DAY 01 : COCHIN / KOCHI
Transfer to your hotel for 1 nights stay upon your arrival at Kochi. Enjoy a cruise in the afternoon on Cochin Harbour which is one of the major sea ports in India. Besides, it is among the most attractive natural harbors of the world. Cochin Harbour is a busy port where you can see commercial cruise lines and huge container ships. Enjoy walking tour in the Fort Cochin area. Then visit the Dutch Palace. You will love the traditional Kerala architecture of this palace. It was built in the mid-16th century by the Portuguese as a gift to the Maharaja of Kochi. Now it is a gallery where you can see the portraits of Cochin Rajas and several beautiful Hindu murals. Paradesi Synagogue is certainly a great place to visit in Kochi. It is adjacent to the Dutch Palace. Built in 1568, it is an oldest synagogue in the world. Aside, it is among the few of its kind in the country. The 16th century St. Francis Church is the final stop.
Enjoy a cultural Kathakali performance in the evening. Arrive early for the show so that you can watch the preparations of the dancers for it. You will love to watch the elaborate costumes and makeup of the Kathakali artists. Simply enjoy the historic and traditional dances.
DAY 02 : COCHIN / KOCHI TO PERIYAR / THEKKADY
Check out your hotel and travel to Periyar region to enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes. It takes nearly 6 hours to reach this destination from Cochin. You can spend 2 beautiful days in this destination. Each traveler to Periyar loves to watch the wildlife in Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. It spreads more than 357 square miles in the southern Western Ghats region of the Cardamom and Pandalam Hills. This park is a famous tiger and elephant reserve in the state. In addition to scenic charm, this area is notable for its bio-diversity.
Your hotel arranges a few shows including cultural performances in the evening for their guests. After that you can join the chef to get an idea about the use of different spices in Indian cuisines particularly in Kerala dishes. Here you can learn about different spices and how to use them in dishes. Simply taste the cuisines to know how those spices help to make delicious dishes.
DAY 03 : PERIYAR / THEKKADY
Exploring the Periyar region can be a beautiful experience. Take a ‘soft trek’ in the morning along the beautiful nature trails to enjoy the scenic nature. Some of the valleys of Periyar contain lush tropical evergreen forests. It is a place where you can see deciduous and evergreen forest and marshy grasslands. We arrange a tribal guide to accompany our guests. So, he will point out different wildlife species and birds to make your trip more interesting. He will give all information about this park and be there to answer every question you ask about the wildlife.
After returning to your hotel, a naturalist will join you. He will take you for a tour through the spice garden of the hotel. It is a part of the cooking demonstration in the previous evening. You can watch a short film on the wildlife of the Periyar National Park including Bengal tiger after that. Enjoy a cultural performance at the end of the day.
DAY 04 : THEKKADY – COCHIN
Check out the hotel after your breakfast and drive to the Cochin / Kochi International Airport or Ernakulam railway station for your onward journey. Guests have the option to extend their stay.
- English Speaking Driver
- Airport Transfers
- Ground Transfers
- Fuel, Tolls & Road Taxes
- Government & Service Taxes
- Lunch & Dinner
- Entrance Charges at Sights
- Airport Taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Early Check In Charges
- Personal Expenses
- Tips & Other Expenses
- Flights are not inclusive in the cost. We can book flights at a reasonable price if you require.
- Breakfast is not included on Day 01.
- Driver is not a tour guide. We provide tour guides or Driver cum guides at additional cost.
- KSU rates are our published rates and you shall find these rates on our portal as well.
- Tipping is a way of life in Kerala, we recommend tipping your driver
- Local conditions may necessitate slight variations to the timings of itineraries
- Check-in at hotels in Kerala is after 12pm.