Cultural South India Tours with Exotic Maldives takes
you to the waters of South India and gives you a cultural exposure of the
small towns and villages in India. As our tour is having beach destinations
and water related activities, we advice you to listen to the guidelines of
your guides carefully before indulging into any water adventure activities.
Any adventure undertaken with care is a great fun especially in Maldive
Islands. Our tour guides, however, are properly trained by us and can cope
up any adversaries. Take waterproof covers for your still and video cameras
to indulge into any water photography, as there is an ample scope for
photography here. Our tour also encompasses villages like Marakurikulam
where you will get the opportunity to interact with the locals. We have
expert translators who helps you in interpreting the local languages. Being
in Maldives is going to be a great experience as it is incredulous to
indulge in water-sports of the sea.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival to Delhi at the Indira Gandhi International airport, our
representatives give you a warm welcome and assist you to the hotel. The
drive to the hotel is through the heart of Delhi and on reaching the hotel,
you are given a traditional welcome. This is followed by a welcome party
where all the best cuisines of India are prepared for you. Then after the
party, retire to your room in the hotel to rest for the night.
Day 02 : Delhi Sightseeing
Morning, we take you for temple seeing of Delhi that includes the famous
Lotus temple and the newly constructed Akshardam temple. We then continue
drive to Parliament of India and Rashtrapati Bhawan. Here, walk in the green
gardens of Rastrapati Bhawan and reach upto India Gate as it is very close.
We then take you to the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and then to Qutub Minar.
Have your lunch and then we drive you to Old Delhi. In Old Delhi have a
thrilling Rickshaw ride in Chadni Chowk and then visit Humayun's tomb. As it
becomes dark we take you to Red Fort where a 'light and sound' show follows.
Later, return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 : Delhi - Cochin
This is the day when we fly you to Cochin - a famous historical city of
India. Another name for Cochin is Kochin and this city is famous for its
exceptionally beautiful backwaters and beaches. Our representatives meet and
assist you at the airport on your arrival. You are then driven to the hotel
where a sumptuous lunch awaits you. Overnight is at hotel.
Day 04 : Cochin Sightseeing
After breakfast you are taken for a half day city tour of Cochin. The tour
encompasses a visit to the famous Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), St.
Francis Church and the Jewish Synagogue. Rest of the time is kept free for
leisure. Just walk in the markets Cochin and interact with the people there.
Also, buy commodities as there are a lot of fascinating items sold in the
markets of Cochin. Overnight is at hotel.
Day 05 : Cochin- Munnar (130 kms / hr)
After breakfast, we drive straight to Munnar. Check in your hotel on
arrival. Day is kept free for having breathtaking views of the hills and
valleys of Munnar. Munnar is an enchanting destination for all tourists, as
tourists here get to breath in fresh air and enjoy the mind boggling
sceneries of this place. So enjoy your stay in Munnar. After touring all
places of Munnar, spend the night at the hotel.
Day 06 : Munnar Sightseeing
After the breakfast in the hotel, spend the day being at leisure. Come out
to explore the enchanting mountains and valleys of Munnar that never fails
to fascinate her visitors. Munnar is famous for its cultivation of tea,
coffee and variety of other spices. We take you to the gardens of Munnar
rich in tea, coffee and other greeneries. Collect some tea leaves from the
tea gardens and sense the aura of the leaves. Overnight is at hotel.
Day 07 : Munnar- Periyar (110 kms / 3 hrs)
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Periyar. On arrival, we check in
at the hotel. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is home to nomadic tribes and is
dominated by wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and more such
wild Fauna. Evening, we take you for a boat cruise in the lake where you can
watch the wild animals. Overnight is at hotel.
Day 08 : Periyar Kumarakom (158 kms / 5 hr)
After breakfast, we undertake a fascinating drive to Kumarakom. Kumarakom
is a beautiful destination of Kerala and is the known for its beauty of
backwater. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and also
consist of deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. The
backwaters of Kerala are a self-supportive ecosystem that teems with aquatic
life. Upon arrival to Kumarakom we check-in at hotel first. The evening is
kept free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Kumarakom Alleppey ( 30 kms / 1hr)
Just after breakfast, we drive ourselves to Alleppey. We reach Alleppey at
1200 hrs where we check into a traditional houseboat of Kerala Style. Later,
we go on a leisurely backwater cruise along the lake on a thatched
houseboat. Discover the countryside at your own pace while cruising with the
comforts inside the houseboat. Lunch and dinner is in the houseboat. It is a
fabulous way to explore to the fascinating beauty of the backwaters while
taking a ride on the house boat. Overnight is at Houseboat.
Day 10 : Alleppey Mararikulam (12 kms / 05 hr)
Disembark the boat at 0900hrs and drive to Marai. Marai originates from Mararikulam,
one of the old fishing villages, and you will be amazed to find that still
today life here goes on much as it did a hundred years ago, with men going
out to the sea everyday for a catch so as to earn a living. This experience
is something completely new to the holidaymaker. Marai offers endless miles
of superb sand beaches that are back by abundant swaying palms. Upon arrival
to Mararikulam, check into hotel. Rest of the time is kept free for leisure.
Overnight is at hotel.
Day 11 : Mararikulam Kovalam(185 kms / 4 hr)
After breakfast, we drive to Kovalam. In local language, Kovalam means
place fringed with coconut palms, and it is exactly so. Kovalam is the best
place in India for swimming and organizing other water sports as it has
soothing seashores that are full of coconut trees. Upon arrival to Kovalam
just check into hotel. Rest of the time is spend at leisure. Overnight is at
Day 12 : Kovalam- Trivendrum Maldives(12 kms / 0.5
hrs) overnight flight
After breakfast, spend time free at leisure. Later, we drive you to
Trivendrum where you get to see the world-renowned Padmanabhaswamy temple
museum and Padmanabhapuram palace. This palace has marvelous architecture
and so spend some time in the precincts of this beautiful palace. In time
you are driven to airport so as to board the connecting flight to Maldives.
Day 13 : Arrival Maldives
Upon arrival to Maldives, you are transferred by boat to a Resort at
Maldives. Rest of the time is kept free for leisure. So, just walk your way
in the beaches of the sea. The breeze of air and the roar of the sea is
captivating. Surrender yourself to this captivating beauty of the majestic
sea and tune yourself to the rhythm that the sea imposes on you. Overnight
Day 14 : Maldives Sightseeing
Full day is at leisure. So, set out to experience a scuba diving. A boat
takes you to a distant dive site where you get the opportunity to have a
dive in the sea. Later, come back to the hotel where a lunch with all
varieties of sea fishes is served at your table. In the evening, just stroll
by the beach where the locals set up ferry stalls and sell commodities made
out of sea shells and other sea mammals. Buy some of those as it is
considered very auspicious to possess these items. Overnight is at hotel.
Day 15 : Maldives
Full day is kept for leisure. This day we indulge you in water sports like
sailing, parasailing, waterskiing and jetskiing under the guidance of our
trained faculty. So, you are ensured full safety while you enjoy these
sports. The sea of Maldives has high waves and is considered as one of the
best place for Waterskiing in the world. Lunch is provided to you in the
beaches under the cool shade of big Umbrellas. After lunch rest in the beach
and have a pleasant Sun bath. Continue with the water sports till the
evening. At night, after dinner we take you for night fishing on board
Dhoni- a traditional boat used for fishing at nights. The rest of the night
is in the hotel.
Day 16 : Maldives
This day we take you to the various islands located nearby Maldives. Here,
you get the chance to be in some of the pristine beaches of Maldives. Some
of the exotic islands where we will be taking you are Paradise island, Merru
island, Biyadoo island and Kandoom island. These places give you the chance
to indulge in underwater diving as the sea water here is crystal clear and
you do not have the danger of sea monsters. Another activity that would be
very nice is banana riding. In this sport, a dozen people climbs on a giant
banana that is then dragged around a lagoon by a speedboat. Also consider
playing Volley Ball in the lovely beaches of these islands. Overnight at
Day 17 : Maldives Onward destinations
Morning after breakfast, move out to the sea for the last time. Try out
water Skiing, Parasailing or simply take a bath in the sea. Return to the
hotel and take another refreshing bath as the sea water is predominantly
saline. Relax for a while and interact with our hotel operators as they will
give you very interesting feedback on traveling the exotic Maldives. Then,
after a lunch consisting of delicacies of the beach island Maldives, our cab
drives you to the nearest airport. Board the flight that takes you to your
onward destination. Our services end with your departure.