A 4-day tour of Munnar and Alleppey in Kerala, India, is a wonderful way to experience the region’s natural beauty, tea plantations, and backwater cruises. Here’s a suggested itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Munnar
Day 2: Munnar Sightseeing
Day 3: Munnar to Alleppey
Day 4: Alleppey Backwaters and Departure
Please note that this is a general itinerary and can be customized based on your preferences and the specific activities or attractions you’re interested in. Make sure to check for any travel advisories, entry requirements, and operational status of attractions/hotels before your trip. Also, traffic conditions and travel times can vary, so plan accordingly.
Arrive at Kochi (Cochin) Airport/Ernakulam Junction/Town Railway Station as your first stop to meet your representative and guide before going 140 kilometres (4 hours) to Munnar. Munnar, a picturesque hill town in Kerala's eastern area, is surrounded by lush green tea plantations. It is bordered by coffee plantations. Munnar is a popular tourist destination in South India because of its beautiful scenery, pleasant atmosphere, and seductive perfume of tea leaves. The tallest peak in the Western Ghats is not far from Munnar, and it may be reached through Cheyapara, Valara waterfalls, and spice plantations. The state remains the world's spice capital, as it has in the past. Spices such as ginger, garlic, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, tea, clove, and nutmeg are grown in Munnar and its surrounding villages. All admission and boating fees are payable in cash at the locations. Tea estates, for example, are reached in the evening for an overnight stay at a hotel or resort. If you are travelling with children, bring warm clothing. Waterfalls are not always present as you see them.
After a hearty breakfast, travel for 8 hours to Munnar to see the local landmarks, which include the Tea Museum, Tea Garden, Blossom Hydel Park, Flower Garden, Photo Point, Cinema Filming Point, Elephant Spot, and the woods Honey Bee Nest. Boating at Mattupetty and Kundala dams is billed directly at Eco-point. After lunch, return to Munnar town for elephant safari, jeep safari, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, Dream Land Fun and Adventure. At these places, all admission and boating fees can be paid in cash. (The above points will be covered based on traffic and time available). Spend the night at Munnar at a hotel or resort.
This morning after breakfast and a beverage. Alleppey is the destination after this (180 kilometres; 5 hours). Venice in the East is widely recognised. Upon arrival, check into a traditional houseboat in the Keralan style. The greatest way to experience backwaters' mesmerising beauty is to take a sail through them. A voyage in an opulent houseboat down the rivers adorned with palm trees is the most enchanted vacation activity in Kerala. In this stunning setting, you will soar over old Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush rice fields, coir towns, rustic houses, temples, and coconut trees. Additionally, you will discover some fascinating details regarding local village life. Simply floating in the water when you are a guest to Kerala might be a very special and distinctive experience. rustic watercraft in the backwaters. On Kerala Style House boats, spend 21 hours starting at noon taking in the backwaters, scenery, and numerous locations. A welcome drink, tea, snacks, mineral water, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served to you while you're on the houseboat. Sleep on a houseboat for the evening. Depending on your tastes and your budget, you can select among Deluxe, Premium, and Luxury houseboats. It is possible to finish the voyage if you arrive before noon.
After this morning's breakfast and refreshments. Your next stop is Kochi, after which the journey is complete (70 km/2.5 hours). Along the trip, you can stop at the following tourist attractions: Fort Kochi Beach, Chinese Fishnet, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Ginger Warehouse, Boating in Marine Drive, and Lulu Mall Shopping. Cash is accepted at the locations for payment of all admission and boating costs. After the tour, guests are dropped off at the Cochin Airport or Rail Station. With Season Kerala Holidays, return from your Kerala tour full of lovely experiences.
A typical itinerary could be around 5 to 7 days to adequately explore all three destinations.
Yes, houseboat accommodations are a popular choice in Alleppey. You can enjoy a unique stay on the backwaters while cruising on a traditional Kerala houseboat.
Yes, Munnar offers several trekking opportunities. The most popular one is the trek to Anamudi Peak, which is the highest peak in South India. There are also other trekking routes and nature trails.
Kerala is known for its delicious South Indian cuisine. You can expect to enjoy dishes like dosa, idli, sambhar, coconut-based curries, and seafood delicacies.
Munnar: The best time to visit Munnar is from September to March when the weather is pleasant and the tea gardens are lush.Alleppey: The best time to visit Alleppey is during the winter months, from November to February, when the weather is cooler and more comfortable for houseboat cruises.