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Day 01: Arrive Cochin Drive to Munnar |130Kilometers 04Hrs drive
You will be greeted by a representative of Munnar Holidays at the Kochi Airport and 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.Optional Activities on Extra Cost: Spice Plantation Visit, Elephant Safari.
Note: Guests are requested to book flights arriving into Cochin before noon to avoid late journey through the hilly areas to reach Munnar.
Day 02: Munnar Day Tour
At the hotel, you will be provided with your breakfast and fill your stomach enough to keep going at the exciting that is looming in front of you at Munnar. We will take you to the flower garden where you can witness a myriad of exotic and beautiful flowers. Then you will have one of the most exciting things to do in Munnar—an elephant safari. Riding on the back of a tusker will leave you gasping for breath. You will also be able to visit the Mattupetty Tea Factory en route where you can witness at close quarters how the most important ingredient of the world famous beverage, tea, is made here. We will then proceed to the stunningly attractive Mattupetty Dam, Echo-Point and Kundala Dam. If you would like, you can ride on the waters of Kundala Dam on a speeding boat. The next exciting item is the drive where you will be taken along the vegetable fields located at the high mountains of Munnar at the borders of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Relishing the memories of the day, you can sleep overnight at the hotel in Munnar.
Optional Activities on Extra Cost: Martial Arts, Kathakali, Elephant Safari, Jeep Safari
Day 03: Munnar Day Tour
Once you have had breakfast, we will take you to visit the tea museum of Munnar where you can learn the history of tea gardens in Munnar and if so wish, join thedemonstration of tea tasting. Next on the item is a visit to the Eravikulam National Park, home to Nigiri Tahr which is the endangered mountain goat of South India. The park is spread 97 Square Kilometres along the Kannan Devan hills. The grass lands of the hills are worth exploring and spending time at. You will also have plenty of time to go on a shopping spree at the Munnar town which is spotted with several local shops offering a range of local arts, crafts and souvenirs you can collect before the driver picks you. One you are done with shopping, you will be taken back to Hotel.Your overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.
Booking tickets in advance to avoid any last minute concerns is advised for Eravikulam National Park. To book, visit: http://eravikulam.org/online-entry-tickets-terms/
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. TheLockhart Tea factory, Anayirangal Lake and Lockhart Gap View are some of the places clad in natural splendour that you can see en route. After lunch 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. There are also several plantation tourism activities promoted by private agencies for the tourists in Thekkady.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 to Kumarakom |160Kilometers 05Hrs Drive| Recommend to start by 08am
From Thekkady, after having breakfast, we will drive to another exciting place in Kerala to enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters Caressed by the largest lake in Kerala, Vembanad Lake; Kumarakom is located near Kottayam town. Our visit to Kumarakom will take you on an enticing adventure that is shaped by the perfect confluence of nature, rich cultural and historical heritage, exotic varieties of flora and fauna and an array of water-borne adventures and cruises. A ride on the smoky backwaters in a houseboat at Kumarakom across the labyrinths of inland waterways, witnessing the exotic shores of the waterways will surely give you new definitions for fun and travel pleasures. After the long day, even after you have come back from Kumarakom, it is quite natural to feel that you have left some part of yourself in Kumarakom. Your overnight stay is arranged at a Backwater Resort, which is the best part. If you so whish, you can go on a Canoe Cruise for extra cost.
Day 06: Kumarakom to Cherai Beach (130Kms 3Hrs Drive)
After Breakfast Check out from Alleppey drive to Cherai Beach, as one of the beautiful and visitor-friendly beaches in Ernakulam district, Cherai beach is sure one among the most important tourist destinations that no one must while in Ernakulam. As such we have planned to take you there to experience the beach in all its glory and beauty. Apart from the sandy beaches and friendly waves, what makes Cherai an excellent beach is the presence of luscious coconut palms and the paddy fields that lay adjacent. The fact that the beach is a confluence of sea and backwaters would surely amaze you and the time you spend there will sure stay in your heart fresh for a long time. Overnight at Cherai.
Day 07: Departure to Cochin Airport |35 Kilometers 1 Hrs Drive depends upon traffic
After the breakfast pack your baggages with a promise to return once again to this Paradise… Proceed on time to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holiday. We await for your next visit … Bon Voyage. Service ends.Get best offer price