Arrival in Kochi. Drive to Munnar (180 kms / approx. 7 hours)
Meet our representative upon arrival in Kochi and drive to Munnar. En route, visit Athirapally waterfalls and a spice
garden. Munnar derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers
beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the
purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and spend the
evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Munnar.
Sightseeing in Munnar
After breakfast, explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great
place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum
(closed on Monday), which gives an insight into the history of the tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty
Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Munnar.
Munnar - Thekkady (120 kms / approx. 4 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival, check in at the hotel. Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of
Periyar. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar
wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of playful wild elephants have made
Periyar Lake their favourite haunt for frolicking in the water. They can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Enjoy
a boat ride on the lake to view the wildlife at close quarters. Other inhabitants of Periyar include the leopard, wild dog,
barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild
boar and sloth bear. In the evening, watch a traditional Kalaripayattu show. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in
Thekkady - Kumarakom (130 kms / approx. 4 hours)
After breakfast, check out and proceed to Kumarakom, a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque
Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows
into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Enjoy a sunset cruise in Vembanad Lake.
Overnight at the backwater resort.
Kumarakom - Kochi (60 kms / approx. 1.5 hours)
This morning you can experience village life of Kumarakom’s Aymanam Village.
Duration: 5 nights / 6 days
Route: Kochi – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Kochi
Price: On Request
Image source: https://pixabay.com/photos/munnar-kerala-tea-plantation-green-4769654/
Aymanam is a typical Kerala village situated 8 kms from Kumarakom. Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize-winning novel The
God of Small Things was set in Aymanam. Aymanam village is a hidden gem in the landscape of Kerala. While there
are no particular sightseeing places or tourist attractions in the village, the vibe and ambience of the village make
people come back to it again and again. The best things to do here would be taking a stroll through the natural
setting, exploring the beauty of the village, and getting to know the locals of the region and their customs and
traditions. This village visit includes an interaction with a Kathakali master, canoe ride, temple Visit, traditional Kerala
lunch (subject to availability) and English-speaking guide. Later, proceed to Kochi and check in at the hotel. In the
evening, enjoy a Kathakali dance performance or take stroll in the spice market of Kochi. Return to the hotel for
Departure from Kochi
After breakfast, enjoy city tour covering Mattancherry Palace (gifted to the king of Kochi by the Portuguese in 1555),
a nearly 500-year-old Jewish Synagogue and Chinese fishing nets. Later, you will be transferred to Kochi airport for
your return flight back home.