Ooty-Coachin memories


Ooty-Coachin memories

Tamil Nadu and Kerala are two of the most popular destinations in South India. This part of India has beautiful hill stations, ancient temples, exotic wildlife, verdant tea plantations and other allures. Ooty Kumarakom Tour is a well-planned tour of 9 days, offering you a visit to wonderful destinations like Ooty, Coonoor, Kodaikanal, Munnar, Thekkady and Kumarakom. Some of the highlights of this wonderful itinerary are beautiful vistas of Ooty, salubrious weather of Coonoor, tourist attractions of Kodaikanal, the peaceful ambiance of Munnar, the wildlife of Kumarakom and Thekkady along with the stunning wonders of Cochin.

Kerala is an established destination for both domestic as well as foreign tourists. Kerala is well known for its beaches, backwaters in Alappuzha and Kollam, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries. Other popular attractions in the state include the beaches at Kovalam, Kappad, Cherai and Varkala; backwater tourism and lake resorts around Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam; hill stations and resorts at Munnar, Wayanad, Nelliampathi, Vagamon and Ponmudi; and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries at Periyar, Parambikulam and Eravikulam National Park. The "backwaters" region—an extensive network of interlocking rivers, lakes, and canals that centre on Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam, also see heavy tourist traffic.

In the decades that followed, Kerala Tourism was able to transform itself into one of the niche holiday destinations in India. The tag line Kerala – God's Own Country was adopted in its tourism promotions and became a global superbrand. Kerala is regarded as one of the destinations with the highest brand recall.


Itineraries
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Arrival in Coimbatore - Ooty
* A warm welcome by our representative greets you after your arrival in Coimbatore & drive to Ooty.
* Check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
* Later, partake in sightseeing including the prime attractions of Ooty.Lovingly called the 'Queen of the Hill Stations', Ooty has been blessed by abundant lush surroundings and stunning vistas.
* Today you visit Botanical Garden- spread in 22 hectares, this beautiful garden has a terraced layout; Ooty Lake- where one can enjoy boating and Doddabetta Peak- the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills with a height of 2,637 m. Later, enjoy a visit to the local market.
* Overnight at the hotel.
Ooty – Coonoor - Ooty (approx. 1 hour)
* Wake up to a complimentary breakfast and head further into the day, where you get to visit The Coonoor.
* This wonderful hill town has aromatic tea plantations, lofty verdant Nilgiri Hills and colorful wildflowers. Bird watching is a popular activity here due to avifaunal wealth.
* Next, enjoy a visit to the Lamb's rock- a wonderful picnic spot, equally popular amid locals and tourists. Return to Ooty, one of the most popular hill stations in Tamil Nadu.
* Stay overnight in Ooty.
Ooty - Kodaikanal (approx. 250 km / 6 hours)
* After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, journey to Kodaikanal
* Known for its green hills, placid lakes, granite cliffs, lush valleys and cascading waterfalls, this hill station of Tamil Nadu has several attractions.
* Enjoy the peace spread all around.
* Relax in the hotel and overnight stay.
Kodaikanal
* Continue with the sightseeing today.
* The hill town of Kodaikanal is placed around the star shaped Kodai Lake, spread in an area of 60 acres.
* Popular places of tourist interest include the Kodai Lake, Kodaikanal Solar Physical Observatory, Bryant Park (housing 740 species of roses), Coaker's Walk (a long pathway with wonderful views), Kurunji Andavar Temple (dedicated to Lord Murugan or Kartikeya), Green Valley View with its wonderful vistas, Pillar Rocks (a picnic spot with a small well-maintained garden) and Shembaganur Natural History Museum.
* Relax in the hotel and overnight stay.
Kodaikanal- Munnar(160 km / 6 hours)
* On day 5, have breakfast and start your road journey to Munnar, one of the best destinations in Kerala.
* On the way, there are a number of waterfalls. If you want, you can halt to click photographs and enjoy the scenery.
* Complete the check-in formalities on arrival.
* Munnar lies on the altitude of 6000 feet above the sea level and is visited by a decent number of tourists every year.
* The place has various attractions, lush tea plantations, lush surroundings, salubrious climate, adventure and more. The rest of the day is at leisure and you can explore the place at your own pace.
* Overnight stay in Munnar Hotel.
Munnar (sightseeing)
* Post breakfast in the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of famous tourist spots in Munnar.
* Then, you would proceed to Eravikulam National Park.
* In the evening, you have the time at leisure for which you could visit Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town and the town market.
* It is quite popular amid trekking enthusiasts.
* Overnight stay in Munnar Hotel.
Munnar - Thekkady (approx. 110 km / 3 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.
* You can either relax while enjoying the facilities at the hotel or can go for boat safari ride inside the park.
* Overnight stay.
Thekkady – Kumarakom (approx. 130 km / 4 hours)
* Today, after breakfast, leave for the pristine and peaceful hamlet of Kumarakom.
* Lush surroundings and peaceful ambiance are complete charmer, bringing-in tourists from across.
* It is called home by both resident migratory birds such as Siberian Stork, Cuckoo, Waterfowls, Teals, Egrets, Herons, Darters, Wild Ducks, Brahminy Kites, owls and so on.
* Overnight stay.
Kumarakom - Cochin for departure (approx. 60 km / 2 hours)
* In the morning, start driving to Cochin.
* As you reach, enjoy half day sightseeing of Cochin including the St. Francis Church- the oldest European church in India that was formed in 1503, the Chinese Fishing Nets- locally known as Cheena vala, Jewish Synagogue or Paradesi Synagogue- the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations and lastly the Dutch Palace or the Mattancherry Palace - founded in 1568.
* Later, transfer to Cochin airport to board the flight to your onward destination.