Package Duration: 6N/7D
Destination Covered: Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kochi
Day 1: Arrive Kochi
Welcome to Kochi, the most charming city of Kerala. On arrival at airport in Kochi / railway station in Ernakulam, begin your ‘Glorious Kerala’ tour. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Later, visit the St. Francis Church, the Mattencherry Palace, the Jewish Synagogue and view the Chinese fishing nets in Fort Kochi area.
Day 2: On to Munnar (130 KMS , Aprox 4 Hours Drive)
This morning, drive through the picturesque countryside to Munnar. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
Set in the mountain scenery, once known as the High Range of Travancore, the hill station of Munnar is the commercial Centre of some of the world’s highest tea – growing estates. With its craggy peaks, manicures tea estates and crisp mountain air, Munnar is an ideal retreat.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this quaint hill station.
Overnight in Munnar.
Day 3: Munnar
Today, proceed for full day sightseeing of Munnar where you will enjoy visiting sections of old Munnar, which includes the charming old Christ Church with its original fourteen rows of wooden pews and the Tata Tea Museum.
Later, you will also visit Mattupetty Lake which is flanked by steep hills and woods and has been created by the small hydro-electricity dam there.Enjoy a panoramic view of the dam surrounded by wooden hills and tea plantations.
The evening is at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight in Munnar.
Day 4: Munnar – Thekkady (124 kms/4 hrs drive)
Today after breakfast depart for Thekkady by road. Arrive Thekkady and transfer to hotel. The town also houses one of world’s most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries. Lying at an altitude of 700-1900m above sea level, Periyar has a cool and comfortable climate. In the afternoon, proceed for the nearby activity camp. Enjoy an Elephant ride through a small spice plantation and witness Kalaripayattu – an ancient South Indian martial art and one of the oldest fighting systems in existence today. Visit the spice market at Kumily where you can buy fresh spices. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Thekkady – Alleppey (110 KMS)
The morning is at leisure. You can enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Periyar (boats can be hired directly), to observe wildlife in the Periyar Sanctuary.
Later, drive to the idyllic backwaters of Alleppey and check-in to your houseboat.
Overnight in Alleppey (B, L, D)
Day 6: Alleppey – Kumarakom (51 kms)
Today, after breakfast, drive to the idyllic backwaters of Kumarakom, popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala. A huddle of tiny islets on the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a pictorial, unsoiled village. Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure. You can explore local markets for various spices such as cardamom, pepper, kokam, nut meg, clove, cinnamon, coffee, cassia, tamarind and so on. Shop for handicrafts made of natural fibre, metal and woodcraft products such as wall mirrors with antique finish, multi-colored screw pine boxes, baskets, bags in various sizes, whitewood icons and artifacts are other favourite items found in Kerala.
Overnight in Kumarakom.
Day 7: Kumarakom – Kochi Departure
Today after breakfast depart for Cochin by road for onwards journey. Transfer to airport in time to board your flight. Tour concludes.