KERALA DELIGHT


Kerala Tea Estates

Four days / Five nights

 

Referred as the Spice Garden of India, Kerala is a beautiful state with an excellent landscape of palm-lined beaches, thick jungles, plantation-covered hills, and enthralling rivers and lakes. It is considered to be one of the cleanest and the most peaceful parts of India, with the state remaining a major source of India's bananas, rubber, cardamoms, coconuts, cashews, and ginger. The National Geographic Traveler has quoted Kerala as India's most verdant state with one of the world's 50 must see Budget Holiday destinations. The god who made Kerala had a green thumb, true to the popular Malayali saying, Kerala's rich resources have long attracted visitors from across the oceans. It is in fact here that the first seafarers set foot on Indian soil.

 

Itinerary: Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey - Cochin

 

Day 01:  Cochin - Munnar (120 km / 3 hrs) 

Arrive at Cochin airport / railway station and drive to Munnar. Enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the Cardamom hills & green carpets of tea Plantations on route. On arrival, check in at the Hotel/ Resort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure trekking around the Estate. Overnight stay at Munnar. 

 

Day 02:  Munnar 

After breakfast proceed for Munnar sightseeing. Morning visit the Mattupetty dam which is situated at an elevation of 1700m. Echo point and the Kundala Lake. Boating facilities are available at Mattupetty Dam. Afternoon visit Ernakulam National Park which is also known as Rajamalai National park is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Nilgiri Tahr can be observed very closely here. Evening free for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 03:  Munnar -Thekkady (120km–3 hrs) 

After breakfast check - out from the resort and drive to Thekkady. Arrive Thekkady and check into the hotel. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife reserves. Afternoon enjoys a boating (on own) at man made lake and this is the only wild life sanctuary in India, where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close from the safety of a boat on the lake. The probable animals to watch are Bison, Gaur, Wild Elephants, Sambhar and a wide variety of birds. Evening free for shopping. Here you can buy high quality Tea, Coffee and Spices.  Overnight at hotel

 

Day 4: Thekkady to Alleppey (180km / 5 hrs)

After breakfast checkout from the resort and drive to Alleppey. Arrive and check in at the House boat. Alleppey is also known as the “Venice of the east”, because of its intricate maze of backwaters, Canals and Bridges. This is situated along the canals and situated on the confluence of Vembanadu Lake. Overnight at the Houseboat

 

Day 5: Alleppey - Cochin Airport (65km / 2 hrs).

After breakfast, Check out from the hotel and transfer to rail station / airport in time for your onward journey.

 
Inclusion :

     Accommodation on twin sharing basis.

     Daily Breakfast.

     All meals in the houseboat

     Candle light dinner in the houseboat

     All transfers and sightseeing by using A/c vehicle.

     Driver allowance, fuel charges, parking allowances, toll.

     All taxes

 

Exclusion :

     Air fare or Train fare

     Any meals or items other than specified above.

     Any expense of a personal nature.

     Any other expenses not mentioned in inclusions