Cochin (Ernakulam) - Cochin (Fort Cochin)(1) - Alleppey(1) - Alleppey(1) - Thekkady(1) - Munnar(2) - Athirapally(1) - Cochin (Ernakulam)
Day-1 Arrive at Cochin. Proceed to Fort Cochin. Evening Walk around the Heritage Bylanes. Visit Greenix Village. Arrive at Cochin and Proceed to Fort Cochin (45 kms - 1 hr). Fort Cochin is a charming heritage corner of Cochin visited for its heritage character, Arabian Sea views, Chinese Fishing nets, charming heritage bylanes and heritage hotels. Evening Walk in heritage bylanes of Fort Cochin visiting Church and Jewish Synagogue. Visit Greenix village for evening performances of traditional dance forms of Kerala.
Day-2 Proceed to Alleppey boat Cruise Jetty. Alleppey round houseboat cruise Proceed to Alleppey houseboat Jetty (65 kms - 1.5 hr). Reach before 12 noon. Alleppey is renowned for its lakeside and backwaters and character and what gives Kerala the name "Venice of the East". Alleppey round of Houseboat Cruise. Overnight stay in Alleppey.
Day-3 Explore Alleppey - Sightseeing in and around Alleppey Get dropped at a Backwater Resort in Alleppey by 9:30 AM. Guests have an option to explore Alleppey beach / Marari Beach, Temples in Kottayam / Alleppey area, Churches in Alleppey area or just explore lakeside and backwaters around the area.
Day-4 Proceed to Thekkady. Elephant ride in the evening. Proceed to Thekkady (140 kms - 3.5 hrs). The route takes one through one of the most spectacular drives around the Rubber plantation area of Kottayam, Churches and luxury planter homes built on ethnic lines. Thekkady is a spice plantation area surrounded by Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and visited for its salibrious climate, plantation backdrop and activities around Periyar reserve forest. Late afternoon visit to Spice garden (Cardamom, Pepper, Cinnamon, Vanilla) alongwith visit to Elephant Junction for the elephant experience (elephant ride).
Day-5 Proceed to Munnar. Afternoon sightseeing. Proceed to Munnar (130 kms - 3.5 hrs). Munnar (5000+ ft asl) is a tea plantation region and a renowned Hill station in the plantation highlands of Kerala offering guests an experience of misty & salibrious climate and a relaxed stay around the tea plantations. Evening explore local market for shopping and visit Mattupetty Dam for boating.
Day-6 Sightseeing around Munnar Explore around Munnar to Visit Kannan Devan Tea Museum and Attukal Waterfalls (8 kms from Munnar).
Day-7 Travel to Athirapally. Experience waterfalls Travel to Athirapally (140 kms - 4 hours). Rest of the day walk around / experience spectacular views of the waterfalls.
Day-8 Departure Depart to Cochin Airport (50 kms) for onward journey
Cochin (Ernakulam) - Ernakulam, part of Cochin area is business hub of Cochin and also commercial capital of Kerala.
Cochin (Fort Cochin) - A heritage area a few kilometers from Willingdon Island. With many charming heritage hotels in the area, its perhaps the best area of accommodation for leisure and experience oriented travelers.
Alleppey - Alleppey is renowned for its backwaters and is known as the Venice of the east. Overnight houseboats in Alleppey lake and backwaters are considered an experience.
Thekkady - Thekkady (2500 ft asl) is a stopover on the South India Itinerary on Madurai - Kottayam route known for nature centric experiences connected with Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Munnar - Munnar is a premier hill station in Kerala. It is situated at about 6000 ft above sea level and surrounded by tea and Cardamom Plantations
Athirapally - Athirapally waterfall is local tourist attraction and a picnic spot. Athirapally is a good stopover enroute from Wayanad to Munnar or Alleppey