Kerala is one of India's best destinations and has plenty of popular tourist attractions. However, it is also true that Kerala still has some hidden treasures. And you can explore those destinations by booking this offbeat tour of Kerala. During the span of 7 nights and 8 days, this well-planned tour takes you on a journey to some lesser-known places of Kerala, including Pollachi and Valapari, along with popular places like Athirapally and Cochin. Wildlife viewing, guided nature walks, and a visit to tribal colonies are some of the exciting parts of the package.
Offbeat Kerala Tour 8 Days
Coimbatore - Pollachi - Shembaga Vilasam - Valapari - Athirapally – Cochin (Kochi)
- Sightseeing tour in Pollachi
- Stay at a heritage bungalow in Valparai
- Explore the lush tea plantation in Valparai
- Visit the very popular Athirapally Waterfalls
- A guided nature walk and wildlife viewing in the rainforest of Athirapally
- Visit the tribal colony of the Mannan
- Explore Fort Kochi and Jew town in Cochin
When you arrive at the Coimbatore railway station/airport, our tour representative will help you with an assisted transfer to Pollachi. As you arrive at Shenbaga Vilasam, enjoy a traditional welcome. After completing the check-in formalities, get set to explore this serene village, dotted with simple homes. If you want, you can also visit the village temple or the house of a local craftsman. Back to your accommodation, where you savor vegetarian delicacies. Please take note that alcohol is prohibited here.
Spend day 2 in getting first-hand knowledge on the agriculture practices of Pollachi. Then, one can opt for a spiritual journey during your stay at Shenbaga Vilasam, where several saints have stayed and preached. Soak-in the incredibly positive energy. Later, you can also pay a visit to the 700-year-old ancient temple of Lord Choleshwara and Goddess Shenbagavalli, located in Samathur village.
Stay overnight at Shembaga Vilasam.
Wake up early in the morning and munch your crunchy breakfast in your room. This day is going to be an exciting one. After having your meal, check out from the hotel and hit the road to Valaparai. En route crosses through the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. On the way, halt at Monkey Falls and Aliyar Dam. On reaching Valparai, check-in at one of the 3 bungalows named after their former British owners. The rest of the day is at leisure. Explore the surroundings on your own.
Overnight stay at Valparai.
Rise and shine in the morning and enjoy the luscious breakfast. Then, you can start your day by taking a leisure walk through the lush aromatic tea plantation and interacting with the workers. Later, you can visit the most extensive tea factory in the Valparai area. You might also gain some knowledge about making your very own tea. Finally, explore the local attractions such as water bodies, temples, and forests. Enjoy the green views, the lovely weather, and the fresh air.
On the 5th day of the tour, give your taste buds a treat of a morning meal, and check out from the hotel. You will get a swift transfer through a stunning stretch to reach Athirapally. As you arrive, check into the resort amid the Sholayar ranges of virgin rainforest. Later, explore the area and the rainforest, spotting various animals and birds of the region. Next, visit the perennial Athirapally Falls. After cascading from the height of 80 feet merges into River Chalakudy. Treat your eyes to the lush surroundings. You can also opt for trekking.
Overnight is in Athirappally.
This day of your offbeat Kerala tour is dedicated to experiencing the charm of the rainforest of Athirapally. Rise and shine with sunshine and have your delicious breakfast. Next, you can opt for a guided jungle trek, for which prior approval from the Forest Department is required. You can spot some exotic as well as endangered animals, birds, plants, and trees in the Athirapally Forest. The expert guide will share all their knowledge of the forest with you. Later, you will explore the tribal colony of this forest. You can learn about the traditional lifestyle and enjoy camping with them.
Stay overnight in Athirapally.
Get up from your bed in the morning and have a tasty morning meal. After having your breakfast, you will check out from your hotel and leave for Cochin. On arrival in Cochin, check-in at the pre-booked hotel. Then, after taking some rest for a while, you will start your sightseeing tour in Cochin. Visit St.Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, the very-popular Chinese fishing nets, and the Jew town with its four-century-old synagogue. Next in line is the Mattancherry Palace or Dutch Palace, the erstwhile home of the Verma kings, which now has been turned into a museum.
Overnight stay in Cochin.
From Cochin airport or railway station, depart for your onward destination.
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- 8 Days / 7 Night
- Coimbatore - Pollachi - Shemb...