Kochi – Munnar – Kumarakom
Kochi, Munnar, and Kumarakom are three popular destinations in the Indian state of Kerala, each offering its own unique experiences and attractions
- Travel around the foremost highlights of Kochi.
- Explore the scenic beauty & attractions of Munnar.
- Roam around the scenic sights of Kumarakom
Welcome to your Kochi, popularly known as “THE QUEEN OF ARABIAN SEA”. Upon arrival at the Kochi international airport / Ernakulam Railway Station start on your journey to the hotel in Kochi. Kochi is a major port city, situated on the west coast of Peninsular India. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and Western Ghats on the east. It is an ideal starting point for exploring the breath-taking scenic beauty and age-old charm of the state. Reach hotel & complete check-in formalities. Evening is at leisure.
Overnight stay in Kochi.
Relish delicious breakfast at the hotel and post check-out formalities let us explore a few nearby tourist attractions of Kochi like, Mattancherry Palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, Fort Kochi, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Net and Kochi Marine Drive. Later start your journey to the hill station of Munnar. Cosseted by lush greeneries, guarded by captivating hills and mountains, and fringed with never-ending tea plantations, Munnar is also known as the ‘Nature Lover’s Paradise’ and will surely hold you captive throughout your stay. On the way you can visit Cheeyappara Waterfalls and Valara waterfalls. Arriving in this hilly retreat, you will be checked-in to a hotel or a resort. Overnight stay in Munnar
After a delightful breakfast, get ready to leave for a full day sightseeing tour of Munnar. Smell the aroma of tea plantations in Munnar and spot the elusive Nilgiri Tahr at Eravikulam National Park, or Visit Tea Museum enroute visit Tea Estates. Head to Rose Garden and Mattupetty Dam.
Later visit Eco Point, The Blossom Hydel Park and Munnar Botanical Garden. After visiting the attractions, you will be driven back to the hotel for a comfortable stay.
After a wholesome breakfast in the morning drive to Kumarakom. A captivating backwater terminus, Kumarakom offers visitors many other leisure options. Upon arrival in Kumarakom, check-in to the resort and make yourself at home. After a while, step out and explore few of the sights encompassing of Kumarakom, visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Vembanad Lake. At the end of the day after visiting the lovely sights, you will be driven back to the hotel for a comfortable stay. Overnight at Kumarakom
Savour the flavourful breakfast and then check-out from the hotel. A unique experience of soul probing expedition through the lush state with this breath-taking Kerala package ends today. You’ll be transferred to the Kochi Airport / Ernakulam Railway Station as it’s time to say goodbye to Kerala with truckloads of memories.
- • Accommodation in the mentioned or similar hotels.
- • Daily breakfast at all places. Rest of the Meals, if any, as per the above.
- • All transfers and sightseeing by AC Vehicle. (Please note that AC will be switched off during hills)
- • All toll taxes, parking charges, driver allowances.
- • All currently applicable hotel taxes except GST @ Current Rate
- Any Air or Rail fare.
- Any other meal not mentioned in price includes.
- Tips & Porterage.
- Any monument entrance fees, camera fees, guide charges.
- Any expenses of personal nature.
You can travel from Kochi to Munnar by road. There are several bus services and private taxis available. The most common route is via NH85. The journey takes around 4-5 hours depending on traffic conditions.
The best time to visit Munnar is during the winter months, from November to February, when the weather is cool and pleasant. This is also the time when you can witness the lush greenery and blooming flowers.
To get from Munnar to Kumarakom, you can either drive by road (approximately 5-6 hours) or hire a taxi. Another option is to take a combination of road and water travel, which involves a drive to Alleppey (Alappuzha) and then a houseboat or ferry to Kumarakom.
Some of the must-visit attractions in Munnar include the Tea Gardens, Anamudi Peak, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, and Attukal Waterfalls.
In Kumarakom, you can enjoy activities such as backwater houseboat cruises, bird watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, exploring Vembanad Lake, and experiencing traditional Kerala cuisine.
Kochi, Munnar, and Kumarakom are generally safe for tourists. Kerala is known for its hospitality and tourism infrastructure. However, it’s always advisable to take normal precautions regarding your belongings and personal safety, as you would when traveling to any tourist destination.
Kerala is famous for its delicious cuisine. In Kochi, you can try fresh seafood and diverse Indian and international dishes. In Munnar, don’t miss trying local tea and traditional Kerala cuisine. In Kumarakom, enjoy the flavors of authentic Keralan dishes, especially seafood, cooked with coconut and aromatic spices.
Light, breathable clothing is ideal due to the tropical climate. However, if you plan to visit Munnar during the winter months, you should pack some warm clothing, as it can get quite cool at higher altitudes.
Visitors from many countries will need a visa to travel to India, including Kerala. It’s advisable to check the specific visa requirements for your nationality before planning your trip.
It’s recommended to consult your doctor for any necessary vaccinations or health precautions before traveling. Also, be cautious with food and water, and consider travel insurance for unexpected medical emergencies.