Discover ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala over 5 days with its lush plantations, network of canals and wildlife reserves. Our tour will take you to Munnar, Thekkady and Alleppey to soak in the untouched beauty of Kerala.
Arrive in the harbour city of Kerala, Cochin, meet our Holxo Holidays representative and proceed to Munnar. Enroute, visit Athirappilly Falls, the largest waterfall in Kerala at 80 ft high and 330 ft wide, featured in the blockbuster movie ‘Baahubali’, where it shot to fame. Drive through lush greenery and panoramic views as you to drive to Munnar. Enroute, you visit Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Valara Falls, Karadipara View Point and Blossom Park. Arrive at Munnar and check in to the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, start your sightseeing tour of Munnar with Eravikulam National Park located around the Western Ghats, which is home to the endangered Nilgiri Thar-Goat and other animal species such as the Atlas moth and Nilgiri langur. Next, visit Mattupetty Dam, built in the hills of Kerala. Later, proceed to Anamudi (2695 m), the highest peak in Kerala and South India, giving you a stunning view of the hills. Pothamedu viewpoint, famous for sunset views, gives a panoramic view of the valley. Also, visit the Tea Museum, where you see the production of tea and Rose garden, with its multiple variety of flowers.
After sightseeing, proceed to the hotel and rest overnight.
After breakfast, depart for Thekkady and drive through spice plantations like those of black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, etc. At the famous wildlife reserve, Periyar National Park, enjoy an elephant safari or boating in the Periyar Lake. In the evening, watch an engaging kathakali dance performance.
At the end of the day, return to the hotel and enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
You can also enjoy an ayurvedic massage in Kerala.
After an early breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Alleppey, also known as ‘Venice of the East’. Arrival at Alleppey and check in to your houseboat stay. Relax and enjoy all meals (lunch, tea and dinner) on the houseboat, while your boat cruises through the serene backwaters. Enjoy the views of paddy fields and villages on your one of a kind overnight stay on the houseboat.
After breakfast, check out of the houseboat and proceed to sightseeing of Cochin including Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattancherry Palace - Portuguese palace with exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi, Jewish Synagogue - one of the oldest synagogues from 1568 and St. Francis Church - one of oldest European churches in India from 1503 where the body of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was originally buried in 1524.
Later, transfer to the Cochin airport for your flight back.