7 Nights & 8 Days
Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats mountain range. Munnar is also called the “Kashmir of South India” and is a popular honeymoon destination in Kerala.
The region has been inhabited by hunter-gatherer tribals like the Malayarayan and Muthuvan for thousands of years. Tradition states that Colonel Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington, was the first British person to pass through Munnar during Tippu Sultan’s campain in Travancore, but this is unsubstantiated. The first survey of the terrain was undertaken by Benjamin Swayne Ward in 1816-1817, who followed the Periyar into the Western Ghats of Kerala and established a camp at the confluence of three rivers, from which the name of Munnar is derived.
There are four major directions in Munnar; Mattupatty Direction, Thekkedy Direction, Adimaly Direction and Coimbatore Direction. The climate and tea plantations are the main reason for tourism in Munnar. Tourists come here to see the plush green carpet that is strewn all around. The tourist count increases every year with a major number during the months of April–May when summer vacations begin across the country. In 2018, a huge number of tourists is expected during the months of August–September when the kurinji blooms once in 12 years.
You will be picking from Cochin Airport / Ernakulam railway station and take to the hotel. Spend the afternoon with local sightseeing in and around Cochin - the Queen of Arabian Sea, this is one of the finest natural harbors in the World and was one of the major centers for commerce and trade with British, Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, etc. Sightseeing attractions in Cochin include Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay is arranged in Cochin
Our representative will receive you at Cochin airport/Railway station and you will be transferred to Munnar, the extroverted tea garden hill station of kerala. Reach Munnar and check into the resort. Later in the evening visit Tea Museum. Learn how the tea is extracted from its raw stage to final. For the rest of time get yourself wrapped by the majestic nature. Overnight stay is arranged at the hotel in Munnar.
Explore more in Munnar during the second day in Munnar. After breakfast, proceed to visit the Eravikulam National Park "where you get to see the endangered Nilgiri Tahr”. Later on proceed to visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point etc. Back to the hotel after an exciting day. Overnight stay s arranged at the hotel in Munnar.
Morning after breakfast , continue your journey to Thekkady reaching there in few hours. Check into the resort and relax. Later on proceed for a spice plantation tour. Explore wide variety of spices in kerala. You may also shop few varieties. Travel by boat on the Periyar Lake to spot the elephants and avifauna for which this reserve is well known. Boat cruises and sunrise and sunset are particularly recommended. Back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast , continue your journey to Alleppey. Reach Alleppey and board into the houseboat by 12 noon. Relax and enjoy whilst the houseboat cruises through the waterways. By 13:30 hrs, houseboat will stop for lunch on board 14:30 hrs it will continue its cruise covering the vast stretch of backwaters. Relish tea and snacks onboard. By 18:00 hours houseboat will drop an anchor for an unforgettable night in the backwaters.
After breakfast, check out from the Hotel / houseboat and drive to Kovalam (04 Hrs Drive); on arrival check-in into hotel. Kovalam is one of the prime beach destinations in India. Enjoy the evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Kovalam Beach. Overnight is to be spent at hotel.
After Breakfast explore different beaches of Kovalam. Kovalam is one of the prime beach destinations in India. Enjoy the evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Kovalam Beach. Overnight is to be spent at hotel.
After breakfast at 8 AM, houseboat will start cruising again. Houseboat will drop you at Alleppey Jetty by 9 AM. Timely transfer to Cochin airport/Railway station for a safe and comfortable departure