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Kerala-Tea and Spice Country

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Kerala-Tea and Spice Country 10 Days / 08 Nights

This 10-day tour is your chance to explore the diverse character of Kerala. The tour kicks off from Cochin, probably the first European settlement in South India. Munnar and Thekkady, both terrific hill resorts, are next on the list. Visit a spice plantation in Kumarakom, a tourist paradise famous for its serene backwaters. Kovalam’s natural exquisiteness is another highlight of this tour!.

 

Tour Nights

  • Cochin: 2 nights
  • Munnar: 1 night
  • Thekkady: 1 night
  • Kumarakom: 2 nights
  • Kovalam: 2 nights

Tour At a Glance

  • Tour through the colonial city of Cochin.
  • Trek through Periyar National Park & experience the wilderness.
  • Spectate the famous Kathakali dance performance (Optional).
  • Wildlife viewing by motor boat at Lake Pariyar National Park.
  • Evening Sunset boat trip in the Vembanad Lake.
  • Tour code: STI24
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Itinerary details

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Day 1

UK to Kochi (Cochin)

Depart from UK an overnight flight to Cochin. Read More

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Day 2

Cochin

Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to your hotel for two nights. Kochi earlier known as Cochin, is the oldest European settlement in India. Many influences including Chinese, Arab, Jewish, British, French and Portuguese are evident all around in the city. Traders from the West came to Kerala as far back as the 3rd century B.C. and took back with them spices, ivory and teak. Modern Cochin is a splendid mosaic where Portuguese architecture and British influences all blend harmoniously with Kerala’s indigenous heritage. Read More

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Day 3

Cochin

Morning City tour of Cochin includes a visit to the Dutch Palace, housing a fine collection of mural paintings. The Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568 is magnificently decorated with Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. A visit to the St. Francis Church, Cochin’s oldest, built by the Europeans in India. See the Chinese fishing nets that line the tip of Fort Cochin. In the evening a chance to see the famous Kathakali dance performance. (Optional). Read More

Munnar

Day 4

Cochin to Munnar

Morning departure for Munnar. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the British in colonial days. It has a seemingly endless expanse of tea and cardamom plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests, with the aroma of spice scenting the cool air. Afternoon tour includes visit to a tea plantation. Stay for one night.
Neelakurinji Bloom
 A delightful time to be in Munnar, the Neelakurinji Bloom covers the lush terrains of the city like a stunning purple carpet. The eye-soothing flowers bloom in the Western Ghats of India after a long wait of 12 years, and the hills of Munnar are the epicentre of this mesmerising spectacle. The blooming season will start in July in 2018 and is expected to continue till October.
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Thekkady

Day 5

Munnar to Thekkady

After breakfast drive to Thekkady, located on the cool hills of the Western Ghats, in the region of coffee, tea, pepper and cardamom plantations. Afternoon wildlife viewing by motor boat at Lake Pariay. Pariay National Park is famous for its wild elephants and boasts a large population of Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog and many species of birds. Stay for one night. Read More

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Day 6

Thekkady to Kumarakom

Morning visit to a spice plantation, where you will be shown how some spices are grown. Later drive to Kumarakom. Stay in Kumarakom for two nights. Read More

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Day 7

Kumarakom

Morning at leisure on the shores of the Vembanad Lake .At your leisure you may like to visit the nearby bird sanctuary or a local village. Evening Sunset boat trip in the Vembanad Lake. Read More

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Day 8

Kumarakom to Kovalam

Drive to Kovalam, an uncluttered beach of silver sands with rows and rows of tall palms. Stay for two nights. Read More

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Day 9

Kovalam

Day at leisure to enjoy the sun, sand and the sea. Read More

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Day 10

Trivandrum to UK Departure

Transfer to the International airport in Trivandrum towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Dates and Prices

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Extension

Chennai - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 13)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Oct - 19 Dec

    £479*

    £299*

  • 16 Jan - 16 Apr

    £469*

    £299*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Oct - 19 Dec

    £529*

    £379*

  • 16 Jan - 16 Apr

    £519*

    £379*

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is a city of vibrant joys and festivities where religion & traditions bind the populace in a bond of warmth and wellbeing.

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Day 1

To Chennai

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chennai. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Chennai. Read More

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Day 2

To Chennai

Morning visit to the temple city of Kanchipuram. In the afternoon, visit the scenic shore temples at Mahabalipuram. Read More

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Day 3

To Chennai

Morning visit Chennai city tour including George Town (the original Madras) and the Chennai Museum. Afternoon fly from Chennai to Trivandrum. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Trivandrum towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • Peppervine
    Peppervine
    Thekkady

     

  • Back Waterripples
    Back Waterripples
    Kumarakom

     

  • ABAD Copper Castle
    ABAD Copper Castle
    Munnar

     

  • Abad Plaza
    Abad Plaza
    Cochin

     

  • Uday Suites - The Airport Hotel
    Uday Suites - The Airport Hotel
    Trivandrum

     

  • The Elephant Court
    The Elephant Court
    Thekkady

     

  •  Abad Whispering Palms
    Abad Whispering Palms
    Kumarakom

     

  • Uday Samudra Beach Hotel
    Uday Samudra Beach Hotel
    Kovalam

     

  • Holiday Inn
    Holiday Inn
    Cochin

     

  • Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Munnar

     

  • Spice Village
    Spice Village
    Periyar

     

  • The Zuri
    The Zuri
    Kumarakom

     

  • The Leela Kovalam
    The Leela Kovalam
    Kovalam

     

  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
    Fragrant Nature Kochi
    Kochi

     

  • Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Munnar

     

Peppervine

Thekkady
  • Peppervine

Nestled in the Western Ghats,Peppervine’s prime location makes it easy to access all the attractions in the area—the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, MullaperiyarDam, spice markets, elephant safaris and spice plantations. The hote

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Back Waterripples

Kumarakom
  • Back Waterripples

Back Water Ripples a Kerala themed resort is located at Kumarakom, directly overlooking the Vembanad Lake which is the second largest lake in India. Cochin International Airport is 70 kilometers from the resort. The resort is

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ABAD Copper Castle

Munnar
  • ABAD Copper Castle

Cooper Castle is within walking distance of the teak plantation. It is one mile from Cochin Airport and 48 miles from Angamalli Train station. 130 Kms off Kochi. Munnar is a hillock retreat 1800 Mts above sea level.

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The Elephant Court

Thekkady
  • The Elephant Court

The Elephant Court is situated in Thekkady, one of the best tropical wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It is about 1 Kilometer from Kumali in Idukki district, Kerala, which is the southern most state of India. It is just 1

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Abad Whispering Palms

Kumarakom
  •  Abad Whispering Palms

Abad Whispering Palms is located at Kumarakom the most exotic resort destination in Kerala right on the bank of the Vembanadu Lake. The hotel is 70 kilometers from Cochin International Airport and 16 kilometers from Kottayam.

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Uday Samudra Beach Hotel

Kovalam
  • Uday Samudra Beach Hotel

Uday Samudra Hotel is located at the famed beaches of Kovalam. It is just minutes away from Vellar Junction. Trivandrum International Airport is only 15 kilometers and Railway Station is 13 kilometers away from the hotel.

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Holiday Inn

Cochin
  • Holiday Inn

Located in the cosmopolitan city of Cochin, known as the industrial capital of Kerala, Holiday Inn Cochin is a recent addition in this bustling commercial port.Conveniently located on the NH Bypass at a distance of 5 kms from

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Fragrant Nature Munnar

Munnar
  • Fragrant Nature Munnar

Fragrant Nature Munnar is located in the prime area of Pothamedu which has the best views into the Mountains. Fragrant Nature Munnar is styled similar to the local planter bungalows. All categories of rooms have cozy fireplac

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Spice Village

Periyar
  • Spice Village

Spice Village is a resort located in Kumily, a small settlement three kilometres from Thekkady. The hotel is 145 kilometers from Cochin airport, 74 kilometers from Kottayam railway station, 90 kilometers from the backwaters i

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The Zuri

Kumarakom
  • The Zuri

The Zuri is Located on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake, set at the heart of the beautiful Southern state of Kerala. It is just 2 hours from the Cochin International Airport and 30 minutes drive from Kottayam railway station

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The Leela Kovalam

Kovalam
  • The Leela Kovalam

The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Kerala built on a cliff-top, is cradled between wide sweeping beaches and has a panoramic view of the famous Kovalam coastline. It is spread over 44 acres of lush green land. Trivandrum, the

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Fragrant Nature Kochi

Kochi
  • Fragrant Nature Kochi

Fragrant Nature Cochin is all set to become the best Hotel in Fort Cochin offering history, art, culture and breathtaking views into the harbour. Located in the same locale of the erstwhile office of East India Company, this

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Fragrant Nature Munnar

Munnar
  • Fragrant Nature Munnar

Fragrant Nature Munnar is located in the prime area of Pothamedu which has the best views into the Mountains. Fragrant Nature Munnar is styled similar to the local planter bungalows. All categories of rooms have cozy fireplac

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Abad Plaza

Cochin
  • Abad Plaza

Abad Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of Cochin, on Mahatma Gandhi Road. Ernakulam Railway Station is just 2 kilometers and Cochin International Airport is only 30 kilometers from the hotel. It is about 40 minutes d

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Uday Suites - The Airport Hotel

Trivandrum
  • Uday Suites - The Airport Hotel

Uday Suites Situated just 300 m from Shanghumugham Beach, Uday is 9 km from Trivandrum Junction Railway Station and about 1.5 km from Trivandrum International Airport.Hotel is within 10 km of Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Triv

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What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Domestic Flights: Economy class domestic flights within India.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast at all places.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India. We can obtain visa on your behalf for a nominal fee.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
* Offer valid for selected dates | Subject to Availability | Terms and Conditions Apply