Cochin - Athirampilly - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey
You will be picking from Cochin Airport / Ernakulam railway station and drive to Athirampilly - about 63 km; check in to the hotel on arrival. One of the most enchanting water falls in the country, Athirappilly waterfalls with its beauty and majesty is real feast for your eyes. The surrounding lush green nature with streams and rivulets passing through the rocks adds music to the serene atmosphere. Overnight stay is arranged in Athirampilly.
After breakfast visit Vazhachal falls, Thumboormuzhi; Thumboormuzhi is a river diversion project by the irrigation department. We have a very beautiful garden here where children and elders can relax and enjoy nature. The highlight of Thumboormuzhi is the hanging bridge which is built across the chalakudi river. We also have a beautiful butterfly garden here. Overnight stay is arranged in Athirampilly.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar (05 Hrs). On the way enjoy some waterfalls and natural scenic spots. Munnar, situated 1600 Meter above sea level at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. On arrival at Munnar check into Hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel will be arranged. ** Above rates are indicative.
After breakfast spend the day with local sightseeing. Places to visit are Tea Museum -displays the history and evolution of the tea plantations in Munnar. Entry fee Rs.125/- per adult, the museum is open to tourists till 5pm. If you are a flora lover, pay a visit to the Floriculture Centre Munnar. Commonly known as Rose Garden, it has over hundred varieties of flowers and herbal plants. Open from 10 am to 5 pm and charges Rs.30 per person. The Eravikulam National Park in Munnar is one of the five national parks in Kerala, with rich flora and fauna, which is home to the famous Nilgiri Thar. The park closes at 4 pm. Entry fee (Indian adult = Rs.120/-, Indian Child between 5 to 12 yrs age = Rs.90/-, Foreigner= Rs.450/-) The Mattupetty Dam / Lake is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Munnar, surrounded by lush green forest. Entry fee Rs.40/- per person. Open from 9:30 am till 5 pm. You may also engage in boating and horse rides [depend on availability] (ranges from Rs.50 to Rs.700). The Kundala Lake / Dam is one of the most picturesque locations in Munnar. It requires no entry fees, but boating activities costs from Rs.100/- to Rs.200/-. Visitors are allowed till 5pm. Visit the Photo Point and Echo Point with no entry charges. * Entrance fee / activity charges not included unless otherwise mentioned with inclusions. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar. ** Above rates are indicative.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (04 Hrs); on arrival check in to the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978 is one of the world's most fascinating wild life reserves stretching to a total of 777sq km of which 360 km is thick ever green forest. Allows visitors from 6 am to 6 pm, entry fees of Rs.33/- for an Indian adult, Rs.5/- per Indian child, Rs.450/- per foreigner adult and Rs.155/- per foreigner child. Boating at the Periyar lake is an activity much sought by tourists who visit Thekkady because wild animals can be spotted during the session. Costs Rs.225/- per person. Online booking is recommended to avoid queues. Jeep safari is a fun optional activity to enjoy if you have an adventurous bone. The charges for a safari may approximately cost Rs.1500/- per person. Visit the Spice Plantation in Thekkady, stroll around the captivating farm and discover various spices in different sections of the plantation. It charges approximately Rs.100/- per person. If time permits witness the amazing work of art of Kathakali, one of the major classical dance forms of Kerala at Rs. 200/- per person. Also get captivated by the ancient form of martial arts practiced in Kerala, the Kalaripayattu, which is said to be the oldest and most scientific martial arts in the world. Entry fees cost Rs. 200/- per person. Most sought Elephant Ride around the wilderness cost approximately Rs.500/- per person. * Entrance fee / activity charges not included unless otherwise mentioned with inclusions. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey (04 Hrs). Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch. While cruising, let your eyes settle for the bowed-down paddy fields, local inhabitants, rustic homes, ancient churches / temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served on-board. Overnight stay in the houseboat.
After breakfast check out from the House Boat and drive to Cochin Airport / railway station (depend on your departure place) for your flight / train back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the God's Own Country.