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Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.
The origin of the word "travel" is most likely lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.
It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words "travail", which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words "travel" and "travail" both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means "three stakes", as in to impale).
After pickup from Airport, transfer to Munnar by 4 hrs drive and enroute visit Rubber plantations, Valara waterfalls, Cheeyappara waterfalls, Kallar waterfalls, Karadippara view, and arrival at Munnar check in hotel over night stay at hotel.
Morning start to enjoy, full day Munnar local sight seen pleases , Photo point, Jungle honey bee nest, Mattupetti Dam and boating, Elephant arrival spot, Echo point, Kundala Lake, Top station, and back to Munnar city, After lunch go to Tea museum, Nyamakad waterfalls, Anaimudi view, (Rajamala) "South India highest peak- 8841ft, 2695 mts" Eravikulam National park, Blossom park, Pothamedu view, (Sunset view) Cardamom, Coffee & Pepper plantations, and over Night stay at hotel.
Morning check out the ho0tel, on the way Thekkady visit, Lockhart Gap view, Rock cave, power house waterfalls, Resort village view, Anaiyirangal Dam orange plantations, Spice garden, arrival at Thekkady, evening go to Thekkady local sight seen pleases the wildlife boating Periyar lake, and overnight stay at hotel.
Safari, Dance show tickets not included there are paid to direct
Morning 7 o'clock check out the hotel, you will be transferred to Alleppey by 5 hrs drive on the way to Rubber plantations, waterfalls, and check in hotel / houseboat. This place known as "The Venice of the East" Arabian Sea and Punnamada lake Sun set, Sun rice, Fishing net, comes morning, and Nature, in their pristine beauty, a wakens you with the chirping of birds and overnight stay at Houseboat.
Morning check out the hotel, you will be transferred to Cochin by 2 hour’s drive and visit local sightseeing covering Visit the Dutch Palace-built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. The murals are perhaps the best in India. Jewish Synagogue - built in 1568 and the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth are at Mattancherry. St. Francis Church - built in 1510 and the oldest European church in India, Chinese Fishing Nets- introduced by the court of Kublai Khan can be seen in Fort Cochin. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Morning check out the hotel, you will be transferred to Cochin Airport.
The Trip Cost Includes
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Daily Breakfast at hotel
- All Meals in the Houseboat (if houseboat chosen)
- Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure
- Parking and Toll tax
- Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges
- All tours, transfers & Sightseeing by A/c Etios / Logan / Dzire
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Air Fare/Train Fare
- Travel insurance
- Personal items of personal nature like porter age, tips, laundry, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
- Optional Services, Elephant Safari, Horse Ride, Spice Garden Entry fees, Ayurvedic Massage, Etc.
- Trekking, Paragliding, Jeep safari, Kath kali Show, Kalaripaiyattu Show, Jungle Patrolling, Bamboo Rafting.
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
- Anything not mentioned in the “Includes”.
- Tips, laundry & phone call
- Entrance fees to monuments, sightseeing spots and museums
Frequently asked Questions
Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.
On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.
The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.
Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.
No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.
Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.
Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.
For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.