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.
The word Kerala is first recorded (as Keralaputra) in a 3rd-century BC rock inscription (Rock Edict 2) left by the Maurya emperor Ashoka (274–237 BC). ... The state of Keralam was created in 1956 from the former state of Travancore-Cochin, the Malabar district of Madras State, and the Kasaragod taluk of Dakshina Kannada.
Day 1: Athirappally
Arrival at Cochin and proceed to Athirappally . Athirappally is famous for the Athirappally waterfalls also known as the Niagra of India.This 80 foot waterfalls is famous for its natural beauty and a hot location for many leading Indian films including Bahubali. There is another waterfall called Vazhachal falls a few kilometers away from Athirappally. Overnight at Athirappally.
Day 2: Munnar
Morning after breakfast proceeds to Munnar. This beautiful hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. The never ending vast expanse of tea plantations and round the year moderate climate makes it a little haven for visitors. On the way visit the very famous Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Munnar
Day 3: Munnar
After breakfast to Echo point and Mattupetty Dam. Speed boating facilities are available here. The dam is flanked by forests and vast expanse of grass land on one side and the Kundala tea plantation on the other. Afternoon visit Rajamala- house of the highly endangered mountain goats - the Nilgiri Thars (Rajamala is closed from Jan 21st to Mar 31st, 2019). Overnight stay at Munnar
Day 4: Thekkady
Morning proceed to Thekkady. By noon at Thekkady. Then proceed to Periyar lake around which the sanctuary is built, for boating (cost extra). This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing the wild life at close quarters from the safety of a boat. You can also enjoy a plantation tour covering tea, coffee, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon etc. Stay in Thekkady.
Day 5: Alleppey
Morning after breakfast drive to Alleppey. By noon check in at the houseboat. Do a mind blowing cruise through the the legendary backwaters of Kerala. On the way you will witness a full range of lifes and activities and some mind boggling sceneries. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 6: Cochin airport drop
Morning after breakfast checks out from the houseboat/ hotel and proceed to Cochin International Airport for return journey.