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 Boating at 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

Post Breakfast you will proceed to enjoy local Sightseeing of Ooty.

Ooty Rose Garden - The pride of Ooty lies in the Rose Garden With more than 20 thousand variety of roses. It belongs to an elite club of 35 rose gardens around the world which has won the Garden of Excellence Award for South Asia. Ooty Lake - An artificial lake, built in 1825 by John Sullivan, Ooty Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Its scenic beauty captivates everyone. Walking around the lake on a well laid footpath and boating are also quite popular here.

Deer Park - It is located about 1 km away from the Ooty Lake. Along with deer such as Sambhar and the Chithal, this park hosts a variety of flora and fauna, especially avian fauna.

Doddabetta Peak - It is the highest point of Nilgiris hills with a height of about 2,623 meters. It is also the second highest peak in South India. A junction of Western and Eastern Ghats, its breathtaking view of the landscape around is something not to be missed.

Ooty Tribal Research Center - Located about 10 kilometers from Ooty, it conducts research on the tribals inhabiting South India and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. It also houses guest house and a library.

Come back to Hotel for an overnight stay at Ooty.

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 Mattupetty Dam; a beautiful spot for viewing the picturesque Munnar, Kundala Lake- a natural lake with recreational facilities like boating with an exceptional view of Western Ghats as well as the enclosed forests.

If time permits visit Eravikulam National Park which is closed in Feb & March every year. 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)

After breakfast on day 7, start your road journey towards Thekkady. The journey is filled with wonderful views. Afternoon arrival in Thekkady. Check into the wildlife resort. Thekkady is home to the very popular Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. You can either relax while enjoying the facilities at the hotel or can go for boat safari ride inside the park. It is one of those national parks, which is opened all throughout the year. It is known to be home to around 1000 elephants and 46 tigers. Other animals found here are Indian bison, langur, wild boar and sambar. Another feature here is the Periyar Lake.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

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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