First Day of Kerala houseboat tour-In the morning pick up by the cab and head towards Munnar, which is called
as " nature lover's paradise" with sprawling tea plantations.
Munnar is1800mts above sealevel, 130 kms from Cochin (3 hrs 30 mins drive).
On arrival here, check into the hotel. In the evening proceed to Mattupatty
dam /Kundalay dam for boating. On the way a visit to echo point &
shooting point. A further 7 kms drive will take you to topstation for a
spectacular view. Overnight to be spent at Munnar.
Munnar has the highest peak in South India - Anaimudi -, which towers over
2695m (of course needs trekking) Devikulam - This serene hill township is a
nature lover's retreat and a popular destination for Kerala tour. Trout fishing on the Devikulam Lake is a major tour
attraction. Eravikulam National park - It is the best place to see Nilgiri
Tahr, the mountain goat of South India. Visit The Christ Church. Overnight
Proceed to Periyar or Thekkady (95 kms & 3 hrs drive). A scenic journey
past mist capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with
spectacular water falls & delightful adventure trekking trails form the
access to your hide way here. You can stay at Vandanmedu (25kms from before
Periyar) or Thekkady. On arrival check into the hotel, refresh yourself &
be relaxed. A boat safari on the Periyar Lake extends a lifetime's chance to
spot exotic wildlife holidays in its natural habitat. There are also a few
tribal villages to explore. Overnight at Thekkady.
Drive to Kumarakom 110 kms from Thekkady (3hrs), check in to the resort
located on the Banks of the Vembanad lake. Kumarakom is the ideal place to
relax and rejuvenate both the body and the soul. The holiday resort is known
for Ayurvedic massages tour .The resort also has different kinds of boat
rides for the more enthusiastic and the adventurous one on the vast lake.
One of its popular tourist attractions is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. You
may also indulge in windsailing & water skiing. Overnight stay at
This day at 12:00noon board the beautifully decorated houseboat - a ride
into the countryside in a Kettuvalam (the houseboat), you will visit the
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary while cruising to Alleppey across the Vembanad
Lake, the cruise will on the way include other sightseeing like Kuttanad (
paddy field ), the coir village holidays, and the local way of life . The
food is served fresh inside the boat. The boat will be anchored in the
evening at 6:00pm and overnight stay at the boat. (Lunch included)
Morning after b/fast proceed towards Cochin (60kms, 1hour 30mins drive). On
reaching Cochin if time permits you can visit Jewish Synagogue, Chinese
fishing nets & The Dutch Palace. Drop at Cochin airport/station.