Blissful Kerala


Hotels Envisaged:
Destination: Munnar
Hotel: Devonshire Greens or similar         Room Category: Valley view

Destination: Kumarakom - Alleppey
Hotel: Lakelands Cruise Houseboat           Room Category: Deluxe A/C
Vehicle: AC Sedan


Tour cost includes: Meet and assist on arrival | Entire transportation by AC Sedan car as per the itinerary with good driver | Accommodation sharing one double room at all destinations Two night’s accommodation Munnar | Overnight stay and cruise on a traditional Kerala AC houseboat | Daily Breakfast at all destinations | All three meals on Houseboat | All sightseeing as per itinerary | Toll, parking and driver bata | All applicable taxes and handling charges

Tour cost does not include: All extras, laundry, tips, Ayurveda, drinks and beverages | Entrances and camera fee at all places of sightseeing | All expenses of personal nature other than those mentioned above. Any airfare, Travel insurance, Visa

Itinerary

Day:1 Arrive Kochi / Munnar
Morning arrive Kochi International airport, meet and assist by our representative and drive to Munnar hill station (around 3 ½ to 4-hour drive). En-route you will stop at Cheeyapara waterfalls for a short break. Munnar is arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, and it is a hill station - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft. in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Arrive Munnar town and your vehicle will be parked here. You will then proceed to Nature Zone Resort by Jeep which is located in an ideal spot on top of a hill with nature in its serene beauty. This is a 6-km off-road hilly Jeep ride through the tea plantations. Check into this exclusive resort on top of the hill. Enjoy the nature and stay in an exclusive "African Safari Tent".
On arrival at Munnar check in to hotel.
Overnight in Munnar

Day:2 Munnar
Early morning you can go for a nature walk inside the resort. A short trek from the property will take you to one of the highest peak in Munnar. The view from here is breathtaking...... After breakfast, you will drive down the hill for sightseeing tour of Munnar. Visit the Tea Factory Museum (Monday's closed), Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park etc. Eravikulam National Park: A sanctuary for the endangered mountain goat of South India, the Nilgiri Tahr. The Eravikulam National Park stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq km in the Rajamalai hills. Anamudi, the highest peak (2695 m) south of the Himalayas, towers over the sanctuary in majestic pride. The slopes of the hills abound in all kinds of rare flora and fauna. The Atlas moth, the largest of its kind in the world, is a unique inhabitant of the park. Other rare species of fauna found here are the Nilgiri Langur, the lion-tailed macaque, leopards, tigers, etc If interested, you can do a speed boat ride in the artificial lake at Mattupetty Dam. Overnight in Munnar

DAY.3 Munnar / Kumarakom Morning after an early breakfast around 8:00 AM check out from the resort and drive to Kumarakom (around 4 ½ hours drive). Around 1200 noon board a traditional Kerala houseboat from Kumarakom and cruise along the serene backwaters to Alleppey During the cruise, the countryside offers a close look into an engaging rustic life. You can see skilled fishermen launching their cockshell boats, large flotillas of ducks waddling down to the water from thatched houses on the banks, women neck-deep in water, with their waist-length hair heaped in a crown, searching for fish with their feet and aimless cattle grazing in lush pastureland, where white lotuses lie here and there in small, low-lying pools. The personal chef on the houseboat will prepare delicious Kerala style cuisine for you on board. Evening, cruise till 1700 hrs and the boat will be anchored in the lake for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight on Houseboat

DAY.4 Arrive Alleppey / Kochi Morning after breakfast around 09:00 AM disembark the houseboat in Alleppey and drive to Fort Kochi (around 1-hour drive). You will visit the heritage area in Fort Kochi visiting Chinese fishing nets, Beach, St. Francis church etc. If time permits you can visit Mattancherry as well where you have the Dutch Palace (Closed on Fridays), Jewish Synagouge (Closed on Fridays and Saturdays) and the Jew Street. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to Kochi International Airport to take your onward destination flight.