Kerala Spice Plantation

Duration: 6 Days

Destination Covered: Cochin - Thekkady -Cochin


This special Kerala Spice Tour will take you to land of spices. Spices are the important commercial crops in respect to both domestic consumption and export.  The climate of Kerala makes it perfect place for the cultivation of a variety of spices. Kerala spices are very popular throughout the world because of their variety and quality. While on this tour you will visit a variety of spice gardens and farms. It will help you gain the knowledge related to their quality control and gardening methods.

Trip Highlights
    • yes Half Day Guided tour of Cochin (Kochi)
    • yes Explore Fort Kochi where you can walk to the church of St Francis, the oldest European–built church in the country
    • yes Visit Mattancherry and wander through the historic synagogue in the Jewish Quarter
    • yes See Chinese fishing nets in Cochin
    • yes Boating through Periyar Lake - Wildlife sanctuary
    • yes Visit to cardamom, rubber, pepper, vanilla, tea and coffee plantations 
Itinerary Details
Day - 1     Arrival in Cochin

On arrival at Cochin Airport, our representative will meet and greet you and transfer you to the hotel. 
Later, Proceed for a half day sightseeing of Cochin. A few interesting sites included in the tour are the Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow, etc. Apart from these architectural splendours, an array of restaurants serving fresh seafood is also popular among tourists. The Chinese fishing nets erected on teak wood and bamboo poles work on the principle of balance. Records say they were first set up here between AD 1350 and 1450. Vasco Da Gama Square, the narrow promenade that parallels the beach, is the best place to watch the nets being lowered and pulled out of the sea.

Day - 2     Cochin

After breakfast, proceed to Indian Spices Board, Jew Town - Jew Town has lost much of its earlier glory, although it has retained its status as an important centre of spice trade. The exotic odour of the finest ginger, cloves, cardamom, turmeric and pepper, also known as black gold, emanate from the spice warehouses lining the street and fills it. The bustling trade of spices is evidenced in the trucks going to and away from the warehouses, loads being taken in and out using pushcarts, and the sight of workers drying, sorting and packing spices.

Return back to your hotel and relax.

Day - 3     Cochin - Thekkady (Periyar)

After breakfast drive to Thekkady. On arrival at Thekkady, check-in at hotel and relax. 
Thekkady is a home of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Periyar has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty and wildlife. It is famous for its rare habitat of birds and animals and is one of the most popular destinations for nature lovers.

In the afternoon, visit the spice plantation at Thekkady. Return back to your hotel and relax.

Day - 4     Thekkady (Periyar)

Early morning boat ride for elephant spotting. After breakfast, have a massage or stroll in the village.

In the afternoon, a trip takes us to a working spice farm where we see cardamom, nutmeg, pepper, cloves, vanilla and allspice growing.

Overnight will be in Thekkady.

Day - 5     Thekkady (Periyar) - Cochin

After breakfast drive back to Cochin. On arrival in Cochin, check into your hotel and relax. Overnight will be in Cochin.

Day - 6     Cochin – Next destination
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight for onward destination.


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