The green yonder takes you on a short break to the charms of colonial hill life and the calms of a backwater cruise. Get ready to watch misty mornings break into rolling green tea gardens at Munnar while the serenity of the unhurried backwaters will be perfect for some reflection. Sounds like long weekend you were looking for?
You will be welcomed at Kochi International airport / rail station by our company representative and head straight to Munnar
The dramatic Munnar hills, a place that will forever keep you under its spell. In this former hill getaway of the colonial British, soak up the tranquillity and head out to the verdant tea plantations to taste the local brew
TRAVEL TO MUNNAR (140 KMS, 3.5 HRS)
The drive up the hills: beautiful waterfalls and tea gardens along the way
This morning, you will drive up through the hills on the way to Munnar. Stop to take a snap of the amazing vistas and views near Attukal and Cheeyapara waterfalls on your way here. Check-in to your resort and relax for a while.
Watch the rhapsody of the carpeted emerald-green tea plantations unfold at Munnar
Visit the Tea Museum: witness tea processing and explore some colonial artefacts
The afternoon would be a great time to visit the tea museum where you could explore artefacts from the colonial times besides witnessing the tea processing procedure. The evening is free for you to go shopping in Munnar town or spending time in the resort.
Relax for the evening at your resort.
This morning set out to explore other attractions in Munnar like Rajamala (national park), the dam and echo point.
Trek along the Eravikulam national park: Meet up with friendly Niligiri Tahrs
The terrain in the park is high altitude grasslands and features Anamudi, the highest peak (2695m) south of the Himalayas. Get on one of the government operated mini-buses and take a mild trek to amazing vantage points along with lots of endangered Niligiri Tahrs..
Enjoy speed boating or picnic at the beautiful lake at Mattupetty which is cradled by the plantation hills of munnar
An afternoon covering the Mattupetty dam, photo point and Echo point at Munnar
As the day unfolds take a few snaps at photo point before reaching Mattupetty dam. Spend some time here if you feel like taking a motor boat cruise. If nothing else, scream at the top of your voice at echo point and hear your voice resounding through the hills.
Head back to your resort and enjoy your dinner
This morning our travel takes us several hours through scenic landscapes of spice gardens and tea to finally reach the backwater town of Alleppey. The ‘Venice of the East’ as it is called supports a vibrant village life along the shorelines with paddy fields and palms.
On board a ‘Kettuvallom’: A glimpse of backwater life
After traditional lunch on your private houseboat, the cruise will take you through splendid waterways of narrow canals. You will get opportunities to explore village life and the country side. Afternoons are best spent sunbathing on the deck or lounging in the shade while socialising with your crew.
As we drift along you will be amazed by the life by the waterside and witness a spectacular sunset. Experience night life in an anchored houseboat in the middle of the lake. Overnight stay in Houseboat.
Your trip along narrow canals and stay on a houseboat can be an experience of a lifetime
Today is the last day of your tour. Enjoy a splendid breakfast on your houseboat and get prepared for onward journey.
Drop back at Airport/Rail station in the afternoon bidding farewell to god’s own country with memories to last for a life time.
3 star Hotel/resort with neat amenities, hygienic bathrooms & European toilets, Telephone and 24 hours room service
Air Conditioned vehicle with chauffer at your disposal thorough out the tour
Buffet breakfast included at all resorts/ hotel and all meals in the houseboat
Total tour cost
Starting from INR 11500 per person in October to March and and INR 9750 per person from April to September
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You will probably have the craziest 4X4 off-road experience, but we promise you the mist covered elevated plantations are totally worth it.
Get to see backwater life up close on a country boat which traverses through narrow canals