 Cochin

After breakfast check out from the house boat & transfer to Cochin. Half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India (Closed on Friday and Saturday) built by a thriving Jewish community in 1568 A.D. Now the community has dwindled in numbers, however the synagogue is beautifully preserved.. The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth..

Continue your tour to the St. Francis Church (Closed on Sunday during Mass), originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal. Five Portuguese priests who arrived with Albuquerque built St. Francis church in 1510. This church, said to be the oldest European church built in India, was the original burial site of Vasco da Gama in 1524.Rest of the day at leisure.


Overnight stay at Abaam Or Similar Hotels


Day 11 Departure

After breakfast check out from the Hotel and Later transfer to Cochin International airport for your flight for onward destination.


End of Services


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header.
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.

Explore South - 10N/11D


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Trivandrum - Kovalam
Day  2: Kovalam
Day  3: Varkala
Day  4: Varkala
Day  5: Alleppey
Day  6: Kumarakom
Day  7: Thekkady
Day  8: Munnar
Day  9: Munnar
Day 10: Cochin
Day 11: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Trivandrum-Kovalam

On Arrival at Trivandrum Airport, meet and greet by IPR Representative and drive to Kovalam A beach on the Arabian Sea in Kerala, majorly famous for its golden beaches & Palm fringed shores. Evening at leisure or local sightseeing by own. Indulge into some Ayurveda treatments if interested (Optional). Overnight in Kovalam.


Overnight at Soma Palm Shore or Similar Hotels


Stay

Day 2 Kovalam

Morning breakfast and go for half dayTrivandrum city tour covering Napeir Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoo and Padmanabha temple and Palace. Evening leisure at the beaches of Kovalam. Overnight at hotel


Overnight stay at Soma Palm Shore or Similar Hotels


Stay

Day 3 Varkala

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Varkala (60 km – 01 hours 30mns drive),  on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the Varkala Beach. Overnight stay in Varkala.


Overnight stay at Hindustan Beach Resort or Similar Hotels


Stay

Day 4 Varkala

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Varkala . Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Evening sit and relax in the beach .Overnight stay in Varkala.


Overnight stay at Hindustan Beach Resort or Similar Hotels


Stay

Day 5 Alleppey

After the breakfast drive to Alleppey ( 107 kms / 03 Hour), On Arrival check in to the House Boat. 

Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a network of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.


Over Night stay at IPR House Boat.


Stay

Day 6 Kumarakom

After the breakfast drive to kumarakom ( 45KM / 01 Hour)On Arrival Check into hotel.

A labyrinth of backwaters with shimmering water, the brilliant green of mangrove forests, coconut palms lining the embankments, blue skies, flocks of migratory birds skimming the water – that is Kumarakom, a veritable dreamland! 
Every year, more than seven million tourists visit Kerala, a place that the National Geographic Magazine has described as one of the must-see places in a lifetime. Kumarakom is an important stopover for a majority of these tourists. This famous tourist backwater hub is a cluster of islands on the eastern banks of Lake Vembanad. Compared to adjacent villages, the lake has its maximum length and breadth near Kumarakom - about eight km. With the huge lake on one side and with a network of calm canals running through it, Kumarakom, a masterpiece created by man and Nature together, enjoys a unique position on the map of Kerala. . After noon visit the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary & rest of the day you can have leisure in your back water resort.


Overnight stay at Manor Backwater or Similar Hotels.


Stay

Day 7 Thekkady

After buffet breakfast at the hotel you would be driven to Thekkady, which is also known as Periyar (122 KMS / 3.30 Hours).

Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Afternoon, proceed to Periyar National Park to view the wildlife by boats. ( Optional )

Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, offers a rare opportunity to enjoy South India’s wild life and beauty. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of elephant and sambar, Gaur and wild pigs and wander down to the lakeside and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. Periyar also harbours the leopard, wild dog, barking deer and mouse deer. On the rocky outcrops along the lake, monitor lizards can be seen basking in the sun.


Overnight stay at Coffee Routes or similar hotels


Stay

Day 8 Munnar

Morning breakfast and drive to Munnar enroute visiting Cheeyaparra Falls. Arrive Munnar and check in at the hotel.

Munnar is the nature-lover’s paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills lies the quiet and restful resort of Munnar. Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters.

Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills. Here you can have a glimpse of a Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants roaming in herds. Rest of the day will be at leisure.


Overnight stay at Great escape or similar hotel.


Stay

Day 9 Munnar

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar; visiting the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Thar, visit Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Enroute visit Echo Point, View Point & green carpet of Tea Gardens. Late afternoon, you will go for a stroll in Tea Estates. Meet the local people engaged in tea Industry. Evening will be at leisure.


Overnight stay at hotel Grand plaza or similar hotels


Stay

Day 10 Cochin

After breakfast check out from the house boat & transfer to Cochin. Half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India (Closed on Friday and Saturday) built by a thriving Jewish community in 1568 A.D. Now the community has dwindled in numbers, however the synagogue is beautifully preserved.. The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth..

Continue your tour to the St. Francis Church (Closed on Sunday during Mass), originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal. Five Portuguese priests who arrived with Albuquerque built St. Francis church in 1510. This church, said to be the oldest European church built in India, was the original burial site of Vasco da Gama in 1524.Rest of the day at leisure.


Overnight stay at Abaam Or Similar Hotels


Stay

Day 11 Departure

After breakfast check out from the Hotel and Later transfer to Cochin International airport for your flight for onward destination.


End of Services


Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header.
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.

Explore South - 10N/11D


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Trivandrum - Kovalam
Day  2: Kovalam
Day  3: Varkala
Day  4: Varkala
Day  5: Alleppey
Day  6: Kumarakom
Day  7: Thekkady
Day  8: Munnar
Day  9: Munnar
Day 10: Cochin
Day 11: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Trivandrum-Kovalam

On Arrival at Trivandrum Airport, meet and greet by IPR Representative and drive to Kovalam A beach on the Arabian Sea in Kerala, majorly famous for its golden beaches & Palm fringed shores. Evening at leisure or local sightseeing by own. Indulge into some Ayurveda treatments if interested (Optional). Overnight in Kovalam.


Overnight at Soma Palm Shore or Similar Hotels


Day 2 Kovalam

Morning breakfast and go for half dayTrivandrum city tour covering Napeir Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoo and Padmanabha temple and Palace. Evening leisure at the beaches of Kovalam. Overnight at hotel


Overnight stay at Soma Palm Shore or Similar Hotels


Stay

Day 3 Varkala

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Varkala (60 km – 01 hours 30mns drive),  on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the Varkala Beach. Overnight stay in Varkala.


Overnight stay at Hindustan Beach Resort or Similar Hotels


Stay

Day 4 Varkala

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Varkala . Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Evening sit and relax in the beach .Overnight stay in Varkala.


Overnight stay at Hindustan Beach Resort or Similar Hotels


Stay

Day 5 Alleppey

After the breakfast drive to Alleppey ( 107 kms / 03 Hour), On Arrival check in to the House Boat. 

Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a network of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.


Over Night stay at IPR House Boat.


Stay

Day 6 Kumarakom

After the breakfast drive to kumarakom ( 45KM / 01 Hour)On Arrival Check into hotel.

A labyrinth of backwaters with shimmering water, the brilliant green of mangrove forests, coconut palms lining the embankments, blue skies, flocks of migratory birds skimming the water – that is Kumarakom, a veritable dreamland! 
Every year, more than seven million tourists visit Kerala, a place that the National Geographic Magazine has described as one of the must-see places in a lifetime. Kumarakom is an important stopover for a majority of these tourists. This famous tourist backwater hub is a cluster of islands on the eastern banks of Lake Vembanad. Compared to adjacent villages, the lake has its maximum length and breadth near Kumarakom - about eight km. With the huge lake on one side and with a network of calm canals running through it, Kumarakom, a masterpiece created by man and Nature together, enjoys a unique position on the map of Kerala. . After noon visit the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary & rest of the day you can have leisure in your back water resort.


Overnight stay at Manor Backwater or Similar Hotels.


Stay

Day 7 Thekkady

After buffet breakfast at the hotel you would be driven to Thekkady, which is also known as Periyar (122 KMS / 3.30 Hours).

Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Afternoon, proceed to Periyar National Park to view the wildlife by boats. ( Optional )

Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, offers a rare opportunity to enjoy South India’s wild life and beauty. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of elephant and sambar, Gaur and wild pigs and wander down to the lakeside and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. Periyar also harbours the leopard, wild dog, barking deer and mouse deer. On the rocky outcrops along the lake, monitor lizards can be seen basking in the sun.


Overnight stay at Coffee Routes or similar hotels


Stay

Day 8 Munnar

Morning breakfast and drive to Munnar enroute visiting Cheeyaparra Falls. Arrive Munnar and check in at the hotel.

Munnar is the nature-lover’s paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills lies the quiet and restful resort of Munnar. Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters.

Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills. Here you can have a glimpse of a Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants roaming in herds. Rest of the day will be at leisure.


Overnight stay at Great escape or similar hotel.


Stay

Day 9 Munnar

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar; visiting the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Thar, visit Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Enroute visit Echo Point, View Point & green carpet of Tea Gardens. Late afternoon, you will go for a stroll in Tea Estates. Meet the local people engaged in tea Industry. Evening will be at leisure.


Overnight stay at hotel Grand plaza or similar hotels


Stay

Day 10 Cochin

After breakfast check out from the house boat & transfer to Cochin. Half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India (Closed on Friday and Saturday) built by a thriving Jewish community in 1568 A.D. Now the community has dwindled in numbers, however the synagogue is beautifully preserved.. The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth..

Continue your tour to the St. Francis Church (Closed on Sunday during Mass), originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal. Five Portuguese priests who arrived with Albuquerque built St. Francis church in 1510. This church, said to be the oldest European church built in India, was the original burial site of Vasco da Gama in 1524.Rest of the day at leisure.


Overnight stay at Abaam Or Similar Hotels


Stay

Day 11 Departure

After breakfast check out from the Hotel and Later transfer to Cochin International airport for your flight for onward destination.


End of Services


Stay

Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header.
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.

Explore South - 10N/11D


Trip at a Glance
Day  1: Trivandrum - Kovalam
Day  2: Kovalam
Day  3: Varkala
Day  4: Varkala
Day  5: Alleppey
Day  6: Kumarakom
Day  7: Thekkady
Day  8: Munnar
Day  9: Munnar
Day 10: Cochin
Day 11: Departure

End of Services


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Trivandrum-Kovalam

On Arrival at Trivandrum Airport, meet and greet by IPR Representative and drive to Kovalam A beach on the Arabian Sea in Kerala, majorly famous for its golden beaches & Palm fringed shores. Evening at leisure or local sightseeing by own. Indulge into some Ayurveda treatments if interested (Optional). Overnight in Kovalam.


Overnight at Soma Palm Shore or Similar Hotels

.

Day 2 Kovalam

Morning breakfast and go for half dayTrivandrum city tour covering Napeir Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoo and Padmanabha temple and Palace. Evening leisure at the beaches of Kovalam. Overnight at hotel


Overnight stay at Soma Palm Shore or Similar Hotels

.

Stay

Day 3 Varkala

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Varkala (60 km – 01 hours 30mns drive),  on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the Varkala Beach. Overnight stay in Varkala.


Overnight stay at Hindustan Beach Resort or Similar Hotels

.

Stay

Day 4 Varkala

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Varkala . Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Evening sit and relax in the beach .Overnight stay in Varkala.


Overnight stay at Hindustan Beach Resort or Similar Hotels

.

Stay

Day 5 Alleppey

After the breakfast drive to Alleppey ( 107 kms / 03 Hour), On Arrival check in to the House Boat. 

Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a network of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.


Over Night stay at IPR House Boat.

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Day 6 Kumarakom

After the breakfast drive to kumarakom ( 45KM / 01 Hour)On Arrival Check into hotel.

A labyrinth of backwaters with shimmering water, the brilliant green of mangrove forests, coconut palms lining the embankments, blue skies, flocks of migratory birds skimming the water – that is Kumarakom, a veritable dreamland! 
Every year, more than seven million tourists visit Kerala, a place that the National Geographic Magazine has described as one of the must-see places in a lifetime. Kumarakom is an important stopover for a majority of these tourists. This famous tourist backwater hub is a cluster of islands on the eastern banks of Lake Vembanad. Compared to adjacent villages, the lake has its maximum length and breadth near Kumarakom - about eight km. With the huge lake on one side and with a network of calm canals running through it, Kumarakom, a masterpiece created by man and Nature together, enjoys a unique position on the map of Kerala. . After noon visit the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary & rest of the day you can have leisure in your back water resort.


Overnight stay at Manor Backwater or Similar Hotels.

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Day 7 Thekkady

After buffet breakfast at the hotel you would be driven to Thekkady, which is also known as Periyar (122 KMS / 3.30 Hours).

Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Afternoon, proceed to Periyar National Park to view the wildlife by boats. ( Optional )

Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, offers a rare opportunity to enjoy South India’s wild life and beauty. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of elephant and sambar, Gaur and wild pigs and wander down to the lakeside and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. Periyar also harbours the leopard, wild dog, barking deer and mouse deer. On the rocky outcrops along the lake, monitor lizards can be seen basking in the sun.


Overnight stay at Coffee Routes or similar hotels

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Day 8 Munnar

Morning breakfast and drive to Munnar enroute visiting Cheeyaparra Falls. Arrive Munnar and check in at the hotel.

Munnar is the nature-lover’s paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills lies the quiet and restful resort of Munnar. Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters.

Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills. Here you can have a glimpse of a Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants roaming in herds. Rest of the day will be at leisure.


Overnight stay at Great escape or similar hotel.

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Day 9 Munnar

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar; visiting the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Thar, visit Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Enroute visit Echo Point, View Point & green carpet of Tea Gardens. Late afternoon, you will go for a stroll in Tea Estates. Meet the local people engaged in tea Industry. Evening will be at leisure.


Overnight stay at hotel Grand plaza or similar hotels

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Day 10 Cochin

After breakfast check out from the house boat & transfer to Cochin. Half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India (Closed on Friday and Saturday) built by a thriving Jewish community in 1568 A.D. Now the community has dwindled in numbers, however the synagogue is beautifully preserved.. The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth..

Continue your tour to the St. Francis Church (Closed on Sunday during Mass), originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal. Five Portuguese priests who arrived with Albuquerque built St. Francis church in 1510. This church, said to be the oldest European church built in India, was the original burial site of Vasco da Gama in 1524.Rest of the day at leisure.


Overnight stay at Abaam Or Similar Hotels

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Day 11 Departure

After breakfast check out from the Hotel and Later transfer to Cochin International airport for your flight for onward destination.


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Inclusions

Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits

Exclusions

Train/Flight Fares.
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header.
05% Government Service Tax.

Additional Information

Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.