Kumarakom - Munnar - Cochin - Thekkady - Periyar
Our representative will receive you at the Cochin International Airport and will escort you to the hotel. Feel at leisure in the evening when you relax yourself in this picturesque 'port city'. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Set out on a guided sightseeing in Cochin. Your itinerary here will include places like Fort Cochin, still keeping alive its ancient Jew tradition, the Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattancherry palace, St. Francis Church and more. The Jew’s street and the Chinese fishing nets at Fort Cochin beach are the must see. Return to hotel for an overnight stay.
Next morning drive down to Munnar (4 ½ hrs), on the way visiting Kodanadu elephant training Camp. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at the hotel will be arranged.
Morning explore the picturesque hill station. Your sightseeing itinerary will include Anaimudi (2,695 m), South India’s highest peak, the Christ Church, the Evarikulam National Park, the Rajamala Hills, Top Station and the Madupetty Dam. Travelers can also indulge in activities like boating and horse riding here. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After lunch proceed to Periyar, a highly picturesque resort ideal for unwinding. Upon arrival you will be taken to Spice Village. In the evening simmer down and get refreshed enjoying a boat safari in the scenic Periyar Lake, occasionally winning the glance of some rare varieties of birds and animals at Periyar National Park. Return to hotel for an overnight stay.
After a refreshing breakfast, leave for Kumarakom, a land lying on the banks of Lake Vembanad, enveloped with stunning scenery. Engage in what the locals master in - pluck huge coconuts and learn de-husking, breaking and grating them to prepare delicious dishes, flavoured with exotic spices! Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a home to thousand and more of rare species of birds, is also included in the itinerary. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After a refreshing breakfast, set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. While cruising in these floating luxury-villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay in the houseboat.
Morning get dropped at the Cochin International airport for your flight back home, feeling contented about the wonderful memories this vacation has gifted you with!