COCHIN – ATHIRAPILLY – MUNNAR – THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM
06 Nights | Tour Code: 043
DAY 01: COCHIN
Upon arrival our Kochi Airport/ Ernakulam Railway station. Picked up & transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Cochin – visit Hill Palace Museum, Dutch Palace (Closed on every Fridays), Jewish Synagogue (closed on every Fridays and Saturdays), Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay in Cochin.
DAY 02: COCHIN – ATHIRAPILLY WATER FALLS ( 01 Hour Drive)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. Proceed to Athirapally Waterfalls, located at the entrance to Sholayar ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot. Combined with the greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul. The Athirapally Falls join the Chalakkudy River after plummeting a drop of 80 feet. Also visit Vazhachal water falls.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Athirapilly.
DAY 03: ATHIRAPILLY – MUNNAR (150 kms – 5 hrs drive)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Munnar. Munnar is a land of Misty Mountains and spectacular tea plantations. The best hill station of Kerala. Watch the spectacular beauty of Tea Gardens; enjoy the nature, where the cloud turns into mist, which may touch you with a romantic feeling. On the way visit Pine Apple Garden, Rubber Plantations, Spice Plantations, Valara Falls, Cheeyappara Falls. Check in at Hotel & overnight stay at Munnar.
DAY 04: MUNNAR SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Munnar – visit Mattupetty Dam: There is 15 Minutes Boat Drive in this Dam & boating at own cost, coordinate with driver, Kundale Lake, Echo Point ((The natural Echo phenomenon is always happening here), Shooting Point and Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park (will be closed on February and March in every year). Back to hotel & overnight stay in Munnar
DAY 05: MUNNAR – THEKKADY ( 110 KMS – 03 Hours drive )
After early breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Thekkady (Periyar), on arrival check into Hotel. The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. This plantation town is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Sanctuary. The main attraction at Thekkady is Boating at Periyar Lake (at own cost). Other optional activities like: Spice Plantation visit, Bamboo Rafting, Elephant Ride, Kalari payattu (A traditional martial art), Kathakali Show (A traditional performance art), Ayurveda massages etc. can be organized with supplement charges basis. Overnight stay in Thekkady.
NOTE: Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary Boat Timings: 07:00; 09:30; 11:30; 14:00; 16:00; hrs. No advance ticket booking for boating at Thekkady; the guest should take tickets directly on arrival. Kindly cross check the boat Overnight stay at the resort in Thekkady
DAY 06: THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY ( 145 KMS – 04 Hours drive )
Following the breakfast, proceed to Alleppey to board onto the Houseboat at 1200 hrs. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Lunch on the houseboat and later cruise through the narrow canals of the Vembanad Lake. Explore the serene and scenic backwaters passing through lagoons, canals, lakes, rivers and inlets. See the traditional villages and coconut groves from the deck of the boat. Splash water with your hands and enjoy the unique world of water and wonderment. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay in the houseboat.
DAY 07: ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM ( 165 KM & 4 Hours drive)
After breakfast check out from Houseboat (check out time 9.30 AM) and drive to Kovalam, on arrival check into Hotel. Kovalam is one of the prime beach destinations in India. Excursion to Trivandrum – the capital of Kerala. Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram is an old city with a history going back as ahead of schedule as 1000 BC. Thiruvananthapuram, which means the city of the sacrosanct snake Anantha, turned into the capital of the past royal kingdom of Travancore in 1750 AD, Napier Museum( Closed on Monday), Srichitra Art Gallery, and Zoo ( Closed on Monday). Overnight stay at the resort in Kovalam.
DAY 08: KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM ( 15 KMS ) (DEPARTURE)
In the morning after breakfast proceed to Trivandrum & visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple. Later drop at Trivandrum Airport / Railway Station for onward journey.