God's own country...

Kerala

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Tour Itinerary: Kerala(Munnar(3), Thekkady(1), Alleppy(1) with House boat, Cochin) 5N/6D

Day 1 :: Cochin – Munnar (150Km/4 Hours aprx.)

Arrive at Cochin Airport / Ernakulum railway station. On arrival, meet your local representative and proceed to Munnar, Arrive at Munnar Check-in to the hotel, Free time for relaxation.
Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. 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 It's the place you would love to visit - it's the place you would wish never to leave- so welcome to Munnar…
Overnight stay at hotel.



Day 2 :: Munnar City tour

Breakfast at hotel & proceed for a tour of Munnar where you will enjoy visiting sections of old Munnar which includes the charming old Christ Church with its original fourteen rows of wooden pews, Visit Mattupetty Lake which is flanked by steep hills and woods and has been created by the small hydro-electricity dam. Day at leisure for own activities and overnight stay at Munnar.



Day 3 :: Munnar – Tea Plantation and Free time for Relaxation.

Breakfast at hotel & Proceed to visit Munnar is essentially a tea town. The tea plantations have now been taken over by the TATA Tea Company. The visitor is greeted with miles and miles of unending tea plantations on entry into Munnar. TATA Tea, consisting of estates mainly in Munnar, is a dominant player of Tea. And overnight stay at hotel.



Day 4 :: Munnar – Thekkady. (100Kms/2½ Hours aprx.)

Breakfast at hotel & proceed to Thekkady (Periyar) the land of spice plantations. This is also the gateway to the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. On arrival, check in to the hotel, Thekkady City tour Afternoon proceed for the boat safari (Optional) on Periyar lake to view the wildlife. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
(There are various park activities such as the boat ride that can be arranged here on direct payment)

Thekkady in Kerala State, India’s largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. The 120 years old 'Surki' dam built across Periyar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms.

The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.



Day 5 :: Thekkady – Alleppy(172Km/4 Hours aprx.)

Breakfast at hotel & proceed to Alleppy, check in at Houseboat, The country made boat that provides wonderful cruise over the scenic backwater in Kerala. Sit back and relax while the House boat through the narrow serene backwater canals of Alleppy and enjoy the scenic beauty of the nature at its best form. Overnight stay at House boat.



Day 6 :: Alleppy - Cochin (60Km/2 Hours aprx.)

Breakfast at hotel & proceed to Cochin, Enjoy shopping in Cochin then take flight for your hometown.



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Cochin(1), Munnar(2), Thekkady(1), Kumarkom(1), Kovalam(2), Trivandrum

Day 1 :: Arrive Cochin

Arrive Cochin airport / Railway station & transfer to hotel. A city of peninsulas and islands, it is one of largest ports of India, a major naval base and one of the finest natural harbours in the world. Afternoon sightseeing covering Wellingdon Island, Bolgatty Palace, Chinese Fishing nets etc. Stay overnight.



Day 2 :: Cochin – Munnar (150Kms/4 Hours aprx.)

After breakfast proceed to Munnar. Munnar offers spectacular views of the craggy peaks, manicured tea estates, picturesque towns and winding lanes. Go for a stroll in Tea Estates. Stay overnight.



Day 3 :: Munnar

Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries, you can go around the places to explore matupatty dam, Tata tea estate, Tea factory etc. Stay overnight at hotel.

P.M Later take an half day city tour of Bikaner - Visit Bikaner’s Junagarh Fort (built 1593) with its magnificent stone carving is one of the finest in Rajasthan. See the beautifully designed palaces with interiors decorated with shell-work, mirror and glass inlays, gold leaf, laquer work etc. Highlights include Diwn-I-Khas, Phool Mahal and Chandra Mahal decorated with marble, mirror-work and carvings, Anup Mahal the coronation hall, Gaj Mandir with its mirrored Shish Mahal, and Har Mandir or the royal temple



Day 4 :: Munnar – Thekkady (145Km/4 Hours aprx.)

Morning after breakfast, depart for Thekkady. At Thekkady one can see the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. In the afternoon boat safari on Periyar lake to view the wildlife. Overnight stay at the hotel.



Day 5 :: Thekkady – Kumarkom (120Km/3 ½ Hours aprx.)

Morning after breakfast proceeds to Kumarkom, check-in to the hotel, the Venice of the East. Enjoy backwaters. Overnight at the Resort.



Day 6 :: Kumarkom - Kovalam (185Km/4 Hours aprx.)

After breakfast, proceed to Kovalam. With its sparkling blue waters, silvery white sands, swaying coconut palms, Kovalam is a dream. Stroll through the beach side. Overnight stay at hotel.



Day 7 :: Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Kovalam (85Km/2 ½ Hours aprx.)

After breakfast proceed to full day excursion to Kanyakumari. Enroute, visit the Padmanabhaswamy temple. On arrival at Kanyakumari visit the Kumari Amman Temple, Gandhi Memorial & Swamy Vivekanand Memorial. Return to Kovalam for the overnight stay.



Day 8 :: Kovalam – Trivandrum ( 13Km/½ Hours aprx.)

Morning transfer to Trivandrum Airport/ Railway Station for your journey.



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