Day 01 ::Arrivalat Cochin / Munnar (150
Kms/ 3-4 Hrs)
Upon yourArrivalat Cochin International Airport, our representative
will receive and take you to Munnar. En-route, treat your eyes with lush
greenery, scenic views, luxuriant mountains and low flying clouds. Upon
reaching Munnar, check-in at the hotel. Later in the evening, you'll visit Raja
Malai, the highest mountain peak (2695 meters above sea level) in Munnar, where
you can spot the Nilgiri Tahr, the endangered mountain goat. Return to the
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 :: Munnar
After having a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, you'll head for a
day-long excursion to the nearby tourist destinations of Munnar. The trip will
cover visits to magnificent tea plantations, Anamudi peak, Eravikulam National
Park, Devikulam, Mattupetty and Pallivasal. In the evening, return to the hotel
and spend the night.
Day 03 :: Munnar /Alleppey (165 Kms/ 3-4
After breakfast drive to Alleppey at Jetty point. Embark to
the Houseboat. Enjoy the tradition meals (lunch) on board. Have panoramic view
of surrounding villages and the green paddy fields.
Overnight stay and dinner on board.
Day 04 :: Alleppey /Cochin (65 Kms/1 Hr)
After breakfast at the Hotel / Houseboat, you'll be driven to
Cochin. Upon reaching Cochin, you will be transferred to the hotel. Later
sightseeing tour of Cochin city which the visit of Chinese fishing nets- These are fixed land installations, which are
used for a very unique and unusual method of fishing. Operated from the shore,
these nets are set up on bamboo and teak poles and held horizontally by huge
mechanisms, which lower them into the sea. They look somewhat like hammocks and
are counter-weighed by large stones tied to ropes. Proceed to visit Santa Cruz Basilica- in Fort Kochi is
one of the eight Basilicas in India. This heritage edifice of Kerala is also
one of the finest and imposing churches in India. Located close to the renowned
St. Francis Church, this basilica serves as the cathedral church of the Diocese
of Cochin, the second oldest Diocese of India. Head towards St. Francis
Church- in Fort Kochi, originally built in 1503, is the oldest European
church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the
European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. Also visit Dutch palace- Also known as Mattancherry
Palace of Cochin has a quaint charm of its own. The credit for building this
landmark monument partly goes to the Dutch, who captured Cochin city of Kerala
during the pre-British period. This 'partly' is there because the Dutch,
incidentally, were not the original builders of the famous Mattancherry Palace.
Infact, this edifice was built much before the Dutch even thought of adding
Cochin to their colonial possessions. In the evening enjoy Kathkali dance show
at Cochin Theater.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 :: Cochin /Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Later you will be transferred to the airport
to catch the flight for onward journey.