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Hills & Backwaters Expedition

Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days || Price : INR Starting 12,999/- Per Person
Destinations : Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kumarakom, Munnar, Thekkady , India

  •           Sightseeing Tour of Munnar- Eco Point, Raja Malai, Mattupetty Dam and Tea Plantations
  •          Kundale Lake, Shooting Point, Echo Point, Mattupetty Dam and Eravikulam National Park
  •          Enjoy boating on Periyar Lake
  •          Safari ride in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  •          Sunset cruise Cruise in Backwaters -  Aleppey
  •          The Vembanad Lake
  •          Kumarakom is the Bird Sanctuary
  •          Ayurvedic Massage 

2 N Munnar + 1 N Thekkady + 1 Alleppey + 2 N Kumarakom


DAY 01 – COCHIN to MUNNAR – 140 KMS / 4 HRS

Arrive Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway Station, assisting all arrival formalities, and you will be transferred to Munnar.

Munnar: Breathtakingly beautiful, Munnar is a heaven of peace and tranquillity. The idyllic tourist destination in God's Own Country, set at an altitude of 6000 feet in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Its unending expanse of tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, the aroma of spice scented cool air, exotic species of flora and fauna in its wildlife sanctuaries and forests; Munnar boasts of all these and more. It's the place you would love to visit – and never wish to leave.

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 - Sightseeing

After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Munnar visiting the Tata Tea Museum and enjoy the beautiful serenity of Munnar (famous for its tea plantations) (closed on Monday) and Eravikulam National Park to get a view of variety of flora and fauna. In the evening return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Enjoy dinner and a comfortable overnight at the hotel/Resort.


DAY 03 – MUNNAR to THEKKADY (PERIYAR) – 120 KMS / 4 HRS

Morning proceed to Thekkady, set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala. A scenic journey past mist capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with spectacular waterfalls & delightful trekking trails form the access to your hide way here.

 On arrival check into hotel, refresh yourself & be relaxed. Later depart to enjoy half day sightseeing tour of Thekkady.

Thekkady: India's largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. With its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna, it is the ultimate reservoir of many endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations. Upon arrival check into the hotel and have lunch (personal expense).

In the afternoon, proceed for a boat cruise at Periyar Lake in Thekkady, a soul stirring tour. Thekkady is synonymous with wildlife and nature treks.

Periyar Lake: Located in the heart of the forest, Periyar Lake is famous for fostering a wide species of wildlife. Boating can be enjoyed on this lake, which serves as the reservoir of the dam and provides water to the forest.

In the evening, get transferred to the theatre (non-air-conditioned) to experience the traditional Kalari Show (Optional)

Kalaripayattu: The Orient's treasure trove, a gift to the modern world and the mother of all martial arts. Legend traces the 3000-year-old art form to Sage Parasurama- the master of all martial art forms, credited to be the re-claimer of Kerala from the Arabian Sea. Kalaripayattu originated in ancient South India. Kung fu, popularised by the monks of the Shoaling Temple traces its ancestry to Bodhi Dharma, an Indian Buddhist monk and its Kalaripayattu master.

Get involved in some shopping or opt for an Elephant Ride (on direct payment basis) in the evening.

Return to the hotel in the evening and enjoy time at leisure.

Enjoy dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel/Resort.


DAY 04 – THEKKADY to ALLEPPEY (HOUSEBOAT) – 175 KMS / 4 HRS

After an early breakfast, check out of the hotel in Thekkady and go for a Spice Plantation Tour which will last for an hour. Later, you may 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.

Alleppey: Although a relatively small island, Alleppey or Alappuzha stands tall amongst the best tourist spots in Kerala. The reason isn’t difficult to fathom once you’ve witnessed the flawless beauty here. Often called the ‘Venice of the East’ owing to its serpentine network of canals and backwaters, Alleppey has grown from being a small town in Kerala to one of its biggest attractions. Much talked about, and not without reason, are the resplendent backwaters of Alleppey. Alleppey is known for its wellness therapies, which include Ayurvedic massages and spas. A day at one of these spas works like magic on your body and spirit, ridding you of tension and negative energy.

Check in to the Houseboat and enjoy the rest of the day in Houseboat.

Alleppey Houseboat: One of the must-do things in Alleppey is to board one of the many magnificent houseboats and go on a cruise of utter pleasure and romance. The exotic backwaters and inland waterways in and around Alleppey provide for some of the most romantic moments. In a fully equipped floating houseboat, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery around in the company of your loved one.

A 4 hour scenic drives through typical Kerala Village, Paddy Field. On arrival check in at Kettuvallam known as a famous Kerala Houseboat. Lunch at Houseboat. Cruise through the unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and river.  Visit Paddy Field, Kuttanadan Region the only region cultivate rice below sea level. Overnight at houseboat in Alleppey.


DAY 05 – HOUSEBOAT (ALLEPPEY) to Kumarakom – 175 KMS / 4 HRS

Morning proceed to Kumarakom. Kumarakom a charming village on the Vembanadu Lake. The land which is known for its azure backwaters, swaying palms, and floating houseboats. A 4 hour scenic drives through typical Kerala Village, Paddy Field. On arrival check in at Hotel. Later depart to enjoy a Kumarakom Village tour of visiting Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and enchanting Kerala Back Water. Overnight at Hotel in Kumarakom.

Optional Activities : Ayurvedic Massage, Motor Boat / Houseboat Ride at Kerala Back Water  Overnight stay at Kumarakom Hotel/Resort.


DAY 06 – Kumarakom

After you have your breakfast on the fifth day, begin your journey for Kumarakom. It is one of the most popular tourist spots of Kerala for its backwater tourism. After you reach, check into the Hotel. Spend the evening in doing activities of your interest. You can stroll down towards the lake or can enjoy admiring the surrounding beauty. Have an overnight stay in the hotel.


Day 7 – Departure

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.

Inclusion

  •          Accommodation on double sharing basis for 6 nights & 7 days.
  •          Daily buffet breakfast in all hotels
  •          Houseboat stay is inclusive of all meals, bed coffee, evening tea and snacks
  •          Arrival/departure transfer and all land transfers as per the itinerary
  •          Pickup from Cochin Airport/Railway Station
  •          Drop at Respective Airport/Railway Station
  •          All sightseeing, land transfer & inter hotel transfer as per the itinerary
  •          Driver allowance/toll/parking/road tax/fuel charge/permit charges
  •          Check in Check out 12.00 noon at all hotels
  •          Check in 11:30 Am /Check out 9.00 am at Houseboat
  •          All applicable taxes & service charges

Exclusion

  •          Any other meal not mentioned in price includes.
  •          Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  •          Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary
  •          Any monument entrance fees, camera fees, guide charges.
  •          Any expenses of personal nature.
  •          Any personal expenses, room service & special orders, mineral waters, beverages, porterage, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  •          Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, political Issues.

Hotels

Package Type

 

Hotel / Resorts

Standard

3 Star

Munnar

Mist Inn Resort / Similar

Thekkady

Green Ark Resort / Similar

Alleppey

White Rose Houseboat / Similar

Kumarakom

Manor Backwater Resort / Similar

Deluxe

4 Star


Munnar

Fort Munnar  / Similar

Thekkady

Spice Groove  / Similar

Alleppey

White Rose Deluxe Houseboat / Similar

Kumarakom

Ashirwad Heritage Resort / Similar

Luxury

5 Star


Munnar

Tea Country Resort / Similar

Thekkady

The Elephant Court / Similar

Alleppey

White Rose Luxury Houseboat / Similar

Kumarakom

Lakesong Resort / Similar

Premium

5 Star Deluxe


Munnar

Ragamaya Resort & Spa / Similar

Thekkady

KOFILAND  / Similar

Alleppey

White Rose Premium Houseboat / Similar

Kumarakom

The Zuri Kumarakom  / Similar

Flights

As per the Customer request.

Meals

Daily Breakfast and all meals in the houseboat.

Sightseeing

As per the Itinerary 

Transfers

As per the Itinerary 

Valid from 01-Oct-2016 to 31-Mar-2017

Price Details


Terms Conditions

  • ·         It is mandatory for guests to present valid photo identification at the time of check in all the hotels
  • ·         Vehicle is as per the itinerary only & not at disposal
  • ·         Only 01 extra bed/mattress is allowed per room.
  • ·         Rooms subject to availability. We are not holding any rooms.
  • ·         The Package & Upgrades subject To Availability.
  • ·         Dedicated/Exclusive car will provided for the entire tour
  • ·         In case of non-availability of hotels, similar category of hotels will be provided
  • ·         For houseboat stay a/c will be operated from 9.00 pm to 6.00 am
  • ·         Houseboat is for exclusive usage only not for shared
  • ·         Houseboat stay will be at either Alleppey or Kumarakom
  • ·         Compulsory X’mas Eve & New Year Eve supplement extra
  • ·         Hotels in hilly and cool places like Munnar/Thekkady etc. don’t have a/c rooms               
  • ·         Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel/Resort
  • ·         Photo ID card mandatory while you are on tour (Pan Card not valid)

Cancellation Policy

  • ·         From the booking date till 7 days prior to departure: 30% of the package cost
  • ·         From 3 to 7 days prior to departure: 50% of the package cost
  • ·         24 hours to 3 days prior to departure: 75% of the package cost
  • ·         Less than 24 hours prior to departure: 100% of the package cost

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