Duration: 09 Nights / 10 days
Destination: Kochi – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey
Day 01: Arrival in Kochi (Cochin)
Upon arrival in Kochi. You will meet Saffrons of India representative at the Railway Station. They will transfer you to the designated hotel where you can freshen up and relax. Enjoy your dinner and stay overnight.
Day 02: Kochi – Munnar (By Road 130 km, 4 hrs)
Proceed to Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvelous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by.In the evening you can go for sight seeing of Munnar which includes the Raja Malai – a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats). Other important places are Muttupetty dam and Indo Swiss project (you can also enjoy boating in the Lake) and witness tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers.
Is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. 1600 meter 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. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in the blue every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India – Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
Enjoy boating in the afternoon.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Munnar – Anamudi – Munnar
Morning, after breakfast, visiting tea plantations, Anamudi, Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Pothamedu, Attukal etc. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Munnar
Day 04: Munnar – Periyar ( By Road 110 km in 3 hr.)
Morning, proceed to Periyar on the way visiting Idukki dam. On arrival check in at hotel. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and more. Honeymooners, Kerala VacationsEvening go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals. Overnight stay at Periyar.
Day 05: Periyar Sightseeing Tour
Morning, after breakfast boating through Periyar lake – Wildlife sanctuary. You can visit the rare species of plants and animals.Afternoon visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. on your way back to the hotel, you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight stay at Periyar.
Day 06: Periyar – Kumarakom ( By Road 130 km in 4 hr.)
Early morning proceed to Kumarakom. Reach and visit the Bird Sanctuary. Proceed to the Vembanand Lake.The backwaters of Kerala are a unique product of Kerala and are found nowhere else in the world. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. The backwaters of Kerala are a self supporting Eco-system teeming with aquatic life. The canals connect the villages together and are still used for local transport. Over 900 km of this labyrinthine water world is navigable.Check into a traditional houseboat of Kerala Style and go on a leisurely backwater cruise along the lake on a thatched houseboat. The houseboat with all modern comforts lets you discover the countryside at your own pace. You will have lunch, dinner and breakfast in the Houseboat. A ride on the houseboat is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.Cruise through the backwaters to Alleppy. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 07: House Boat Cruise
Today also you will be cruising through the backwaters of Kerala and stay overnight in the Houseboat.
Day 08: Alleppey Sightseeing Tour
Disembark the boat at the reception of the backwater resort at Alleppey.
Alappuzha is famous for its boat races, houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes. Alappuzha remains prominent on the tourist trial of Kerala as one of the major centres for backwater boat trips. “Kuttanad” in Alappuzha is one of few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. Kuttanad is a land of lush paddy fields and is called the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Kerala. Kuttanad stretches for 75 Km sandwiched between the sea and the hills.
Check in at the resort. This resort is one of the finest one in Alleppey Here you can enjoy the lively villages and backwaters.Overnight at Alleppy.
Day 09: Kochi
After breakfast proceed to Kochi. Reach and spend the day shopping. In the evening proceed for Kathkali Dance Presentation.Overnight at Kochi.
Day 10: Departure
Breakfast will be at hotel. In the morning visit Shiva Temple, later you will be transfered to aiprot or railway station by the representative of Saffrons of India as per the time of your flight or train. Board your flight or train back to home with lots of beautiful memories of your trip.