Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
Day 1: Arrival Cochin
Arrive in Cochin and transfer to the hotel. Check into the hotel and enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Later on enjoy half day City tour of Cochin -Visit the Mattancherry Dutch Palace - (closed on Fridays and public holidays), which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663. Visit Fort Cochin Area. Visit St. Francis Church - (closed for visitors on Sundays from 08.00 to 11.00 hrs.) the oldest European Church in India. See the Chinese Fishing Nets, along the tip of Fort Cochin unique to this part of Kerala and living symbols of a centuries-old Chinese influence on this coast. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Cochin – Munnar (135kms/4hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Drive to Munnar, arrive by the afternoon. Munnar is a picturesque hill station situated in the eastern part of Kerala; lush green-carpeted tea and coffee plantations surround it. The beautiful landscapes, cozy weather, and the smell of tealeaves make Munnar one of the most sought-after destinations in South India. Munnar is situated near the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak in the Western Ghats. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Munnar
Today morning after breakfast visit Mattupetty dam which has an artificial lake built by a small hydroelectric project. Echo Point is known for the natural echo affect it produces. Tea Museum explains about the processing of tea and history of Munnar and Eravikulam National Park is known as the natural habitat of endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Munnar – Thekkady (110kms/3.5hrs)
Today after breakfast depart for Periyar by road. Arrive Periyar and transfer to hotel . The town also houses one of world’s most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries. A visit to Periyar also provides you the opportunity to see wildlife at close ranges, besides the varied vegetation and a wide variety of birds. Lying at an altitude of 700-1900 m above sea level, Periyar has a cool and comfortable climate. Out here, you can also go for treks and mountain walks or visit spice plantation or enjoy boat ride at Lake Periyar (On direct payment basis). Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Thekkady – Kumarakom/Alleppey (160kms/4hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Drive to Kumarakom/Alleppey and arrive by the afternoon, Check into the hotel and enjoy rest of the day at leisure or take an optional sunset cruise on the backwaters. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Kumarakom/Alleppey
Today full day at leisure (Clients who booked house boat will be transferred to Alleppey for check in to the house boat). Enjoy the facilities offered by your resort or scroll through the local country side or take an optional cruise on the backwaters. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Kumarakom/Alleppey – Cochin (95 kms/2.5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Drive to Cochin and transfer to airport/railway station for your onward journey.
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Daily breakfast at all places
All transfers and sightseeing by AC Vehicle. (Please note that AC will be switched off during hills )
All toll taxes, parking charges, driver allowances.
All currently applicable hotel taxes except GST
Any Air or Rail fare.
Any other meal not mentioned in price includes.
Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary.
Any monument entrance fees, camera fees, guide charges.
Any expenses of personal nature.
GST @ 5%
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