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. Trout fishing on the Devikulam Lake is a major
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 / Thekkady (95 kms & 3 hrs drive). A scenic journey
past mist capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with
spectacular water falls & delightful 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 in its natural habitat. There are also a few tribal
villages to explore. Overnight at Thekkady.
Drive to Kumarakom which is 180 kms from Munnar (4hrs 30mins), 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 resort is
known for the Ayurvedic massages .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 the resort in Kumarakom.
Morning after b/fast proceed towards Cochin (80kms, 02hrs drive). On
reaching Cochin if time permits you can visit Jewish Synagogue, Chinese
fishing nets & The Dutch Palace. Drop at Cochin Station/Airport.