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Honeymoon in Kerala

Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Mumbai, Periyar, Kumarakom, Houseboat, Marari, Cochin, Mumbai

Day 01 : Abroad / Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai International airport. On arrival, the guest will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Upon arrival at hotel the guests will be provided with the traditional Indian welcome consisting of aarti-tikka and garlands. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Mumbai
Morning, one hour boat ride across Mumbai Harbour brings you to the lush green Elephanta Island. Afternoon, City tour of Mumbai - the great port city with its Victorian Gothic buildings from the British Raj Era mingling with the modern. The tour includes 'Gateway of India' overlooking the Harbour, the 'Towers of Silence', 'Marine Drive', the 'Colaba Causeway' - the commercial heart of Mumbai and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colourful outdoor 'laundry'. Drive upto the Malabar Hill to the lovely 'Hanging Gardens' and the Kamla Nehru Park from where you will get a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea, spread out before you. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Mumbai - Cochin - Periyar
Morning transfer to the airport to connect flight to Cochin. Upon arrival, at Cochin - meet & transfer to the hotel for lunch. After lunch drive to Periyar (190 kms). Upon arrival at Periyar - check into hotel.

Day 04 : Periyar - Kumarakom
Early morning boat cruise on the lake of the famous Periyar Sanctuary to view wildlife. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast a guided walk around the Spice Village to see the various spices grown in the resort garden.

Thereafter drive through the winding "Ghats" lined with prosperous tea plantations & then arrive the fascinating countryside of low-lying palms and paddy fields to Kumarakom (190 kms) enroute visit the tea estates.

A holiday in Coconut Lagoon promises to be different from any other. Every "tarawad" or cottage you stay in is at least a century old, reconstructed piece by piece in accordance with ancient rites of carpentry. Relax at the waterfront, with the occasional native row boat gliding silently by, and the air so calm, you can reach out and touch the sky with your finger tips. Overnight at hotel

Day 05 : Kumarakom - Houseboat
Morning at leisure at Coconut Lagoon, take a cruise on the backwaters in traditional country canoes called "vanjis" to see the agricultural activities of the local people living on the back waters. Visit also the beautiful bird sanctuary. Lunch at the hotel Afternoon board the traditional rice boats - "Ketuvallam". Overnight on board.

Day 06 : Houseboat - Marari
Breakfast on board. Thereafter sail to Alleppey & disembark at Puthenagady Jetty. On arrival proceed directly to Mararikulam (30 kms) Rest of the day at leisure for own activities and enjoy the facilities of the Resort. Overnight at hotel. Overnight on board.

Day 07 : Marari
Full day at leisure for own activities and enjoy the facilities of the Resort. Overnight at hotel.
Overnight on board.

Day 08 : Marari - Cochin
After breakfast, drive to Cochin (60 kms). Arrive Cochin & check into hotel.Tour of Cochin or "Kochi", Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis, the Bolghatty Palace & the famous Chinese fishing nets.

Afternoon, Harbour cruise - Cochin has one of the finest natural harbours. The backwaters extending to the east & south from the harbour are dotted with tiny islands, formed naturally by alluvial deposits from the rivers.

Evening witness the Kathakali dance performance + make up demonstration - Kathakali is a unique dance which has a 2000 year old history with more than 100 different 'mudras' or gesture depicting deities, demons, heroes, heroines and kings - each based on episodes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the two epic Indian myths. Dinner and overnight at hotel. Overnight on board.

Day 09 : Cochin - Mumbai
Morning transfer from hotel to the airport for flight Cochin/Mumbai(1055/1240 hrs). Upon arrival - met & transferred to the hotel where rooms will be provided for wash and change. Rest of the day at leisure for own activities and to enjoy the facilities of the hotel. Later transfer to the International airport for onward flight. Overnight on board.

Day 10 : Abroad - Mumbai
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