Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival – Madurai
Departure - Cochin / Kochi (Ernakulam)
Route: - Madurai - Kodaikanal (2N) - Munnar (2N) - Kumarakom (2N) - Cochin / Kochi (Ernakulam).
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Arrival at Kodaikanal
Day-2 In and around Kodaikanal
Day-3 Kodai - Munnar
Day-4 Munnar and Around
Day-5 Munnar - Kumarkom. Possible visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Day-6 Kumarkom and around
Madurai to Kodaikanal -115 kms (3.5 hrs)
Kodaikanal to Munnar -160 kms (4.5 hrs)
Munnar to Kumarakom -152 kms (4.5 hrs)
Kumarakom to Cochin (Ernakulam) -60 kms (1.5 hrs)
Destination Overview :-
Cochin / Kochi (Ernakulam) - Ernakulam, part of Cochin area is business hub of Cochin and also commercial capital of Kerala.
Madurai - Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and is a must visit for any South India itinerary for both Indian as well as Overseas guests.
Kodaikanal - Kodaikanal (7000 ft asl) traditionally has been one of the favorite hill stations to visit in summer alongwith Ooty. It’s also a destination for corporate conferences ex-Madurai, Chennai and Bangalore.
Munnar - Munnar is a premier hill station in Kerala. It is situated at about 6000 ft above sea level and surrounded by tea and Cardamom Plantations
Kumarakom - Kumarakom is a patch Vembanad lakefront at 15 kms from Kottayam and renowned world over for their lake front resorts.
Arrival at Kodaikanal (6500 ft asl). Evening boating at the Kodai lake.
Sightseeing options around Kodaikanal comprise Green Valley, Pillar Rocks, Coakers Walk, Bear-Shola falls, Bryant Park, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, Silver Cascade, Kurinji Andavar Temple etc. Guests can choose options to visit accordingly to their preferences.
Proceed to Munnar (5000 ft asl, 160 kms - 4.5 hrs). Evening visit to Mattupatty Dam (Boating).
Sightseeing options in and around Munnar comprise Marayoor (Sandalwood Forests - 40 kms), Tea Museum, Araengal Dam, Kundala Dam etc. A visit to Top Station (Highest view point in the area - 40 kms) can also be considered.
Proceed to Kumarkom (150 kms - 4.5 hrs). Visit the Kumarakom bird Sanctaury (Boating, 1.5 hour walking trail, Bird watching) OR enjoy the lakeside experience.
Guests have option to visit prominent Churches and Shiva temples around the area such as Bharananganam (25 kms from Kottayam), Thrikodithanam Temple, Changanacherry (21 kms South of Kottayam), Ettumanoor (11 kms North of Kottayam), Vaikom Shiva temple (22 kms North of Kumarakom, 37 kms from Kotayam) OR can do a day excursion to Pathiramanal Island (5 kms, renowned for Bird watching in Winter) OR relax for the day and enjoy the lakeside experience.
Depart for onward journey.