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January 8, 2020

Hills of the South

07 Nights / 08 Days 2N Ooty – 2N Kodaikanal – 2N Munnar – 1N Thekkady

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Excursion to Coonoor and stay in Ooty – Queen of Hills
  • In Kodaikanal, visit Bryant Park, Coaker’s walk, Pillar Rock, Suicide point and Kodai Lake
  • Trip to Eravikulam National Park, Tea Plantation & Museum, Munnar
  • In Thekkady, boating on Periyar Lake and Kalaripayattu show
  • Sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start FromCoimbatore and End in Cochin

ITINERARY:

Day 01 Arrival in Coimbatore| Drive to Ooty (90 kms / approx. 3 hours)

Meet our representative upon arrival in Coimbatore and drive towards Ooty – also called ‘Queen of hill stations’, capital of Nilgiri district, used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. Lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens made this place so popular in southern India. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Ooty

After breakfast, enjoy a tour to Dodabetta Peak for a spectacular view. Later, drive to Coonoor (21 kms / approx. 45 mins)and visit Sims Park and ‘Dolphin’ Nose Point. In the afternoon, visit the Botanical Gardens and the popular Ooty Lake. Return to the hotel after sightseeing and have a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 03 Drive from Ooty – Kodaikanal (250 kms / approx. 7 hours)

After breakfast, drive towards Kodaikanal – Centered on a very pretty lake, Kodai rambles up and down hillsides with patches of shola forest, unique to the Western Ghats in South India, and evergreen broadleaf trees such as magnolia, mahogany, myrtle and rhododendron. Another plant specialty around here is the kurinji shrub, whose lilac-blue blossoms only appear every 12 years: next due date 2018. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival, for overnight stay.

Day 04 Sightseeing in Kodaikanal

After breakfast proceed for local tour of Kodaikanal covering – Bryant Park, Coaker’s walk, Pillar Rock and Suicide point. In evening, visit Kodai Lake, the man-made star shaped lake, which spreads out over sixty acres.  Evening return back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 Drive from Kodaikanal – Munnar (165kms / approx. 4.5hours)

After breakfast, drive to Munnar – derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06Full day Munnar Sightseeing

After breakfast,Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 Munnar – Thekkady (90 kms / approx. 2.5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Thekkady is synonymous to uninterrupted hills, rich biodiversity and spice plantations. The place is best known for the Periyar National Park. In the afternoon, proceed for boat-ride at Periyar Lake, and in evening watch traditional Kalaripayattu show. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08Departure from Cochin(140 kms / approx. 4.5 hours)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home.

End of Services.

Route Map:

HOTELS OFFERED:

City Nights Category A Category B Category C Meal Plan
Ooty 2 Fortune Resort Sullivan Court Gem park Lakeview Breakfast
Kodaikanal 2 Le Poshe by Sparsa Sterling Holidays Resort Kodai Resort Breakfast
Munnar 2 Amber Dale Resort Grand Plaza At Wood Resorts Breakfast
Thekkady 1 Poetree Sarovar Portico  Mountain courtyard Treetop Breakfast
PACKAGE COST IN INR Category A Category B Category C
Cost Per Person when 2 Pax Travelling 41494 34201 30312
Cost Per Person when 4 Pax Travelling 35626 28333 24445
Cost for Extra Adult / Child with Bed (Hotel cost only) 14454 10692 8719
Cost for Child without Bed (Hotel cost only) 8276 3762 6251

SUPPLEMENTS APPLICABLE FOR THE BELOW DATES/DAYS AND BELOW MENTIONED HOTEL (PER PERSON / PER NIGHT) IN INR

Category Hotel DATES/ DAYS 1 Pax 2 Pax  3 Pax  4 Pax
A Le Poshe by Sparsa – Kodaikanal 15th Dec – 20th Dec’19 and 10th Jan – 15th Jan’20 3000 1500 1354 1500
B Sterling Kodai Valley 1st Oct, 4th to 8th Oct, 26th Oct to 2nd Nov, 10th to 15th Jan, 24th to 26th Jan 720 360 240 360
B Grand Plaza – Munnar 27th Oct – 04th Nov’19 2460 1230 820 1230
C   At Wood Resort – Munnar 25th Oct – 20th Nov’19 600 300 200 300
C Treetop – Thekkady 25th Oct.to 08th Nov. & 10th Dec. to 20th Dec 900 450 300 450

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

•  7 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned below hotels or equivalent

•  Assistance at the airport

•  Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle

•  Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

PACAKAGE EXCLUSIONS:

•  Air tickets and airport taxes

•  Kalaripayattu show in Thekkady

•  Boat-ride in Periyar Lake

•  Guide service as per the itinerary

•  Entrance fee at Monuments as per the itinerary

•  Supplement for Special activities as per the itinerary

•  Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.

•  Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

NOTE:

Monument Closed on

Munnar – Eravikulam National Park will be closed in the month of February & March

Munnar – Tata Tea Museum will be closed on Monday

Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs

Medium vehicle will be provided for 1-3 travelers and Innova will be provided for 4-5 travelers

Package cost will not be valid from 20th December 2019 – 10th January 2020. Also on public holidays, festivals, exhibitions

and long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking

This package is valid from 01st October’19 till 31st March’20(Except from 20th December’19 – 10th January’20)  

Category: South India

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