Heavenly Kerala 3N4D

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This itinerary offers a blend of cultural exploration in Cochin, scenic beauty in Munnar, wildlife experience in Thekkady, and the serene backwaters in Alleppey within a 4-day trip.

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4 Days
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Day 1: Cochin Arrival and Sightseeing.

Morning to Afternoon: Arrival in Cochin (Kochi): Start your journey in Cochin.
Visit Fort Kochi: Explore historic sites like St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, and the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets.
Mattancherry: Visit the Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, for its historical significance and vibrant murals.
Evening: Relax at Marine Drive: Enjoy the serene view along Marine Drive, a popular promenade.
*Travel Tip: Munnar's weather can be unpredictable. Pack clothing for both warm and cool weather conditions. Explore the tea gardens but respect the workers' privacy and ask before clicking pictures.

Day 2: Munnar Exploration

Morning: Depart for Munnar from Cochin. En route, stop at Cheeyappara Waterfalls for a refreshing break and photo opportunities.
Afternoon to Evening: Eravikulam National Park: Visit the park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, and enjoy the scenic beauty.
Munnar Top Station: Explore the picturesque Top Station for panoramic views.

*Distance from Munnar to Thekkady: Approx. 85-90 kilometers.
Travel Time: Approx. 3 to 4 hours.

Day 3: Thekkady Wildlife and Alleppey Backwaters

Morning:Head to Thekkady from Munnar.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary: Explore the sanctuary, take a boat ride on Periyar Lake, and witness wildlife. Afternoon to Evening: Drive to Alleppey.
Vembanad Lake: Enjoy the serene beauty of Vembanad Lake.

Day 4: Alleppey Houseboat and Departure.

Morning to Afternoon: Houseboat Stay: Experience a houseboat stay in Alleppey and cruise through the backwaters. Relax and savor the views.
Afternoon: Kumarakom or Ambalappuzha: Optionally visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary or Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple.
Departure: Conclude your trip and depart from Cochin or proceed to the next destination.

Munnar enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. Summers are mild, while winters can get cooler. Monsoons bring lush greenery but also occasional rains.

The park is closed during the calving season of the Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat), usually between February and April.

Houseboat stays can be booked through various online platforms or via local tour operators. Book in advance, especially during peak seasons.

While the monsoon season (June to August) can bring heavy rains, some travellers enjoy the lush scenery. Check weather forecasts and plan accordingly.

Kerala is known for its traditional art forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kalaripayattu (martial arts), and Theyyam. Kerala is renowned for authentic Ayurvedic massages and therapies.

1– Follow guidelines in wildlife reserves and sanctuaries. Respect the      natural habitats and wildlife during your visits.

2– Carry cash and check for ATMs in advance, especially in remote areas where card payments might not be widely accepted.

3– Avoid feeding animals in wildlife sanctuaries as it can disrupt their natural behaviour and diet.

4– Check weather forecasts, especially during monsoon seasons.

5– Dress modestly, respect local customs, and learn a few phrases in Malayalam for better interactions.