Point, Raja Malai, Mattupetty Dam and Tea Plantations.
rare mountain goats at Eravikulam National Park, Munnar
tour around tea estates in Munnar
Lake, Shooting Point and Eravikulam National Park.
boating on Periyar Lake.
ride in Periyar wildlife sanctuary.
cruise on Kerala Backwaters - Alappuzha.
a boat ride across the Cochin Harbor
tour of Cochin- Dutch Palace Museum, St. Francis Church, Hill Palace Museum,
Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street and Chinese Fishing Nets
DAY 01 - Cochin to Munnar (130 km / 4 hrs)
Assistance provided by our representative from the moment
you arrive at the Cochin railway station or airport. He will escort you to
Munnar and on the way you can savor splendid views of tea plantations and small
towns, looking beautiful with the backdrop of picturesque lush surrounding.
Besides this, you can witness Cheyyappara waterfalls, Valara waterfalls and
Attukal waterfalls that are sure to leave you spell bound. Adimali, a wholesale
place for cardamom and spices and Pallivasal are other attractions worth
Upon arrival in Munnar, check in to the hotel and spend
time at leisure. You may go to visit the local market in the evening (on your
own) and buy aromatic tea from the shops here. Enjoy a delicious dinner and
spend a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel/Resort.
Day 2 - Munnar -
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Munnar
visiting the fabulous Mattupetty Dam which proffers splendid views of gushing
waters. You can enjoy optional boat drive here. Echo point, well renowned for
natural echo phenomenon, the famous Shooting Point where film shootings are
organized and Kundale Lake offering shikara boating is included in itinerary.
Sightseeing continues after lunch, including a visit to Tea Museum, Blossom
Park and Pothenmedu View Point. Following this, sightseeing ends and you can
get back to your hotel and relax.
DAY 03 - Munnar to Thekkady (3 hrs / 90 km)
After the breakfast proceed to Thekkady, on the way visit
various splendid attractions, like Pooppara, Vandanmedu, Periyar Wildlife
Sanctuary and Ankara. Following this, you can check in the hotel on reaching
Thekkady. After relaxing for a while you can indulge in exhilarating optional
activities, such as elephant safari, Kalari Payette-a traditional martial art
form, Kathakali show, Jungle Jeep safari, Ayurveda massage, spice plantation
visit and boating in Periyar, you may also indulge in some spice shopping.
There are various kinds of spices cultivated in Thekkady. The most abundantly
found spice in Thekkady is pepper. But there is a variety of cinnamon, clove,
nutmeg, ginger, turmeric and curry leaves on the slanting slopes of the spice
plantations in Thekkady.
You are then taken back to the hotel /
resort where you can enjoy overnight stay.
DAY 04 - Thekkady to Alappuzha (140 km / 3.5 hrs)
After an early breakfast, check out from the hotel in
Thekkady and drive towords Alappuzha for Houseboat cruise, which takes you
through inland waterways and breathtaking backwaters of Alappuzha. There you
can enjoy an overnight stay on the houseboat.
Afternoon marks your arrival at Alappuzha, where you would
be greeted with non-alcoholic welcome drink. Following this, cruise begins,
taking through backwaters. Sightseeing includes visits to coconut lagoons,
backwater resorts of Alappuzha. Journey halts for lunch where Lunch is served
and the backwater journey continues again, taking you to C-block, R-block and
Rajapuram. Cruise stops in the evening and you can enjoy evening walk in the
Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of
backwaters, enjoy your evening on the sundeck away from polluted cities and
maddening crowd. Overnight stay in the House Boat.
DAY 05 – Alappuzha to Cochin (1 h 25 min (53.0 km)
Morning disembark from the Houseboat at boat jetty.
Proceed to Cochin.
Today, you are going to visit the popular tourist
attractions of this coastal city. Most of the attractions of the city have a
Portuguese, Dutch and British influence in their architecture. Visit the Jewish
Synagogue, built in 1568. Observe the beautiful hand painted Chinese tiles in
white and blue color used here. Next in line is the oldest European church of
the country, the St. Francis Church. Later visit the Dutch Palace, also known
as Mattancherry Palace. You are going to see the murals, Palanquins and many
more ancient things here. Do not miss the Chinese nets too. Overnight stay at
Day 6 – Departure
After Breakfast at Hotel, get ready to say adios to God’s
Own Country, bid farewell to this serene land as your holidays comes to an end
as you get transferred to respective Airport or Railway Station for your onward
journey back to home, along with unforgettable memoirs with Kerala Expedition.