Summary of

Thrills of Hills & Lagoons

Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Major Attractions: Tea Estates, Houseboat tour, Palm-fringed backwaters, Hill Stations, Elephant ride, Jungle safaris, Spice Plantations

Destination Covered: Kochi (Cochin), Munnar, Periyar (Thekkady), Kumarakom, Houseboat

Tour Summary

This best-seller Kerala tour takes in the region's most beautiful destinations. Get a taste of Kerala's beauty, culture, and wildlife in enjoyable 8 days. There is a lot to enjoy on this tour, from the magnificent mountain ranges of the hill stations to the serene backwaters. The trip also contains the highlights of the different places visited. The tour is designed to give you quality time and encourage you to make some of the best and sweetest memories of your life.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Kochi: Welcome to God’s own Country!

You will be received at Kochi airport, assisted and transferred straight to your hotel. After brief leisure, you may visit the colourful old spice market and markets on M.G. Road. Evening you may enjoy Sunset cruise followed by a traditional Kathakali dance performance. 

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DAY 2

Kochi - Munnar (148 kms – 4 ½ hrs drive)

You will be received at Kochi airport, assisted and transferred straight to your hotel. After brief leisure, you may visit the colourful old spice market and markets on M.G. Road. Evening you may enjoy Sunset cruise followed by a traditional Kathakali dance performance. 

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DAY 3

Munnar

After a sumptuous breakfast, proceed for a tour to Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats also called as the “Nilgiri Tahr”. Later you may explore the fascinating sights around Mattupetty Dam. You may also enjoy boating and horse riding at Mattupetty Lake. You may also enjoy trekking and bird watching in The Shola forests. Afterwards visit Echo Point, View Point & Tea Gardens.

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DAY 4

Munnar – Thekkady (110 kms. – 03 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast proceed to Thekkady which offers diverse attractions like Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station and Spice Plantations. After checking in & brief leisure, proceed for a wildlife cruise over Periyar Lake to view an amazing variety of birds, animals, flora and fauna. If lucky you may get to see Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison and Wild Boar etc. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 5

Thekkady (Elephant ride and Spice Plantation tour)

Early morning proceed for an Elephant ride in the periphery of the jungle. Also enjoy a guided tour to spice plantations. You may enjoy optional activities like Bamboo Rafting, Trekking, Jeep safari, tribal tour and hiking inside the jungle during the day. In the late evening you have an option to enjoy a night patrolling inside the jungle.

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DAY 6

Kumarakom (Backwaters)

Morning after breakfast you will be transferred straightway to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in the Kuttanad region and renowned for its natural beauty. It is an ideal base to experience the typical Kerala lifestyle. On arrival, check in at your backwaters resort situated in the heart of emerald backwaters. Remaining day is at your own discretion to enjoy different water sports and Ayurvedic massages at your resort.

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DAY 7

Houseboat

Morning after breakfast you will be transferred straightway to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in the Kuttanad region and renowned for its natural beauty. It is an ideal base to experience the typical Kerala lifestyle. On arrival, check in at your backwaters resort situated in the heart of emerald backwaters. Remaining day is at your own discretion to enjoy different water sports and Ayurvedic massages at your resort.

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DAY 8

Departure

Morning after breakfast, disembark from your houseboat and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Kochi airport for your onward journey. The tour ends here.

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