Kerala & Tamilnadu Mountains Tour

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A 09 Days tour to Calicut, Wayanad, Mudumalai, Ooty and Munnar for those interested to discover and explore Spice trading port, street life, spice plantations, wildlife, nature, hills, palace and heritage sites. Wayanad the replete with enchanting waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and home stays, this popular town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife. Ooty called the Queen of all Hill Stations, picturesque, green Udhagamandalam better known as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, eucalyptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Ooty. 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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Calicut International AirportDAY 01 – Arrival CalicutMeet & Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Calicut. It was in Calicut that the great voyager Vasco Da Gama landed in the 14th century in his quest for spices thus putting it on the world map. The traditional capital of North Kerala and a leading trading centre for spices on the west, the city has retained its glorious past and presents travellers with historic sites and a unique culture.Drive to Beypore, a prominent port and fishing harbour of ancient Kerala. You could visit the fish markets or venture into town and visit the Sweet Meat Street and the many colourful shops. DAY 02 – Calicut - WayanadDrive to Wayanad set in the picturesque Western Ghats and mountains at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level. Littered with tropical rain forests, dense hills, rolling paddy fields, spice plantations and valleys, Wayanad is a hitherto undiscovered location offering breathtaking views. DAY 03 - WayanadAfter breakfast you leave for sightseeing. Visit the Pookot Lake which is a scenic freshwater lake that offers boat rides; ride on the lake provides the view of the fresh and green surrounding. You will be thrilled to see the Soojipara Falls for its beauty and rich resources it provides. Further you go on to visit the Bansura sagar, the second largest earth dam in Asia. You will be captivated seeing the walls of the Edakkal Caves; it is a very popular site among the tourists and archeologists worldwide. You also visit the Pakshipathalam and Meenmutty waterfalls; they are equally striking to look at.DAY 04 - Wayanad - MudumalaiDrive to Mudumalai, spread over an area of 321 sq. km, Mudumalai has thick wooded hills, plateaus, deep valleys, waterfalls, and rivers. Located at an altitude of 1,000 m, it is the closest to the Nilgiri mountain range and is divided from Bandipur by the Moyar River. Mudumalai is one of the most important conservation efforts in India and was established as far back as 1940. In the evening you can enjoy the vehicle safari through Moyar or Singara or Karkudi region to explore the wildlife. You can also take an Elephant ride and do visit the Elephant Feeding Camp - this is the place where one can interact with elephants and see how they are fed. The captive elephants in the sanctuary are no longer used for timber extraction work, since these areas are managed exclusively as protected areas. The elephants are engaged mainly for Eco-tourism, patrolling for anti poaching operations, to control Man-Elephant conflict outside the sanctuary or other areas and as a conservation and training centre for elephants which can be visited by the public.DAY 05 - Mudumalai - OotyOoty called the Queen of all Hill Stations, picturesque, green Udhagamandalam better known as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, eucalyptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Ooty. DAY 06 - OotyRise to a gorgeous morning at the hill station with sun shining bright and the nippy air slowly caressing your face. Today, we take a tour of the ‘Queen of the Blue Mountains’ where we visit the Dodabetta Peak, which gives you a spectacular, panoramic view of the hill-station. Later in the day, we head to Coonoor - a small hill spot nearby known for its mesmerizing tea plantations. Here, we also visit Sims Park and the Dolphin Nose Point. We head to the Botanical Garden and spend the evening enjoying the beauty of the popular Ooty Lake.DAY 07 - Ooty - MunnarDrive 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 08 - MunnarSightseeing tour (Tea Valley Tour): Mattupetty, Echo Point, Kundala, Top Station, Munnar, Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park), Attukad waterfalls and Pothamedu View Point.DAY 09 – Munnar - Cochin – DepartureAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Cochin International airport to board flight to home.Duration: 9 days

What’s included

  • 08 Nights Accommodation with breakfast in a double room at listed hotels or equivalent
  • All Internal transfer by private chauffeur driven air-conditioned car as per itinerary
  • 01 Vehicle safari into Muthanga Sanctuary in Wayanad
  • 01 Vehicle safari in Mudumalai
  • Ooty to Coonoor Toy train ride
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Calicut International Airport

What’s not included

  • Guide charges & Camera fees if any
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephones, etc.
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