Hills & Backwaters of Kerala
05 DAYS | 03 CITIES
Anytime from 1st April 2020 till 30th September 2020
Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey

Hills & Backwaters of Kerala

05 DAYS | 03 CITIES

Anytime from 1st April 2020 till 30th September 2020
Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey

Itinerary

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Day 01

Arrival in Cochin & Drive from Cochin to Munnar (120 km/approx. 4.5 hours)

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Day 01

Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive to Munnar - derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02

Sightseeing in Munnar

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Day 02

Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 03

Munnar – Thekkady (90 kms / approx. 2.5 hours)

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Day 03

After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Periyar. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of playful wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favorite haunt for frolicking in the water. They can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake to view the wildlife at close quarters. Other inhabitants of Periyar include the leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar and sloth bear. Later, take a spice plantation tour. The aroma and pleasant ambiance of the spice and tea plantations of Periyar are fascinating. Spices found in Thekkady include pepper, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, vanilla and curry leaves. In evening, watch traditional Kalaripayattu show. (Optional) - You can also enjoy an elephant ride in Periyar. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04

Thekkady – Alleppey (140 kms / approx. 4 hours)

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Day 04

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey and board your houseboat on arrival. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of backwater canals that meander through the town, surrounding villages and Vembanad Lake. Cruise through the beautiful and scenic backwaters of Kerala, while you stay in houseboat. Overnight stay in houseboat.

Day 05

Thekkady – Alleppey (140 kms / approx. 4 hours)

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Day 05

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey and board your houseboat on arrival. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of backwater canals that meander through the town, surrounding villages and Vembanad Lake. Cruise through the beautiful and scenic backwaters of Kerala, while you stay in houseboat. Overnight stay in houseboat.

Day 05

Alleppey to Cochin (83 kms / approx.2.5 hour) - Farewell!!!

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Day 05

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home.

Highlights
Highlights of the Tour
  • Trip to Eravikulam National Park, Tea Plantation & Museum, Munnar
  • Boat-ride in Vembanand Lake, Kumarakom
  • Sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start & End in Cochin

 

NOTE:

  • Monument Closed On
    • Munnar - Eravikulam National Park will be closed in the month of February & March
    • Munnar - Tata Tea Museum will be closed on Monday
  • Alleppey Houseboat check in time: 12.30 pm, check out time: 9.30 am
  • Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady will be Non-AC  
  • Air conditioner in Houseboat will be ON only from 09 pm to 07 am
  • Medium vehicle will be provided for 1-3 travellers and Innova will be provided for 4-5 travellers
  • Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs Package cost will not be valid during public holidays, festivals, exhibitions and long-weekends
  • A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking
Inclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
  • WHAT DOES YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
    • 3-nights’ accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent.
    • 1-nights’ accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above houseboat or equivalent.
    • Assistance at the airport.
    • Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle.
    • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax.
Exclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Air tickets and airport taxes.
  • Kalaripayattu show in Thekkady.
  • Boat-ride in Periyar Lake.
  • Guide service as per the itinerary.
  • Entrance fee at Monuments as per the itinerary.
  • Special activities as per the itinerary.
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments.
NOTE: Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions.
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