From rolling green hills to limpid backwaters, from bustling cities to tiny villages where time stands still, the state that claims as the God’s Own Country is a journey across mixed landscapes of flavoured traditions and culture. Kerala wipes your hidden mood of melancholy rejuvenating with the breeze of coconut trees, the sunset of the beaches, the charm of the backwaters and mouth-watering cuisines. The rugged roads carry you along with the tales of the waves and the temples around offering a sense of tranquillity. A new page is turned a fresh to pen down your life with new happenings. Feel the magnetic pull of this endearing exotic state.
Trip in a Nutshell
Munnar: Tea plantation visit, Mattupetty dam visit & speed boat ride, Tea factory visit & tea tasting
Idukki: Eravikulam National Park
Thekkady: Periyar Lake and wildlife sanctuary
Alleppey: Houseboat experience
Arrive at Cochin airport. Meet our representative and drive to Munnar. Check into the resort. Have the rest of the day at your disposal. Stroll around the tea plantations and get acclimatise to the weather. Overnight in Munnar. Munnar has an off-road terrain, vast tea plantations, shops, guest houses and a beautiful setup for the honeymooners. Three rivers - Mattupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru flows through the town giving the title of ‘Moonu-aar’ which is pronounced Munnar.
Today, take a guided sightseeing tour of Munnar. The highlights would be: visit the Mattupetty dam to enjoy the speed boat ride. Later, take a leisurely trek around the tea estates. Consider a tea factory tour and tea tasting activity (optional). Later, an hour’s drive to Idukki to visit Eravikulam National Park to wind up the day’s sightseeing. The National Park is popular among tourists for its scenic and calm atmosphere where you can find the endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr interspersed in the lush green jungle. Overnight in Munnar.
Today, drive to Thekkady. Check into the hotel and proceed for sightseeing. Afternoon, your guided sightseeing would include a visit to Periyar Lake and wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride in the lake watching the numerous birds that come here. Overnight stay in Thekkady.
Drive to Alleppey. Embark onto houseboat for the day. Cruise the backwaters provided with Kerala traditional meals. Overnight onboard.
Have the morning at leisure in the houseboat. Later, check out and transfer to airport to catch a flight back home.
The name alone brings up limpid backwaters, tea-covered slopes, spice planted the Western Ghats, long coasts of Arabian sea and much more.
An idyllic hill station with tramping roads and craggy peaks, Munnar is hooked with the lush green nature, home to the endemic fauna and a commercial centre for some of the world’s largest tea estates.
Thekkady is a perfect jungle vacation comprised of bamboo rafting, hiking, shopping and most of all being the largest tiger reserve in India where you can spot not only tigers but bison, elephants and various kind of birds that can offer you a memorable trip.
A city in South Kerala, officially called Alappuzha, this wonderful destination of interlinked coconut groves with its amazing backwaters that offer a refreshment with cruises and houseboats that enhance you with leisure.
- Accommodation: 4 nights on twin sharing/triple sharing basis; Houseboat stay in Alleppey
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- All transfers to sightseeing places by AC Coach; All expenses related to the vehicle such as tolls, parking, fuel, and interstate permit.
- Entrance fees to monuments, temples, camera, Guide fees, etc
- Onward and Return Airfare.
- Personal Expenses: Laundry, telephone calls, tips, Mineral Water, use of mini bar in the room, etc