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Glimpse of Kerala

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Kochi
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Munnar
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Thekkady
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Kumarakom
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Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
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  • Tour Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Inclusions
  • Policies
  • Tour Destinations

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrival in Kochi

Arrive Kochi Airport / Railway Station & transfer to Hotel, check into the Hotel. Later in the day visit the Mattancherry Dutch Palace - (Closed on Fridays and Public Holidays) which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663, Fort Kochi Area, St. Francis Church - (Closed for visitors on Sundays from 08.00 to 11.00 hrs.) the oldest European Church in India & see the Chinese Fishing Nets, along the tip of Fort Kochi unique to this part of Kerala a living symbols of a centuries-old Chinese influence on this coast. Stay overnight at Kochi.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 2 

Kochi – Munnar (135 Kms / 4 hrs)

Today after Breakfast proceed on a picturesque drive through the countryside of Munnar - one of the most popular hill stations in southern India known for its sprawling tea & coffee plantations. Enroute you can enjoy the scenic views of hill stations with striking greenery, small waterfalls & tea plantations. On arrival check in at Hotel. Proceed to visit Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park) & Munnar Town. Rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at Munnar.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Munnar - Local Sightseeing

Today morning after Breakfast visit Mattupetty Dam, a storage concrete gravity dam. The dam was constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project in the late 1940s, for the purpose of water conservation and power generation. Now the dam is a vital source of electricity generation in Munnar and also a haven for many wild animals and birds due to its constant water availability, Echo Point a scenic spot on a reservoir featuring an echo phenomenon. Lastly choose from visiting either Tea Museum gives a first hand knowledge about tea processing and the operations that go into the making of black tea. The aim of the Tea Museum is to depict the growth of this more-than-a-century-old tea plantation district OR Eravikulam National Park known for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Stay overnight at Munnar.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Munnar - Thekkady (110 Kms / 3.5 hrs)

Today after early Breakfast get transferred to Periyar - lying at an altitude of 700-1900 m above sea level has a cool and comfortable climate & it’s considered to be pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations, it is also known for its wide variety of Spices. On arrival check-in at Hotel, later enjoy the Boat Ride (On Own) at Periyar Lake where you get a chance to see the herd of elephants that descend down to the lake, other intriguing and rare species of animals dwelling in the sanctuary include the Sambar Deer, Nilgiri  Tahr, Wild Pigs, Nilgiri Langur, the highly endangered Lion-Tailed Macaque, Small Travancore Flying Squirrel, Stripe-Necked Mongoose, Nilgiri Marten and if lucky even a Tiger & proceed for spice plantations visit. Stay overnight at Thekkady.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Thekkady – Kumarakom (180 Kms / 5 hrs)

Today after early Breakfast get transferred to Kumarakom. Sightseeing through backwaters and explore the picturesque canals and lagoons. With the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Kumarakom – Kochi (Departure)

After Breakfast, check out of the Hotel. Drive to Kochi and transfer to airport/railway station for your onward/return journey with pleasant memories.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Tour Accommodation

  • 4 Star Hotel Included

Inclusions

  • 1 Night Accommodation in Kochi
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Munnar
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Thekkady
  • 1 Night House Boat in Kumarakom
  • Bed and Breakfast in Hotels
  • Transportation as per the itinerary inclusive of Driver Bata, Night Halt, and Parking & Toll Charges
  • All Tours & Transfers by Dedicated Exclusive Vehicle

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, Entrance fees, Charges for Activities
  • Early Check in/ Late Checkout & Any Extra Meals
  • Camera Charges, Activity Fees & all other expenses which are in personal nature
  • Vehicle will be as per itinerary not on disposable basis
  • Guide, Tour Escort (Can be provided up on request with extra Charges)
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

Tour Activity

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Visa Policies

Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Hotel normal check in time is 1400 - 1600 hours and check out time is 1000 - 1200 hours
  • Package cost is subject to change until full confirmation for package tour.
  • Rooms are subject to availability.
  • Room type (double or twin is Subject to Availability and is at sole discretion of the hotel)
  • Itinerary is just indicative. Do not consider it as a Final Schedule. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator.
  • All transfers tours based on Seat-In-Coach (SIC) basis (Shared Basis) other than mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Dinner coupons are of Indian restaurant based on buffet or set menu basis, outside hotel, without transfers.
  • PAN card copy required for billing.
  • The cost of outbound package tour is payable in convertible foreign exchange (subject to RBI/GOI regulation) except cost of ticket. Package Cost includes (Ground handling charges) Dollar segment, which will be taken out of your BTQ (Basic Travel Quota). ROE will be applicable at the time of final payment of the Tour Package.
  • Reservation Vouchers and Air Tickets will be handed over 3 days before the scheduled Tour, after receiving the full and final payment.
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  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • Tour is in group & one may have to wait intermittently for transfers especially for pick-up and dropping as transfers services are used for other group tourists too.
  • The time schedule fixed by the local tour operator should be strictly adhered to. For any inconvenience, loss or consequence suffered due to tourist’s failure to keep the local tour operators timings, the tourist alone would be responsible. Please also note that unlike in the case of individual tailor made tour packages; you might have to adjust timings for the sake of general member of your tour group. Hotels mentioned now are only proposed at the moment. The hotel named in the service voucher shall be final.
  • This intimation supersede all previous offers by Company and any verbal communication or offer made earlier by any of our representatives.

Condition Apply
The aforementioned description is just for informative purpose. Final package tour components shall be mentioned on the voucher at the time of finalizing the tour package. The travel tour components mentioned here are subject to change at last minute variation that may occur due to factors beyond control of the Company. It is entirely your responsibility to check the Service Voucher(s) / Tickets / Visas / Insurance Policies carefully on delivery thereof and to let the Company know immediately in the event of any error.

Tour Destination

About City

Surrounded by the Arabian Sea and the Laccadive Sea, Kochi, or Cochin is referred to as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and is one of the largest spice trading centers of India. Be it summer or winter, Kerala is one of the top holiday destinations in India. Kochi tour packages give one a chance to explore and delve into this popular tourist destination. From sightseeing to lip-smacking food, from shopping to nightlife, one can have momentous experiences in this city.

Best Places To Visit In Kochi :-

1. Mattancherry Palace
Mattancherry Palace was made by Portuguese rulers popularly known as a Dutch palace and now it has been converted into a museum. The artefacts and paintings inside the palace tell us about the Kochi kings and the history of Kochi rulers. There is also a big courtyard and a temple inside the Mattancherry Palace.
What’s Special: Artefacts and Embellishments of Kings
Nearby Attractions: Ernakulam Cemetery Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Ramakrishna Math
Entry Fees: Adults: INR 2 ; Children (Upto 15 years): Free
Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm (Closed on Fridays)
Built By: Portuguese
Built In: 1555
Houses: Paintings, Artefacts, Exhibits
Distance From City Center: 3 kms


2. Chinese Fishing Nets
Chinese Fishing Nets is a phenomenal sight to watch in Kochi when the huge nets with mesmerizing sunset view in the backdrop look heavenly beautiful. You will see a lot of fishermen catching fish through these giant fishing nets. It is a great place for fine photography.
What’s Special: Sunset views
Nearby Attractions: Vasco da Gama Square, Mattancherry Palace, Fort Kochi Beach
Entry Fees: Free
Timings: 24 Hours
Distance From Airport: 36.3 kms
Transportation Options: Tuk-tuk, Taxi

3. Willingdon Island
Willingdon Island serves as the base of the Koci navy. It also serves as the commercial port link between various national and international ports. This is a man-made island which looks stunning and the sunset views from the island is something worth-noticing.
What’s Special: Natural beauty, Lavish hotels
Nearby Attractions: St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Hill Palace Museum, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
Entry Fees: Free
Timings: 05:00 am to 10:00 pm
Built By: Sir Robert Bristow
Built In: 1936
Houses: Cruises, Hotels Commercial and Industrial buildings
Distance From Airport: 40 kms
Transportation Options: Ferry


4. Veeranpuzha Lake and Backwaters
Lying parallel to Malabar coast, the Varapuzha Lake is known for its brackish lagoons and mesmerizing sunset views. The backwater ride can be enjoyed on the calm and serene waters of Varapuzha Lake.
What’s Special: Lagoons, Backwaters
Nearby Attractions: Kuzhupilly Beach, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Vasco da Gama Square, Hill Palace Museum
Entry Fees: Free
Timings: 24 Hours
Distance From Airport: 29.7 kms
Transportation Options: Cab, Rickshaw

5. Bolgatty Palace
Bolgatty Palace is one of the oldest surviving Dutch palaces in India. The architecture of the palace is a mix of Kochi style of architecture and also the Dutch. The palace has served as the Governor's palace before and now it has been converted into a luxury hotel. The palace is also surrounded by gardens and has been divided into three major parts.
What’s Special: Lavish rooms
Nearby Attractions: Vallarpadam Church, Infant Jesus Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica
Entry Fees: Depends on the rooms booked
Timings: 24 Hours
Built By: Dutch Traders
Built In: 1744
Houses: Gardens, Lavish rooms
Distance From City Center: 2 kms
Transportation Options: Cab, Tuk-tuk

Top Attraction & Places to visit:-

1. Lulu Mall
Lulu Mall is the largest mall in India regarding total retail space of 1.7 million square feet. Situated in Edapally, Kochi, the mall sprawls over an extensive area of 17 acres with 215 outlets of restaurants, multiplex, food courts, entertainment zones, bowling alley, money exchange centres, arcade games and 5D cinema.

2. Fort Kochi
Fort Kochi is a seaside town in the south-western part of Main Kochi, which is known for its historical fortifications and ruins of old palatial buildings from the Portuguese or Dutch colonial era.

3. Kerala Kathakali Centre
This centre at Fort Cochin has seen many a dance performances! The amount of effort put in by the dancers is commendable.

4. Cherai Beach
Located on the north end of the Vypeen Island, the Cherai Beach offers a beautiful sunset point. The beach is also popular for its golden sand, palm trees and wide expanse of blue water.

5. Jewish Synagogue
Amongst the 7 synagogues located in his area, this Jewish synagogue is the only one which is in operation today. It was built in 1568 and is also called the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or Mattencherry Synagogue. Cameras and handbags are not allowed inside.

6. Wonderla Amusement Park
An amusement park filled with breathtaking charm, Wonderla has everything one can need to celebrate with vivacity. With over 50 exhilarating rides, the theme park has all the facilities to provide for an exciting experience for every visitor irrespective of their age and gender. It offers the thrill of both land-based and water-based rides.

7.  Hill Palace
Located near Tripunithura, this is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. It was built in the year 1865 and today houses an archaeological museum, heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children's park.

8.  Marine Drive, Kochi
The Marine drive in Kochi is one of the best places to spend time in the city and provides an amazing view of the sea. It is a picturesque promenade and is built facing the backwaters. It is a popular hangout place for the local people.

9. Folklore Museum
This is a one of a kind Museum which portrays a variety of gallery art, sales, live dance forms which vary from ritualistic to martial arts, and souvenirs.

10.  Santa Cruz Basilica
Constructed in the year 1505, this Catholic Church located in Fort Kochi is famous for its Gothic style of architecture and Portuguese interiors.

11. Kashi Art Cafe
Kashi Art Cafe is one of the most beautiful cafe in Kochi catering to foodies and art lovers alike. Popular for its very delicious breakfast, the place also runs a side art gallery exhibiting works of a single artist for a single month. Very famous among the foreign tourists, the place boasts of perfect non-vegetarian food and perfect vibes. Visiting here is one of the topmost things to do in Kochi.

12.  Rainbow Hanging Bridge
One of the most popular attractions in Kochi, Kerala, the Rainbow Hanging Bridge in Ernakulam is connected to the Marine Drive. This arched bridge overlooks the expansive sea and is known for being an excellent place for taking a morning or evening walk since it has a pedestrian promenade.

13.  Vasco da Gama Square
Many stalls serving various edibles such as coconuts, nuts, sea-food, ice-creams and local fares scatter the narrow esplanade along the Kochi beach which is the Vasco da Gama Square. One can even watch local fisherman fishing along the shoreline.

14. Antique Museum
A branch of the Fine Art Emporium of Kochi, the Antique Museum Kochi is situated in Mattancherry’s Jew Town. It is maintained by the government and is ideal for people who are interested in antiques as the museum is home to over 1,000 valuable items that date back centuries.

15. Subhash Park
Popularly known as Subhash Park, the Subhash Chandra Bose Park is situated along Marine Drive in Kochi, Kerala. The park, which overlooks the serene backwaters of Vembanad Lake and Kochi Harbour on one side and a bunch of trees on the other, is an excellent place for people to come and relax.

16. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Located in Kochi city-centre, this bird sanctuary is home to a shallow lake surrounded by thick mangrove vegetation that draws a variety of migratory and resident birds every year.

17. Jew Town
Jew Town is one of the oldest parts of the region. It was here that the Jews first settled in India in around 700 BC. This part is famous for its architecturally solid synagogues that continue to stand till today.

18. M G Road
MG Road is a perfect place for shopaholics. The shopping centre of the city throbs with stores containing an assortment of handicrafts made from coir, wood, shells, brass, ivory and sandalwood, edibles and spices, clothes and jewelries.

19. Indian Naval Museum
Located on the INS Dronacharya premises in the Ernakulam district of Kochi, Kerala, the Indian Naval Maritime Museum is an ode to the Indian Navy’s maritime past. The museum sheds light on the country’s maritime heritage, depicts international trade links, pays tribute to major maritime figures and also focuses on the settlement of the Europeans in India.

20. St Francis Church
St. Francis Church in Kochi, which finely exhibits Portuguese architecture, is believed to be one of a kind amongst all the European churches which were constructed in India. It was constructed in the 15th century by the Portuguese traders. Vasco-da-Gama, the famous explorer, was buried in this church when he died in 1524, on his third visit to India. His remains were moved to Lisbon after fourteen years but his gravestone is still present in the church.

21. Princess Street
Princess Street is famous for its quaint old world charm and bizarreness of European homes built in the Dutch, British, French, and Portuguese style. Most of these homes allow visitors to see the interiors as well.

22. Kalady
Kalady is a census town located east of the Periyar river, in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. It is the birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara, and a popular destination for pilgrims. There are two major shrines located in Kalady, dedicated to the memory of Adi Sankaracharya.

23. Greenix Village
Situated 8 km off Ernakulam is the Greenix village where various art forms of Kerala are practiced and developed. Every evening witnesses a mixed performance of Kathakali- the dance drama form of Kerala, Kalaripayattu- an aesthetic martial art form, audio-visual history at the in-house museum and Indian classical music in this cultural centre.

24. Parikshith Thampuran Museum
Architecturally a Kerala style mansion, the Parikshith Thampuran Museum is located inside the Durbar Hall. The museum features old coins, sculptures, oil paintings, Mughal paintings and Royal artifacts belonging to the 19th century.

25. Pierce Leslie Bungalow
Pierce Leslie Bungalow is a colonial mansion established as offices of Pierce Leslie and Co. Established in the year 1862; the coffee merchants drew inspiration from Portuguese and Dutch architecture.

26.  Thirikkakara Vamanamoorthy Temple
Containing lithic records of historical significance, Thirikkakara Vamanamoorthy Temple hosts the spectacular secular Onam feast every year in the Malayalee month of Chingam which falls typically between August and September.

27.  Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple
Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple is an ancient temple with the inscriptions found here that dates the founding of the temple to 947 AD. Thus this beautiful temple is regarded as one of the oldest temples found in all India.

28. Bishop's House
This Indo-Portuguese museum built in the year 1506 houses a collection of valuable artifacts from various churches under the Cochin diocese. The building was once the residence of the Portuguese Governor.

29. Areekkal Waterfalls
Areekkal Waterfalls is situated in Kochi and is one of the very few falls situated in the region. Boasting of immaculate surroundings, verdant green woods and a picturesque setting, the silvery cascading water atop rocky cliffs is a visual delight and a popular tourist spot of the city.

30. Vallarpadam
Quietly nestled in the middle of the Vembanad Lake in Kochi, Vallarpadam is one part of the group of islands in the state of Kerala- the one one being Willington Island. Vallarpadam is hustled near the Port of Kochi, the island only has a meagre population of around 10000 people. Considered to be one of the most picturesque and scenic places in the region, the town is mostly famous for the Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, known as the Vallarpadam Church.

31. Fort Kochi Beach
Situated along Fort Kochi in Kochi, Kerala, Fort Kochi Beach is a tranquil beach adjoining the Arabian Sea. Lined with a beautiful sidewalk, the beach also has a fort to boast of which is also a major tourist attraction of the spot. People usually visit it for routinely morning and evening walks or just to spend some quality time in solitude.

Best Places To Eat In Cochin:-

Mosaic
Mosaic offers a wide range of traditional and continental food along with some additions of pan Indian cuisine as well. The culinary journey with Cochin tourism couldn’t start better than with a restaurant that encapsulates the various tastes of Kerala along with a delicious local twist. Get to witness gourmet food, traditional dishes and specialities with a local twist at Mosaic. You won’t regret adding this restaurant in places to try out In Cochin.

The Drawing Room
The Drawing Room is a unique and open seated restaurant that offers cuisines ranging from seafood to Mediterranean food. The restaurant offers an exciting view of the sea, and the cosy environment of the garden setting makes it all the more interesting to visit. The food has received amazing reviews and is highly recommended. Enjoy a plethora of options among seafood favourites and indulge yourself in an exotic atmosphere like no other at the Drawing Room.

Kochi Kitchen
Kochi Kitchen is yet another star-studded restaurant that offers a wide variety of cuisines at relatively affordable prices. The vibrant and stylish ambience coupled with some very delicious Italian, Asian, North-Indian and other various cuisines make for a very pleasant dining experience. Make sure you add this restaurant to your itinerary if you choose Cochin tourism.

Malabar Cafe
Fine dining couldn’t get better than at Malabar Café. This chic addition to Cochin tourism flaunts a brilliant assortment of dishes that are handmade and modular. The dishes can range from a buffet styled menu to an a-la carte-based menu. The overall experience can be rated among the topmost ones in Cochin and one you should definitely try out.

Not only do Kochi tour packages provide one with the best deals and reasonable accommodation, but can also be customized according to one’s need. Get the best out of your tour, explore the city, go crazy shopping, satisfy your taste buds with scrumptious food, take a walk to the museums, and soothe your eyes with beautiful paintings in the forts and churches on your Kochi trip. Fort Kochi area, known as the Old Kochi, is a major tourist attraction with popular landmarks such as Indo Portuguese Museum, Dutch Cemetery, St Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue, and more. Kochi has a lot more to explore than just the scenic mountains and landscapes as it has a rich history of trade with the Europeans which you would definitely love to know. Our Kochi trip packages take you to some of the most important places of trade during the last two centuries which will fascinate you with facts and the medieval Portuguese architecture.

Best time to visit Kochi:-

The ideal or the best season to plan a trip to Kochi is June to September when the weather is mild and pleasant. Monsoon-lovers can grab an amazing Kochi tour package in the month of October to December. Friends, families, honeymooners and adventure seekers plan their Kochi vacation throughout the year to the Queen City with different packages. The tour package to Kochi also gives a detailed description of the Kochi itinerary that gives an insight to the holiday planners about their schedule to Kochi.

There is no dearth of enjoyable places to visit in Kochi. Holidaymakers get to visit the most renowned Kochi tourist attractions with these packages. One can witness the man-made Islands of Willington, the Santa Cruz Church which is one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Kochi, the islands of Bolgatty for an enriching science trip for kids, and the thrilling and venturesome Wonderla Amusement Park. Moreover, the backwaters of Alleppey and the tea plantations of Munnar lie only a few hours away from Kochi. Our Kochi holiday packages are customisable so that you can choose the attractions that you want to explore and learn more about.

About City

Munnar is the heaven of South India. It is located in the Idukki district of Kerala and is the most frequented hill station in South India. Munnar tour packages facilitates visitors to have a great experience amidst the waterfalls, tea gardens, and lush meadows of Munnar in the most convenient way possible. Munnar has a lot to offer in terms of relaxation, knowledge and fun, all at the same time.

Munnar is Kerala’s most sought-after tourist destination. Every Munnar itinerary is centered around activities that interest and engage all kinds of travelers from children, couples, to hard-core adventure seekers. An ideal Munnar itinerary provides tourists with well-planned, coordinated and organised holiday experiences.There are endless things to do in Munnar that are remunerative and appealing to tourists. Activities and outdoor sports offered to travelers include an irresistible range of options like trekking, hiking, canoeing, safaris, quad biking, zip lining and visits to amusement parks. Visiting interesting places, trying out new cuisines, fascinating sports and outdoor activities, easy access to transportation facilities, staying at their chosen locations, indulging in shopping, and pampering oneself, all at reasonable rates. Thrill-seeking individuals have a plethora of light to hard-core activities to indulge in on their Munnar trip package. There are also stimulative activities for peace seekers and families like ecotourism, village and temple visits, tea plantation trails, bird watching, and visits to different hills in Munnar. These packages make travelers familiar with the different kind of environment and cultural diversity prevalent in an altogether different corner of India.

Munnar is one of the most talked-about and traveled destinations of the South. It is absolutely surreal and offers some of the most intriguing landscape that one cannot take their eyes off from and has the perfect amalgamation of romantic places, serene spots, fun-filled activities, and adventurous spots. It is also a hotspot for trekking. If you love adventure sports, then you must try trekking to Echo Point and staying in the camps near the point. The Echo Point is located away from the Munnar main town, it is around 15 kilometers away. Munnar is blessed with the best of landscapes and places which are a must-visit.

Monsoons have a charm of their own. Though tourists avoid going to Munnar during monsoons, the best time to visit Munnar is between the months of June and October. However, Munnar is an year-round destination for most travelers because of its blooming, unending beauty. So, decide on your perfect time to get on an excursion to Munnar, and book a trip while browsing through our list of Munnar trip packages that meets your interests and other requirements.

Best Attractions & Places To Visit in Munnar:-

1. Echo Point
Located just 15 km away from Munnar, Echo Point is a magical place located amidst the lush green hills. It is surrounded by three mountain ranges, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala. This is a perfect place to just sit by and mull over life. The quant place has a mystic lake where one can go for boating, if not enjoy a walk along the lake. One can also spot several native birds here and pass their time. One can also find a few shops to buy knick knacks from. One of the main reasons for the popularity of this place is the rare Neelakurinji flowers or Strobilanthes which are only found in this part of the county. It is one of the best of the places to visit in any Munnar travel package.
What’s Special: Natural phenomenon of echo; Picturesque views
Nearby Attractions: Mattupetty Dam; Top Station; Mattupetty Lake; Photo Point
Timings: 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Distance From The City Center: 17.8 km
Transportation Options: Cab, Bike


2. Attukal Falls
If you are looking for a fun place where one can go for a nice picnic then Attukal Falls is the place for you. This beautiful place is situated just 2 km away from Munnar and can be reached in no time. The drive to this place is a little tricky though considering the condition of the roads hence a skilled driver is required. Upon reaching, one can enjoy a dip in the waterfall and the utmost beauty of this place.
What’s Special: Looks like a silver lining from a distance
Nearby Attractions: Lakkam Waterfalls; Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Timings: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Distance From The City Center: 9 km
Transportation Options: Cab then hiking

3. Pothamedu View Point
Pothamedu View Point is a beautiful place located just 4.5 km away from Munnar. It is a perfect place to see coffee, tea, and cardamom plantations. Because of the utmost beauty of this place, it is a haven for all the photographers. One can also enjoy a good hike or trek here as the place has abundant locations for such activities. One can also spot Idukki Arch Dam on a clear sky day. This is a great place to go to when one is looking to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city and spend time in the utmost peace.
What’s Special: Scenic view; Hiking & Trekking trails
Nearby Attractions: Attukal waterfalls; Blossom International Park
Timings: Open 24 hours
Distance From The City Center: 4.5 km
Transportation Options: Cab then hiking

4. Photo Point
Located just a few minutes away from Munnar, Photo Point is a beautiful place that will make you fall in love with it. The rolling hills and dancing clouds give you all the illusion of a paradise. Surrounded by tea gardens and akes, Photo Pont is one of the most visited places in Munnar. This is a perfect place to get a great picture with a magical backdrop. 2 to 3 hours is perfect to explore this place to the fullest.
What’s Special: Panoramic views
Nearby Attractions: Blossom International Park; Mattupetty Dam
Timings: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Distance From The City Center: 4.9 km
Transportation Options: Cab

5. Top Station
Well-known as the highest point in Munnar, Top Station is one of the most sought after places to visit in Munnar. This place is ideal for a trip if you are an adventure seeker. One can also partake in hiking and trekking. Another intriguing thing about this area is that one can spot Neelakurinji plants here. These flowers bloom once every 12 years.
What’s Special: The highest point in Munnar; Neelakurinji plants
Nearby Attractions: Kundala Dam Lake
Timings: 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Distance From The City Center: 17.3 km
Transportation Options: Buses, Cab

6. Kundala Lake
Kundala Lake is an artificial lake situated at a distance of 20 km from Munnar. Situated at an elevation of 1700 meters, this lake is one of the best places to visit in Kerala through a Munnar package. It is recommended that you plan your visit early in the morning to soak in the absolute bliss of calm waters and serene surroundings. Moreover, at this time, you can also observe the sun rays slowly seep in the forest and reflect through the lake. Here, one can opt to go pedal boating and horse riding.
What’s Special: Artificial Lake; Scenic Views; Boating
Nearby Attractions: Sethuparvati Dam; Aruvikkara Waterfall
Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Built-In: 1946
Distance From The City Center: 25.3 km
Transportation Options: Buses, Cab

7. Eravikulam National Park
Sprawled over an area of 97 square kilometers, Eravikulam National Park is home to a plethora of wildlife. It is Kerala’s first national park. This national park is well-known for being home of Nilgiri Tahr, which is an endangered species of mammals. Apart from this the park is also home to Neelakurinji plants, the flowers of which only blooms once in 12 years. It is a great place to be visited by all, especially nature and wildlife lovers.
What’s Special: Nilgiri Tahr; Golden jackal; Leopard; Nilgiri langur; Indian porcupine; Nilgiri Marten; Stripe-necked mongoose; Dusky palm squirrel
Nearby Attractions: Lakkam Waterfalls; Anamudi Peak; Tea Gardens; Photo Point; 
Timings: 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Distance From The City Center: 7.6 km
Transportation Options: Cab

8. Tea Museum
Tea Museum is one of those places in Munnar that made a huge impact on tourism in Munnar. Moreover, it makes an integral part of the city’s history. Visiting this museum, you can learn about the entire process of tea making. From plucking to processing, you will get to witness every stage of it.
What’s Special: Stages of tea formation; Tea plantation
Nearby Attractions: Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation; Eravikulam National Park; The Blossom International Park
Timings: 09:00AM to 05:00PM (Closed on Mondays)
Distance From The City Center: 1.3 km
Transportation Options: Bus, Cab

9. Blossom International Park
Inside the park, you will find many beautiful trails surrounded with a plethora of flowers. This place is apt for bird watching. Moreover, it is some of the best places to spend some leisure time. The park is spread over an area of 16 acres. If you wish to go out for a picnic, this park is one of the best options due to its idyllic location and scenic atmosphere.
What’s Special: Rare species of flowers
Nearby Attractions: Munnar Hydel Park; Fun Forest Adventure Park; SN Spice Market Munnar; Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project
Timings: 09:00AM to 07:00PM
Distance From The City Center: 3 km
Transportation Options: Cab

10. Marayoor Dolmens
Find yourself enclosed in a place surrounded with more than thousand years old stones and boulders. In this area, you will find age old rocks that add to the beauty of the arena. One can spot various gigantic rock cuttings. If you are in for a surreal adventure then this place is a must visit through a Munnar tourist package.
What’s Special: Dolemns
Nearby Attractions: Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Timings: 06:00AM – 06:00PM
Distance From The City Center: 55 km
Transportation Options: Cab


What is the best time to visit Munnar?
Even though Munnar is an year-round ideal destination owing to its pleasant climate throughout the year. Still, out of the period of twelve months there are some months that are highly recommended. Here is a month wise break up of Munnar weather so that you can plan your vacation accordingly.

November to February: the time during these months is the best time to visit Munnar since the weather is highly pleasant. This is a great time for adventure enthusiasts who love to take part in thrilling activities such as rappelling, hiking, trekking, and rock climbing.

March to May: this time marks the beginning of summer in Munnar. The weather remains pleasant no doubt but it is suggested to pack light cottons and umbrellas as rain showers might greet you during these months.

June to October: it is during these months when the monsoon season hits Munnar. Despite many people suggesting to avoid visiting Munnar during this time, it is a great time to tour this hills station if you're looking to cherish one of the most memorable of your lifetime

How to Reach Munnar?
Munnar is a beautiful and rather, popular hill station. Traveling during summers is as much satisfying as in winters. Being a popular tourist destination and situated at an altitude of 1,532 meters above the sea level, connectivity is at its best.

The road and infrastructure development has been rapid in this part of the country and you may choose 3 options to reach Munnar depending on where you are coming from. If you are a local or traveling from nearby cities, then roads are your best bet. But how does one from a different part of the world visit Munnar?

Here are the travel options to Munnar you can choose from:

By Air
Munnar does not have its own airport. The nearest airport to Munnar is the Cochin International Airport located in Kochi city. The total distance between the airport and Munnar town is 110 kilometers. You can take a cab which will directly take you to the hill station or you can choose to travel to the Kochi bus stand where you can catch a direct bus to Munnar.

By Railways
The nearest railway station to Munnar is the Ernakulam Railway Station, located in Kochi. Munnar is about 130 kilometers from the station. Again, you can either take a cab or catch a bus that will drop you directly at the hill station.

By Road
Munnar is well connected by roadways with state highway 17 and 19. Excellent infrastructure and roads pave way for an enjoyable bus trip or a road trip, if you please.

One of the most beckoning aspects of these tour packages to Munnar is that they include an elaborate itinerary which is designed by travel experts to ensure a planned and organized holiday experience. Therefore, a number of facilities such as sightseeing tours, outdoor activities, accommodations, and local transfers, are included in these packages to provide all sorts of comforts to the travelers so that they can enjoy their holiday to the fullest. Choose Munnar flight packages to save time in traveling. We always endeavor to provide our travelers with an experience that can make their whole journey a memorable affair. And, comprising every required travel service, our packages offer you a hassle-free experience like no other travel portal does.

About City

Thekkady (Idukki district) is a town near Periyar National Park, an important tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India. The name Thekkady is derived from the word "thekku" which means teak. 

A tour to Thekkady introduces tourists to the spice scented plantations, the majestic chain of hills, and variety of wildlife. The beautiful district of Thekkady is often called Idukki and close to the Kerala- Tamilnadu border. The district is an exotic holiday destination for travellers from all over. Thekkady tour packages make sure that a holiday is phenomenal and travelers make the most of it. Offering a chance to hop on an excursion in the midst of the scenic beauty of nature, holiday packages for Thekkady traverse its prospective travelers to another world. 

Thekkady holiday packages include a lot of activities such as boating, jeep safari, hiking, rafting, and more. Chellarkovil is a popular place for adventure activities and the Chellarkovil Waterfalls is a feast for the eyes. A trip to Ramakkalmedu - a hill station nearby holds an important place in Thekkady sightseeing tour. The panoramic views from its hilltop present a sight to behold. For all those who enjoy trekking and love taking long walks, Thekkady is the correct place. Tribal Heritage Walk is a unique venture and includes trekking to one of the tribal villages in Periyar region.The Kalwari Mountain is famous for breathtaking views of the Idukki Reservoir and at its foothills, elephants can often be spotted. Hidden between the Periyar Reserve is the serene Mangaladevi Temple and a visit to this austere place is a must. Murikkady is a place consists of spices and coffee plantations. It is about 5 km from Thekkady. 

Top Attractions & Places in Thekkady:-

1. Gavi Forest
The place is rich in flora and fauna. There are hills and valleys, tropical forests, sprawling grasslands, sholas, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantations. Endangered species including the Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-Tailed Macaque are often sighted at the outskirts of Gavi. With more than 260 species of birds including the Great Pied Hornbill, Woodpecker and Kingfishers, Gavi is literally a paradise for birdwatchers.

Some of the breathtaking viewpoints at Gavi like the Valley View offer a spectacular view of the deep ravine and forest below. From Kochu Pampa, a point near Green Mansion eco-lodge, one can track the grazing Nilgiri Tahrs.

The famous pilgrim destination, Sabarimala is a short trek from Gavi. For those interested in observing nocturnal wildlife, night safaris to Kullur, Gavi  Pullumedu, Kochu Pampa and Pachakanam provide ample opportunities for wildlife viewing.

2. Mangala Devi Temple
It is situated about 18 km from Thekkady at an altitude of 1341 m above sea level. It is surrounded by lush greenery and is closed throughout the year except during the Chitra Pournami festival. At other times tourists can still visit it by getting a special letter from the forest ranger. The view from the temple premises is spectacular and one can see part of Eastern Ghats and some villages from adjacent state of Tamil Nadu.

3. Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation is an ecological park founded to grow medicinal herbs and spices and disseminate the knowledge of growing them with the help of advanced agricultural techniques. The park expands over an area of five acres and has a Spice Garden and an Organic Farm that one can explore along with the stunning landscape provide a natural and silent atmosphere which enhances fresh breathe and a pleasure mind. The Park is 100% eco friendly including with farm, honey bee colony, natural fish aquarium, artificial paddy field, suspension bridge, cardamom processing unit, fruit plantation, green house for vegetables, etc. Green Park Spicess Thekkady is endowed with the beauty of nature. Don’t miss the Sky walk 20 feet above ground-level. This bridge leads you to the tree house, which is built completely with wood. 

4. Periyar Lake
Tucked in the heart of the jungle, Thekkady or Periyar Lake is famous for its wide varieties of wildlife. You can also take a boat ride in the reservoir that provides water to the forest.
Periyar Tiger Reserve offers 1.5 hrs boating trips at the lake near the sanctuary. A herd of elephants or a group of sambar deer are common sights near the lake. You may be able to spot herds of Gaur and wild boars in the grasslands adjacent to the shores. A variety of avian fauna such as darters, egrets and kingfishers can be seen resting on dead tree trunks that stick out over the lake. During your boat ride, there is also a high probability of observing the antics of the Smooth Indian Otter. 

5. Periyar Tiger Reserve
The Periyar Tiger Trail is a protection-oriented trekking programme. The trek route passes through hills and valleys. In the Tiger Trail, nature lovers are in the hands of a team of guides hardy and dependable who know the forest and its ways intimately. They were once poachers who have been transformed into the protectors of the forest and now part of the protection force of PTR.

6. Periyar National Park
It is spread across an area of 300 square miles, Periyar National Park is covered by lush evergreen and deciduous forests serving as home to various animals such as deer, elephants, sambar, Nilgiri Langurs.

7. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km2 (300 sq mi), of which 360 km2 (140 sq mi) is thick evergreen forest. The wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. The greatest attractions of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants, deer and bison that come down to drink in the lake. The sanctuary can be accessed by trekking, boating or jeep safari.

8. Pattumalay
Pattumalay literally means hills draped in silk. It is known for its lofty peaks, little streams, tea plantations and tea factories. This beautiful region in Idukki is 8 km from Peermade and 24 km from Thekkady. One of the major attractions of this region is The Velankanni Matha Church situated atop a hill. This is a famous pilgrim center, and is built entirely from granite. Pattumalay is also home of the biggest names in the tea production sector.

9. Chellar kovil Viewpoint
This is located about 15 km from Kumily en route to the Theni district of Tamil Nadu. This place has a lot of picturesque waterfalls and cascades. Chellarkovil Viewpoint is famous for a stunning view of hilly terrains covered in lush green vegetation and an enchanting waterfall. The viewpoint has a watchtower with a telescope installed on a terrace which allows tourists to get a splendid bird's eye view of the picturesque location and the mesmerising sunset.

10. Mullaperiyar Dam
Mullaperiyar Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River located 881 m above mean sea level, on the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats in Thekkady.

11. Spice Walk
Thekkady is considered a haven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger, and clove. Murikkady is a place consists of spices and coffee plantations. It is about 5 km from Thekkady.

12. Bamboo Rafting 
It is a perfect activity for all the water sports enthusiasts. The facility is offered by the Forest Department at Thekkady where one can enjoy the activity in the catchment area of the national park.

13. Anakkara
A small village in the Idukki district, Anakarra is just about 50 sq. km in area. Situated approximately 18 km from Idduki wildlife sanctuary on the Kumily-Munnar state highway, this place is famous for its spice plantations and picturesque waterfalls.

14. Vandeperiyar 
It is a quaint, little town in Idukki District, Kerala, 18km from Thekkady. At an altitude of 2743ft. above sea level, this hilly town has been a delight for travellers who enjoy exploring plantations and spice farms. Despite the commercial activity, with greenery engulfing a traveller, Vandeperiyar has found a way to take you back to nature. The plantations are an ecosystem of their own - nourishing flora and fauna as the neighbouring forests do.

15. Pandikuzhi
Pandikuzhi is a humble little village famous for its picturesque beauty. Its captivating natural landscape, the thrilling terrain, a pristine stream of water flowing through the valley covered with lush green foliage makes Pandikuzhi a famous picnic destination and no less than a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers and photographers.

16. Jungle Night Patrol
Jungle Night Patrol is one of the top thrilling things to do in Thekkady. It is a trekking activity which begins at two points in the Periyar National Park- Entrance Gate of the Periyar Tiger Reserve and from the Bamboo Grooves. The activity is performed under the supervision of an armed guard and two professional guides. The thrilling activity is surely going to give you an adrenaline rush and a memory for a lifetime.

17. Nature Walks
Nature Walks is another one of the top things to do in Thekkady and a very popular activity in the region. Walking through the stunning wildlife and vegetation of the sleepy town, you can come across varied varieties of flora and fauna, wild animals and the like. It is a surreal experience with beautiful landscape in front and hills in the backdrop. These walks are performed with a professional guide.

18. Spice Shopping
Spice Shopping is one of the most popular things to do in Thekkady, for the tourists. The region is known for its rich and authentic spices, and you can buy the most expensive and aromatic spices here at very cheap rates. Some tourists also purchase spices from here to take them home as souvenirs for their kith and kin.

19.Tribal Heritage Walk
Tribal Heritage Walks are organized in Thekkady to introduce the tourists to the local culture and tradition of the place. The activity requires the volunteers to trek through the tribal village with a help of a tribal guide. One key attraction in the entire programme is the Tribal Heritage Museum where you can find ancient relics about traditional agricultural practices, marriage rituals, culture, ceremonies etc. This is one of the most interesting activities and top things to do in Thekkady.

The best time to plan a trip to Thekkady is in winters which are by far the most ideal for sightseeing, bird watching, and adventure sports. The time between October to February is hence perfect for a vacation in this paradise for nature lovers. Temperatures are lowest in the months of December-January and highest in the months of April-May. Depiction of the pristine beauty of nature which you can savour at its best with a tour package for Thekkady, embraced by the charm of the spice plantations and adorned by the enchanting western ghats. In addition, during the winter season, some of the major festivals are celebrated which entice plenty of tourists to visit this place. Our Thekkady holiday packages will take you on a journey to witness some of the most rare species of birds that migrate during winters, and explore the wildlife that will leave you speechless.

About City

Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kotayam, in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism.

Kumarakom is a cluster of beautiful little islands on the Vembanad Lake, Kerala’s largest lake in South India. It offers a scenic view of emerald green backwaters of Kerala flanked by luxuriant vegetation and paddy fields. Being endowed with worldwide recognition on account of its backwater tourism, the tourist places in Kumarakom is most sought after tourist destination due to its pristine beauty and tranquility. With miles of solitude and peace being one of the most serene offerings of Kumarakom, this fascinating destination has got something for everybody whether you are seeking relaxation, rejuvenation or on a honeymoon trip. 

Best Time to visit Kumarakom:-
 
While one can enjoy a trip to the city at any time of the year, the best time to visit Kumarakom is during the winters. The average temperature in this season, i.e. between the months of October to January falls down to about 18 degrees Celsius, making it very comfortable for travelers to enjoy the various experiences the city has in store for them. 

Why Plan a Holiday in Kumarakom?

Kumarakom is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, which can be best witnessed at the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary or the Vembanad Lake, which is the largest backwater in Kerala. Both of these places are major tourist attractions and can be included in one’s Kumarakom trip itinerary.

Another major attraction for tourists is the backwaters in Kumarakom, which can be experienced with a cruise ride on a fully-staffed private houseboat for a completely mesmerizing experience. The famous wood carvings at the peaceful Shiva Temple in Ettumanoor are again worth witnessing. 

There are various fun activities to indulge into, with the help of our Kumarakom holiday tour packages, for all the types of travelers like boat racing, indulging in special massages and spas, admiring the beauty of the Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, visiting Pathiramanal, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, pilgrimage centers, and the beautiful backwaters

Activities to Enjoy in Kumarakom:-

While there are various options for accommodation in the city, the Kumarakom houseboat offers the most authentic backwater experience. This includes food, sightseeing as well as a comfortable stay, and the Kumarakom houseboat packages let the tourists experience all of it.

Kumarakom holiday travel packages can also be customized in a way that it includes tours from Kumarakom to different places in Kerala like Munnar, Alleppey, and Thekkady. These Kerala Kumarakom tour packages are perfect for having an ideal experience of South India and its beauty.

Top Attractions & Places to visit in Kumarakom:-

1. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
An ornithologists' paradise, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary spreads over an area of 14 acres. The place serves as a natural home to some of the rare species of homing and migratory birds.

2. Backwaters
Backwaters of Kerala are one of the most sought after destinations of the itinerary. Dotted with coconut groves and brilliant panoramic vistas, houseboats serves as the best way to explore the idyllic backwater lagoons of Kumarakom.

3. Visit to Toddy Shops
During your boat cruise or while on a trip across the village, one thing might catch your attention is a small thatched building with a black board outside with 'Kallu' written boldly in white. This is a traditional toddy shop in Kumarakom, though now many have tiled or concrete roofs.

4. Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Founded by Raji Punnoose, a school-teacher in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is famous for its innovative modern art techniques deployed to design various kinds of root and tree-trunk sculptures.

5. Fishing
Fishing is not just a livelihood in Kumarakom but it has also turned out to be an excellent tourist-bait. Catering to the newly emerged demand from visitors, travel planners, resorts and agencies include fishing using traditional methods in their tourist packages.

6. Angling
The canals running across the village as well as the shallow waters of Lake Vembanad offer great opportunities for angling. With patience and a little bit of skill, you are sure to have a fairly good catch as well as a lot of fun, taking part in a traditional village activity.

7. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall is an impressive 30 feet high waterfall which is a perfect attraction to visit during the monsoons when it gushes with gallons of water. The surroundings are covered with dense forestation and have several exciting trekking trails. It is, therefore, an apt attraction for nature walks, trekking or hiking.

8. Kumarakom Beach
Kumarakom Beach is a famous for recreational activities and water sports. The pristine clear waters are apt for swimming. The glimmering sands, the gentle waves, several restaurants and resorts make it a perfect tourist attraction in the city. This is one of the beaches where one can find delicious seafood.

9. Juma Masjid
Located one of the banks of the serene stream of Meenachil, Juma Masjid is a stunning ancient mosque. It is one of the oldest mosques in the country and is famous for its architectural beauty. The beautiful carvings on the wood and the royal interiors are a delight for tourists.

10. St Mary's Church, Cheriapally
St. Maryês Church, Cheriapally was built in 1579. It belongs to Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and is one of the oldest orthodox churches in the country. The Metropolitans of the church belonged to 3 families in the region. The beautiful structure is an amalgamation of Kerala and Persian style of architecture that has been preserved very well.

11. Kumarakom Craft Museum
Kumarakom Craft Museum has a stunning collection of antiques ranging from woodwork, decor items, paintings, portraits, etc. This is where one can find most of the well preserved antiques or traditional artefacts belonging to the region. Local artwork and craftwork can also be purchased from the museum shop.

12. Pathiramanal
Pathiramanal is a beautiful island which was once the property of the Thaimattatil family until 1979. The island is covered with dense natural vegetation and offers a perfect climatic condition for regional flora and fauna to thrive. The attraction is also famous as a bird watcher's paradise and a favourite amongst nature lovers.

The Kumarakom tour packages help tourists in witnessing the city at its best by letting them admire the special attractions, indulge in delectable cuisines, and shop at pocket-friendly prices.

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Glimpse of Kerala

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Kochi
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Munnar
 → 1N 
Thekkady
 → 1N 
Kumarakom
5 Nights / 6 Days
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Sightseeing
Meals
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Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrival in Kochi

Arrive Kochi Airport / Railway Station & transfer to Hotel, check into the Hotel. Later in the day visit the Mattancherry Dutch Palace - (Closed on Fridays and Public Holidays) which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663, Fort Kochi Area, St. Francis Church - (Closed for visitors on Sundays from 08.00 to 11.00 hrs.) the oldest European Church in India & see the Chinese Fishing Nets, along the tip of Fort Kochi unique to this part of Kerala a living symbols of a centuries-old Chinese influence on this coast. Stay overnight at Kochi.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 2 

Kochi – Munnar (135 Kms / 4 hrs)

Today after Breakfast proceed on a picturesque drive through the countryside of Munnar - one of the most popular hill stations in southern India known for its sprawling tea & coffee plantations. Enroute you can enjoy the scenic views of hill stations with striking greenery, small waterfalls & tea plantations. On arrival check in at Hotel. Proceed to visit Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park) & Munnar Town. Rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at Munnar.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Munnar - Local Sightseeing

Today morning after Breakfast visit Mattupetty Dam, a storage concrete gravity dam. The dam was constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project in the late 1940s, for the purpose of water conservation and power generation. Now the dam is a vital source of electricity generation in Munnar and also a haven for many wild animals and birds due to its constant water availability, Echo Point a scenic spot on a reservoir featuring an echo phenomenon. Lastly choose from visiting either Tea Museum gives a first hand knowledge about tea processing and the operations that go into the making of black tea. The aim of the Tea Museum is to depict the growth of this more-than-a-century-old tea plantation district OR Eravikulam National Park known for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Stay overnight at Munnar.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Munnar - Thekkady (110 Kms / 3.5 hrs)

Today after early Breakfast get transferred to Periyar - lying at an altitude of 700-1900 m above sea level has a cool and comfortable climate & it’s considered to be pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations, it is also known for its wide variety of Spices. On arrival check-in at Hotel, later enjoy the Boat Ride (On Own) at Periyar Lake where you get a chance to see the herd of elephants that descend down to the lake, other intriguing and rare species of animals dwelling in the sanctuary include the Sambar Deer, Nilgiri  Tahr, Wild Pigs, Nilgiri Langur, the highly endangered Lion-Tailed Macaque, Small Travancore Flying Squirrel, Stripe-Necked Mongoose, Nilgiri Marten and if lucky even a Tiger & proceed for spice plantations visit. Stay overnight at Thekkady.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Thekkady – Kumarakom (180 Kms / 5 hrs)

Today after early Breakfast get transferred to Kumarakom. Sightseeing through backwaters and explore the picturesque canals and lagoons. With the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Kumarakom – Kochi (Departure)

After Breakfast, check out of the Hotel. Drive to Kochi and transfer to airport/railway station for your onward/return journey with pleasant memories.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Tour Accommodation

  • 4 Star Hotel Included

Inclusions

  • 1 Night Accommodation in Kochi
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Munnar
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Thekkady
  • 1 Night House Boat in Kumarakom
  • Bed and Breakfast in Hotels
  • Transportation as per the itinerary inclusive of Driver Bata, Night Halt, and Parking & Toll Charges
  • All Tours & Transfers by Dedicated Exclusive Vehicle

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, Entrance fees, Charges for Activities
  • Early Check in/ Late Checkout & Any Extra Meals
  • Camera Charges, Activity Fees & all other expenses which are in personal nature
  • Vehicle will be as per itinerary not on disposable basis
  • Guide, Tour Escort (Can be provided up on request with extra Charges)
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

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  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

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  • Hotel normal check in time is 1400 - 1600 hours and check out time is 1000 - 1200 hours
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  • All transfers tours based on Seat-In-Coach (SIC) basis (Shared Basis) other than mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Dinner coupons are of Indian restaurant based on buffet or set menu basis, outside hotel, without transfers.
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  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • Tour is in group & one may have to wait intermittently for transfers especially for pick-up and dropping as transfers services are used for other group tourists too.
  • The time schedule fixed by the local tour operator should be strictly adhered to. For any inconvenience, loss or consequence suffered due to tourist’s failure to keep the local tour operators timings, the tourist alone would be responsible. Please also note that unlike in the case of individual tailor made tour packages; you might have to adjust timings for the sake of general member of your tour group. Hotels mentioned now are only proposed at the moment. The hotel named in the service voucher shall be final.
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Tour Destination

About City

Surrounded by the Arabian Sea and the Laccadive Sea, Kochi, or Cochin is referred to as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and is one of the largest spice trading centers of India. Be it summer or winter, Kerala is one of the top holiday destinations in India. Kochi tour packages give one a chance to explore and delve into this popular tourist destination. From sightseeing to lip-smacking food, from shopping to nightlife, one can have momentous experiences in this city.

Best Places To Visit In Kochi :-

1. Mattancherry Palace
Mattancherry Palace was made by Portuguese rulers popularly known as a Dutch palace and now it has been converted into a museum. The artefacts and paintings inside the palace tell us about the Kochi kings and the history of Kochi rulers. There is also a big courtyard and a temple inside the Mattancherry Palace.
What’s Special: Artefacts and Embellishments of Kings
Nearby Attractions: Ernakulam Cemetery Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Ramakrishna Math
Entry Fees: Adults: INR 2 ; Children (Upto 15 years): Free
Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm (Closed on Fridays)
Built By: Portuguese
Built In: 1555
Houses: Paintings, Artefacts, Exhibits
Distance From City Center: 3 kms


2. Chinese Fishing Nets
Chinese Fishing Nets is a phenomenal sight to watch in Kochi when the huge nets with mesmerizing sunset view in the backdrop look heavenly beautiful. You will see a lot of fishermen catching fish through these giant fishing nets. It is a great place for fine photography.
What’s Special: Sunset views
Nearby Attractions: Vasco da Gama Square, Mattancherry Palace, Fort Kochi Beach
Entry Fees: Free
Timings: 24 Hours
Distance From Airport: 36.3 kms
Transportation Options: Tuk-tuk, Taxi

3. Willingdon Island
Willingdon Island serves as the base of the Koci navy. It also serves as the commercial port link between various national and international ports. This is a man-made island which looks stunning and the sunset views from the island is something worth-noticing.
What’s Special: Natural beauty, Lavish hotels
Nearby Attractions: St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Hill Palace Museum, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
Entry Fees: Free
Timings: 05:00 am to 10:00 pm
Built By: Sir Robert Bristow
Built In: 1936
Houses: Cruises, Hotels Commercial and Industrial buildings
Distance From Airport: 40 kms
Transportation Options: Ferry


4. Veeranpuzha Lake and Backwaters
Lying parallel to Malabar coast, the Varapuzha Lake is known for its brackish lagoons and mesmerizing sunset views. The backwater ride can be enjoyed on the calm and serene waters of Varapuzha Lake.
What’s Special: Lagoons, Backwaters
Nearby Attractions: Kuzhupilly Beach, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Vasco da Gama Square, Hill Palace Museum
Entry Fees: Free
Timings: 24 Hours
Distance From Airport: 29.7 kms
Transportation Options: Cab, Rickshaw

5. Bolgatty Palace
Bolgatty Palace is one of the oldest surviving Dutch palaces in India. The architecture of the palace is a mix of Kochi style of architecture and also the Dutch. The palace has served as the Governor's palace before and now it has been converted into a luxury hotel. The palace is also surrounded by gardens and has been divided into three major parts.
What’s Special: Lavish rooms
Nearby Attractions: Vallarpadam Church, Infant Jesus Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica
Entry Fees: Depends on the rooms booked
Timings: 24 Hours
Built By: Dutch Traders
Built In: 1744
Houses: Gardens, Lavish rooms
Distance From City Center: 2 kms
Transportation Options: Cab, Tuk-tuk

Top Attraction & Places to visit:-

1. Lulu Mall
Lulu Mall is the largest mall in India regarding total retail space of 1.7 million square feet. Situated in Edapally, Kochi, the mall sprawls over an extensive area of 17 acres with 215 outlets of restaurants, multiplex, food courts, entertainment zones, bowling alley, money exchange centres, arcade games and 5D cinema.

2. Fort Kochi
Fort Kochi is a seaside town in the south-western part of Main Kochi, which is known for its historical fortifications and ruins of old palatial buildings from the Portuguese or Dutch colonial era.

3. Kerala Kathakali Centre
This centre at Fort Cochin has seen many a dance performances! The amount of effort put in by the dancers is commendable.

4. Cherai Beach
Located on the north end of the Vypeen Island, the Cherai Beach offers a beautiful sunset point. The beach is also popular for its golden sand, palm trees and wide expanse of blue water.

5. Jewish Synagogue
Amongst the 7 synagogues located in his area, this Jewish synagogue is the only one which is in operation today. It was built in 1568 and is also called the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or Mattencherry Synagogue. Cameras and handbags are not allowed inside.

6. Wonderla Amusement Park
An amusement park filled with breathtaking charm, Wonderla has everything one can need to celebrate with vivacity. With over 50 exhilarating rides, the theme park has all the facilities to provide for an exciting experience for every visitor irrespective of their age and gender. It offers the thrill of both land-based and water-based rides.

7.  Hill Palace
Located near Tripunithura, this is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. It was built in the year 1865 and today houses an archaeological museum, heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children's park.

8.  Marine Drive, Kochi
The Marine drive in Kochi is one of the best places to spend time in the city and provides an amazing view of the sea. It is a picturesque promenade and is built facing the backwaters. It is a popular hangout place for the local people.

9. Folklore Museum
This is a one of a kind Museum which portrays a variety of gallery art, sales, live dance forms which vary from ritualistic to martial arts, and souvenirs.

10.  Santa Cruz Basilica
Constructed in the year 1505, this Catholic Church located in Fort Kochi is famous for its Gothic style of architecture and Portuguese interiors.

11. Kashi Art Cafe
Kashi Art Cafe is one of the most beautiful cafe in Kochi catering to foodies and art lovers alike. Popular for its very delicious breakfast, the place also runs a side art gallery exhibiting works of a single artist for a single month. Very famous among the foreign tourists, the place boasts of perfect non-vegetarian food and perfect vibes. Visiting here is one of the topmost things to do in Kochi.

12.  Rainbow Hanging Bridge
One of the most popular attractions in Kochi, Kerala, the Rainbow Hanging Bridge in Ernakulam is connected to the Marine Drive. This arched bridge overlooks the expansive sea and is known for being an excellent place for taking a morning or evening walk since it has a pedestrian promenade.

13.  Vasco da Gama Square
Many stalls serving various edibles such as coconuts, nuts, sea-food, ice-creams and local fares scatter the narrow esplanade along the Kochi beach which is the Vasco da Gama Square. One can even watch local fisherman fishing along the shoreline.

14. Antique Museum
A branch of the Fine Art Emporium of Kochi, the Antique Museum Kochi is situated in Mattancherry’s Jew Town. It is maintained by the government and is ideal for people who are interested in antiques as the museum is home to over 1,000 valuable items that date back centuries.

15. Subhash Park
Popularly known as Subhash Park, the Subhash Chandra Bose Park is situated along Marine Drive in Kochi, Kerala. The park, which overlooks the serene backwaters of Vembanad Lake and Kochi Harbour on one side and a bunch of trees on the other, is an excellent place for people to come and relax.

16. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Located in Kochi city-centre, this bird sanctuary is home to a shallow lake surrounded by thick mangrove vegetation that draws a variety of migratory and resident birds every year.

17. Jew Town
Jew Town is one of the oldest parts of the region. It was here that the Jews first settled in India in around 700 BC. This part is famous for its architecturally solid synagogues that continue to stand till today.

18. M G Road
MG Road is a perfect place for shopaholics. The shopping centre of the city throbs with stores containing an assortment of handicrafts made from coir, wood, shells, brass, ivory and sandalwood, edibles and spices, clothes and jewelries.

19. Indian Naval Museum
Located on the INS Dronacharya premises in the Ernakulam district of Kochi, Kerala, the Indian Naval Maritime Museum is an ode to the Indian Navy’s maritime past. The museum sheds light on the country’s maritime heritage, depicts international trade links, pays tribute to major maritime figures and also focuses on the settlement of the Europeans in India.

20. St Francis Church
St. Francis Church in Kochi, which finely exhibits Portuguese architecture, is believed to be one of a kind amongst all the European churches which were constructed in India. It was constructed in the 15th century by the Portuguese traders. Vasco-da-Gama, the famous explorer, was buried in this church when he died in 1524, on his third visit to India. His remains were moved to Lisbon after fourteen years but his gravestone is still present in the church.

21. Princess Street
Princess Street is famous for its quaint old world charm and bizarreness of European homes built in the Dutch, British, French, and Portuguese style. Most of these homes allow visitors to see the interiors as well.

22. Kalady
Kalady is a census town located east of the Periyar river, in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. It is the birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara, and a popular destination for pilgrims. There are two major shrines located in Kalady, dedicated to the memory of Adi Sankaracharya.

23. Greenix Village
Situated 8 km off Ernakulam is the Greenix village where various art forms of Kerala are practiced and developed. Every evening witnesses a mixed performance of Kathakali- the dance drama form of Kerala, Kalaripayattu- an aesthetic martial art form, audio-visual history at the in-house museum and Indian classical music in this cultural centre.

24. Parikshith Thampuran Museum
Architecturally a Kerala style mansion, the Parikshith Thampuran Museum is located inside the Durbar Hall. The museum features old coins, sculptures, oil paintings, Mughal paintings and Royal artifacts belonging to the 19th century.

25. Pierce Leslie Bungalow
Pierce Leslie Bungalow is a colonial mansion established as offices of Pierce Leslie and Co. Established in the year 1862; the coffee merchants drew inspiration from Portuguese and Dutch architecture.

26.  Thirikkakara Vamanamoorthy Temple
Containing lithic records of historical significance, Thirikkakara Vamanamoorthy Temple hosts the spectacular secular Onam feast every year in the Malayalee month of Chingam which falls typically between August and September.

27.  Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple
Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple is an ancient temple with the inscriptions found here that dates the founding of the temple to 947 AD. Thus this beautiful temple is regarded as one of the oldest temples found in all India.

28. Bishop's House
This Indo-Portuguese museum built in the year 1506 houses a collection of valuable artifacts from various churches under the Cochin diocese. The building was once the residence of the Portuguese Governor.

29. Areekkal Waterfalls
Areekkal Waterfalls is situated in Kochi and is one of the very few falls situated in the region. Boasting of immaculate surroundings, verdant green woods and a picturesque setting, the silvery cascading water atop rocky cliffs is a visual delight and a popular tourist spot of the city.

30. Vallarpadam
Quietly nestled in the middle of the Vembanad Lake in Kochi, Vallarpadam is one part of the group of islands in the state of Kerala- the one one being Willington Island. Vallarpadam is hustled near the Port of Kochi, the island only has a meagre population of around 10000 people. Considered to be one of the most picturesque and scenic places in the region, the town is mostly famous for the Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, known as the Vallarpadam Church.

31. Fort Kochi Beach
Situated along Fort Kochi in Kochi, Kerala, Fort Kochi Beach is a tranquil beach adjoining the Arabian Sea. Lined with a beautiful sidewalk, the beach also has a fort to boast of which is also a major tourist attraction of the spot. People usually visit it for routinely morning and evening walks or just to spend some quality time in solitude.

Best Places To Eat In Cochin:-

Mosaic
Mosaic offers a wide range of traditional and continental food along with some additions of pan Indian cuisine as well. The culinary journey with Cochin tourism couldn’t start better than with a restaurant that encapsulates the various tastes of Kerala along with a delicious local twist. Get to witness gourmet food, traditional dishes and specialities with a local twist at Mosaic. You won’t regret adding this restaurant in places to try out In Cochin.

The Drawing Room
The Drawing Room is a unique and open seated restaurant that offers cuisines ranging from seafood to Mediterranean food. The restaurant offers an exciting view of the sea, and the cosy environment of the garden setting makes it all the more interesting to visit. The food has received amazing reviews and is highly recommended. Enjoy a plethora of options among seafood favourites and indulge yourself in an exotic atmosphere like no other at the Drawing Room.

Kochi Kitchen
Kochi Kitchen is yet another star-studded restaurant that offers a wide variety of cuisines at relatively affordable prices. The vibrant and stylish ambience coupled with some very delicious Italian, Asian, North-Indian and other various cuisines make for a very pleasant dining experience. Make sure you add this restaurant to your itinerary if you choose Cochin tourism.

Malabar Cafe
Fine dining couldn’t get better than at Malabar Café. This chic addition to Cochin tourism flaunts a brilliant assortment of dishes that are handmade and modular. The dishes can range from a buffet styled menu to an a-la carte-based menu. The overall experience can be rated among the topmost ones in Cochin and one you should definitely try out.

Not only do Kochi tour packages provide one with the best deals and reasonable accommodation, but can also be customized according to one’s need. Get the best out of your tour, explore the city, go crazy shopping, satisfy your taste buds with scrumptious food, take a walk to the museums, and soothe your eyes with beautiful paintings in the forts and churches on your Kochi trip. Fort Kochi area, known as the Old Kochi, is a major tourist attraction with popular landmarks such as Indo Portuguese Museum, Dutch Cemetery, St Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue, and more. Kochi has a lot more to explore than just the scenic mountains and landscapes as it has a rich history of trade with the Europeans which you would definitely love to know. Our Kochi trip packages take you to some of the most important places of trade during the last two centuries which will fascinate you with facts and the medieval Portuguese architecture.

Best time to visit Kochi:-

The ideal or the best season to plan a trip to Kochi is June to September when the weather is mild and pleasant. Monsoon-lovers can grab an amazing Kochi tour package in the month of October to December. Friends, families, honeymooners and adventure seekers plan their Kochi vacation throughout the year to the Queen City with different packages. The tour package to Kochi also gives a detailed description of the Kochi itinerary that gives an insight to the holiday planners about their schedule to Kochi.

There is no dearth of enjoyable places to visit in Kochi. Holidaymakers get to visit the most renowned Kochi tourist attractions with these packages. One can witness the man-made Islands of Willington, the Santa Cruz Church which is one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Kochi, the islands of Bolgatty for an enriching science trip for kids, and the thrilling and venturesome Wonderla Amusement Park. Moreover, the backwaters of Alleppey and the tea plantations of Munnar lie only a few hours away from Kochi. Our Kochi holiday packages are customisable so that you can choose the attractions that you want to explore and learn more about.

About City

Munnar is the heaven of South India. It is located in the Idukki district of Kerala and is the most frequented hill station in South India. Munnar tour packages facilitates visitors to have a great experience amidst the waterfalls, tea gardens, and lush meadows of Munnar in the most convenient way possible. Munnar has a lot to offer in terms of relaxation, knowledge and fun, all at the same time.

Munnar is Kerala’s most sought-after tourist destination. Every Munnar itinerary is centered around activities that interest and engage all kinds of travelers from children, couples, to hard-core adventure seekers. An ideal Munnar itinerary provides tourists with well-planned, coordinated and organised holiday experiences.There are endless things to do in Munnar that are remunerative and appealing to tourists. Activities and outdoor sports offered to travelers include an irresistible range of options like trekking, hiking, canoeing, safaris, quad biking, zip lining and visits to amusement parks. Visiting interesting places, trying out new cuisines, fascinating sports and outdoor activities, easy access to transportation facilities, staying at their chosen locations, indulging in shopping, and pampering oneself, all at reasonable rates. Thrill-seeking individuals have a plethora of light to hard-core activities to indulge in on their Munnar trip package. There are also stimulative activities for peace seekers and families like ecotourism, village and temple visits, tea plantation trails, bird watching, and visits to different hills in Munnar. These packages make travelers familiar with the different kind of environment and cultural diversity prevalent in an altogether different corner of India.

Munnar is one of the most talked-about and traveled destinations of the South. It is absolutely surreal and offers some of the most intriguing landscape that one cannot take their eyes off from and has the perfect amalgamation of romantic places, serene spots, fun-filled activities, and adventurous spots. It is also a hotspot for trekking. If you love adventure sports, then you must try trekking to Echo Point and staying in the camps near the point. The Echo Point is located away from the Munnar main town, it is around 15 kilometers away. Munnar is blessed with the best of landscapes and places which are a must-visit.

Monsoons have a charm of their own. Though tourists avoid going to Munnar during monsoons, the best time to visit Munnar is between the months of June and October. However, Munnar is an year-round destination for most travelers because of its blooming, unending beauty. So, decide on your perfect time to get on an excursion to Munnar, and book a trip while browsing through our list of Munnar trip packages that meets your interests and other requirements.

Best Attractions & Places To Visit in Munnar:-

1. Echo Point
Located just 15 km away from Munnar, Echo Point is a magical place located amidst the lush green hills. It is surrounded by three mountain ranges, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala. This is a perfect place to just sit by and mull over life. The quant place has a mystic lake where one can go for boating, if not enjoy a walk along the lake. One can also spot several native birds here and pass their time. One can also find a few shops to buy knick knacks from. One of the main reasons for the popularity of this place is the rare Neelakurinji flowers or Strobilanthes which are only found in this part of the county. It is one of the best of the places to visit in any Munnar travel package.
What’s Special: Natural phenomenon of echo; Picturesque views
Nearby Attractions: Mattupetty Dam; Top Station; Mattupetty Lake; Photo Point
Timings: 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Distance From The City Center: 17.8 km
Transportation Options: Cab, Bike


2. Attukal Falls
If you are looking for a fun place where one can go for a nice picnic then Attukal Falls is the place for you. This beautiful place is situated just 2 km away from Munnar and can be reached in no time. The drive to this place is a little tricky though considering the condition of the roads hence a skilled driver is required. Upon reaching, one can enjoy a dip in the waterfall and the utmost beauty of this place.
What’s Special: Looks like a silver lining from a distance
Nearby Attractions: Lakkam Waterfalls; Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Timings: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Distance From The City Center: 9 km
Transportation Options: Cab then hiking

3. Pothamedu View Point
Pothamedu View Point is a beautiful place located just 4.5 km away from Munnar. It is a perfect place to see coffee, tea, and cardamom plantations. Because of the utmost beauty of this place, it is a haven for all the photographers. One can also enjoy a good hike or trek here as the place has abundant locations for such activities. One can also spot Idukki Arch Dam on a clear sky day. This is a great place to go to when one is looking to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city and spend time in the utmost peace.
What’s Special: Scenic view; Hiking & Trekking trails
Nearby Attractions: Attukal waterfalls; Blossom International Park
Timings: Open 24 hours
Distance From The City Center: 4.5 km
Transportation Options: Cab then hiking

4. Photo Point
Located just a few minutes away from Munnar, Photo Point is a beautiful place that will make you fall in love with it. The rolling hills and dancing clouds give you all the illusion of a paradise. Surrounded by tea gardens and akes, Photo Pont is one of the most visited places in Munnar. This is a perfect place to get a great picture with a magical backdrop. 2 to 3 hours is perfect to explore this place to the fullest.
What’s Special: Panoramic views
Nearby Attractions: Blossom International Park; Mattupetty Dam
Timings: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Distance From The City Center: 4.9 km
Transportation Options: Cab

5. Top Station
Well-known as the highest point in Munnar, Top Station is one of the most sought after places to visit in Munnar. This place is ideal for a trip if you are an adventure seeker. One can also partake in hiking and trekking. Another intriguing thing about this area is that one can spot Neelakurinji plants here. These flowers bloom once every 12 years.
What’s Special: The highest point in Munnar; Neelakurinji plants
Nearby Attractions: Kundala Dam Lake
Timings: 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Distance From The City Center: 17.3 km
Transportation Options: Buses, Cab

6. Kundala Lake
Kundala Lake is an artificial lake situated at a distance of 20 km from Munnar. Situated at an elevation of 1700 meters, this lake is one of the best places to visit in Kerala through a Munnar package. It is recommended that you plan your visit early in the morning to soak in the absolute bliss of calm waters and serene surroundings. Moreover, at this time, you can also observe the sun rays slowly seep in the forest and reflect through the lake. Here, one can opt to go pedal boating and horse riding.
What’s Special: Artificial Lake; Scenic Views; Boating
Nearby Attractions: Sethuparvati Dam; Aruvikkara Waterfall
Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Built-In: 1946
Distance From The City Center: 25.3 km
Transportation Options: Buses, Cab

7. Eravikulam National Park
Sprawled over an area of 97 square kilometers, Eravikulam National Park is home to a plethora of wildlife. It is Kerala’s first national park. This national park is well-known for being home of Nilgiri Tahr, which is an endangered species of mammals. Apart from this the park is also home to Neelakurinji plants, the flowers of which only blooms once in 12 years. It is a great place to be visited by all, especially nature and wildlife lovers.
What’s Special: Nilgiri Tahr; Golden jackal; Leopard; Nilgiri langur; Indian porcupine; Nilgiri Marten; Stripe-necked mongoose; Dusky palm squirrel
Nearby Attractions: Lakkam Waterfalls; Anamudi Peak; Tea Gardens; Photo Point; 
Timings: 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Distance From The City Center: 7.6 km
Transportation Options: Cab

8. Tea Museum
Tea Museum is one of those places in Munnar that made a huge impact on tourism in Munnar. Moreover, it makes an integral part of the city’s history. Visiting this museum, you can learn about the entire process of tea making. From plucking to processing, you will get to witness every stage of it.
What’s Special: Stages of tea formation; Tea plantation
Nearby Attractions: Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation; Eravikulam National Park; The Blossom International Park
Timings: 09:00AM to 05:00PM (Closed on Mondays)
Distance From The City Center: 1.3 km
Transportation Options: Bus, Cab

9. Blossom International Park
Inside the park, you will find many beautiful trails surrounded with a plethora of flowers. This place is apt for bird watching. Moreover, it is some of the best places to spend some leisure time. The park is spread over an area of 16 acres. If you wish to go out for a picnic, this park is one of the best options due to its idyllic location and scenic atmosphere.
What’s Special: Rare species of flowers
Nearby Attractions: Munnar Hydel Park; Fun Forest Adventure Park; SN Spice Market Munnar; Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project
Timings: 09:00AM to 07:00PM
Distance From The City Center: 3 km
Transportation Options: Cab

10. Marayoor Dolmens
Find yourself enclosed in a place surrounded with more than thousand years old stones and boulders. In this area, you will find age old rocks that add to the beauty of the arena. One can spot various gigantic rock cuttings. If you are in for a surreal adventure then this place is a must visit through a Munnar tourist package.
What’s Special: Dolemns
Nearby Attractions: Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Timings: 06:00AM – 06:00PM
Distance From The City Center: 55 km
Transportation Options: Cab


What is the best time to visit Munnar?
Even though Munnar is an year-round ideal destination owing to its pleasant climate throughout the year. Still, out of the period of twelve months there are some months that are highly recommended. Here is a month wise break up of Munnar weather so that you can plan your vacation accordingly.

November to February: the time during these months is the best time to visit Munnar since the weather is highly pleasant. This is a great time for adventure enthusiasts who love to take part in thrilling activities such as rappelling, hiking, trekking, and rock climbing.

March to May: this time marks the beginning of summer in Munnar. The weather remains pleasant no doubt but it is suggested to pack light cottons and umbrellas as rain showers might greet you during these months.

June to October: it is during these months when the monsoon season hits Munnar. Despite many people suggesting to avoid visiting Munnar during this time, it is a great time to tour this hills station if you're looking to cherish one of the most memorable of your lifetime

How to Reach Munnar?
Munnar is a beautiful and rather, popular hill station. Traveling during summers is as much satisfying as in winters. Being a popular tourist destination and situated at an altitude of 1,532 meters above the sea level, connectivity is at its best.

The road and infrastructure development has been rapid in this part of the country and you may choose 3 options to reach Munnar depending on where you are coming from. If you are a local or traveling from nearby cities, then roads are your best bet. But how does one from a different part of the world visit Munnar?

Here are the travel options to Munnar you can choose from:

By Air
Munnar does not have its own airport. The nearest airport to Munnar is the Cochin International Airport located in Kochi city. The total distance between the airport and Munnar town is 110 kilometers. You can take a cab which will directly take you to the hill station or you can choose to travel to the Kochi bus stand where you can catch a direct bus to Munnar.

By Railways
The nearest railway station to Munnar is the Ernakulam Railway Station, located in Kochi. Munnar is about 130 kilometers from the station. Again, you can either take a cab or catch a bus that will drop you directly at the hill station.

By Road
Munnar is well connected by roadways with state highway 17 and 19. Excellent infrastructure and roads pave way for an enjoyable bus trip or a road trip, if you please.

One of the most beckoning aspects of these tour packages to Munnar is that they include an elaborate itinerary which is designed by travel experts to ensure a planned and organized holiday experience. Therefore, a number of facilities such as sightseeing tours, outdoor activities, accommodations, and local transfers, are included in these packages to provide all sorts of comforts to the travelers so that they can enjoy their holiday to the fullest. Choose Munnar flight packages to save time in traveling. We always endeavor to provide our travelers with an experience that can make their whole journey a memorable affair. And, comprising every required travel service, our packages offer you a hassle-free experience like no other travel portal does.

About City

Thekkady (Idukki district) is a town near Periyar National Park, an important tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India. The name Thekkady is derived from the word "thekku" which means teak. 

A tour to Thekkady introduces tourists to the spice scented plantations, the majestic chain of hills, and variety of wildlife. The beautiful district of Thekkady is often called Idukki and close to the Kerala- Tamilnadu border. The district is an exotic holiday destination for travellers from all over. Thekkady tour packages make sure that a holiday is phenomenal and travelers make the most of it. Offering a chance to hop on an excursion in the midst of the scenic beauty of nature, holiday packages for Thekkady traverse its prospective travelers to another world. 

Thekkady holiday packages include a lot of activities such as boating, jeep safari, hiking, rafting, and more. Chellarkovil is a popular place for adventure activities and the Chellarkovil Waterfalls is a feast for the eyes. A trip to Ramakkalmedu - a hill station nearby holds an important place in Thekkady sightseeing tour. The panoramic views from its hilltop present a sight to behold. For all those who enjoy trekking and love taking long walks, Thekkady is the correct place. Tribal Heritage Walk is a unique venture and includes trekking to one of the tribal villages in Periyar region.The Kalwari Mountain is famous for breathtaking views of the Idukki Reservoir and at its foothills, elephants can often be spotted. Hidden between the Periyar Reserve is the serene Mangaladevi Temple and a visit to this austere place is a must. Murikkady is a place consists of spices and coffee plantations. It is about 5 km from Thekkady. 

Top Attractions & Places in Thekkady:-

1. Gavi Forest
The place is rich in flora and fauna. There are hills and valleys, tropical forests, sprawling grasslands, sholas, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantations. Endangered species including the Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-Tailed Macaque are often sighted at the outskirts of Gavi. With more than 260 species of birds including the Great Pied Hornbill, Woodpecker and Kingfishers, Gavi is literally a paradise for birdwatchers.

Some of the breathtaking viewpoints at Gavi like the Valley View offer a spectacular view of the deep ravine and forest below. From Kochu Pampa, a point near Green Mansion eco-lodge, one can track the grazing Nilgiri Tahrs.

The famous pilgrim destination, Sabarimala is a short trek from Gavi. For those interested in observing nocturnal wildlife, night safaris to Kullur, Gavi  Pullumedu, Kochu Pampa and Pachakanam provide ample opportunities for wildlife viewing.

2. Mangala Devi Temple
It is situated about 18 km from Thekkady at an altitude of 1341 m above sea level. It is surrounded by lush greenery and is closed throughout the year except during the Chitra Pournami festival. At other times tourists can still visit it by getting a special letter from the forest ranger. The view from the temple premises is spectacular and one can see part of Eastern Ghats and some villages from adjacent state of Tamil Nadu.

3. Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation is an ecological park founded to grow medicinal herbs and spices and disseminate the knowledge of growing them with the help of advanced agricultural techniques. The park expands over an area of five acres and has a Spice Garden and an Organic Farm that one can explore along with the stunning landscape provide a natural and silent atmosphere which enhances fresh breathe and a pleasure mind. The Park is 100% eco friendly including with farm, honey bee colony, natural fish aquarium, artificial paddy field, suspension bridge, cardamom processing unit, fruit plantation, green house for vegetables, etc. Green Park Spicess Thekkady is endowed with the beauty of nature. Don’t miss the Sky walk 20 feet above ground-level. This bridge leads you to the tree house, which is built completely with wood. 

4. Periyar Lake
Tucked in the heart of the jungle, Thekkady or Periyar Lake is famous for its wide varieties of wildlife. You can also take a boat ride in the reservoir that provides water to the forest.
Periyar Tiger Reserve offers 1.5 hrs boating trips at the lake near the sanctuary. A herd of elephants or a group of sambar deer are common sights near the lake. You may be able to spot herds of Gaur and wild boars in the grasslands adjacent to the shores. A variety of avian fauna such as darters, egrets and kingfishers can be seen resting on dead tree trunks that stick out over the lake. During your boat ride, there is also a high probability of observing the antics of the Smooth Indian Otter. 

5. Periyar Tiger Reserve
The Periyar Tiger Trail is a protection-oriented trekking programme. The trek route passes through hills and valleys. In the Tiger Trail, nature lovers are in the hands of a team of guides hardy and dependable who know the forest and its ways intimately. They were once poachers who have been transformed into the protectors of the forest and now part of the protection force of PTR.

6. Periyar National Park
It is spread across an area of 300 square miles, Periyar National Park is covered by lush evergreen and deciduous forests serving as home to various animals such as deer, elephants, sambar, Nilgiri Langurs.

7. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km2 (300 sq mi), of which 360 km2 (140 sq mi) is thick evergreen forest. The wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. The greatest attractions of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants, deer and bison that come down to drink in the lake. The sanctuary can be accessed by trekking, boating or jeep safari.

8. Pattumalay
Pattumalay literally means hills draped in silk. It is known for its lofty peaks, little streams, tea plantations and tea factories. This beautiful region in Idukki is 8 km from Peermade and 24 km from Thekkady. One of the major attractions of this region is The Velankanni Matha Church situated atop a hill. This is a famous pilgrim center, and is built entirely from granite. Pattumalay is also home of the biggest names in the tea production sector.

9. Chellar kovil Viewpoint
This is located about 15 km from Kumily en route to the Theni district of Tamil Nadu. This place has a lot of picturesque waterfalls and cascades. Chellarkovil Viewpoint is famous for a stunning view of hilly terrains covered in lush green vegetation and an enchanting waterfall. The viewpoint has a watchtower with a telescope installed on a terrace which allows tourists to get a splendid bird's eye view of the picturesque location and the mesmerising sunset.

10. Mullaperiyar Dam
Mullaperiyar Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River located 881 m above mean sea level, on the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats in Thekkady.

11. Spice Walk
Thekkady is considered a haven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger, and clove. Murikkady is a place consists of spices and coffee plantations. It is about 5 km from Thekkady.

12. Bamboo Rafting 
It is a perfect activity for all the water sports enthusiasts. The facility is offered by the Forest Department at Thekkady where one can enjoy the activity in the catchment area of the national park.

13. Anakkara
A small village in the Idukki district, Anakarra is just about 50 sq. km in area. Situated approximately 18 km from Idduki wildlife sanctuary on the Kumily-Munnar state highway, this place is famous for its spice plantations and picturesque waterfalls.

14. Vandeperiyar 
It is a quaint, little town in Idukki District, Kerala, 18km from Thekkady. At an altitude of 2743ft. above sea level, this hilly town has been a delight for travellers who enjoy exploring plantations and spice farms. Despite the commercial activity, with greenery engulfing a traveller, Vandeperiyar has found a way to take you back to nature. The plantations are an ecosystem of their own - nourishing flora and fauna as the neighbouring forests do.

15. Pandikuzhi
Pandikuzhi is a humble little village famous for its picturesque beauty. Its captivating natural landscape, the thrilling terrain, a pristine stream of water flowing through the valley covered with lush green foliage makes Pandikuzhi a famous picnic destination and no less than a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers and photographers.

16. Jungle Night Patrol
Jungle Night Patrol is one of the top thrilling things to do in Thekkady. It is a trekking activity which begins at two points in the Periyar National Park- Entrance Gate of the Periyar Tiger Reserve and from the Bamboo Grooves. The activity is performed under the supervision of an armed guard and two professional guides. The thrilling activity is surely going to give you an adrenaline rush and a memory for a lifetime.

17. Nature Walks
Nature Walks is another one of the top things to do in Thekkady and a very popular activity in the region. Walking through the stunning wildlife and vegetation of the sleepy town, you can come across varied varieties of flora and fauna, wild animals and the like. It is a surreal experience with beautiful landscape in front and hills in the backdrop. These walks are performed with a professional guide.

18. Spice Shopping
Spice Shopping is one of the most popular things to do in Thekkady, for the tourists. The region is known for its rich and authentic spices, and you can buy the most expensive and aromatic spices here at very cheap rates. Some tourists also purchase spices from here to take them home as souvenirs for their kith and kin.

19.Tribal Heritage Walk
Tribal Heritage Walks are organized in Thekkady to introduce the tourists to the local culture and tradition of the place. The activity requires the volunteers to trek through the tribal village with a help of a tribal guide. One key attraction in the entire programme is the Tribal Heritage Museum where you can find ancient relics about traditional agricultural practices, marriage rituals, culture, ceremonies etc. This is one of the most interesting activities and top things to do in Thekkady.

The best time to plan a trip to Thekkady is in winters which are by far the most ideal for sightseeing, bird watching, and adventure sports. The time between October to February is hence perfect for a vacation in this paradise for nature lovers. Temperatures are lowest in the months of December-January and highest in the months of April-May. Depiction of the pristine beauty of nature which you can savour at its best with a tour package for Thekkady, embraced by the charm of the spice plantations and adorned by the enchanting western ghats. In addition, during the winter season, some of the major festivals are celebrated which entice plenty of tourists to visit this place. Our Thekkady holiday packages will take you on a journey to witness some of the most rare species of birds that migrate during winters, and explore the wildlife that will leave you speechless.

About City

Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kotayam, in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism.

Kumarakom is a cluster of beautiful little islands on the Vembanad Lake, Kerala’s largest lake in South India. It offers a scenic view of emerald green backwaters of Kerala flanked by luxuriant vegetation and paddy fields. Being endowed with worldwide recognition on account of its backwater tourism, the tourist places in Kumarakom is most sought after tourist destination due to its pristine beauty and tranquility. With miles of solitude and peace being one of the most serene offerings of Kumarakom, this fascinating destination has got something for everybody whether you are seeking relaxation, rejuvenation or on a honeymoon trip. 

Best Time to visit Kumarakom:-
 
While one can enjoy a trip to the city at any time of the year, the best time to visit Kumarakom is during the winters. The average temperature in this season, i.e. between the months of October to January falls down to about 18 degrees Celsius, making it very comfortable for travelers to enjoy the various experiences the city has in store for them. 

Why Plan a Holiday in Kumarakom?

Kumarakom is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, which can be best witnessed at the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary or the Vembanad Lake, which is the largest backwater in Kerala. Both of these places are major tourist attractions and can be included in one’s Kumarakom trip itinerary.

Another major attraction for tourists is the backwaters in Kumarakom, which can be experienced with a cruise ride on a fully-staffed private houseboat for a completely mesmerizing experience. The famous wood carvings at the peaceful Shiva Temple in Ettumanoor are again worth witnessing. 

There are various fun activities to indulge into, with the help of our Kumarakom holiday tour packages, for all the types of travelers like boat racing, indulging in special massages and spas, admiring the beauty of the Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, visiting Pathiramanal, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, pilgrimage centers, and the beautiful backwaters

Activities to Enjoy in Kumarakom:-

While there are various options for accommodation in the city, the Kumarakom houseboat offers the most authentic backwater experience. This includes food, sightseeing as well as a comfortable stay, and the Kumarakom houseboat packages let the tourists experience all of it.

Kumarakom holiday travel packages can also be customized in a way that it includes tours from Kumarakom to different places in Kerala like Munnar, Alleppey, and Thekkady. These Kerala Kumarakom tour packages are perfect for having an ideal experience of South India and its beauty.

Top Attractions & Places to visit in Kumarakom:-

1. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
An ornithologists' paradise, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary spreads over an area of 14 acres. The place serves as a natural home to some of the rare species of homing and migratory birds.

2. Backwaters
Backwaters of Kerala are one of the most sought after destinations of the itinerary. Dotted with coconut groves and brilliant panoramic vistas, houseboats serves as the best way to explore the idyllic backwater lagoons of Kumarakom.

3. Visit to Toddy Shops
During your boat cruise or while on a trip across the village, one thing might catch your attention is a small thatched building with a black board outside with 'Kallu' written boldly in white. This is a traditional toddy shop in Kumarakom, though now many have tiled or concrete roofs.

4. Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Founded by Raji Punnoose, a school-teacher in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is famous for its innovative modern art techniques deployed to design various kinds of root and tree-trunk sculptures.

5. Fishing
Fishing is not just a livelihood in Kumarakom but it has also turned out to be an excellent tourist-bait. Catering to the newly emerged demand from visitors, travel planners, resorts and agencies include fishing using traditional methods in their tourist packages.

6. Angling
The canals running across the village as well as the shallow waters of Lake Vembanad offer great opportunities for angling. With patience and a little bit of skill, you are sure to have a fairly good catch as well as a lot of fun, taking part in a traditional village activity.

7. Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall is an impressive 30 feet high waterfall which is a perfect attraction to visit during the monsoons when it gushes with gallons of water. The surroundings are covered with dense forestation and have several exciting trekking trails. It is, therefore, an apt attraction for nature walks, trekking or hiking.

8. Kumarakom Beach
Kumarakom Beach is a famous for recreational activities and water sports. The pristine clear waters are apt for swimming. The glimmering sands, the gentle waves, several restaurants and resorts make it a perfect tourist attraction in the city. This is one of the beaches where one can find delicious seafood.

9. Juma Masjid
Located one of the banks of the serene stream of Meenachil, Juma Masjid is a stunning ancient mosque. It is one of the oldest mosques in the country and is famous for its architectural beauty. The beautiful carvings on the wood and the royal interiors are a delight for tourists.

10. St Mary's Church, Cheriapally
St. Maryês Church, Cheriapally was built in 1579. It belongs to Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and is one of the oldest orthodox churches in the country. The Metropolitans of the church belonged to 3 families in the region. The beautiful structure is an amalgamation of Kerala and Persian style of architecture that has been preserved very well.

11. Kumarakom Craft Museum
Kumarakom Craft Museum has a stunning collection of antiques ranging from woodwork, decor items, paintings, portraits, etc. This is where one can find most of the well preserved antiques or traditional artefacts belonging to the region. Local artwork and craftwork can also be purchased from the museum shop.

12. Pathiramanal
Pathiramanal is a beautiful island which was once the property of the Thaimattatil family until 1979. The island is covered with dense natural vegetation and offers a perfect climatic condition for regional flora and fauna to thrive. The attraction is also famous as a bird watcher's paradise and a favourite amongst nature lovers.

The Kumarakom tour packages help tourists in witnessing the city at its best by letting them admire the special attractions, indulge in delectable cuisines, and shop at pocket-friendly prices.

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