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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
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    UK to Kochi

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Kochi. 

  • Day 2 Arrive Kochi
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    Arrive Kochi

    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. 

  • Day 3 In Kochi
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    In Kochi

    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). 

  • Day 4 Kochi to Munnar
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    Kochi 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. 

  • Day 5 Munnar to Thekkady
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    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. 

  • Day 6 Thekkady to Kumarakom
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    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. 

  • Day 7 In Kumarakom
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    In 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. 

  • Day 8 Kumarakom to Kovalam
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    Kumarakom to Kovalam

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

  • Day 9 In Kovalam
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    In Kovalam

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

  • Day 10 Kovalam - Trivandrum - UK Departure
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    Kovalam - Trivandrum - UK Departure

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

Dates and Prices

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Extension

Chennai - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 10 to Day 13)
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    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Mar - 15 Apr

    £449*

    £319*

  • Period of travel
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    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Mar - 15 Apr

    £599*

    £469*

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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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

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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

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Hotels

  • 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 Raviz Kovalam
    The Raviz Kovalam
    Kovalam

     

  • Fragrant Nature Kochi
    Fragrant Nature Kochi
    Kochi

     

  • Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Munnar

     

  • Windermere Estate
    Windermere Estate
    Munnar

     

The Elephant Court

Thekkady
  • The Elephant Court

The Elephant Court is situated in Thekkady, one of the

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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.&nbs

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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—a luxury hotel with the finest vantage views of the verdant mountains—is situated in a choice location of Munnar. Tata Tea Museum and St. Thomas Marthoma are within 10 kilometer. Fragrant Nature M

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Spice Village

Periyar
  • Spice Village

Spice Village is a resort located in Kumily, a small settlement

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The Zuri

Kumarakom
  • The Zuri

The Zuri is Located on the serene banks of Vembanad

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The Raviz Kovalam

Kovalam
  • The Raviz Kovalam

The Raviz Kovalam hotel 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 capital of Kerala

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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—a luxury hotel with the finest vantage views of the verdant mountains—is situated in a choice location of Munnar. Tata Tea Museum and St. Thomas Marthoma are within 10 kilometer. Fragrant Nature M

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Windermere Estate

Munnar
  • Windermere Estate

Windermere Estate is set amidst a cardamom estate surrounded by

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What's Included?

  • Return International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Economy class domestic flights within India.
  • 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 as specified or similar.
  • Meals; Bed & Breakfast at all places.
  • 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.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance is not included. We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa is not included. UK citizens require entry visas for India.
  • Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other than specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips to drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • 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
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