Munnar - The Peak of Exotic Nature
Beautiful tea estates, mystic clouds, ancient marvels and panoramic views will be offered in this package.
Following are the tourist attractions covered in each city/destination. Day by day details of the tour program follows after this section.
|Day #||Destination||Tourist Attractions Covered|
|1||Cochin - Munnar||Hill Stations|
|2||Munnar||Rajamala, Eravikulam national park, Anamudi, Tea museum, Matupetty dam, Water sports, Nature walks|
|3||Munnar - Vagamon||Thangal Para (Trekking) - Marmala waterfalls - Kurushumala church|
|4||Vagamon - Periyar||Boat ride in Periyar lake, Spice plantation tour, Trekking, Elephant ride & Orientation program, Kalaripayattu – Martial Arts|
|5||Periyar||Free to relax.|
|6||Periyar - Cochin||St.Francis church, Mattancherry palace, Jewish Synagogue or the Paradesi Synagogue|
Cochin - Munnar
(Panoramic sightseeing of lush greenery)
Kerala Hill Station tour starts from the ancient port city of Cochin. Today you will be transferred to the hill station of Munnar. The journey from Cochin or Kochi to Munnar will give you a panoramic sightseeing of lush greenery. A large number of hairpin turns and curves will be part of the joyride.
After reaching Munnar you can check in to the hotel and relax.
(Rajamala, Eravikulam national park, Anamudi, Tea museum, Matupetty dam, Water sports, Nature walks)
Munnar is one of the beautiful hill stations located in Kerala. Famous for its mesmeric tea gardens and never-ending photogenic locations, Munnar excites tourists. The whole day will be spent in exploring different places in and around Munnar. At first, we will be heading towards Rajamala, a charming hill station located in Idduki. It offers its visitors with varied flora and fauna. Rajamala is blessed with many vantage points. Eravikulam National Park is home to the rare species of Nilgiri Tahr. Located in the Western Ghats, this national park also houses Nilgiri Langur and Indian Bison.
Apart from the splendid collection of flora and fauna, the park contains the highest peak of South India, Anamudi. Some parts of the mountains are covered with Neelakurinji flowers. These flowers render a blue look to the mountain slopes by forming a carpet on it. Next in the itinerary is Tea Museum, which was established to portray the different events related to tea making in Munnar. One can also see the conversion of manual to the mechanical process of tea making here. Tea gardens are an integral part of Munnar and hence this museum is a must visit. Last but not the least Matupetty Dam, constructed for conserving water, has turned into a preferred tourist destiny. You can enjoy water sports, nature walks, and of course the tranquil environment. One of the major attractions is the lake where you can enjoy boat riding.
Enjoy your night stay at Munnar hotel.
Munnar - Vagamon
(Thangal Para (Trekking) - Marmala waterfalls - Kurushumala church)
Today we will venture into another hill station, Vagamom. It’s time to forget the hectic city life and venture into the bushy terrain. Trekking in Thangal para will leave you baffled with its mountain peaks and thick greenery. The feel of the fresh mountain air will fill your lungs and set you free. It is believed to be a place of spiritual importance. A visit to this place will remain incomplete without attending the Marmala Waterfalls. It is a heaven for the adventure seekers. We will be spending some time here to talk with the gushing water and paddle our way through the attractive alleys.
Then we embark on the holy place of Kurushumala Church. It has remained as a devoted destination of many followers of Christianity. Perched on the top of the mountain is a silent monastery. We offer our prayers here and take out time for visiting the Shiva temple based nearby. This temple is placed in Muruganmala hill. Some beautiful lakes and European residential constructions can be seen beside the roads.
In the night you can enjoy your stay in the hotel.
Vagamon - Periyar
(Boat ride in Periyar lake, Spice plantation tour, Trekking, Elephant ride & Orientation program, Kalaripayattu – Martial Arts)
Moving on, our journey to next destination will be Periyar. Now is the time to be wild and free. Periyar National Park is rich in biodiversity and wildlife. In the middle of the park is a big lake. A boat ride in this lake will take you through a wild journey. From the boat you will be able to see groups of elephants, barking deer, and mouse deer. It also houses other wild animals like a leopard.
Then we take a tour of the Spice plantation which is richly bestowed with tea, coffee, and pepper. The intoxicating aroma of these spices captures your soul. A ride on the elephant will enthrall you. Under the supervision of expert mahout, your elephant ride will be fruitful and full of joy.
At the end of the day, we will introduce you to the traditional martial arts popularly called Kalaripayattu. It not only develops you as a fighter but helps you to have an amazing control over your mind and soul. A demo fight will take you back to the time of ancient ages.
In the night you can take rest in the hotel.
(Free to relax)
The whole day is free to relax in the natural serenity of Periyar.
Periyar - Cochin
(St.Francis church, Mattancherry palace, Jewish Synagogue or the Paradesi Synagogue)
Last day of the tour will make you familiar with the port city of Cochin. It has the perfect symbiosis of Hindu temples, ancient Chinese fishing nets, Synagogue, magnificent churches, and Portuguese and British architectures. We will be visiting the marvelous St.Francis Church, where the famous explorer Vasco-da-Gama was buried after death. This Church clearly highlights the designs of Portuguese architecture.
Next in the itinerary is Mattancherry palace also known as the Dutch Palace. It is a treasure trove of important murals. The mural spreads out across a large cross-section. It highlights the various stages of Mahabharata. The last place to be visited today is Jewish Synagogue or the Paradesi Synagogue. It is one of the oldest Synagogues in the commonwealth. It spreads the holy message of love and peace throughout the world. The whole place is built with beautiful tiles, antiques, and chandeliers.
The tour ends with happy memories.
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