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    Periyar lake at Thekkady

Captivating Kerala

7 Days 6 Night

Highlights

  • Overnight houseboat stay in the Backwaters of Kerala
    Witness the breathtaking tea estates of Munnar
    Unique views of Cochin’s Chinese Fishing Nets
    Explore Periyar wildlife sanctuary by boat ride
    Visit Rajamala- natural habitat of endangered Nilgiri

Day 01 - Arrive Cochin

Arrive Cochin Airport/Station, transfer to hotel. Later on enjoy City tour of Cochin -Visit the Mattancherry Dutch Palace - (closed on Fridays and public holidays), which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663. Visit a Jewish Synagogue-(closed on all Saturdays and Jewish holidays) in Jew Town and Fort Cochin Area. There are a couple of streets of picture-postcard houses out of another age. Visit St. Francis Church - (closed for visitors on Sundays from 08.00 to 11.00 hrs.) the oldest European Church in India. It has several antiquities including a wealth of records. See the Chinese Fishing Nets, along the tip of Fort Cochin unique to this part of Kerala and living symbols of a centuries-old Chinese influence on this coast. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 - Transfer to Munnar

Today after breakfast depart to Munnar by road. Arrive Munnar and transfer to hotel. Munnar is a picturesque hill station situated in the eastern part of Kerala; lush green-carpeted tea and coffee plantations surround it. The beautiful landscapes, cozy weather, and the smell of tealeaves make Munnar one of the most sought-after destinations in South India. Munnar is situated near the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak in the Western Ghats.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 - In Munnar

Today morning after breakfast visit Pothamedu known for its plantation business apart from trekking and hiking options amidst sylvan surroundings. Mattupetty has an artificial lake built by a small hydroelectric project. Rajamala is known as the natural habitat of endangered Nilgiri. Echo Point is known for the natural echo effect it produces. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 - Transfer to Periyar

Today after breakfast depart for Periyar by road. Arrive Periyar and transfer to hotel. The town also houses one of world’s most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries. A visit to Periyar also provides you the opportunity to see wildlife at close ranges, besides the varied vegetation and a wide variety of birds. Lying at an altitude of 700-1900 m above sea level, Periyar has a cool and comfortable climate. Out here, you can also go for treks and mountain walks or visit spice plantation. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 - Transfer to Kumarakom

Today early morning enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar. The Park encompasses 26 sq. km. of artificial lake take a boat ride on the lake to view wild life and water birds. Herds of elephants and bison come to the lake to drink water. Spotted deer and sambhar are also found here. Return to hotel, after breakfast, checkout and depart for Kumarakom by road.

Day 06- In Kumarakom

Today after breakfast the day is at leisure. Optional sunset Cruise on backwater -02hrs (on own). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 - Transfer to Cochin airport/railway station

Today after breakfast depart for Cochin by road for onwards journey.

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