Hills and Backwater Tours of Kerala
Kerala is one of the top tourist destinations in India and is famous for its hill stations, lush green forest, waterfalls, picturesque villages, temples, spice and tea plantations, and backwaters. So, take the tour of Kerala to enjoy the mesmerizing hills and backwaters. Our 10 Days/9 Nights Hills and Backwater Kerala tour package will take you through the major attractions of Kerala like Cochin, Alleppey, Periyar, Munnar, and Guruvayoor to experience the enticing houseboat, backwaters, and hills. With this tour package, you will get to see the beautiful hill stations of Kerala, exotic wildlife of Periyar National Park, and can also enjoy soft trekking and bird watching, and adventure activities like cycling on a scenic road in Munnar.
Highlights of the Tour
This 09 Nights/10 Days South India Temple tour package offers you to discover the following:
- Sightseeing tour of Kochi.
- Cruise through canals of Kumarakom.
- Exotic wildlife of Periyar National Park.
- Visit Eravikulam National Park, and Mattupetty Dam in Munnar.
- Guruvayurappan Temple and Anakotta in Guruvayurappan.
- Enjoy the Kathakali Dance show in Cochin.
- Daily Breakfast
- Air-Conditioned Car with English Speaking Driver
- Sightseeing Tour with an English Speaking Guide
- International/Domestic flight tickets and visas
- Entrance Fees Approx INR 700 per person per Monument
- Tip for your tour guide. Tipping the tour guide is your personal gesture
- Tip for your driver. Tipping the driver is your personal gesture
Destinations Covered: Cochin (2Nts) – Alleppey (1Nt) – Periyar (1Nt) – Munnar (2Nts) – Athirappilly (1Nt) – Guruvayoor (2Nt)
Day 01: Arrival in Cochin
Upon your arrival at Kochi Airport, Shakti India Tours Representative will receive you with a warm welcome and transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax. Later, proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Kochi/Cochin covering prime attractions like Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Portuguese Buildings, Jewish Synagogue, and Chinese Fishing Nets. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Cochin - Alleppey (53 km / 1 hr. approx.)
Have a relishing South Indian breakfast at the hotel. In the afternoon, check-in at the houseboat. The rest of the day you will relax in the House Boat. Cruise through the narrow canals of serene backwaters of Kumarakom & Alleppey. Lunch, Tea or Coffee, and dinner in the center of the lake will be arranged for you. Overnight stay on Alleppey Houseboat.
Day 03: Alleppey - Periyar (137 km / 3 hrs. approx.)
This morning disembark from the houseboat. Later proceed to Periyar (Thekkady). On arrival check-in at the pre-booked hotel. Later proceed for wildlife viewing of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park via a boat cruise on Periyar Lake that runs within the sanctuary. In the evening, take a visit to nearby spice plantations. On-time return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04: Periyar - Munnar (91 km / 3 hrs. approx.)
Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Munnar, a popular hill station and tourist destination in the state of Kerala. On arrival in Munnar, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax. Spend the rest of the day at your own individual activities or you may go to explore the city set amidst the bountiful nature. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 05: Munnar Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day sightseeing tour in and around Munnar. Munnar is a popular hill station in the state and best known for bountiful nature, eye-catching greenery, pleasant weather & climate, beautiful tea estates, wildlife, and spice plantations. Explore famous attractions like Mattupetty Dam, Photo Point, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Top Station, Tea Plantations, Tea Museum, KFDC Flower Garden, and Eravikulam National Park. On-time return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06: Munnar - Athirappilly (129 km / 2-3 hrs. approx.)
Take breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Athirappilly, a town in the Thrissur district of Kerala. On arrival in Athirappilly, you would be transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Later proceed for Athirapally sightseeing. Visit the famous Athirappilly Waterfalls. Enjoy the exceptional nature beauty and relaxed environment. Spend some time sitting at a place amidst nature. You will completely feel rejuvenated. On-time return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Athirappilly - Guruvayoor (81 km / 2 hrs.)
Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. Later drive to Guruvayur, a holy town located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. It is the suburban town of Thrissur city. On arrival check-in at the hotel in Guruvayur. Freshen up and relax. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or enjoy your own individual activities. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 08: Guruvayoor Sightseeing
Early morning, make a visit to Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple – the fourth largest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees visiting per day. Then visit nearby Mammiyur Mahadeva Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to ritual, every devotee who goes to Guruvayur Temple must-visit Mammiyur temple.
Later take a visit to nearby Punnathurkotta, also called Punathur Palace or Anakotta (meaning Elephant Fort). Sometimes it is also described as the Punnathurkotta Elephant Sanctuary. It is located in Kottapadi, about 2 km from the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple in Guruvayur. Punnathurkotta Palace is used to house the elephants belonging to the Guruvayoor temple. On-time return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 09: Guruvayoor - Cochin (90 km / 2 hrs.)
Take very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Drive back to Cochin. Check-in at your pre-booked hotel on arrival. Freshen up and relax. Spend the rest of the day enjoying your own individual activities. Enjoy shopping at local markets. Enjoy a Kathakali dance performance in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 10: Departure from Cochin
Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. On-time, a representative from Shakti India Tours will transfer you to the Kochi Airport. Board flight for your home destination with sweet memories of Hills and Backwater Tours of Kerala, India.
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