dam is flanked by forests and wast expanse of grass
land on one side and the Kundala tea plantation on
the other. Overnight at Munnar.
2: Munnar : Visit to Rajamala- house
of the highly endangered mountain goats - the Nilgiri
Thars. To Marayoor to visit the Muniyaras (Caves)which
dates back to the new stone age. On the way back visit
the sandalwood forests and Lakkam water falls which
is accessible by a short trek through the forest.
Overnight in Munnar.
3: Munnar - Periyar (wild life sanctuary
& Spice plantation) (120 kms/ 3 ½ hrs).
By 12 noon at Thekkady. Proceed for a spice plantation
tour and by evening at Periyar lake around which the
sanctuary is built, for boating. This is the only
sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience
of viewing the wild life at close quarters from the
safety of a boat. Stay in Thekkady.
4: Periyar - Kumarakam (Backwaters).
Morning after breakfast, to Kumarakam. By noon check
in at the house boat in Kumarakam for a 20 hour house
boating through the legendary backwaters of Kerala
to Alleppey. On the way you will witness a full range
of lifes and activities and some mind boggling sceneries.
Overnight in the house boat. House boat is a private
boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed
rooms, private balcony, dining room, hygiene kitchen
and side decks to capture the beauty of the back waters.
5: Alleppey- Cochin: Get down
from the houseboat and proceed to Cochin for
a bit of shopping. Afternoon to the Cochin airport/
railway station for onward journey.