See the natural wonders of Kerala - hiking in the forests of Munnar, climbing the gentle hills of the Western Ghats to panoramic views, jungle walks through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, bamboo rafting on Periyar Lake, cruising through the tropical backwaters about a private houseboat - a great way to explore the wonder of nature in Gods Own Country - visit Kerala this holiday to see the wonders!
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Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Route: Cochin -Munnar -Periyar -Alleppey
You will be met in Cochin by a Kerala ToursCo Representative and you'll be driven through the Cardamom Hills up to Munnar - famous for rolling hillsides of tea plantations. Overnight in Munnar.
Take an early morning trek up the magnificent trails of the Chokmudi Hills which offers spectacular view of the Western Ghats. Later, return to your hotel and enjoy an evening visit to the Tea Museum. Spend some time exploring the town visiting the local spice markets.
Today trek up to Meesapulimala (The Mountain of the Whiskered Tiger). This particular trek passes through high altitude cloud pine forests, across rolling grasslands, along flowing mountain streams and into spectacular valleys. Most likely there will be sightings of elephants and gaur (India bison). Return to your hotel for an evening of relaxation
Take another wonderfully scenic drive through the hilly countryside en route to Periyar where you'll explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a Guided Jungle Walk. Later, enjoy a Guided Tour of a Tea Plantation and end the day on short ride atop an elephant. Spend the evening relaxing. Overnight in Periyar.
Embark on a full day bamboo rafting and jungle hiking. The rafting will take you through Periyar Lake for views of the sanctuary forest and jungle. Armed Forest Guards will accompany you throughout the jungle/forest hike. Overnight in Periyar.
Today visit Gavi, a quiet, beautiful and pristine forest haven. These evergreen forests are abundant with magnificent Wildlife including the tiger, elephants, leopards, bears, Indian gaur, sambar, barking & Mouse deers, lion tailed macaque, other varieties of monkeys, Nilgiri Marten and a lot more and Gavi is home to over 320 species of birds. Drive through park with a local guide to reach forest lodge in Gavi (1.5 -2 hours). Breakfast will be served then a walk through the forest (2-3 hours). After lunch a short boat ride on the lake and then drive back through park and return to hotel. (Lunch and tea included in the visit). Overnight in Periyar.
Enjoy the scenic drive down the Cardamom Hills to the Alleppey backwaters and board your private deluxe houseboat for an overnight cruise. All houseboats, regardless of category, have highly personalized service including an on-board chef who will no doubt create some of the best food you'll find on the entire tour. Meander around the boat, perch yourself on top and observe the peaceful way of backwaters life, pull up next to a fishing boat and buy a fresh catch, stop off for fresh coconut juice, relax in the back open-ended sitting room and drift away to the morning. Overnight on board.
Transfer to Cochin to your point of departure.
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