Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and its backwaters, a network of canals popular for cruises. Its many upscale seaside resorts include specialists in Ayurvedic treatments. Inland are the Western Ghats, a mountain range whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as abundant native wildlife.
Munnar is a town in the Western Ghats mountains in India’s Kerala state. Munnar, a hill station and former resort for the British Raj elite, is set within rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the 19th century. Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is a seasonal trekking desination encompassing the Lakkam Waterfalls and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak.
When nature is all you need to recuperate, Kumarakom is undoubtedly the most invigorating, fascinating paradise in Kerala, God's own country. The slender coconut palms standing here, there and everywhere, its never ending paddy fields, meandering lagoons and backwaters, mangroves nesting birds of a hundred varieties can peacefully calm and invigorate your mind with renewed inspiration for your vocation and life. That is the pristine beauty of Kumarakom.
Thekkady is located about 257 km (160 mi) from Trivandrum, 114 km from Madurai City and Madurai Airport, 145 km from Cochin International Airport and 114 km from Kottayam railway station. Thekkady is located near to Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs.
On your arrival at Cochin Airport, our driver will meet you near the exit area. He will drive you to Munnar that takes about 4 hours.Munnar, as the name signifies is located at the confluence of three rivers. Munnar is a popular hill resort with its sprawling tea plantations and picturesque landscapes. It is often called as “Nature Lovers’ Paradise”. En route, enjoy the beautiful sights of lush greenery and majestic waterfalls.On arriving Munnar, Check in to the hotel and relax. Evening is free for your own leisure.Stay overnight at hotel in Munnar.
Rise to a beautiful fresh morning and breathe in the pure unpolluted air. Enjoy your morning breakfast. Today we spend the day for local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1,600 meters above sea level. Earlier Munnar was the summer resort of British government in South India. On our sightseeing tour, we visit Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point.In the afternoon we proceed to Rajamalai. There is a possibility for you to spot ‘Nilgiri Thars’ here, the rarest species of mountain goat. Enjoy your evening in the romantic surroundings. Stay overnight at hotel in Munnar. (B)
After having morning breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Thekkady, the famous wildlife sanctuary of South India. Check in at the hotel upon arrival and relax.Later visit to Spice Village & in the evening, enjoy a refreshing boat safari in the spectacular Periyar Lake. Take your camera along to capture the glances of some rare varieties of birds & animals at Periyar National park. It is a home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and many more. Later return back to Hotel.Stay overnight at hotel in Thekkady.
Today morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom. Check in to the hotel and relax for a while.
Afternoon we proceed for local sightseeing in & around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater village perched on western banks of Vembanadu Lake. The serene backwater stretches for over 900 sq. km. which is truly a sight to witness. Opt for a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat to devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best.Stay overnight at hotel in Kumarakom.
Enjoy a lazy morning, go for a healthy morning breakfast, revive the spirits and pack your bags. Today we check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey.One of the major attractions of Kerala that pulls innumerous tourists to the destination, Alleppey is a unique attraction. Check in to your houseboat on arrival. Relax over the gentle ripples of calm waters and sights of palm groves swaying in the cool breeze, away from the city dust and screeching honks; a silent charm that makes it no less than a paradise. Relish freshly prepared lunch on the houseboat.The day is at your own to accustom with the place. Spend a beautiful night by the dim moonlight, by the hushing waters and cool breeze. After having dinner onboard, enjoy ultimate intimacy with nature and oneself.Stay overnight at the houseboat.
Rise to a wavy morning in the houseboat over the backwaters. Enjoy morning breakfast sitting by the passing coconut trees and sparkling backwaters. Later check out from the houseboat for your return transfer to Cochin.