1 Cochin - 2 Munnar - 2 Thekkady –1 Alleppey
DAY 01 COCHIN
Our tour representative will be greeting you on your arrival at Cochin seaport/airport/ railway station with arrival assistance. Later Transfer to your hotel. After fresh up 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.
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DAY 02 COCHIN – MUNNAR
Morning after breakfast, proceed to Munnar. 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.
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DAY 03 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. Have a boating in the lake which will give you a rejuvenating feel.
By evening you will be taken for a visit to a Tea museum where they will show the processing of tea leaves. Later scroll at the local market. Overnight at Hotel.
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DAY 04 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 are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. After check-in at Hotel, visit some popular places of the town. Overnight at Hotel.
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DAY-05 Thekkady sightseeing
Morning after breakfast 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 Kalaripayattu (Kerala martial arts) performance. (Both optional). Overnight at resort in Thekkady.
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DAY 06 THEKKADY - ALLEPPEY
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.)
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DAY 07 – DEPARTURE
Later check out from the hotel and proceed to Cochin airport/railway station to catch flight/train towards onward journey.