Cochin -1 Guruvayoor 1 Athirappally- 2 Munnar – 1 Thekkady - 1Cochin
DAY 01 COCHIN – GURUVAYOOR
On your arrival at Kochi (Airport / Railway Station / Bus Station), you will be received by our representatives welcoming you to Gods on Country. Later proceed to Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple, dedicated to god Guruvayurappan (a four-armed affiliation of the Hindu god Vishnu). On reaching Guruvayoor check in to your hotel. Afternoon visit Punnathur Kotta also known as Anakkotta (meaning "Elephant Fort"). Earlier a palace of a local king is now the place of gigantic tuskers dedicated to Lord Krishna’s Guruvayoor Temple. You can see more than 50 elephants of various sizes and shapes at the place.
Back to the hotel and get prepared to have the evening Darshan at the Guruvayoor temple. Note that the present timing is the Temple is opened from 3:30 AM to 12:30 PM and from 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM. Also, Temple follows a strict dress code (Read more). Have a proper Darshan and back to the hotel.
DAY 02 GURUVAYOOR-ATHIRAPALLY
After breakfast, proceed to Athirappilly. On the way to Athirappally, you can experience Dreamworld Water Park or snow world in Athirappilly.
After reaching Athirappally check in to your hotel. Evening visit the famous Athirappally waterfalls. You can enjoy the waterfalls from the top as wells as from the bottom which most of you might have seen in Raavan movie. Overnight at the hotel.
More about Athirappally
Athirappally waterfall which is one of the famous waterfalls in Kerala is located 55 km northeast of Cochin International Airport. The waterfalls is situated 1000 ft above sea level on the Chalakudy river. Athirappilly is a scenic combination of forests and little streams because it starts from the entrance to the Sholayar ranges of the Western Ghats.
The water of Athirappally is falling from a height of 80 feet which gives the traveller an amazing experience.
Other Sightseeing Options of Athirappally
DAY 03 ATHIRAPPALLY – MUNNAR
Next day morning wake up early by 5 AM and can opt for a jungle safari (optional) with an accompanying guide which you have to book in advance. The trip includes wildlife watching, and experience the rich flora & fauna of Athirappilly. After breakfast check out and proceed to Munnar the picturesque hill stations in India. On the way to Munnar view the pristine Attukad waterfalls otherwise known as Attukal Waterfalls (seasonal). Moving further the driver will stop the vehicle to take some good photos in the tea gardens of Munnar. Later check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure spend as you please either relaxing or exploring tea city. Overnight at the hotel.
More about Munnar
DAY 04 SIGHTSEEING OF MUNNAR
After an elaborate breakfast at the hotel, we will take you taken for a full day sightseeing tour of Munnar. Sightseeing tour around Munnar takes one to tea gardens where picturesque colonial towns and meandering mountain streams present photo opportunities galore. You will be taken for a visit to Rajamalai where you can watch Nilgiri Thar in their natural habitat. You will also be visiting the nearby Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Blossom Park. If interested you can have a boating in the lake. Later scroll at the local market. Overnight at Hotel
Other Sightseeing Options of Munnar
DAY 05 MUNNAR – THEKKADY
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady. This will be an action pack day for you since you are staying only for a day. The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spread across the entire district is picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.
Near to reaching Thekkady you have the option to go for a plantation tour where you will get an understanding of the spices of Kerala. They will explain to you about the plants and how the spices are processed. After lunch proceed for the famous boating at the Periyar Lake. Periyar Lake is inside the Periyar wildlife sanctuary where you might be able to see animals in close quarters. Later come back and take a walk in the local market where you can buy genuine spices. Evening there is Kathakali (Kerala Dance Form) and Kalarippayattu (Kerala martial arts) performance. (Both optional). Overnight at resort in Thekkady.
Other Sightseeing Options of Thekkady
Morning after breakfast, proceed for Cochin. After check-in at Hotel, proceed for the sightseeing of Fort Kochi and Mattanchery. The major tourist attractions include St. Francis Church, Vasco House, Santa Cruz Basilica Chinese fishing nets. Don’t miss out on the beach walkway in Fort Kochi and Jewish Synagogue and Jew town of Mattanchery. Evening visit Marine Drive. You can enjoy the sunset cruise in a boat (optional). Back to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 07 DEPARTURE
Morning after breakfast, check out hotel, transfer to Cochin airport/railway station to catch flight/train towards onward journey.