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Overview

5N/6D : Kochi – Thattekad – Munnar – Alleppey – Kochi

What will you do : Bird Watching, Excursion, Sight Seeing, Backwater Cruise, Houseboat Stay

What will you see : Rare Species of Birds, Mist Clad Mountains, Picturesque Valleys, Backwaters

Kerala, one of the finest tourist destination in the world, also hosts the richest bird habitat in peninsular India. The enchanting range of Kerala’s avifauna attracts numerous bird lovers from different corners of the globe.

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, named after the legendary ornithologist Dr Salim Ali, is one of the exquisite habitats of more than 280 different species of birds. A visit to this abode of the birds is an extreme delight to the eyes and is an important feature of this tour. Following this visit, a visit to Munnar enhances the beauty and essence of this tour. Before concluding the tour, cruising the backwaters will bring you closer to the rustic charm of Kerala and will surely answer all your calls for a blissful holiday. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Kochi to Thattekad (65km, 2 hours by road)

    Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Jeep safari

    After arriving in Kochi Airport/Railway Station, you will be driven towards Thattekad. As soon as you arrive in Thattekad, check-in into the hotel and after relaxing for a while, you will be taken to the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Located on the banks of the Periyar Lake, this sanctuary is the home to more than 250 species of rare and exotic birds. Crimson-throated Barbet, Sunbird and Fairy Blue Bird are some of the most exotic species of this sanctuary; you can also opt to visit Elephant Training Centre or undertake a delightful Jeep Safari. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

  • Day 2 - Thattekad to Munnar (90km, 3hours by road)

    Hill station stay and local sight seeing.

    Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Munnar. Known for its picture-perfect natural beauty, misty hills, cascading waterfalls, manicured tea gardens and relaxed atmosphere, Munnar is an ultimate place not to be missed while on a Kerala visit. On arrival check-in into a hotel and spend leisure time and the night within the comfort zone of the hotel.

  • Day 3 - Munnar

    Mattupetty Dam & Lake, Eravikulam National Park, Boating, Nilgiri Tahrs

    After breakfast, spend the entire day in the arms of nature with a local sightseeing tour. Head to the splendid Mattupetty Dam and Lake, enjoy a boat ride amidst green misty mountains. Also, discover other Munnar delights such as the picturesque Kundala Lake, which is the Asia’s first Arch dam. Check out the Blossom Garden, Echo Point and Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahrs. Visit to tea gardens is also one of the not to be missed part of this tour; overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Day 4 - Munnar to Kumarakom (185km, 4hours by road)

    Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Sunset View, Vembanad Lake

    Post today’s breakfast, a 4 hours’ drive will take you to Kumarakom. With your arrival, you will be checked-in into the hotel. Hereafter, you can visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Spot some of the most vibrant and playful birds in this sanctuary. In the evening, you can witness the mesmeric views of the sunset over the Vembanad Lake and return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Day 5 - Kumarakom to Alleppey (48km, 1 hour by road)

    Tranquil Backwaters, Houseboat Cruise, Village Tour, Sunset View

    Today, after breakfast, you will be driven to Alleppey, the Backwater Capital of India. On arrival in Alleppey, check-in into one of the fascinating and luxurious houseboats. Cruise the backwaters and explore the prismatic beauty of God’s Own Country at its best. Visit the lush paddy fields, rustic hamlets, lakes, canals and come close to the pristine nature of Alleppey. The day will conclude with the alluring sunset view from over the houseboat; overnight stay and dinner in the houseboat.

  • Day 6 - Alleppey to  Kochi (100km, 2 hours by road)

    Tour Ends Here

    With the completion of today’s breakfast, you will be driven to Kochi. Arriving in here, you will be dropped-off at the airpoprt/railway station. 

Other Inclusions

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  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary Transportation and transfers Daily Breakfast Included in All hotels All Meals in Houseboat. Applicable Taxes

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