Kerala Tour Explorer
Duration : 9 Days / 8 Nights
Destinations Covered : Cochin, Munnar, Rodo Valley, Suryanelli, Thekeddy, Kumarakom
Day 01 : Cochin
On arrival in Cochin you will be met by our representative and will transfer you to hotel.Visit : The Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St.Francis church, Chinese fishing net & The indo-Portughese Museum. Enjoy a typical kerala meal at the hotel Overnight in Cochin.
Day 02 : Cochin - Munnar
Leave cochin and drive to Munnar the drive is very beautiful with plantations and forests fully coverd with thick green plants 140 km 4 Hrs) arrive munnar and check into hotel evening at leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Rodo Valley
Leave the resort and take a half an hour drive to the point where the trek begings (near the silent Valley Tea Estate). Start the trek and climb to the mountain ranges to over 7500ft , to the final destination at rodo valley . the guides who accompany the tour from the local community and they know these ranges intimately and have these mountains Ranges their home . the trek passes through brilliant scenes , astride the grassland s and high altitude mountain forests ( called sholas locally) . it is possible to sight wildlife amist these towering mountains- elephant , deer and the endangered Nilgiry Thar .Arrive at camp in for a lat lunch time . Trekking covers between 4 to 6 hrs.
Day 04 Suryanelli
After breakfast hike for 2-3 hrs to reach the peak of Meesapulimala - the second hightest features to reach the world's tea estate - kalukumalai at 7600ft . Around 2-3 hrs walk through the tea estates until the tea hamlet of Suryanelli is reached . Night camp is follows amidst the beauty of the valley and the lake below .
Day 05 Thekeddy
Drive towards the periyar Tiger Reserve . Thise is approximately a 3 hrs drive . En - route you can see the endless forests with cardamom plantation . On arrival at periya , check into a forest cottage at peiyare tiger reserve , the forest cottage is made usong natural materials and amboo.
Day 06 Thekeddy
Early morning , depart for a boating in periyar lake and later experience bamboo rafting expedition on the periyar lake . into the heart of the rain forest . This give you ringside view of the majesty of the rain forests of periyar and an excellent oppourtunity to spot wildlife . A Short trek is also included to help you study the wealth of bio- diversity in a typical rain forest . Return by evening . Overnight stay at the spice village . Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 07 Kumarakom
Depart periyar for the last part of the journey to discover the backwaters on country made boates , start kayaking by mid afternoon from the jetty pulincunnu and kayak through to the island of kavalam . Kavalam is the earst while headquaters off affluent agrarian families , the majestic homes stand testimony to the grandeur of their part . As you pass along the rivulet , you will come across local people engaged in fishing ,Duck rearing , Shell & Mud collection for the farms , you may also see the traditional to day trapper at work on coconut palms . Evening transfer to Hotel in Kumarakom .
Day 08 Kumarakom
In the morning you have the opportunity to walk around Kumarakom bird sanctuary enjoy watching many bids n their natural habitat. Afternoon Start kayaking once again .
Day 09 Departure
Transfer to Cochin Railway Station / Airport to connect train / flight for return journey.