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Kerala Spice Tour

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Destination Covered: Cochin - Thekkady - Kumarakom Houseboat - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum

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Overview

The Kerala Spice Tour takes you on a tour to the land of spices. In India spices are the important commercial crops in respect to both domestic consumption and export.  The Kerala climate is appropriate for the cultivation of a variety of spices. The spices produced in the state hold much popularity throughout the world because of their variety and quality. While on this tour you will visit a variety of spice gardens and farms. And knowledge related to their quality control and gardening methods can be gathered on The Kerala Spice tour.  

Trip Highlights
  • City tour of Cochin covering places likeMattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church and the Jewish Synagogue
  • Visit to cardamom, rubber, pepper, vanilla, tea and coffee plantation areas in Cochin
  • Visit to major tourist destination like  Atukkad Waterfalls, Chithirapuram, Blossom Park and Pothamedu View Point
  • Enjoy boat safari at Periyar Wildlife Tiger Reserve
  • Excursion to bird sanctuary, at Kumarakom
  • Experience the Alleppey backwaters for the majestic scenery
  • Excursion to Kovalam Beach for enjoying water sports like Kayaking, surfing , skiing and swimming
  • Visit to Padmanabhaswami temple, Puthenmali Palace, Napier Art Museum in Trivandrum
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Arrival at Cochin

After arrival at Cochin airport, meet our representative who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax for sometime in your hotel room. In the evening you have the option to witness the sunset or enjoy the Kathakali dance show by the local performers. Then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Cochin

In the morning after breakfast, head towards the local fish and spice market of Cochin where you shall learn how to check the fish for the freshness. In the afternoon enjoy the Indian and Kerala cuisine. After lunch set out to visit the major tourist attractions like Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Cochin - Thekkady

Next day in the morning after breakfast, leave for Thekkady. Upon arrival at Thekkady, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for a while in your hotel room. Featured today in Cochin itinerary are visits to cardamom, rubber, pepper, vanilla, tea and coffee plantation areas. Moving forward, you will be shown around the tribal settlements, tea factory and the surrounding hilly region. In the evening return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Thekkady

Post breakfast, head towards Periyar. On reaching, enjoy the boat safari on the Periyar lake. While enjoying the boat safari get a glimpse of monkeys, elephants and monkeys and a quite a lot of unique birds. After the refreshing cruise takes a walk in some of the spice garden present around the city. The trip covers spice plantations such as cardamom, pepper, vanilla, clove, cinnamon , nutmeg, Ayurvedic herbs etc. Thekkady being the spice capital of the world, over twelve varieties of spices are cultivated in Thekkady and its neighboring villages. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Thekkady – Kumarakom

Next day in the morning after breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom. Check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for a while before driving to the coast situated on the banks of Vembanad lake. Enjoy a boat ride to reach Coconut lagoon, located at the banks of Kavanar River. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Kumarakom

In the morning leave early to reach the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary to enjoy an ultimate bird watching experience. Then return to the hotel for breakfast. Spent the rest of the day at your discretion. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Kumarakom Houseboat

Take your breakfast and check-in to the waiting houseboat. The Kerala backwaters have been known for their mesmerizing and alluring charms spread across the whole area. While cruising along the backwater feast your eyes with lush green paddy fields, palm fringed costal lines and enjoy the majestic scenery. Enjoy an overnight stay on the houseboat.

Day 8: Alleppey - Kovalam

In the morning drive towards Kovalam. Check-in at one of our listed hotels, on arrival. After relaxing for a while move out for an excursion to Kovalam Beach. The beach is ideal for various kind of water sports like kayaking, surfing , skiing and swimming. You may pamper yourself with a body toning massage at any of the centers of your choice. Overnight stay at the hotel near the beach.

Day 9: Kovalam -Trivandrum

In the morning wake up early and after breakfast, drive straight to Trivandrum. On arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Then head to visit to the major tourist attractions like the Padmanabhaswami temple, Puthenmali Palace, Napier Art Museum & Gallery and the Museum Complex. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Departure Trivandrum

After breakfast, get transferred to the Trivandrum airport to board a flight for your onward destination.



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