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The Comprehensive North Kerala Tour - 8 Nts / 9 Days

Day 1: On Arrival at Mumbai International Airport you are met by our representative and transferred to your pre- reserved hotel. After settling down and lunch we take you on a half day tour of this vibrant city which seems to never sleep. Mumbai's imposing skyline is recognizable from the sea by the ancient architecturally delightful frontage of the Taj Mahal Hotel. Visit Afternoon tour of Bombay. Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill, offering a panoramic view of Marine drive&Chowpatty Beach , Prince of Wales Museum , Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India and drive through the Crawford market, Marine drive & Flora Fountain. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: We drive you to the airport to take your morning flight to the beautiful old city of Cochin in north Kerala. On arrival we check you into your hotel. After lunch we proceed to stroll around the city visiting the ancient Jewish Synagogue, the 18 th century Dutch palace, the imposing St. Mary's Cathedral and the St. Thomas and St. Francis Churches. View the interesting Chinese Fishing Nets that were many centuries ago brought from the court of Kublai Khan the Chinese emperor. We also take you on a half hour ferry journey to an island with its ornate old palace. Returning to Cochin explore the awesome Fort Cochin before returning to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: After breakfast we leave for the hill station of Munnar 174 Kms about 3 ½ hours away stopping briefly at the Cheyyappara waterfalls. On arrival we check you into your hotel and then take a tour of this pleasant hill resort town with its colonial cottages and bungalows and lush green hillsides. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 4: After breakfast we visit tea gardens, the Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam, Mattupetty, Pullivasal, Pothamedu and Attukad - lovely spots around the town. Return to your hotel by late evening.

Day 5: After breakfast we drive you to 113 Kms to Periyar Tiger Reserve which also has a considerable population of the Indian Elephant and other exotic wild life species. Enroute we stop for lunch at a plantation Bungalow before reaching Periyar by early evening. We check you into your tented accommodation for the night.

Day 5 & 6: In Periyar we take you on a Jungle Safari where you get to see wild Elephants, Gaur (the Indian Bison), Cheetal and Sambhar (species of Indian deer), sloth bears, panthers and tigers besides wild boar and numerous avian species. You stay is in the camp for these two nights.

Day 7: After a leisurely breakfast we drive 4 hours (130 Kms) to the beautiful little village of Kumarakom. On arrival in time for lunch we board a traditional thatch roofed houseboat "Kettuvallam" with all modern amenities and leave for a backwater cruise to the town of Allepey where we arrive by afternoon. We spend the night in the houseboat.

Day 8: After a sumptuous breakfast of typical Kerala cuisine we drive 70 Kms to Cochin and check into your hotel by late morning. The rest of the day is free for shopping till its time to board your Mumbai flight by late evening. On arrival at Mumbai we drive to your hotel for the night.

Day 9: Day free to shop around for handicrafts and other knickknacks before returning to your hotel. Normally International flights leave late at night or very early in the morning just after midnight. We drive you to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

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