Destinations Covered: Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Day 1: Cochin
Upon arrival our representative will pick you up from the Airport / Railway Station. Check in to your hotel and relax for a while before going out for sightseeing trip of Cochin. The main attractions at Cochin are the Cochin Fort, Mattancherry Palace, Spice Markets, Antique Shopping, Jewish Synagogue, St Francis Basilica, Vasco Da Gama Square and Chinese Fishing Nets. Return to the hotel in the evening. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Munnar
After breakfast proceed to Munnar, where sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and trekking make it a unique experience. It was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Empire in south India. Check in to your resort and get ready for the trip to Pothamedu for a superb view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The landscape is ideal for trekking. Return to the resort in the evening and spend the night at resort.
Day 3 Munnar
After breakfast we will visit Mattupetty, famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Other nearby attractions are the Mattupetty Lake and dam. You could enjoy boating at the lake and also the beautiful landscape. You can also visit the Top Station, which offers a magnificent view of the Munnar valley below. Return to the resort and relax. Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 4 Periyar
After breakfast you will be driven to Periyar, nestled in spice and rubber plantations. Periyar has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty and wildlife. Periyar is famous for its rare habitat of birds and animals and is one of the most popular destinations for nature lovers. Check in to your resort and get ready for your trip to cardamom hills where you could have a closer look at the spice plantations. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 5 Periyar
Have your breakfast and set out for a sightseeing tour (of the Periyar sanctuary) by motorboat to watch the wild life. Other than wild elephants, you may also site Tigers, Bison, Spotted deer, Gaur and other animals. Periyar is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. Return back to your resort in the evening and spend the night at the resort.
Day 6 Kumarakom
After breakfast, get ready for yet another fascinating destination as we drive you to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands. A picturesque, clean village, Kumarakom is a tiny hamlet on the banks of a lagoon formed by the Vembanad Lake. Check in to your resort and relax for a while. Enjoy the sunset cruise in the evening. Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 7 Kumarakom
Have your breakfast and visit the bird sanctuary of Kumarakom to explore a whole new world of bird life. For an inquisitive bird watcher it is an ideal place that echoes with the chirping of birds including a variety of migratory birds. Take a walk around the sanctuary. At Kumarakom you can enjoy the beauty of backwaters with paddleboats, canoe and Kayaks. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 Cochin
After breakfast you will be driven to Cochin and later visit the Hill Palace, the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, sprawled over 52 acres of beautifully landscaped terraced land, which houses a deer park and facilities for horse riding. Numerous species of flora including rare medicinal plants are grown here. Later in the evening join the cultural program of classical dance. Spend the night at the hotel in Cochin.
Day 9 Cochin
Have your breakfast at the hotel and spend rest of the time at leisure. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Airport / Railway station for your journey back home with sweet memories of your dream holiday in Kerala.