4 Nights / 5 Days
Kerala is multifaceted. The gift of scenic beauty coupled with its society which is rooted in the rich culture and fabulous heritage passed on from generation to generation makes Kerala one among the “Must See” destinations of the world. The proud history of Kerala dates back at least from 4000 C.E., when the “East” meant Malabar or Kerala for the world; when all trade routes converged here. Races came and mixed, nations from the Mediterranean, Red Sea, and Europe assembled here and built up a culture.
Arrival at Cochin. Then to Munnar. This beautiful hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. The never-ending vast expanse of tea plantations and round-the-year moderate climate makes it a little haven for visitors. Afternoon visit Rajamala- house of the highly endangered mountain goats - the Nilgiri Thars. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Munnar.
After breakfast to Echo point and Mattupetty Dam. Speed boating facilities are available here. The dam is flanked by forests and a vast expanse of grassland on one side and the Kundala tea plantation on the other. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Morning proceeds to Thekkady. By noon at Thekkady. Then proceed to Periyar lake around which the sanctuary is built, for boating (cost extra). This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing the wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat. Stay in Thekkady
The morning after breakfast drive to Kumarakam/ Alleppey. By noon check-in at the hotel. Afternoon does a couple of hours (optional- cost not included) through the legendary backwaters of Kerala. Overnight at Kumarakam/ Alleppey.
The morning after breakfast proceed to Cochin airport for an onward journey
The ends of the tour here. Sketch India Journey thanks you for this trip and wishes you the best for your journeys ahead.