While the highlight of the tour is the tea tasting trip to the mesmerizing tea plantation of Munnar, there are a lot of other fun activities too – Houseboat stay, visit to Periyar national park, and chilling at some amazing Beaches. This tour is enjoyed by tea and non tea drinkers alike.
Day 01: Arrive Cochin – Munnar
On arrival at Cochin airport meet with our representative and leave for Munnar. On the way, we will be enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvellous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. On arrival at Munnar, check in at the hotel. In the evening, we will have a walk along with its tea gardens, which are spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometres. Munnar is a magnificent scenic place, difficult to describe in words. In the evening return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 02: Munnar
Our full day will be dedicated to the Munnar tea as Tea and coffee is the main cultivation crops in Munnar. After breakfast, we will have a guided tour to Tea plantation of Munnar visiting the green pastures of its massif tea gardens. We will also visit the century-old tea factories where one can taste and pick up the finest tea in the country. Here, we will have a visit to the Tata Tea Museum where we will witness the tea-processing. Later, in the evening return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 03: Munnar
Today, we will enjoy the sightseeing around Munnar and visit the Raja Malai, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats), Mattupetty dam, Indo Swiss project. Further, we will visit the Blossom International Park, its meticulously planned garden, blooming flower-beds and beautiful surroundings, which is a popular hangout for nature lovers. In the afternoon, we will enjoy boating in the Lake. An overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Munnar – Thekkady
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady, the largest wildlife sanctuary of Kerala. The 120 years Old Surki dam built across the reserve. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq km, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 sq km. On arrival, check into the wildlife resort. In the afternoon, enjoy the nature trek around the tea and cardamom plantation. An overnight stay at the resort.
Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, named after the Periyar river, is one of Kerala’s prestigious possessions on the high ranges of the Western Ghats. Falling in the Idukki district of Kerala, this forest reserve surrounds the Periyar Lake, which was created in 1895 by building a dam across the Periyar river (to divert the water to Tamil Nadu for irrigation). The forests around the lake were declared as Reserved Forests in 1899.
Day 05: Thekkady – Alleppey
In the morning, enjoy boat cruise in Periyar Lake to have the glimpse of its nature & wildlife. Later, after breakfast drive to Alleppey, the most beautiful tourist center in Kerala state, with a large network of inland canals earning it the synonymous “Venice of the east”. These large networks of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline and immense natural beauty. Upon arrival at boarding jetty check into the houseboat. Enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 06: Alleppey – Cochin – Departure
After breakfast disembark the houseboat and drive to Cochin airport for onward connection.
|Duration||5 Nights and 6 Days|
|Destinations||Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleypey - Cochin|