As the first leg of your Kerala trip package, You are greeted on arrival at Kochi International Airport/Railway station by The Travel Planners representative and thereafter transfer to Hotel. Afternoon you can go for the sightseeing of Cochin. Here you can see the St Francis Church, the oldest Church in India, 500 year-old Portuguese Houses, Chinese fishing nets, 16th century Synagogue, Jew Town and Mattancherry Palace, built by Portuguese, this Palace contains some of India’s most beautiful murals. Evening go for shopping. Overnight at Hotel.
A bit of interesting trivia about Kochi. Kochi or Cochin? In case you’re wondering what’s the right term to refer to this place, you’re right in both cases. Cochin was the colonial term used by the British in the early days. Kochi was the term used by the local townsfolk in the region and it eventually went on to be the official name in the 90s.
Morning drive to Munnar covering a distance of 130 kms / 4 hrs enroute visit Cheyyappara Waterfalls. On the way to Munnar you can see tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lush green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, most of the area covered by Tata tea. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight at Hotel..
The Cheyyappara Waterfalls often finds its mention in a lot of Kerala holiday packages. It is located about 30 kms away at the end of a scenic drive from Munnar. During monsoons, tourists and travellers can witness the water body in its full might as it gushes down the edges of massive cliffs.
Morning drive to Thekkady covering a distance of 110 kms / 3.5 hrs through cardamom hills. Check into the Resort. After lunch visit spice plantation like cardamom, pepper, coffee, and tea estate etc. On the way back to hotel you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight at Hotel.
f you’re an animal lover, you will absolutely love Thekkady. The dense jungles and greenery have transformed it into India’s largest wildlife sanctuaries. The Periyar Tiger Reserve is home to one of Great Indian Tiger. If you’re lucky, you might just spot one dropping by a lake for a thirst break. Feel like you’re top on the world by opting for elephant rides through the dense forests.