Arrive Kochi and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy an evening performance of Kathakali, an expressive traditional dance form.
Morning city tour. Highlights include the Dutch Palace (closed Fri), Jewish Synagogue (closed Sat), Santa Cruz Basilica and the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets. Afternoon at leisure. B
Morning departure for Munnar (4 hrs), blanketed by lush green tea estates. Enjoy an afternoon walk around tea and spice estates. On Day 4 take a scenic 5 hour trek through lush plantations, dense shola forests, mountain ridges and grasslands. B/BL
After breakfast drive to Alleppey (5 hrs) and board your houseboat to begin your backwater cruise. Overnight on board. BLD
In the morning disembark from your houseboat in Kumarakom and check in to your hotel. Afternoon visit to a bird sanctuary, an ornithologist’s paradise. Day 7 is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful mosaic of mangrove forests and coconut groves interspersed with waterways and canals. B
Tour ends Kochi
Transfer to Kochi Airport (2 hrs). Tour ends. B