Kerala Maharaja Holiday Tours
Spice Tours of Kerala
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Places Covered: Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppy - Kovalam -
Day 1: Arrive Cochin: Ex - Delhi or Mumbai
Arrival and transfer to Hotel.
Evening Sunset cruise to view Chinese fishing nets and visiting Bolghaty
Later view traditional kathakali classical dances.
Day 2: Cochin /Periyar (03 hrs)
Proceed by road to Periyar. Check into Spice Village, set in the
heart of the cardamom hills of Kerala. The village lies just outside
Periyar Tiger Reserve and a stay here is a perfect way to appreciate
the environment. This is a place for anyone who Loves nature to fill
your lungs with fresh air, to savour the rich fragrance of cinnamon
and cloves or to watch young elephants at the water's edge. Day at
leisure to visit nearby coffee plantations, spice gardens with pepper
vines or a trek deep into the tropical forest.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Periyar
Tour of Periyar wildlife sanctuary by Boat to see elephants and
to view a rich variety of wildlife: Tiger, Elephant, Wild Boar, deer
and Monkeys. Overight at Hotel.
Day 4: Periyar /Cochin (03 hrs)
Drive to Cochin. Check into hotel. Later city tour visiting the
Dutch Palace and the Jewish Synagogue
Day 5: Cochin/ Kumarakom (03 hrs)
Drive to Kumarakom. Check into cottages of the heritage hotel
- Coconut Lagoon resort situated on the Backwaters. Overnight at Coconut
Day 6: Kumarakom
Day free to explore the backwaters and the lake by quiet motorboats
and canoes through water channels or visit the bird Sanctuary on the
opposite bank or just relax and enjoy "Pizhichin" a particularly
energizing Ayurvedic Oil Massages, which is particularly rejuvenating.
Day 7: Kumarakom /Alleppy /Kovalam
Drive to Allepey, also known as the "Venice of the East"
for a 3 hour bakwater cruise upto Kottayam. It gives a uniquely quaint
view of the unspoilt village life of Kerala,past lush green paddy
fields, coconut and banana groves. From Kottayam,drive to Kovalam
(02 hrs). Check into Beach resort. Overnight at Kovalam
Day 8: Kovalam
Full day at leisure at the Beach.
Day 9: Kovalam /Mumbai /Homebound
Transfer to airport in Trivandrum for outbound flight.
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