Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the custom tour Trip to Gods Own Country, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 4 other destinations in India. Trip to Gods Own Country includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport and more.
In and around MunnarToday after breakfast enjoy Cochin city tour visiting St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace.After sightseeing you will be?transffered to Munnar (135 kms -4.30 hrs). Munnar is 1800 mts above sea level and also the place of South Indias highest peak (Anamudi- 2695mts). Check in at the hotel. Visit tea estates. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast full day visit of Munnar. Visit of Eravikulam National Park,the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr ( Hermitragus Hylcrious) -the mountain goat of South India. Visit Mattupatty dam. Overnight at the hotel.
In and around PeriyarAfter breakfast transfer to Periyar ( 120 kms- 4 hrs). Visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the largest wildlife reserves in India, it occupies 777 sqkms of the Cardamom Hills region of the Western Ghatts. Afternoon sightseeing. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning game viewing by the boat in the sanctuary, surrounded by the hills. Wildlife includes elephants, gaur, wild dogs, otters, freshwater tortoise and bird species like heroin, kingfisher, hornbill, water and fishbowls can be seen here. Afternoon visit of spice plantations. Overnight at the hotel the hotel.
In and around KumarakomAfter breakfast transfer from Periyar to Kumarakom (121 kms 4. 5 hrs). Transfer to the Hotel. Kumarakom near Kottayam (16 kms) is well known for its backwaters and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary is rich with a number of noteworthy species include the Dater or Snake Bird, Little Cormorant, Night Heroin, Golden- backed woodpecker, Crow Pheasant, White Breasted Water Hen and Tree Pie etc. The season for migratory birds are from November to March. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Board the houseboat from Kumarakom jetty. Staying in this moving palace is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life. Lunch, dinner next day breakfast and tea snacks will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake make you sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place.Dinner and Overnight in the houseboat.
In and around AlleppeyAfter breakfast in the houseboat disebark at Alleppey. Alleppey is also known as Venice of the East because of the narrow canals and backwaters. Transfer to Cochin (70 kms /2 Hrs), where you will be dropped at the Kochi airport to board a flight for onward Journey.