Heaven of Kerala
Day 01 : Cochin – Munnar (130 kms)
Arrive at Cochin International Airport/Railway Station where our representative meets you and leave for a city sightseeing tour that includes the Mattancherry Dutch Palace – (closed on Fridays and public holidays), which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663. Visit the Jewish Synagogue-(closed on all Saturdays and Jewish holidays) in Jew Town and Fort Cochin Area. There are a couple of streets of picture-postcard houses out of another age. Visit St. Francis Church – (closed for visitors on Sundays from 08.00 to 11.00 hrs) the oldest European Church in India. Later depart to Munnar by road. Arrive Munnar and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Munnar
After breakfast, go for a sightseeing tour of Munnar. Enjoy the serene views which Munnar offers owing to its famous tea plantations, and visit Eravikulam National Park to watch the rich flora and fauna of the region. (Eravikulam National Park is shut from 15 Jan to 15 Mar.. In the afternoon, visit Mattupetty Lake and Dam and Echo Point, famous for its echo phenomenon. Retuen & Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Munnar – Thekkady (Periyar) (106 Kms)
After breakfast depart for Periyar in the morning (4 hours) and transfer to hotel on arrival. You may opt for a pleasant boat ride along the Periyar Lake in the evening. Enjoy watching varied birds and animals like tigers, elephants, wild boar, deer, etc at the Periyar/Thekkady National Park. You can also visit a few tribal villages around Periyar and witness fascinating activities of tribals collecting honey from dangerous hill bees. Return to hotel at night.
Day 04 : Thekkady – Kumarakom
Leave for Kumarakom (3½ hours). Check in at the House boat on arrival. visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, adventure thrills in water sports like wind sailing and water skiing or canoeing at the lake. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the picturesque backwaters that form one of the major attractions of Kerala. Overnight at the resort.
Day 05 : Kumarakom – Cochin
Disembark from the houseboat. Drive to Cochin. On arrival transfer to airport/train station to proceed for onward destination.