Cochin Munnar Thekkady 3 nights 4 days tour package
A nice combination of Green Tea Gardens with an amazing climate of Munnar and Spice scented Wildlife Park of Periyar. A lot of adventurous options await you, if you are ready. Most suitable for youngsters and the ones who are you in mind for a total hill station experience.
Things to do:
Guided Nature History Trail
Soft & Hard Trekking
Tea Plantation Walks
Tea Museum Visit
Local sightseeing of Eravikulam National Park, Mattuppetty,
Echo Point, Kundala Dam etc
Day trip to Marayoor & Chinnar
Guided Jungle Trekking in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Camping and trekking in Parambikulam Sanctuary
Rock Climbing, Cycling, River Crossing etc
Spice Garden visit
Guided Trek in Periyar Tiger Reserve
Tea Factory Visit with Tea shopping from Factory Outlet
Day 01 -Cochin – Munnar
You will be picked up from Cochin to drive to Munnar, known as nature lover’s paradise (04 Hours).On arrival check into your hotel. Later you may go for a short sightseeing tour in and around Munnar Town. Overnight at the Hotel.
Munnar …breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - an idyllic tourist destination in God's own country with unending expanses of tea plantations… pristine valleys and mountains…exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests…aroma of spice scented cool air. Munnar has all these and more…. It's the place you would love to visit… It’s the place you would wish never to leave.
Day 02: Munnar
Full day sight seeing of Munnar. You may visit Mattupetty, Echo Point, Kundala Dam and Eravikulam National Park. The entry to the park is strictly in Forest Department vans and your driver will wait for you at the parking lot. Overnight at the Hotel.
Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities makes Munnar a holiday resort. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji a flower, which bathes the hills in blue once every twelve years. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India - Anamudi - which towers over 2695 M and is an ideal spot for campers who like trekking.
Day 03 – Munnar – Periyar ( 3 Hours drive)
Today, you will be transferred to Periyar, the famous wildlife destination of Kerala. Afternoon option for visiting a Spice Plantation and an elephant farm for a safari. Also if you are interested, you may opt to go for a boating in the Periyar Lake. As the advance reservations are with restrictions, this is strictly subject to availability .Overnight at Hotel.
Indian agriculture began by 9000 BC as a result of early cultivation of plants, and domestication of crops and animals. Settled life soon followed with implements and techniques being developed for agriculture. Plants and animals—considered essential to their survival by the Indians—came to be worshiped and venerated.
Indian spices include a variety of spices and herbs grown across the Indian subcontinent (South Asia). With different climates in different parts of the country, India produces a variety of spices, many of which are native to the Subcontinent, while others were imported from similar climates and have since been cultivated locally for centuries.Spices are typically heated in a pan with ghee or cooking oil before being added to a dish. Lighter spices are added last, and spices with strong flavor should be added first. Curry is not a spice, but a term which refers to any side dish in Indian cuisine. It could be with a gravy base or a dry item. A curry typically contains several spices blended together.
Periyar - Conjures up images of elephants, chains of hill and spice scented plantations. Here, in the crisp, cool air of the Western Ghats you will see a lot of wildlife and observe the way of life of simple mountain people. Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.
The Thekkady sanctuary is one of the best in the country for watching and photographing wildlife. A cruise through the waters of Periyar Lake around which the wildlife sanctuary is situated, offers lots of photo opprtunities. This is the only sanctuary in India where 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 remains the large herds of wild elephants that come down to the lake's edge. Tigers are sighted when the forest water holes dry up and these animals come and drink water from the river.
Day 04– Cochin Departure
After breakfast at your hotel,you will be driven back to Cochin to connect your onward travel.