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Munnar Private Day Trip

1. Munnar Private Day Trip

After an early morning pick-up from your Kochi hotel, travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for about 4 hours to Munnar. En route to Munnar, stop to see the Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls, and take a break for breakfast. Your local guide will meet you in Munnar to start the tour. Munnar is a hill station that is known for its vast tea plantations and natural beauty. It was once a favorite summer retreat for British colonials. Start your tour by visiting Mattupetty Dam and a tea museum, then take a short walk through the tea plantations. There will be a break for lunch before heading back to your hotel in Kochi, with a stop at a spice plantation along the way.

Kerala: 4-Day Tour with Tree House Stay & Houseboat Ride

2. Kerala: 4-Day Tour with Tree House Stay & Houseboat Ride

Day 1: Arrive Cochin – Munnar by Road [135 kms / 4 hours] On your arrival in Cochin your driver will pick you up from Cochin airport or your other pre-arranged meeting point. Take a scenic drive to Hill Station in Munnar where you will enjoy your tree house stay. Check-in at the treehouse and take in the beautiful forest scenery. In the afternoon you will have the chance to do some sightseeing at major tourist hotspots such as: Eravikulam National park, Tea Museum, Mettupatty and Echo Point. You will have the evening to do your own exploring before you spend the night in your treehouse room which is fitted with modern amenities.  Day 2: Munnar – Thekkady by Road [95 kms / approx. 3 hours] After a delicious breakfast, head towards Thekkady in an air-conditioned car with your driver. You will be taken to your accomodation upon reaching the destination. From your accomodation you will be taken to some of the most important sightseeing locations in the area, such as: Thekkady Lake, Periyar Tiger reserve, Vandanmedu, Plantations (tea, coffee, etc), Pullumadu, etc. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you ride a boat in the tranquility of Periyar Lake. After this you will be directed back to the hotel in Thekkady for an overnight stay. Day 3: Thekkady – Alleppey by Road [135 kms / approx. 4 hours] After breakfast you will be ready to leave for Alleppey, taken by your chauffeur in an air-conditioned car. You will be taken to your houseboat upon reaching Alleppey. Board your houseboat fitted with all modern facilities and enjoy an overnight ride gliding along the backwater toward your next destination, Kumarkom. All meals will be cooked and served on board. Enjoy an amazing meal and relax onboard for the rest of the evening.  Day 4: Kumarakom – Cochin [55 kms / approx. 1 ½ hours] – Departure Wake up to a delicious breakfast on board in Kumarkom. Kumarkom is where you will deboard the houseboat. Your driver will be present to receive and take you to Cochin city. Cochin also called Kochi, is a major port city of Kerala with a surreal mix of English, Dutch and Portuguese architectures. Enjoy the day sightseeing and visiting: Willingdon Island, Fort Kochi, Marine Drive, Bolgatty Palace, Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue and Chinese Fishing Nets. Your tour will finish after the city tour of Cochin and you will be safely dropped at the Cochin airport or other pre-arranged drop-off point.

7 Days The Highlights of South India

3. 7 Days The Highlights of South India

Day 01 : Cochin to Munnar Today, after breakfast, you can visit the city of Cochin to visit the San Francisco church, Chinese fishing nets, a Jewish synagogue, a Dutch palace. After the visit, you will be transferred to Munar (135 kms-4.30 hours). Munnar is 1800 feet above the sea and one of the highest altitudes in India (Anamdi-2695mts). Log in to the hotel. Visit tea spoons. Night at the hotel. Day 02 : Munnar After breakfast, a full visit to Munar. Visit the Eravikulam National Park, the magnificent sight of Nigiri Tahr (Hermitragus Hylcrious) -a mountain goat in southern India. Visit the Damptpatty Dam. Night at the hotel. Day 03 : Munnar – Periyar After breakfast, it is extended to Peryar (120 kms to 4 hours). Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the most important wildlife centers in India, with 777 m² in the Cardamom Hills region, west of Ghatts. The seventh day night. Night at the hotel. Day 04 : Periyar Relish breakfast at the hotel & explore Periyar by visiting Wildlife Sanctuary in the morning Look in the morning watching the boat in the temple, surrounded by hills. Wildlife includes elephants, today, wild dogs, otters, freshwater fish and birds such as heroin, marten fishing, horn, water and fish can be seen here. Visit the vegetable juice afternoon. Night at hotel hotel. Day 05 : Periyar – Kumarakom After breakfast from Periyar to Kumarakom (121 kms 4. 5 hrs), transfer to Kumarakom Hotel near Kottayam (about 16 miles). It is well known for the backyard and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. This sacred area is rich. With many amazing themes such as Dater or Bird Snake, Little Cormorant, Night Heroin, Woodpecker, Crow Pheasant, White Pheasant Pheasant and Tree Paddle etc. Migration season from November to March. Night at the hotel. Day 06 : Kumarakom – Houseboat Breakfast in the hotel. Throw a canoe from the Periyar to Kumarokam. Living in this beautiful home is a warm vacation. Traveling with the wardrobe of a member of the board, you will see various scenes from the countryside, rice fields, chicken palms, fishing and local life. Food, dinner, morning breakfast and lunch break are done on the boat. Retreat from the sea makes you sleep at first sight of the night after stopping in a charming place. Rest in sleeping nights. Day 07 : Houseboat - Alleppey - Cochin After breakfast in the houseboat you will go to Alleppey. Alleppey is also known as East Venice because of its narrow canals and inland waters. Transfer to Cochin (70 km / 2 hours), where you will be dropped off at Kochi airport to take a flight for your onward journey.

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based on 12 reviews

Both the driver Babu and our guide Matthew were very nice and accommodating. The driver explained a lot to us on the way and showed us animals. The guide completely adapted to our expectations in terms of the duration and difficulty of the hike through the tea plantation. We stopped at good restaurants for both breakfast and lunch, which were reasonably priced and the food was of good quality. On the way back we were free to stop at a chocolate factory and spice shop. However, you should be able to handle a lot of curves, as half of the way up the mountains is very curvy. All in all, definitely not a cheap tour, but it was definitely worth it!

Wonderful trip to beautiful Munnar

We had a great day in Munnar. It is just amazing, The driver as well as the local guide were so nice and friendly. It is a wonderful experience you should not miss!

Excellent trip. Drive from Kochi is a bit long, though. Too much traffic.