11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS – TOUR 08

Highlights of Spice Holidays Tourism Company: A complete all-inclusive 12 Days tour at an honest price. Safe and secured accommodations selected by Spice Holidays Tourism Specialists for the best results @ Best Bargained Prices. Experienced ‘multi-lingual’ chauffer – trained and monitored by Spice Holidays team – for your tour guidance and local guarding with a friendly behavior. An exclusive air-conditioned cab from arrival date till departure, for easy and cozy traveling. Maximum sightseeing with minimum traveling time – informative tips, guidance and follows up on every day by Spice Holidays Tour Executive, from arrival till departure whilst you on tour, as a part of our “Responsible Tourism ” policy. You may contact us locally for any guidance on Mobile/Office/Residence round the clock on your tour dates 24 Hrs. X 7 Days basis.

Day-1

(Arrival – Cochin International Airport) – Airport Village (Kochi) – Waterfalls/Pilgrim/Lakes-(Central Kerala)

Pick up from the Cochin International Airport and stay in Airport Village itself. Get ready for an exotic holiday in Gods own country. Guruvayoor – a thriving township in Trichur district, Guruvayoor is known for its scenic beauty and serenity. The place is noted for the Guruvayurappan Temple, Anakotta – Guruvayoor Devaswam elephant sanctuary – one of the largest elephant sanitarium in all over the world. Also known as Punnathurkotta, Anakotta is 3 km far from Guruvayoor Temple. Evening Darshan at Guruvayoor Temple.
Overnight stay in Guruvayoor.

Day-2

(To Kozhikode/ Calicut)

Calicut or Kozhikode is well known for its beautiful landscape, festival calendar and above all its warm and fun loving local populace. There are many tourist places to visit in Calicut. Take a peek at the past by visiting the Kappad Beach & Beypore Fort. The unspoilt and unbelievably uncrowded, the Kappad beach offers a memorable experience. Enjoy one of the best sunsets that you have ever seen or soaked up the enviably slow pace of life here. The bird watchers cannot afford to miss out a trip to the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, which is home to over hundred bird species. All Calicut holidays would invariably have a trip to the Thusharagiri waterfall that beats down from an impressive height. It is a popular trekking and rock-climbing spot as well, which makes it popular among adventure tourists. It also has crocodile farm, managed by the state forest department. Peruvannamuzhi dam site is another must see in Calicut Tourism. Nestled amidst verdant green hillocks, it is a popular picnic spot. Speedboat and slow boat cruise options are available in the reservoirs.
Overnight stay in Calicut.

Day-3

(To Wayanad)

Wayanad – Explore the wilderness of the Western Ghats. Wayanad is a rich treasure trove of some of the relics of the New Stone Age civilizations in the forms of engravings and pictures in the caves of Edakkal and Ampukuthimala, which offer clues about the past civilizations. Wayanad sightseeing includes various attractions like the Chembra Peak, Edakkal Cave, Kuruva Island and Lakkidi, which is the highest point in Wayanad.  No trip to Wayanad can be complete without a trip to Muthanga wildlife sanctuary and Pakshipatahalam, which represent the wilderness and the wildlife of this part of Kerala at its best. In case you are looking for some adventure sporting activities, you can set out on jungle trails or trekking and hiking expeditions. A boating trip in the serene Pookot Lake and a stopover the picturesque Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Soochippara Waterfalls will top off the Wayanad holidays in style.
Overnight stay in Wayanad.

Day-4

(Wayanad)

The Banasura Sagar dam is another attraction. Located at a distance of 15 Km from Wayanad, Banasura Dam is the largest earth dam in India, which is flanked by verdant hills on all three sides. The spectacular views offer ample photoshoot opportunities; speed boating facilities are also available. Wayanad tourism has a rich smattering of cultural and historical attractions too. There are many ancient religious places like Sulthan Bathery Jain Temple, Thirunelli Temple and Valliyoorkavu Temple. Wayanad has the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Sita and the twin sons of Lord Ram, Lava-Kusha.
Overnight stay in Wayanad.

Day-5

(To Thrissur)

Kerala’s Cultural Capital. Thrissur, the renowned cultural capital of the state of Kerala, offers a fantasy escapade into Kerala’s rich and vibrant cultural heritage. The city built around the pivot of Vadakkumnathan Temple will stupefy you with its exotic festivals, imposing temples, magnificent palaces, historic monuments, and abounding natural splendor. Thrissur gets its present name from “Thiru Siva Perur”, which means a town with the name of Lord Siva. Thrissur has always upheld secular views and Hindus, Malabar Mappilla Moslems, Syrian Christians, and Jews have peacefully co-existed here from ancient times. Places to visit at Thrissur includes Kerala Sahitya Academy, Town Hall in Thrissur, Vadakkumnathan Temple, Kerala Lalithakala Academy, The Sakthan Thampuran Palace, The Church of Lady of Dolours, Thrissur Archeological and Art Museum, Thrissur Zoo, Kuriachira, Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy, Vilangan Hills.
Overnight stay In Thrissur.

Day-6

(To Athirappally – Waterfalls & Tribal village )

The soothing sounds take you to nature’s most relaxing, rejuvenating place, East of Chalakkudy The Athirapally Waterfalls. Athirappally is an 80ft high waterfall which literally takes your breath away. Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees. Athirappally Waterfalls is located 60 kms from Cochin Airport located at the entrance to Sholayar ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot.
Cherai – Experience the best of both the worlds of the beach and the backwaters. Cherai beach is famous for dolphin watching as well. The calm and shallow waters make Cherai beach well cut for swimming and bathing. The recently revamped main beach with well-illuminated walkways makes the beach accessible even at night.  Unlike the many other beaches in Kerala, Cherai has an added advantage of having backwaters at one side and lake on the other, which would surely make your Cherai visit exceptionally beautiful.
Overnight stay in Cherai.

Day-7

(Cherai to Munnar) – Munnar – Misty Hills, Spectacular Tea Plantations, Lakes, Flora & Fauna – (East Kerala)

Land of Misty mountains and spectacular tea plantation, Munnar. Tucked away in sunny, tropical Kerala is a cool green paradise away from heat and dust, state’s finest Tea plantations, the best hill station of Kerala. Watch the spectacular beauty of Tea gardens. Enjoy the nature, where the cloud turns into mist, which may touch you with a romantic feeling. It is located 1600 meters above the sea level. This hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular and most wanted tourist place of Kerala. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana). Munnar is an idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna. Breathing of fresh, cool mountain air is a rare experience. Visit Kundale Lake, Eco Point, Mattupetty Dam.
Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day-8

(Munnar)

About 15 km from Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala, is the beautiful Rajamala. The natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragas hylocrius), the Eravikulam – Rajamala region is now home to half the world Tahr population estimated at around 1300. But the Tahr is only one of the reasons to make a visit to Rajamala. The picturesque beauty of this mountain will make you want to tent here forever. Later visit Tea Museum and Blossom Park.
Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day-9

(Munnar to Thekkady/Periyar)

Thekkady – Periyar – Wildlife, Rain Forests, Spice Plantations, Forest lake Boating, Flora & Fauna, Adventure & Ecotourism – (East Kerala) – Thekkady, it’s a land of rainforests, wildlife and spices. Thekkady (Evergreen Forest’s Land with Spice Plants) the very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. In the Periyar Forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. This plantation town is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar sanctuary. Get ready with your camera for the wildlife scenario.
Overnight stay in Thekkady.

Day-10

(Thekkady)

Fill your eyes with the lush green spice plants blessed with cardamom and pepper plantations, a generous gift of ginger, clove and nutmeg and a variety of Ayurvedic medicinal plants, go for an exotic spice plantation visit. Optional activities like; Elephant safari, Kalari Payattu (A traditional Martial Art), Kathakali Show (A traditional performance-Art), Jungle Jeep Safari and Ayurveda Massages etc are available here in Thekkady.
Overnight stay in Thekkady.

Day-11

(Thekkady to Kochi) – Kochi -Heritage Harbor Town, Beaches, Water Cruiseways, Palaces, Islands, Churches, Temples, Synagogue & Commercial City Centre-(Central Kerala)

It’s an old harbor town with heritage palaces, Temples and Churches. Kochi (Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. From time immemorial, the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left indelible marks on the history and development of Cochin. Over the years, Cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai/Bombay). Cochin is proud of its world-class port and an international airport that link it to many major cities worldwide. Places to visit, Jewish Synagogue (Built-in 1568 AD. Closed on Saturdays & Jewish Holidays), Dutch Palace (Built-in 1557 AD. Closed on Fridays & National Holidays), St. Francis Church & Santa Cruz Cathedral (Built by Portuguese in 1503 AD), Maritime Museum- INS Dronacharya Fort Cochin (Monday Holiday), Chinese fishing net (The Chinese Fishing Nets that line the sea-front and exhibit a method of catching fish, introduced by Chinese traders) then proceed to the hotel.
Overnight stay in Kochi.

Day-12

(Departure from Cochin International Airport)
Do the shopping at Cochin City as time permits, and drop at Cochin International Airport, where your memorable tour comes to an end. Do spare a few minutes to fill in the feedback form. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated.
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