Nature lovers cannot ignore the call of nature, and how can you if it’s a hill station that’s located at an altitude of 6000ft in Idukki district of Kerala. This place is no other than the heavenly Munnar. Get surprised seeing the forests, hill ranges, valleys, tea plantations and wildlife. You just cannot help falling in love with this picturesque hill station in India. Feel transported to another world when you visit the famous Indo-Swiss Farm, Mattupedi Dairy Farm. Walk in the clouds at Top Station and scream at the top of your voice at the Echo Point, that’s about 15 km from Munnar. If you have kids with you, watch their joyous expressions when they experience the natural echo phenomenon, firsthand. Thekkady is synonymous with Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in India, a famous elephant and tiger reserve surrounded by the cardamom Hills. This reserve has gained immense tourist attention. The best time to be here is between September and May. For wildlife tour in India, Thekkady tops the list. You should camp and also take to trekking at Periyar Tiger Trail. And as an excursion tour, you should visit the Vandanmedu village and Vandiperiyar, for cardamom, coffee, black pepper, tea plantations and many other spice gardens, also orchids and Rose gardens. At Kumarakom, you will come across nature, religious and historic places of interest. Nature tour will include Bird sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls, Pathiramanal Island, the backwaters and also the Kumarakom beach. The Juma Masjid, the Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple and the Ettumanoor Mahadevar temple are the religious spots at Kumarakom. For a one on one experience with God, visit the ancient Valiyapally Church and you will admire its unique intricate carvings. Often, tourists in India, make it to Alappuzha, for a romantic backwater experience. As you float along these backwaters, you will delight in gazing at the rice fields, village life along the banks and the curvaceous rice barges. Do you know who has called Alleppey ‘The Venice of the East’? It was Lord Curzon, the once Viceroy of India. And rightly he termed it so, for he must have got motivated to make this comparison, seeing the criss-cross roads, a port and a pier, numerous bridges and the unbroken sea coast. Permit Tour Das, to make this abounding in nature tour in India, of Kerala an exciting one for you.
A six-day tour of Kerala’s hill stations & backwaters.