Glimpses of Ancient Kerala

06 Nights & 07 Days

During the time of the British rule in India, Munnar was a part of the Kingdom of Travancore
but was the property of the Poonjar royal family. A British man by the name of John Daniel
Munro managed to convince the royal family to lease out land for tea planting. It was only
after India gained her independence that the Tatas made their entry into the lucrative tea
industry in Munnar. That was how Tata Tea Ltd. was formed in 1983. This helped in shaping
Munnar into what it is today, a serene hill station with exceptional beauty.

Route: Cochin Airport – Fort Cochin |01N| Munnar 02N| Thekkady 02N| Aleppey Houseboat 01N| Cochin

Hotels Used:

  • Fort Cochin (1N) : Water Front Granary – Traders Room
  • Munnar (2N) : Heritage Tea Bungalow – Standard Room
  • Thekkady (2N) : Pepper County Home Stay – Standard Room
  • Alleppey (1N) : Nova House Boat: 01 Bedroom Luxury Houseboat

Tour Cost INR 64000 for 02 adults

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Day 01: Arrival in Kochi – Cochin Sightseeing & Stay

You will be greeted by a representative of Munnar Holidays at the Kochi Airport and be transferred to a comfortable hotel pre-booked exclusively for you. You can freshen up and relax at the hotel. Fondly called the Queen of Arabian Sea, Kochi is essentially an exciting holiday spot to spend time at when you are in Kerala, God’s Own Country. You will have an umpteen options such as the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets etc. to visit and experience in Kochi. Shopping is an exciting part of holidaying in Kochi as it offers plenty of options to indulge in a shopping spree; the Broadway street vendors, Kochi Market and other shopping centers in Kochi are best suited for shopping. If you need an international stint for your shopping, Lulu Mall for shopping is the best place for you. Returning to your hotel, you will have plenty of memories to cherish while staying overnight at Kochi.

Day 02: Drive from Cochin to Munnar |120 Kilometres, about 04 Hours Drive|

Second day of the tour, you will wake up to an exciting drive to one of the most preferred and beautiful hill stations in India, Munnar. Even on the way, you will witness the abundant natural beauty of Munnar. Once you are in Munnar you can experience the hill station in all its pristine natural beauty adorned with green pastures of spice plantations, beautiful rivulets, cascading waterfalls and dense forests. You will be checked-in at the hotel as and when you are arrived. You will have plenty of time to relax and be comfortable while enjoying the hospitality of the hotel. Your overnight stay is arranged at the hotel where you can sleep tight enjoying the chilly weather of Munnar.

Day 03: Munnar Day Tour – Story behind a Cup of Tea

07:30AM Start from Hotel Drive to Private Tea Factory

Even on the way, you will witness the abundant natural beauty of Munnar.

8:00AM Check in at 100 year old Tea Factory

Tea Plantation trek

Interaction with Tea Pluckers

10:30AM  Wild Tea/Snacks

Wild Trekking

1:00 PM Lunch at Ancient Heritage Bungalow

Walk to Tea Factory

2:30 PM Live Tea Factory Tour, Tea Plantation Museum & Tea Tasting
4:30 PM End of the Tour – Travel Back to Munnar with Sweet Memories.

Day 04: Munnar to Thekkady |120Kms 04Hrs Drive

Once you have had the breakfast, we will take you to Thekkady. The drive will last about 4 hours during which we will have plenty of options for sightseeing. The Lockhart Tea factory, Anayirangal Lake and Lockhart Gap View are some of the places clad in natural splendour that you can see en route. On arrival check into resort, Evening at Leisure for optional activities. Your overnight stay is arranged at Thekkady.

Booking tickets in advance to avoid any last minute concerns is advised for Thekkady boating. To book, visit: www.periyarfoundation.org. Optional Activities on Extra Cost: Martial Arts, Kathakali, Elephant Safari, Jeep Safari

Day 05 | Thekkady Sightseeing 

Once you have had the breakfast at Thekkady, you can have some exciting time by going on a boat ride on the expansive waters of the Periyar dam. The two hours of boating will give you a myriad of opportunities to observe wild animals grazing, drinking water and coming down from the dense forest that fence the lake. Programmes such as nature walk, bamboo rafting and Periyar tiger trail are organized by the forest department, here. Your overnight stay is arranged at Thekkady

Day 06: Thekkady to Alleppey |160 Kilometres, about 04 Hours Drive

From Thekkady, after having breakfast, we will drive to another exciting place in Kerala to enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters—Alleppey, the Venice of the East. Endowed with diverse water bodies, intricate inland waterways, labyrinths of rivulets, and lakes, Alleppey will undoubtedly be embossed to your heart forever. The expansive stretches of green paddy fields, lines of coconut palms amidst the backwaters will make you fall in love with Alleppey and her immaculate beauty over and over again. You can also surely enjoy the exotic cuisine of Alleppey. Your overnight stay is arranged at a houseboat, which is the best part. If you so wish, you can go on a Canoe Cruise for extra cost.

Note: A/c will function only from 09:00 PM to 06:00 AM in Deluxe A/c House Boat, in Premium and above AC can be used whenever required. Boat will anchor from 05:00PM till 08:00AM. Special dishes can be arranged subject to availability against direct payment, Check in 01pm & check out will be 09am.

Day 07: Departure from Alleppey to Cochin |120 Kilometers 03Hrs Drive depends upon traffic

After the breakfast pack your baggages with a promise to return once again to this Paradise… later Proceed to Alleppey Beach, Museum in Cochin, Lullu Mall later on time to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holiday. We await for your next visit … Bon Voyage. Service ends.

  • Accommodation in mention hotels & resorts
  • Kids below 5 Years will be complimentary
  • 01 Night in Fort Cochin with breakfast
  • 02 Nights in Munnar with Breakfast
  • 02 Night in Thekkady with Breakfast
  • 01 Night in Alleppey with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Tea Snacks & Dinner included in House Boat
  • All transfers & Sightseeing by A/c Car as per the itinerary
  • Pick up & Drop from Cochin Airport or Railway station
  • Service of an English speaking Driver
  • Toll & Parking
  • All applicable Hotel taxes
  • 5% GST

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