Day 1 : Drive from Cochin to Munnar
Upon arrival at Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway Station, get assistance on all the arrival formalities and transfer to Munnar. Enjoy a four-hour scenic drive to Munnar through the hill station. En route, visit the spice plantations and Valara or Cheeyappara Falls. Once you reach, check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be arranged at the hotel in Munnar.
Day 2 : Sightseeing in Munnar
After a sumptuous breakfast, embark on a sightseeing trip to the visually captivating places in Munnar. The major points of interest include Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and Tea Museum. Your first stop, Mattupetty Dam, was built with the intention of reserving large amounts of water to generate hydroelectricity. Located about 15 kilometers away from Munnar, Echo Point is a much-loved destination for tourists, nature lovers, and trekking enthusiasts. The natural ‘echo’ effect and beautiful surroundings are the highlights of Echo Point. Get a glimpse of the thriving tea industry of Munnar and its humble beginning with a visit to the Tea Museum. Overnight stay will be arranged in Munnar.
Day 3 : Drive from Munnar to Thekkady
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady.
Thekkady in India’s largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. The 120 years old 'Surki' dam built across Peryiar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq. Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms. The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.
On arrival check in to hotel. Evening, enjoy boat riding at Periyar Lake. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Day 4 : Drive from Thekkady to Alleppey
In the morning after the delicious breakfast, proceed to Alleppey and get charmed by its azure backwaters, swaying palms groves and floating houseboats. Enjoy a 4-hour scenic drive through the village and the paddy fields. On arrival, check in at the houseboat and later visit the beautiful Kuttanadan region, which is known for its rice cultivation. Witness a spectacular sunset and later see the Alleppey Beaches. Overnight stay will be arranged at the houseboat.
Day 5 : Drive from Alleppey to Cochin
On this day, you will conclude your memorable trip to the dreamy Kerala. Wake to a beautiful morning and indulge in a sumptuous breakfast and let’s get driven Head to Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway Station with sweet memories with Guruji Travel of India.
|City Name||Hotel Name||Hotel Type|
|Thekkady||Hotel Seasons Thekkady||Budget|
|Munnar||Spice Jungle Resort||Budget|
|Alleppey||AC Standard Houseboat||Budget|
|City Name||Hotel Name||Hotel Type|
|Thekkady||Hotel Karar Garden||Deluxe|
|Munnar||Hotel Seven Springs Plantation Resort||Deluxe|
|Munnar||Hotel Blu Haze Resort||Deluxe|
|Thekkady||Hotel Sandra Palace||Deluxe|
|Alleppey||AC Deluxe Houseboat||Deluxe|
|City Name||Hotel Name||Hotel Type|
|Alleppey||AC Premium Houseboat||Luxury|
|Thekkady||Hotel Elephant Route||Luxury|
|Thekkady||Hotel Tiger Roare||Luxury|
|Munnar||Hotel Elysium Garden||Luxury|
|Munnar||Hotel Munnar Queen||Luxury|
Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south-west coast of India by the Arabian Sea and the Laccadive Sea and is part of the district of Ernakulum in the state of Kerala. It is often called Ernakulum, which refers to the specific district. With a corporation limit population of 612,343, and metropolitan population of 2.1 million, Kochi city is also a part of the Greater Cochin region and is classified as a Tier-II city by the Government of India. The civic body that governs the city is the Kochi Municipal Corporation, which was constituted in the year 1967, and the statutory bodies that oversee its development are the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) and the Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA). It is the second largest city in Kerala. Kochi also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century onward, and maintained a trade network with Arab merchants from the pre-Islamic era. Occupied by the Portuguese in 1503, Kochi was the first of the European colonies in colonial India. It remained the main seat of Portuguese India until 1530, when Goa was chosen instead. The city was later occupied by the Dutch and the British, with the Kingdom of Cochin becoming a princely state. Kochi ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourist arrivals in Kerala. Kochi has been ranked the sixth best tourist destination in India according to a survey conducted by the Nielsen Company on behalf of the Outlook Traveller magazine. Kochi was one of the 28 Indian cities found to be among the emerging 440 global cities that will contribute 50% of the world GDP by the year 2025, in a 2011 study done by the McKinsey Global Institute. Kochi is the home to Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy and the state headquarters of the Indian Coast Guard with an attached air squadron, named Air Squadron 747. Commercial maritime facilities of the city include the Port of Kochi, an International Container Transshipment Terminal, the Cochin Shipyard, offshore SPM of the BPCL Kochi Refinery, and the Kochi Marina. Kochi is also home for the Cochin Stock Exchange, International Pepper Exchange, industries like HMT, Cyber City, Kinfra Hi-Tech Park major chemical industries like the FACT, TCC, IREL, Petronet LNG, Merchem, HOCL and Kochi Refineries, electrical industries like TELK and industrial parks like the Cochin Special Economic Zone, Smart City and Info Park. Kochi is home for the High Court of Kerala and Lakshadweep, Naval physical and oceanographic laboratory (NPOL), Indian Maritime University, Sree sankara Sanskrit University and the Cochin University of Science and Technology. Kochi is also home for Kerala's National Law School, The National University of Advanced Legal Studies. An international art exhibition called Kochi-Muziris Biennale is conducted every two years across Kochi where artists from different parts of the world engage, the talent of the artist are appreciated by tourists coming worldwide to Kochi to see it.
Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains. The panchayath of Munnar formed in 1961 January 24 is divided into 21 wards for administrative convenience. Coimbatore district lies in the north, Pallivasal in south, Devikulam and Marayoor in east and Mankulam, Kuttampuzha panchayaths in the west.
Alappuzha , also known as Alleppey, is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. Alappuzha is a city and a municipality in Kerala with an urban population of 174,164 and third among the districts having highest literacy rate in Kerala. In 2016, Centre for Science and Environment rated Alappuzha as the top cleanest town in India followed by Mysuru & Panaji Alappuzha is considered to be the oldest planned city in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the city is the first of its kind along the Laccadive Sea coast (reference encyclopaedia of Kerala in Malayalam language). Alappuzha is situated 28 km from Changanssery, 46 km from Kottayam and 53 from Kochi and 155 kilometres (96 mi) north of Trivandrum. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as the "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon. Hence, it is known as the "Venetian Capital" of Kerala. Malayalam is the most spoken language. Alappuzha is an important tourist destination in India. The Backwaters of Alappuzha are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters can be booked. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Quilon to the South. Alappuzha is the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha, on the second Saturday of August every year. This is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India. The mullackal chirap is also one of the attractions of Allapuzha which is the festive season held for ten days every year in December. Other attractions in Alappuzha are Alappuzha Beach, offering a views of the Laccadive Sea, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, St. Andrew's Basilica, Arthunkal, Mannarasala Temple, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple, Krishnapuram Palace, Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Mullakkal Temple, Edathua Church, Alappuzha CSI Christ Church (oldest Anglican church in Central Kerala) and Champakulam Valia Palli. Alappuzha is home to the Punnapra-Vayalar uprising against the British and also the revolt against the Feudal raj. Communist Party members were killed by the army of the diwan, 200 people at Punnapra on 24 October and more than 150 at Vayalar on 27 October. The total loss of life is allegedly estimated to be more than a thousand. Coir is the most important commodity manufactured in Alappuzha. The Coir Board was established by the Central Government under the provisions of the Coir Industry Act, 1955. A Central Coir Research Institute is located at Kalavoor.