Kerala, God's own country is a land surrounded by natural beauty from all corners, thus on this tour you will be experiencing and exploring this beautiful land and all that it has to offer like never before. From the coastal region of Cochin to the mesmerizing hill stations of Munnar and Thekkady to the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom and to the beautiful beaches of Kovalam, this tour is definitely a once in a life time opportunity to see the wonders of this land.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Cochin & Proceed To Munnar – (130 Kms – Approx 4 Hrs)
Welcome at Cochin Airport & proceed to Munnar. A breathtakingly beautiful – haven of peace and tranquility which cannot be portrayed in a single canvas. Situated at 1,600m above sea level with unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains, you’re often up above the clouds watching veils of mist clinging to the mountain tops. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji/Strobilanthes. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once in every twelve years, will bloom next in 2018. On the way to Munnar visit Cheeyappara & Valara waterfalls. The Cheeyappara Waterfall cascades down in seven steps. Valara has a chain of waterfalls surrounded by thick green forests.
Upon arrival, check in hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
The Cheeyappara Waterfalls is one of the beautiful waterfalls of evergreen Kerala and is a great eco-tourism destination of the region. It is one of the significant excursion ...
Kochi-Madurai-Tondi Point Road, Chillithodu, Kerala - 685561
Day 2: Munnar Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Munnar.
Visit Eravikulam National Park (at extra cost), where you can see the rare species of Nilgiri Tahr/Mountain Goats. The Eravikulam National Park stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq km in the Kannan devan hills.
Later,visit Mattupetty Dam (at extra cost), a storage concrete gravity dam built in the mountains. Mattupetty offers many fascinating sights to relish. Besides the tea plantations & the rolling grasslands, the Shola forests in and around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and are habitat to a variety of birds.
Then, visit Kundala Dam (at extra cost), the famous Neela Kurunji flowers which bloom once in twelve years, bloom in the hills and valleys around Kundala lake. Enroute visit Echo Point & Pothamedu View Point. Echo Point always has a greenish look as it is covered with abundant green sceneries. View Point is perfect to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the coffee, tea & cardamom plantations. They are an adventurous destination, which will be a perfect choice for those who love to have a nature walk or trekking.
The tour starts with the breathtaking trip to Munnar town like Eravikulam National Park, where you can see the rare species of Nilgiri Tahr/Mountain Goats. The Eravikulam ...
Day 3: Munnar To Thekkady - (85 Kms – Approx 3 Hrs)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Thekkady. Thekkady is considered as a heaven for natural spices. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Periyar encompasses 777 sq km & a 26-sq-km artificial lake.
On arrival, check in at hotel & later go for sightseeing to visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (at extra cost). It is home to herds of wild Elephants, Sambar, Tigers, Gaur, Lion-tailed Macaques, Nilgiri Langurs & more. The place can sometimes feel a bit like Disneyland-in-the-Ghats, but its mountain scenery & jungle walks make for an enjoyable visit. Evening enjoy the boat cruise in the lake to spot wild animals.
Thekkady is considered as a heaven for natural spices. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Periyar encompasses 777 sq km & a 26-sq...
Travel from Munnar to Thekkady
Day 4: Thekkady To Kumarakom - (125 Kms – Approx 3.5 Hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Kumarakom. An enchanting backwater destination set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. Check in at hotel & later out for sightseeing to visit The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres, a safe home for domestic & many migratory birds such as Egrets, Darters, Herons, Teals, Waterfowls, Cuckoo, Siberian Stork, Wild Duck etc. Overnight stay at Hotel.
An enchanting backwater destination set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. Visit The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres, a safe ...
Travel from Thekkady to Kumarakom
Day 5: Kumarakom To Cochin (49 Kms - Approx 2 Hrs)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Cochin. Check in at hotel & later out for sightseeing covering the historical town by exploring the unfathomable diversity by visiting Fort Cochin & Mattancherry which consists of wonderfully built atmosphere – thick with the smell of the past. Jewish Synagogue - a 400-year old synagogue. Enter the synagogue & the large main hall arrests your attention with display of rare antique objects that add to the grandeur of the place.
Secondly, The St. Francis Church well-known for its beautiful architecture & ambience & is believed to be one of the oldest churches built by the Europeans in India.
Santa Cruz Basilica (at extra cost) - one of the eight Basilicas in India, this church is one of the finest & most impressive churches & visited by tourists the whole year round.
Vasco House (built in the Portuguese style of architecture) is believed to be the house where Vasco Da Gama stayed during his visits to Kochi, right until his death in 1524.
Later visit Fort Kochi beach & Chinese Fishing Nets - Nowhere else in India could you find such giant fishing nets from China.