Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations: Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Alleppey – Cochin
Day 01: Cochin – Munnar
On arrival Cochin Airport / Railway station you will meet our tour executive later drive to Munnar. This town is one of the most idyllic tourist destinations in Kerala. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. An unending expanse of tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests, and the aroma of spice scented cool air, Munnar has all these and more. On arrival check in to the Hotel. Later in the evening walk around the Tea Estate just to feel the Hill station overnight stay at Munnar Hotel.
Day 02: Munnar Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Munnar – visit Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake, Echo Point, Shooting Point and Eravikulam National Park. Overnight stay at Munnar Hotel.
Day 03: Munnar – Periyar
After breakfast transfer to Periyar ( 120 kms- 4 hrs). Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the largest wildlife reserves in India, it occupies 777 sq kms of the Cardamom Hills region of the Western Ghats. Afternoon sightseeing. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Periyar
Enjoy a morning game viewing by the boat in the sanctuary, surrounded by the hills. Wildlife includes elephants, gaur, wild dogs, otters, freshwater tortoise and bird species like heroin, kingfisher, hornbill, water and fishbowls can be seen here. Afternoon visit of spice plantations. Overnight at the hotel the hotel.
Day 05: Periyar – Kumarakom
After breakfast transfer from Periyar to Kumarakom (121 kms 4. 5 hrs). Transfer to the Hotel. Kumarakom near Kottayam (16 kms) is well known for its backwaters and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary is rich with a number of noteworthy species include the Darter or Snake Bird, Little Cormorant, Night Heroin, Golden- backed woodpecker, Crow Pheasant, White Breasted Water Hen and Tree Pie etc. The season for migratory birds is from November to March. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Kumarakom – Houseboat
Breakfast at the hotel. Board the houseboat from Kumarakom jetty. Staying in this moving palace is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life. Lunch, dinner next day breakfast and tea snacks will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake make you sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place. Dinner and Overnight in the houseboat.
Day 07: Houseboat – Alleppey – Cochin
After breakfast in the houseboat disembark at Alleppey. Alleppey is also known as the “Venice of the East” because of the narrow canals and backwaters. Transfer to Cochin (70 kms /2 Hrs), check in at the hotel. Afternoon Cochin city tour visiting St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace. Over night at the hotel.
Day 08: Cochin Departure
Transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.