Colors of Kerala Tour
Duration : 07 Night / 08 Days
Destinations Covered: Kochi (Cochin), Munnar, Kumarakom, Houseboat, Athirapally, Kochi
Day 01: Kochi: Welcome to God’s own Country! Colors of Kerala You will be received at Kochi airport, assisted and transferred straight to your hotel. After brief leisure, you may visit the colourful old spice market and markets on M.G. Road. Evening you may enjoy Sunset cruise followed by a traditional Kathakali dance performance.
Day 02: Kochi – Munnar (148 kms – 4 ½ hrs drive): Morning after breakfast proceed towards Munnar, undoubtedly one among the most famous destinations of Kerala. Enjoy your days in sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains of the lofty Western ghats. En-route you will visit Spice Plantations, Valara & Cheeyappara waterfalls. On arrival at Munnar, check-in at your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.
Day 03: Munnar: After a sumptuous breakfast, proceed for a tour to Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats also called as the “Nilgiri Tahr”. Later you may explore the fascinating sights around Mattupetty Dam. You may also enjoy boating and horse riding at Mattupetty Lake. You may also enjoy trekking and bird watching in The Shola forests. Afterwards visit Echo Point, View Point & Tea Gardens.
Day 04: Munnar – Kumarakom (158 kms. – 4 hrs. drive): Morning after breakfast you will be transferred straightway to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in the Kuttanad region and renowned for its natural beauty. It is an ideal base to experience the typical Kerala lifestyle. On arrival, check in at your backwaters resort situated in the heart of emerald backwaters. Remaining day is at your own discretion to enjoy different water sports and Ayurvedic massages at your resort.
Day 05: Houseboat: At appropriate time houseboat will report at your resort. Later check in at your beautifully decorated houseboat (Kettuvallam) to begin your journey through enchanting backwaters. The houseboat cruise in backwaters is among the most exciting tourism products of Kerala. Since Kerala has large stretches of backwaters with plenty of natural sceneries (but only few interesting monuments for sightseeing), sailing through the houseboat makes it a wonderful experience. Enjoy the day sailing through the narrow emerald backwater canals of Kumarakom/Alleppey. Stay overnight in your luxury houseboat.
Day 06: Kumarakom – Athirapally (150 kms./4 hrs drive): Morning you will be transferred straightway to Athirapally, situated on the edge of Sholayar forest range. The main highlight of Athirapally is the breathtaking 80 ft high waterfall which is often referred as the “Niagara Falls of India”. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Remaining day is at your own discretion.
Day 07: Athirapally: During the day visit Thumpurmuzhi Gardens and Charpa & Vazhachal Waterfalls. You may enjoy fishing in the river or may visit a tribal village during the evening.
Day 08: Kochi departure (78 kms – 02½ hrs drive): At appropriate time you will be transferred to Kochi airport for your onward journey. The tour ends.
Colors of Kerala