The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km2 (300 sq mi), of which 360 km2(140 sq mi) is thick evergreen forest. The wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. The greatest attractions of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants, deer and bison that come down to drink in the lake. The sanctuary can be accessed through a trekking, boating or jeep safari.
Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. Alappuzha is a city and a municipality in Kerala with an urban population of 174,164 and third among the districts having highest literacy rate in Kerala.
In 2016, Centre for Science and Environment rated Alappuzha as the top cleanest town in India followed by Mysuru & Panaji Alappuzha is considered to be the oldest planned city in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the city is the first of its kind along the Laccadive Sea coast (reference encyclopaedia of Kerala in Malayalam language).
Best Travelling places in Munner-Thekkady-Alleppy:
Eravikulam National Park,Mattupetty Dam,Periyar Lake,Periyar Tiger Reserve etc.
Munner-Thekkady-Alleppy Best time to Visit:
October to February: Winters are by far the best time to visit Thekkady ,Munnar & Alleppy also as the weather is cool and pleasant, making it ideal for sightseeing. The maximum temperature goes up to 15 degrees Celsius and this is a great time to go for wildlife safaris and admire the natural beauty of Thekkady Munnar & Alleppy also.
Day 1-Pickup the train for started journy to Munner train no 22877 on boading time 17.00 .
Day 3-MUNNER-Early morning arrivel Ernakulam on 06.00 & transfer to munner hotel.Rest of the day is at leisure. You may visit the local market in the evening (on your own).
Day 4-MUNNER-Today, go for a sightseeing tour of Munnar and visit the Tata Tea Museum (closed on Monday) and Eravikulam National Park (park closes for breeding season, tentative months are Jan-Feb). Drive past beautiful tea gardens of Munnar.
Day 5-THEKKADY-Drive today to Thekkady. In the afternoon, you may explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and various forest activities in Thekkady (pay directly at the venue).
Day 6-ALLEPEY-Take a Spice Plantation Tour which will last for an hour. Later, you may indulge in some spice shopping. After that proceed for Alleppey.
Day 7-Drive to Cochin for your drop to Airport / Railway Station.
Day 9-Reach Kolkata.
By road u can cover MUNNER-THEKKADY-ALLEPEY
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Nearest station- The nearest railway station from Munnar is at Aluva, which is at a distance of 110 kilometres from Munnar. The Ernakulam Railway Station is 130 kilometres away while the Madurai Railway Stationis at a distance of 135 kilometres
Nearest Airport- The Madurai International Airport is 140 kilometres away from Munnar