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Cochin-Munnar-Thekkady/Periyar-Kumarakom-Kovalam-Trivandrum

7 Days / 5 Nights
Destinations Thekkady , Munnar , Kochi

Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady / Periyar - Kumarakom – Kovalam – Trivandrum

Itinerary

Day 01 :

Arrival at Cochin Airport (assistance on arrival) and drive to Munnar (140 KM – 4 Hours drive), on arrival check into Hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.



Day 02 :

Spend the day with local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. This hillstation was the summer resort of the British Raj.Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, "Nilgiri Thars", can be spotted. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.



Day 03 :

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (110 km, 3 Hours drive), on arrival check into the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady - one of the world's most fascinating wild life reserves. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.



Day 04 :

After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumarakom.



Day 05 :

Early morning around 6.00 AM proceed for bird sanctuary visit. After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Kovalam (180 KM – 4 Hours drive), on arrival check into Hotel. Evening enjoy at Kovalam Beach. Overnight stay in Kovalam.



Day 06 :

Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Trivandrum after breakfast - an ancient city with a tradition dating back to 1000 BC. This capital city of Kerala is a beautiful seaside metropolis built on seven hills. It is located on the west coast of India spreading over a total area of 2,192 sq.km. Sightseeing tour is comprehensive with the visits to Padmanabhaswami Temple, Srichitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and Zoo. Overnight stay is arranged in Kovalam.



Day 07 :

After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Trivandrum Airport (15 KM) for onward journey.


Thekkady
Thekkady, the house of Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary is a prominent tourism destination in Kerala. Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary is one of the biggest wild life reserves in I...

Thekkady

Thekkady, the house of Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary is a prominent tourism destination in Kerala. Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary is one of the biggest wild life reserves in India and is visited by travelers round the year. The very name Thekkady for Keralites stands for elephants, lakes, thick jungles and unending spice plantations. The famous Kerala spices such as pepper, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon abundantly grows here making the air filled with its fresh aroma.   Thekkady is a hill station located in the Cardamom Hills of Western Ghats at an altitude of 900m-1800m, close to the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border. Kerala’s famous holy river Pamba originates here. Thekkady’s dense green forests and ‘savanna’ grass lands are enchanting with many endangered species of animals and a wide variety of flora.   Besides boat cruises for which Thekkady is famous for, crazy travelers can indulge many activities here like trekking, elephant rides, camp fires, bullock cart ride, strolls in the jungles, bath in the gurgling streams and more.  Many world class hotels and resorts with Ayurvedic spas have recently mushroomed the place recently due to the high tourism demands.
Munnar
A gem in the crest of God’s own country, Munnar is an abode of peace and serenity. This small and scenic hilltop hamlet is an all time favourite destination of tourists w...

Munnar

A gem in the crest of God’s own country, Munnar is an abode of peace and serenity. This small and scenic hilltop hamlet is an all time favourite destination of tourists who longs for a cool relaxation. Nature is at its best here with all its ingredients- tall hills, sparkling brooks, sylvan surroundings, refreshing drizzles and an all pervading refreshing aroma of spices, tea and roasted coffee. As Munnar stands out with her cool ethereal beauty, visitors are lured here round the year to share special moments.   Pinpointed at a height of 5906 ft, Munnar is part of Western Ghats collectively known as High Ranges. With more than 12,000 hectares of lush, manicured tea fields sprawling across, Munnar is branded as the centre of Kerala’s premier tea plantation.   The enchantment of the excursion to this green hill station starts as road unwinds through hairpin turns past estates and sparkling waterfalls. The greeting of the magnificent vistas here is an irresistible canvas while the fresh aroma of tea, coffee, eucalyptus and cardamom grooves is simply refreshing. 
Kochi
Kochi is the most vibrant city in Kerala and the state’s business capital. Situated in the south-western coast of India, Kochi is branded as the Queen of Arabian Sea due ...

Kochi

Kochi is the most vibrant city in Kerala and the state’s business capital. Situated in the south-western coast of India, Kochi is branded as the Queen of Arabian Sea due to the prominence of Cochin port since the colonial era. From time immemorial, the Arabs, British, Romans, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left their marks in the development of a Kochite culture. This mark is still visible, making it a cosmopolitan city.   The present day Kochi is an extended metropolitan region in Ernakulam district spanning an area of 94.88 square kilometres. The up-market area of the town is called Ernakulam. Over the last two decades, the geography of the city has drastically changed but still Kochi retains its innate greenness and charm with tourists round the year. For tourists, Kochi is referred as “The Gateway to Kerala”. The country’s first and only international marina is in Kochi which makes the city one of the top water tourism destinations in the world.   Despite many fast-paced changes, Kochi still has not lost its charm. Museums, cultural centres, pristine beaches and places of worships preserve its history and culture. And moreover, Kochi is the shopper’s hub of Kerala.
Copper castle
Located in the beautifull Munnar Hill station, aiming to provide the best of services to its corporate guests, the hotel offers contemporary business ...

Copper castle

Located in the beautifull Munnar Hill station, aiming to provide the best of services to its corporate guests, the hotel offers contemporary business facilities and has the capacity to hold meetings and conferences. The hotel has ensured that dining is an all new experience here.
 T & U Leisure Hotel
T& U leisure one of the finest hotels in Munnar, with luxury rooms and honeymoon cottages, the hotel offers the best of all facilities and amenities a...

T & U Leisure Hotel

T& U leisure one of the finest hotels in Munnar, with luxury rooms and honeymoon cottages, the hotel offers the best of all facilities and amenities and promises a luxurious stay. The hotel has ensured that dining, in the multi cuisine restaurant or in the lawn is an all new experience here.
 The Tall Tree Resort
he Tall Trees Resorts stands tall and aloof among the other such establishments in and around Munnar. What makes it standout is mainly the bio-diverse...

The Tall Tree Resort

he Tall Trees Resorts stands tall and aloof among the other such establishments in and around Munnar. What makes it standout is mainly the bio-diverse eco-system it has successfully preserved in the sprawling 66 acres, even though all the modern creature comforts are tastefully arranged in each of the well appointed cottages nestling among the greenery. Coupled with this is the proximity to the most sought-after wild life sanctuaries of South India.
 Tea Castle
Tea Castle is a luxury hotel located 4 kms from Munnar, located in the tea valley view in Chitrapuram. It is conveniently situated with easy access to...

Tea Castle

Tea Castle is a luxury hotel located 4 kms from Munnar, located in the tea valley view in Chitrapuram. It is conveniently situated with easy access to all the major tourist attraction in and around Munnar. The hotel offers the best of all facilities and amenities and promises a luxurious stay. The hotel has incorporated many amenities to make the stay a pleasurable one.
KTDC Lake Palace
Lake Palace - be part of a royal legacy Lake Palace, a former summer palace of the King of Travancore, is situated on an island in the middle of the P...

KTDC Lake Palace

Lake Palace - be part of a royal legacy Lake Palace, a former summer palace of the King of Travancore, is situated on an island in the middle of the Periyar Lake - 20 minutes by boat from the mainland. The hotel promises an opulent stay and makes the stay a pleasurable one with a dedicated service it extends. Aiming to provide the best of services to its guests, the hotel offers facilities like.
West Wood Riverside Garden Resort
At West Wood Riverside, with 40 well appointed rooms the hotel offers the best of all facilities and amenities and promises a luxurious stay. Special ...

West Wood Riverside Garden Resort

At West Wood Riverside, with 40 well appointed rooms the hotel offers the best of all facilities and amenities and promises a luxurious stay. Special packages are available on request. Check in at the West Wood Riverside in Munnar. And let your enchanting holidays begin.
Windermere Estate Hotel
Windermere Estate, is where the manicured tea gardens merge with the lush green forests of western ghats. Hallmarked for its exclusiveness and high ra...

Windermere Estate Hotel

Windermere Estate, is where the manicured tea gardens merge with the lush green forests of western ghats. Hallmarked for its exclusiveness and high range hospitality, Windermere is a 60 acre Cardamom Plantation. The presence of the Planter's family next door ensures security and local advice devoid of a hotel atmosphere.
KTDC Bolgatty Palace Hotel
Bolgatty Palace, the exclusive heritage hotel located on the picturesque Bolgatty Island in Kochi, provides travelers with world class amenities and w...

KTDC Bolgatty Palace Hotel

Bolgatty Palace, the exclusive heritage hotel located on the picturesque Bolgatty Island in Kochi, provides travelers with world class amenities and wonderful holidaying options. It faces straight to the estuary of Vembanad backwaters and it is also close to the international marina.
Heritage Methanam Hotel
Glimpses of a gorgeous past is visible at Heritage Methanam, a Heritage Hotel in India's first ever model Tourism Village located just over 10 Kms fro...

Heritage Methanam Hotel

Glimpses of a gorgeous past is visible at Heritage Methanam, a Heritage Hotel in India's first ever model Tourism Village located just over 10 Kms from the city of Kochi, This heritage hotel is a traditional mansion by the backwaters of Kumbalanghi where you travel back about a hundred years in time. The backwaters are a self supporting Eco-system, a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. Teeming with aquatic life, the backwaters of Kerala offer a peaceful setting for romantic cruises viewing the vibrant greenpaddy fields and small, village hamlets on Kerala Houseboats.
Green Forest Hotel
Abad Green Forest is a luxurious leisure resort located in the lush green valleys of Thekkady, one of the most beautiful regions in Kerala. It offers ...

Green Forest Hotel

Abad Green Forest is a luxurious leisure resort located in the lush green valleys of Thekkady, one of the most beautiful regions in Kerala. It offers excellent accommodation to its guests, along with fine dining, a range of facilities, a host of Ayurvedic treatments, and warm hospitality. Abad Green Forest is located at Kumily (Thekkady), which is a 4 hour drive (190 km) from Kochi. It is close to the Periyar wildlife reserve.
Le Colonial Hotel
Le Colonial, by the Chinese fishing nets of Cochin is probably Asia's oldest colonial house- dating back to 1506. Just adjacent to St. Francis Church,...

Le Colonial Hotel

Le Colonial, by the Chinese fishing nets of Cochin is probably Asia's oldest colonial house- dating back to 1506. Just adjacent to St. Francis Church, it is reputed to have housed Vasco da Gama and the Saint. After 150 years as the Protuguese Governer's home, it was one of the rare houses not to be destroyed when Dutch took Fort Cochin. It housed the Dutch Governors for century and a half till Ian vas Spall sold it to the British in 1795, who in turn, passed it to J.Thomas, the legendary English trader of tea.
Hotel Abad
Perched on the Ernakulam-Fort Cochin main road, Abad is excellently well connected for easy access to any part of Cochin. Business, Entertainment, Sho...

Hotel Abad

Perched on the Ernakulam-Fort Cochin main road, Abad is excellently well connected for easy access to any part of Cochin. Business, Entertainment, Shopping, Sightseeing or just plain lazing it off, you will find Abad your convenient base in Cochin.
The Tower House  Hotel
The Tower House, facing the Chinese fishing nets of Cochin, marks the spot of a 17th century light house. Its vast high-ceilinged halls and arched doo...

The Tower House Hotel

The Tower House, facing the Chinese fishing nets of Cochin, marks the spot of a 17th century light house. Its vast high-ceilinged halls and arched doors flanked by colonial pillars, is a sheer delight to walk through and wake up in. The authentic furniture and art recreate a lost era, taking you on imaginary, high-sea galleons to the days of adventurers, governors and sultans.
The Gokulam Park Hotel
A lavish four star property in Kochi, The Gokulam Park is one of the best known landmarks in the town. With a location close to the prime business and...

The Gokulam Park Hotel

A lavish four star property in Kochi, The Gokulam Park is one of the best known landmarks in the town. With a location close to the prime business and shopping centers the hotel is easily a favorite with business and leisure travelers. The presence of good business amenities and conference facilities give an extra advantage to the corporate travelers to the place. All the rooms and suites here come fitted with the best of luxuries one would want to make for a perfectly pleasurable stay. Property amenities like outdoor pool and fully-equipped gymnasium ensure that guests are kept well-entertained and refreshed. Guests would be happy to see the oldest synagogue in the country from the comfort of the hotel itself. Gokulam Park has taken care to ensure that guests enjoy a good culinary experience too. Restaurants here serve multi-cuisine dishes while there is a seafood special restaurant too.
Tea Valley Resort  Hotel
Tea Valley Resorts is located in close proximity to Munnar town, and yet is away from its quaint bustle. The resort offers guests a chance to relax am...

Tea Valley Resort Hotel

Tea Valley Resorts is located in close proximity to Munnar town, and yet is away from its quaint bustle. The resort offers guests a chance to relax amidst nature's verdant splendour, and enjoy the alluringly fresh mountain breeze. Tea Valley Resorts is located in the middle of tea estate, and has a 6.5 acre expanse of rolling hills surrounding it. The resort offers excellent comforts and efficient services, all at reasonable prices. Tea Valley Resorts invites you to unwind with them, and de-stress your life. Tea Valley resort is located at the top of a tea-estate which can be easily accessed from Munnar Town, and is at a distance of 4 km. Munnar is accessible by air from Cochin International Airport which is 115 km away. The resort is 1.5 km from Pothamedu View Point.
Whispering Meadows  Hotel
Whispering Meadows located at an altitude of 6000 feet, with 21 single / deluxe hill-top cottages, multi-cuisine restaurant and most modern facilities...

Whispering Meadows Hotel

Whispering Meadows located at an altitude of 6000 feet, with 21 single / deluxe hill-top cottages, multi-cuisine restaurant and most modern facilities, Whispering Meadows is a perfect hill-side, summer resort that boasts of the most picturesque tea gardens, green meadows, blue mountains and fragrant fresh air.
Abad Residencia Hotel
The new Heritage Hotel of Abad Group- Grand Residencia-opened in Fort Cochin with grandeur of 140 years of history. This luxury hotel on the Princess ...

Abad Residencia Hotel

The new Heritage Hotel of Abad Group- Grand Residencia-opened in Fort Cochin with grandeur of 140 years of history. This luxury hotel on the Princess Street of Kochi.Mr.Koder. a renowned businessman and a reputed Jew, built this house in the Portugese colony of Fort Kochi in 1868. This beautiful Koder House has a mixture of Portugese and Kerala architecture.
Abad Plaza Hotel
Hotel Abad Plaza- Centrally air-conditioned and has 80 tastefully decorated exquisite guest rooms with direct dialing facilities, Television with sate...

Abad Plaza Hotel

Hotel Abad Plaza- Centrally air-conditioned and has 80 tastefully decorated exquisite guest rooms with direct dialing facilities, Television with satellite channels, attached bath. Refrigerator in Deluxe, Executive and Suite rooms.
Abad Airport Hotel
At Nedumbassery, Opposite to Cochin International Airport, 29 Kms from Cochin city and 40 kms from Trissur.56 centrally air-conditioned, spacious, wel...

Abad Airport Hotel

At Nedumbassery, Opposite to Cochin International Airport, 29 Kms from Cochin city and 40 kms from Trissur.56 centrally air-conditioned, spacious, well furnished rooms and suites, with sound proof windows and doors.
Abad Atrium Hotel
Abad Atrium Hotel is a DELUXE HOTEL located in downtown area of Kochi, The elegantly appointed guest rooms surround a central atrium with capsule lift...

Abad Atrium Hotel

Abad Atrium Hotel is a DELUXE HOTEL located in downtown area of Kochi, The elegantly appointed guest rooms surround a central atrium with capsule lift giving the ambience of a garden hotel.
Abad Metro Hotel
Abad Atrium Hotel is a DELUXE HOTEL located in downtown area of Kochi, The elegantly appointed guest rooms surround a central atrium with capsule lift...

Abad Metro Hotel

Abad Atrium Hotel is a DELUXE HOTEL located in downtown area of Kochi, The elegantly appointed guest rooms surround a central atrium with capsule lift giving the ambience of a garden hotel.