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Kerala Walking Tour

(9 Nights / 10 Days)

Kerala on the south-west coast of India is an ideal destination for walking and trekking holidays.

An equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations and paddy fields, Ayurvedic treatments, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historic and cultural monuments, an exotic cuisine... all of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, each of these charming destinations is only a short distance from the other.

In this walking holiday of Kerala, enjoy heritage walk in Kochi, bird-watching walk in Thattekkad bird sanctuary, soft treks in the Western Ghats, spice plantation walk in Thekkady, nature walk in Periyar and country walk in Kumarakom.




  • Tour Cost on Twin-share:
    CATEGORY-1 HOTELS: US$ 1450 PER PERSON
    CATEGORY-2 HOTELS: US$ 1950 PER PERSON
  • Tour Type: GUIDED WITH SUPPORT VEHICLE
  • Tour Start / End: Cochin
  • Departure Dates: Daily in JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC (Supplement applicable on tours between Dec 20 and Jan 10)
  • Group Size: 2 TO 6 PEOPLE
  • Given Below: THE ITINERARY, INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS, HOTEL DETAILS, TRIP NOTES


THE ITINERARY

COCHIN (2 NIGHTS)- THATTEKAD (1 NIGHT), MUNNAR (2 NIGHT), THEKKADY (2 NIGHT), KUMARAKOM (2 NIGHT)

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Day 1: Cochin

Arrive in Kochi. You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. If Kerala is India's most beautiful state, which many believe, then the lovely port of Kochi is its jewel..


Day 2: Cochin

Eplore Fort Cochin in a walking tour today. The highlight of today’s walking tour will be the St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. After the walking tour you will be taken to visit the Jewish Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. Walking 2-3 hours






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Day 3: Cochin - Thattekkad

This morning we drive to Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the bird sanctuary. A trip through this sanctuary is a bonanza for any birder with its over 270 species in a small area of 25 sq km. Walking 2-3 hours.


Day 4: Thattekkad - Munnar

Post breakfast, we drive to Munnar. After lunch we will walk through a tea plantation and see tea pickers going about their job. Walking 2-3 hours.







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Day 5: Munnar

After breakfast this morning we head for an invogarating trek through the majestic Western Ghats. Picnic Lunch included. Many tribal colonies here farm spices such as cardamom and pepper, which grow abundantly in the salubrious climate. Walking 4-6 hours.


Day 6: Munnar - Thekkady

Today we drive to Thekkady. Later in the afternoon we will go for a spice plantation walk. Accompanied by a guide we will be taken on tour of the cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, pepper, coffee and other spices. Walking 2-3 hours






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Day 7: Thekkady

Today we head to Periyar Wildlife Reserve for a nature walk. This will be an interpretive programme offering excellent opportunity to watch birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Afternoon will be free. Walking 3-4 hours


Day 8: Thekkady - Kumarakom

Today we drive to Kumarakom. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is set in the Kerala Backwaters and is a favourite haunt of migratory birds. Walking 2-3 hours






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Day 9: Kumarakom

. Today explore Kumarakom in walking tour- visit local farms, temples and coir factories. The region is a hub of Kerala’s coir industry. The factories still practice the traditional method of extracting coir fiber from coconut husks. Walking 4-5 hours


Day 10: Kumarakom - Cochin Airport

This morning you will be driven to Cochin airport (2.5 hour) for your onward flight. If you need pre / post tours to other parts of the country, please write to us and we will be happy to assist.






INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation on twin-share basis in the mentioned hotels or similar
  • 9 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
  • All transport arrangements as per itinerary
  • Local guides as per the itinerary
  • All entry fee
  • All currently applicable taxes

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, drinks, etc
  • Any other meals than those mentioned above
  • Internal or International airfare
  • Any insurance coverage
  • Airport or VISA fee
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Any extra expenses incurred for reasons beyond our control such as emergency evacuation, natural calamity, etc
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as INCLUDED

EXCLUSIONS:

  • A SUPPLEMENT, AS CHARGED BY HOTELS, WILL BE APPLICABLE ON TOURS BETWEEN DEC 20 TO JAN 10
  • ABOVE PRICES ARE VALID TILL APRIL 30, 2023

HOTELS :

If any of these are unavailable on your dates of travel, we will substitute them with similar quality accommodation.



CATEGORY 1 HOTELS
CATEGORY 2 HOTELS

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Cochin: Casino Hotel

One of Cochin's landmarks, offers an authentic taste of Kerala's colourful life, diverse cultures and eclectic cuisine.


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Cochin: Poovath Heritage

Relive the glorious past at this renovated colonial building from the colonial era. It stands by Arabian Sea in Fort Kochi.


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Thattekkad: Soma Bird Lagoon

Soma Birds Lagoon is an eco-friendly resort built in Kerala Heritage Style with its own organic garden and farm.


Website: http://www.birdslagoon.in/
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Thattekkad: Soma Bird Lagoon

Soma Birds Lagoon is an eco-friendly resort built in Kerala Heritage Style with its own organic garden and farm.


Website: http://www.birdslagoon.in/

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Munnar: Copper Castle

Situated close to town, it still offers serenity of nature away from humdrum of city. Offers lovely views of surrounding area.


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Munnar: Windermere Estate

Windermere Estate is where the manicured tea gardens merge with the lush green forests of Western Ghats.


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Thekkady: Wildernest

Wildernest Hotel is located in the rustic wilderness crocheted with Cardamom hills on the side in the Western Ghats.


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Thekkady: Shalimar Spice Garden

Shalimar Spice Garden merges with the spice gardens that encompass it and is the verdant landscape bordering Periyar.


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Kumarakom: Whispering Palms

Located right on the bank of the Vembanadu Lake in natural back water surroundings.


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Kumarakom: Lemon Tree

The resort stands on the Western shore of Kumarakom, at the very edge of Vembanad Lake and offers view of the lake from all our rooms.


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Trip Notes:

  • The best time to walk-trek in this region is between January to mid-April and mid-September to December.

  • High levels of fitness are not required to do this program. You can set your own pace making the walk 'easy' or 'moderate'. However, you need to be in general good health and used to walking

  • Essentials in your bag - Strong sunscreen, sunglasses, lip-balm, insect repellent, personal medication and a hat to ward off the high daytime UV.

For booking or other queries, please write to us at: contact@indiaonbicycle.com