Mountain Walk To Backwaters Cruise

Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days

Places to Visit : Cochin - Munnar – Thekkady-Alleppey-Cochin

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin

On arrival at Cochin Airport/Railway station you are traditionally welcome by our tour representative and transfer to hotel. Relax for the rest of the day or take a walk along the historic colonial streets of Fort Cochin. Watch a Kathakali Show a traditional art performance of Kerala.

Cochin is known as the Gateway to Kerala picturesquely situated on the south-west cost of the Indian peninsula. Kochi is the heart as well as prosperous and the breathtaking picturesque state of Kerala, known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’. This fascinating town is filled with coconut trees, magnificent backwaters, bygone churches, Portuguese artistic and British monuments etc, also referred as the ‘God’s Own Country’ for its strategic importance over the centuries. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel

Day 02 : Cochin

After breakfast proceed for a guided tour of Fort Cochin and the Jew Street in Mattancherry. Visit the synagogue, century’s old churches and palaces, colonial buildings, Chinese fishing net etc. Spend your evening on the nearby Fort Cochin beach or ferry across to Cherai Beach which is half an hour away. Come back to the hotel or visit Ernakulam city for souvenir and other shopping on Mahatma Gandhi Road. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Kathakali Cochin

Kathakali, Cochin

Day 03 : Cochin - Munnar (140 Kms, 4 hours drive by road)

Today after breakfast transfer to Munnar. The entire route filled with the endless tea plantations looks like a green carpet spread over 100’s of kilometers, Rubber, lush green valleys, magnificent mountains, Pepper cardamom and the scenic beauty of evergreen forests. On arrival at Munnar transfer to your hotel.

Munnar - is the most beautiful tourist paradise and the splendid pearl of Kerala situated at the merging point of 3 mountain streams - Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Munner is a haven of peace and tranquility and a beautiful hill station set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district. Munnar is used to be the summer place of the erstwhile British Government in South India. This fascinating city is blessed with extensive wide area of tea plantations, waterfalls, rivulets, natural beauty and exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Munnar

After breakfast start for a full day sightseeing of Munnar watch beautiful mist kissing romantic green meadows- mind-blowing hills sleeping under green carpet (Tea Gardens) visit Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary & Tea Plantation. Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 05 : Munnar - Thekkady (120 kms, 4 hours drive by road)

This morning after breakfast check out from hotel and ready to transfer for Thekkady, one of the picturesque journey of south India filled with cloudy mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with spectacular waterfalls. On arrival at Thekkady Check in Hotel.

Thekkady – the fabulous wildlife Sanctuary, a paradise for all wildlife lovers. It is one of the world's most thrilling wildlife reserves, spread across 777 sq km. The sanctuary is a treasure of flora and fauna with a wide range of animals including tiger, elephants, leopards, deer, the elusive Nilgiri tahr, and hundred species of birds. Afternoon proceeds to visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Spice Plantation and mullaperiyar dam also enjoy boating at Periyar Lake and the breathtaking view of wildlife animal in their natural habitation. Return to your hotel for delicious meal and Overnight stay.

Alleppey, Houseboat

Day 06 : Thekkady-Alleppey (153 kms, 3.5 hours drive by road)

This morning after Breakfast transfer to Alleppey, a city of great natural beauty with its vast network of flowing rivers, lagoons, fresh water lakes, crisscrossing rivers, picturesque canals, backwaters and white sand beaches, a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the sea and sun. Alleppy or Alappuzha a pleasant market town means the fabulous land between the sea and a network of rivers, referred as the Venice of the East by Lord Curzon.

On arrival at Alleppy Check-in to the House Boat freshen up and relax, after lunch proceed for a Cruise through the Backwaters and enjoy the beauty of Paddy fields also explore the Vembanad Lake, an attractive picnic spot and Alappuzha beach. In the evening enjoy a relaxing Ayurvedic massage. Dinner and overnight stay at House boats in the middle of the water, locally called "Kettuvallam.

Day 07 : Alleppey-Cochin (63 kms, 80 minutes drive by road)

On the last day of this mesmerizing tour after Breakfast transfer back to Cochin for departure back to home with beautiful memories.