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3 Night 4 Day Into the Wild

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This short break will plunge you neck-deep into the magical wild of the Periyar. For wildlife enthusiasts, the treks and tours will give a chance to spot deers, bisons, elephants and if the gods are willing, the tiger. The trip also has scope for spice tours, elephant showers and martial arts if you may!

Places:Kochi, Thekkady

Duration:4 Days

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Experience Highlights

  • Partake in one of the eco-tourism programmes organised by the tiger reserve to get the best of wild life experiences in Thekkady
  • Watch a demo of ancient martial art form Kalaripayattu by individuals devoted to the tradition
  • Enjoy a heritage walk through the well preserved zone of Fort Kochi and shop for spices and antiques
  • Spot wild life at the edge of the lake as you course through river enveloped in fog and mist

Tour on Map

Day to Day itinerary

Day 1

Kochi

Day 2

Thekkady

Day 3

Tiger Reserve

Day 4

Kochi
Day

1

Kochi

You will be welcomed at Kochi International airport / rail station by our company representative and taken to your hotel

Spend the day at Kochi, one of the finest natural harbours and the oldest European settlement in India. The cultural mosaic here is shaped by a long history of visitors – Arab, Chinese, British, Jewish, Portuguese and French – making for a remarkable heritage city

A view of the magnificent marine drive at Kochi city with the legendary Chinese fishing nets

Do-it- yourself walk: heritage sites of Fort Kochi


You start your walking tour of Fort Kochi at the St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India and explore the imposing Santa Cruz basilica built by the Portuguese. It will be fun to observe the iconic and still-in-use Chinese fishing nets and even try using them yourself. Stroll past the shops along Jew Street shopping for antiques and spices and also visit the Jewish Synagogue and the Dutch Palace. You will notice that the heritage zone of the city is amazingly well preserved


Enjoy dinner at one of the exquisite seafood restaurants in the city. Relax for the night in your hotel.

Day

2

THEKKADY

Enjoy your breakfast at Kochi and by 9 am get on a journey to Thekkady, home to one of the best managed wildlife reserves in India. With a 100-year-old artificial lake and its setting in the thickly forested Western Ghats (UNESCO world heritage site), Periyar will not disappoint with a range of activities and wildlife spotting on offer

TRAVEL TO THEKKADY (160 KMS, 3.5HRS)

Check-in to your resort, relax for a while and soak in the tropical garden landscape

Asiatic elephants, gaurs and wild boars are commonly spotted in the reserve during boating

Boating the Periyar: A soothing wildlife experience


The evening boat ride through the lake Periyar will give you a chance to spot wildlife by the river side. Arrive at the counter to make the evening ride. Relax for the night at your resort

Day

3

IN THE PERIYAR RESERVE (THEKKADY)

Today you will have some of the best wildlife experiences on offer in Periyar. A nature walk by the lake side, an elephant safari, shopping and an evening seeing one of the oldest martial arts forms in existence

Go for an early morning Nature walk in the reserve

Dawn is an ideal time to view exotic wildlife with the help of your trained tribal naturalist/ guide in the Periyar tiger reserve. The walk through the jungle explores a safe and easy path for about 3 hours. You can get lucky and spot some wildlife, flowers and birds along the way. Head back to your resort for a late breakfast

Elephant Safari: Take a ride on top of a friendly elephant (Optional)

Nothing like a friendly jumbo! If you are interested we will take you on a ride through plantations on an elephant or even do a jumbo shower. Safe and among the best experiences in Thekkady,

The ecotourism experiences in Periyar are a must do for all wildlife lovers out there

Experience Kalaripayattu: One of the oldest fighting systems in existence


Today evening, we will take you to attend a Kalaripayattu show illustrating the 3000 year old art-form. The practitioners of Kalaripayattu are not only warriors but also self-healers. Besides the swords and daggers the warriors are also trained in a unique weapon called ‘Urumi’ - a lethal flexible sword that can be concealed as a waist belt.


Relax for the night at your resort

Day

4

DEPARTURE FROM KOCHI

Today is the last day of your tour. Enjoy a splendid breakfast get prepared for onward journey from Kochi

Drop back at Airport/Rail station in the afternoon bidding farewell to god’s own country with memories to last for a life time

Bon Voyage

STANDARD PACKAGE

Accommodation

3 star Hotel/resort with neat amenities, hygienic bathrooms & European toilets, Telephone and 24 hours room service

Transportation

Air Conditioned vehicle with chauffer at your disposal thorough out the tour

Meals

Buffet breakfast included at all resorts/ hotels,

Total tour cost

Starting from INR 7850 per person in October to March and INR 6500 per person in April to September

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