Day 1 : Arrival at Cochin
Welcome to God?s Own Country, upon arrival our ever smiling representative will greet you and will later escort you to the hotel in Cochin. Check in and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Later, move for a half day city leisurely walk around the city of Cochin. Cochin which is having the best preserved history of colonial times and the ideal way to bring it alive is to take a walk down memory lane. Surrender to the comfort of your bedroom at the hotel for the night as your tour starts the day after.
Day 2 : Cochin-Munnar
Full day sightseeing tour of Cochin will commence in the morning. On today's sightseeing you will get to explore St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue and more. Believed to be the oldest church in India, it was built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan monks. Jewish Synagogue houses The Great Scrolls of Old Testament. The Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch Palace features Kerala?s murals displaying Hindu temple art, portraits of former Kings of Kochi. Also watch the Chinese fishing nets in action along the sea front. Conclude the sightseeing trip with a visit to St. Francis Church; the church built in 1503 is the oldest European church in the country and thus is a significant historic monument as well. Moving ahead with the journey you will be escorted to your next destination, Munnar. A scenic hill station nestled in the lap of Mother Nature Munnar is known for its natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate. On arrival check-in a hotel for your stay in the town.
Day 3 : Munnar
Located in the south Western Ghats of India, Munnar is a charming hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala. The land blessed with natural splendor looks dazzling with rocky peaks, rolled mountains, manicured tea gardens and soothing mountain air. Munnar is located at the confluence of Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. The day at Munnar brings a sightseeing tour of the picturesque environs of the town. Essentially a tea town, Munnar catches the visitor?s attention with its refreshing aroma first and then continues to impress with its beauty and placidity. The sightseeing plan for the day includes visit to pristine Mattupetty Lake and neighboring Swiss Livestock Project, a specialized dairy farm where about 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared. The region is worth paying a visit for both its enchanting flora and fauna. Take a stroll around the local markets to pick souvenirs before you return to your hotel in the evening.
Day 4 : Munnar- Thekkady
Transfer to Thekkady & check into a wildlife resort. In the afternoon, set on wildlife safari inside Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary that spreads over 777 sq km of landscape. Roughly half of the landscape is dense evergreen forest, savannah grassland and moist deciduous forest.
Day 5 : Thekkady
Set on a jeep safari inside Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake. Home to myriad wild creatures this protected area lies in the middle of mountainous region of Cardamom Hills and is cradled with picturesque Periyar Lake. Venture deep inside the park and explore the verdant environs at the care of an expert naturalist. Animals such as elephant, sambar, gaur and wild boars and beauteous bird populations such as darters, cormorants, kingfishers and racket tailed Drongos have made the park their home. Spot these animals coming to the banks of Periyar Lake to quench their thirst while you sail on a boat in the pristine lake. Also, visit a spice plantation in the vicinity later before you return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 6 : Thekkady- Alleppey
Morning depart for Alleppey a town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons, once described as the list of places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. The most popular destination of Kerala renowned for its angelic beauty and picture perfect looks, this backwaters town is base for most houseboat action in the province. Enjoy backwaters boat ride amidst lush green vegetation at Alleppey. The highlight of the tour will be a journey on the crystal clear backwaters while cruising on a traditional houseboat, Kettuvallam(Optional, at an additional cost). This is undoubtedly the best way to travel across Kerala backwaters for this way one gets to travel at one?s own speed and thus to enjoy the pristine environs of the region completely at peace. Enjoy a comfortable Kettuvallam houseboat for a day cruise. These houseboats now exist in ultra chic style and are comparable to nothing less than floating cottages having ample space and equipped with state-of-the-art amenities ensuring pure luxurious stay amidst most tranquilizing environs of Kerala backwaters.
Day 7 : Alleppy- Cochin- Departure
Your trip ends back at Cochin where guided by our representative you will reach in time to start your journey back homewards.