Kerala Hill Station And Backwater Private Tour
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Product Code : AGORA750
Discover the enchanting landscapes and culture of Kerala with our exclusive private tour. Begin in the lush hill station of Munnar, where tea plantations and wildlife abound. Journey to Thekkady to experience the rich wildlife of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and savor traditional performances. Then, unwind on a houseboat cruise through the serene backwaters of Kumarakom or Alleppey. This personalized tour offers a captivating blend of nature, wildlife, traditions, and relaxation, allowing you to immerse yourself in the diverse wonders of Kerala. Explore "God's Own Country" on your own terms with this unforgettable journey.
Day 1: Arrival in Kochi - Transfer to Athirapally (40kms)
Upon your arrival at Kochi International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative. After a brief introduction, you will embark on a scenic drive to Athirapally, a tranquil and scenic destination known for its lush forests and stunning waterfalls. Check in at your hotel and take some time to relax. In the afternoon, explore the magnificent Athirapally Falls, a stunning waterfall surrounded by lush greenery. Witness the grandeur of this natural wonder before returning to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Athirapally to Munnar via Cheyyappara Falls (140kms)
After a hearty breakfast, you will depart for Munnar, a hill station known for its tea plantations, lush landscapes, and cool climate. En route, you will visit the Cheyyappara Falls, famous for their cascading beauty. Once in Munnar, check in at your hotel and unwind. In the evening, visit the Tea Museum, where you can delve into the history and art of tea-making. Participate in a tea-tasting session and savor the various flavors. Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3: Munnar Exploration
Your day begins with a visit to the Eravikulam National Park, a protected area home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Enjoy a guided trek through the park's picturesque landscapes, giving you an opportunity to spot various species of flora and fauna. Following the trek, visit the Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and the beautiful tea gardens of Munnar. The day is filled with awe-inspiring nature and scenic beauty. Return to your hotel in Munnar for a restful night.
Day 4: Munnar to Thekkady (100kms)
After a wholesome breakfast, you will leave for Thekkady, a nature lover's paradise known for its wildlife and spice plantations. En route, you will visit Ramakkalmedu, a scenic hill station renowned for its panoramic views of the Western Ghats. Upon your arrival in Thekkady, check in at your hotel and relax. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to witness a captivating Kalaripayattu performance, a traditional martial art form, and enjoy a Kathakali dance show. Spend a peaceful night at your Thekkady hotel.
Day 5: Thekkady Exploration
Today is dedicated to experiencing the rich wildlife of Thekkady. You will embark on a boat ride on the serene Periyar Lake, nestled within the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This cruise offers an opportunity to spot elephants, deer, wild boars, and a variety of bird species in their natural habitat. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of a spice plantation, where you can explore the aromatic world of spices and herbs. Gain insight into their cultivation, processing, and importance in Indian cuisine. Return to your Thekkady hotel for a restful night.
Day 6: Thekkady to Kumarakom or Alleppey (160kms)
Bid farewell to Thekkady and set out for Kumarakom or Alleppey, famous for their serene backwaters. Upon reaching your destination, check in at a luxurious backwater resort and immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings. You can take a leisurely stroll along the backwaters or simply unwind, surrounded by the tranquility of nature. Enjoy the unique experience of staying by the backwaters, appreciating their beauty.
Day 7: Backwater Houseboat Cruise - Return to Kumarakom or Alleppey
Today, you will embark on an enchanting houseboat cruise through the backwaters of Kumarakom or Alleppey. These leisurely-paced cruises offer the perfect opportunity to witness the picturesque landscapes, palm-fringed canals, and traditional villages. As you glide along the serene waterways, you will be treated to delicious traditional Kerala cuisine prepared by the onboard chef. After the cruise, you will return to your backwater resort, where you can spend the evening at your own pace, enjoying the serene surroundings.
Day 8: Kumarakom or Alleppey to Cochin (60kms)
It's time to bid farewell to the backwaters and head to Cochin, a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage. Check in at your hotel and embark on a city tour of Cochin. Explore the historic Fort Kochi area, stroll along the scenic waterfront, and visit popular attractions such as the Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, and the Jewish Synagogue. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to witness a captivating Kathakali dance performance, a classical dance-drama unique to Kerala. Enjoy the performance before returning to your Cochin hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 9: Cochin Exploration - Departure
After a delicious breakfast, you will have some free time to explore Cochin at your own pace. You can visit local markets, indulge in some shopping for souvenirs, or take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Fort Kochi. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the city by exploring its historical landmarks, such as the Dutch Palace and the Paradesi Synagogue. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling spice markets and savor some authentic Kerala cuisine. Later, our representative will transfer you to Cochin International Airport as per your flight schedule, marking the end of your memorable journey through Kerala.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 8 Nights' accommodation in below mentioned selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at all hotels.
- Day cruise in Alleppey with lunch onboard.
- Private air-conditioned MUV car (Toyota Innova) for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
- English speaking tour guide for 1 day city tour of Munnar, 1 day city tour of Thekkady & 1 day sightseeing in Cochin.
- Tea Estate visit and tea testing tour in Munnar.
- Spice plantation tour in Thekkady.
- Monument entrances mentioned in the itinerary.
- Activities charges mentioned in the itinerary including Martial Arts for self-defense & Kathakali Dance show & 1 hour canoe ride in narrow canals in Alleppey.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
- Any flight fare.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.