Locations Covered:
Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Madurai - Ooty - Wayanad - Mysore - Bangalore - Hassan - Bangalore
Overview :
Tea tourism is an important part of Kerala Tours. Tourist visiting this south India state can explore the tea plantations of Kerala. The tea gardens of Kerala are mostly located in the highlands and midland plains which comprise hills and valleys.
Day 01 : Arrival Cochin

Get greeted by our tour representative on arrival at Cochin on first day of the Munnar Tea Estate Tour. Transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon go on a sightseeing tour of Cochin. Colonial influence of Cochin becomes evident when you visit the Jewish Synagogue. The structure was built in 1567, housing the Grand Scrolls of the Old Testament and the Dutch Palace, with its 17th century murals of the Ramayana. Also visit places like St Francis' Church, where the Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama was first buried. In the evening attend Kathakali performance- a traditional dance of Kerala.

Situated on the southwest coast of Indian Peninsula, Cochin is a beautiful city known for its scenic charm. Major commercial center of Kerala, Cochin or Kochi is visited by large number of leisure and business tourists every year. Overnight stay.

Day 02 : Cochin / Munnar

Drive to Munnar, the next day. And enjoy sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking etc. On reaching check in to the hotel. Later go on a trip to Pothamedu. Enjoy excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar.

Set at an altitude of 6000ft., Munnar is blessed by nature and is known for its scenic charm and breathtaking beauty. Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Munnar is one of the major tourist destinations of Kerala. Overnight Stay.

Day 03 : Munnar
Take breakfast and go on a visit of tea gardens.

The Tea Gardens of Munnar are beautifully spread like green carpet over hundreds of kilometers and are surrounded by lush green hills. Later go on a sightseeing of Munnar and visit Raja Malai- top peak of Munnar from where you can see Neel Thar or mountain goats. Stay overnight at Munnar.

Day 04 : Munnar

Day 04 of South India Tea Estate Tour begins with a visit to the tea gardens. Also enjoy the scenic beauty and marvelous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 05 : Munnar - Periyar

Drive to Periyar after taking breakfast. On reaching check in at the hotel. In the afternoon visit Lake Periyar to spot herds of Elephants. You will also see other species like leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur (a primate), bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar and sloth bear etc. The population of tigers is also increasing at an appreciable rate in Periyar.

Situated in the high ranges of Western Ghats, Periyar is beautiful place famous for its wildlife Sanctuary. Home to rich variety of flora and fauna, Periyar is indeed a heaven for wildlife lovers. Overnight stay.

Day 06 : Periyar - Madurai
Morning starts with a drive to Madurai.

One of south India's most ancient cities, Madurai is a beautiful city located on the banks of the River Vaigai. An important center of workship and commerce for as long as there has been civilization in South India, Madurai has long been described as "the Athens of the East". Meenakshi Temple in the heart of the old town is a major tourist attraction of the place. Overnight Stay.

Day 07 : Madurai

Go on a sight seeing of Madurai after taking breakfast and visit places like Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Gandhi Museum, Government Museum, Koodal Alagar Temple and Vandiyur Mariamman etc. Overnight Stay.

Day 08 : Madurai - Ooty
Drive to Ooty in the early morning.

One of the most popular hill stations of Tamil Nadu, Ooty or Ootacamund is a beautifully located in the Nilgiri Hills or the Blue Mountains. Blessed by nature, Ooty has a scenic charm that attracts large number of tourists every year. Ooty, the Scotland of the East, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in South India. Overnight stay.

Day 09 : Ooty
Visit the beautiful tea gardens of Ooty. The teagardens are surrounded by lush green hills and spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers. The Rose Garden is another attraction of Ooty. Overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 10: Ooty / Wayanad

Drive to Wayanad in the early morning.

Carved out of Kozhikode and Kannur district, Wayanad is a hill district and one the most beautiful regions of Kerala. Situated 70km east of Kozhikode (calicut), Wayanad with tracts of forest covering the western flanks of the Niilgiris is indeed a scenic charm. You will notice plantations of tea, spices, coffee and cocoa to the dry scruffy jungle of the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary at Wayanad. Overnight stay at Wayanad.

Day 11: Wayanad / Mysore
Take breakfast and visit Wayand sanctuary. Later drive to Msyore.

Known for its palaces and monuments, Mysore is a beautiful city in the Karnataka state of India. The place is also famous for its celebration of ten day Navratri festival and is visited by large number of tourists every year. Overnight stay.

Day 12 : Mysore
Go on a full day sightseeing of Mysore. Visit places like Srirangapattna, summer Palace of Tipu Sultan.

Srirangapattna is an island fortress encircled by river Cauvery, which was largely destroyed by British. Parts of the fort area in the northwest still survive including gates, ramparts, arsenals, the grim dungeons and the domed and minaret Jami Masjid mosque. Overnight stay

Day 13 : Mysore - Hassan
Drive to Hassan the next day. On reaching, check in to the hotel.

Situated 934 mts above sea level, Hassan is a beautiful place in the Indian state of Karnataka. Known for its temple architecture and fine weather, Hassan is indeed any tourists delight.

Take some rest and later go on a sightseeing tour of Belur and Halebidu. Overnight stay.

Day 14 : Hassan - Bangalore
Day starts with a drive to Banaglore. Enroute visit Sravanabelagola. Take dinner on arrival in Bangalore and later to airport to board a flight for the onward destination.
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