DESCRIPTION – 05 Nights/ 06 Days
- Explore the cultural city Cochin made or discover by Portuguese.
- Explore the periyar wildlife centaury at Periyar.
- Visit the most beautiful hill station of Kerala with tea and spice plantations.
- Spend a one night on houseboat on Vembanad Lake.
- Spend a Night on floating boat with excursion on Vembadan Lake.
Arrival Cochin International airport / Railways Station
Welcome to India! Arrive Cochin & meet our representative & transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight Cochin.
Cochin – Munnar by road( 130 KM/ 01 hrs 30 Minute)
Morning city tour of Cochin
Visit the Queen of Arabian Sea, this is one of the finest natural harbors in the World and was one of the major centers for commerce and trade with British, Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, etc. Sightseeing attractions in Cochin include Dutch Palace [closed on Friday & Saturday], Jewish Synagogue [closed on Friday & Saturday], Jewish Street, St. Francis Church [closed on Sunday], Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica [closed on Sunday]and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay is arranged in Cochin
Later drive to Munnar (04 Hrs drive). On the way enjoy some waterfalls and natural scenic spots. On arrival at Munnar check into Hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at Hotel Munnar.
Visit of Munnar
Visit Munnar situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Rose Garden, Photo Point, Honey Tree, Mattupetty Dam, Echo point, Kundale Lake. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, “Nilgiri Tahrs”, can be spotted. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.
Munnar – Thekkady /Periyar by road (04 Hrs)
Morning Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady –
One of the world’s most fascinating wild life reserves.
The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.
Thekkady /Periyar – Alleppey by road (140 Km /04 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey.
Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch. While cruising, let your eyes settle for the bowed-down paddy fields, local inhabitants, rustic homes, ancient churches / temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard.
(you can enjoy these sightseeing while doing the cruise in the boat and if you want to stop at any places of interest just inform staff and they will stop the boat). Night On board
Alleppey – Cochin by road (55 Km/01 Hours approx )
Morning disembark houseboat, & Drive to Cochin airport to board the flight for Onward Journey.
Today your India travel comes to an end. We arrange your drop to Cochin airport, from where you will board your flight back home. If required, our representative will be at hand to assist you with a smooth check-out from the hotel and escort you to the airport. We advise you to arrive at the airport at least 3 hrs prior to departure and keep your passport and printout of airline ticket handy to avoid last minute hassles. This itinerary is only a slice of the wonderful diversity and beauty that India has to offer and we hope that you will return soon to discover more.