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EXOTIC KERALA -
Trivandrum – Perunad – Marari – Munnar – Pollachi – Parambikkulam - Cochin
 
DAY 1
  • Pickup from Trivandrum and proceed to Perunaad (Ranni) Me & Nature plantation bungalow
  • Arrive at the homestay for welcome drink and check in
  • Relax till lunch
  • Walk through the plantation after lunch and spot birds and butterflies
  • After Tea leave for sightseeing on the Sabarimala Route
  • Dinner and Overnight stay
DAY 2
  • After breakfast leave for 2hr bird watching session within the plantation
  • Relax at the property – after lunch optional 2.5 hrs jeep ride into the forest area (charged extra)
  • Return for tea and Relax at the property – cooking session for the guests / nearby stream visit / rubber processing unit visit can be organized in the evening
  • Dinner and over night stay
DAY 3
  • Check out from Me & Nature and proceed to Palathra Heritage Homestay (Marari)
  • Lunch at the property and relax or optional Alleppy town visit
  • After tea visit to the Marari beach en route experience coastal life
  • Return for Dinner and overnight stay
DAY 4
  • After Breakfast – 1 hr session of rowing in a country canoe within the property
  • Leisure at the property – Optional cycling through the local roads experiencing village life or Ayurvedic Massage (charged extra) or Vembanad lake Day cruise on houseboat (charged extra)
  • Back for Tea and Relax at the property
  • Dinner and overnight stay
DAY 5
  • Checkout from the property after breakfast and proceed to Munnar stop en route for local restaurant for lunch
  • Reach Munnar homestay for Tea
  • Relax at the property
  • Dinner and Overnight stay
DAY 6
  • Checkout from Munnar Homestay and proceed to Pollachi via Chinnar wildlife sanctuary
  • Enroute, visit to Eravikulam National park home to highly endangered and endemic species Nilgiri Thar
  • Have lunch from local restaurant on the way
  • Reach the Shenbaga Vilasam Heritage homestay (purely Vegetarian), Pollachi
  • Leave for a short evening walk through the property to see the ponds which is the home of a variety of waders (water birds) and the fields
  • Dinner at 7.30pm (Royal vegetarian dinner) and Overnight stay
DAY 7
  • After breakfast take a bullock cart ride into the local surroundings. This ride would take you through the local landscape providing the opportunity to visit a pottery unit, saree weaving facility and cultivated fields
  • Return to the home stay in time for lunch
  • Leisure at the property till tea time
  • After the tea and snacks, proceed for the wetlands for the bird watching and nature photography. Optional cookery sessions can be organized in the evening
  • Return to the property in the evening for the dinner
DAY 8
  • After early breakfast leave for the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
  • Visit the “Kannimara Teak” The largest teak in Asia and then proceed for bird watching session
  • Break for local lunch in side the reserve
  • Leave for a short trek which would provide the opportunities for spotting wildlife and landscape photography
  • Return in time for tea and depart to Shenbaga Vilasam for dinner and Overnight stay
DAY 9
  • Checkout after breakfast and drive back to Cochin (via Pollachi – Palghat) / Trivandrum via Madurai stop for local lunch on the way

Activities at the properties: Wildlife, fishing, photography, trekking, birding, plantation visits, waterfalls and streams, butterflies, Country canoe, Stain glass painting, cooking sessions, beach visit, local wares and handicrafts, rustic Indian life