Pick up from Cochin Airport / Railway Station, Proceed to Munnar. One of the best hill stations in South India-is situated at a height of 1600 m front Sea Level. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, this hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in South India. Sprawling Tea Plantations, small towns and beautiful houses make this popular hill station. Munnar is also famous for exotic flora- like Neelakurunji, which blooms once in 12 years. Anamudi, the highest peak of South India is situated in this area and is an ideal place for Trekking.
Overnight stay at Munnar.
Sightseeing and Optional activities: Cheeyappara water falls, Valara water falls, pothemedu view point, International Blossom Park and plantation visit (optional) etc.
Sight seeing and Optional activities: Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park- house of the highly endangered mountain goats-the Nilgiri Thars), Mattupetty Dam (Speed boating facilities are available here- optional), Echo Point, Kundala Dam and Tea museum. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Morning after breakfast, proceed to Thekkady. Thekkady is famous for the world famous Periyar Tiger reserve and sanctuary one of the best preserved sanctuaries of India. Here you can have the unique experience of viewing the wild animals in their natural habitat from the safety of a boat. (boating is optional) Animals you can spot here include wild elephants, boar, the great Indian tiger, Bison, Spotted Deer, Gaur etc. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Sight seeing and Optional activities: Periyar Wildlife sanctuary (National Park is open from morning 0600 hrs to 18:00 hrs daily. Boating is the only way to view the wildlife in Periyar National Park and Boating Timing: From 07:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs and from 14:00 hrs. to 16:00hrs.), Plantation tour (1.30 hours) any time from 800 am to 6pm, Elephant Rides (30 minutes) from 0900 am to 5.30 pm, Bullock cart ride Kathakali dances show, Trekking, Bamboo drafting, Tribal Village visit etc (optional).
After breakfast, Checkout from the hotel and transfer to Alleppey. 12 noon check into houseboat. Day free to relax and enjoy backwaters of Alleppey and enjoy Kerala village life. Cruising from 12 noon till sun-set ( around 5.30 pm ) with one hour stop for serving lunch. Morning cruise from 8am to 9am. 0550 pm to 08:00am- Boat will Anchored & it will be idle in the lake. As per GOVT- rule, village people need to put the net in the lake for fishing). (Ac operation time is 09pm -6am only).
Overnight Stay at Houseboat Alleppey.
Houseboat: House boat is a private boat with bath attached bed rooms, kitchen, dining area and private front deck to capture the beauty of the back waters. The boat moves by an outboard engine of 25 HP (which does not make much noise), enroute viewing villages, coir making, local tea shops, paddy fields, temples, etc. There will be three crew members in the boat for running the boat, cooking and serving the food.
Checkout from Houseboat at 9:00 am. Proceed to Cochin. If time permits, Cochin Sight Seeing. On time transfer to Airport / Railway Station to connect flight/ train for your onward journey.
Sightseeing and Optional activities - Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Cochin Beach, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue etc.
Mr Deepak Mohan