Spice Trails Of Kerala

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Walking through the beautiful hills and tea plantations of South India


Duration: 15 Days
Starts in: India
Group Size: 4-16

Operated by:

Exodus Travels

The original adventure and activity holiday company specializing in cultural, walking, cycling, winter and wildlife adventures.


Start Cochin

Drive to the beautiful hill station of Munnar

Day walk through Munnar's surrounding hills; optional visit to a Tea Museum

Trek in the Silent Valley with beautiful views of the tea estates

Ascend Meesapulimala Peak (2630m), the highest in the area

Trek through plantations and thick forest to Yellapetty Village; on to campsite (1750m)

 Trek to Koviloor via Vattavada village (1900m)

Trek through the plantation ridge, drive on to Mundhan

To Madurai; visit the colourful Sri Meenakshi Temple

To Thekkady (Periyar National Park); evening walk through spice gardens

Morning nature walk; optional afternoon boat ride on Periyar Lake to see wild elephants

To Alleppey for overnight stay on a traditional Keralan houseboat

To our homestay on the Malabar Coast; explore local fisherman's village

To Cochin; afternoon sightseeing; Kathakali dance show (optional)

End Cochin

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Traversing the Western Ghats from the colonial hill station of Munnar to the colourful temple town of Madurai, we discover the two southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Kerala is a true tropical paradise with idyllic beaches, fertile forests and plantations of spice and tea, and it is here where we reach our highest point, Meesapulimala Peak (2630m). We then cross into the barren landscape of Tamil Nadu and marvel at the intricately carved Sri Meenakshi Temple at Madurai. A trip to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary boasts an array of wildlife and an abundance of colourful birdlife, and a cruise on a traditional houseboat offers the chance to relax on the tranquil backwaters of Kerala. Our journey ends in historical Cochin, a port which has been luring traders and explorers for over 600 years.


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