Wayanad - Cochin - Coimbatore - Thekkady - Periyar - Guruvayoor - Kodaikanal
Upon arrival at the Calicut Airport our representative will welcome you and transfer you by road to Wayanad; on arrival check-in into hotel. Day is at your disposal to enjoy at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
After a refreshing breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Wayanad. Wayanad, a highland region located at a 700-2100 m altitude above MSL, is the land of exotic spice plantations, pristine forests and sylvan valleys. Tea, coffee, cardamom, pepper and rubber plantations cover the terrain as far as the eye can see. The verdant landscape and salubrious climate makes Wayanad one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Kerala. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Guruvayoor; on arrival check-in into the hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to enjoy at leisure. Life in this quaint town, a prominent centre for Hindu culture and religion, revolves around the Sree Krishna Temple known popularly as the Guruvayurappan Temple. Located at a distance of 3 km from the temple is the ‘Anakotta’ - an elephant sanctuary run by the Guruvayur Devaswom - one of the largest of its kind in the world. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a refreshing breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Cochin; on arrival check-in into hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken for an exciting sightseeing tour of Cochin. Cochin, popularly known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’, is the cosmopolitan commercial capital of Kerala. Cochin boasts of a rich historic legacy as a prime hub of trade and commerce dating from the pre-colonial times. Visit the 16th century Dutch palace with beautiful murals, the oldest Jewish Synagogue in the commonwealth countries, St. Francis Church - the oldest European church in India with the tomb of Vasco Da Gama, and the 10 m high Chinese Fishing Nets dotting the Fort Cochin beach. Return for an overnight stay at the hotel.
After an early breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady; on arrival check-in into the hotel. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over 777 sq. km. including 360 sq. km of dense evergreen forest tract, is one of the most fascinating wildlife reserves in Kerala. Declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978, the sanctuary is noted for its geomorphology, abundance of wildlife and abounding scenic beauty. Optional activities including - Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant Ride, can be arranged at an extra cost. Return for an overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to the scenic hill station of Kodaikanal. Afternoon, embark on a thrilling sightseeing tour of Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal, at a distance of 120 km from Madurai, lies on the southern crust of the Palani Hills. The town is centered-around the star shaped Kodai Lake covering an area of sixty acres. Kodaikanal has thickly wooded slopes, well laid out stroll paths through picturesque landscapes, gorgeous waterfalls and steep rocky drops. Places of tourist interest include the Lake, Solar Physical Observatory, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Kurunji Andavar Temple, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks and Shembaganur Natural History Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Coimbatore Airport for your onward journey.