Day 01: Arrival Cochin - Munnar
Arrive at Cochin Airport. Meet by our representative and transfer to Munnar. Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.
On arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Munnar
Day 02: Munnar
After breakfast, proceed for full day sight seeing of Munnar. After breakfast, proceed for full day sight seeing tour of Munnar visiting the Top Station, 1700m above sea level, this is the highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road, tea plantations, the Mattupetty dam, and the Eravikulam National Park to view the Mountain Goats. Eravikulam is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr, Rajamala is 2695 m above sea level.
Overnight at Munnar
Day 03: Munnar - Thekkady
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive towards Thekkady. Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, encompassing an area of 777 sq. km. Set on the attractive man-made Periyar Lake, it attracts over 300,000 visitors a year. Though the sanctuary was made a part of Project Tiger in 1973, it is better known for its elephants.
On arrival, check in to the hotel. Afternoon, proceed for half day guided Spice Plantation Tour. Later in the evening free for shopping in the Spices Market.
Overnight at Thekkady
Day 04: Thekkady - Alleppey
Early morning go for boating at Lake Periyar inside the Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary.
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive towards Alleppey. Also called Alappuzha, Alleppey is a pleasant easy-going market town surrounded by coconut plantations. With its large network of canals, it is a major center for backwater cruises and the venue for spectacular snake boat races. Also called “Venice of the East”, the town is the headquarters of Kerala’s coir industry and also important for cashew nut processing.
On arrival, board in to the house boat for an overnight trip. Rest of the day free to explore the beauty of the backwaters.
Overnight at Alleppey House
Day 05: Alleppey - Cochin
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive towards Cochin. Cochin (Kochi) is spread across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. The city was founded in 1341 when a flood created a natural safe port, which became the principal harbour for Malabar coast’s spice trade. Cochin was on the main trade route between Europe and China. The rulers invited people of various religions to settle here, attracting the Jews and the Christians who built places of worship and their own communities.
On arrival, check in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Cochin
Day 06: Cochin - onwards
After breakfast, take a half day tour of the city visiting the Dutch Palace, which has some of India’s most beautiful murals, the Jewish Synagogue in the heart of Jew Town and the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. See St. Francis Church where Vasco da Gama was originally buried, and the Santa Cruz Church with its pastel coloured interior and carved wooden panels.
Later in the afternoon, check out from hotel and you will be transferred to Cochin Airport to catch the flight towards native place.