Backwaters & Hill Stations Bliss: Kerala’s Enchantment

Trip Duration:

4 Days / 3 Nights

Places Included:

Munnar , Alleppey , Kochi

Itinerary Overview

“Backwaters & Hill Stations Bliss”! Fly into Kochi, City1, the gateway. Drive to Munnar, City2, a hill station paradise. On Day 1, enjoy scenic viewpoints and the Munnar market.

Day 2 unveils Munnar’s beauty with a sunrise (weather permitting), Eravikulam National Park, and tea plantations. Enjoy a cultural performance in the evening. Day 3 takes you on a scenic drive to Alleppey, City3, for a houseboat experience. Cruise the backwaters, savor onboard meals, and unwind amidst the tranquility.

Disembark and head to Kochi on Day 4. Explore Kochi’s rich heritage with Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, and the Jewish Synagogue. Depending on your departure, visit museums or shop for souvenirs before your flight home. This itinerary combines Kerala’s serene backwaters, lush hill stations, and vibrant culture.

Backwaters & Hill Stations Bliss: Kerala’s Enchantment

Detailed Itinerary

Kerala’s Enchantment (4 Days/3 Nights)

Escape to the captivating state of Kerala on this 4-day adventure, combining the serenity of the Munnar hills with the charm of Alleppey’s backwaters and the rich heritage of Kochi. Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, unique experiences, and the warmth of Kerala’s culture.

Day 1: Unveiling the Magic of Munnar – Hill Station Paradise

  • Arrive in Kochi, the gateway to Kerala.
  • After clearing customs and immigration, proceed to a pre-booked car for your scenic journey (approximately 4 hours) to Munnar, nestled amidst the lush Western Ghats.
  • Upon arrival in Munnar, check in to your pre-booked hotel and unwind after your journey.
  • In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour, visiting Echo Point, offering panoramic views, and Mattupetty Dam, a scenic spot ideal for boating.
  • In the evening, explore the vibrant Munnar market, picking up souvenirs and local handicrafts.

Day 2: Unveiling the Secrets of Munnar

  • Start your day early to witness a breathtaking sunrise (weather permitting) over the rolling hills of Munnar.
  • Visit Eravikulam National Park, a haven for diverse flora and fauna, and potentially spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
  • In the afternoon, explore the sprawling tea plantations, a defining feature of Munnar’s landscape. You can also opt for a visit to a tea factory to understand the tea-making process (optional).
  • In the evening, enjoy a cultural performance showcasing Kerala’s traditional dance forms like Kathakali.

Day 3: Munnar to Alleppey – A Journey Through Backwaters

  • After breakfast, bid farewell to Munnar and embark on a scenic drive (approximately 5 hours) to Alleppey, also known as the “Venice of the East.”
  • Upon arrival, board your pre-booked houseboat, a traditional Kerala kettuvallam.
  • Cruise along the serene backwaters, witnessing lush landscapes, villages, and local life. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared onboard by the houseboat crew.
  • Spend the afternoon relaxing on the houseboat deck, soaking in the tranquil atmosphere.
  • In the evening, enjoy a traditional Keralan dinner served onboard, savoring the unique flavors of the region.

Day 4: Unveiling the Charm of Kochi – A City Steeped in History

  • After breakfast, disembark from your houseboat and proceed to Kochi (approximately 1.5 hours).
  • Check in to your pre-booked hotel in Kochi.
  • In the afternoon, embark on a city tour exploring Kochi’s rich heritage, including Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, and the Jewish Synagogue.
  • In the evening, enjoy a stroll along the scenic Kochi waterfront, experiencing the vibrant local atmosphere. You can also indulge in a shopping spree at the local markets for souvenirs and spices.

Day 5: Departure from Kochi

  • Depending on your departure time, you can explore Kochi’s museums like the Hill Palace or the Indo-Portuguese Museum before heading to the airport for your flight home.
  • Carry home unforgettable memories of your enchanting exploration of Kerala’s backwaters, hill stations, and cultural treasures!

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Inclusions

  • Airport / Railway Station pick up and drop as per your flight/train timings
  • Comfortable and hygienic Vehicle (SUV / Sedan / Tempo Traveler) as per the group size
  • Stay on a double (for couples & special requests) and triple-sharing basis in hotels/camps
  • Breakfast (from Day 2 to Last Day as per itinerary)
  • Driver night charges & allowances, toll tax, parking charges, etc.
  • Experienced driver for the entire journey
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
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