Have breakfast in the hotel. Check out and get driven to Munnar. The drive takes you through the scenically vibrant valley of the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats. Reach Munnar and check in at the pre booked hotel. Get ready to visit some of the famous Natural attractions of Munnar. There are a number of tourist attractions in the hill station of Munnar. Travelers can have panoramic view of the verdant surroundings and forested hills. Walking and hiking around the small town of Munnar offer an exhilarating experience.
Visit of the tea museum
Eranikulam National Park
In the evening come back to the hotel for overnight stay.
It's a journey through extensive tea and spice plantations and for most part of our journey; the air is rendered with the fragrance of tea and spices. Munnar, a hill station on the Western Ghats is beautifully situated at the confluence of three rivers - the Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
After breakfast at Cochin, get driven to Thekkady. Reach Thekkady and check in your pre booked hotel. Enjoy the amazing whether there. Go to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy seeing the wild animals strolling around. You will be taken for spice plantation tour. In the evening come back to the hotel for overnight stay.
The evening will be free for leisure activities. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Go for a spice plantation visit. Spice Plantation Tour Spices have always been an important part of life in Kerala. Spices also play an important role in the Kerala cuisine, non-ayruvedic medicine and cosmetics. Periyar is, due to its location in the lower mountains around 1000 metres above sea level, blessed with numerous types of spices. Consequently, the spice plantation tour is in one of the most important activities outside the reserve that a visitor can engage in. It is an opportunity to see why the Kerala cuisine is so different from most of the other Indian cuisines. The tour gives you a chance to enjoy cardamom, pepper, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and many other varieties of spices and medicinal plants.
Periyar: Periyar is located in Idukki district of Kerala. It is at the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu. It is at a distance of 195 Km from Cochin. By road it is 5 hours journey from Cochin. Nearest town is Kumali. From Cochin one has to travel via Pala then Pokununam and then Mundakayam. After corssing the Mundakayam bridge the roads starts climbing hills. Thekkady is famous for Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is open from 6.00 AM to evening 6.00 PM. Out of total 777 sq.km area 360 sq.km is thick evergreen forest. Pariyar Wildlife sanctuary declared as Tiger Reserve in 1978.
Periyar Lake: This Lake was conceived by A British engineer, Col. V. Pennycuick who was the then chief engineer of Madras Presidency. This boat cruise is open from morning 7 PM to afternoon 4 PM and is of approximately 2 hours duration. You will be moving around the lake. KTDC and forest departments run the boats in this lake. One can also join for Nature Walk, Border Hiking, Jungle Safari, Bamboo rafting, Jungle Patrol, The Periyar tiger trail, elephant ride and bullock cart safari, plantation and sightseeing.
Spice Garden: There are many spice gardens around this beautiful area. One has to spend two hours to understand different types of spice plants available around this area. Ayurvedic Oil messages are another special service available here.
After morning breakfast check out and get driven to your pre-booked hotel at Kumarakom. Reach there and check in at the pre booked hotel. Kumarakom is famous for its back waters and natural beauty. You will be taken to see the attractions of Kumarakom. Or you can have Rest of the day You are free to enjoy all the amenities the resort has to offer and maybe indulge yourself in wonderful Ayurvedic massages on direct payment basis.
Sunset Cruise on the Vembandu Lake. Cruise along the Vembanadu Lake & through the narrow canals that cress-cross the typical Kerala Village, rich with green paddy fields and verdant coconut trees and is a thrilling experience.
After breakfast check out and get driven to Alleppey to board the houseboat which will cruise through various canals of backwaters of Kerala. Check in at the pre booked house boat. Enjoy this beautiful experience for rest of the day and relax. Stay overnight at the house boat.
Houseboat: The Houseboats of Kerala are a new addition to the travel and tourism of the state's backwaters. These crafts, measuring up to 120 feet in length, retrieved from the age old cargo vessels of the State. Once they ruled the backwaters, poled along by one or two men, heavily loaded with rice, coconut and other commodities. But in the recent times, these big vessels have been replaced by more and modern modes of transport, relegating them to neglect and decay. But like the phoenix it again raises to the attention of the modern world, with a difference this time the cargo is comfort and rippling relaxation. It takes great skill and meticulousness to construct these giant houseboats by tying huge planks of jack wood together. Curiously enough, not a single nail is used in their making of a houseboat. There used to be an entire clan of artisans who were involved in house boat construction. Today, an innovative holiday idea has restored these majestic representatives of a unique culture and with them their makers. The Kerala houseboats that cruise these emerald waterways are an improvisation on the large country barges, which were an essential part of the land's ethos in days gone by. Modified to meet a novel concept of holidaying, the Kettuvalloms (houseboats) are comfortably furnished with an open lounge, one or two bath attached bedrooms and a kitchenette, and are extremely eco friendly, merging smoothly into the panorama. Every houseboat is manned by a crew of 3 men, usually a cook, guide and oarsman. House boating can be the most relaxing experience for any age, size or type of people. The following are a few suggestions and ideas are the result of many years of experience, and with an intension to help make your trip more fun. What works for one person does not necessarily work for another, so you may find only bits and pieces of this useful to you. Feel free to use your imagination to expand your experience on a lazy houseboat trip in any way you can think of. The idea is to have fun, and there are lots of ways to do it.