'Hill Sations in South India' is one of the best 'south india honeymoon packages ' which takes you to all major 'hill stations in Kerala' and 'Hill Stations in Tamilnadu'. This 'south india trip' takes you to Wayanad, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Munnar all for two nighst each and Thekkady for 01 Night. Travel thorugh the great 'honeymoon places in south india' and capture the spirit, charm and beauty of the 'best hill staions in South India'. This tour would be best for honeymoon holidays and also for families. Program can be modfied to drop some places if required. Please see the ideas from trip makers for assiatnce.
Day 01     Arrive Calicut. Drive to Wayanad
Arrive Calicut before 1000 Hrs and drive to Wayanad (100 Kms 2 /12 Hrs), a pristine destination, located in Majestic Western Ghats, famous for its dense forests, deep valleys and spectacular waterfalls. En-route we watch the famous chain tree and Pookote Lake. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy tunes of the birds. Evening you may consider taking some optional programs like trekking as given by the hotel. Overnight in Wayanad.
Day 02     Sight seeing in Wayanad.
After breakfast the sightseeing excursion takes you to interesting places like Soochippara waterfalls, Meenmutty waterfalls, Jain Temple, Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary etc., Return back to the hotel and retire to the symphony of nature. You can also take OPTIONAL programs like Jungle Safari, Ayurveda Massage as given by the hotel on direct payment basis. Overnight in Wayanad.(B)
Day 03     Drive up to Ooty (120 KMS, 3 1/2 HRS)
After early breakfast, we drive through the scenic route, enjoying the perfect silence, the lush greenery and tranquil surroundings to reach Ooty, the Queen of all Hill stations. Established by the British in early 19th century, Udagamandalam as it is called today is famous for its unique bio-diversity and it's ever blue mountains. Afternoon sightseeing excursion takes you to important points like Botanical garden, Ooty Lake, Dodabetta Peak, film shooting spots, St. Stephen's Church etc.. Rest of the day is free to enjoy this popular summer retreat, which still holds the old world charm and pristine natural beauty. Overnight at Ooty (B)
Day 04     Coonoor Excursion
After breakfast day is at leisure. Laze around or walk in the garden area or go on a boating in the lake. You can also go on an excursion to Coonnoor which is a lower altitude hill station in its own right. You can visit Sim's Park a garden with many rare flowers and shrubs. You can enjoy the scenic beauty from viewpoints of Dolphin's nose and Lamb's rock. Overnight in Ooty. (B)
Day 05     Ooty to Kodaikanal (250 Kms, 7 Hours)
After Breakfast, we drive down to Coimbatore where you can have a stop for textile shopping if required. Later we pass through the Highways and drive uphill to Kodaikanal, 'The Princess of Hill Station'. Nestled 7200 feet above sea level in the romantic Palani Hills of Tamilnadu, this charming land remain untouched by time and unspoilt by visitors since colonial era. The breath taking scenery, serene hills and gorgeous forests around makes this little town as a ever lovable hill station. Overnight Kodaikanal. (B)
Day 06     At leisure in Kodaikanal
After Breakfast, the sightseeing excursion takes you to some most important points like Kodaikanal lake, Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple, Dolphin's Nose, Silver Cascade, Pillar Rocks, Observatory, Green Valley View, Coaker's Walk, Bear Shola Fall etc., Rest of the day is free to enjoy this land of unlimited beauty and that intoxicating, yet romantic breeze Overnight Kodaikanal. (B)
Day 07     Kodaikanal to Thekkady
After breakfast drive we drive through th lively villages, local farms and many plantation to reach Thekkady - A dream destination set amidst the cardamom and other spice scented plantations. On the way you may prefer to have some photo-stops. Afternoon sightseeing takes you on a plantation tour to have glimpses of how spices are grown followed by a boating (on direct payment) on the Lake Periyar where you may spot some wild animals. The passengers should join the queue to take the boating tickets. Overnight in Thekkady. (B)
Day 08     Thekkady to Munnar
Early morning you can try boating if you have not done earlier. After breakfast, the drive of breath taking beauty takes you to Munnar- A haven of peace and tranquillity set amidst the pristine tea and coffee plantations. On the way there are good number of view points and scenic locations for photo stops. May be you can try a cup of tea from a local shop too. On arrival at leisure. Overnight in Munnar (B)
Day 09     At leisure in Munnar
Breakfast. Today's sightseeing takes you to places like Mattupetty Dam, Pothenmedu view point, Kundala Dam, Echo Point, Tea Museum etc. Evening you may like to walk around the town or do some shopping for souvenirs and tea. Overnight in Munnar. (B)
Day 10     Munnar-Kochi. Departure
Breakfast. Leave early and drive past the lively towns dotted with churches/temples, lovely mountains, unending expanse of pristine rubber and tea plantations to reach Kochi. You will be dropped either at the airport or Railway station for your onward journey. It is important that you book your flight that departs after 1500 Hrs. We sincerely beleive that you will go back with lovely meomories and happy moments. (B)
Tour Joining Instructions
To take this tour arrive at Calicut Airport (CCJ) or Calicut Railway Station (CLT) before noon. If you arrival is very late it is better to stay in Calicut and then proceed. You can also arrive in Mysore Railway Station if there is no other option but the prices will change.
Depart from Kochi Airport (COK) or Ernakulam Railway Station (ERS or ERN). Please make sure the flight is in the evening as it will take 04 Hours from Munnar to Kochi. Passengers having morning flight from Kochi should take an extra night at Kochi, may be closer to airport
As Hill Stations in South India can get colder during certain months sweaters and other basic woolens are suggested. There are some treakking based forest activities in Wayanad and Thekkady for which you can speak to hotel reception directly.
Trip Ideas from our Trip Makers
Passengers arrriving from International destinations like Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka can consider Kochi, Coimbatore, Bangalore airport for arrival but we need to change the program by accommodating additional night somewhere. Consult us with your proposed arrival/departure details.
If you dont have time you can drop Wayanad from the program (In This case arrive Coimbatore). You can even drop both Wayanad and Ooty and start from Kodaikanal. (In This case Coimbatore and Madurai will be hearest airport). Depending on arrival time extra nights may be required. Consult us with your arrival departure plans.