Catch the sun set with the chinese nets as a backdrop, meander through the eclectic markets, go elephant spotting in the wild, enjoy the local tea brews, and sample the local cuisine.
Duration : 10 Days
Route : Kochi → Munnar → Thekkady / Periyar → Alappuzha → Kumarakom → Kochi
Days 1-2 Kochi (Cochin)
Kochi (Cochin), a major port city on the west coast of Kerala, straddles the backwaters, encompassing the northern end of a peninsula, several islands and a portion of the mainland.
Top attractions include Chinese fishing nets, Hill Palace Museum, Dutch Palace, Santa Cruz Basillica, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogoue, Fort Kochi, Princess Street, and Chendamangalam Palace Fort.
Day 3 Munnar
Munnar is a beautiful hill station, is famous for its tea plantations, many of them started by the British.
Eravikulam national park is one of the main tourist attractions, where you can spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Treks to Rajamala is also a popular for those who enjoy the outdoors. The region is rich in wildlife, which includes Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants.
Popular attractions include Atukkad Waterfalls, Chithirapuram, Blossom Park, and Pothamedu View Point.
Days 4-5 Thekkady / Periyar
Thekkady is enchanting place with winding roads, tranquil countrysides, rich plantations and thick forests.
The Periyar National Park, centered around a large lake, supports a diverse range of animals including 62 species of mammals, 320 species of birds, 45 species of reptiles, 27 species of amphibians, and 38 species of fishes.
Enjoy safaris and walks in the park and end your evenings with an Ayurveda massage.
Days 6-7 Alappuzha (Allepey)
Alappuzha is inlaid with numerous channels that support its thriving backwater tourism. It is one of the best places to go on a houseboat cruise along the backwaters.
Alleppey is known for its snake-boat race held on the second Saturday of August.
Top attractions include Sreekrishna Swamy Temple, Karimadi Kuttan, and Marari beach.
Days 8-9 Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a cluster of small islands on the Vembanad backwaters with a plethora of branched water bodies all lined by beautiful, thick, lush greenery. The coconut trees which line the horizon add to the perfect tropical landscape.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary), on the banks of Vembanad Lake, is an ornithologist’s paradise and a favorite haunt for migratory birds.
Day 10 Kochi (Cochin)
Explore some of the remaining attractions before heading for your connection.