13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

Mystic India

Alleppey - Bombay - Cochin - Kanyakumari - Kumarakom - Mumbai - Munnar - Periyar
Starting from $2,699.00

Mystic India

Travel to India, the land of Mystique in "God's own Country", Kerala, where peace and serenity are a gift from God to all. Experience paradise in the emerald Backwaters, the magnificent beaches, and lush green landscapes of the South. In this India vacation package you will visit the ancient spice trading port city of Cochin, and the richest most vivacious city in India, Mumbai.

INCLUDES
  • 2-nights accommodation in Cochin
  • 1-night accommodation in Munnar
  • 2-nights accommodation in Periyar
  • 1-night accommodation in Alleppy
  • 3-nights accommodation in Trivandram
  • 2-nights accommodation in Mumbai
  • 21 Meals: 10 Breakfast, 01 Lunch and10 Dinner
  • Monument Entrance fees wherever Applicable
  • Meet & Assist upon Arrival & Departure
  • Transfers from airports to hotels and vice-versa by air-conditioned Car/Tempo/Coach along with the transfer of baggage (2 pieces per person)
  • Porterage at the Airport
  • Hotel accommodation based on sharing twin-bedded room(s) with bath inclusive of Government taxes, which are subject to change
  • Sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned Car / Tempo/Coach with English Speaking local Guide, as per itinerary
  • Professional and Service charges for preparation and operation of the tour program
EXCLUDES
  • Mineral water drinks
  • Any kind of personal nature expenses
  • Indian Visas. MUST be obtained prior to departure from home country
  • Tips or Gratuities of any kind (voluntary).
  • Domestic flights within India (Est. $90 - rate subject to availability at time of booking)
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Depart USA

Board your International Flight from USA to India


Day 2 - Day in enroute

Day en route.


Day 3 - ARRIVE COCHIN

After breakfast, you will be provided full day guided sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting Dutch Palace, St. Cruz Cathedral, the church of San Francisco, Mattancherry Palace & Jewish Synagogue. Evening is free at leisure / own activity. After a full day of sightseeing, transfer to restaurant for a wonderful Welcome Dinner!  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 4 - COCHIN - MUNNAR

After breakfast, drive to Munnar & on arrival transfer to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing city tour of Munnar visiting Eravikulam National Park & The High Range Club.
Transfer to restaurant for dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner
 


Day 5 - MUNNAR -PERIYAR

After breakfast,  drive to Periyar & on arrival transfer to your hotel. Later you drive past the winding Ghats bordered with tea plantations till you reach the Kerala countryside full of paddy fields and coconut palms. Transfer to restaurant for dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 6 - PERIYAR

After breakfast,  visit Periyar (Thekkady) Wildlife Sanctuary where you get an opportunity to watch wild animals such as elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure. After touring, transfer to restaurant for dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 7 - PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM / KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPY

After breakfast,  drive to Kumarkom and on arrival transfer to your hotel. As part of your tour to Kumarakom, indulge in backwater cruises besides enjoying bird watching tours to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Later on transfer to your houseboat for overnight stay from Kumarakom to Alleppy. Enjoy wonderful buffet dinner.  Overnight at your houseboat.

Meals
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


Day 8 - ALLEPPY - TRIVANDRUM

After breakfast, disembark the houseboat at Allepy and relax for a few hours in serene backwaters. Afternoon proceed to Trivandrum & on arrival transfer to your hotel. Transfer to dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 9 - TRIVANDRUM- CAPE COMORIN - TRIVANDRUM

After breakfast,  proceed for  sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visiting the Sri Chitra Art Gallery , the Padmanabhaswamy Temple , Puthenmalike Palace. Evening visit Kovalam beach which means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the beaches gives it a ravishing look. Transfer to restaurant for dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 10 - TRIVANDRUM

After breakfast, proceed for same day excursion tour of CAPE COMORIN (Kanyakumari). Kanyakumari is a place at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. Witness the setting sun and the rising moon simultaneously over three oceans. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial, built on a huge rock off the shore off Kanyakumari, marks the spot where Swami Vivekananda. Visit Suchindram Temple and Kanya Devi Temple. Later on drive back to Trivandrum. Transfer to restaurant for dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 11 - TRIVANDRUM-BOMBAY

After breakfast, late morning you will be transferred to the Trivandrum airport in time to board the flight for Bombay by IT 3138 @ 1550 hrs. You will be provided assistance on arrival in Bombay and transfer to your hotel. After dinner, overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 12 - BOMBAY

After breakfast,  you will be provided boat ride for same day excursion tour of Elephanta Cave. Though the entire complex has a number of things to see, one of the main sights here is the Maheshamurti cave in which Lord Shiva is shown as a creator, protector and destroyer.  Afternoon back to Mumbai for a guided city sightseeing tour of Bombay visiting - Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, Prince of Wales Museum, the bustling Crawford Market, Transfer to restaurant for your splendid farewell dinner after sightseeing.  Transfer to airport for your international flight back to your home city.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 13 - BOMBAY OUT

Early morning departure transfer to the airport in time to board the flight for their onward destination.


Notes
  • India is a vast country that is heavily centered around nature. Many of the cultural elements may be different from your usual methods of your daily schedule, but that's what ignites the beauty of the country, Please note that travel is hectic
  • cultural element that is untouched by any other nation
  • All Visas for India must be obtained prior to departing
  • The last night prior to departure is an early morning departure so there will be no hotel provided as after dinner you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to your home city
  • All of the arrangements are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Airfare rates are not guaranteed and subject to change at the time of ticketing
  • STI Travel may use substitute hotels in similar category accommodations if needed

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