SECRETS OF KERALA
SECRETS OF KERALA
Kerala Kochi, Munnar
10 Days

One of the most beautiful regions of India, with tea plantations, wildlife reserves and tranquil backwaters

Tour Highlights
  • HISTORIC KOCHI
  • OVERNIGHT BACKWATERS CRUISE
  • MUNNAR TEA MUSEUM
  • PERIYAR SPICE PLANTATION
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    KELARA KOCHI, MUNNAR

  • When
    :

    YEAR ROUND

  • What
    :

    NATURE AND WILDLIFE

Itinerary

Welcome at Kochi airport and transfer to your hotel. Free time to explore this historic city.

The historic town of Fort Kochi has long been an important trading port.

Enjoy a guided walk of the old centre today, visiting the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and St. Francis’s Church. You’ll also see the iconic Chinese fishing nets.

Tonight, enjoy a Kathakali performance, one of the oldest forms of theatre in India. (B)

A scenic drive brings you to the hill station of Munnar, Known by the British as the ‘Switzerland of India, due to its alpine landscape and cool climate.

This afternoon you can relax at your hotel or take an optional hike into the surrounding hills. (B)

This morning visit a tea plantation and at the excellent Tata Tea Museum learn about the cultivation and processing of
different grades of tea.

Later, at an excellent local welfare initiative, learn about dye printing and handmade paper production. (B)

Drive south to Periyar, the spice hub of Kerala.

In the afternoon enjoy a fascinating tour of a nearby spice plantation, learning about the cultivation of cloves, pepper, cardamom, ginger – and more – and their uses. (B)

Embark on a short drive to Kanam Estate, your home for 2 nights, staying in a century old bungalow aptly named ‘Serenity’. Serenity is the perfect hideout to soak in the charm of Kerala and experience life at a true Keralan bungalow. (B)

Join the estate manager for a walk around the plantation, and you can also explore the village school and temple.

Try your hand at bathing the resident elephant, experience an Ayurvedic massage or relax in the infinity pool, a welcome modern touch to this historic bungalow. (B)

Drive to Kumarakom, the coastal town in Kerala’s backwaters, where you board your houseboat for a memorable overnight cruise.

During the afternoon, witness life on the labyrinth of canals as locals tend to their paddy fields or harvest nearby coconut groves. (BLD)

Take a short drive to Marari, a fishing village where you can wander around the village to watch the local life and the native fishermen at sea.

Ask the driver to take you to the Temple of 9 planets, where the priest conducts blessing ceremonies with fire and chanting to worship the 9 planets for you. (B)

Drive back to Kochi, where you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    PRICES FROM2 PAX3-4 PAX
    OCT – APR$3,158$2,885
    MAY – SEP$2,791$2,518
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