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Heritage and Nature Trail: Aurangabad to Cochin Journey

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Duration

10 Nights / 11 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the rich heritage and stunning natural beauty on our “Heritage and Nature Trail: Aurangabad to Cochin Journey.” Embark on a captivating journey through historical sites like the Ajanta and Ellora Caves in Aurangabad, then continue to the vibrant city of Cochin. Delve into the cultural tapestry of Mumbai and Aurangabad, witness the captivating Kathakali Dance in Cochin, and immerse yourself in the lush tea estates of Munnar. Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, all while savoring the diverse flavors, landscapes, and history of Western and Southern India. This tour promises a delightful blend of heritage and nature, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

Highlights

  • Elephanta Caves & Mumbai Exploration: Begin with a visit to the captivating Elephanta Caves, then explore the vibrant city of Mumbai, including landmarks like CST, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, and Dhobhi Ghat.
  • Ellora & Aurangabad: Fly to Aurangabad and explore the stunning Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Temple, Daulatabad Fort, Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, and Aurangabad Caves.
  • Ajanta's Ancient Art: Discover the UNESCO-listed Ajanta Caves, an ancient wonder filled with intricate art and sculptures.
  • Cultural Evening in Cochin: Enjoy a Kathakali Dance show in Cochin, immersing yourself in Kerala's rich cultural heritage.
  • Munnar's Scenic Beauty: Explore the picturesque hill station of Munnar, known for its tea estates, and visit attractions like Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, and the Tea Museum.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 41.8%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 39.9%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 50.8%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 47.8%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 53.9%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 51.4%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 56.5%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

Arrival at Mumbai airport, transfer to hotel for check-in. Rest of the day free for relaxation. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Mumbai

After breakfast, visit Elephanta Caves (closed on Mondays). Later, explore Mumbai with visits to CST, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, and Dhobhi Ghat. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad (flight)

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Aurangabad. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Enjoy an excursion to Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Temple, and Daulatabad Fort. Visit Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, and Aurangabad Caves. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Aurangabad

After breakfast, take a full-day excursion to Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Aurangabad for an overnight stay.

Day 5: Aurangabad - Cochin (flight)

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Cochin. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Cochin - Munnar (140kms)

Visit Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutchs Palace, and see Chinese fishing nets. Then, drive to Munnar, check-in at the hotel, and explore a tea estate with a tea tasting session. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Munnar

After breakfast, visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point, and Tea Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)

Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu, a windy spot known for Frog Rock, Turtle Rock, and twin-statue Kuravan & Kurathi. Check-in at the hotel and attend a Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Periyar - Kumarakom (140kms)

Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat safari to spot wildlife. Later, take a spice plantation tour. Afternoon drive to Kumarakom and check-in at a backwater resort. Overnight at the resort.

Day 10: Kumarakom - Alleppey

Transfer to the Alleppey boat jetty to board a houseboat for a backwater cruise. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters. Lunch, dinner, and overnight on the houseboat.

Day 11: Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)

After breakfast on the houseboat, disembark and drive to Cochin airport for your onward flight.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 10 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Mumbai - Aurangabad - Cochin flight fare approx INR 11,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Mumbai - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Aurangabad - WelcomHotel Rama International/ Lemon Tree Hotel
Cochin - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Munnar - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Thekkady -Trekkedllage/ Carmelia Haven Resort
Kumarakom - Coconut Lagoon/ The Zuri
Alleppey - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)

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