Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival – Madurai
Departure - Madurai
Route:- Madurai - Kodaikanal (2N) - Munnar (2N) - Thekkady (2N) - Madurai
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 - Thekkady. Sightseeing around Thekkady
Day-6 Activities inside Periyar reserve forest
Madurai to Kodaikanal -115 kms (3.5 hrs).
Kodaikanal to Munnar -160 kms (4.5 hrs).
Munnar to Thekkady -102 kms (3 hrs).
Thekkady to Madurai -140 kms (3.5 hrs).
Destination Overview :-
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
Thekkady - Thekkady (2500 ft asl) is a stopover on the South India Itinerary on Madurai - Kottayam route known for nature centric experiences connected with Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
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.
Sightseeing around Thekkady Proceed to Thekkady (2500 ft asl) (110 kms - 3 hrs). Post Lunch can go for the touristy Periyar boat cruise (on direct payment) and later Kathakali dance show. Given time Spice garden visit (Cardamom, Pepper, Cinnamon, Vanilla) can be done (Direct payment) alongwith a visit to Elephant Junction for the elephant experience (elephant ride).
Guests can opt for an activity inside Periyar forest such as half day jungle walk / trek forest programme or a full day forest programme involving jungle walk / trek and Bamboo Rafting. Guest also can opt for a full day Gavi eco tourism experience programme (42 kms from Thekkady) involving Jeep Safari (Gavi trip), nature walk / hike, bamboo rafting etc. These programmes require to be reserved in advance.
Depart for onward journey.