Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destinations : Cochin - Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom - Alleppey (Houseboat) – Cochin
Day 01 : Arrive Cochin
Upon arrival at Cochin meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. later visit to half day city tour of Cochin. Fort Cochin, Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday and Sunday, opening time 9 : 30 am to 4 : 00 pm).
Cochin : Cochin, is a major port city on the west coast of India by the Arabian Sea and is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala. Kochi is often called by the name Ernakulam, which refers to the mainland part of the city.
Day 2 : Cochin – Munnar (135 km – 4 hrs)
Today, in the morning, leave by road for Munnar. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Munnar is probably the most popular hill station of Kerala that is flocked by tourists in crazy numbers. Placed at an altitude of 6000 feet above the sea level, this hill town has pleasant climate, green surroundings, several attractions, aromatic tea plantations, adventure opportunities and more. The rest of the day is free; you can indulge in the activities of your interest. Explore the lovely surroundings on your own.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 03 : Munnar
Post breakfast in the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of famous tourist spots in Munnar. The attractions that you visit include today include the Christ Church- constructed by the British in the year 1910, it is one of Munnar's most revered religious spots; Eravikulam National Park- home to the endangered mountain goat of Southern India- the Nilgiri Tahr, this wildlife reserve offers ample opportunities; Mattupetty Dam- constructed on a lake, this dam is a popular picnic spot amidst lush and serene surrounding and Anamudi peak- standing tall at an altitude of 2695 m above the sea level, this peak lies within Eravikulam and is popular for offering amazing trekking opportunities.
Day 04 : Munnar - Thekkady (Periyar)
After Breakfast depart to Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary). Check in your hotel. In afternoon go for a boat ride at Periyar Tiger Reserve to view the wildlife in the sanctuary. The boat ride in the lake is delightful way of spotting Elephant and Avifauna, for which the park is well known. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary : Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar - an artificial lake. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands. Below roam herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaurs, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.
Day 05 : Thekkady - Kumarakom
Leave for Kumarakom (3½ hours). Check in at the hotel on arrival. visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, adventure thrills in water sports like wind sailing and water skiing or canoeing at the lake. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the picturesque backwaters that form one of the major attractions of Kerala. Overnight at the resort.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary : Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the bird sanctuary is spread across 14 acres. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.
Day 06 : Kumarakom - Alleppey (Houseboat)
In the morning, start driving for Alleppey, now known as Alappuzha. On arrival, go on-board a luxury houseboat, locally known as Kettuvallam. Alleppey is known as the 'Venice of the East' and has some wonderful backwater routes. You check into an overnight houseboat cruise in and around Alleppey. This houseboat comes equipped with all kinds of modern comforts and comes with variation in number of rooms. You are accompanied by a rower and a trained chef. Admire the stunning verdant views of the paddy fields, and the coconut grooves, and soak-in the serenity during you backwater cruise. Observe the locals busy in their routine work, spot colorful birds, visit the coir making industry etc.
Overnight stay on the houseboat.
Day 07 : Alleppey - Cochin
After breakfast checkout from the houseboat. Drive to Cochin. On arrival transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.