Kerala Hill Station and Backwater Tour gives the experience of heaven on earth, hill station and backwater. The Kerala Backwaters are a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways. A hill station is a town located at a higher elevation than the nearby plain or valley. Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of Kerala.
No. of Days: 5 Nights 6 Days
Destinations: Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kumarakom
|Category||Cost per Person|
|Ultra Luxury *****||33250|
|Min 2 Pax Reqd. to run the package|
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Day 01: Munnar (Arrival)
After arrival in Cochin (air/rail), you will head off south towards the cool and misty mountains of Munnar (4 hours/135 km’s travel). On the way, you will visit the Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Valara Waterfalls, Karadi Para Viewpoint and other interesting spots, before checking in at the hotel.
In the afternoon, you will go for a walk in Munnar Blossom Park and Pothenmedu Viewpoint, and in the evening, take a stroll around in the old town. While in Munnar, don’t forget to pack up on world class tea and tea dust that comes directly from the local plantations. Retire back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 02 – Munnar
After a wonderful breakfast, you will visit Mattupetti Dam, Kundala Lake, Echo Point and Top Station. You can also hop on for a speed boat cruise at the dam, before going over to the Iravikulam National Park in Rajamala. Here, let’s see if you can spot the mountain goat, Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiritragus Hylocrius). In the evenings, take a short visit to the Munnar Tea Plantation, before retiring back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 03: Thekkady (Periyar)
After breakfast, you will check out and head off to Thekkady (Periyar). This is an 110 kilometres trip that span takes up to approximately 3 hours, with Cardamom plantations along the way. Check in at the hotel, and in the afternoon, get out and about for sightseeing in Thekkady.
Here, you can visit the Spice Plantations, take an Elephant Safari, have an Ayurvedic Body Massage, go for boating in the Periyar Lake, or view a Kathakali performance for a quintessential Kerala experience. All are extras, with payments done directly. Over here, you can have opportunities to see Elephants, Tigers, Deers, Monkeys, Wild Buffaloes, and a wide variety of Birds from all over. Before returning to the hotel for an overnight stay, visit the local markets for one of the best quality spices in the world.
Day 04: Kumarakom
After breakfast in the morning, you will check out from the hotel, and go to Kumarakom. Known widely for its alluding backwaters, Kumarakom is quite popular among locals and tourists. After checking in at the hotel, you will visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and the Backwaters. While relaxing in the Backwater Resort, you can also choose to go for boating at Vembanadu Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. Then, in the midst of coconuts and lagoons, you can retire for the night; back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 05: Alleppey
After breakfast, check out and head west towards Alleppey, also known as the Venice of the East. By noon, you will be able to check in to the Houseboat. Also, you can see:
Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna temple- famous Pal payasam, Champakulam Church, Krishnapuram Palace, Pathiramanal – Small island in Alleppey.
Relax and take some shots of the famous freshwater lagoons of Kerala, while winding through narrow canals, rivers and backwaters. On board, partake of some delicious Kerala local freshwater cuisine for lunch. Alleppey is the place to be if you’re interested in coir. From all over the world, people descend to this tiny town in search of coir products. Have a romantic candle light dinner in the houseboat, and stay on for the night.
Day 06: Cochin (Departure)
After disembarking from the houseboat following breakfast, you will go to Cochin for departure. If there is time, you can engage in some sight- seeing in the city.
Cochin is known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea,’ and here you can see the famed Chinese Fishing Nets while exploring various parts of the port city like the Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Vasco de Gama Church, Jew Town and Marine Drive, the city’s picturesque promenade. You could also go for a quick round of shopping – the markets are teeming with high-quality Kerala Textiles, Spices, Handicrafts, and loads of other mementoes to take back home, before returning to the airport or railway station for the journey back home, rejuvenated and filled with happy memories.Get Best Available Price