Kerala Splendor with Houseboat – 7 Nights / 8 Days
Kerala Splendor with Houseboat: Take this journey of exploration of the culture rich and green land of Kerala with us.
Day 01 – Arrival in Cochin
Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive towards hotel to check-in. Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 02 – Drive from Cochin to Munnar (120 km/approx. 4.5 hours)
After breakfast, enjoy city tour covering Mattancherry Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old & drive past Chinese fishing Nets. Later drive to Munnar – Munnar hills situated at an altitude of 5000 to 8000 Ft above sea level and are situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. This beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Govt. in South India. Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Arrive & check in to your hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Day 03 – Sightseeing in Munnar
Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Munnar. In the morning, visit the Tea Museum in the Nallathani Estate of Tata Tea, which showcases some of the exquisite and interesting aspects of the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Munnar. This Tea Museum houses curios, photographs and machinery. Also visit Mattupetty, located about 13 km from Munnar. Mattupetty is known for its dam and the beautiful lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides (on direct payment). Later visit the Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake… the mountain slopes here are thick with undulating, evergreen tea plantations. The shimmering blue lake is the most photographed part of Kundala. Take a stroll in the tea estate, and enjoy the refreshing mountain breeze. Here you can view the entire process of making tea, right from plucking of tealeaves to their processing. Return to your hotel & spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Day 04 – Munnar – Thekkady (127 kms / approx. 4 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Thekkady is synonymous to uninterrupted hills, rich biodiversity and spice plantations. The place is best known for the Periyar National Park. In the afternoon, visit spice plantation. Return to the hotel .Overnight stay in Thekkady.
Day 05 – Drive from Thekkady – Kumarakom (120 kms / approx. 4 hour)
After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom – a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 06 – Leisure in Kumarakom
After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure in Kumarakom. Alternatively you may choose to explore Kumarakom through activities like swimming, fishing, boating, meditation and yoga on chargeable basis. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 07 – Kumarakom – Alleppey (30 kms / approx. 1 hour)
Proceed to Alleppey by road after breakfast. After arrival, check-in at the houseboat in backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey is a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the rest of the day cruising through beautiful backwaters. Overnight at the Alleppey houseboat.
Day 08 – Departure from Cochin (80 kms / approx. 2.5 hour)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home. End of our services.