ItineraryDay 1 Kochi
Arrival at Kochi
International Airport /Kochi or Thrissur Rly. Station. Drive to Munnar.
En-route visit Cheeyyappara Waterfalls - The waterfalls cascade down in
seven steps. It is a real feast for eyes. Check-in to a Hill Resort at
Munnar. Munnar is situated at the confluence of 3 Mountain streams. 1600 m
above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the
erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, rich
tropical forests abound in flora and fauna- some of them are very rare and
The rich flora often paints the valley with colours. The
lakes, mountains peaks, valleys, wildlife sanctuaries are other major
attractions here. In the afternoon proceed for a visit to Anayirangal Dam OR
a visit to Pothamedu from here an excellent view of the tea coffee
and cardamom plantations in Munnar. Back to resort. Day 2
After breakfast proceed to visit Marayoor- This is the
only place in Kerala that has a natural growth of Sandalwood trees. The
caves with murals and relics from New Stone Age Civilization and the
children's park spread across a hectare of land under the canopy of a single
Banyan tree are of great interest to visitors. On the way back to Resort
visit Rajamali-Eravikulam National Park. This is the natural habitat of the
Nilgiri Tahr. The highest mountain peak in South India, Anamudi is located
in the southern region of the Park.
Afternoon visit Mattupetty -
Situated at a height of 1700 m, Mattupetty is known for its highly
specilalised dairy farms. Over a 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are
reared here. The Mattupetty Dam & lake is another beautiful picnic spot.
Boating facilities are available here. The sprawling Kundala tea plantations
and the Kundala Lake are other attractions in the vicinity. Then proceed to
Eco-point -this scenic place gets its name from the natural eco phenomenon
here. Then proceed to Top Station this is the highest point on the Munnar -
Kodaikanal road. The rare plant Neelakurinji belongs to this region. This
plant blooms once every twelve years bathing the hill sides in bright blue.
Top station also offers a panoramic view of the neighboring state of Tamil
Nadu. Return back to Resort. Day 3 Thekkady
breakfast check-out from Resort and proceed to Thekkady(Periyar). Check-in
to Resort at Thekkady. Afternoon - Plantation Tour - covers cardamom,
pepper, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories, tribal settlements and
the surrounding hill regions .Back to Resort. Day 4 Periyar
After breakfast proceed for a Boat cruise on the Periyar Lake to visit the
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - lying close to the plantations, in the rich
jungles of Periyar in Thekkady .The splendid artificial lake formed by the
Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the
Sanctuary. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique
experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat
on the lake. Back to the resort.Check out and proceed to Kumarakom.Check in
to a Lake resort in Kumarakom.
Kumarakom - An unbelievably
beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and
coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned
with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad lake, in this small water world
you'll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes
which will take you in to the heart of the scenic lake. Evening visit to
Pathiramanal in a speed boat. The 10 acre Island on the backwaters is home
to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world.
Return back to Resort.
Day 5 Kumarakom
After breakfast a visit to Kumarakom Bird
Sanctuary (optional). Check out from Resort and Check-in to a Houseboat for
a 24 hours stay.
A glide in a Houseboat (Kettuvallom)
through the enchanting backwaters is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed
narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of panoramic sight one can
The Houseboat - it is a private guest house
cruising the backwaters in pomp and splendor. Fully furnished spacious bath
attached bedroom, private balcony cum dining room, hygienic kitchen,
sundecks, side decks with comfortable chairs to capture the beauty of the
lagoons are the interior set up of the Houseboats.
The cuisine is
of traditional Kerala flavor alongwith the local specialities.Move toward
Alappuzha. Overnight in the Houseboat.
Day 6 Alappuzha
Check out from the Houseboat at Alappuzha and proceed to Cochin.
Check in to a deluxe Hotel. Afternoon Cochin Sightseeing Tour - visiting
Cultural & Historical Important Places ( Motorboat cruise on the
backwaters of Cochin for 3 hours). Evening free time for Shopping. Back to
Day 7 Cochin
After Breakfast Check - out from
the Houseboat and proceed to Kochin Airport OR Kochin / Thrissur Rly
Station, and then return back to Hometown.