Kochi (Cochin) - Day 1
GeTS driver will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Check in and rest for sometime, before touring Kochi.. The port town is dotted with heritage halts which find a mention in world history. The journey starts with a visit to Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568, decked with Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Next is St. Francis Church, paying homage to St. Antony. Vasco Da Gama was initially buried here, after which the body was taken to Lisbon. Visit Dutch Palace, also called Mattancherry Palace was a gift to Raja of Kochi from the Portuguese. The royal court is worth exploring. do-Portuguese Museum throws light on early European settlers in Kochi. This uis divided in 5 sections, namely- Cathedral, Altar, Treasure, Civil Life, and Procession. As they say, the best is saved for the last, checkout the Chinese fishing nets on the harbour before returning to the hotel. Overnight in Cochin.
Munnar - Day 1
After breakfast you’ll drive to Munnar, a charming hill station tucked in the Western Ghats, 5000 feet above sea level. Misty valleys, tea plantations, natural springs, gushing water falls dot Munnar. Spend the day at leisure. In the evening you’ll head to Punarjani Traditional Village to watch a Kalaripayattu performance, the oldest of the martial arts. Overnight in Munnar.
Munnar - Day 2
Munnar has something special for everyone. The tea gardens are a part of any Munnar itinerary. Watch various steps of tea production in the tea factories right from plucking leaves to sorting, drying and grinding them. You can also buy freshly packed tea leaves as mementos of your trip to Munnar. Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary — Around is 17 km from Munnar, the Sanctuary lodges deer, bison and elephants. You can opt for trekking in this sanctuary. Next, visit to Eravikulam National Park, sheltering endangered Nilgiri tahrs, which are seen only in Munnar and some isolated pockets along the Nilgiri biosphere.Mattupeety Lake, a man-made lake formed by a small hydro electricity dam is another popular tourist spot in Munnar. Tucked in steep slopes and thick woods, the dam draws a lot of tourists. The nearby Indo-Swiss cattle-breeding center-cum-dairy project could make another interesting stop over. During the Mattipeety drive do not miss out on the Top Station that is a popular tourist spot which offer the panoramic views of the valley. Overnight in Munnar.
You’ll head to Thekkady after breakfast. Thekkady is known for its infectious natural beauty, spice plantations and long chains of hills. Head to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, situated on the banks of Periyar Lake. This is a known elephant and tiger reserve, covering over 925 square kilometers. In the evening, you’ll visit the Kadathanadan Kalari Centre to watch a performance of Kathakali. Kathakali is a blend of acting, dance and music. Stories adapted mostly from the Indian epics are explained through the dance form. In Kathakali, a dancer expresses himself through hand gestures and facial expressions, wearing colorful masks. Overnight in Thekkady.
Alappuzha (Alleppey) - Day 1
After breakfast, you’ll drive to Alleppey and check into your houseboat. Commuting on eco-friendly houseboats is a different experience al together. Countless lakes, canals, river and a haven of greenery dominated with coconut palm tree decks Alleppey. Punnamada Lake and lagoons beautify Kerala. After a soothing voyage, you will enjoy sumptuous meals the houseboat, stacked with all modern amenities. Overnight on the houseboat.
Alappuzha (Alleppey) - Day 2
After breakfast you’ll leave the houseboat for the drive to Cochin and catch your departing flight.