Best of Kerala

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Best of Kerala

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Day 1: Arrive Cochin - Munnar (150 kms/approx. 5 hrs)

Arrive Cochin. Met on arrival at Cochin airport  drive to Munnar (4½ hours), the beautiful hill station of Kerala.

 

Munnar: Named among the most beautiful places in Kerala and India, the hill town of Munnar is worth visiting. Nestled in the lush lap of the Western Ghats, the hill town is surrounded by rolling hills covered by tea estates. The town was settled in the era of the British Raj and there are many remnants of the period in the mansions, churches and the charming city.

On arrival, transfer to hotel. Spend the remaining day at leisure and enjoy picturesque landscapes.

 

Overnight in Munnar

Meal inclusions: Breakfast

 

Day 2: In Munnar

After breakfast, full-day sightseeing in and around Munnar. Enjoy panoramic views of Anamudi, the highest peak of South India at 2695 m.

 

The popular places to visit in Munnar include the Eravikulam National Park (home to the elusive Nilgiri Tahr and neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years), KFDC Flower Garden, Photo Point, Tea Plantations, Tea factory (to learn all about tea processing), Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Top Station, etc.

 

A popular way to spend your day includes an exhilarating drive in a 4WD jeep up steep, rough tracks to Kolukkumalai, the highest tea estate in the world.

 

You have the option to go by jeep all the way up to the top of Kolukkumalai or alternatively hop out and enjoy a moderate trek (1.5 – 2 hrs) on one of the trails leading up to the tea factory. From the summit, you’ll be given a tour of the fascinating working tea factory. Also explore the surrounding countryside before driving back down to Munnar, arriving mid-afternoon.

 

Overnight in Munnar.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Drive Munnar – Periyar (110 kms / apporx 4 hrs)

After breakfast leave for Periyar National Park. En route stop for a visit to a spice plantation accompanied by an English speaking naturalist.

 

Periyar: Nestled in the lush expanse of the Western Ghats, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular Elephant and Tiger Reserve. Abounding in wilderness and wildlife, it is one of the most popular places for wildlife safari in India. It is also the wildlife sanctuary where boat rides take you for a game safari.

 

Transfer to hotel on arrival. You may opt for a pleasant boat ride along the Periyar Lake in the evening. Enjoy watching varied birds and animals like tigers, elephants, wild boar, deer, etc. at the Periyar National Park. You can also visit a few tribal villages around Periyar and witness fascinating activities of tribals collecting honey from dangerous hill bees.

 

Overnight in Periyar.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Drive Periyar- Kumarakom (130 kms kms/ approx. 3 hrs)

Early morning boat ride on Periyar Lake. The early hours of the day are good to spot wildlife easily as this is the time when animals come to quench their thirst.

 

After breakfast leave for Kumarakom (3½ hours).

Kumarakom: The backwater town of Kumarakom is settled on the banks of Lake Vembanad. Houseboat rides on the backwaters is the major reason why it is sought by travellers from all over the globe. Blessed with wide variety of flora, beautiful sightseeing, boating and fishing experiences, this part of Kuttanad region is famous for the bird sanctuary spread over 14 acres. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat ride round the islands. Amid the green treetops, a large number of indigenous species of birds as well as species migrating from far-away lands call the sanctuary home.

 

Check in at backwater resort on arrival. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the picturesque backwaters that form one of the major attractions of Kerala.

 

Overnight in Kumarakom.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast

 

Day 5: In Kumarakom

Choose to spend the day relaxing or enjoying the Kerala backwaters. The best way to spend your days here is to pamper yourself with the famous Ayurvedic massage. The ancient practice of therapeutic health and wellness is said to have originated in Kerala. Even centuries later, the salubrious weather, the availability of herbs, oils and ancient techniques have a therapeutic cure for the body, mind and soul.

 

In Kumarakom, you could also visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which is known for its colorful avian population. The eco-system of the backwaters supports a range of wildlife. In the winter months, the bird sanctuary gets visitors from far ends of the world. A visit to the villages is also suggested for interaction with the amiable folks of God’s Own Country.

 

Overnight in Kumarakom.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast

 

Day 06 : Drive Kumarakom – Cochin airport (80 kms/ approx. 2 hrs)

This morning you will drive to Cochin airport to connect flight for onward destination.

 

Meal inclusions: Breakfast

 

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# Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis as per itineary 

# Arrival/departure transfers and all land transportation using an Aircon Toyota Innova.


# Sightseeing tours along with an English Speaking Guide and including entrance fee to monuments as follows:-

Cochin                  : Half day sightseeing tour of Cochin + Evening Kathkali Dance show

Munnar : Sightseeing tour of Munnar including trek

Periyar                   : Early morning boat ride at Lake Periyar

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