Tea Estate, Munnar
Jewish Synagogue, Cochin
“God’s own country” – Kerala is indeed a naturally blessed piece of land bestowed with astoundingly beautiful natural surroundings and a rich diverse culture. Best of Kerala tour lets you explore some of the most interesting and scenic places of Kerala. Explore unending green carpeted hills of Munnar, visit the tea museum to explore the journey of tea from the leaves to your cup. Explore the land of Spices, Thekkady, you will be amazed to see some of the hottest spices in their natural form. Explore the rich wildlife of Periyar Tiger Reserve in their most natural habitat before exploring the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey. Architecturally beautiful buildings of Fort Cochin perfectly complements the natural beauty and add an additional dimension to your tour.
Arrive Cochin International airport, Clear immigration, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge where our executive will be waiting the placard in your name to greet you. Meet and greet, thereafter transfer to the hotel in Cochin. A port town since early centuries, Cochin, also known as the spice coast of India, attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Needless to say, Cochin offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Stay overnight at Cochin. (No Meals)
After a leisurely breakfast, take the scenic drive to Munnar. Set amid Southern India's most dramatic mountain scenery and the combination of craggy Peaks, Manicured Tea Estates, crisp mountain air makes Munnar a delightful destination to spend time with nature. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Stay overnight in Munnar. (Breakfast and Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast proceed to explore Munnar. Visit Pothemedu view point offering panoramic views of green mountains and cloud kissing mountains around, international blossom park – an ideal place for boating, roller skating and cycling, Mattupetty Dam – and ideal place for Speed boating, Echo Point – where natures revert back your voice, Kundala Dam, Photopoint, Tea museum – the first ever in India, it traces the history of growth of tea industry around the area and gives you a first-hand knowledge about tea processing displaying rudimentary tea roller to the present day fully automated tea plants, Rajamala and Eravikulam National Park - house of the highly endangered mountain goats - the Nilgiri Thars etc. Stay overnight at the hotel in Munnar. (Breakfast and Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast, check out and drive to to Thekkady, South India’s most popular wild life sanctuary, its home to bison, wild elephant, boar, langur, the great Indian tiger and more. On arrival check in to the Hotel.
Afternoon enjoy boat cruise on the Periyar Lake to enjoy seeing wildlife in its most natural form. You will get to see some rare species of plants and animals. On your way back to the hotel, visit one of the local spice plantations. You get to see some of the hottest and most famous spices like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, etc. in its natural raw form. Enjoy a short Elephant ride through the natural surroundings. Later you can visit the local market to buy some of these spices. Stay Overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast and Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast check out and drive to Alleppey, on the verge of the famous backwaters of Kerala, Alleppey was once described as “Venice of East” by Lord Curzon. Alleppey is also the oldest planned city in this part of the country. Arrive and board the houseboats – “Kettuvalams” as they are locally known as, the traditional rice boats which have now been converted into the luxury accommodations. These are the best means to discover the inherent beauty of the various canals and backwaters of Kerala. Sail to enjoy the nature’s bounty. Dinner and overnight stay on the houseboat. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Morning enjoy yet another sail through the natural surroundings. Enjoy your breakfast at the houseboat, check out and drive to the Cochin – the cultural capital of Kerala. Enjoy sightseeing tour of Cochin to explore the many fascinating highlights of this enchanting port town which include - The Jewish Synagogue in what is locally called the Jew Town, the St. Francis Church which is the oldest European Church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace, the Spice market and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders. Later transfer to Cochin International airport for onwards flight (Breakfast)
(NB- Jewish Synagogue & Palace remains closed on All Friday’s & Saturday's)