Kerala – Hike, Bike and House& Boat Packages

Kerala – Hike, Bike and House& Boat Packages
Nature, our environment and indigenous heritage has become important to the world traveler. Kerala is uniquely places as an ideal adventure and eco-destination. Kerala is a ‘natural country’ for the trekker. The Western Ghats offers tough trails and spectacular sceneries. The trails extend right from the southern tip of the Kerala up to the north at Wayanad.

Day – 1    Cochin
Arrive Cochin and transfer to Hotel. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

Day – 2    Cochin – Boothathankettu Dam – Munnar
Early morning we will travel by road from Cochin (Kochi) towards the Boothathankettu Dam. Boothathankettu is a picturesque haven situated in a vast virgin forest. This mythological popular picnic spot lies close to the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkadu.

Day – 3   Thattekkadu – Munnar
After breakfast we will travel by road to Munnar. We offer mountain biking tour packages along some of the most beautiful mountain roads on the way to Munnar.Overnight stay at Munnar.Day – 4    Munnar
The trails at Munnar stretch through the high altitude mountains and the beautiful grasslands at over 2300 meters and literally take you to the top of the world. You may also see the tribal population, with their distinct culture and beliefs.After sumptuous breakfast, biking start and reach at lunch point after 2 hrs at Mankulam village through Kallar. Mouthwatering delicacies in lunch, safari continues to reach at Munnar by evening. The route passes through spectacular grasslands, exciting hilly terrain and tea estate. Overnight stay at Munnar.Day – 5    Munnar
Munnar is particularly popular with young travelers who head up here for the excellent off-road cycling; there are no official routes, just miles and miles of hills to climb up and speed down. The hilling scene is also growing as the countryside around Munnar offers walks for all levels of fitness, from gentle rambles through the tea fields to mountain climbing, including the scenic hamlet of Top Station and Eravikulan National Park. Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day – 6    Munnar – Periyar
Morning travel by road on a scenic route dotted with plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and areca nut, to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Arrive Periyar and check – in at hotel. Rest of the day free for walk around in the peaceful town known for various Spice and coffee plantations. Overnight stay at Periyar.

Day – 7    Periyar
On your journey you will be assisted by our experienced guides who have been closely associated with the wildlife in these mountains and forests. The journey will take you through the forests of the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

This is a dawn to dusk range hiking and rafting programme through some of the richest forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve. Starting at 8 AM from the boat landing, a mosaic of habitats will be traversed before the party gets into rafts made of bamboos. The rafting is for about three hours and one gets a panoramic view of forest-clad hills reflect on the lake.Tea,snacks and packed lunch will be served enroute.

Day – 8    Periyar – Vagamon
After sumptuous breakfast, biking start and reach at lunch point after 4 hrs at Kuttikanam.Kuttikanam unfurls a scenic splendor cherished and expressed in painting, poertry and literature. Mouthwatering delicacies in lunch, safari continues to reach at Vagamon. The route passes through spectacular grasslands and exciting hilly terrain. Stay will be at tented premises. Overnight stay at Vagamon.

Day – 9    Vagamon
Travel by road to Vanilla County is special to those who would like a holiday to wish away their worries & relax in the solitude of the mountains. The green canopy & the gurgling streams that spout from these mountains act as a salve to the tired mind and bodies. What is more, the friendly village will receive you with open arms and make it a truly remarkable holiday. The excellent cuisine carefully prepared in the Syrian Christian style using the locally grown spices is a treat waiting for you!

Vanilla County also offers many other activities to those who come here:

1) Spice garden Visit.

2) Visit nearby Ashram (a meditation centre).

3) Trekking through the nearby mountains.

4) Bathing in the mountain streams

5) Possibility of seeing elephants at work.

Day – 10    Vagamon – Cochin
After breakfast check out and travel by road to Cochin. Here we will visit coir rope making, Chinese fishing nets, toddy tapping, prawn farming and village market on country boat. Overnight stay at Cochin.

Day – 11    Cochin
In time transfer to airport/railway station. Tour concludes.