SOUTH INDIA WITH SRI LANKA
DURATIONS : 13 NIGHTS & 14DAYS
Destination Covered :
Cochin – Munnar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Kovalam – Trivandrum – Colombo (Srilanka) – Kandy- Nuwara Eliya – Bentota – Colombo – Cochin – Delhi
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
This tour covers the beautiful destinations of South India along with Sri Lanka . Start from Cochin Munnar kumarakom Alleppey Kovalam Trivandrum Colombo (Srilanka) Kandy Nuwara Eliya Bentota Colombo .
- 13 Nights AC accommodation on 02 Double occupancy room
- Daily breakfast at hotel.
- Alleppey houseboat will be having breakfast , Lunch & Dinner inclusive onboard
- Meeting and assistance services on arrival / departure.
- Air – conditioned chauffeur driven AC SEDAN car for entire tour including Fuel charges , Taxes , toll taxes , driver bhata
- Experience Elephant ride in Munnar
- Boat ride in Kumarakom
- All parking, road taxes, government taxes.
- Tour assistance throughout the tour.
- All presently applicable Government taxes.
- English speaking local guides during the city tour
- Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, soft / hard drinks, lunch, tipping etc.
- Camera Fee at monuments.
- Any Porterage services at Airport/Railway Station.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.
Arrival at COCHIN Airport
You will arrive at Cochin International Airport , clear your immigration and come out from the exit gate. Meet our representative holding a PLACARD of your Name at airport he will take you to your hotel in Cochin.
Arrival at the hotel check-in and free at leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Cochin City Tour
Today after breakfast at the hotel proceed for the half day sight-seeing.
Visit Sightseeing of Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England. You visit St. Francis Church, built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars where Vasco Da Gama was buried for 14 Years before his remains were transferred to Lisvon. His Tombstone still stands. Nearby is the Mattancherry Palace or “Dutch Palace”. The Central Hall on the Ist Floor was the coronation hall of the rajas of Cochin. Other rooms depict scenes from the Ramayana and the Puranic legends connected with Hindu gods. Amazing are the Chinese fishing nets. These cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth. They were introduced by traders from the courts of Kublai Khan. You also see the Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, with hand painted,willow-pattern floor tiles brought from Canton in the mid-18th Century by a Rabbi, who had trading interest in that city.
Evening Culture Kathkali Dance – Kathakali is an indigenous Kerala art/ dance form, for the lovers of classical dance . Later come back to the hotel and Overnight stay at Hotel
Cochin – Munnar By Drive (130 km – 4 Hrs Approx)
Today after breakfast at the hotel you will drive to Munnar , Munnar is a hill station and former resort for the British Raj elite, it’s surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the late 19th century. Eravikulam National Park, a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is home to the Lakkam Waterfalls, hiking trails and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and Relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Munnar City Tour
Today after breakfast you will proceed for the Munnar City Tour .
Visiting Mattupetty Dam – Mattupetty Dam (Madupetty Dam), near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity. It has been a vital source of power yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states , Anamudi – Anamudi is a mountain located in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the highest peak in the Kerala and South India, at an elevation of 2,695 metres (8,842 ft) and a topographic prominence of 2,479 metres (8,133 ft). It lies on the border of Devikulam Taluk , Idukki district and Kothamangalam Taluk , Munnar Tea State with Tea Museum – the Tata Tea Museum is a major tourist attraction. The museum depicts the history of tea plantations and processing since the earlier times. Most occupation in the region is based on the tea plantations. It is one of the most renowned in the world for its tea. Evening free at leisure to enjoy the bonfire . Overnight stay at the hotel.
Munnar – Kumarakom by Drive (165 KM -4 hrs Approx)
After breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kumarakom. Enjoy the beautiful lush green atmosphere. Upon arrival check-in at the Resort and evening proceed for the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Visit.
Later come back to the hotel and overnight stay .
Kumarakom is a village on Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala, southern India. It’s laced with canals, where houseboats ply the waters. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to many species including cuckoos and Siberian storks. Nearby, the Bay Island Driftwood Museum displays wooden sculptures. In the lake, Pathiramanal Island is a haven for rare migratory birds. Ancient Thazhathangady Mosque is east of Kumarakom
Kumarakom – Alleppey By Drive (32 Kms/Half An Hour Drive)
After breakfast, drive to Alleppey, upon arrival check-in at your pre-booked Traditional Houseboat. Enjoy the sailing through the beautiful canal water in Alleppey. Authentic Lunch and dinner over the houseboat.
Alleppey:- The ‘Venice of the East’ might today appear a far-etched cliche of travelogue writers, but this quaint little town is certainly the Venice of India. Nowhere else will you find, spread out across the center of town, a unique crisscrossing network of canals on which thatched country boats punt along leisurely. The proximity of lakes adds to the Venetian ambience. Afternoon enjoy lunch and evening Dinner over the houseboat .Overnight on board.
Alleppey – Kovalam (159 KM – 5 Hrs Approx)
Morning breakfast at hotel drive to Kovalam on the way you can enjoy half day city tour of Trivandrum with our guide. Visiting Shri Chitra Art Gallery and the Museum during the half-day Trivandrum Tour. Later continue drive to Kovalam. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel / Beach. Overnight at hotel.
Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Kovalam
Morning breakfast at hotel. Today proceed for the day tour to Kanyakumari. Upon arrival visit Cape Camorine , followed by Rock Temple , sun set point . After sightseeing day free to relax at hotel / Beach. Overnight at hotel.
Kovalam – Trivandrum Trivandrum – Colombo (SRILANKA) by Flight Colombo – Kandy (By Drive)
Early Morning you will be dropped at the Trivandrum International airport for connecting your Flight to SriLanka .
Flight # Sri Lankan Air depart from Trivandrum at 0955 Hrs – Arrival Colombo at 1055Hrs
Welcome to SRILANKA –Upon arrival you will clear your immigration and come out from the exit gate – here you will see our representative holding a PLA card of your name.
He will greet you and take you to your to Kandy. Kandy, Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This capital, found by Vimaladharamsurya I in 1592, was the seat of government during the Dutch and Portuguese occupations of the maritime provinces and until British rule in 1815. It’s set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest.
Highlight of Day Program
o En route visit most amazing “Pinnawala” elephant orphanage
o If interested, Elephant rides can be arranged
o Get to know about elephant dung products
o Get to know about Sri Lankan Spices, take a part in Spice Village Tour
o Get to know about most famous Ceylon Gems
o Learn about how Sri Lankan handicrafts & famous batics are being done
o Check in to hotel & have a quick refresh
o Later if time permits take a part in Sri Lankan Traditional Cultural Show
Expected travel time from Bandaranaike international airport to Kandy is 2 hours 56 mins.
Upon arrival Check-in at the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Kandy - Nuwara Eliya by Drive
Morning breakfast at the hotel you will drive to Nuwara Eliya .
Nuwara Eliya, known as the garden city of Asia for its hills, valleys and waterfalls, is 6,182 feet above sea level and is situated at the foot of Mount Pidurutalagala, Sri Lanka’s highest peak. Nuwara Eliya was discovered in 1819 by Sir Samuel Baker, the famous explore who discovered the source of the Nile. Thereafter, an English village was established, the remains of which can still be seen.
Highlight of day Program
- On the way to Nuwara Eliya (Little England), near “Ramboda” area stop at “Shri Bhakta Hanuman”hindu Temple for few minutes. Prepare your cameras next stop will at beautiful “Ramboda” waterfall
- Make sure you pack your camera, there will be few stops to capture the breathtaking views of Sri Lankan greeny hills
- Famous stop over on the way to Sri Lankan hills, “Labukale” tea plantation
- If your interested about India & Sri Lanka history, and Rama Seetha ancient story, you should pay a visit to this place and learn the history behind it
- Experience tea culture in Sri Lanka, if interests participate in full on tea tour to experience most famous Ceylon Tea to the best
- Check in to the hotel in “Nuwara Eliya” & refresh
- Later in the afternoon if time permits visit strawberry farm and enjoy a nice fresh strawberry juice & shakes
- Free time – take some time to visit Gregory Lake for sunset & walk around in “Little England”
Nuwara Eliya – Bentota by Drive
Morning breakfast and then drive to Bentota .
Bentota is a city in the south coast of Sri Lanka that will leave you breathless. Facing the Indian Ocean, a tropical lagoon and the Maadu river, it offers you the chance to engage on a myriad of water sports like para sailing and jet skiing, kite surfing, diving and other water sports like nowhere else. Or maybe a quiet river safari on the waters of the Maadu River or the lagoon is more to your fancy. Bentota also is host to a long beach that is mainly un-crowded which makes it perfect for long beach runs or walks taking in the bracing sea air.
Highlight of Day Program
- Next experience an amazing boat ride in “Madu” river through the mangroves (red water trees)
- Along the madu river on the boat you will arrive to Fish farm and if interested get to try Sri Lankan fish
Therapy Wine down, talk a walk on the beach, and witness the most beautiful clear sunset in Indian ocean
Bentota – Colombo by Drive
Morning breakfast and then drive to Colombo.
Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, brings together the old and the new. Colonial ruins and buildings contrast with high – rise hotels and commercial banks. Almost everyone who visits Sri Lanka spends time in this busy city. Colombo, an eighth century port, houses administrative, financial and other offices of relevance to the traveler. A part of other offices of relevance to the traveler. A part of finest structures of its colonial heritage. The city has developed, through several phases, into a modern city.
Highlight of Day Program .
- En route Visit turtle hatchery, learn and experience about Sri Lankan turtles
- Visit Galle face green & old parliament in Sri Lanka
- Take a small walk in the Green Path & Viharamahadevi park. Witness some beautiful Ceylon paintings
- Next, visit Independence Square, Independence arcade & drive pass BMICH
- Check in to hotel in Colombo & relax
- Later in the evening visit few pubs, clubs & casinos if interested
Colombo – Cochin
Morning after breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up by our representative and he will drop you at the Colombo International airport for getting your Flight to Cochin.
Flight # Sri Lankan depart at 0730Hrs – Arrival at 0850Hrs
Upon arrival at Cochin Airport our representative will meet you at the Exit Gate (Holding a Pla Card of your Name)
Later he will transfer you to your Hotel. CAR WILL BE WITH YOU – IF YOU WISH TO USE THE SAME.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up by our representative and he will drop you at the Cochin Airport for connecting your flight to your onward destination . We wish you a wonderful journey ahead – hope you enjoyed our services …..Divine India