Day 01: Cochin - Munnar
Arrival at Cochin Airport (assistance on arrival) and drive to Munnar (140 km – 4 hours drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Spend the day with local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. Munnar was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, "Nilgiri Thars", can be spotted. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.
Day at leisure for own activities. Overnight stay in Munnar.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (110 km – 3 hours drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight stay in Thekkady.
Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady - one of the world's most fascinating wild life reserves. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.
After early breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Kumarakom (170 km – 05 Hours drive) on arrival check into Hotel. Proceed for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. The hamlet clings to tradition and the local population prefers to live adhering to their old ways. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumarakom.
Early morning around 6.00 AM proceed for bird sanctuary visit. After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Alleppey (40 km – 01 Hour drive) - this is a quaint town flanked by the Arabian Sea in the west and has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Alleppey is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand foreign tourists every year and is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Check into the houseboat on arrival (check in time 1.00 pm). Enjoy the day with a backwater cruise on the Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay is on the houseboat.
After breakfast check out from the Houseboat at Alleppey (check out time 9.30 AM) and drive to Cochin Airport (70 KM – 2 ½ Hours drive) for onward journey.