Day 01 Arrival in Cochin
Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive towards hotel to check-in. Enjoy city tour covering Mattancherry Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 Drive from Cochin to Munnar (120 km/approx. 4.5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Munnar - derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Sightseeing in Munnar
Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04 Munnar – Thekkady (90 kms / approx. 2.5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Thekkady is synonymous to uninterrupted hills, rich biodiversity and spice plantations. The place is best known for the Periyar National Park. In the afternoon, proceed for boat-ride at Periyar Lake, and in evening watch traditional Kalari show. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05 Drive from Thekkady – Kumarakom (120 kms / approx. 3 hour)
After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom - a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Enjoy a boat ride in Vembanad Lake (Optional). Overnight at the backwater resort.
Day 06 Leisure in Kumarakom
After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Kumarakom. Alternatively, you may enjoy bird-watching in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary on direct payment basis. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 07 Departure from Cochin
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home.
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