6 Night / 7 DaysMunnar Hills – Thekkady - Kumarakom Backwaters
Day 01 - Kochi to Munnar – 4 hrs drive
Meeting & Greeting on arrival and transfer you to Munnar hotel. On the way you can also watch the lovely waterfalls in Cheeyappara and colourful flowers in Blossom Garden.
Day 02 - Munnar
Today you can visit around Munnar.
Munnar (1520 m) – is a abode of environmental purity situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. A major centre of Kerala’s tea industry is a genuine hill station and nature lover’s paradise. It is surrounded by about 30 tea estates, among the highest in the world. There are enchanting high ranges, lakes and streams and beautiful view of low-lying clouds and the mist filled valleys. It has many interesting walks. Your visit includes:- Eravikulam National Park, Madupetty Dam & Lake, Echo Point, Swiss Farm Project (Entry to Swiss project is now banned, you can watch it only from outside while you drive to Echo point). The drive around Munnar is itself a sightseeing tour, which gives you one of the finest and breathtaking views of the Tea Estates. You can also visit Tea Museum.
Day 03 - Munnar to Thekkady (Periyar) – 3.30 hrs drive
After the breakfast transfer to Thekkady hotel.
Periyar Tiger Reserve, 777 sq km. in area is set in a rich, mixed deciduous forest, interspersed with open areas of tall grass. Periyar has a splendid artificial lake dotted with snags of dead wood, which provide a perch for water birds; darter, grey heron, egret and kingfisher. It is one of the finest habitats for the Asiatic elephant. These enormous mammals swim in the waters and streams and usually they can be observed during the boat ride. Periyar also holds, apart from Tiger, leopards, sambar, wild dog, barking deer, the lion tailed macaque, the Nilgiri langur. The forest harbours a variety of woodland birds.
Day 04 - Thekkady (Periyar)
Today you can go for different activites in Thekkady, like spice plantation visit, elephant ride, boat ride or jungle walk (on your direct payment basis).
Day 05 - Thekkady to Kumarakom Backwaters – 4.30 hrs drive
After the breakfast transfer you to Kumarakom hotel.
Kumarakom, a beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddies and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies situated by Vembanad Lake.
Day 06 - Kumarakom Backwaters
Free day - Optional backwater cruise possible on your direct payment
Backwaters of Kerala: The essence of Kerala is its backwaters. It is the name given to a unique geographical formation comprising a network of innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and the deltas of 44 rivers that flow into the Arabian Sea. Over 900 kms of this intricate network of backwaters is navigable and a cruise along these palm-shaded waterways is the most popular holiday experience.
Day 07 - Kumarakom to Kochi departure
Transfer to Kochi airport (2.30 hrs drive), enroute, if you wish, you can visit Cochin city.
Programme/Hotels can be changed as per your special requirements.
Instead of hotel stay in Kumarakom, Houseboat stay can be possible (rates will differ)