9 Days 8 Nights Offbeat Plantation Experience

Start Point: Cochin
End Point: Cochin
Trip Duration
More than 7 Days
Package Budget
Deluxe
Places Covered
Cochin(2N)-Valparai(2N)-Munnar(2N)-Thekkady(1N)-Vembanad(1N)-Cochin
Best Suited For
Casual Vacation,

Package Overview

Day Place Accommodation Room Type
Day 1 Cochin Dewalokam Farm Stay Deluxe Room - CP
Day 2 Cochin Dewalokam Farm Stay Deluxe Room - CP
Day 3 Valparai Briar Tea Bungalow Stanmore - CP
Day 4 Valparai Briar Tea Bungalow Stanmore - CP
Day 5 Munnar Talayar Valley Bungalow Suite - CP
Day 6 Munnar Talayar Valley Bungalow Suite - CP
Day 7 Thekkady Mayapott Plantation Villa Luxury Room - CP
Day 8 Vembanad Houseboat Deluxe Room - AP
“CP- Breakfast Only, MAP – Breakfast and Dinner, AP – All Meals, EP - No Meals”

Trip Theme
Hill Stations, Wildlife, Backwater, Waterfalls,
Accommodation Theme
Bungalows, Plantation Stays, Farm Stays, Houseboats,
Activities Included
Cultural Shows, Elephant Ride, Trekking, Houseboat Ride, Tea/Spice Plantation Visit, Boating, National Parks/Gardens, Sight Seeing,

Transportation Info

Toyota Etios (A/C) / Similar.

It is a spacious sedan car from Toyota. Accommodates 4 adults (excluding driver) comfortably and can accommodate up to 5 passengers (excluding driver) if needed. The car provides ample leg space.

The boot capacity is about 600 litres and your luggage can fit quite comfortably.

Info

You will receive a warm welcome at the Cochin Airport or Railway Station. From there, we will head to a farm stay in Cochin. After you check in and freshen up, we will take you to see around the prominent tourist spots in the city and towns nearby. You can spend the next day relaxing at the farm stay and exploring it. On the third day, you can get ready for a one-and-a-half drive to the majestic waterfalls at Athirapally. After you spend some time at the waterfalls, we will head to Valparai.

We will reach Valparai a little late in the evening. But on our drive to the verdant town, we will visit many significant tourist attractions like Vazchal falls, Sholayar Dam and Malakkapara. At Valparai, you will spend the two nights at a spacious and charming bungalow.

On the fifth day, you will check out of the bungalow and we will drive to Munnar. En route the long drive to Munnar, we will visit a beautiful unexplored tourist destination called Marayoor.  It is famous for its diversity in land and culture. After you reach Munnar, you will check in to a beautiful estate bungalow which will be your home for the next two days. During the second day in Munnar, we will explore the hill station by visiting some of its most important tourist attractions and you can take part in some relaxing activities too.

On the seventh day, we will head to the pleasant town of Thekkady where you will spend the night in a boutique resort. During the day, we will take you to a popular boat ride in the Periyar Lake, an elephant ride and some other sightseeing spots depending on the time at hand.

On the eighth day, we will head to the Vembanad Lake where you will enjoy a wonderful stay in an elegant houseboat. After a memorable night at the houseboat, you can check out after your breakfast. We will head back to Cochin.

At Cochin, we could take you to visit some other sightseeing spots or you could do some shopping. After you shop until satisfied, we will drop you at the airport or railway station.

 

Editor's Review

The offbeat tour plan offers you an unforgettable plantation stay experience in Kerala. At Munnar and Valparai, the estate bungalows feature a rustic charm and the serene surroundings make the stay even more special. The boutique resort at Thekkady offers uncompromising luxury along with refreshing views of sparkling streams flowing through beautiful rocks. And during the overnight houseboat stay at the scenic Vembanad Lake, your happy experience culminates into a drool-worthy climax.

During this memorable trip, you will visit the evergreen hill station of Munnar and be delighted by the sights of sprawling tea plantations. The clean, fresh air of the verdant suburb of Valparai and its beautiful adventures leave you feeling ecstatic. The chirping of exotic birds in the wild yet pleasant environment of Thekkady connects you to the natural world in a very special way. Wait for the majestic waterfalls at Athirapally to fill you with awe and the rustic town of Marayur to take you back in time!

The adventurous boat rides, spellbinding viewpoints, historic sightseeing locations and the quirky route to Munnar will add to and complete the experience.

PROS

  • A complete plantation stay experience.
  • Accommodation tariff is quite reasonable.
  • Tour starts at Cochin and ends at Cochin.
    • Easy to book tickets.
  • Cochin sightseeing starts on Day 1 itself.
    • Proves to be a major advantage if you arrive before Day 1 or early morning on Day 1.
  • You can enjoy many sightseeing options on the last day if your departure is late in the evening.
  • A very relaxing and smooth trip without any need to rush. 
  • The trip from Cochin to Munnar via Athirapally, Valparai and Marayur offers you many memorable experiences.

CONS

  • If your arrival is in the late afternoon or evening on Day 1, you will miss many sightseeing spots in Cochin.
    • But adjustments can be made in the itinerary to your liking.
  • If you arrive after a long flight or train journey on Day 1, it may be tiring for you to visit the many attractions in Cochin. 
    • If you prefer to have a late start on Day 1, please inform us in advance. We can customise the package so that you wouldn't miss a lot.
  • Wildlife spotting in Thekkady cannot always be expected. Varies depending on the season, time of day and other factors.

More Info

  1. Stay and breakfast in all resorts.
  2. 1-bedroom deluxe houseboat stay including all meals.
  3. Transportation and travel expenses. (including toll, parking fee, driver allowances)
  4. All Taxes Applicable.
  1. Meals other than breakfast unless specified.
  2. Flight/Train booking charges.
  3. Activity charges if any.
  4. Entry fees at tourist spots if any.
  5. Ayurvedic massage charges if any.
  6. Jeep/jungle safari charges if any.
  7. Shikkara cruise/Boating charges.

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