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Cochin(Kochi)

2 nights stay

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Munnar

2 nights stay

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Kumarakom

2 nights stay

Itinerary
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Cochin(Kochi)
2 nights stay
 
Day 1

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Checkin: South Gate Residency, Cochin(kochi)

 
Day 2

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Day At Leisure

 
Day 3

Indica_or_equivalent From Cochin(kochi) To Munnar (91Kms)

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Visit Kodungallor

Situated on the northern edge of Kochi, Kodungalloor is famous for its historic forts, lavish temples and serene mosques. This coastal town is also renowned because of the belief that in 52 AD, Apostle St Thomas landed. The major attraction of Kodungallor is the Cranganore Fort which the Portuguese built.

Visit Vaikom

Situated on the outskirts of Kochi, Vaikom is famous for the Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple flaunts the marvellous architecture of Kerela-style. Devotees can also visit the Ettumanoor Shiva Temple and Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple. There is a legend that worshipping at all three temples opens doors to a multitude of blessings.

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Munnar
2 nights stay
 
Day 3

Indica_or_equivalent At Disposal In Munnar
Checkin: Spice Jungle Resort, Munnar

 
Day 4

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Day 5

Indica_or_equivalent From Munnar To Kumarakom (89Kms)

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Visit Nyayamakad

If you love to trek, go angling or want to enjoy a refreshing afternoon next to a beautiful waterfall, then Nyayamakad is your place. The waterfall is at a height of 1,600 m and you can spend quite a few hours playing in its frothy pool. Nyayamakad is situated 10 km away from Munnar and lies between Munnar and Rajamala.

Visit Anamudi Peak

Lying at an altitude of 2,695 m, Anamudi Peak is one of the highest peaks in South India. It is also one of the most famous stopovers in Munnar. The peak is located inside the Eravikulam National Park and provides a perfect opportunity to spot some fantastic wildlife of Munnar like Nilgiri tahr, Asian elephant and gaur.

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Kumarakom
2 nights stay
 
Day 5

Indica_or_equivalent At Disposal In Kumarakom
Checkin: Lakshmi Hotel & Resorts, Kumarakom

 
Day 6

Indica_or_equivalent At Disposal In Kumarakom
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Day 7

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Enjoy Village Life Experience

Experience the rural life of Kerala as local guides take you through their village and introduce you to their marvellous culture and heritage. Just enjoy the sight of towns buzzing with different activities. The natural feel would be so different from daily city life. Artisans involved in various activities like coconut palm frond weaving, screw pine making, broom making and shell mining. You can also try your hand to help locals catch fish. Kumarakom is one of the few places in India where the concept of Responsible Tourism was successfully implemented.

Go Shopping

Kumarakom is a delightful place for people as its vibrant and bustling bazaars have some of the finest selection of handicrafts on display. Some of the must-buys of this place include antique items, attractive traditional jewellery, hand-woven ethnic textiles, bronze lamps, household utensils, old telephones, coins and readymade garments.

Hotels


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Cochin(Kochi),India

South Gate Residency

Star Category

Standard Double or Twin Room

Free Breakfast,Breakfast Included,Free WiFi


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Munnar,India

Spice Jungle Resort

Star Category

Deluxe Room

Breakfast Buffet,Breakfast Included,Free WiFi


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Kumarakom,India

Lakshmi Hotel & Resorts

Star Category

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

Breakfast Buffet,Breakfast Included


Transport


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Cochin(Kochi) - Kumarakom

09:30 - 18:30 | 1 Private Car

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  • INDICA_OR_EQUIVALENT car ends at Kumarakom

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Things to do in

Cochin(Kochi)


Visit Kodungallor

Situated on the northern edge of Kochi, Kodungalloor is famous for its historic forts, lavish temples and serene mosques. This coastal town is also renowned because of the belief that in 52 AD, Apostle St Thomas landed. The major attraction of Kodungallor is the Cranganore Fort which the Portuguese built.

Visit Vaikom

Situated on the outskirts of Kochi, Vaikom is famous for the Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple flaunts the marvellous architecture of Kerela-style. Devotees can also visit the Ettumanoor Shiva Temple and Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple. There is a legend that worshipping at all three temples opens doors to a multitude of blessings.

Go Shopping

The best place to buy precious and semi-precious jewellery, antiques, coffee, tea, spice, metal utensils and ceramic products, as well as gold, Kochi has some of the best markets that are a delight to shoppers.

Go River Cruising

If you want to enjoy an out-of-the-world experience, then a river cruise on a houseboat in Kochi backwaters would be ideal. All you have to do is to sit back and enjoy the scenic view of the quaint village as the boat drifts slowly on the water.

Visit Peechi

Just 90 km from Kochi, Peechi is famous for the Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is renowned for its rich flora and fauna. It houses about 50 types of orchids, teak, rosewood and many medicinal plants. You can also witness various animal species like tiger, leopard, sambar deer, spotted deer, barking deer, Asian elephant and Indian bison.

Visit Malayattoor

Just between the Periyar river and the Western Ghats lies the picturesque town of Malayattoor. Located in Ernakulam district, some 50 km from Koch, this town is a famous tourist stopover. This town is famous for the Catholic Church dedicated to the Apostle St Thomas.

Visit Kumbalangi

Circled by the glistering backwaters of the state, Kumbalangi is the first of its kind eco-friendly tourist village. With abundant flora and fauna, this village is a quaint retreat nestled amidst nature. Kumbalangi is lined with mangroves that cut the land from water, and here you can easily witness the use of famous Chinese fishing nets.

Visit Kalady

A famous pilgrimage centre, popular as the birthplace of the Indian philosopher, Adi Shankaracharya, born in the 8th century. Kalady is home to two shrines, one dedicated to Dakshinamurthy and the other to Goddess Sharda. Kalady is famous for many temples. Another favourite spot to visit here is the famous Crocodile Ghat, where it is said that a crocodile once caught young Shankaracharya.

Visit Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Situated at the edge of Kochi, Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a haven for bird watchers. Here you find more than 320 species of avifauna. This sanctuary is spread over 25 sq km and lies at the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Western Ghats.

Visit Cheruthuruthi

A charming riverside hamlet, famous for the Kathakali Training Center. Cheruthuruthi is the cultural hub of the state. It is situated some 120 km from Kochi and lies at the western extreme of the famous Palakkad Gap, hence, enjoy a unique topography.

Visit Chendamangalam

The old-world village of Chendamangalam is known for a 175-year-old synagogue that is one of the biggest in Kochi. Flaunting a typical Kerala-style architecture, it is renowned for its marvellous altar decorated with detailed artwork.

Visit Chottanikkara Temple

Located on the city’s outskirts, the Chottanikkara Temple is dedicated to Goddess Rajarajeswari, an avatar of Goddess Bhagwati. The goddess is believed to heal the devotees who have mental illness and disorders. In the afternoon, she is draped with a crimson cloth when she is revered as Goddess Lakshmi, whereas in the evening, she is draped with blue clothes when she is revered as Goddess Durga.

Visit Bhoothathankettu Dam

Situated in a virgin forest, Bhoothathankettu Dam is a beautiful reservoir where visitors can enjoy serene boat rides. Legend has it that this area, including forests and hilly terrain, was built overnight by bhootams (ghosts/spirits), thus earning the name Bhoothathankettu.

Visit Ambalapuzha

Famous for the respected Sree Krishna Temple, the town of Ambalapuzha attracts devotees from all over the country. The temple is renowned for Pallipaana, which is performed every 12 years by velans or sorcerers. Interestingly this temple was the first place where legendary satirical folk art, Ottanthyllal, was performed.

Go Alappuzha Houseboat Cruise

The backwaters of Kerala, running parallel to the Arabian Sea, are among the most famed tourist destinations of sub-continent India. Alleppey or Alappuzha is particularly famous for its houseboat cruise.

Visit Cherai Beach

Surrounded by profuse coconut groves, Cherai Beach is a 15-km-long beach situated on the city’s outskirts. Located on the north end of Vypeen Island, Cherai Beach offers a pristine blend of backwaters and beach. This is also an ideal place for all adventure lovers.

Go Sunset Cruise

Sail across the pristine waters of the Kochi Harbour area and witness the burning orb of the sun dips into the water, painting the sky into the vibrant shades of red and orange. This marvellous view awaits as you take a cruise on the marine drive.


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Things to do in

Munnar


Visit Nyayamakad

If you love to trek, go angling or want to enjoy a refreshing afternoon next to a beautiful waterfall, then Nyayamakad is your place. The waterfall is at a height of 1,600 m and you can spend quite a few hours playing in its frothy pool. Nyayamakad is situated 10 km away from Munnar and lies between Munnar and Rajamala.

Visit Anamudi Peak

Lying at an altitude of 2,695 m, Anamudi Peak is one of the highest peaks in South India. It is also one of the most famous stopovers in Munnar. The peak is located inside the Eravikulam National Park and provides a perfect opportunity to spot some fantastic wildlife of Munnar like Nilgiri tahr, Asian elephant and gaur.

Visit Attukad Falls

Before the town of Pallivasal, some 9 km away from Munnar, lies a scenic Attukad Falls. Forget your worries and refresh yourself in the blue and cold waters of the falls and enjoy a stroll along the sprawling greens.

Visit Lockhart Gap

Some 13 km away from Munnar, Lockhart Gap is always spelled as ‘lock heart’ due to the gap between two hills that resembles a heart shape. This place provides a lot of options for trekking and trails are also breathtaking. Lockhart gap provides a stunning view of lush green valleys, foggy slopes and well-maintained plantations.

Enjoy Treehouse Experience

To locals this place is known as erumadam. Tree houses in Kerala are one of the best ways to enjoy the lush greenery and scenic landscapes of the state. There are various resorts in Munnar that provide a comfortable stay in luxurious treehouses.

Enjoy Tea Tasting

Munnar is a treasure trove of tea. The place flaunts sections of green plantations that offer ripe possibilities to enjoy tea tourism at its best. From witnessing the breathtaking beauty of emerald landscaping and basking in the sweet and spicy aroma to enjoy an array of varieties that are locally grown. You can also attend the Tea Museum and enjoy the interactive tea tasting demonstrations.

Enjoy Rock Climbing and Rappelling

The hilly terrains of Munnar provides the ideal opportunity for all adventure lovers to enjoy activities like rock climbing and mountain rappelling. If you want to feel that adrenaline rush then climbing the mist shrouded steep peaks of Munnar will definitely fuel your adventurous spirit. Mountain rappelling is a mix of mountaineering and rock climbing.

Enjoy Boating

Munnar's Mattupetty Dam and its reservoir lake deliver the precise background for people who want to enjoy a boat ride and appreciate the scenic beauty of the gorgeous hill station. The District Tourist Promotion Council provides the boating facility at the dam. Travellers can hire speed launch boats, slow speed boats and motorboats for an incredible experience amidst nature. Another excellent spot for boating in Munnar is the popular Anayirankal Dam, which is blessed with rich flora and fauna.

Enjoy Mountain Biking

Munnar is a place that is blessed with one of the best cycling trails in South India and is nothing less than a heaven for adventure lovers and mountain biking enthusiasts. Cycling through narrow winding roads enclosed by forest-clad hill slopes is an exhilarating experience. Cycling through the awe-inspiring topography of Munnar let people explore the many tea plantations located here as one can come across local men and women plucking the tender tea leaves.

Go Bamboo Rafting

As already established, Munnar is an excellent place for adventure junkies, and bamboo rafting is one of the most exhilarating experiences one can have here. What makes it much more intriguing than usual rafting is the fact that tourists get to build their bamboo rafts with the help of bamboo poles, coir ropes and inflated rubber tyres. One of the most excellent places to experience bamboo rafting near Munnar is the Periyar Lake in Thekkady.

Go Border Hiking

Travellers can head to the Periyar Tiger Reserve to relinquish the exciting activity of border hiking, which the Forest Department of Munnar organises. It takes approximately six hours to complete the hiking trail that includes walking through hilly terrains with altitudes ranging from 900 to 1,300 m. The great glamour of the verdant forests, a wide species of flora and fauna, spectacular views from the hilltops, and regular wildlife sightings make border hiking a fantastic experience for everyone.

Visit Neelakurinji National Park

Munnar turns into a fairyland every time the blooming season comes around, and the glorious Neelakurinji flower covers the terrain in blue and purple. This unique beauty can be seen flowering in this locale once every 12 years. Thousands of travellers crowd Munnar during the blooming season when the hills are all draped and look even prettier.

Enjoy Jungle Patrol

One of the most sensational activities in Munnar is joining a team of armed forest guards for a late-night jungle patrol in the eco-development zones of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The patrols are organised between 4 am and 7 am and aim to keep poachers at bay to check forest degradation.

Experience Tribal Heritage

Kerala is home to several tribal communities, and the Mannans and the Palians are among the most well-known tribes of Munnar. The Tribal Heritage programme of the state government is aimed at delivering a glance of tribal life to tourists. About a couple of hours long, it encompasses trekking through thick forests and visiting a tribal hamlet huddled at the perimeter of the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Visit Power House Waterfalls

Set amidst charming tea estates and lush vegetation, the gorgeous Power House Waterfalls is one of the most-visited places around Munnar. Plummeting from a height of 2,000 m, the waterfalls originate from the immaculate Sita Devi Kulam Lake at Devikulam and come to life during the monsoon season. The milky white water of the falls, gushing down rocky terrain, leaves one enchanted and smitten by the natural and undisturbed beauty of verdant surroundings.


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Things to do in

Kumarakom


Enjoy Village Life Experience

Experience the rural life of Kerala as local guides take you through their village and introduce you to their marvellous culture and heritage. Just enjoy the sight of towns buzzing with different activities. The natural feel would be so different from daily city life. Artisans involved in various activities like coconut palm frond weaving, screw pine making, broom making and shell mining. You can also try your hand to help locals catch fish. Kumarakom is one of the few places in India where the concept of Responsible Tourism was successfully implemented.

Go Shopping

Kumarakom is a delightful place for people as its vibrant and bustling bazaars have some of the finest selection of handicrafts on display. Some of the must-buys of this place include antique items, attractive traditional jewellery, hand-woven ethnic textiles, bronze lamps, household utensils, old telephones, coins and readymade garments.

Enjoy Angling

Vembanad Lake is one of the best angling sites in the Kumarakom. The shallow lake waters are viable to provide a good catch. Enjoy the meditative experience of the pristine lake and wait for your ambitious catch. Tourists can use either rods or nets.

Enjoy Ayurveda Therapy

In the state of Kerela, spas and healthcare centres are a vital part of most tourist resort. Kumarakom is home to many such ayurvedic treatment centres that offer therapy rooms and steam bath facilities.

Visit Kumarakom Bird Santuray

Scattered over 14 hectares, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated on Lake Vembanad banks in Kottayam. It is a famous stop for birdwatching as migratory birds flock here in great numbers from Siberia and the Himalayas. The most suitable season to tour the sanctuary is between June and August. It is the breeding period of wetland birds like white ibis, herons, egrets, Indian darters and kingfishers.

Visit Kallara

A famous spiritual place, Kallara is perceived for its ancient temples and baroque churches. The chief attraction is Sree Sarada Temple, devoted to Goddess Saraswathi, the goddess of knowledge.

Visit Aymanam

Set amidst picturesque views of lush fields and the natural Meenachil river, Aymanam is a charming settlement near Kottayam. This scenic village, inhabited by the Vembanad Lake, has also been the backdrop of author Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things.

Enjoy House Boat Cruise

Many tourists arrive at Kumarakom just to experience the marvellous houseboat cruise. These houseboats have all the modern-day facilities with living and bedrooms, kitchen, toilets and a balcony for angling. The houseboat cruises of Kumarakom have made it popular among domestic and international tourists who come from all corners of the world for a charming cruise experience.