06 Nights / 07 Days
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
Trip to Eravikulam National Park, Tea Plantation & Museum, Munnar
Cruise through beautiful Kerala backwaters and stay on Houseboat, Alleppey
Sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
Start & End in Cochin
DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN COCHIN & DRIVE FROM COCHIN TO MUNNAR (120 KM/APPROX. 4.5 HOURS)
Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive to Munnar - derived its name from the
confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 02 SIGHTSEEING IN MUNNAR
Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region.
Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 03 MUNNAR – THEKKADY (90 KMS / APPROX. 2.5 HOURS)
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Day free at leisure. In the evening, watch traditional Kalaripayattu or Kathakali show (Optional). Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 04 THEKKADY
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Periyar. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of playful wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favorite haunt for
frolicking in the water. They can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake to view the wildlife at close quarters. Other inhabitants of Periyar include the leopard, wild dog,
barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur
(Indian bison), wild boar and sloth bear. Later, take a spice plantation tour.The aroma and pleasant
ambiance of the spice and tea plantations of Periyar are fascinating. Spices found in Thekkady include pepper, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, vanilla and curry leaves. You can also enjoy an elephant ride in Periyar. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 05 THEKKADY – KUMARAKOM / ALLEPPEY (140 KMS / APPROX. 4 HOURS)
After breakfast, drive to Alleppey or Kumarakom and check in to hotel. Alleppey, also known as "Venice of the East", has a large network of backwater canals that meander through the town,
surrounding villages and Vembanad Lake. Cruise through the beautiful and scenic backwaters
of Kerala, during the sunset cruise. Overnight stay in hotel.
DAY 06: KUMARAKOM / ALLEPPEY - COCHIN
Transfer by road to Cochin (90 kms / 1.5 hrs). Arrive and check in hotel. This afternoon you visit the Jewish synagogue, Dutch Palace, and end your tour with a visit to the Chinese fishing nets. Stay overnight.
DAY 07: DEPART COCHIN
Morning after breakfast transfer from your hotel to airport / railway station for flight / train to onward or home destination.
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6 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned below hotels or equivalent
Assistance at the airport
Buffet Breakfast. (CP Plan)
Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
Air tickets and airport taxes
Kalaripayattu / Kathakali show in Thekkady
Boat-ride in Periyar Lake
Guide service as per the itinerary
Entrance fee at Monuments as per the itinerary
Special activities as per the itinerary
Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc
Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments