Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days
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As you arrive at Cochin Airport or Railway Station, our representative will greet you and escort you to Athirapally. Check in the hotel once you reach Athirapally and freshen up in the comfort of your deluxe room. The picturesque beauty of Athirapally bordered with lush green forests and sizzling silver cascades, attracts tourists in huge numbers. One major tourist attraction here is the astounding Athirapally Waterfalls, known as Niagara Falls of India. The pristine beauty and soothing natural sound of the gushing water, combined with lush greenery, infuses freshness into every visitor’s soul. Starting from the high ranges and crashing through gorges, these 80 ft high waterfalls are sure to mesmerize you with the real and natural sense of calm and sweetness. Spend your night at the hotel/resort.
Start your second day of the trip with a delectable breakfast at the hotel and proceed towards exploring the major tourist sites in and around Athirapally. Thumburmuzhi Gardens, Charpa Falls, and Vazhachal Forest Gardens and Waterfalls are some ideal places to visit, especially during the monsoons. Perched high on the fringes of deep and dense rainforests in the Sholayar region, Vazhachal Waterfalls provide you a restful escapade from the hustling and bustling city life. To explore the adventurous side of you, you can try out some outdoor activities here. Trek to the base of the waterfalls, indulge in spot fishing in the water, or discover the tribal life in the village close-by, the choice is entirely yours. For a more unique and different experience, seek permission from the forest department and find the way through the jungles. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, check out and set out for a 250 km drive to Nadukani, a small yet captivating heaven in Idukki district. Enclosed by the misty Blue Mountains, bubbling rivulets, and charming dark woods, Nadukani is the perfect locale to spellbind yourself with its magic and tranquility. Capture the wonderful views of the low lying places bordered by endless stretches of meadows and with huge rocks. Check-in at the hotel and freshen up. Here begins another journey of discovering the hidden beauty of this little paradise of Kerala. Malankara Reservoir, a picturesque artificial lake created by Malankara Dam, is a beautiful destination and great for boating and fishing. For more enthralling views, trek up to the serene valley of Elaveezhapoonjira, standing tall in between three mountains. This wonderful picnic spot, with majestic hills and spectacular streams, will fetch you an unexplored side of Idukki. Proceed towards Thommankuthu, the awe-inspiring seven-step waterfalls, offering a pleasant climate, thereby making it ideal to visit round the year. Besides the breathtaking beauty, this site is perfect for pedal boating, forest trekking, night camping, waterfall bath. Call off the day at the hotel/resort.
Post breakfast at the hotel, our guide will accompany you away from the baffling city life into the peaceful and incredible natural beauty. Kalvari Mount, a green hilly terrain with calm and serene atmosphere, will surely captivate you with the charming views of Idukki Reservoir. Get flattered by the stunning hills, lush greenery, village life, and wild vegetation as you relax. But if you desire to continue your expedition, trek up to Hill View Park to catch a glimpse of Idukki and Cheruthoni Dams and Lake. Paramada Echo Point, Kulamavu Dam, and Idukki Arch Dam are other worth visiting sightseeing attractions. River crossing, camping, cycling, trekking, jeep safari, boating, plantation tour, plant a tree, bird watching, and campfire are some exciting recreational activities to try out. Relax and rejuvenate yourself overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, head towards Thekkady, an enchanting paradise home to some popular attractions. Check in the hotel and prepare yourself for the upcoming wildlife cruise at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Positioned in the midst of thickly forested Western Ghats, this wildlife sanctuary is famous for wild elephants, Nilgiri langur, sambar deer, wild bison, wild boar, and other rare birds. This hill station is utterly beautiful for its spice plantations. Loosen up with some exciting and audacious activities, like bamboo rafting, trekking, elephant ride, and spice plantation tour. On your return from the forests, explore the local market for garden fresh spices and local handicrafts to take home as souvenirs. Spend the night at the hotel.
Take an early breakfast at the hotel, as a six-hour journey is awaiting you on the itinerary. Cochin is the idyllic stopover to relive the history of the colonial times through the cultures left behind by the Portuguese and British rulers. Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry Palace/Dutch Palace are some tourist attractions to explore this commercial hub of Kerala. Your overnight stay is arranged at the hotel.
After enjoying a palatable breakfast, pack your baggage and head towards the airport or railway station for your onward travel, with sweet memories of a lifetime experience in your heart.