Departure & Return Location - Kochi or TrivandrumDeparture Time :: 3 Hours Before Flight Time
Cherai and Munnar are two important attractive destinations among Kerala’s many travel destinations. You can enjoy the beauty of both the beaches and backwaters of God’s own country together in Cherai. This sun-kissed beach provides a major relaxing destination along with beach sports and activities. Also, enjoy plenty of seafood while you are in this place. Munnar is a blessed hill station with attractive hill ranges, tea gardens, plantations, sky, streams, animals, and birds. In Thekkady, you can see the largest tiger reserve in the Periyar national park. The parks protect a variety of rare and endangered wild beasts and birds in their natural environment.
Cherai is a most visited beach in Kerala. This place is a blend of sea and backwaters. The sandy shores of this beach with a length of 15 km make it suitable for swimming and sunbathing. In Munnar, enjoy trekking through the muddy trails in the hill stations and go for fun activities like mountain biking, rock climbing, etc. And if you are seeking relaxation and calm this place is good for that too. As you reach Thekkady, you can visit 925 square kilometers spread Periyar National Park. This park is also known as Periyar Tiger Reserve and has a collection of a variety of animals, including a large number of elephants, deer, leopards, Bison, etc. apart from different tigers. Spending one day and night in Houseboat in the middle of the water lounging through the canals and streams makes an incredible experience.
Arrive at Cochin. Our cab driver will pick you up from the airport or railway station and take you to the relaxing beach destination, Cherai. This tropical paradise located 25 km away from Cochin is a bliss of nature with an amazing beach bordered by long coconut palms, paddy fields, fresh delicious seafood, and backwaters. You’ll be transferred to your resort. After check-in, you can rest for some time and later in the evening spend your time on the beach enjoying and watching the sunset. Pleasant stay at the beach resort overnight.
In the morning after breakfast, our cab driver will take you to Munnar, the most romantic hill station of Kerala. Sights on the way include CHEEYAPPARA and VALARA WATERFALLS. Cheeyappara waterfall is on your way 45km before you reach Munnar. Rock on which fall flows forms seven steps on the way, making the waterfall a spectacular vision by water pounding on each layer. And in a 12 km distance before Munnar, you can see Valara falls from the highway itself. The waterfall is covered by thick forest and rocky hills which make it hard to access the fall. Once you reach Munnar, check in to your hotel for the overnight stay.
After breakfast, our cab driver will take you towards the rolling hills around Munnar. This morning you can go hiking up to the Eco-point, Kundala Lake, Mattupetty Dam, and also boating. And in the afternoon visit Eravikulam National Park and the Tea Museum in the middle of the vast plantation. The park will be closed from February to April as it is the breeding season of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Evening Sightseeing continues to Hydel park and Munnar market if you have more time and energy. And at nightfall, you’ll be taken back to the resort for the overnight stay.3
On the third day after having your breakfast, your driver will take you to Thekkady which is 120 km away from Munnar. Thekkady is well-known for its tea and cardamom plantations. The beauty of Thekkady lies in the lap of PERIYAR LAKE especially PERIYAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY (our advised timings 1:45 pm or 3:30 pm on that same day or next day morning 7:30 am). Other attractions and activities in Thekkady include Kathakali and Kalaripayattu (ancient dance and martial art forms) and elephant safari. After the day’s visit, you’ll be driven back to the hotel/resort for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you’ll depart for your next adventure- Kettuvallam. This is a houseboat completely made of bamboos held together with coir knots. With furnished bedrooms, kitchen, washrooms, and other facilities, Kettuvallam is a small adorable house on the backwaters. You can check in on a Kettuvallam at 12 pm and check out at 9 am. On the daytime take a ride through the backwater and explore the unscathed beauty of rural Kerala. And spent the night floating on the water in this amazing bamboo home. Food will be served on the houseboat. A trip to gods owns country without a night in the Kettuvallam is actually half-done.
This morning after breakfast our cab driver will take you to the mini metro city of Kerala- Cochin. This city is called the queen of the Arabian Sea. Cochin present before you the remnants from her renowned days as you move through Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jew Town, Old Spice market, St.Francis church, Santa Cruz Basilica, and Chinese Fishing Nets. Kochi has historical as well as the modernized importance since one part of the city is rapidly developing while history resides on the other.
After the day’s visit, the cab driver will drop you at the Cochin airport or railway station according to guest departure timings.