Covering the scenic 'Hill Sations in South India' this 'south india tours' is suitable for 'honeymoon in south india'. Covering beautiful 'Hill Station in Tamilnadu' and 'Hill Stations in Kerala', this 'south india trip' takes the route Kodaikanal 02 Nights - Thekkady 01 Night - Munnar 02 Nights - Kumarakom 02 Nights. Cover the most romantic and exotic places in Tamilnadu and Kerala. Travel past 'best honeymoon destinations in south india' and capture the soul and charm of the 'best hill staions in South India'. This tour would be best for honeymoon holidays and also for families. Program can be modfied if required. Please see the ideas for assitance.
Day 01     Arrive Coimbatore. Drive to Kodaikanal
On arrival at Coimbatore or Madurai airport before noon you will be greeted and picked up. We drive through the scenic route, enjoying the lush greenery and tranquil surroundings to reach 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 lovable hill station for ever. Overnight Kodaikanal.
Day 02     At leisure in Kodaikanal
After Breakfast, the sightseeing excursion takes you to 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 the intoxicating breeze, local fruits, roaring mountains to carry back everlasting images and memories. Overnight Kodaikanal. (B)
Day 03     Kodaikanal to Thekkady
After breakfast, drive through the 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 (direct payment) on the Lake Periyar where you stand a chance to spot some wild animals. The passengers should join the queue to take the boating tickets. Overnight in Thekkady. (B)
Day 04     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. Enroute, you can have photo shops at the scenic locations and view points. May be you can try a cup of tea from a local shop too. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Munnar (B)
Day 05     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 06     Munnar to Kumarakom
After breakfast drive down the hills enjoying the lovely views of tea gardens, rubber plantations, pine apple farms and lively little towns to reach Kumarakom, a exotic destination located on the banks of picture perfect Vembanad Lake. After check-in just relax. Evening you can enjoy a Sunset Cruise if provided by the hotel. Overnight in Kumarakom (B)
Day 07     At leisure in Kumarakom.
After breakfast day is free to at leisure to enjoy the facilities at the resort or sit back and wonder at the magic of the backwaters which stretches to the horizon. By paying direct at Hotel you can avail some experience enhancing OPTIONAL activities like Ayurveda Massage, Motor Canoe Cruise, Village Walk etc. Overnight in Kumarakom. (B)
Day 08     Depart from Kochi
Breakfast. Some free time for last minute photo and packing sessions. By noon we transfer you to Kochi airport or Ernakulam railway station for your return journey. We sincerely believe that you will go back with lovely memories and happy moments. (B)
Tour Joining Instructions
To take this tour arrive at Coimbatore Airport (CJB) or Madurai Airport (MDU) noon or you can arrive into either of these city's railway stations. If your arrival is very late it is better to stay in Coimbatore or Madurai and then proceed following day.
Depart from Kochi Airport (COK) or Ernakulam Railway Station (ERS or ERN). Though we can transfer you anytime, please make sure the flight is in the evening after 1700 Hrs sothat you can have short sightseeing or shopping trip at Kochi.
As Hill Stations in South India can get colder during certain months sweaters and other basic woolens are suggested. There are some trekking based forest activities in Thekkady. This is organised by forest department and driver can assit you to contact them directly.
Trip Ideas from our Trip Makers
Passengers arrriving from International destinations like Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka can consider Kochi, Coimbatore, Madurai 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 Kumarakom from the program and depart from Kochi after Munnar part. If you have time consider taking two extra nights at Mararikulam or one night in Kerala Houseboats.