A week of sampling some of Kerala's favorite tourist destinations. From the quaint heritage harbor town of Cochin, travelling upward into the spicy cool of the Cardamom Hills for a tour of tea plantations and a trek through the wildlife sanctuary of Periyar, descend to the banks of the Alleppey backwaters and relax watching the world drift by.
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Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Route: Cochin -Munnar -Periyar -Alleppey -Cochin
You will be greeted by a KeralaToursco Representative and driven to to your hotel. Spend the day seeing the sights which may include a visit to the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica or a boat tour of the harbor islands. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kathakali Dance overlooking the Cochin Harbor.
After breakfast, you'll be driven through the Cardamom Hills up to Munnar - famous for rolling hillsides of tea plantations. Dinner and overnight in Munnar.
Spend the day sightseeing - trek up into the clouds, go rock climbing and rappeling, go on an elephant safari, take a paddleboat ride on Shikara Lake, visit the Atukkad Waterfalls and Mattupetti Dam, take in the old-world charm of the Chithirapuram tea plantation.
Take another wonderfully scenic drive through the hilly countryside en route to Periyar. Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve. Spend the evening exploring nearby Kumily where every spice grown in Kerala is sold - you'll know you've arrived by the aromatic atmosphere.
Enjoy the downhill drive into the backwaters of Alleppey where you'll spend the next two nights. Kick back and relax on the shores of this beautiful backwater slice of paradise.
Spend the day taking in life on the waterways of Kerala - rent a canoe or cruise in a houseboat, buy the catch-of-the-day from floating fish vendors for your hotel cook to prepare, hop on/hop off to experience the local scenes along the way, treat yourself to tender coconut juice and tropical fruits, relax to the sounds of nature throughout your stay.
You will be driven to your point of departure in Cochin.
Extend or Customize Your Tour
We would be happy to assist with additional travel and hotel arrangements. Changes to this tour can be added as an inclusive part of the package.
Rooms are on a twin sharing basis
Daily breakfast included
All hotels are in the Standard range - all modern amenities are provided including attached private bathrooms with hot/cold water.
Note: If you prefer higher standard accommodations we would be happy to make the arrangements.