Spice Lands of Kerala 6 Nights & 7 Days

Kochi – Thekkady – Backwaters

Enjoy the warmth and colours of exotic Kerala, one of India’s most preferred regions. Backwaters, wildlife, Ayurvedic treatments and spice plantations – Kerala has been blessed with it all! Explore a tranquil world set amidst marvellous mangrove forest, coconut trees and green paddy field culture.

Highlights :
  • Visit the oldest living Jewish Synagogue in Kochi
  • Help fisherman pull catch of the day at Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Enjoy a walk through the heritage area of Fort Kochi
  • Witness Kathakali – the traditional dance form of Kerala
  • Enjoy a spice plantation tour
  • Relax and unwind in the tranquil backwater region with a Shikara ride
  • Visit Fisherman village and get insight into their daily lifestyle
  • Day 1 – Kochi Arrive at the queen of Malabar– Kochi and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (N)
  • Day 2 – Kochi Today you will visit some of the highlights of this captivating port, taking in the myriad styles that attest to Arab, Jewish and European influences. View the remarkable cantilevered Chinese Fishing Nets and help fisherman pull catch of the day; explore the 16th century Portuguese built Mattancherry Palace, Church of St Francis and the oldest living Jewish Synagogue in the world. Enjoy a walk through Fort Kochi region – the area still retains its old world charm with European style quarters. Later, visit the Kathakali dance studio for a traditional dance performance. The striking feature of this dance form is the elaborate face make up and costumes. (B)
  • Day 3 – To Periyar (Thekkady) This morning drive to the green forests of Periyar in Thekkady region. The very sound of the name conjures up images unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. Stay 2 nights in the hotel. (B)
  • Day 4 – Periyar (Thekkady) For centuries, Kerala has grown and exported spices around the world and a walking tour of a plantation will allow you to gain a firsthand experience of the cultivation, growth and processing of spices. To witness the region’s pivotal role in the global spice market, one must get a glimpse of the Kumili spice market of Thekkady. Afternoon enjoy a Green Walk (subject to weather conditions.) with a forest guide exploring the flora and fauna of this region. With many species of birds spotted here, the region is also an ornithologist's favourite. (B)
  • Day 5 – To Backwater Region Drive to the placid backwater region of Kerala. The backwater houses a variety of species of both fauna and flora. Rightly called the ‘Venice of the East’, this verdant area surrounded by coconut plantations is famous for its narrow maze of canals and backwaters. Stay for 2 nights. (B)
  • Day 6 – Backwaters Morning at leisure. Go interiors and experience the lifestyles, traditions, art and culture of the fisherman villagers. Afternoon, enjoy a backwater cruise by Shikara boat sailing through narrow canals. Float through the placid waters passing palm fringed canals and villages. (B)
  • Day 7 – Depart Kochi Drive to Kochi International airport for your onward flight. (B)

Departure Dates

SIC Spice Lands of Kerala (Winter 2018 - 2019)
SIC Spice Lands of Kerala (Summer 2019)
SIC Spice Lands of Kerala (Winters 2019 – 2020)