About the tour

The South India – Kerala Tour, beautifully captures thetea gardens of Munnar providing an amazing aromatic sensational experience. The spice plantations of Periyar showcase the wealth of Indian spice culture and their amazing benefits. The tour provides with the best and closest of the insights to the God’s own nation Kerala including famous Kerala Backwaters giving it the tag of “Venice of East”.


TOUR SCHEDULE

  • Day 1 : Flight to Cochin
    Arrive Cochin. Meet staff of Aura Voyages at airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2 : Cochin
    Morning visit Mattencherry Island which is famous for Dutch Palace (closed on Friday) and Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday and Saturday).
    Afternoon walk through Fort Cochin and you will visit St Francis church was will visit from outside some beautiful buildings.
    In the evening attend Kathakali dance performance in regular theatre.
    Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3 : Cochin / Calicut (morning train) / Wayanad (drive – 2hours 30 minutes)
    Morning transfer to Ernakulam railway station to connect train to Calicut.
    Arrive Calicut and drive to Wayanad.
    Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 4 : Wayanad
    Fully in Wayanad to enjoy nature.
    Most of the resorts organize following activities :
    Morning sessions of Yoga and Meditation.
    Guests may take a 2 hour trek to the tropical rainforests surrounding the resort. You could possibly spot Nilagiri Langur, the Malabar Giant Squirrel, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Yellow Browed Bulbul besides a wide range of other species endemic to the Western Ghats and a fabulous array of butterflies.
    Cycling is another possibility.
    Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 5 : Wayanad / Vellinezhi (40 kms Pallakad) (drive – 4 hours)
    Morning drive to Vellinezhi.
    Overnight at a homestay.
  • Day 6 : Vellinezhi
    Village walk.
    Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 7 : Vellinezhi / Munnar (drive – 6 hours)
    Morning to relax at homestay.
    Afternoon drive to Munnar famous for tea garden.
    Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 8 : Munnar
    Morning proceed to visit of Tea Plantation + visit of tea Museum and tea tasting (Tea museum closed on Monday)
    Afternoon free to explore the area on own.
    Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 9 : Munnar / Periyar (drive – 5 hours)
    Morning drive to Periyar.
    Visit spice plantation and walk in local market.
    Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 10 : Periyar / Houseboat (backwaters) (Drive – 5 hours)
    Morning drive to Backwaters of Kerala and board houseboat (known as Kettuvallams).
    Cruise on back waters.
    Overnight on Houseboat.
  • Day 11 : Houseboat – Cochin (drive – 2 hours)
    Morning disembark at Alleppey and visit the small town.
    Drive to Cochin.
    Rest of the day free.
    In the evening transfer to airport to connect flight to next destination.
  • Day 12 : Cochin / Fly to next destination.

Possible extension :

You can extend this tour to Karnataka to visit Mysore – Hassan – Bangalore / beach extension to Kovalam or Goa ….

(Above program is subject to change based on arrival and departure flight timings and weather conditions).

TOUR MAP

Cochin – Wayanad – Vellinezhi - Munnar – Periyar – Backwaters – Cochin