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Kodai - Thekkady - Munnar with Madurai
(7 Nights)

from Rs. 40,871/2 person

Holiday Overview

Anayirangal Dam
Mattupatty Dam
Kannan Devan Tea Museum
Kannan Devan Tea Museum
Periyar Boat Ride
Elephant Junction
Kodaikanal Lake
Flowering in Summer
Boat House
Meenakshi Amman Temple

A general itinerary that combines Hill station (Kodaikanal), plantation areas (Thekkady and Munnar) and Pilgrimage destination of Madurai. Its recommended for leisure centric travelers using Madurai as access point.

Route

Madurai(1) - Kodaikanal(2) - Thekkady(2) - Munnar(2)

Summarised Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrival at Madurai. Visit Meenakshi Temple
  • Day-2 Madurai - Kodaikanal. Boating in Kodai Lake
  • Day-3 In and around Kodaikanal
  • Day-4 Kodai - Thekkady. Sightseeing around Thekkady
  • Day-5 Activities inside Periyar reserve forest
  • Day-6 Thekkady - Munnar
  • Day-7 Munnar
  • Day-8 Departure

Sightseeing Summary

Kodaikanal - Kodaikanal Lake (1.00 kms), Bryant Park (1.20 kms), Coakers Walk (1.30 kms), Bear Shola Falls (3.00 kms), Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple (4.00 kms), Green Valley View (5.50 kms), Shembaganur Museum of Natural History (6.00 kms), Pillar Rocks (8.00 kms), Silver Cascade (8.00 kms)

Madurai - Meenakshi Amman Temple (1.00 kms), Gandhi Memorial Museum Madurai (3.00 kms), Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple (8.00 kms), Pazhamudircholai (21.00 kms)

Munnar - Kannan Devan Tea Museum (1.00 kms), Mattupatty Dam (15.00 kms), Top Station (37.00 kms), Marayur (40.00 kms)

Thekkady - Walking in Periyar (1.00 kms), Elephant Junction (2.00 kms), Spice farm visit (3.00 kms), Periyar Boat Ride (5.00 kms), Gavi Ecotourism (40.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination

Arrival - Madurai Departure - Madurai

Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Meghamalai, a plantation getaway between Madurai and Thekkady is recommended for off-beat traveller. Guests may also opt for an extra day at Madurai for visiting Rameshwaram (Pilgrim centre and home to Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the 12 Lord Shiva Jyotirlinga temples).

Distances

  • Madurai to Kodaikanal -115 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Kodaikanal to Thekkady -150 kms (4 hrs)
  • Thekkady to Munnar -102 kms (3 hrs)
  • Munnar to Madurai -152 kms (4 hrs)

Route

Madurai(1) - Kodaikanal(2) - Thekkady(2) - Munnar(2)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Madurai. Visit Meenakshi Temple Arrive at Madurai. Visit Meenakshi Temple complex. The complex is massive and renowned for its architecture. Given time guests may visit Lord Muruga Aarupadaiveedu temples around Madurai (two temples Viz. Pazhamudircholai and Thiruparamkunram within 10 kms radius) or visit Gandhi Museum or even opt for a foodies walk.

Day-2 Madurai - Kodaikanal. Boating in Kodai Lake Arrival at Kodaikanal (7000+ ft asl, 115 kms - 3 hours). Evening boating at the Kodai lake.

Day-3 In and around Kodaikanal Sightseeing options around Kodaikanal comprise Green Valley, Pillar Rocks, Coakers Walk, Bear-Shola falls, Bryant Park, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, Silver Cascade, Kurinji Andavar Temple etc. Guests can choose options to visit accordingly to their preferences.

Day-4 Kodai - Thekkady. Sightseeing around Thekkady Proceed to Thekkady (2500 ft asl) (140 kms - 3.5 hrs). Post Lunch can go for the touristy Periyar boat cruise (on direct payment) and later Kathakali dance show. Given time Spice garden visit (Cardamom, Pepper, Cinnamon, Vanilla) can be done (Direct payment) alongwith a visit to Elephant Junction for the elephant experience (elephant ride).

Day-5 Activities inside Periyar reserve forest Guests can opt for an activity inside Periyar forest such as half day jungle walk / trek forest programme or a full day forest programme involving jungle walk / trek and Bamboo Rafting. Guest also can opt for a full day Gavi eco tourism experience programme (42 kms from Thekkady) involving Jeep Safari (Gavi trip), nature walk / hike, bamboo rafting etc. These programmes require to be reserved in advance.

Day-6 Thekkady - Munnar Proceed to Munnar (5500 ft asl) (110 kms - 3 hours). Drive around Munnar / Visit Team Museum. Evening boating at Mattupetty Dam.

Day-7 Munnar Opt for one or two of the Mini-Excursions ex-Munnar such as Marayoor (Sandalwood Forests - 40 kms), Top Station (Highest view point in the area - 40 kms) or jeep ride to a 70 year tea plantation 30 kms away.

Day-8 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Kodaikanal: -
  • Kodaikanal Lake - Kodaikanal Lake is a manmade lake that is a central attraction of the Hill station of Kodaikanal. Guests enjoy boating, rowing and pedalling boats in the evenings.
  • Bryant Park - Bryant Park is a botanical garden near Bus stand spread over 20.5 acres having more than 300 species of trees, shrubs and cactuses. There is a section in the park that has 700+ varieties of roses.
  • Coakers Walk - Coakers walk is a 1 km paved pedestrian path running along the edge of steep slopes near approachable from the lake. There is an observatory with a telescope halfway along the walk.
  • Bear Shola Falls - A waterfall 3 kms from Kodaikanal town centre. Final approach is a gentle walk.
  • Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple - Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple is a Lord Murugan temple here built in 1930s at 4 kms from town centre. The area is renowned for its Kurinji flower which blossoms once every 12 years.
  • Green Valley View - 5.5 kms from town centre offering excellent panoramic view of the plains and Vaigai Dam.
  • Shembaganur Museum of Natural History - 6 kms from town centre, open to the public (except Tuesdays) having 500 species of animals, birds and insects and a living collection of over 300 exotic orchid species.
  • Pillar Rocks - Pillar rocks are a set of three rock pillars standing 122 metres high at 8 kms from town centre
  • Silver Cascade - 8 kms from Kodaikanal, 55-metre waterfall formed from the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake. Kind of touristy and not good for bathing.
Madurai: -
  • Meenakshi Amman Temple - Meenakshi Amman Temple is a 17th century temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati known as Meenakshi and her consort, Lord Shiva as Sundareswarar. It is most prominent landmark of the city. The complex houses 14 gopurams, highest being about 52 meters. Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the most visited temples of Tamilnadu and must visit for any traveller.
  • Gandhi Memorial Museum Madurai - Gandhi Memorial Museum was established in 1959 is one of the five Gandhi Museums in the country. Collection on display includes photos, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, quotations and some of the selected Photostat copies of many of Gandhiji's letters
  • Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple - Tirupparamkunram is renowned for Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple on outskirts of Madurai. This temple is regarded as an Arupadaiveedu, one of the six abodes of the Lord Muruga.
  • Pazhamudircholai - Pazhamudircholai is a Lord Murugan Temple near Madurai atop a hill covered with dense forests and is One of the six important abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of Lord Muruga. Vishnu temple of Azhagar Kovil is also visited alongwith
Munnar: -
  • Kannan Devan Tea Museum - Kannan Devan Hills Plantations Company Private Limited (KDHP) is the largest tea conglomerate in South India. Tea museum opened by the company is one of the first in India.
  • Mattupatty Dam - A reservoir and popular tourist spot where boating is offered.
  • Top Station - Top Station is notable as the historic transshippment location for tea delivered up here from Munnar and Madupatty by railway and then down by ropeway. Top station offers stunning views of the hills and plains beyond. Enroute waterfalls can be visited.
  • Marayur - Marayur is is the only place in Kerala that has natural sandalwood forests. Ancient dolmens and rock paintings found in Marayur date back to the Stone Age.
Thekkady: -
  • Walking in Periyar - Periyar sanctuary gate in Kumily, the forest department offers guided walks inside Periyar wildlife sanctuary. This is perhaps the best way to explore the forest and to be able to spot wildlife. Indian Bison (Gaur) and elephants have been known to have been spotted on these walks. Forest rangers that accompany the walks ensure complete safety of the guests.
  • Elephant Junction - Elephant Junction is where guests enjoy interaction with elephant that includes bathing elephant, elephant ride and being around playful elephants. Elephant junction is a huge hit with inbound guests and familiies with kids.
  • Spice farm visit - Spice farm visit is a popular excursion for guests in Kerala. The spices grown around the area include cardamom, cinnamon etc. alongwith vanilla, tea and coffee.
  • Periyar Boat Ride - A highly touristy boat ride is the main attraction for average tourist to Periyar. The boats are filled with 30-40 tourists with the aim of spotting wildlife on the edge of the lake. Binoculars are a must to have any chance of spotting a wildlife.
  • Gavi Ecotourism - Gavi is a quiet and pristine forest located at a distance of 40 km from Periyar Tiger Reserve. Gavi often serves as a base camp for deep jungle trekkers, birdwatchers, nature lovers and research student. There are number of eco-tourism related activities that are conducted by the forest authorities around Gavi area and are popular with tourists. Guests typically opt for a full day Gavi eco tourism programme.

Destination Overview

Madurai - Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and is a must visit for any South India itinerary for both Indian as well as Overseas guests

Kodaikanal - Kodaikanal (7000 ft asl) traditionally has been one of the favorite hill stations to visit in summer alongwith Ooty. It’s also a destination for corporate conferences ex-Madurai, Chennai and Bangalore

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

Access

Prefered Arrival
Prefered Departure
Madurai
Madurai
Madurai
Madurai

Distances

  • Madurai to Kodaikanal -115 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Kodaikanal to Thekkady -150 kms (4 hrs)
  • Thekkady to Munnar -102 kms (3 hrs)
  • Munnar to Madurai -152 kms (4 hrs)

Standard

Rs. 50,885/-

Kodai - Thekkady - Munnar with Madurai (7 Nights)

For 2 Person

Valid From: 01 Jun 2014 - 30 Sep 2014

Valid For: Indian National


Destination No. of NightsHotelsRoom TypeMeal Plan
Madurai 1The Madurai ResidencySuper Classic Room (Madurai Comfort)Breakfast
Kodaikanal 2Lillys Valley ResortStandard Group CottageBreakfast
Thekkady 2Silver CrestDeluxe RoomBreakfast
Munnar 2Royal RetreatRegular RoomBreakfast
Extra Person - Rs.4,580/- Child - Rs. 4,580/-

Additional Services Included in the Package

Car on Disposal :

Vehicle Kilometre LimitComment
Tata Indigo - AC 1000
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals as per meal plan Indicated.
Extra:
  • Additional Kms above 1000 kms would be charged @ Rs.10 per km payable direct at the end of the trip.
Note:
  • Hotel room category subject to availability. All efforts will be made to confirm the same stay option stated. However If unavailable equivalent option will be provided and price adjusted accordingly.
  • Child of age 5 and above will be chargeable. Child above 12 will be considered an adult.
  • Supplements may be applicable for Peak season dates, local festival periods and long weekends.
  • All Local Taxes. Govt. Service Tax Extra as applicable.
Customization:

The packages above is designed after selecting that offer hotels that offer best value and experience in the segment. The above is fully customisable as per budgets, Individual preferences and specifications. Do email on tn-04@nivalink.co.in or call +91-22-6150 6363 and speak to one of our travel planners.

Nivalink is also able to construct customised tailor-made itineraries completely from scratch to suit requirements of any guests. Visit our Customise Section for putting a request.

*Service Tax extra as applicable

Hotel Information:-

The Madurai ResidencyMadurai, Tamil Nadu

Madurai Residency is a value segment pilgrim hotel near Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, .. more

Facilities - Internet Connectivity ,Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Bar ,Conference Hall

Lillys Valley ResortKodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Lilly`s valley resort is a simple hotel constructed in a colonial style at Kodaikanal. .. more

Silver CrestThekkady, Kerala

Silver Crest is a mid-segment resort in Kumily town centre at Thekkady, .. more

Facilities - Conference Hall ,Swimming pool

Royal RetreatMunnar, Kerala

Royal Retreat is a small value segment resort on outskirts of Munnar town centre in .. more

Facilities - Children Play Area

Mid-Segment

Rs. 40,871/-

Kodai - Thekkady - Munnar with Madurai (7 Nights)

For 2 Person

Valid From: 01 Jun 2014 - 30 Sep 2014

Valid For: Indian National


Destination No. of NightsHotelsRoom TypeMeal Plan
Madurai 1GermanusStandard RoomBreakfast
Kodaikanal 2Kodai ResortExecutive SuiteBreakfast
Thekkady 2Hotel TreetopDeluxe RoomBreakfast
Munnar 2Edassery EastendSuper Deluxe RoomBreakfast
Extra Person - Rs.4,950/- Child - Rs. 4,950/-

Additional Services Included in the Package

Car on Disposal :

Vehicle Kilometre LimitComment
Tata Indigo - AC 1000
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals as per meal plan Indicated.
Extra:
  • Additional Kms above 1000 kms would be charged @ Rs.10 per km payable direct at the end of the trip.
Note:
  • Hotel room category subject to availability. All efforts will be made to confirm the same stay option stated. However If unavailable equivalent option will be provided and price adjusted accordingly.
  • Child of age 5 and above will be chargeable. Child above 12 will be considered an adult.
  • Supplements may be applicable for Peak season dates, local festival periods and long weekends.
  • All Local Taxes. Govt. Service Tax Extra as applicable.
Customization:

The packages above is designed after selecting that offer hotels that offer best value and experience in the segment. The above is fully customisable as per budgets, Individual preferences and specifications. Do email on tn-04@nivalink.co.in or call +91-22-6150 6363 and speak to one of our travel planners.

Nivalink is also able to construct customised tailor-made itineraries completely from scratch to suit requirements of any guests. Visit our Customise Section for putting a request.

*Service Tax extra as applicable

Hotel Information:-

GermanusMadurai, Tamil Nadu

Germanus is a mid-segment business hotel in Madurai, Tamil .. more

Facilities - Internet Connectivity ,Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Health Club

Kodai ResortKodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodai Resort is a mid-segment resort at Coakers Walk in Kodaikanal, Tamil .. more

Facilities - Health Club ,Children Play Area

Hotel TreetopThekkady, Kerala

Hotel Treetop is a mid-segment resort in Kumily town centre, .. more

Facilities - Internet Connectivity ,Bar ,Conference Hall

Edassery EastendMunnar, Kerala

Edassery Eastend is a mid-segment hotel in Munnar town .. more

Facilities - Internet Connectivity ,Conference Hall ,Children Play Area

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Distances

  • Madurai to Kodaikanal -115 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Kodaikanal to Thekkady -150 kms (4 hrs)
  • Thekkady to Munnar -102 kms (3 hrs)
  • Munnar to Madurai -152 kms (4 hrs)

Expert Speak

All season itinerary but most preferred in Summer (April - May) where guests are looking for higher areas to visit in search for better weather.

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