Duration: 18 Nights 19 Days
Destination Coverd: Cochin – Alleppey – Riceboat – Teekoy - Munnar – Athirapally – Wayanad – Tellicherry – Nileshwar – Cochin
DAY: 01 ARRIVE COCHIN
The ultimate tour begins with India Trip Planners team members who will be overwhelmed in receiving you at Cochin airport and you will be transferred to hotel for your check in. Relax for a while as and when you reach to your hotel. Cochin sightseeing will enrich you with the remarkable history; fascinate you with its amendable culture. So, quickly take a sunset cruise ride along the backwaters of Cochin for experiencing the illuminated views of the Marine Drive and its sides. Stay overnight in the hotel.
DAY: 02 COCHIN
Today, you will visit the main tourist attractions of Cochin such as Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Spice Market, Hill Palace, St.Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica and Puthuvype Beach. To spend some romantic time with your partner you can go to Fort Kochi Beach. Later on, watch an amazing Kathakali performance which in known to be famous from its ancient times in Kerala. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
DAY: 03 COCHIN – ALLEPPEY HOUSEBOAT
This is going to be the ultimate day when you will leave for Alleppey to board onto the Houseboat. Earlier, Houseboats were known as Kettuvallams or Rice Boats which were used as ferries to carry rice, now it has come out in the modern form. You will take your lunch on the houseboat and after that, you will be taken on a cruise through the narrow canals of the Vembanad Lake. The floating markets in canoes and exotic landscapes of rolling paddy fields around all add an ethnic touch to the cruise. The stay is on houseboat itself. So, enjoy the sunset and later do peacefully the gazing of stars which can be rarely done when in crowded cities. Also, enjoy your dinner with the sounds of water gushing through and fro over the moors.
DAY: 04 ALLEPPEY – KUMARAKOM
Move to the next destination after breakfast that is Kumarakom. As per your arrival, you will check into the hotel which is already reserved for you. Get the fantastic Ayurvedic treatments of massage and spa which is being offered by the resorts and get relaxed right in the lap of nature. Enjoy the views of greenery and the fascinating beauty of the place in the evening. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
DAY: 05 KUMARAKOM
Kumarakom is situated on the shores of the tranquil Vembanad Lake which is around 14 km from Kottayam. It is the best place in whole Kerala for clicking pictures of the scenic beauty. It caters many small clusters of islands which make it more beautiful. Kumarakom has become very famous now and it attracts many tourists from all over the world; also it has grown up as a bird sanctuary. It is the best place to be upon over holidays, offering beautiful surroundings. There are many things to do additionally such as boating and fishing. On request, Canoe trips can be organized and are best enjoyed early in the morning or during the evenings. After this fun-filled day, you will return to your hotel for overnight stay.
DAY: 06 KUMARAKOM – PERIYAR
After your delightful breakfast, drive to Periyar which is also called as Thekkady on the 6th day of your trip. It is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in South India. Periyar is an area of serene lakes, dense woods, craggy hills and spice gardens. Check into the hotel as per your arrival. Relax for some time and then in the afternoon, go for sightseeing of this magical place of South India. Later, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY: 07 PERIYAR
The day is dedicated for Periyar; so after breakfast start your sightseeing with Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Here to get a view of large variety of wildlife species like Wild Elephants, Sambar Deer, Nilgiri Langur, Wild Bison, Wild Boar and also some unique birds; then take a Wildlife cruise. After finishing up with the wildlife sanctuary, explore the Hill Station and Spice Plantation where you can do certain activities like Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant ride. Later, get back to the hotel for a comfortable night stay.
DAY: 08 PERIYAR – MUNNAR
Proceed to your next destination which is Munnar after a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Munnar is a place which is full of joyous beauty. Upon arrival, get to check into the hotel. Begin the sightseeing of Munnar and in evening you can walk through the Munnar Tea Museum and also visit the Cardamom Curing Centre. Spend your night in hotel.
DAY 09 MUNNAR
Today after your breakfast, you are going to spend a full day sightseeing of this extraordinary place, Munnar. A vacation plan at Munnar will be etched in your memory for years as it consists of Emerald green hills with mist looming over them like wandering ghosts. Start by exploring Eravikulam National Park which is approximately 30 minutes away from Munnar and Nilgiri Thaars is the main attraction of this park being protected at its best. Return and explore Attukal Waterfalls, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake and Mount Carmel. After that, have your dinner at the hotel and stay for overnight.
DAY 10 MUNNAR
The morning breeze at this place giving you perfect picture when waterfalls down the hills makes a sound of numerous streams of gurgle along generating a feeling in you that you never want to go back from here. After your breakfast, we will move further to do the exploration of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Amaravati Reserve Forest, Kurinjimala Sanctuary, Anamudi Shola National Park and the Pampadum Shola National Park. A visit to all these is going to be highly educational and peaceful. In the end, explore the more quiet and scenic spot named as Devikulam Lake. One can also choose to do some other activities such as cycling, paragliding, rock climbing and much more. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY: 11 MUNNAR – ATHIRAPALLY
From Munnar, it takes nearly four hours to reach to your next planned destination that is Athirapally. In between, you will take a stopover at Guruvayoor which is the hallowed town close to Thrissur that is well-known for its fabled Shree Krishna Temple. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises is the only a hitch. But the narrow lanes with blooming trees on sides that lead to the temple is a huge treat and is just not to be missed part of your plan. Enjoy there and then as per your arrival, check into the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
DAY 12 ATHIRAPALLY
Today, the complete day is scheduled for Athirapally which is positioned at the opening point of the Sholayar forest range. After your breakfast, get on the ride to see its unparallel beauty which defies even words. We will start with its mighty waterfalls which is of over 80 ft that cascade down the rocks with a furious roar as it sprinkles you, is the best sight to behold on this Kerala trip. Then from there, we will move to explore Kauthuka Park followed by Charpa Waterfalls for an ultimate bird watching near to it. Later, return to your hotel for a comfortable stay.
DAY: 13 ATHIRAPALLY – WAYANAD
After breakfast, we will check out from Athirapally and will head towards Wayanad which is Eden, if Kerala is the God’s own country. As per your arrival, check into the hotel. Later, we will begin with the sightseeing of Wayanad which is filled with all tropical rainforests, grassy meadows, expansive tea estates and aromatic spice gardens. We will visit the imperious Edakkal caves and the Jain shrines at Wayanad. After that, enjoy your night with delicious dinner and a relaxing night stay.
DAY: 14 WILDLIFE ADVENTURE AT WAYANAD
The super fantastic 14th day of your trip on which you will be excursing the well known site of Wayanad known as “The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary”. It is home to a variety of indigenous species of animals and birds. Enjoy your safari in this wildlife sanctuary by capturing the clicks of different species. Later in the afternoon, you will drive to Kuruva Island which is a lonely group of islets spot in the middle of the River Kabini. After that, come back to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY: 15 WAYANAD – TELLICHERRY
Today you will move to Tellicherry which is also known as Thalassery is a boisterous fishing town close to the northern edge of Calicut. Check into your pre booked hotel, as per your arrival. Later on in the evening, there will be a traditional dance performance will be arranged for you named as Theyyam. Spend a night in this beautiful part of Kerala.
DAY: 16 TELLICHERRY
After your breakfast, we will visit the grand Tellicherry Fort which is structured magnificently. On returning from the fort, we will stop over at the vibrant fish markets of Tellicherry. After that, we will explore the Ramaswami Temple and then a short drive away to the picturesque and pleasing Muzhipillangad Beach. The extreme beauty and the white sand will please you with ultimate joy and happiness. Relax there for a while and then return to the hotel for a peaceful night stay.
DAY: 17 TELLICHERRY – NILESHWAR
From Tellicherry, take a journey towards Nileshwar after your breakfast at the hotel. A visit to this destination is going to be a lifetime memorable site of this complete Kerala trip. Reach Nileshwar and check into the already reserved hotel for you. Relax for some time and then do the excursion of this extraordinary place of South India. This is the best place to relax with an Ayurveda massage at a resort. In the evening, you will pay a visit to the renowned Hindustan Kalari Sangam, which is one of the oldest in the world and gives world class training in ‘Kalaripayattu’ that is the Kerala martial arts. Return to the hotel for night stay.
DAY: 18 NILESHWAR
As this is the last destination to explore, enjoy every bit of it. After your delicious breakfast, we will be taking you to the massive Neeleswaram Palace. The architecture style of this palace is remarkable. After that, we will be exploring Shree Muthappan Temple which consists of beautiful hall and shrines. In the end, you will relax at the Azhithala Beach which is the prime and beautiful spot of Nileshwar. Return back to the hotel and stay for overnight.
DAY 19 NILESHWAR – COCHIN DEPARTURE
It is the end and the goodbye moment from this tour of “Kerala with a Difference”. India Trip Planners representative will guide you to the Cochin airport to catch the return flight for your onward destination. We serve the best and maintain our values with the best in all amenities. Thank you for giving us a chance to serve you.