Cochin Day – 1
Pick up from Cochin airport. Drive to city hotel (35 kms). Check in at hotel. Relax at the hotel.
Munnar (135 kms-4 hrs) Day – 2
After breakfast proceed to Munnar, a small hill station located at 1600 M above sea level and which was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. . Here, more than 12000 hectares of lush, manicured tea fields form an irresistible canvas. Check in at the Hotel/Resort. Afternoon visit the Tea Museum which houses an interesting array of relics and artifacts of the past. At the adjacent tea processing unit one can see the various stages of tea manufacture and the intricacies of tea-tasting which is an educative experience. Open 10 am to 4 pm. Evening return back to hotel.
Day - 3
After breakfast visit the Eravikulam National park in Rajamalai (18 kms) and home to the largest population of the endangered nilgiri tahr (wild goats). This 97 sq. Km park, a former hunting preserve of the British planters today exemplifies wildlife conservation at its best. The incredibly agile Nilgiri Tahr is today the pride of Munnar and its mascot. Afternoon visit the Madupetty Dam, Echopoint & Kundale Lake. Night return back to resort.
Thekkady (110 km-3 hrs) Day – 4
Check out from hotel and proceed to Thekkady. Thekkady is situated in the southern segment of the Western Ghats in the Cardamom Hills at an altitude of 900 to 6000 ft. The Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the 18 hot spots in the world recognized for their biodiversity. Check in at resort. Early afternoon go on a guided plantation tour into a spice plantation where pepper, cardamom, vanilla, etc is grown. Evening back to the resort. Enjoy a boat ride in the lake to see wildlife in their natural habitat at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake.
Alleppey(160 kms – 4 hrs) Day - 5
After breakfast proceed to Alleppey. At noon board the traditional houseboat and start the long and meandering ride through the unique backwaters of Kerala in a thatched roof houseboat. The houseboat is an improvisation of the large country barges, which were an essential part of the land's ethos in days gone by. The kettuvalloms (houseboats) are comfortably furnished with an open lounge, bath attached bedroom and a kitchenette, and are extremely eco friendly. Every houseboat is manned by a crew - chef, guide and oarsman. Winding through the vast expanse of the paddy fields and tiny hamlets and palm fringed narrow canals is an unforgettable experience. Night at the houseboat.
Cochin (67 kms- 1 ½ hrs) Day - 6
After breakfast, proceed to Cochin. Check in at hotel. Afternoon take a guided tour through the tree lined avenues and quaint little lanes of Fort Cochin and you will see the St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing nets on the Fort Cochin Beach and the Dutch Cemetery. Then drive to Mattancherry (1 ½ kms) and see the murals at the Dutch Palace and the 400-year-old Jewish Synagogue. Evening watch a cultural show of fort/art forms of South India.
Day - 7After breakfast free for shopping or other personal activities. Late evening drop at Cochin airport