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Destinations Covered : Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Silent Valley - Wayanad - Cochin
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days

Day 01 Cochin - Periyar
Arrive in Cochin and proceed to Periyar by road 120 km / 05 hrs.
Periyar in Thekkady district spans approximately 780 sq. km and is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. Herds of elephants, bison, wild bears and a variety of other wildlife are also found in profusion here.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Evening at leisure or visit the Tribal Heritage Museum and tribal village on the periphery of the National Park. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 In Periyar
After breakfast, proceed for a boat ride on Lake Periyar.
Post lunch, visit a spice plantation or take a three-hour guided trek into the forest
Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 Periyar - Kumarakom
Depart early morning for Kumarakom by road, 185 km / 04 hours.
Kumarakom is Kerala's most visited location, a clutch of islands on Lake Vembanad, and the backdrop of the Booker Prize winning novel, "The God of Small Things"
Check-in at the hotel.
Enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Vembanad in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 In Kumarakom
After breakfast, visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which spans 14 acres off the banks of Lake Vembanad. Look out for waterfowls, cuckoo, owls, egrets, herons, water ducks, parrots, teal, larks, flycatchers and wood beetle. The Siberian Cranes visit the sanctuary during winter.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 Kumarakom - Silent Valley
After breakfast, drive to Mukkali, 23 km from Silent Valley, and approximately 230 km from Kumarakom.
Check into Forest Department Rest House. It is possible to trek all the way into the forest or get up to Sairandhiri by a jeep and trek up the rest of the way.
Silent Valley is at the core of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, with virgin forests that have evolved over the last 50 million years. An undulating landscape cloaked in thick layers of green make the Silent Valley a trekker's paradise. Rare orchids, plants and animals, including the lion-tailed macaque, wild elephants, Nilgiri langur, butterflies and hundreds of species of other insects thrive on the Kundali Hills.

Day 06 In Silent Valley
Post breakfast, take a guided tour of the Silent Valley through the numerous treks and look out for some of the 26 species of endangered mammals, 120 species of avifauna, 11 species of snakes, 19 species of amphibians, and nine species of lizards in the park. The gigantic Kattualying wild tree is also unique to this forest.
Rest of day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 Silent Valley - Wayanad
After breakfast, proceed for Wayanad (Kalpetta), 150 km
Wayanad is a highland district with very charming scenery and exciting adventure opportunities like trekking, rock climbing, rafting and bird watching. Its natural attractions include the Chembra Peak, Edakkal Cave, Kuruva Island, Lakkidi, Pookot Lake, Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls and Soochippara Waterfalls.
Arrive in Kalpetta and check into hotel.
Relax in the afternoon or explore any of the nearby natural attractions - Chembra Peak, Neelimala, Meenmutty falls, Sentinel Rock falls and Banasura Sagar Dam.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 In Wayanad
After breakfast, leave for Kuruva Island on the Kabani River and Pakshipathalam in Mananthamavady.
Post lunch, a visit to Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 Wayanad - Cochin - Departure
After breakfast, leave for cochin and then directly transfer to airport to catch for onward destinations.

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