A delightful journey through ‘Gods own Country’. Relax in the cooler temperatures of the Hill country, learn about the history of tea and delight in the beauty of the Eravikulam National Park. Spend a day with an Elephant at Kanam Estate. Later unwind on the shores of Vemanad Lake before embarking on a lazy houseboat cruise on the Backwaters. Cochin – Munnar – Kanam – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Cochin

FRANRANCE OF TOURA delightful journey through ‘Gods own Country’
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Day 1. To Cochin

Departure from your home country to Cochin.

Day 2. Cochin

Arrive Cochin in the morning. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy a sunset harbour cruise, if the tide is right watch the intriguing Chinese fishing nets at work. Two nights at the Old Harbour.

Day 3. Cochin

Morning sightseeing of this beautiful port city includes the Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica & Jewish Synagogue. Afternoon at leisure. Spectacular Kathakali dance performance in the evening– arrive early to watch the actors put on their intricate makeup.

Day 4. To Munnar

Wonderful scenic drive to the breathtakingly beautiful hill station of Munnar. Endless expanse of tea plantations, pristine valleys and forest-clad mountains make this the perfect escape. Two nights at either the Windamere or Ambaday Estates.

Day 5. Munnar

Morning excursion to the Eravikulam National Park in the Western Ghats, home to the largest population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Afternoon visit a Tea museum, to learn about the history of the traditional ‘cuppa’.

Day 6. To Kanam

Drive to the peaceful and secluded Kanam Estate. Swim in the delightful pool, take an optional guided walk through the rubber plantations, enjoy an Ayurvedic massage or simply lose yourself in a good book. Two nights at Serenity.

Day 7. Kanam

Spend your day with the hotel’s elephant, helping the Mahout to feed, bathe and scrub his charge. Being so close to such a magnificent animal is a truly unique experience.

Day 8. To Kumarakom

Morning drive through gorgeous lush green countryside to Kumarakom. Remainder of day  at leisure. Overnight at the Coconut Lagoon.

Day 9. Houseboat

Spend the day cruising the backwaters in a traditional rice boat converted into a Houseboat, locally known as Kettuvallam. The waterways are the lifeblood of the area, local commerce revolves around it with boats laden with everything from fish to today’s papers, gliding by! The Backwaters are an ornithologist’s paradise – look out for glorious multicoloured kingfishers. Overnight  on an air-conditioned houseboat.

Day 10. To Cochin

Cruise along the Backwaters until evening. Disembark and drive to Cochin. Overnight at Courtyard Marriott Airport Hotel.

Day 11. To your home country

Fly back to your home country.

Suggested extensions: Beach Extensions to Marari & Kovalam (Various other extensions are available on request)

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