Colours of Kerala
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar - Cochin
On arrival at Cochin Airport our Tour Executive welcomes you and assist you further transfer to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Half day sightseeing in Cochin including Jewish synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, Mattancheri palace, Fort Cochin beach, Jew Street. Later witness the famous Kathakali performance (optional)/ harbour cruise (optional) covering Islands, Cochin backwater and Cochin shipyard in the evening. Over night stay at Cochin.
Day 02:Cochin - Munnar(126kms)
After an early breakfast proceed to Munnar, a peaceful hill station having impeccable beauty. On your way enjoy beautiful streams, small waterfalls, rubber, pepper, cardamom and tea plantations and thick forests. Visit Tata tea museum at the Nallathanni Estate in Munnar. Check in to resort. Enjoy the leisure activities in the resort. Over night stay at Munnar.
Morning proceed on a drive through the picturesque countryside of Munnar. Visit the Raja Mala the highest peak in Munnar, the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr, Panther, Sambhar etc. Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm, Echo point, Kundala dam, tea and coffee plantations and the town market where you can go for spice shopping etc. Enjoy another overnight stay at your resort.
Day 04: Munnar - Thekkady
This morning, drive from the land of tea plantations into the heart of the spice hills in Thekkady. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy a walk through the bustling spice market of Kumily village in Thekkady or you have the option of taking a boat cruise on Lake Periyar which is the best way to locate wildlife in Periyar Sanctuary. Over night stay at hotel.
Day 05: Thekkady
After breakfast you can go for sightseeing of Thekkady. The sanctuary watch towers: There are three watchtowers for observing wild life - at Edappalayam , Manakkavala and Thannikudi. Kumily: This plantation town, closely associated with Thekkady, is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Sanctuary. It is an important shopping centre and spice trade centre, the main bus station and most of the medium range accommodation in the Periyar region is in Kumily. Murikkady: Washed in fresh spice scented air, Murikkady is a panorama of cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations. Pandikuzhi: This picturesque place is cradled between Chellarkovil and the Tamil Nadu State border is a popular picnic spot. Pandikuzhi offers great opportunities for trekking and is a photographer's delight.
Day 06:Thekkady - Alleppey Houseboat
Check in to your House Boat. A cruise along the palm-fringed waterways, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples, churches, ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies and coconut groves of Kerala in a luxury houseboat will be a most enchanting holiday experience for you. Your crew will prepare delicious food on board. In the houseboat you can try gliding, exploring, fishing, bird watching or just lazing in the sun. Over night stay at House Boat.
Day 07: Alleppey - Kumarakom
In the morning you will be transferred to your resort in Kumarakom. The rest of the day is free to absorb the serenity of your beautiful resort. Kumarakom the charming emerald peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent Vembanad Lake takes you into the heart of the scenic lake where you'll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes. Sightseeing in Kumarakom include Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Day 08: Kumarakom – Cochin - Bhubaneswar
After breakfast check out from the hotel for your return drop off at Cochin airport for your journey back home with sweet memories of holidays.
Tour Includes :
- • Return Airfare Bhubaneswar –Cochin – Bhubaneswar
- • 01 Night accommodation in Cochin
- • 02 Nights accommodation in Munnar
- • 02 Nights accommodation in Thekkady
- • 01 Night accommodation in Alleppy House Boat
- • 01 Night accommodation in Kumarakom
- • All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by Luxury vehicle
- • Breakfast & Dinner in Hotel
- • Boate cruise in Periyar Lake
Extra Charges Apply :
- • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- • Tips, Laundry, Room service, Phone Calls
- • Guide fee, camera fee, Soft or Hard drinks, Starters.
- • Medical & Travel insurance