Kerala one of the oldest cities of India, and South India's great temple town, derives its name from the divine nectar, showered by Shiva. Its claim to fame is the exquisitely carved Meenakshi Temple, which houses within the 1000 pillared hall. Temples aside, Madurai is also a centre of Tamil poetry and writing. Today, it is growing as an industrial centre, marked by pollution and traffic.
09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Covered :
Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey - Kumarkom - Cochin
Day 01 :
On arrival at Cochin airport meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 :
Morning after breakfast we will take you for sight seeing by boat visiting, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets and Bolgatty Palace. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Cochin - Munnar, 130 km
Morning after breakfast drive to Munnar, enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvelous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. On arrival at Munnar check in at the hotel. In the evening you can go for sight seeing of Munnar and witness tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, most of the covered by Tata tea. Overnight at hotel.
Munnar hills is situated at an altitude of 5000 to 8000 Ft above sea level. and is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. This beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.
Munnar also has the highest peak in South India - Anamudi , which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking. The high ranges of Munnar were earlier known as Kannan Devan Hills, named after a certain Kannan Devan, who had been land lord in the Anchanad Valley on the eastern side of the district. The main cultivation crops in Munnar are Tea and Coffee.
Day 04 : Munnar
Morning after breakfast sightseeing tour of Munnar visit including, the Raja Malai, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam, Indo Swiss project. In the afternoon enjoy boating in the Lake (optional).
Day 05 : Munnar - Thekkady, 100 km
Morning drive to Thekkady on the way visit Idukki Dam, This is the one of best known wild life centres in India. The Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary here, offers a fairly good chance of seeing the great Indian tiger in its natural habitat. On arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon we will take you for a sightseeing tour of tea and cardamom plantations. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 : Thekkady
Morning, entire day spent at Thekkady-boating through Periyar lake ever memorable. Visiting Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Murikkudy, Pandikuzhy etc. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 : Thekkady - Alleppey, 165 Km
Morning after breakfast drive to Alleppey, On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities.
Day 08 : Alleppey - Kumarakom, 67 km
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to the houseboat. Overnight stay at house boat.
Day 09 : Kumarakom
Spend entire day at Kumarakom, the paradise of sun, sea, sand and surf .
Day 10 : Kumarakom- Cochin - Departure
Transfer to the Cochin international airport to board the flight for onward destination.