Kerala Hills & Back Water Tour - 5Night - 6 Days
KOCHIN : Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.
Munnar - 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. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air - yes! Munnar has all these and more. It's the place you would love to visit - it's the place you would wish never to leave
Kumarakom is a village on Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala, southern India. It’s laced with canals, where houseboats ply the waters. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to many species including cuckoos and Siberian storks. Nearby, the Bay Island Driftwood Museum displays wooden sculptures. In the lake, Pathiramanal Island is a haven for rare migratory birds. Ancient Thazhathangady Mosque is east of Kumarakom.
Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It's best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Alappuzha Beach is the site of the 19th-century Alappuzha Lighthouse. The city's Mullakkal Temple features a traditional design. Punnamada Lake's snake boat races are a well-known annual event
Arrive Cochin. Airport / Railway Station, transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tourofCochin.. Overnight Stay at the hotel
COCHIN local Sightseeing. AS PER TIME PERMIT
Sight seeing tour of Cochin, visit Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church,DutchPalace, and Jewish Synagogue. Evening free for shopping, optional - Sunset
cruise /Kathakali show on direct payment.
Day2Cochin -Munnar (130 kms. /4 hrs.)
After breakfast, Remaining Cochin local and then proceed to Munnar, popularhillstations in Southern India known for its sprawling tea gardens. Evening at
leisure.Overnight Stay at the Hotel
After breakfast, drive through the tea estates and visit Mettupatty Dam to enjoy a boatride, Echo point, Kundala Lake. Overnight Stay at the hotel.
Day04Munnar – Kumarakom (141 kms. /3.5 hrs.)
After breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom. Afternoon waters cruise at the exotic resortsituated on the picturesque Vembanad Lake. Overnight Stay at the hotel.
Day05Kumarakom - Alleppey (36 kms.)
Post breakfast, drive to Alleppey Check into House Boat. Afternoon Back watersCruise through the canals & coir villages. Overnight Stay at House Boat.
Day06Alleppey - Cochin
Morning disembark at the Alleppey Boat Jetty. Transfer to Cochin airport for departureto onward destination.
Cultural & Nature Tours Of Kerala Covering Cochin-Munnar-Kumarakom-Alleppey
THINGS TO DO IN KERALA
Architecture tour in Fort Kochi
Fort Kochi is an amazing place to visit in Kerala. With the influence of Arabs, British, Dutch, Chinese, and Portuguese, Fort Kochi has a lot of eclectic architecture to gawk at. Explore the place on foot or on a bicycle including the Jewish synagogue, Indo portuguese museum, Chinese fishing nets, Santa Cruz Basilica and Fort Kochi beach.
Take a spice tour
Take a tour of the spice plantations or gardens in Munnar, Thekkady or Wayanad. Taste some authentic black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and the exotic vanilla and explore the farms on a nature walk
visit Kolukmalai Estate
After breakfast drive through the Kanan Devan Hills tea plantations and scenic beauty valleys, Lock heart gap, spice plantations etc…,
After around 25 kilometres jeep ride through the normal road we will reach the jeep able, jumpy, bumpy, rugged road to the World’s highest organic tea growing estate, it’s situates in the eastern slope of western Ghats which makes the tea very special as well the view, on our way to this estate we will have very wide view of tea estates and ride will be through small narrow jeep able roads with few bends, once we reach the top we will be able to see the Low land of Tamil Nadu, the second highest peak in S. India, etc…, from there we will drive or walk little further to one of the oldest orthodox tea factory in this region. After visiting the Factory we will have fresh tea picked, processed and made on the spot. Soon after we will start walk to a small ground where we will have our picnic lunch near the cliff with wonderful view around, will proceed to Munnar after lunch in thejeep itself if we like we can walk as much as we can and Will be a wonderful experience of the jeep drive through the tea plantations jeep able rugged road and can have close look to the spectacular country side and the rural Tamil people who is working in the tea plantations with the warm smile, also we can visit one of the oldest tea factory – in thistour in between we can walk as much we want.
Houseboat in Alleppey
The lush green landscape and being served a freshly prepared meal at Houseboat in Alleppey, Kerala
Image SourceAlleppey tops in the list of places to visit in Kerala. Looking at the lush green landscape and being served a freshly prepared meal as you travel through the tranquil backwaters is just as amazing as it is made out to be. The boat accommodates the whole family and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Bird watching in Kumarakom
For all the nature lovers, Kumarakom Bird Sanctury is must to be on your list of places to visit in Kerala. Spot rare migratory birds such as egret, heron, waterfoul, siberian crane, while on a boat cruise. About 3 hours from Kochi, you can easily the destination by bus or taxis. Combine bird watching with a houseboat stay on Vembanad Lake to get the most out of the visit. November to Feburary is the best time to visit this place.
Take the Periyar Jungle Jeep Ride
For the most fascinating experience of the forest, Thekkady should be on the top most list of places you are visiting in Kerala. About 190 kms from Kochi, Thekkady is famous for its diverse forest cover, fauna, mammals and aquatic life. The Periyar jungle ride covers the views of the lovely Iddukki town, Mullaperiyar Dam, the lush green vegetable farms, the sprawling vineyards and if you are lucky the endangered lion tailed macaque.
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