Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the in-depth cultural tour Southern Spice Trails of India, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 4 other destinations in India. Southern Spice Trails of India includes accommodation in a hotel as well as transport and more.
Day 01 - Arrive Cochin You will be picking from Cochin Airport and taken to the hotel. Spend the afternoon with local sightseeing in and around Cochin - the Queen of Arabian Sea, this is one of the finest natural harbors in the World and was one of the major centers for commerce and trade with British, Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, etc. Sightseeing attractions in Cochin include Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay is arranged in Cochin ?Start point airport/hotels, Cochin International Airport (COK), Nedumbassery, Alwaye, Kerala, India 05:00 - 08:00
In and around Munnar? Day 02 - Cochin/Munnar? After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar (04 Hrs drive). On the way enjoy some waterfalls and natural scenic spots. On arrival at Munnar check into Hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at the hotel will be arranged.
Day 03 - Munnar After breakfast spend the day with local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point.? Munnar is famous for spice plantations of vanilla, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. You can also find coffee and tea plantations. The rules and regulations of the visit varies from one plantation owner to another. Usually, you will be allowed to stroll, take pictures, spot birds and enjoy the trip. You can buy fresh spices from the market near the plantation. The scenic beauty of the place is guaranteed as it is a hill station famous for honeymoon. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.
Day 04 - Munnar - Madurai After breakfast, we set out to Madurai. Madurai is over 2500 years old and is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. Ancient seat of learning, the city is planned in the shape of a lotus. Check in to your hotel at Madurai by noon. After lunch, in the afternoon, visit the famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple. There are four entrances to this amazing temple complex set in six hectares. Marvel at the truly majestic towers, twelve of them, pointing skywards at 45 to 50 metres. Later visit Hanuman Temple, , Raya gopuram etc and evening return back to hotel and over night stay at Madurai. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
In and around Periyar? Day 05 - Madurai / Periyar 4 hours drive? After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady. . Visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Lake, Murikkady, that provides a panoramic view of cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations or you can also go for Pandikuzhi, It is around 5 km from kumily, this place is ideal for trekking and is a photographer?s delight.Explore the rest of the day along with the nature at your own. Overnight stay at the Hotel / Resort.
In and around Allepey? Day 06 - ?Periyar / Allepey 3 hours drive After breakfast, check out from the hotel / Resort and drive to Alleppey Houseboat, Trips through the backwaters cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes, and travel along narrow, shady canals where coir (coconut fibre), copra (dried coconut meat) and cashews are loaded onto boats. Along the way are small villages with mosques, churches, temples and schools you can view villagers going for their daily activities, traditional Fishing Operations and Lush Green Rice Fields from your boat. Overnight stay in the Houseboat.
Day 07 - ?Allepey / cochin 3 hours drive After breakfast get dropped at the Cochin Airport / Railway station and board the Flight / Train back to home with sweet memory.? ?End point airport/hotel, Cochin International Airport (COK), Nedumbassery, Alwaye, Kerala, India 19:00 - 23:00