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Kerala Backwaters + Madurai and Periyar (6 nts).



Some of the sights within are listed below:-
Kerala Backwaters: Travelling by boat along the Kerala backwaters is an experience not to be missed. The backwaters is an amazing network of lakes, canals, lagoons and rivers and coconut trees on the banks. You can view chinese fishing .nets and small village settlements along the narrow strips of land along the route.
Cochin: A inter-connection of islands. Diverse places to view such as The Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace, Fort Cochin. An excellent place to view Kathakali dancing (a unique motion of body and the facial features).
Periyar wildlife Park: Built around an artificial lake and very close to the spice hills this wildlife park has a spectacular setting. It is an excellent retreat to view wildlife and enjoy the setting. Various animals can be found such as bison, monkey, sambar, antelopes. The most exciting viewing is that of elephants walking along the banks of the waters.
Madurai: Dravidian temple architechture at its best. A temple town with all the activities concentrated around the temple. Other sights worth visiting are Tirumalai Nayakar Palace.
Kanniyakumari: Interesting temples such as Kumari Aman temple, Vivekananda rock memorial; Suchindram temple a short distance away. Despite the existence of temples, Kanniyakumari is known primarily for its view of the sunrise and the sunset across the 3 major seas.



Detailed itinerary is given below:

Day Skeleton Itinerary
01 START KERALA BACKWATERS PROGRAMME . COCHIN. Arrival transfer from Cochin airport or railway station to hotel for 2 night's stay.
02 COCHIN. Car & driver available for full day sightseeing in Cochin.
03 COCHIN - ALLEPEY - PERIYAR. Drive from Cochin to Allepey in the morning. Board motor boat for backwaters boat cruise in & around Allepey. Then drive on to Periyar for 2 night's stay at hotel.
04 PERIYAR. Day in Periyar Wildlife Reserve & visits to the local spice plantations. (Note: Park rides and entry fees are not included).
05 PERIYAR - MADURAI. Car & driver available for local transfers and early morning views in Periyar before driving onto Madurai for overnight stay. Car & driver available for local transfers within Madurai for seeing the Meenakshi temple.
06 MADURAI - KANNIYAKUMARI. Morning sightseeing of Madurai including Tirumalai Nayyakar Palace & Meenakshi temple. Afternoon departure for Kanniyakumari to view sunset. Overnight stay at hotel.
07 KANNIYAKUMARI - TRIVANDRUM - COCHIN. Check out of hotel. View early morning sunrise. Drive to Trivandrum visiting Padmanabhapuram Palace en-route. Visit the museum in Trivandrum before driving on to Cochin. Trip concludes on arrival in Cochin.

KEY TO AID UNDERSTANDING OF TABULAR ITINERARY ABOVE.
Alphabets in red represent car + driver itineraries for individuals for that section.
Alphabets in green means train travel for that section (generally in AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier unless stated otherwise).
Alphabets in blue indicate flights between sections.




Rates given above are based on standard rooms on a twin share basis. If you require costing based on single rooms or triple rooms or superior rooms at the properties, please email us and we shall get back to you with a costing.

Standard hotels: Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Cape Resdency or similar, Kanniyakumari; Germanus Days Inn, Madurai; Pepper County Resort, Periyar.

Superior hotels: Old Harbour, Cochin; Shingaar or similar, Kanniyakumari; Pandayan, Madurai; Spice Holiday Village, Periyar.

Cost Includes:   transfers & sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary in red using a non Ac car with driver; stay at hotels mentioned on a twin share room only basis inclusive of local taxes; motorboat ride at Allepey along the backwaters.
Cost Excludes:   meals; guides; entrance & camera fees to monuments; boat rides at Lake Periyar; entrance & camera fees at Periyar.

Note: Prices are valid for trip conclusion by 30 Sep 2015. There is likely to be a peak season supplement for travel dates which fall between 15 Dec 2014 - 20 Jan 2015 & 01 - 28 Feb 2015.

Why not modify the itinerary to spend 1 night on a Keralan Houseboat on a full board basis inclusive of boat cruises in & around Allepey? Additional supplement is £ 45 per person per night on a twin share basis.


Rates given above are based on standard rooms on a twin share basis. If you require costing based on single rooms or triple rooms or superior rooms at the properties, please email us and we shall get back to you with a costing.

Standard hotels: Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Shingaar or similar, Kanniyakumari; Germanus Days Inn, Madurai; Pepper County Resort, Periyar; Non AC single apartment houseboat.

Superior hotels: Old Harbour, Cochin; Shingaar or similar, Kanniyakumari; Pandayan, Madurai; Spice Holiday Village, Periyar; AC single apartment houseboat.

Cost Includes:   transfers & sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary in red using a non Ac car with driver; stay at hotels mentioned on a twin share room only basis inclusive of local taxes; overnight stay in houseboat on full board basis inclusive of boat cruises in and around Allepey along the backwaters.
Cost Excludes:   meals; guides; entrance & camera fees to monuments; boat rides at Lake Periyar; entrance & camera fees at Periyar.

If you require the use of an AC houseboat please contact us for the supplementary cost.

Note: Prices are valid for trip conclusion by 30 Sep 2015. There is likely to be a peak season supplement for travel dates which fall between 15 Dec 2014 - 20 Jan 2015 & 01 - 28 Feb 2015.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents to procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Cochin - London).


You can tailor-make a trip that suits your individual requirements.
For rates pertaining to the season specific to your trip, please email us.


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