Spices and Tea Plantations


Cochin - Kumarakom – Munnar - Periyar - Madurai - Mysore - Hassan

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  • Kathakali dance show
  • A stay in houseboat on backwater
  • Spice plantation tour
  • A boat ride into Periyar national park
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The Spice Route

Spices & Tea Plantations (producing some of the finest tea leaves of the world) are one of the most essential features of South India Landscapes.

This tour will provide you an insight experience of the extraordinary world of Teas & Spices along with visit of Bangalore (Silicon Valley). Bengalore is loved for its pleasant weather, serene parks & lakes. Mysore is one of the most colorful destinations of the country and also known as the City of Palaces. The idyllic hill station Munnar is famous for its Tea estates, lush greenery & rugged peaks. Periyar & Cochin flaunts with its natural beauties.

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  1. Day 01 COCHIN (KOCHI)

    Welcome on arrival in Cochin, a charming and peaceful city made up of a mix of races and cultures, gateway to Kerala. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation, and in the afternoon a pleasant excursion by motorboat on the backwaters, fascinating waterways. Visit to the Boghatty palace, a beautiful colonial residence, overnight stay.

  2. Day 02 COCHIN / KUMARAKOM / (67 km, approx. 2 hours)

    Transfer by land to Kottayam and from there by boat to Kumarakom, where harmony and total harmony reign. In the afternoon, explore the backwaters by boat: beautiful landscapes, great tranquility, small villages, this is an interesting setting.

  3. Day 03 KUMARAKOM

    Another pleasant excursion on the canals, connecting and exchanging roads, an excellent point of observation of the life of Diana. Free afternoon to experience, if desired, the pleasure of Ayurvedic massages and treatments.

  4. Day 04 KUMARAKOM / MUNNAR (145 km, approx. 4 hours)

    Transfer to Munner and hotel accommodation. Located in an enviable position among the hills, and 1520 meters high, the town is one of the most important areas of cultivation of the precious tea in Kerala.

  5. Day 05 MUNNAR / PERIYAR (115 km, approx. 3 hours)

    Move to periyar and, in the afternoon, cruise on the lake within the national park which covers an area of 780 sq km.

    Elephants, bison, sambar, deer, monkeys, wild boars, flying squirrels, leopards and birds of numerous apes live undisturbed in the desna rainforest, a fascinating world of gigantic trees, exotic flowers, intense colors.

  6. Day 06 PERIYAR / MADURAI (128 km, about 3 hours and 30 minutes)

    Visit a spice plantation and transfer to Madurai.
    The main attraction of the city is undoubtedly the Meenakshi temple: an excellent example of Dravidian architecture, frequented at any time by a multicolored crowd, and dedicated to the goddess Shiva's wife from whom it takes its name.
    Do not miss the "pooja", the evocative evening cremonia during which, with the accompaniment of excellent sacred music and the light of torches and candles, the procession of the gods takes place.


    Transfer to the airport and flight to Bangalore, via Madras. Transfer to Mysore (139 km, about 3 hours), an enchanting city located in a beautiful natural context, with a stop along the path to Sringapatanam, a sacred place in Vishnu, characterized by an interesting fortress and the tomb of a famous warrior king.

  8. Day 08 MYSORE

    Visit to the splendid Mysore, the former capital of the homonymous principality with significant architectural vestigials and a center for the production of incenco, sandalwood, perfumes, the Maharaja's palace, a handicraft center, the imposing Chamundi temple. In the afternoon continue with the Somnathpur temple, an excellent example of hoysala style, and in sarata walk to the pleasant Brindavan Garden, illuminated by day.

  9. Day 09 MYSORE / HASSAN (187 km, approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes)

    Move to Hassan, with a visit along the path of the temple of Belur, with its beautiful finely carved sculptures with a procession of 650 elephants surrounding its base, and of Halebid, with its characteristic shape and star, the most representative example of the catchy hoysala style .

  10. Day 10 HASSAN / BANGALORE (187 km, 4 hours and 30 approximately)

    Transfer to Bangalore airport in time for the onward flight.

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