Day 01 Arrival in Cochin: Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin & check-in to hotel. Later, enjoy city tour covering Mattanchery Palace, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art Kathakali Dance. Overnight in Cochin.
Day 02 Cochin – Munnar (120 kms / approx. 4.5 hours): After breakfast, drive to Munnar - Munnar hills situated at an altitude of 5000 to 8000 ft above sea level and are situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - MMudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 03 Siteseeing in Munnar: Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 04 Munnar - Alleppey (180 km / approx. 6 hours) :After breakfast, drive to Alleppey & board your houseboat on arrival. Cruise through the beautiful and scenic backwaters of Kerala. Overnight in houseboat.
Day 05 Drive from Alleppey – Kumarakom (30kms/ approx. 1 hour): After breakfast, disembark & proceed to Kumarakom - a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the day at resort of Kumarakom. (Optional) explore the Kerala Backwaters through sunset cruise at Vembanad Lake. Overnight in Kumarakom.
Day 06 Kumarakom Today, enjoy your visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary- An ornithologist's paradise, the sanctuary is spread across 14 acres. Also, you may want to indulge yourself with some Ayurveda treatments in your hotel (On direct-payment basis). Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India and has been practiced continuously for over 5,000 years. The various treatments are individually prescribed and involve the use of medicated herbal oils, herbs, powders and poultices & natural ingredients. OOvernight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 07 Departure from Cochin (50 km / approx. 1.5 hour): After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for your onward journey back Home.