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Kerala Trekking Tour

Trekking in South India is one of the famous adventure sports awaiting the trekking enthusiast in Kerala. One who are fascinated by the unexplored. Kerala Trekking Tour offer breakthtaking, ehthralling trekking routes. In the "Kerala Trekking Tour" a vast amphitheatre of the Western Ghat of Kerala, there are limitless possibilities for trekking tours, Kerala Trekking Tour offers the panoramic view of Western Ghat. Within this alluring arena, Kerala regions cooupy the central place, with speical points of interest for the trekker.. In Kerala Trekking Tour enthusiast can also explore the rugged beauty of the lofty mountains romancing the shimmering waterfalls cascading down in glee, like a merry village belle. Experience the thrill of sheer adventure by our trekking tours in Inida amidst the world's most beautiful places.

Name of Program : Kerala Trekking Tour
Places Visit : Cochin (Kochi)-Trikunnahpuza-Munar-Malay-Meesapulimala-TopStation-Bootom Station-Mundhan-Madurai-Periyar-Alleppey (House Boat)-Cochin Dep. 
Duration : 13 Nights.
Best Time : Oct-March. 
 
Day 01 : Arrival Kochi :  
Upon arrival meet at Kochi (Cochin) Airport me to our representative and transfer to hotel for rest of the night.
 
Day 02 : Kochi - Trikunnahpuza (By road, 3-4 hrs drive):
Morning drive to Trikunnahpuza, Our first accommodation, situated on a tongue of land between two canals, is a true paradise! Twenty-four hours after leaving Europe, the disorientation is total, a walk under the coconut trees, exploring the culture of jute, which, along with fishing, most of the occupation of the villagers. A delicious meal traditionally served on a banana leaf closes first day.  
 
Day 03 : Trikunnahpuza - Munnar (1520 m) By surface 4-5 hrs drive :
We left the sea towards the Western Ghats, whose summits stand in the distance. We drive through a veritable botanical garden natural cardamom, coffee, pepper, ... All kinds of spices are represented here. Higher up are the tea plantations that cover completely the hills, forming a very terrain graphics. In mid-afternoon we reached Munnar, nice little town. Overnight at hotel. Rest of the time visit local market & the tea museum (very interesting) and the beautiful covered market. . 
 
Day 04 Munnar - Lake Dam - Munnar (1 hrs drive + 5 trekking) :
After a short transfer, our trek begins with a steady climb in the middle of tea plantations. We cross the first village of farmers, the smiling children playing in front of houses painted in pastel blue. Beyond the tea estates, the path climbs to the crest through Shola - this is called the woodlands that cover every field decline. The animals find shelter during the hot hours. From large elephant droppings clog the road. The trees are "peeled" ... But if the signs of the recent presence of the pachyderms are obvious, they know how to hide! Superb descent through rhododendron. From the summit, the lake shimmers in the valley floor. Overnight at tent.   
 
Day 05 : Munnar - Malay camp (2280 m) 4-5 hrs trekking : 
The second day's walk takes us along a beautiful river, over 500 meters of vertical drop, has carved a deep canyon into the granite. The path crosses again the tea, then follows a path on the hillside to reach the top of the waterfall. A splendid basin surrounded by tree ferns we waiting for lunch. Swimming provided. Another little effort, a meadow land with scattered trees of elegant forms, a valley lined with rhododendrons, a little path along the waterfall, and it came to camp near the River.  
 
Day 06 : Ascent Meesapulimala (2630 m) 4-5 hrs trekking :
Today, we start climbing the second summit of the Western Ghats. The course is tough, because there is little way. In a wooded area succeeds again meadow. From the top, the view is beautiful on the barren hills and small lakes below, and stretches to the plains of Tamil Nadu state bordering Kerala, where our trek ends. The opposite slope plunges steeply beneath our feet in the direction of the tea plantations clinging to the slopes and villages nestled on small benches, 1,000 feet below. Our guide then takes us forest in search of animals, who know very well hide in the Shola. Back at the camp.  
 
Day 07: Malay Camp - Top Station (1900 m) 7-8 hrs trekking : 
Early departure for the longest day of our trek. An ancient forest tracks often balcony leads on the opposite side of the mountain. Drawn by the British early this century for the operation of tea, these tracks are unused now. Here nature reasserts itself, and sometimes you have to clear a path through dense vegetation. After a long descent, and the crossing of several colorful villages, we reach for new planting of tea fleece to infinity. A long climb in the forest allows us to take up on a ridge air. Roller coasters, great views over the valley and the granite walls that dominate ... A festival this afternoon.  
 
Day 08 : Top Station - Central Station - Bottom Station - Mundhan (280 m) 6-7 hrs trek :
Early wake up to the harmonious sound of many birds unknown in our country. Space Station, Central Station and Station Bottom mark the location of a rudimentary cable car built by the British early this century to remove the tea crop. A steam engine mounted in pieces through the lift there was even assembled. She ran the plantations. Few traces remain of this heroic age, but the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Last day of trekking to reach the plains of Tamil Nadu. The descent first borrows a wide paved path, a sort of Roman road vestige of the British Empire. After Central Station (288 m) and a few houses, we plunge again into the forest. Beautiful waterfall jumps basin basin between walls of granite. The first large villages appear. We cross a true botanical garden: rubber, kapok, jack fruit, grapefruit, oranges, lemons and other species grow here in profusion. We always walk along the river, sometimes lined with bamboo giant invitation to refreshment stops. In the end, we find our vehicle that leads us to the camp, a place of great beauty surrounded by granite peaks soaring forms. Overnight at tent.  
 
Day 09 : Mundhan - Madurai (By road 2-3 hrs drive) :
Road to Madurai. A few granite landforms, then it is plain, planted with rice and some fields are all green, others during harvest. Women in colorful saris plants cut with a sickle while the men gather the sheaves. Arrival at Madurai, very old city of South India. The huge and exuberant Sri Meenakshi Temple, with its four huge Gopurams (towers) of deities carved all shapes and colors, is a perfect example of Dravidian art. Many pilgrims and merchants of all sorts them intersect, is lively and surprising. Overnight at hotel.  
 
Day 10 : Madurai - Thekkady (Periyar) by road 4-5 hrs drive : 
Transfer to Pheriyar in the morning. Arrive Thekkady , known as the "Spice Village. Do not forget to take lots of flavors for fragrant year,  everything is available. In the afternoon, hike with a local guide in the midst of plantations of spice to the many medicinal virtues. Overnight at hotel.   
 
Day 11 Periyar - Alleppey(By road 4-5 hrs drive) :
Morning visit the Periyar lake to witness the wild animals as elephants etc. The only means of transport allowed is the boat on the artificial lake created by the British Empire. Wild buffalo, deer Shambare, gaur, Asian elephant and many birds come to drink. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Come back to hotel for breakfast, departure to the Vembanad lake. Our house boat await us. The network of canals connecting Alleppey, "the little Venice of the East", in Trivandrum was before the construction of roads, the only way local communication. Navigating this maze of channels that continue to link the various islands in the world, between these strips of land planted with coconut, banana and rice. Here, water, earth, sky blend in shades of green. Evening under the brilliant colors of sunset in a quiet remarkable. Overnight on House Board.  
 
Day 12 : Alleppey - Kochi (Cochin) by surface 3 hrs drive : 
Last morning in smooth channels. Here, women are washing clothes or dishes in the canal or just draw the water down there, the fishermen sailing on small boats square sail, the children swim or go by foot or boat-bus to school. Egrets, herons and kingfishers arise close to us. Unforgettable moment of tranquility! Having taken full advantage of the charm of Allepey, we drive to Kochi, where we arrive late afternoon. Overnight at hotel. 
 
Day 13 : Cochin (Kochi) :
Visit the old Portuguese quarter. The synagogue, and more temple Netherlands, worth the detour. This is home to superb wall paintings quite exceptional, showing the sacred texts of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. It should also wander through the streets, which have retained a quaint, and stroll on the beach to watch the Chinese fishermen flounder, repeating ancestral gestures. Splendid! Evening free. 
Overnight at hotel. 
 
Day 14: Cochin :
After farewell dinner, in time departure transfer to onward destination.

 
 

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