OVERVIEW- From the pristine natural beauty to the chattering cascade, and mind-bobbing waterfall, Kerala is a combination of everything charismatic and alluring and so fondly called God’s Own Country. Magical Athirapally with Munnar takes you in the whimsical wonderland called Kerala that has a heady mix of misty mountains; sprawling plantations; captivating historic towns, and a vast labyrinth of the backwater. Starting from the Harbor City, Cochin embarks to Athirapally Waterfalls, Munnar, one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. Alleppey takes you on a tour of the blessed backwaters. Sail through the scenic backwaters of Kerala, relax on the beach, and witness the natural treasures spending time together.
KOCHI (COCHIN)- Kochi is the commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi along with its mainland part, Ernakulum is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. With one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Kochi is the most modern city of Kerala where the best shopping markets are located.
ATHIRAPALLY- Athirapally Falls is a marvellous cascade of frothy waters that makes its way from the Anamudi Mountains of the Western Ghats. This 80 ft high and 330 ft wide marvel is situated at the entrance of the Sholayar ranges and is often referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India". From here, the Athirapally falls flows through the verdant greenery of Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea, creating a spectacular vista of scintillating water, emerald jungles and azure sky.
MUNNAR- Munnar amidst beautiful landscapes often referred as the Kashmir of South India is more essentially a tea town. It is a commercial centre for tea and it has some of the highest grown tea estates in the world. It also takes the credit of having the world's best tea estates.
ALLEPPEY- Alappuzha Beach (Alleppey) also famous as ‘The Venice of the East', is blessed with the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea. This beach is the best backwater destinations in Kerala. Alappuzha is one of the most romantic and beautiful place with land between the sea and network of rivers falling into it into it. The Palm fringed canals, shores bustling with glimpses, the mirror still lagoons, picture book lakesides and its long sandy beach has blessed Alappuzha. The other God’s gift to Alappuzha is the dense palm groves which lines the shore.
KOVALAM- Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.
TRIVANDRUM- Trivandrum now called Thiruvananthapuram is an ancient seaside city built on seven hills. It is one of the major business centre and busiest harbor in the country. Capital of God’s Own Land, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is one of the most beautiful and greenest cities of India. The city features long stretches of serene backwaters, beautiful palm fringed beaches, historic monuments and revered shrines.
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Tour Destination: Kochi – Munnar – Alleppey – Kumarakom – Kovalam - Trivandrum
Travel Duration: 07 Nights/08 Days
DAY 1: KOCHI - ATHIRAPALLY- Arrival at Kochi Airport and drive to Thrissur, land of two breathtaking and pristine waterfalls- Athirappilly and Vazhachal. Transfer to the hotel. In the evening explore the sights of Athirapally.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2: ATHIRAPALLY- After breakfast, visit the two breathtaking and pristine waterfalls- Athirappilly and Vazhachal.
ATHIRAPALLY WATERFALLS- The waterfalls are located 1000 feet above sea level at the Chalakudy River in Thrissur district of Kerala. One of the famous tourist attractions in Kerala, the magnificent waterfalls are a sight worth witnessing. This is the biggest waterfall in Kerala. Athirapally falls comes down from a height of 80 feet through several parallel streams. In the monsoon season, in its full might, the waterfalls appear like Niagara Falls.
VAZHACHAL WATERFALL- The Vazhachal waterfall lays only 5 kms away from Athirapally, but it too plunges and joins to the Chalakudi River, which is famous for its thick green cover and exotic wilderness. The soothing sound of this waterfall is so refreshing that it can turn any tired body into a lively and invigorated soul.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3: ATHIRAPALLY– MUNNAR- In the morning, start driving towards the beautiful hill station of Munnar. In the evening explore the scenic beauty of the place. You can visit the tea gardens forming a green heaven with lush hills.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4: MUNNAR- After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour in and around Munnar.
TEA PLANTATIONS- A vast expanse of tea plantations, winding roads, passionate climate and royal gardens make this hill station, Munnar, the Darjeeling of the south.
ATUKKAD WATERFALLS- Located on the way to Pallivasal amidst dense vegetation; the Atukkad Waterfalls is one of the major tourist attractions in Munnar. The water is cold and is also known as a great trekking hotspot in Munnar.
MATTUPETTI DAM- The dam is situated 13 km off Munnar at 1700m above the sea level, is highly famous for the Indo-Swiss live stock projects. This picnic spot is also popular among its visitors for various activities like speed boating and horse riding.
ECHO POINT- A very beautiful place to visit when in Munnar, which is itself situated at the confluence of three mountain streams- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala and hence is a very scenic place to visit, Echo Point got its name from the natural echo phenomenon that occurs here. Echo Point is situated at a serene, calm lake bank.
ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK- The protected forest is located at an average elevation of 2000 meters above sea level and is home to several endemic and rare species of flora, fauna, reptiles and avifauna totaling at a whopping 750 species. The Eravikulam National Park is a home to rare and endangered species like Tiger, Leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Gaur, Indian Muntjac and Sambar Deer, Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild dog and Dhole.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 5: MUNNAR - ALLEPPEY- In the morning after breakfast, start driving towards the one of the most popular backwater destinations of Kerala- Alleppey. On arrival, check in a traditional House Boat of Kerala, 24 hours cruise through the backwaters, fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.
ALLEPPEY BEACH- The Alleppey beach is one of the cleanest and well maintained beaches in Kerala. It’s very spacious, airy with good sceneries. It’s a very quiet beach where you can have the best picnic spot with the sun setting. It will be an exhilarating experience.
Overnight in Houseboat
DAY 6: ALLEPPEY - KOVALAM- Today check out of the houseboat and drive towards the beautiful beach town- Kovalam. In the evening enjoy the evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Kovalam Beach.
Overnight at Resort.
DAY 7: KOVALAM- After breakfast visit the place
KOVALAM BEACH- Paradise of the South, Kovalam is famous for its beautiful beaches and tourist resorts and is located just 9 km south of Somatheeram. There are three beaches here- Light House Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. One to the south is the Light House beach and is the most popular.
LIGHTHOUSE BEACH- Mainly known for its 35 m high lighthouse atop Kurumkal hillock, this beach offers are sandy walk and lip smacking sea food to its visitors.
HAWAH BEACH- Hawah is a stretch of isolated beach famous for its enchanting sunset views. Renowned as the second largest beach, it is also known as Eve's Beach for it being the first topless beach in India. However, topless bathing is banned now.
SAMUDRA BEACH- A large promontory separates this Northern beach from the southern side. Samudra Beach is where you can enjoy the sight of shoreline fishing and watch local fishermen ply their trade. There is also a mosque on this beach.
Overnight at Resort.
DAY 8: KOVALAM - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM- After breakfast drive to Thiruvananthapuram to visit
PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE- A wealthy and popular temple of India, Padmanaswamy Temple with its brilliant Dravidian architecture is dedicated to Lord Padhmanabha (Vishnu). This is one amongst 180 Divya Desams in India which are holiest abodes of Lord Vishnu.
Later in the evening, depart at airport to catch flight towards onward destination.
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Kochi at a Glance
Munnar at a Glance
Alleppey at a Glance
Thiruvananthapuram at a Glance
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