|Tour Name||Mesmerising Kerala Tour|
|Tour Duration||5 Days / 4 Nights|
|Destinations covered||Cochin-Munnar-Thekkady-Periyar Sanctuary-Alleppey-Cochin|
|Tour Price||On Request|
Kerala is the land of coconut milk and honey of nature served up on a platter of waterways, lush green forests, silvery beaches drizzling with cool blue seas and a culture like nowhere else to spice it all up. Kerala is elephants and Ayurvedic treatments, dishes of rice and tapioca and fish, comfort food for the soul. From Kasaragod in the North to Tirur, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram it is a fantastic journey along the shoreline where you visit the richest temple or take a diversion to Palakkad or Periyar. It is a different land where waterways inland serve as its highways so get your kit together and join a group for a 5 days Mesmerising Kerala Tour of sheer pleasure.
There are many different destinations you can visit and five days is all too short. You can opt for a tour that includes stay on houseboat in Alleppey, Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Cochin and Trivandrum. Another combination includes Cochin, Alleppey, Periyar and Munnar. Let’s suppose you pick this one in which case your itinerary for a 5 days tour would go like this.
Day One: Cochin to Munnar
The 135 km distance from Cochin to Munnar takes 4.5 hours and you reach Munnar by afternoon. Thoughtfully, your tour guide stops at Cheeyappara, Attukal and Valara waterfalls and a couple of spice plantations to give you a taste of what is to come. Evening is a perfect time to relax and sample the delights of local cuisine before retiring for the night in your hotel.
Day Two: Sightseeing in Munnar
After a typical Kerala breakfast, you set out to visit the Raja Malai national Park, tea estates in the vicinity, a rose garden famous for its range of roses, the tea museum, Kundala dam and the famous Eco Point. If you like you can go rock climbing or trekking or go boating on the lake. Nightfall and you retire to your hotel for a well earned rest.
Day Three: Munnar to Thekkady and Periyar Sanctuary
The 105 kilometer distance takes about 4 hours of travel by coach so you set out in the morning and arrive at Thekkady. Check into your hotel and then off to the Periyar sanctuary to see elephants and boars in the wild. If you are lucky, you may glimpse a tiger. Visit spice plantation and buy some for yourself. There is more by way of boat ride, kathakali performance, bamboo rafting and jeep safari or Ayurvedic massages. Stay the night in Thekkady hotel.
Day Four: Thekkady to Alleppey
It is a wonderful 3.5 hours drive along scenic countryside crisscrossed with waterways and you finally reach Alleppey where you can opt for a stay in a resort or in a houseboat on the backwaters and enjoy fishing and cooking your catch or dining on fresh food.
Day Five: Cochin
From Alleppey to Cochin is a short ride of 80 kilometers and once here, you visit the Musceum, the St. Francis Church, the Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace and Tripunithura hill palace. Shop and relax. Evening and the tour ends.