2 Nights 3 Days Kerala Tour Package Contact Us or Call +91 9947474848
First day arrive at Kochi. Then proceed to Munnar check into 3 star hotel. Evening go for sightseeing Overnight stay.
Second Day Full day sight seeing in munnar. Tea plantations, Mattupetty Dam, Rajamalai, Echo Point, Kundale Dam and Top Station – the highest point in Munnar. overnight stay.
Third day drop at Airport/railway station.
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5 Nights 6 Days Kerala Tour Package Contact Us or Call +91 9947474848
First day arrive at Kochi. Visit places like Mattancherry, Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St Francis ,Chinese Fishing Nets, etc.
Second day Today proceed to Munnar, 135 Km away from Cochin. Go for a city walk. overnight stay at the hotel in Munnar.
Third day Visit Mattupetty Dam, Rajamalai, Echo Point, Kundale Dam and Top Station – the highest point in Munnar. overnight stay.
Fourth day Proceed to Thekkady wildlife preserve, famous for its Asian Elephants. watch the animal kingdom in all its glory, deep in the forest with herds of wild elephants and deer, overnight stay at the hotel.
Fifth day- Proceed to Alleppey. Go for sight seeing of Alleppey backwaters of vembanadu lake. kuttanadu Rice village,coir factories, chambakulam church.
Sixth Day Drop at Kochi.
ackage Inclusions :
- Christmas & New Year Eve. Gala Dinner
- Special welcome drink on arrival
- Accommodation in Standard Room
- Dedicated A/c Indica Cab for the entire Trip
- All local sightseeing in the same vehicle, every day after breakfast till sunset.
- Drivers bata , fuel charges, toll
- Service Tax
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc,
- Any other item not specified in cost includes
- Guide and entrance fees during Sightseeing
- Air fare / Train fare is not included in package
- In case of non-availability of rooms at the hotels mentioned, we shall provide you alternate hotels of similar category.
- At Hotel Check-in time is 12.00 hrs & / Check-out time 12.00 Noon.
- Houseboat check in @ 12 noon and check out by 9.30 A.M
- A/c timings in houseboat will be 8.00P.M to 6.00 A.M
- The above rates are valid for the mentioned period of November 1st to December 14th 2011
- Train: Book your train up to Ernakulam (ERN) which is same as Cochin or to Aluva (AWY) as there is no railway station by the name Cochin.
- Flight: Book your flight up to cochin/Kochi and the code is COK.
- Buses: Book your Bus up to Ernakulam or Cochin
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October 26, 2011 – We were travelling to Munnar as part of our honeymoon trip on this day. The travel itinerary was planned and booked through Dezire tours. The tour organizers had arranged for transport from airport. The car pick-up was waiting outside as soon as we, walked out with our luggage.
The drive to Munnar was an astounding experience where you see only nature around you.
On our first day, we went boating in Mattupetty Dam. The surrounding was really nice, with an almost 360 degree view of mountains and clear blue sky, you can almost feel like you’re in heaven. After boating, we visited Pothamedu, a view point which offers you an excellent view of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. From the top you can see the lush green mountain, giving a velvet feel due to the tea plantations spread out in acres. We really enjoyed taking photographs of the surrounding beauty. The evening brought on unexpected rain and the climate was very lovely and cool.
The next morning (second day) was completely foggy and the view from our room was totally breathtaking. What we saw was thick fog moving slowly, the flowing river and sun’s rays bursting through the tall trees. We started to Devikulam, another excellent view point, and then to Rajamala which is 15kms away from Munnar and 2695m above sea level. Throughout the day we were travelling in our cab to various view points and taking pictures of everything which looked scenic and beautiful.
On the third day we planned to complete the rest of the view points and we started with Echo Point which is 15kms drive from Munnar.It was our favorite place – beautiful in a way that words cannot express. After Echo Point we went to see the actual tea plantation and processing owned by Tata Tea. This place also had an antique collection of tea processing machines and vessels used by the British – an interesting collection. It was quite interesting to know facts about the tea leaf and the elaborate process of it being transformed to tea powder. We did a little shopping over here and tasted their fresh tea. We moved to Palkulamedu, 3125m above sea level, another wonderful spot.
We moved to Malankara Reservoir, an artificial lake for boating. Then to Pallivasal, venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic beauty. We also took the Herbal Tour to view hundreds of varieties of plants and flowers – it was almost a 2 hour nature walk. At one point, we went on top of a tree house to have a cup of coffee. Our Munnar trip ends here.
The very sound of the name conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. Here, in the crisp, cool air of theWestern Ghats, you will experience the most enchanting holiday, with the animals of the wild and the simple unsophisticated mountain people. Across the entire district are lush plantations and hill towns that hold immense opportunities for treks and mountain walks. The Periyar Tiger Reserve also offers a fairly good chance of seeing the great Indian tiger in its natural habitat.
The Periyar Tiger Reserve
Lying close to the plantations, in the rich jungles of Periyar in Thekkady is one of the world’s most fascinating natural wildlife reserves – the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread across 777 sq.km, of which 360 sq.km is thick evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the Reserve attracts visitors from all over the world.
The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar adds to the charm of the park. This is the only sanctuary inIndiawhere you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar, however, are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Entry timing: 0600 – 1800 hrs.
Vandiperiyar (18 kms from Thekkady)
Lying close to the plantations, in the rich jungles of Periyar in Thekkady is one of the world’s most fascinating natural wildlife reserves – the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread across 777 sq.km, of which 360 sq.km is thick evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the Reserve attracts visitors from all over the world. The River Periyar flowing through the centre of this town nourishes its vast tea, coffee and pepper plantations. A major trade centre, Vandiperiyar is also home to a number of tea factories. The Government Agriculture farm and Flower Garden have a delightful array of roses, orchids and anthuria.
Pullumedu (43 kms from Thekkady, 26 km from Periyar)
The winding journey to this hill town, along thePeriyarRiver, offers a stunning view of the rolling hills draped in lush greenery. Velvet lawns, rare flora and fauna add to the beauty of Pullumedu which can be accessed only by jeep. The famousSreeAyyappaTempleat Sabarimala and the Makara Jyothi illumination at the shrine are visible from here. Since it is part of the restricted forest zone, special permission to visit Pullumedu has to be obtained from the Wildlife Preservation Officer, Thekkady Ph:0486-322027 or the Range Officer, Vallakkadavu Ph:0486-352515. This place is opened to public few days in a year.
Plantationtours are arranged from the District Tourism Information Office at Thekkady Junction in Kumily (Ph:0486-322620). Tours cover cardamom, pepper, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories, tribal settlements and the surrounding hill regions. Kurisumala A place for adventure tourism and trekking. This will offer a panoramic view of Kumily town and Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Kumily (2 kms from Thekkady)
This plantation town, closely associated with Thekkady, is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. An important shopping centre ans spice trade centre, the main bus station and most of the medium range accommodation in the Periyar region are in Kumily.
Murikkady (5 kms from Thekkady)
Washed in fresh spice-scented air, Murikkady is a panorama of cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations.
Pandikuzhi (5 kms from Kumily)
This picturesque spectrum of exotic flora, fauna and gurgling streams is cradled between Chellarkovil and the Tamil Nadu border. A popular picnic spot, Pandikuzhi offers great opportunities for trekking and is a photographer’s delight.
Mangala Devi Temple (15 kms from Thekkady)
This ancient temple is hidden in the dense woods at the top of a oeak 1337 m above sea level. The temple is built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture. Visitors are allowed here only on the Chithra Pournami festival day. The peak commands a anoramic view of the eastern slopes of theGhatsand some hill villages of Tamilnadu. Permission to visit the area can be obtained from the Wildlife Wadren, Thekkady (Ph.0486-322027). This place is opened to public once in a year. Visitors are allowed here on Chitra oornima festival only.
Chellarkovil (15 kms from Kumily)
This sleepy little village with its breathtaking view of the plains and cascading waterfalls is a feast for the eyes. The village slopes down to the famous coconut groves of Cumbum in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
Vandanmedu (25 kms from Kumily)
This is one of the world’s largest auction centres for candamom. A walk through the sprawling cardamom plantations of Vandanmedu is a heady experience. Rolling green hills and the fresh mountain air make Ramakalmedu an enchanting retreat. The hills top also offers a Panoramic view of picturesque villages of Bodi and Cumbum on the Eastern slop of the western ghats.
Ramakalmedu (40 kms from Thekkady and 75 kms from Munnar).
Rolling green hills and the fresh mountain air make Ramakalmedu an enchanting retreat. The hills top also offers a Panoramic view of picturesque villages of Bodi and Cumbum on the Eastern slop of the western ghats.
The Forest Department, Thekkady offers facilities for elephant rides through the jungle. Time: 1000 – 1700 hrs. Duration: 30 Minutes. Tickets are available from the Wildlife Information Counter. Ph:0486-322028
Main trekking areas in Thekkady: Kurisumala near Kumily, Pullumedu, Ottakathalamedu near Kumily, Grampi near Vandiperiyar The Forest Department conducts daily treks from the boat landing station at Thekkady to the Nellikkampetty area and Manakkavala.
With ayurvedic rejuvenation treatments becoming available widely in different parts ofIndiaand abroad, Kerala would have to strengthen its positioning as the ‘real’ destination for ayurveda, and clearly distinguish its product vis-à-vis those available at other places.
The other possible threat is that a semi-medical product is offered as a product of relaxation, often ignoring necessary conditions and precautions. Should there be a medical mishap, it could generate considerable negative publicity and create a set back. Medical check-ups to the requisite degree of detail may be specified clearly for each form of treatment. These should be insisted upon before providing treatment in the certified ayurvedic centers. The experts may also evaluate and consider the need for liability insurance and/or any other precautionary measures.
Distortion of traditional ayurveda and its commercialization is another issue of concern. One view is that once the novelty and uniqueness wears off, ayurvedic tourism in its present form may lose its prime position and may end up having to be offered as a mass product at reduced rates. The product can sustain itself in the long run against competition, provided it can attract repeat business and also sustained business from new customers through word of mouth publicity. This can happen only if one avoids distortion of traditional ayurveda and its commercialization for quick gains.
Thenmala ecotourism Indias first planned Ecotourism destination in the foothills of Western Ghats in Kollam District was inaugurated in January 2001. Thenmala is 72kms from Trivandrum and 66 Kms from Kollam.
Thenmala offers products for both general tourists as well as for eco-tourists. The facilities as part of the eco-friendly general tourism are culture zone with musical dancing fountain, information center, amphitheater shop courts etc. the adventure zone accommodates elevated walkway, nature trail, adventure activities like river crossing rock climbing mountain biking etc. the leisure zone has a sculpture garden with the theme of man and nature a board walk and a suspension foot bridge, apart from this Thenmala ecotourism offers one hour boating in the Shenduruney wildlife sanctuary reservoir and tourists can spend time at he deer rehabilitation center with an children’s eco-park. This destination attracts a large number of visitors and in 2004-05 around one lakh domestic tourists visited the destination. Funds were provided for the beautification of the leisure zone at Thenmala.