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FLAVOURS OF SOUTH INDIA

Kochi 02 Munnar 02 Periyar 01 Alleppey 01 Kovalam 02

FLAVOURS OF SOUTH INDIA

(09D / 08N )

General Information About tour

With T Paradise, evoke the true flavours of aromatic South India. South Indian cuisine is all fish currys and about rice/coconut based ingredients. Spice level in South is fairly high. Not to forget the fresh sea food dishe options available especially ‘Pollichathu’ –a crispy pearl fish in banana leaf as prepared by Rick Stein in his documentary. Along with the rich flavors we also focus on exploring the best what South India has to showcase. We begin with city of Kochi aka Cochin sustaining european colonies from colonial era of India, next we do soft trekking in the famed tea/spice plantations of Periyar and Munnar Hill Stations, traditional houseboat river cruise in Alleppey and beach town of Kovalam in the South India’s capital city of Trivandrum. From ethnic south Indian cooking classe at local residences, to unforgettable curry tasting at finest restaurants, to spice plantation treks, to fish market visits, to traditional houseboat cruises, this is an amazing trip that covers complete Flavours of South India.. 

 

Tour Information

Day 01: Arrive Kochi

(ETA: At your flight time, advised) in ‘Kochi’ (Old name Cochin) you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel for check-in.

O/N: KOCHI HOTEL

Day 02:  Kochi

9am. We begin your morning with a heritage walking tour of Old Fort area. Here we witness how local fisherman use Chinese Fishing Nets and visit inside Santa Cruz Basilica dating back to 1506. Along the coast, we pass through local fish markets and spice trading bazaars.

12am. We take you to a local residence for an ethnic South Indian Cooking Class (incl. preparation by you) followed by Lunch on-spot.

2pm. Our sightseeing continues as we visit inside Dutch Palace and the famed Jew Town area to explore its Jewish Synagogue known as oldest active synagogue in the commonwealth of nations today.

6pm. We take you for an entertaining evening of live Kathakali dances of South India.

7pm. To taste the best fish/mutton curry in-town, we take you to History Restaurant located in ‘Brunton Boatyard Hotel’. Here we try local specialty ‘First Class Mutton Curry’ for authentic Dinner

Later we return to Hotel. 

O/N: KOCHI HOTEL

Day 03: Kochi / Munnar   (135 kms, appx. 4-5 hrs drive)

9am. You will be picked up from your hotel & driven to ‘Munnar’ and Check in at Hotel.

Rest of the day free to relax or do your own activities.

O/N: MUNNAR HOTEL

Day 03: Munnar 

9am. After breakfast we take you to local Tea Factory & Tea Plantations. Here we interact with local tea pickers, learn the importance of tea grown in the region and also do Tea Tasting!

12pm. We take you to Eravikulam National Park for Soft Trekking and encounter the main attraction of this park Nilgiri TahrA rare species of mountain goats.

Later we return to Hotel.

O/N: MUNNAR HOTEL

Day 05:  Munnar / Periyar    (110 kms, appx. 3 hrs drive)

8am. you will be picked up from your Hotel & driven to ‘Periyar’ and Check in at Hotel.

2.30pm. you will be taken for boat-ride (on sharing basis) inside Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary to sight some of the rare flora and fauna of South India.

6pm. For a unique South Indian Dinner experience, we take you to a local Bamboo Café Restaurant (as the name suggests this is locally themed place made with bamboos all over) or we take you to an English styled manor hotel Ambadi to try its Ambadi Restaurant. Both places serve finest local curry meals.

Later we return to Hotel.

O/N: PERIYAR HOTEL

Day 06: Periyar / Alleppey  (155 kms, appx. 4 hrs drive)

8am. You will be driven to Alleppey enroute visit Spice Plantation of Periyar. After tour continue drive to Alleppey Jetty Point to aboard the traditional Kettuvallam houseboats of Kerala.

Rest day at leisure. Enjoy Lunch & Dinner onboard.

O/N: TRADITIONAL HOUSEBOAT

Day 07: Alleppey / Kovalam, Trivandrum  (180 kms, approx. 4 hrs drive)

10am. After breakfast and checkout you will be picked-up and driven to Trivandrum pronounced as the ‘Evergreen City of India’ by Mahatma Gandhi. Upon arrival we head to Kovalam Beach and check-in at Hotel.

Rest day at leisure by the beachside. We suggest enjoy local Dinner options at beach (on-own).

O/N: BEACH RESORT IN KOVALAM

Day08: Trivandrum Tour: 

9am. We begin morning tour as we visit inside 1880 British built Napier Museum and Sree Chitra Art Gallery housing over 1100 ancient works from Rajput and Mughal dynasty. 

12pm. For a unique Lunch experience, we take you to Indian Coffee House built as a brick lighthouse in the center of the city. Specialty here is Coffee and local snacks.

Later we return to your Hotel for day at leisure by the beachside. We suggest enjoy local Dinner options at beach (on-own).

O/N: BEACH RESORT IN KOVALAM

Day09: Depart Trivandrum Airport:  (17Km drive)

(At your flight time advised) After breakfast and checkout you will be picked-up and transferred to Trivandrum International Airport for your return flight. 

..Namaste..

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