Welcome to Kerala's Western Ghats

Encircled by gloriously green hills, Munnar is Kerala's major tea-producing area, while Periyar Tiger Reserve to the south is the state's most beloved outdoor playground; north from Munnar lies the impressively protected Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. Kerala's far northern Ghats are home to the serene Wayanad region, usually accessed from Calicut.

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$28 Outdoor Activities

Munnar Tea Program

You will be guided along the narrow pathways inside the tea plantations where you come across the tea workers who are busy plucking out the best tea leaves which end up in your tea cup. Our expert plantation guide will educate you on the different species of tea grown here, how each one is cultivated, how the different climatic conditions affect its flavour and finally how it is processed into fine tea powder.After you finish an entertaining session of this plantation walk you will be directed to the Lockhart Tea Factory, a British built factory which still uses the traditional tea processing methods. Here you will witness and be introduced to the various process the tea leaves undergo and the machineries used for the same. Later you will have an exclusive Tea Tasting session when you get to taste the different varieties of Tea grown here. You will also be told about the medicinal value of tea and how a good cup of tea must be prepared, which most of us are unaware of. If you ever happen to visit Munnar and moreover if you are a tea lover, this exclusive Tea program must be on your bucket list.Timings: 8 am in the morning and 5 pm in the evening

$38 Outdoor Activities

Munnar - Spice Walk, Cooking Demo followed by Dinner with a local family

On Arrival you will be Greeted and welcomed by Local family (Guide) in Munnar and later you will have a welcoming and generous host, your Guide will first guide you through his private spice plantation. Being a major in Botany, his love for plants is evident in his immense knowledge about various species of spices and other crops. He will enlighten you as he shares his knowledge and introduce you to the various spices he grows during this exclusive 1.5 hour Spice walk.After the walk, you will be guided to their in-house kitchen where he would have everything ready for your private cooking demonstration.Get entertained and keep note of the various traditional Kerala recipes, he will prepares exclusively for you. You can also offer your hand and engage yourself with him and assist her in preparing your Kerala dinner. Later dine along with him and family. The dinner table is a good spot for an interaction with the whole family and learn more about the local life and culture in Munnar. Duration: 3 to 4 HoursStarting Time: 4:30 pmEnding time: 7:30 pmInclusion: Guided Spice walk, Cooking Demo, Kerala DinnerRecommended: For all age groupsSuitable period: Any time of the year

$155 Outdoor Activities

Munnar Tea Tour 03 Days

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dew Drops Farm Resorts by Maat HotelsDAY 01 - Arrive Cochin - MunnarWelcomed by Travel XS Representative at Cochin airport and drive to Munnar a hill station located 1600 meters above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal holiday destination.DAY 02 – Munnar Today you take a visit tea museum, take a short trip to the Eravikulam National Park (home to the endangered Nilgiri Thar mountain goat amongst others) or simply walk through the enchanting tea estates and enjoy the tranquility it provides. DAY 03 – Munnar – DepartureAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Kochi International airport to board flight to home.Duration: 3 days

$90 Outdoor Activities

one day trekking and camping in Western Ghats

Check-in  Preferably between Noon to 1:30 pm and check out after 23 hours or 1 pm on the following day. Guests can stay at tents arranged at the camp located at the altitude of about 6000 ft around 20 km away from Munnar. Guests can  staying in the tents located at the altitude of about 6000 ft.  The morning after breakfast you can do a complete trek of 9 km one side. After climbing the first 6 km, you reach the view point which is amazing. Another 3 km and 7 hills later, you will reach the Meeshapulimala peak.  After reaching top, its breath taking scenery and you will feel like you are amongst the clouds . This is a fairly moderate trek.

$110 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

3Day Kerala Tour Package

ItineraryDay 1: Cochin to MunnarStop At: Munnar hill stationDrive to Munnar, one of the beautiful hill stations in Kerala with unending expands of Tea plantations, spice plantations and a variety of flora and fauna. Situated 1600m above sea level this is the paradise of honeymooners. On the way visit Cheyyappara water falls, Vallara water falls, Spice plantations and many view points. You can stop en-route for romantic photo sessions too. Reach Munnar and check in to hotel, rest and relax. Overnight stay at MunnarDuration: 2 daysMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel Green RidgeDay 2: Munnar SightseeingStop At: Munnar hill stationAfter breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing of Munnar. Enjoy Neelakurinji, the flower blooms once in twelve years is expected to bloom from August to October 2018. Other sightseeing includes Photo point, Eravikulam National park (Rajamalai), Mattupetty Dam, Echo point, Shooting point and Kundale Lake. After lunch visit Tea Museum (Monday Holiday), Tea Plantations, Blossom Park and Pothenmedu View Point. Overnight stay at Munnar. (Rajamalai will be closed from February to April mid due to breeding season of Goats, Booking for Rajamalai can be done online at www (dot) eravikulamnationalpark (dot) in to avoid rush or call 04865-231587, 04865-208255)Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Green Ridge MunnarDay 3: Munnar to Cochin dropPass By: Cochin International AirportDrive to Cochin for sightseeing. Depends on time available, Cochin sightseeing includes fort cochin, navy museum, St Francis church, Chinese fishing net, Santa clause basilica, Mattanchery palace, Jewish synagogue, Marian drive, Marine walk way, boating, Tripunitura hill palace. You can find some time for shopping at Cochin. Our representative will leave you at Cochin Airport/Railway station/Bus stand and will do necessary support there. Drive back to your hometown with the sweet memories of Kerala trip with us(Hill palace opens from 9AM to 5PM. Holiday on Monday. Ditch palace holiday on Friday. Sinagogue opens from 9 to 11AM and 5 to 5PM. Holiday on Friday and Saturday)No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$33 Outdoor Activities

Half day trekking at Letchmi Hills in Munnar

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: MPM Travel XS - Day Tours, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil NaduYou will meet our guide at KDHP Tea Outlet centre in Munnar Town and from there will proceed to trekking adventure.Duration: 10 minutes

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