9 Days 8 Nights Offbeat Plantation Experience

Cochin(2N)-Valparai(2N)-Munnar(2N)-Thekkady(1N)-Vembanad(1N)-Cochin

Detailed Itinerary for 9 Days 8 Nights Offbeat Plantation Experience

DAY 1

Our driver will pick you up from the airport or railway station in Cochin. You can check in to the Dewalokam Farm Stay and get ready for some sightseeing in and around the city.

Destination

Cochin

#4 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Cultural & Heritage Centers, Ayurvedic Centers, Museums & Historical Places, Cities & Urban Areas, Culinary Centers, Beaches,

Editor's Rating90%

Accommodation

Fort House Hotel

#25 in 46 Accommodations in Cochin

BUDGET: Deluxe
LOCATION: Fort Cochin, Cochin
THEME: Ayurvedic Centers, Backwater Cottages,

Editor's Rating90%
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Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace)

#8 in 14 Things to Do in Cochin

LOCATION: Mattancherry, Cochin
DURATION: One to two hours
TIMINGS: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots, Museums & Historical Places,

Editor's Rating85%
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Fort Cochin - Jewish Synagogue

#10 in 14 Things to Do in Cochin

LOCATION: Fort Cochin, Cochin
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots, Museums & Historical Places,

Editor's Rating86%
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Chinese Fishing Nets

#9 in 14 Things to Do in Cochin

LOCATION: Fort Cochin, Cochin
DURATION: One to two hours
TIMINGS: 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots, Outdoor Activities & Parks,

Editor's Rating86%

With a history that goes back five centuries, the Chinese Fishing Nets are a photographer's delight. Although they look simple, the majestic ocean in the background and the sunset make this site one of the best attractions in Fort Cochin.

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Santa Cruz Basilica

#5 in 14 Things to Do in Cochin

LOCATION: Fort Cochin, Cochin
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 9:00AM to 1:00PM, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating91%

After properly covering the tourist attractions in and around Cochin, we will drop you at the farm stay where you can rest for the night. 



DAY 2

On Day 2, you can explore the farm stay and relax in the evening. Along with scenic beauty, the farm stay has a long list of activities on offer. Some of them are:

  • Plantation, Village and Forest Walk.
  • Bamboo Rafting.
  • Cycling on the Village Road.
  • Swimming in the pool or river.
  • A Visit to the Thommankuthu Waterfalls.
  • Spotting Birds and butterflies.
  • Cooking Demonstration.
  • Watching the Extraction of Honey
  • Milking the Cow.
  • Gain hands-on Experience in Organic Farming.
  • Painting.


DAY 3

After your breakfast at Dewalokam Farm Stay, we will head to Valparai through the Sholayar Forest. En route, we will visit many significant tourist attractions. Our first stop will be the magnificent Athirapally Waterfalls. Popularly called as 'The Niagara of Kerala', these waterfalls offer a mind blowing experience by showcasing the blend of majesty and beauty that exists in nature.

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Athirapally Waterfalls

#1 in 3 Things to Do in Thrissur

LOCATION: Athirappilly, Thrissur
DURATION: Two hours
TIMINGS: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Trekking, Bird Watching, Photography Walk, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating93%
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Vazhachal Falls

#2 in 3 Things to Do in Thrissur

LOCATION: Athirappilly, Thrissur
DURATION: About 30 minutes
TIMINGS: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating88%

After being mesmerized by the splendour of the waterfalls, we will drive through the Sholayar Forest and visit the imposing Sholayar Dam. The dam creates pleasant scenery since it is located amidst verdant surroundings and water bodies. But when there is enough water to open the gates of the dam, the view becomes extra-ordinary.

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Sholayar Dam

#2 in 4 Things to Do in Valparai

LOCATION: Valparai Town, Valparai
DURATION: About an hour
TIMINGS: No specific timings
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating86%

We will visit Malakkapara, a small unexplored hill station and then reach Valparai in the evening. At Valparai, you will spend the next two nights at a charming bungalow in a large green estate. It is one of the best accommodations in Valparai. 

Destination

Valparai

#20 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Hill Stations, Wildlife Sanctuaries,

Editor's Rating89%
Accommodation

Briar Tea Bungalows

#1 in 5 Accommodations in Valparai

BUDGET: Deluxe
LOCATION: Valparai Town, Valparai
THEME: Bungalows, Plantation Stays, Jungle Lodges, Trekking Camps,

Editor's Rating90%


DAY 4

On this day, you will explore the town of Valparai in a leisurely way. You will be taken around the famous tea factories of the town where you will get an opportunity to see the interesting process of the manufacture of tea. Local trekking through the tea estates and forests can also be arranged at extra cost.



DAY 5

After your breakfast at Briar Tea Bungalows, we will head to Munnar through a road that will offer you many picturesque sights. On our way, we will visit the mostly untouched tourist destination of Marayoor. The unique place claims to be part of the Stone Age civilization. The sandalwood forests, rocky hills, dolmens, caves, brooks and rivers will add to your experience.

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Marayoor

#12 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Marayoor, Munnar
DURATION: Two to three hours
TIMINGS: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating92%
Destination

Munnar

#1 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Culinary Centers, Hill Stations, Wildlife Sanctuaries,

Editor's Rating98%

Your stay for the next two nights is arranged in the Talayar Valley Bungalow. The lush green landscape and the majestic mountain ranges around the bungalow add to the charm of the property. The unique interiors and elegant design of the spacious suites promise a royal stay.

Accommodation

Talayar Valley Bungalow

#12 in 43 Accommodations in Munnar

BUDGET: Luxury
LOCATION: Munnar Town, Munnar
THEME: Bungalows,

Editor's Rating92%


DAY 6

After your breakfast at the bungalow, you can get ready to experience the beautiful hill station of Munnar in its fullest sense. We will be covering prominent tourist attractions of the town and you can expect to enjoy some relaxing activities too.

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Kundala Lake & Dam - Munnar

#9 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Mattupetty, Munnar
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Kayaking, Photography Walk, Boating, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating96%

Kashmiri Shikkara boats, pedal boats and row boats are available on rent at the lake. It is the boat rides that make the visit truly worthwhile.

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Mattupetty Dam

#3 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Mattupetty, Munnar
DURATION: One to two hours
TIMINGS: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Kayaking, Photography Walk, Boating, Shopping/Souvenirs, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating92%

Next, we visit a unique place where your voice is what will rule the picturesque environment.

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Echo Point

#4 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Top Station, Munnar
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Kayaking, Photography Walk, Boating, Shopping/Souvenirs, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating87%
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Photo Point - Munnar

#8 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Mattupetty, Munnar
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Photography Walk, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating90%
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Carmelagiri Elephant Park

#17 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Mattupetty, Munnar
DURATION: Thirty minutes
TIMINGS: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Elephant Ride,

Editor's Rating87%

The 30-minute adventure on the back of an elephant will bring out the child in you.

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Eravikulam National Park

#2 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Rajamala, Munnar
DURATION: Half a day
TIMINGS: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: National Parks/Gardens, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating93%

After a long and satisfying day, we will drop you back at the bungalow. 



DAY 7

Have your breakfast at the bungalow and get ready for a three-and-a-half-hour drive to the pleasant town of Thekkady. At Thekkady, we will take you to the Periyar Lake for boating and visit some other attractions depending on the time at hand.

Destination

Thekkady

#3 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Backwaters, Culinary Centers, Hill Stations, Wildlife Sanctuaries,

Editor's Rating92%

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Periyar Boating

#4 in 10 Things to Do in Thekkady

LOCATION: Thekkady Town, Thekkady
DURATION: One and a half hour
TIMINGS: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:45 PM & 3:30 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Boating, National Parks/Gardens,

Editor's Rating94%
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Abraham’s Spice Garden

#8 in 10 Things to Do in Thekkady

LOCATION: Kumily, Thekkady
DURATION: Less than an hour.
TIMINGS: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
ACTIVITY TYPE: Tea/Spice Plantation Visit, Shopping/Souvenirs,

Editor's Rating85%
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Elephant Junction, Thekkady

#7 in 10 Things to Do in Thekkady

LOCATION: Kumily, Thekkady
DURATION: Half hour to Full day
TIMINGS: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Elephant Ride,

Editor's Rating93%

For the night, your stay is arranged at the Mayapott Plantation Villa. The luxury boutique resort has sparkling streams flowing through beautiful rocks, a swimming pool, a fireplace and a 100-acre cardamom plantation.

Accommodation

Mayapott Plantation Villa

#10 in 23 Accommodations in Thekkady

BUDGET: Luxury
LOCATION: Thekkady Town, Thekkady
THEME: Plantation Stays, Resorts & Cottages,

Editor's Rating91%


DAY 8

Have your breakfast at the resort and get ready for a long drive to the Vembanad Lake. We should reach Vembanad at around 12:00 PM.

Destination

Alleppey

#3 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Ayurvedic Centers, Backwaters, Beaches,

Editor's Rating90%

At Vembanad, a beautiful houseboat awaits to welcome you. You will check-in at about noon and we only hope you have a memorable experience ahead. A houseboat cruise is the only right way to experience the serene backwaters of Kerala in its true essence. Since the boat cruises at a gentle pace, you will have plenty of time to relax and feast your eyes on the quaint village scenes across the lake. Some of the pleasant scenes include tropical coconut palms, paddy fields, traditional huts and cottages, beautiful canoes and villagers going about doing their daily chores. To add to your experience, you will also have an opportunity to try your hand at fishing during the evening. We are sure you will remember this journey for the rest of your life. 

Your houseboat will have an air-conditioned room with an en-suite bathroom. The air-conditioner is kept on only from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM. But at an additional cost, you can have the AC on for the whole time. The houseboat staff consists of two heedful men who are always at your service.

All your meals will be taken care of by a special chef at the houseboat. You can always feel free to tell him your preferences. Tea, snacks and a welcome drink are also served to you during your cruise.

We hope you have a good sleep amidst the waters.



DAY 9

You will check out of the houseboat after your breakfast. Then we will head back to Cochin. At Cochin, we will take you for some sightseeing or you could do some shopping if you want to. After moving around the city a bit, we will drop you at the airport or railway station at a time convenient for you.


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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