Cochin - 1 Guruvayoor- 1 Athirapally-2 Munnar – 1 Thekkady-1 Alleppey - 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 is a 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. Have a proper Darshan and back to the hotel.
DAY 02 GURUVAYOOR-ATHIRAPPALLY
Take the early morning Nirmalya Darshan. People who visit the Guruvayoor temple will also visit Mammiyur Mahadeva Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parthasarathy Temple. If you are not going to these temples you can visit The Devaswom Museum, located inside the Shree Guruvayurappan Temple complex. After breakfast, proceed to Athirappally 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 waterfalls which is one of the famous waterfalls in Kerala is located 55 km northeast of Cochin International Airport. The waterfalls are 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 MUNAR – 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 are 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.
Check-in at Hotel. 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
DAY-06 THEKKADY-ALLEPPEY HOUSEBOAT
On reaching Alleppey check in to traditional Kerala houseboat. Vembanad Lake, the biggest backwater stretches in Kerala, and through the narrow canals of Alleppey.
Houseboat cruises through the serene backwater stretch of Alleppey Backwaters and give you an idea of the beauty of backwaters. The interlinking canals, unending green paddy fields, and waving coconut trees are the main attractions of the houseboat cruise in Alleppey.
You will be welcomed with light refreshment drinks (mostly tender coconut). Lunch, Evening Tea / Snacks, Dinner, and next day breakfast will be served in the houseboat. Enjoy the largest backwaters of Kerala with paddy fields on either side and small canals, marine life, and village life. Try your luck in catching fish or can try cooking by purchasing live fish while cruising. Overnight stay in houseboat.
(Generally, we serve Kerala Food. North Indian and less spicy food will be provided on request and to be informed at the time of booking. A/c will work from 9 PM - 6 AM except Premium or Luxury category Houseboat will work as required. Check-in time is 12:30 PM and check out will be 9 AM. Cruise will be anchored by 6 PM. In case you require hot drinks, you can carry the same with you as govt. has not given sanction to stock liquor in boats and getting it after the cruise starts is also difficult.)
DAY 07 ALLEPPEY-COCHIN
After breakfast, proceed for Cochin. After check-in at the hotel, visit 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 08 DEPARTURE
Morning after breakfast, check out hotel, transfer to Cochin airport/railway station to catch flight/train towards onward journey.