Short tour of Kochi (Cochin), Munnar, Thekkady and Kumarakom: highlights and hidden gems of Kerala—God’s own country. Kochi is a cluster of islands and mainland all connected through ferries and bridges, and remains a testimony to the various Dutch, Jewish, Portuguese colonies settled there over centuries. Highlights include Fort Kochi Beach, Chendamangalam Palace Fort, Holy Coonan Cross Church, Pierce Leslie Bungalow, and Pallipuram Fort.
Munnar in the Western Ghats is carpeted with tea plantations, and Periyar National Park in Thekkady, home to tigers and many other mammals and birds.
The Kumarakom backwaters, and Vembanad Lake, provide a relaxing end to the tour on the edge of the charming