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Hills, Wildlife and Backwaters
Munnar-Thekkady- Alleppey
 

Day 01 Cochin/Munnar

Arrive Cochin airport or railway station. You will be met on arrival by our representative and will be driven 04hours to Munnar. One of the most popular hill stations in India, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 1600 Mts above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.

Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town. The tea plantations have now been taken over by the Tata Tea Company. The visitor is greeted with miles and miles of unending tea plantations on entry into Munnar. On arrival, check in to the hotel for 02 nights stay.

Rest of the day relax and enjoy the cooler climate of the hills.
Overnight at Munnar

Day 02 Munnar

Today morning after breakfast leave for the unguided sight seeing trip of Munnar, visiting the Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town, the town market etc.

If time permits visit Eravikulam National Park where you may see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr.
Overnight at Munnar

Day 03 Munnar/Thekkady

Another leisurely start to the day. You will be driven 4 hours to Thekkady in the Western Ghats mountain range. Thekkady boasts one of the largest game parks of India - the Periyar Tiger Reserve, where you may spot the elusive tiger and more likely elephants, wild dogs and a large variety of birds. On arrival at Thekkady check in to the hotel.

There is plenty to do in and around Periyar. Perhaps enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to spot wild animals and a visit to the nearby tea estates and spice plantation.

Overnight at Thekkady


Day 04 Thekkady/ Alleppey

After the breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive 04 hours to Alleppey enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the Cardamom hills & green carpets of tea plantation.
Embark into the Rice Barge - converted cargo boat for a lazy journey through the meandering backwaters as you watch local life going on by the banks. In the evening the boat will anchor safely for the night.

Day 05 Alleppey/ Cochin

Today after breakfast you will be transferred to Cochin. If time permits, proceed for a short unguided sight seeing of Cochin. Places of interest include the Jewish Synagogue; St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace and the Chinese fishing nets. After the sight seeing, drive to Cochin Airport for your departure flight back to home.

Tour Ends

 
Feel the NATURE!!
 
Munnar- Alleppey Backwaters- Kumarakom
 

Day 01 Cochin/Munnar

Arrive Cochin airport or railway station. You will be met on arrival by our representative and will be driven 04hours to Munnar. One of the most popular hill stations in India, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 1600 Mts above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.

Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town. The tea plantations have now been taken over by the Tata Tea Company. The visitor is greeted with miles and miles of unending tea plantations on entry into Munnar. On arrival, check in to the Hotel for 02 nights stay.

Rest of the day relax and enjoy the cooler climate of the hills.
Overnight at Munnar

Day 02 Munnar

Today morning after breakfast leave for the unguided sight seeing trip of Munnar, visiting the Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town, the town market etc.

If time permits visit Eravikulam National Park where you may see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr.
Overnight at Munnar

Day 03 Munnar

At leisure to relax and enjoy Munnar.
Overnight at Munnar

Day 04 Munnar/ Alleppey

After the breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive 04 hours to Alleppey enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the Cardamom hills & green carpets of tea plantation.
Embark into the Rice Barge - converted cargo boat for a lazy journey through the meandering backwaters as you watch local life going on by the banks. In the evening the boat will anchor safely for the night.
Overnight at Houseboat

Day 05 Alleppey/ Kumarakom

Today after breakfast you will be driven 1 hour to Kumarakom- a home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is a noted bird sanctuary where many species of migratory birds visit. The Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater in Kerala, is habitat for many marine species and it teems with 'Karimeen' (Pearl Spotted Fish ), shrimp (chemmeen in local language) and prawns. The bird sanctuary extends over 14 acres (57,000 m²), and came into existence following preservation efforts from the government

Optional Bird Sanctuary visit or backwater cruise in the evening.
Overnight at Kumarakom

Day 06 Kumarakom/Cochin

In the morning you will be transferred to Cochin for your departure flight or train.
Tour Ends

 
Glimpses of Kerala
 
Cochin- Munnar- Thekkady-Kumarakom-Alleppey
 

Day01 Home/ Cochin

You will be met on arrival and transferred to the hotel located in the city.

In the afternoon proceed for a short guided sight seeing of Cochin. Places of interest include the Jewish Synagogue; St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace and the Chinese fishing nets.
Overnight at Cochin

Day 02 Cochin/ Munnar

After the breakfast drive 04hours east to Munnar- a quaint hill station nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations that exudes a rare old world charm and reminds one of the days of the Raj in its elegant splendour. At a height of 1525metres, Munnar offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills.
Overnight at Munnar

Day 03 Munnar

Morning unguided sightseeing of Munnar including, Mattupetti dam, Echo point, Tea plantation and Eravikulam national park.
Overnight at Munnar

Day 04 Munnar /Thekkady

Today you will be driven 4 hours to Thekkady in the Western Ghats mountain range. Thekkady boasts of one of the largest game parks of India - the Periyar Tiger Reserve, where you may spot the tiger and more likely elephants, wild dogs and a large variety of birds.

There is plenty to do in and around Periyar. Perhaps enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to spot herds of wild elephants, or visit the nearby tea estates and spice plantation.
Overnight at Thekkady

Day 05 Thekkady/Kumarakom

Today after breakfast you will be driven four hours to Kumarakom- a home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is a noted bird sanctuary where many species of migratory birds visit. The Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater in Kerala, is habitat for many marine species and it teems with 'Karimeen' (Pearl Spotted Fish ), shrimp (chemmeen in local language) and prawns. The bird sanctuary extends over 14 acres (57,000 m²), and came into existence following preservation efforts from the government

Optional Bird Sanctuary visit or backwater cruise in the evening.
Overnight at Kumarakom

Day 06 Kumarakom/Alleppey

In the morning you will be transferred to Alleppey to embark into the Rice Barge - converted cargo boat for a lazy journey through the meandering backwaters as you watch local life going on by the banks. In the evening the boat will anchor safely for the night.
Overnight at Houseboat

Day 07

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Cochin airport to board flight for onward destination.
Tour Ends

 
Cream of Kerala
 
Cochin- Thekkady- Alleppey-Kovalam
 

Day01 Home/ Cochin

You will be met on arrival and transferred to the hotel located in the Cochin city area.

In the afternoon proceed for a short guided sight seeing of Cochin. Places of interest include the Jewish Synagogue; St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace and the Chinese fishing nets.
Overnight at Cochin

Day 02 Cochin/ Thekkady

Today you will be driven 4 hours to Thekkady in the Western Ghats mountain range. Thekkady boasts of one of the largest game parks of India - the Periyar Tiger Reserve, where you may spot the tiger and more likely elephants, wild dogs and a large variety of birds.
Overnight at Thekkady

Day 03 Thekkady

There is plenty to do in and around Periyar. Perhaps enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to spot herds of wild elephants, or visit the nearby tea estates and spice plantation.

Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at Thekkady

Day 04 Thekkady/Alleppey

After the breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the Cardamom hills & green carpets of tea plantation. On arrival at Alleppey check in to your Rice Barge for 01 night stay.

In the evening the boat will anchor safely for the night.
Overnight at Houseboat

Day 05 Alleppey/Kovalam

After breakfast, drive 04 hours to Kovalam- one of India's internationally renowned beach destinations. A favorite haunt of visitors since the 1930s, Kovalam consists of three successive crescent beaches. Sun bathing, Swimming, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Yoga and meditation, Herbal body toning massages, Special Cultural Programs, Catamaran cruising; the possibilities are many. The Kovalam lighthouse beach is where most visitors spend their time.

Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Kovalam

Day 06 Kovalam

At leisure to relax and enjoy Kovalam.
Overnight at Kovalam

Day 11

11 Dec 2007- Kovalam/Home
After the breakfast onward transfer to Trivandrum airport.
Tour Ends

 
The best of Kerala with Kanyakumari
 
Trivandrum-Kanyakumari- Kovalam- Alleppey- Kumarakom- Thekkady- Munnar-Cochin
 

Day01 Home/ Trivandrum/ Kanyakumari

Arrive Trivandrum railway station. You will be met on arrival and will be driven straight to Kanyakumari (100kms) On arrival at Kanyakumari check-in at your hotel. The major attractions are the Kumari Amman or the Kanyakumari Temple, located on the shore, is a Shakti Peetha dedicated to a manifestation of Parvati, the virgin goddess who did penance to obtain Lord Shiva's hand in marriage. The temple and the adjoining ghat, situated overlooking the shore, attract tourists from all over the world. The sparkling diamond nose-ring of the deity is said to be visible even from the sea.
Two rocks reach out of the ocean, southeast of the Kumari Amman temple. At one of these, Sri Padaparai, which is said to bear the footprints of the virgin goddess. Swami Vivekananda is said to have sat in deep meditation. It is also the site of Vivekananda Rock Memorial built in 1970. There is a dhyana mandapam, an area for meditation. Ferry services are available to reach the memorial

On an adjacent rock is the towering statue of the great Tamil poet-saint Tiruvalluvar. It is 133 ft tall and one of the biggest statues in Asia

The Gandhi Memorial has been built on the spot where the urn containing the Mahatma's ashes was kept for public viewing before immersion. Resembling central Indian Hindu temples in form, the memorial was designed so that on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, October 2, the first rays of the sun fall on the exact place where his ashes were kept
Overnight at Kanyakumari

Day02 Kanyakumari/ Kovalam

Departing Kanyakumari, you journey to Kovalam a favorite haunt of visitors since the 1930s, Kovalam consists of three successive crescent beaches. Sun bathing, Swimming, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Yoga and meditation, Herbal body toning massages, Special Cultural Programs, Catamaran cruising; the possibilities are many. The Kovalam lighthouse beach is where most visitors spend their time.

Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Kovalam

Day 03 Kovalam/Alleppey

After the breakfast you will be driven 04 hours to Alleppey, a town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the List of places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District. Alleppey has a wonderful past. Though the present town owes its existence to the sagacious Diwan Raja Kesavadas in the second half of 18th century, district of Alappuzha figures in classical Literature. Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala with the unending stretch of paddy fields, small streams and canals with lush green coconut palms, was well known even from the early periods of the Sangam age. History says Alappuzha had trade relations with ancient Greece and Rome in B.C and in the Middle Ages, as well as with other parts of India.

On arrival at Alleppey check in to your hotel for one night stay.
Overnight at Alleppey

Day 04 Alleppey/Kumarakom

Today after breakfast you will be driven four hours to Kumarakom- a home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is a noted bird sanctuary where many species of migratory birds visit. The Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater in Kerala, is habitat for many marine species and it teems with 'Karimeen' (Pearl Spotted Fish ), shrimp (chemmeen in local language) and prawns. The bird sanctuary extends over 14 acres (57,000 m²), and came into existence following preservation efforts from the government

Optional Bird Sanctuary visit or backwater cruise in the evening.
Overnight at Kumarakom

Day 05 Kumarakom/Thekkady

Today you will be driven 4 hours to Thekkady in the Western Ghats mountain range. Thekkady boasts of one of the largest game parks of India - the Periyar Tiger Reserve, where you may spot the tiger and more likely elephants, wild dogs and a large variety of birds.

There is plenty to do in and around Periyar. Perhaps enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to spot herds of wild elephants, or visit the nearby tea estates and spice plantation.
Overnight at Thekkady

Day 06 Thekkady/Munnar

After the breakfast drive 04hours east to Munnar- a quaint hill station nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations that exudes a rare old world charm and reminds one of the days of the Raj in its elegant splendour. At a height of 1525metres, Munnar offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills.

Afternoon unguided sightseeing of Munnar including, Mattupetti dam, Echo point, Tea plantation and Eravikulam national park.
Overnight at Munnar

Tour Ends

 
The best of Kerala with Kanyakumari
 

05 July 2009: Home/ Cochin

You will be met on arrival at airport or railway station by our representative and will be transferred to the hotel located in the city.
Overnight at Cochin

06 July 2009: Cochin

In the morning proceed for a short unguided sight seeing of Cochin. Places of interest include the Jewish Synagogue; St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace and the Chinese fishing nets. Optional sunset cruise or Kathakali dance programme can be arranged in the evening.
Overnight at Cochin

07 July 2009: Cochin/Munnar-130kms

Today you will be driven 04hours to Munnar. One of the most popular hill stations in India. Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 1600 Mts above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.

Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town. The tea plantations have now been taken over by the Tata Tea Company. The visitor is greeted with miles and miles of unending tea plantations on entry into Munnar. On arrival, check in to the hotel for 02 nights stay.

Rest of the day relax and enjoy the cooler climate of the hills.
Overnight at Munnar

08 July 2009: Munnar

Today morning after breakfast leave for the unguided sight seeing trip of Munnar, visiting the Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town, the town market etc.

If time permits visit Eravikulam National Park where you may see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr. In the evening enjoy a campfire arranging exclusively for your group members.
Overnight at Munnar

09 July 2009: Munnar/Vagamon- 120 kms

Another leisurely started to the day. You will be driven 4 hours to Vagamon – a hill station located in Idukki- Kottayam border. Kurisumala monastery is a famous hill station and pilgrimage center for the Christians where cross put-up in each sub hill stations. The nearby Kurisumala Ashram is an abode of calm and spiritual delight. This hill area includes 12 sub mounds where pilgrims visit as a sacrifice. Travelers can enjoy trekking and climbing this high hill. The area is fully surrounded with Tea estates and lakes.
Overnight at Vagamon

10 July 2009: Vagamon-Alleppey- 140 kms

After the breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive 04 ½ hours to Alleppey enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the Cardamom hills & green carpets of tea plantation.

Embark into the Rice Barge - converted cargo boat for a lazy journey through the meandering backwaters as you watch local life going on by the banks. In the evening the boat will anchor safely for the night.
Overnight at Houseboat

11 July 2009: Alleppey- Cochin- 65 kms

After the breakfast, drive to railway station for your departure train back to home.

Tour Ends

 
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