Hills & Corals - 6N/7D
Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Cochin - Munnar
Day 2: Munnar
Day 3: Munnar - Alleppey
Day 4: Alleppey - Cochin
Day 5: Cochin - Lakshadweep - Thinnakara
Day 6: Thinnakara - Bangaram - Thinnakaram
Day 7: Departure
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Upon arrival at Cochin Airport , Meet and Greet by IPR Representative and drive to Munnar enroute visiting Cheeyaparra Falls. Arrive Munnar and check in at the hotel.
Munnar is the nature-lover’s paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills lies the quiet and restful resort of Munnar. Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters.
Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills. Here you can have a glimpse of a Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants roaming in herds. Rest of the day will be at leisure.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar; visiting the Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Thar, visit Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Enroute visit Echo Point, View Point & green carpet of Tea Gardens. Late afternoon, you will go for a stroll in Tea Estates. Meet the local people engaged in tea Industry.Evening will be at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After the breakfast drive to Alleppy (b 195 KM / 05 Hour ) , On Arrival check in hotel
Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a net work of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. The vast stretch of paddy fields of Kuttanad, which is popularly known as the ‘rice bowl of Kerala,’ is in this district. Coir and coir products form a thriving industry in this district. The exciting and unforgettable boat cruises between Alleppey and Kollam offer intimate glimpses of backwater life and an unforgettable journey watching Coir making, boat building, toddy tapping, fish farming and the rugged village life.
Overnight enjoy the flower bed & Candle Light Dinner in House Boat
Morning after breakfast check out from the House boat & transfer to Cochin (75Km 02Hrs). On arrival check in to the hotel.
Half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India (Closed on Friday and Saturday) built by a thriving Jewish community in 1568 A.D. Now the community has dwindled in numbers, however the synagogue is beautifully preserved.. The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth..
Continue your tour to the St. Francis Church (Closed on Sunday during Mass), originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal. Five Portuguese priests who arrived with Albuquerque built St. Francis church in 1510. This church, said to be the oldest European church built in India, was the original burial site of Vasco da Gama in 1524.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast Check out from the hotel & proceed to Cochin Airport to board the flight to Lakshadweep. Arrive at Agatti Airport & by Maruti Omni you will be transfer to Boat Jetty. Transfer to Thinnakara Island by a High speed Craft. Check in to the hotel & after lunch proceed for a sightseeing of Thinnakara. Thinnakara is a tiny teardrop shaped island which lies 8 km northeast from Agatti. The panorama encompasses magnificent lagoons, sylvan sea shores, sun drenched sand and the enchantment of swaying palms, spectacular marine flora and fauna. Optional Watersports crafts like kayaks, glass bottomed boats are available here. You can play beach volleyball and there are vast beach for sunbath.
Overnight stay at Thinnakara NON A/C Tent.
After breakfast go for a day trip to Bangaram Island. Bangaram island is situated just opposite side of island and share the vast lagoon and coralline banks. The island is surrounded by a shallow lagoon enclosed by coral reef. It has been ranked among the best getaways of the world. Lunch at Bangaram Island. A matchless sense of well-being takes over and one begins to discover the graceful fishers, porcupines, parrots, Pufferfishes, Hermit Crabs and Seabirds on the vast 120 acres of lush coconut groves in Bangaram. For option there are numerous adventures like scuba diving, beach games, swimming, snorkelling and deep-sea fishing. Evening transfer to Thinnakara by Boat.
After Dinner overnight at NON A/C Tent .
After breakfast check out from the tent & you will be transfer to Agatti Mail land by High Seep Craft. From Agatti Island Boat Jetty by a Maruti Omni you will be transfer to Agatti Airport to board your departure flight.
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Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
All Meals in Lakshadweep
Agatti Airport Transfer
Agatti – Thinnakara -Agatti Boat transfer
Thinnakara- Thinnakara Day excursion
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
All Water sports activities
05% Government Service Tax.
Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
For Lakshadweep, Premium & Luxury package Instead of Thinnakara Non-A/C Tent Client will stay 02 nights in Bangaram Non-A/C Cottage. They will visit a Day trip to Thinnakara Island Tour.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Dutch palace (Closed on Fridays) 08.00Hrs- 17.00Hrs
Jewish synagogue (Closed on Friday, Saturdays) 10.00Hrs-13.00 & 15.00hrs-17.00hrs)
St. Francis church (Closed on Sundays) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
David hall- (Closed on Monday) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
Indo Portuguese museum (Closed on Mondays)
Santa cruz basilica (Closed on Sunda
Spice market (Closed on Sunday)
All Monuments and Museum closed on Monday and Public holidays
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
05 % GST Excluded.
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.