Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey - Cochin
You will be picking from Cochin Airport / Ernakulam railway station and drive to Munnar (04 Hrs drive). On the way enjoy some waterfalls and natural scenic spots. On arrival at Munnar check into Hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at the hotel will be arranged.
After breakfast spend the day with local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, "Nilgiri Thars", can be spotted. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (04 Hrs); on arrival check in to the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady - one of the world's most fascinating wild life reserves. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.
This is a quaint town flanked by the Arabian Sea in the west and has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Alleppey is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand foreign tourists every year and is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry.Places to visit: The Alleppey Beach situated in Alleppey Town is the most visited tourist destination after the backwaters. Fly a kite, get a camel ride, watch the sunset from the 60 year old Alappuzha Lighthouse, grab some street food or just sit back and enjoy the breeze!. The Revi Karunkaran Memorial Museum is famous for its exhibits of European artifacts, Swarvoski crystal and ivory. Entry fees is Rs.100/- and is open from 9am to 5pm. The museum remains closed on Mondays. Alleppey is famous for its local marketplace Mullackal Street that offers variety of shops and stalls that sell from jewelry to spices at lower prices, provided you are good at bargaining. More stalls are put up for the annual festival of the Sree Rajarajeshwari Temple located in the market premises. A variety of handicrafts and products are using coconuts, and you can discover all the creativity experimented on coconut in the International Coir Museum. The museum is open from 9am to 5pm and remains closed on Mondays. Entry fee approximately Rs.20/-. If time permits, Pathiramanal Island is also a worthwhile destination to visit in Alleppey. The island situated in a lake offers a scenic view of the thick green vegetation and is an ideal place for bird watching. Getting there is a task, so the destination is not recommended for day visitors. *Entrance fee / activity charges not included unless otherwise mentioned with inclusions. Overnight stay at Alleppey * Above rates are indicative.
After breakfast check out from the Hotel and drive to Cochin Airport / railway station (depend on your departure place) for your flight / train back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the God's Own Country.
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