Day 1 : Arrival Cochin
On arrival at air port / rail way station in Cochin you will be met and transported to Hotel at Cochin, the famous port of Kerala also known as “The Queen of Arabian Sea.” In the afternoon depart for a sightseeing of Cochin. Highlights include visit to the Jewish Synagogue, Dutch palace, St: Francis's Church, where Vasco De gama was cremated, Chinese fishing nets at work and spend the evening for shopping and watching classical dance performance of Kathakali by night return to the hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 2 : Cochin - Thattaekad
Early in the morning we will make our way to the lowland forests of Thattekkad, set on the shores of the Periyar River. The journey will take you through the spice gardens that have made Kerala famous all over the globe. On arrival you will be staying at a resort on the riverside. Jungle camp is the perfect setting for an evening of relaxation as you listen to the sounds of the forest. Overnight
Day 3 : Thattekad-Adimali .
Early morning we will depart from the resort ride along the side of the river Periyar, through forests, spice plantations, countryside of pineapple plantations & rubber estates till we reach the foothills of the Western Ghats at Adimali. Stay at a Plantation Bungalow.
Day 4 : Adimali –Munnar
Today is a day of climbing to the heights at Munnar at over 1700 meters. We will pass through high altitude forests, manicured tea gardens, cardamom plantations and winding roads as we make it to our resort. Overnight
Day 5 : Munnar – Suryanelli
We will take the winding estate roads through the tea gardens & sholas (high altitude mountain forests) and through the spectacular Lockhart gap overlooking the Bison Valley deep down below. We will have a picnic lunch en-route and reach our destination at Suryanelli by dusk. We will spend the night in very comfortably furnished Cottage tents at Suryanelli after a sumptuous barbeque dinner by the campfire. Overnight
Day 6 : Suryanelli – Vandanmedu
We will continue our biking around the beautiful Anaerangal lake (literally meaning the ‘Lake where the elephants come down') and through beautifully manicured tea estates to Nedungadom – a cardamom planter's town. Most of the way we will pass through thick forests, cardamom estates and spice gardens that has made these Cardamom Hills world famous. Overnight
Day 7 : Vandanmedu- Thekkady
Our destination today is the Periyar Tiger Reserve, once again passing through forests, tea gardens and spice plantations. We will take a detour to Amman Koil where the endless plains of neighbouring Tamil Nadu are clearly visible. On arrival, we will take the boat ride in the lake for wildlife viewing, before settling into the forest eco-lodge. Overnight
Day 8 : Thekkady
Periyar is one of the best wildlife reserves in India and has large herds of Asiatic elephants, Indian Bison as well as tigers. For the ornithologists it has over 330 species of birds including the majestic Great Hornbill. Today we see a little of the tribal population and their lifestyles before we eat and retire for a fine night’s sleep. Overnight
Day 9 : Thekkady – Vagamon
Vagamon town set against the grasslands of the Western Ghats and the cycling route passes through spectacular sights of the tea gardens that have made this place so beautiful. We will settle down at a resort overlooking the Western Ghats Mountains. Overnight
Day 10 : Vagamon – Kumarakom
Today is the ride to our final destination, the backwaters town of Kumarakom. The ride through the plains passes through settlements of rubber plantations, farmlands, fruit yards and market places till we reach our destination. Check in at Resort . Rejuvenate your body with a traditional ayurveda massage with medicinal oils and refresh your soul with green splendor of your surroundings and the cool breeze from the lake. Overnight
Day 11 : Kumarakom
A cruise on the world-renowned rice boats – a luxurious way to see the backwaters & see the life in the backwater countryside villages. Watch village life unfold before you, almost in slow motion while your boat quietly glides through canals that wind across houses and paddy fields. Buy fish just caught from the lake and have it cooked to your taste on the boat. Overnight at houseboat.
Day 12 : Kumarakom – Cochin
Return to cochin and rest of the day at leisure . Shopping and roaming on the chart.
Overnight at hotel
Day 13 : Depart Cochin
After breakfast proceed to Air port for your onward destination