Fascinating Kerala - 05N/06D | South India Tourism

Fascinating Kerala

Fascinating Kerala
Day 1   Cochin – Munnar

On arrival Cochin Airport / Railway station you will meet our Airport representative, then proceed to Munnar “The Paradise for Honeymooners”.  Munnar is blessed with beautiful hills and is surrounded by Cardamom and Tea Plantations. It’s a nature lover’s paradise which is located above the sea level of 1660m. It is located among the tea plantations, winding lanes, green grass, flora and fauna. The hills, lakes, valleys and the forests make this place a perfect summer spot. It is located at the convergence of three mountain streams. The climate in Munnar is so pleasant that it has visitors throughout the year. En route you can visit the Valara and Cheeyappara Water Falls. On arrival check in to the Hotel and evening if your time permits you can walk through the Tea Planation area. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 2   Munnar

After breakfast, you will do a sightseeing tour in Munnar covering Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park to the see the Nilgiri Tahrs, Viewpoints, Blossom park, Flower Garden and Tea Museum. It is a sanctuary for the endangered mountain goat of South India, the Nilgri Tahr. Anamudi, the highest peak of South India, stands magnificently in the central area of the National park.  After the visit, go back to Hotel and overnight stay at Hotel. Eravikulam National Park is usually closed at the time of calving of Nilgri Tahr, which is from February to middle of April. Tea Museum in Munnar remains closed on all Mondays.

Day 3   Munnar – Thekkady

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Thekkady known as Periyar “Wild Life Sanctuary”.  Periyar is an exotic land blessed with verdant forests and spice plantation. This lovely land with lush flora and fauna is a perfect place for adventurous safaris, tiger trails and trekking. You can feel the oneness of Mother Nature at Periyar. On arrival check in to Hotel later you have option for Elephant ride, Spice planation visit if time permits, you can do boating at lake Periyar. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4   Thekkady -Kumarakom

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Kumarakom. You will experience a different world all together with the lake, houseboats floating among the coconut trees, and glimpse of the local life at Kumarakom. Bird sanctuary here is a safe-haven to millions of lovely birds and other species. Your days here will definitely be enriching.  You can see the large backwater of the Vembanadu Lake. On arrival check in to Hotel and relax, evening option for Motorboat or Canoe ride in the Lake. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 5   Kumarakom – Alleppey

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha “The Venice of the East”. Alleppey is a land of beautiful backwaters. This place also has a small Town, a Beautiful Old Light House and Beach.  Alleppey is a great option to explore the natural beauty of the Villages. On your arrival at Alleppey you will board the traditional “Kettuvallam” Houseboat at 12:00hrs from the boat jetty and start the cruise through the narrow canals and lakes. In this cruise, you can see the bridges, Canals, Temples, Churches, Paddy field, Day to day life of the Village people, Traditional red tiled Houses. Afternoon boat crew member will serve the traditional lunch with Karimeen fry (Pearl spot Fish Fry) in the boat and evening crew will provide Tea/ Coffee and Kerala snacks like Banana fry. Evening at 5:30pm boat will anchor for night halt at any quiet village or paddy field area, after 5:30pm we cannot move the boat as local people will put net in the water for fishing. In the night, dinner will be serves in the boat and overnight stay at Houseboat. Next day morning at 8:00 am your houseboat will start cruising again and after breakfast at 9:00am, boat will transfer you at Alleppey boat jetty. Your car will pick you up from here to drive to Cochin.

Day 6   Alleppey – Cochin departure

After breakfast, check out from the Houseboat and proceed to Cochin. If time permits, you can do short sightseeing tour in Fort cochin covering Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica & later proceed to Cochin Airport / Railway station for your onward journey to back home

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