Come and explore the varied topography and amazing scenic beauty of Kerala this holiday season. Discover the charms of the fantastic backwaters, scenic lakes and picturesque landscapes in this Indian state, which is rightly called God’s Own Country. Also, explore the rich biodiversity and natural beauty of some of the significant places such as Nyayamakad Waterfalls and Eravikulam National Park. The trip is incomplete without visiting Anamudi Peak, which is listed as the highest peak in the South India.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Francisco International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Day 01: Arrive in Cochin.
Cochin, nestled in the south-west coast of Peninsular India, is known as the Gateway to Kerala. This port city is bounded by the Western Ghats on its east and the Arabian Sea on its west. It serves as the financial and commercial capital of the Indian state of Kerala. The city enthralls travellers with its pristine backwaters, abundant scenic beauty and a plethora of attractions. Some of the major attractions of this place are the Mattancherry Palace, Fort Kochi Beach, Museum of Kerala History and St. Francis Church.
After reaching the hotel in Cochin, check-in and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 02: Drive from Cochin to Munnar .
Upon arrival in Munnar, check-in at the hotel, relax for a while and spend the rest of the day doing leisure activities.
Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Munnar .
Thereafter, behold the spectacular views of Anamudi Peak, which is the highest peak in South India. This peak stands tall at a height of 2695 m and is surrounded with dense forestation.
Next, explore the Eravikulam National Park (Rajamalai) that sprawls across 97 sq km. Covered with forests and grasslands, this park houses several species of animals and birds in addition to the endangered species – Nilgiri tahr (mountain goat). Some rare butterflies and beautiful birds can also be seen here, making it a paradise for birdwatchers as well as nature admirers.
Afterwards, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Drive from Munnar to Kumarakom .
This place is dotted with a number of cottages, resorts, hotels and houseboats. The major highlight of this destination is its bird sanctuary, where you can find a large variety of aviary birds. Set on the banks of the beautiful lake, this sanctuary is a famous haunt for tourists from across the globe. A variety of migratory birds flock this sanctuary every year, including Siberian stork, darter, egret, teal and heron. You may also spot some of the local birds, like owls, kingfishers and cuckoos during your visit.
Upon arrival in Kumarakom, check-in at the hotel and get a good night’s sleep.