Ooty Kumarakom Tour

7 Nights Itinerary Covering: Ooty - Kodaikanal - Munnar – Kumarakom


Overview

The Southern part of India has some most amazing tourist destinations that are filled with natural scenic beauty and are culturally rich too. This 7 nights and 8 days Jewels Of the South Indian tour will give you a chance to visit some of such places such as Ooty, Munnar and Kumarakom. You will also explore the wildlife of the region at Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Filled with numerous local attractions, this tour is going to be an unforgettable one.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

Highlights

  • Explore Botanical Garden, Ooty 
  • Short trip to Munnar
  • Wildlife Safari at Eravikulam National Park
  • Enjoy Boat-sailing in Periyar Lake

Itinerary

Day 1 - Coimbatore-Ooty (100kms)

Upon your arrival at the Coimbatore Airport/Railway Station, leave by road for Ooty. On reaching, check into the hotel. Post lunch, leave by road for sightseeing tour of Ooty. The attractions that you will cover include Botanical Garden, Ooty Lake, Doddabetta Peak and the local market. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2 - Ooty

The day 2 is entirely booked for sightseeing tour, in and around Ooty. Later, you can embark on a city tour of Ooty which include Ketty Valley, Sim's Park, Lamb's Park, Tea Gardens, Dolphin's Nose, Rose Garden, Avalanche and Koddandu Point. Later, return to Ooty for an overnight stay.

Day 3 - Ooty - Kodaikanal (approx. 250 km / 6 hours)

Wake up early in the morning on day 3 of your Ooty Kumarakom tour. Today, you will head towards Kodaikanal. En route, you will visit the Palani Temples. Standing as a wonderful example of South Indian style of temple architecture, these shrines present a sight to behold. After exploring, continue your journey towards your desired destination.

Upon reaching, complete the check-in formalities. Enjoy some refreshment and subsequently leave for sightseeing of Kodaikanal. Known for its placid lakes, green hills, granite cliffs, cascading waterfalls and lush valleys, this hill station in Tamil Nadu is dotted with several other attractions as well.

Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 - Kodaikanal

You will continue with sightseeing in Kodaikanal today as well. Nestled around the star-shaped Kodai Lake, the hill town of Kodaikanal spreads across the area of 60 acres. Popular places of tourist interest include the Kodaikanal Solar Physical Observatory, Kodai Lake, Bryant Park (housing 740 species of roses), Kurunji Andavar Temple (dedicated to Lord Murugan or Kartikeya), Coaker's Walk (a long pathway with wonderful views), Pillar Rocks (a picnic spot with a small well-maintained garden), Green Valley View with its wonderful vistas and Shembaganur Natural History Museum.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 - Kodai - Munnar (160 km)

Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Munnar, one of the most well-known hill towns of Kerala. Munnar offers a breathtaking view of the Cardamom hills and tea plantations en-route. After reaching, check in at the hotel. Later, move out of the hotel for a leisurely walk.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 - Munnar - Thekkady (160 km, around 4.5 hours)

Post breakfast; proceed for a half-day excursion to Munnar. Here you will visit the tea estates and Eravikulam National Park. Later, have lunch and start your journey to the famous Periyar National Park, located in Thekkady.

Upon arrival in Thekkady, check in at the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 7 - Thekkady- Kumarakom (135 km /3.5 hours)

Early morning, enjoy sailing on the boat on the Periyar Lake. Post breakfast, leave by road to Kumarakom to visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

Later, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8 - Kumarakom- Cochin-Return journey

In the morning, drive to Cochin. Post lunch; enjoy a pleasant boat ride across the Cochin Harbor. Here you'll have the option to relax at the hotel or enjoy the local sightseeing tour. The attractions that you will visit include St. Francis Church, the Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue and Dutch Palace, built in 1568.

Later, you will be dropped at Cochin Airport for the onward destinations. The tour ends here.


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