You’d think a travel agent dreamed up nature. Picture this: miles of undulating topography carpeted in every shade of green, wreathed over by a gauzy stole of thin white mist. Bamboo, sandalwood, rosewood forest. Murmuring streams and rivulets, children of the mighty India, herself born within this realm, wending her way languorously through her land.
Day – 1 Cochin
Arrive at Cochin, meet by Halo representative at arrival hall and transfer to your hotel at Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a sleepy little village tucked away from the din and bustle of city life. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is an Ornithologist’s paradise and a favorite haunt of migrating birds like Siberian stork, darter, heron and teal to name a few. Overnight at Kumarakom.
Day – 2 Cochin – Munnar
After breakfast check out and travel by road to Munnar.
Munnar is situated at the confluence of three-mountain streams-Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.1600 M above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.Munnar’s greenery and cool air mainly draws well- heeled honeymooners from Mumbai and Delhi. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Munnar also has the highest peak in south India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 M. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Trekking facilities is available on request. Tourists are allowed to go on foot up to Anamudi.This is also a place for adventure tourism.
Day – 3 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 – 4 Munnar – 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 – 5 Vanilla county
Spend entire day at Vanilla County to explore the village life.
Day – 6 Munnar –Thekkady
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.
Day – 7 Munnar – Kumarakom
After breakfast check out and travel by road to Kumarakom.Kumarakom is a sleepy little village tucked away from the din and bustle of city life. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is an Ornithologist’s paradise and a favorite haunt of migrating birds like Siberian stork, darter, heron and teal to name a few. Overnight at Kumarakom.
Day – 8 Kumarakom –Alappuzha
Check into the houseboat at 12 noon for 1 Night / 2 Days riding in the backwaters & small canals.
A glide in a houseboat through the enchanting backwaters is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expense of panoramic sight one can never forgetting less than 15 minutes, the low hum of the motor and the dazzling afternoon light have tuned out the noises in your head, the deadlines, the telephone, the unfinished chapters. Watch the white tire-tread clouds turn into wisps of animal fur and then disappear. The isolation on a luxury houseboat is total.
Day – 9 Alappuzha – Cochin
Breakfast on board. Disembark at Alappuzha.70 Kms from Cochin), this unique backwater destination situated on the banks of the Vembanad lake is considered as gateway to the backwater of Kuttanad, the granary of Kerala.Travel by road to Cochin through green coastal belt.