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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.
Kumarakom: Pictureque setting on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. Ideal setting for doing a Kerala Backwaters trip.
Mararikulam: Excellent beach with the nearest large towns being Cochin and Allepey.

Detailed itinerary is given below:


Day Skeleton Itinerary
01 START KERALA SAMPLER PROGRAMME: Starts and concludes in Cochin. ARRIVE COCHIN. Arrival transfer to hotel for 2 night's stay.
02 COCHIN. Cochin is a city which is best visited on foot.
03 COCHIN - PERIYAR. After breakfast, drive to Periyar which lies in the shade of the Cardamom hills and is a beautiful area of tranquil winding roads, tea gardens, rubber estates, and spice plantations. CHECK-IN AT hotel for 2 night's stay. Car & driver available for drives to Periyar wildlife park. (Note: Boat rides & park entry fees are not included).
04 PERIYAR. Car and driver available for full day sightseeing of Periyar & nearby spice Hills area. (Note: Boat rides & park entry fees are not included).
05 PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM. After breakfast drive to Kumarakom on the banks of lake Vembanad.
06 KUMARAKOM. After breakfast, day at leisure to explore the backwaters area..
07 KUMARAKOM - MARARIKULAM. After breakfast transfer drive onto MARARI BEACH RESORT for 4 night's stay of pure relaxation. Days of leisure on the Beach.
11 MARARIKULAM - COCHIN. After breakfast departure transfer to COCHIN AIRPORT for onward flight or to COCHIN RAILWAY STATION for onward train journey. Trip concludes here.

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.



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