KERALA - HAZE & WAVES
6 Days / 7 Nights
Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - House Boat - Cochin
In the 'HAZE & WAVES' package, you can connect the dots in a place, is abode of environmental purity situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, called Munnar. It is a genuine hill station and nature lover's paradise. Munnar is the place for lakes, streams, beautiful view of low-lying clouds and the mist filled valleys.
You will be marked by Indian Gaur, Elephants, Spotted Deer, Monkeys, etc. during the cruise in the Periyar Lake encompassed in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, away 3 hrs drive from Munnar. Your trip will continue through a village which is actually a cluster of tiny islands in the Vembanad Lake and you will visit the bird sanctuary, which is spread along the 14 acres of vast land, and is a heaven for migratory birds as well as a paradise of an ornithologist. You will be relaxed on the waves of famous kerala backwates and all the meals will be provided in the beautiful houseboat.
The Haze & Waves trip will come to an end with a short visit to the palm green commercial town of Kerala, has one of the finest natural harbours in the world, named Kochi is the gateway to Kerala. The Jewish Synagogue, The Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church & Cemetery of Vasco da Gama and The Chinese fishing nets are some of the attractions in the town.
Arrive Cochin-Munnar. Meeting on arrival and transfer to Munnar. (4:00hrs) Munnar is a very beautiful hill station, heighted 6000ft. above the sea level. On your way to Munnar, you will visit waterfalls and tea gardens, After reaching Munnar, you will check-in to the resort and will have a walk in the local market and town in the evening.
Full day visit of Munnar: Munnar – is a abode of environmental purity situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. A major centre of Kerala's tea industry is a genuine hill station and nature lover's paradise. It is surrounded by about 30 tea estates, among the highest in the world. There are enchanting high ranges, lakes and streams and beautiful view of low-lying clouds and the mist filled valleys. It has many interesting walks. Your visit includes:- Eravikulam National Park, Madupetty Dam & Lake, Echo Point, Swiss Farm Project (Entry to Swiss project is now banned, you can watch it only from outside while you drive to Echo point). The drive around Munnar is itself a sightseeing tour, which gives you one of the finest and breathtaking views of the Tea Estates
Munnar-Periyar (Thekkady). After breakfast in the morning, you will drive to Periyar (3;00 hrs drive) on the way visit tea and spice palpations. On arrival checkin in hotel Periyar. In the n the afternoon, you will experience a game-viewing cruise in the Periyar Lake. During the boat ride there, you can spot the Indian Gaur, Elephants, Spotted Deer, Monkeys, etc. and after you can have ride on elephant in a spice plantation. You will stay overnight at Periyar
Periyar-Kumarakom : Morning transfer to Kumarakom, (4;00 hrs drive) on arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free to enjoy the stay at backwater resort Kumarakom. It is a village which is actually a cluster of tiny islands in the Vembanad Lake. This is a part of the Kuttanad region. You will visit the bird sanctuary, which is spread along the 14 acres of vast land, and is a heaven for migratory birds as well as a paradise of an ornithologist. Fishing and boating facilities are also available in Kumarakom.
Kumarakom-House Boat-Alleppey: House boat pickup from hotel by 12;00 noon, then cruse in the backwaters, You will have a beautiful overnight stay at the houseboat and all the meals will be provided therein.
Alleppey-Cochin. After breakfast in the morning, you will check-out from the houseboat by 9 AM and will then drive to Cochin. (1:30 hrs drive) Afternoon visit of Cochin city Kochi - the palm green commercial town of Kerala has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. A town with a hoary past, Cochin is the gateway to Kerala. The Jewish Synagogue – built in 1568 AD contains Grand Scrolls of the Old Testament and the copper plates containing the privileges granted to the Jews by the Cochin rulers. The floor of the synagogue is paved with exquisite Chinese hand painted tiles. The Dutch Palace was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Cochin Raja in 1555 AD. 17th century murals depicting scenes from the Indian epic, the Ramayana can be seen here. St. Francis Church, built originally by the Portuguese in 1510 AD is believed to be the first church built by Europeans in India. Vasco da Gama was originally buried here. The Chinese fishing nets can be seen at the entrance of the harbour. The Chinese through trade contact taught this technique of catching fish.
Cochin departure transfer to Cochin International Airport
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