Embark on a serene journey through South India’s enchanting landscapes with this tour. Begin your adventure in Cochin, where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Immerse yourself in the city’s cultural tapestry during an afternoon city tour. A tranquil evening boat ride by Sagar Rani allows you to absorb Cochin’s unique charm.
Proceed to Munnar, a picturesque hill station adorned with sprawling tea gardens, where you’ll enjoy the beauty of its landscapes. Explore Munnar’s tea estates, visit Mettupatty Dam for a boat ride, and relish the beauty of Echo Point and Kundala Lake. The journey continues to Kumarakom, where you’ll indulge in a relaxing waterside cruise at a delightful resort on the scenic Vembanad Lake. A shift to Alleppey takes you to a tranquil retreat on a houseboat, offering an afternoon cruise through backwater canals and coir villages.
Conclude your tour by disembarking at the Alleppey Boat Jetty and being transferred to Cochin airport for your departure to your onward destination, leaving you with cherished memories of your South Indian sojourn.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Places: Cochin > Munnar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin
Cochin: Cochin, also known as Kochi, serves as the gateway to your South Indian journey. This historic port city boasts a rich cultural tapestry that reflects its diverse influences over the centuries. With a captivating blend of modernity and tradition, Cochin’s city tour takes you through its bustling streets, showcasing its colonial-era architecture, vibrant markets, and iconic landmarks like the Fort Kochi area, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and the enchanting Chinese Fishing Nets. An evening boat ride on the serene waters of Sagar Rani offers a glimpse of Cochin’s tranquil beauty, setting the stage for the adventures to come.
Munnar: Nestled amidst rolling hills and verdant landscapes, Munnar presents a picture-perfect hill station retreat. Renowned for its sprawling tea gardens that carpet the undulating terrain, Munnar’s charm lies in its pristine beauty and rejuvenating ambiance. Exploring the tea estates provides an insight into the tea-making process while offering panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. The visit to Mettupatty Dam for a boat ride, the echo-inducing Echo Point, and the tranquil Kundala Lake showcases Munnar’s natural beauty and serenity.
Kumarakom: Kumarakom, situated on the banks of the serene Vembanad Lake, beckons with its lush backwaters and captivating landscapes. The waters cruise at an exotic resort offers a peaceful and rejuvenating experience. Embrace the tranquility as you glide through the backwaters, surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of nature. Kumarakom’s charm lies in its ability to provide a serene escape from the bustling world, allowing you to unwind and recharge.
Alleppey: Known as the “Venice of the East,” Alleppey is synonymous with the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. Here, you’ll embark on a unique experience by checking into a traditional houseboat, where you’ll spend the night floating on the calm waters. The backwaters cruise takes you through a labyrinth of canals, passing by picturesque coir villages and providing an intimate glimpse into the everyday life of the region’s inhabitants. The experience offers a unique blend of nature, culture, and relaxation.
Detailed Tour Plan
Day 01: Cochin
Arrive Cochin. Airport / Railway Station, transfer to hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Cochin.
Evening boat ride by Sagar Rani.
Overnight Stay at the hotel
Day 02: Cochin –Munnar (130 kms. /4 hrs.)
After breakfast, proceed to Munnar, popular hill stations in Southern India known for its sprawling tea gardens.
Evening at leisure. Overnight Stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Munnar
After breakfast, drive through the tea estates and visit Mettupatty Dam to enjoy a boat ride, Echo point, Kundala Lake.
Overnight Stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Munnar – Kumarakom (141 kms. /3.5 hrs.)
After breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom. Afternoon waters cruise at the exotic resort situated on the picturesque Vembanad Lake.
Overnight Stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Kumarakom – Alleppey (36 kms.)
Post breakfast, drive to Alleppey Check into House Boat. Afternoon Back waters Cruise through the canals & coir villages.
Overnight Stay at House Boat.
Day 06: Alleppey – Cochin
Morning disembark at the Alleppey Boat Jetty.
Transfer to Cochin airport for departure to onward destination.
End of Tour
FAQs about the Tour
q: What is the starting point of the tour?
a: The tour begins in Cochin, also known as Kochi, which serves as the gateway to your South Indian journey.
q: What is the highlight of the Cochin city tour?
a: The Cochin city tour includes exploring historic landmarks such as Fort Kochi, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and experiencing the unique sight of Chinese Fishing Nets.
q: What is the main attraction of Munnar?
a: Munnar is renowned for its sprawling tea gardens, offering panoramic views and a chance to learn about the tea-making process. The Mettupatty Dam, Echo Point, and Kundala Lake also showcase its natural beauty.
q: What is the significance of Kumarakom?
a: Kumarakom is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake and is known for its lush backwaters. It offers a serene waters cruise at an exotic resort, allowing travelers to unwind amidst natural beauty.
q: What is unique about Alleppey?
a: Alleppey, often called the “Venice of the East,” offers a distinct experience of staying in a traditional houseboat. The backwaters cruise takes you through canals and coir villages, offering a blend of nature and culture.
q: What does the backwaters cruise in Alleppey offer?
a: The backwaters cruise in Alleppey provides an intimate glimpse into the daily life of the region’s inhabitants as you glide through the calm waters, surrounded by lush greenery.
q: How does the tour end?
a: The tour concludes in Cochin, where you’ll disembark from the houseboat at the Alleppey Boat Jetty. You’ll then be transferred to the Cochin airport for your departure to your onward destination.
q: What is the main theme of this tour?
a: The tour’s main theme is to explore the serene beauty of South India, including historic sites, hill stations, tea gardens, and tranquil backwaters.
q: How long is the duration of the tour?
a: The tour is designed to be a 6-day journey, offering a well-rounded experience of Cochin, Munnar, Kumarakom, and Alleppey.
q: What kind of experience can travelers expect from this tour?
a: Travelers can expect a blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and relaxation as they immerse themselves in the historic sites, tea estates, and backwaters of South India.
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