VIBRANT KERALA


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

Destination: Thekkady
Hotel: Green Woods or similar                   Room Category: Deluxe

Destination: Alleppey
Hotel: Lakeland Cruise                                Room Category: Deluxe

Destination: Cochin
Hotel: Abad Plaza Cochin or similar            Room Category: Deluxe
Vehicle: AC Sedan


Tour cost includes: Meet and assist on arrival in Kochi | Entire transportation by AC Sedan as per the itinerary. | Accommodation in sharing 01 double room at all destinations | Two nights’ accommodation in Munnar. | One night accommodation in Thekkady. | Cruise and overnight stay on a traditional Kerala houseboat with all three meals | One night accommodation in cochin | Daily breakfast at all destinations | Sightseeing as per the itinerary. | Boating tickets in Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary | Toll, parking and driver bata. | All applicable taxes and handling charges.

Tour cost does not include: All extras, laundry, tip etc. | Entrances and camera fee at all places of sightseeing | All expenses of personal nature other than those mentioned above.| Any Train / Airfare

**Rooms not blocked and confirmation of package would subject to availably at the desired hotels / resorts. **

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 transferred to Nature Zone Resort 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 "Tree House".
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, 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/Thekkady Morning after breakfast, check out and drive to Thekkady (around 3 hrs. drive). Thekkady, one of India's major wildlife sanctuaries, sprawled over an area of 777sq.kms is rich in varied flora and fauna. It is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations of tea, cardamom, pepper, cloves and cinnamon in the High Ranges and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. On arrival, check in to the hotel and relax. Afternoon, proceed to visit the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy a boating through the lake in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary to see the wildlife in close range. Elephants, wild boar, bison are the main attraction here. Optional sightseeing – Plantation tour, Elephant ride, Kalaripayattu show, Jeep Safari etc. Overnight in Thekkady.

DAY.4 THEKKADY / ALLEPPEY (HOUSEBOAT) Morning after an early breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey (around 3 ½ hours' drive). Around 1200 noon board a traditional Kerala houseboat from Alleppey and cruise along the serene backwaters. 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 in Houseboat

DAY.5 ALLEPPEY/ KOCHI Morning after breakfast around 09:00 AM disembark the houseboat in Alleppey and drive to Fort Kochi (around 1-hour drive). On arrival check into Hotel Afternoon proceed for a heritage walking tour with English speaking guide. You visit the heritage area in Fort Kochi visiting Chinese fishing nets, Beach, St. Francis church etc. Afternoon free for some shopping or independent activities. You can buy some interesting handicrafts/souvenirs for your friends and family. Evening visit Greenix Theatre and Museum to see the Cultural show "Kaleidoscope" at 17:00hrs. "Kaleidoscope show" is performance of various art forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kayaripyattu, Theyyam etc. The Kathakali make up starts at 17:00hrs and the show will start by 18:00hrs. The show ends by 19:30hrs and you will be transferred back to your hotel.

DAY.6 KOCHI DEPARTURE Morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Kochi International Airport to take your onward destination flight.