COCHIN – ATHIRAPALLY – MUNNAR – THEKKADY – KUMARAKOM – COCHIN
| Tour Code: 045
DAY 01 : COCHIN – ATHIRAPALLY
Arrival at Cochin Airport / Railway Station and drive to Athirapilly – about 63 km. Athirapilly Waterfalls is a popular picnic spot where water plunges from a height of nearly 80 feet before joining the Chalakudi River. Check in to the hotel on arrival and spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay is arranged in Athirapally.
DAY 02: ATHIRAPALLY – MUNNAR
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar (5 hours’ drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay is arranged in Munnar.
DAY 03 : MUNNAR
After breakfast spend the day with local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo Point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai where the rarest species of mountain goat, “Nilgiri Thars”, can be spotted. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.
DAY 04 : MUNNAR – THEKKADY (ONE WAY APRX. 110 KMS/3HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady, on arrival check into the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady – one of the world’s most fascinating wildlife reserves. The Periyar wildlife sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq. km of which 360 sq. km is thick evergreen forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.
DAY 05 : THEKKADY – KUMARAKOM (ONE WAY APRX. 175 KMS/4HRS)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom. Check in to the hotel. Afternoon proceeds for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom – a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumarakom.
DAY 06 : KUMARAKOM – COCHIN DEPARTURE (ONE WAY APRX. 60 KMS/2HRS)
Morning, after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Cochin Airport / Railway Station for your flight/trains back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the “God’s Own Country”.