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Enchanting Kerala: Tea Estate, Spice Plantation & Backwater Tour

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Product Code : AGORA364

Experience the diverse and enchanting landscapes of Kerala with the "Enchanting Kerala: Tea Estate, Spice Plantation & Backwater Tour." Begin your journey in Cochin, exploring its colonial heritage and vibrant culture through Kathakali performances. Travel to Munnar, a picturesque hill station renowned for its lush tea estates, followed by Thekkady's wildlife sanctuary and spice plantations. Cruise through Kerala's mesmerizing backwaters on a houseboat from Kumarakom to Alleppey, witnessing rural life and stunning sunsets. Conclude your memorable tour with a return to Cochin, cherishing the scenic beauty, cultural treasures, and aromatic experiences of Kerala.


Day 1: Arrival in Cochin

Upon landing at Cochin airport, our representative will greet you warmly and assist with your transfer to the hotel for check-in. In the evening, dive into Kerala's vibrant culture with a mesmerizing Kathakali performance. This traditional dance form features elaborate costumes, intricate makeup, and expressive masks, telling captivating stories from Indian epics. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 2: Cochin to Munnar (140kms)

After breakfast, explore Cochin's colonial charm with visits to Fort Cochin's Dutch, Portuguese, and British architecture. The blend of these influences offers a fascinating glimpse into Kerala's colonial past. At Fort Kochi Beach, witness the iconic bamboo fishing nets, a legacy of Chinese traders from the 14th century. Discover the historic St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, the Jewish Synagogue with its exquisite Chinese tiles, and the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, showcasing Kerala's royal heritage. Later, drive to Munnar, the picturesque hill station. Check-in at the hotel and explore tea estates with a tea tasting session, understanding the nuances of tea production. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 3: Munnar

Start your day at Pothamedu for panoramic views of Munnar's lush tea, coffee, and cardamom plantations. The verdant landscapes offer a serene escape from city life. Visit the Mattupetty dam and its reservoir, a scenic spot ideal for boating amidst hills and forests. Explore Rajamala in the Eravikulam National Park, the natural habitat of the endangered Nilgiri tahr. The Indo-Swiss Farm at Mattupedi Dairy Farm showcases dairy farming techniques. Hear your echo at Echo Point and delve into tea production at the Tea Museum, tracing the journey of tea from plantation to cup. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 4: Munnar to Thekkady (110kms)

Journey to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu, one of Asia's windiest places, known for unique rock formations like Frog Rock and Turtle Rock. The scenic beauty is complemented by legends and myths surrounding these rocks. Marvel at the highest twin-statue in Kerala, Kuravan & Kurathi, representing the local Kuravan and Kurathi communities. Upon reaching Thekkady, check-in at the hotel and enjoy an evening Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show. Witness the skilled movements of martial artists and the expressive storytelling of Kathakali dancers. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 5: Periyar to Kumarakom (140kms)

Embark on a boat safari at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Spot diverse wildlife species like elephants, bison, sambar deer, and even elusive tigers, along with a diverse array of snakes and birds. Explore a spice plantation, immersing yourself in the cultivation of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, and coffee. The aromatic journey continues at the local market, where you can shop for fragrant spices. In the afternoon, drive to Kumarakom and check in at a scenic backwater resort. Overnight stay at the resort.


Day 6: Kumarakom to Alleppey

Experience Kerala's enchanting backwaters with a houseboat cruise from Kumarakom to Alleppey. Sail through palm-fringed canals, paddy fields, and tiny hamlets, witnessing the rhythm of rural life. Traverse one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level, a marvel of human ingenuity. Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset from the houseboat's sun-deck, painting the skies with hues of orange and pink. The houseboat, equipped with modern amenities, offers a comfortable stay, complete with delectable Kerala cuisine prepared by an onboard chef. Overnight stay aboard the houseboat.


Day 7: Alleppey to Cochin (60kms)

After breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and proceed to Cochin airport for your onward journey, concluding your enchanting Kerala tour filled with scenic beauty, cultural experiences, and unforgettable memories.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 6 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation

Cochin x 1 nights
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien

Munnar x 2 nights
3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle
4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County

Thekkady (Thekkady) x 1 nights
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County

Kumarakom x 1 nights
3* - Abad Whispering Palm/ Cocobay Resort
4* - Eastend Lake Song/ Goldfield Lake Resort
5* - Coconut Lagoon/ The Zuri

Alleppey x 1 nightsAlleppey x 1 night
3* - Deluxe Houseboat (ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats)
4* - Premium Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats)
5* - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.