South India Hill Station Tour
Scattered throughout the Western Ghats mountain ranges, across Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
There are nestled an array of hill stations- most of them initially established by the British as places to escape the heat of the plains during the hottest parts of the year. Several of the most famous hill stations of the south are included in this itinerary.....
Day 1 - Madurai - Kodaikanal
You’ll be met on arrival at Madurai airport and introduced to your driver. Depart immediately and drive up to Kodaikanal - a charming hill station whose name means “gift of the forest” Settle in on arrival and relax in the cool air and tranquillity of this lovely setting. Overnight in Kodaikanal
Day 2 - Kodaikanal
A relaxed day of sightseeing around Kodaikanal including Bryant Park, Shenbaganur, Pillar Rocks, Coaker's Walk, Silver Cascade, Kodaikanal Lake and the Dolphin's Nose. Overnight in Kodaikanal.
Day 3 - Kodaikanal - Thekkady
Depart after breakfast and drive to Thekkady, popularly known as Periyar -an area famed for its spice plantation and home to one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. Afternoon forest walk or spice plantation tour. Overnight in Thekkady.
Day 4 - Thekkady
A range of nature and wildlife-based activities to choose from today, everything from a full-day of hiking and rafting to a gentle stroll in the woods, or you can make this a day to relax in a beautiful environment. Overnight in Thekkady.
Day 5 - Thekkady - Munnar
Depart in the morning and drive to Munnar - a famous hill station with a climate ideal for tea-growing, but also pretty idyllic for humans too. En route visit Valera and Cheeyappara waterfalls. Munnar appears to be carpeted with an endless vista of tea plantations stretching away to the further visible point in most directions. Overnight in Munnar
Day 6 - Munnar
Sightseeing here can include Eravikulam National Park- the home of endangered Nilgiri Thar (mountain goat), Rajamala- the highest peak in Munnar, Devikulam – an area with exotic flora and fauna and plenty more besides. There is also superb trekking around here for the energetic and adventurous. Overnight in Munnar
Day 7 - Munnar – Cochin- Depart
Drive down to Cochin and head to the airport for your onward flight