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Melodies from the Mountains & Backwaters (7 Days)

Melodies from the Mountains & Backwaters (7 Days)

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Welcome to Kerala - God's own country, full of magical mountains and beautiful backwaters. The trip gives you the best of adventures, from trekking in the mountains of Munnar to the jungle trail at Thekkady in Periyar National Park. You will also get a dose of Kayaking in the backwaters and enjoy a day of relaxation on a houseboat while taking in the serene surroundings and life of the locals in the countryside.
Included: Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Accommodations: 2 nights at Anaerangal Camp Munnar in Standard Tent, 2 nights at Green Mansion Thekkady in Standard Room, 1 night at Cherukara Nest in Standard Room, 1 night onboard Riverine Cruises in Standard Room
Transportation: Kochi to Munnar, Munnar to Thekkady, Thekkady to Alleppey and Alleppey to Kochi by Private Car or Van
Miscellaneous: Full day trekking in Munnar, Half-day kayaking in Alleppey, Private Driver with limited English
Not included: Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Tips & Gratuities
Compulsory & Peak Season Surcharges
 
All the best in one Kerala adventure – Trek the mountains, follow the jungle trail, kayak the backwaters and kick back at the houseboat.
Trek Munnar spice and tea plantation and follow the Wild Life Trail in Periyar National Park.
Satisfy your need for water adventure while kayaking the backwaters.
Explore life and culture at the backwaters while relaxing on the houseboat.
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Melodies from the Mountains & Backwaters (7 Days)

Day 1: Arrive in Cochin to Munnar

Welcome to Kerala! Arrive in Cochin and you will meet our representative at your pick up location and transfer to a secluded and permanent Camp located in Chinnakanal, 26 kms away from Munnar town.
Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in India, situated at the confluence of three mountain streams –Mudrapuzha, Nallathanniand Kundala. Located at 1600 meters above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the past British Government in South India.
In Munnar you will find a wide range of unique experiences and beautiful surroundings including sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and waterfalls like Nyayamakad. You also find Rajamala natural habitat – a lovely green paradise high up in the hills and home to the rare mountain goat ??Nilgiri Tahr' just 15 Km away from Munnar. Equally, you find Eravikulam National Park which is breathtakingly beautiful and easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world, located in the Devikulam Taluk and also home to the Nilgiri Tahr.

Transportation: Kochi to Munnar by Private Car or Van
Accommodation: Anaerangal Camp in Standard Tent

Day 2: Munnar

After breakfast, you will depart for Munnar town. From here you go by jeep to the start point of today's trek in a silent and beautiful valley about 20 kilometres from Munnar. We will start trekking from an altitude of 1500 metres and gradually ascend to over 2600 metres, passing through sholas (high altitude rain forests) and grasslands, which are typical to the higher areas of the Western Ghats. The trek goes through Rodo Valley, so named after the Rhododendron Trees and finally touches Meesapullimala. Afterwards you trek back down to the Camp/ hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Anaerangal Camp in Standard Tent
Miscellaneous: Trekking in Munnar with English speaking guide

Day 3: Munnar to Thekkady

After breakfast, you will be taken from Munnar to Thekkady and proceed to Gavi, located inside the buffer zone of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Gavi is an eco-tourism project run by the Kerala Forest Development Corporation. It is prominent as both an elephant and a tiger reserve.
The park is often called the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary but also referred to by the name "Thekkady". It is set high in the Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills of the South-Western Ghats along the border of Tamil Nadu state. Check in to a guesthouse, a small building which houses 6 rooms. After tea, depart for a jeep safari into the surrounding area. Return.

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Munnar to Thekkady in Private Car or Van
Accommodation: Green Mansion in Standard Room

Day 4: Thekkady

After breakfast, you will go for a full day forest trek. Periyar is the home of the rare and endangered Lion Tailed Macaques and an excellent spot for birds and rare butterflies, as well as large herds of elephants and gaurs. During the day, you will do trek through typical grassland-shola eco-systems. After trekking you will return back to Gavi.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Green Mansion in Standard Room
Miscellaneous: Trekking in Thekkady with English speaking guide

Day 5: Thekkady to Alleppey

After breakfast you will drive to Alleppey, and check in to your hotel.

Afterwards, you will proceed for a kayaking trip in Pallathuruthy. Here your kayaking guides will brief you on safety and other relevant aspects of your kayaking sojourn since you will be kayaking through relatively big channels. These routes are quite popular with the houseboats, local transport boats and the local traders. Canoes and country boats are the main form of transport around these parts so quite often you would have the villagers for company while you are kayaking. After the kayaking trip, you will go back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Thekkady to Alleppey by Private Car or Van
Accommodation: Cherukara Nest in Standard Room
Miscellaneous: Canoe trip in Alleppey with English Speaking guide

Day 6: Alleppey

After breakfast, checkout from your hotel and transfer to the houseboat. Board to the houseboat and prepare to take in the beauty of Kerala's backwaters. Kick back and relax while the boat cruises and enjoy the narrow serene backwater canals. On the way, you will have your lunch and evening tea/coffee with snacks. Continue the cruise through the backwaters in a different direction to experience villages and country life of the locals. You may see great varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world from the houseboat.

In the evening at about sunset, the boat is anchored. Enjoy your dinner and the rest of your evening on the houseboat far away from polluted cities and maddening crowds. The Only disturbance will be the twinkle of a shining star or the fishes that dive around you and peep out to say hello by waving their tail from the water. Most of the time there is a provision of Direct to Home satellite connection and television on the houseboat for entertainment when the boat is anchored.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Riverine Houseboat in Standard Room

Day 7: Alleppey to Kochi

The houseboat starts cruising early morning. After Breakfast, check out from the houseboat and drive back to Cochin/Trivandrum from where you may proceed to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Alleppey to Kochi by Private Car or Van
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