Ladakh is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent
Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
Board your flight and reach Kochi. The tour begins with your arrival at Kochi. The main attractions in the city are Fort Kochi, Bolgatty Palace, and the backwaters. Proceed to your hotel in Kochi, check-in and relax. In the evening, you can go out and explore the local markets and experiment with the local food there (on your own). Return to the hotel and have a comfortable overnight stay.
Post an early breakfast, check-out of the hotel by early morning (around 9 AM) and proceed for a quick half-day sightseeing tour of Fort Kochi, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and the Chinese Fishing Nets. In the afternoon, begin your journey to Munnar, which was previously the summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. On the way stop at a restaurant for lunch (on your own). Enroute you can visit Cheeyappara Waterfalls and Spice Garden. After covering 135 kms, you will reach Munnar. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and relax a bit. You can go and explore the local market in the evening (on your own). Return to the hotel and have a pleasant overnight stay.
Note: The Dutch Palace remains closed on Fridays and National holidays, and the Jewish Synagogue remains closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Jewish holidays.
After breakfast, move from the hotel for a sightseeing tour of Munnar where you can explore the Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Old Munnar Town, and the town market. In the evening, return to hotel after the sightseeing and sleep in comfort overnight.
Note: Eravikulam National Park remains closed from January to March due to the calving season of Nilgiri Tahr.
Tata Tea Museum remains closed on Mondays.
After breakfast and completing the check-out formalities, proceed towards Thekkady. Mapped 110 kms far, the route is filled with eye-binding attractions, following which you will arrive at Thekkady by noon. You may opt for the Periyar Boat Ride (entrance fee not included) and indulge in activities like watching Kathakali, the famous classical Indian dance form native to Kerala and Kalaripayattu, an ancient Martial Art practiced here (on your own). You can explore the market for a variety of spices as Thekkady is famous for it. Overnight accommodation will be at the hotel
After breakfast, move to Alleppey to experience the celebrated houseboat paradise. After the three-and-a-half hour journey, rest of the day can be spent in leisure, enjoying the local serenity and taking a casual walk. Overnight accommodation will be at the hotel in Alleppey (you may opt for a houseboat stay at an additional cost).
After breakfast, move back to Kochi converging a distance of 55 kms to board the return flight or train.