Places Covered: Munnar -Kumarakom - Cochin
Duration: 03 nights / 04 days
Highlights of the tour: Stay in Luxury Tent, Tree House & Houseboat
On arrival at Ernakulam/Cochin, pick up & drive to Munnar. Check into the hotel. Depending on the time availability, cover the following places: Visiting Tea Museum & later visit Blossom Park, Pothenmedu view point.
Munnar is set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district. Unending expanse of lush green tea plantations - immaculate valleys and mountains- colourful species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - fragrance of spice scented cool air - Munnar has all these and more. The beautiful landscapes, cozy weather, and the smell of tealeaves make Munnar one of the most sought-after destinations in India.
Spend day at leisure in Munnar. As per the availability of the time, you can cover the below places of sightseeing.
Morning proceed for the sightseeing towards Mattupetty Side – covering, Photo point, Mattupetty Dam (one can go for boat ride there), Kundale Lake & Eravikulam National Park. Stay overnight in Munnar
Morning After breakfast, depart for Kumarakom. Check-in to the Houseboat by 1200 hrs and rest of the day at leisure in the houseboat. Cruise through the famed backwaters of Kumarakom.
Have lunch & dinner on board. Stay overnight in the houseboat.
After breakfast, check out from the Houseboat.
If time permits, you can do local sightseeing / take an optional Ferry tour to Fort Cochin & visit Chinese Fishing nets, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace etc.(Own cost). Later drop to the airport/ railway station for your onward journey
Bolgatty palace:- Built by the Dutch in 1744, this beautiful palace is today a hotel run by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation.
Willingdon Island:- Named after lord Willingdon, a former British Viceroy of India. This is man-made island is surrounded by beautiful backwaters.
Chinese Fishing Nets / Vasco Da Gama Square:-These huge cantilevered fishing nets are legacy of one of the first visitors to the Malabar coast . Erected here between 1350 & 1450 AD by traders from the court of Kublai Khan, these nets are built teakwood & bamboo poles, the best place to watch the nets being lowered into the sea & the catch being brought in is the Vasco da Gama Square
St Francis Church:- Built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars, that is India‘s oldest European Church.
Santa Cruz Basilica:- Dating back in 1558, this church has beautiful murals on the ceiling.
AC Indigo/Similar Vehicle for transfers and sight-seeing as per the itinerary
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