With the Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 ms in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features. This has made it one of the most sought after destinations in Asia. An equable climate, long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush green hill stations, exotic wildlife, cool waterfalls, sprawling plantations and paddy fields are what define Kerala.
|Munnar||Blue Bells or similar|
|Thekkady||Green Court or similar|
|Alleppey||1BHK AC Houseboat|
|Cochin||Fort Castle or similar|
Cochin to Munnar (Approx 5 hours) + Munnar Sightseeing Tour
You will be picked up in an AC transport vehicle from the Cochin Airport/Railway station. On the way to Munnar, visit Valara waterfalls, Attukad waterfalls, spice plantations and other scenic locations. Reach Munnar and check into your place of stay, a beautiful boutique resort in Munnar. Get refreshed and relax for a while before heading out on a sightseeing tour through Munnar town and for some local market shopping. Head back to unwind at the property.
Munnar Sightseeing Tour + Neelakurinji Tour (Optional)
Wake up in refreshed in the morning to a sumptuous complimentary breakfast at the property. Head out to another day of sightseeing and activities in Munnar. The places you will visit include the Eravikulam National Park, Old Munnar Town, Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm and other tourist attractions.
The coming months of Sep’18 to Nov’18 is also the blooming season of the Neelakurinji flowers that blooms only once in 12 years and is a sight to behold! A guided tour to witness this spectacular phenomenon can also be arranged on prior request (at additional cost)
Munnar to Thekkady (Approx 2.5 hours)
Today, you drive around 92 kms to Thekkady. Sit back and enjoy the drive as the route passes through some scenic spots. After check -in at the hotel, you will have time for lunch and some relaxation. Spend your evening exploring Thekkady with some boating at the Periyar Lake (at additional cost). Later, head out to the local bazaar for spice shopping before your head back for the night to your place of stay.
Thekkady Sightseeing + Activities (Optional)
After breakfast, head out exploring the region in your vehicle to key tourist attractions. You can also opt for an exciting Elephant Safari followed by an immersive plantation walk (at additional cost). In the evening, head out to watch Kathakali and Kalari shows (at additional cost). Be mesmerised and get behind the scenes with the experts to learn more about these ancient art forms.
Thekkady to Alleppey (Approx 3 hours) + Kerala Houseboat Experience
Start the day with a hot cup of tea/coffee and breakfast. Travel to Alleppey to check in to your houseboat at around 12:00 pm. In the houseboat you will be greeted with a welcome drink. Enjoy a day cruising through the famed panoramic Kerala backwaters. The friendly crew will also be happy to let you take the wheel of the houseboat for a while in the open waters. You can also try your hand at some fishing from the houseboat, with guidance from the hosts. Enjoy an overnight stay on the tranquil backwaters and traditional Kerala cuisine delicacies served for lunch and dinner on the day of check-in and for breakfast the next day prior to de-boarding.
Alleppey to Cochin (Approx 2 hours) + Cochin Sightseeing
Post a heartfelt breakfast from the Houseboat, you will begin your journey to Kochi. Check in to your property before you head out exploring this port town. Go sightseeing to the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, St. Francis Church, Vasco Da Gama Square, Museum, the Mattancherry Palace, the iconic Chinese Fishing nets and a visit to the FolkLore Museum.
End of trip at Cochin and Drop at Airport/Railway station
After breakfast, get ready for your return journey. Your cab will pick you up from the accommodation and transfer you to the Cochin Airport/Railway station.