Arrival at Cochin. Pick up from Airport/Ernakulam Railway Station then proceed to Munnar -One of the best hill stations of South India - is situated at a height of 1600 m from Sea Level. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams. Sprawling Tea Plantations, small towns and beautiful houses make this a 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. On the way enjoy Cheeyappara waterfalls, Valara waterfalls. Check in to hotel. Visit the nearest tourist places to the hotel. Overnight stay at Munnar.
After breakfast at the hotel, get ready for sightseeing of Munnar to include Pothemedu view point international blossom park and optional plantation visit, Mattupetty Dam (Speed boating facilities are available here-optional), Echo Point, Kundala Dam and Photo point, Visit Tea museum, and Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park- house of the highly endangered mountain goats - the Nilgiri Thars). Etc. 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 includes wild elephants, boar, the great Indian tiger, Bison, Spotted Deer, Gaur etc.
Check in to hotel and get ready for the sightseeing of Periyar Wildlife sanctuary ( National Park is open from morning 0600 hrs to 1800 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 hra 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). Overnight stay at Thekkady.
After breakfast drive to 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). Overnight Stay at Houseboat Alleppey.
Mr Suresh K.