Kumarakom Alleppey Tour
- Itinerary Detail
|1||Kochi||Overnight at hotel|
Drive to Munnar
|Fort Kochi with colonial churches, Dutch palace at Mattancherry, Dutch cemetery,
Willingdon (man made island belonging to Indian Navy and Port Trust. Also see, St. Francis church where Vasco Da Gama was initially buried.
Overnight at Munnar.
|3||Munnar||Tea museum which tells tales about tea in Munnar. Mattupetty, known for lovely landscapes and dairy farm,
Kundala plantations to see tea plucking to processing
Drive to Alleppey
|Rare species of birds at the Bird sanctuary.
Overnight at in Alleppey
|5||Alleppey||Enjoy a backwater cruise. You can even opt for canoeing and fishing.
Drive to Kochi and go for a cultural evening, highlight being the vibrant Kathakali dance, with masks and bright make-up.
Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destination : Kochi - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kochi
Spa and ayurveda have been redefined in India and find a huge place in Kerala hotels and resorts. Curative and soothing powers of age-old ayurveda is availed by tourists amid scenic landscapes in God’s Own Country. While cruising through backwaters on a houseboat, a lot of travelers prefer spa treatments aboard, which goes perfectly in sync with idyllic environs around.
Day 1 Arrival at Kochi in evening
Our representative will welcome you on arrival at the airport and escort you to hotel. Thereafter relax at the hotel.
Overnight in Kochi
Day 2 Kochi-Munnar (124kms; 3-4hrs drive approx.)
Today, after breakfast you will check out houseboat and then drive to Kochi; enjoy a half-day tour of Cochin. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city, also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. The ruler of Kochi allowed the Portuguese to construct a fort next to the waterfront here. Thus, emerged Fort Kochi. Also called Fort Emmanuel, Portuguese planned their livelihood around the church with settlements and church. St. Francis church, the first church of colonial era where Vasco-Da-Gama's body was buried before being taken to Portugal. You'll also come across Dutch cemetery, Santa Cruz Basilica, Indo Portuguese museum and Cochin Thirumala Devaswom Temple, Willingdon Island here.
Later in afternoon drive to Munnar. check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Munnar
Day 3 Munnar-Kumarakom (141kms; 4hrs drive approx.)
Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Munnar; Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea here has a famous tea museum inside its complex. The museum has photographs and curios which relate the evolution of tea plantations in Munnar. This Tea Museum houses curios, photographs and machinery. Also visit Mattupetty, located about 13 km from Munnar. Mattupetty is known for its dam and the beautiful lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides. Later visit the Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake. The shimmering blue lake is the most photographed part of Kundala. Take a stroll in the tea estate, and enjoy the refreshing mountain breeze. Here you can view the entire process of making tea, right from plucking of tealeaves to their processing.
Later in afternoon drive to Kumarakom; check in at a hotel on arrival and relax. Overnight in Kumarakom
Day 4 Kumarakom-Alleppey (47kms; 1hr drive approx.)
After breakfast in morning you will check out hotel and make a visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on Vembanad Lake, which is home to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. An ornithologist's paradise, the sanctuary is spread across 14 acres, and is the favourite haunt of local birds like Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls, Egrets, Herons, Water Ducks, Parrots, Teal, Larks, Flycatchers and Wood Beetle. The Island of Pathiramanal ( meaning Sands of night), with its lush acres of wooded land, attracts a variety of migratory birds that flock in thousands, some from the Himalayas, some even from as far as Siberia… including the Siberian Crane.
Later drive to Alleppey; check in at a backwater resort and relax. Overnight in Alleppey
Day 5 Alleppey-Kochi (53kms; 1hr drive approx.)
After breakfast ,enjoy walk near the backwater village; opportunity for cycling, fishing, canoeing. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of canals that meander through the town and surrounding villages… the Snake Boat Race held every year in August in the backwaters is a major attraction. The Kerala backwaters are a vital waterway for the transport of goods, people and their produce, and are often the only link between isolated villages and crowded towns.
Later in afternoon drive to Kochi. On arrival check in at hotel and relax. Later in evening, witness a Kathakali dance performance. Kathakali is the most recognized dance form of Kerala. A traditional Kathakali performance began at dusk continued through the night, culminating at the auspicious hour of dawn, when Good finally conquers Evil. Now, of course, shorter performances are more the norm! Costumes and makeup are dramatically characteristic of the dance, and the technique involves highly intricate gestures and expressions.
Overnight in Kochi
Day 6 Kochi departure
After breakfast you will drive to Kochi airport to board flight for onward destination; henceforth your journey ends and we wish you safe, happy, memorable journey back to your home.