Almost saved a week of accumulated leaves at work and the kids have finished their annual exams?? Wondering where to go and take your family for a little bit of fresh air and soothe all eyes with lush greenery?? Just take this breathtaking 06D KOCHI TO KUMARAKOM TOUR via lush greenery in Munnar, wildlife in Thekkady and backwaters of Kumarakom.
The best places to visit in Kerala: Munnar, Thekaddy, Kumarakom/Alleppey will captivate you with their varied smells, scenes, sounds, culture and cuisine. Visit Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets and Cherai beach in Kochi. Enjoy wildlife in Eravikulam National park, Lakkam waterfalls and Mattupetty Dam in Munnar. Visit Periyar Lake in Thekaddy. For a more profound experience, you can opt for these killer optional shows: Kalaripayattu, Kathakali dance, Ayurvedic massage, Elephant ride, Spice plantation tour in Thekkady. Enjoy the backwaters of Kumarakom on a motorboat cruise.
The landscape will refresh and the unique south-Indian cuisine will titillate the taste buds. A memorable trip to get you back on the rails of regular life and a refreshing reprieve for your family.
The distance between Kochi and Munnar is 129.1Km & driving time is 3-4 hrs. | The distance between Munnar and Thekaddy is 91.3 Km & the driving time is 4-5 hrs | The distance between Thekkady and Kumarakom is 132.7 Km & the driving time is 4-5 hrs | The distance between Kumarakom and Kochi is 48 Km & the driving time is 1-2 hrs.
01 Night in Cochin
02 Nights in Munnar
01 Night in Thekkady
01 Night in Kumarakom/Alleppy
Day 1: Arrival in Cochin
On arrival at Cochin airport, proceed to the hotel. After check-in, proceed for a city tour covering Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing nets, Dutch Palace and Antique shops. Evening to Cherai beach. Overnight at Cochin.
Day 2: Transfer to Munnar (Tea Garden & Hill station)
After breakfast, proceed to Munnar. This beautiful hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. The never ending vast expanse of tea plantations and the round the year moderate climate makes it a little haven for visitors. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is on leisure. Overnight at Munnar.
Day 3: Munnar - Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit the Rajamalai National park- house of the highly endangered mountain goats - the Nilgiri Tahrs. Then proceed to the Lakkam waterfalls which is accessible by a short trek through the forest. In the afternoon visit the Echo point and Mattupetty Dam; speedboat facilities are available here (optional- cost not included). The dam is flanked by forests and the vast expanse of grassland on one side and the Kundala tea plantation on the other. Overnight at Munnar.
Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady (Wildlife sanctuary & Spice plantation).
After breakfast, proceed to Thekkady. By noon reach Thekkady and check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit the Periyar Lake, around which the wildlife sanctuary is built, for boating. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing the wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat. Overnight in Thekkady.
Day 5: Thekkady - Kumarakom/ Alleppey (Backwaters)
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom/ Alleppey. By noon check in at the hotel. In the afternoon do a couple of hours motorboat cruise (optional- cost not included) through the legendary backwaters of Kerala. On the way, you will witness a full range of mind-boggling scenery. Evening on leisure. Overnight at Kumarakom/ Alleppey.
Day 6: Kumarakom /Alleppey - Cochin.
After breakfast, proceed to Cochin airport/railway station for onward journey.