The itinerary was outstanding, the people divine, and the views: ORGASMIC! My favourite days were the first two to Munna and then to Kumily because of
the climbs. I loved the boat cruise, and the last days of flat rides and a stop for a swim in the
Kerala: Spices and Tea
Kerala is an attractive state with a wide range of scenery, from coastal canals to the highlands of the Western Ghats. It is extremely fertile and grows a huge range of spices and teas. You will see the occasional elephant, monkeys, deer and perhaps the elusive tiger. Highlights include the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and a night on a house boat.
Combine this tour with our Rajasthan tour
Day 1 Fort Cochin.
Time to settle in at our heritage hotel, then explore the spice markets, watch the fishermen using Chinese fishing nets, and explore the European heritage of this fascinating port.
Day 2 Thattekad.
Pass rubber, banana, coconut and pineapple plantations on the way to the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, one of the most important bird sanctuaries of India with both forest birds and water birds.
Day 3 Munnar.
Enjoy a glorious descent through a forest before a challenging climb to the famous tea plantations of Munnar. With the gain in altitude you will notice the significant drop in nighttime temperatures.
Day 4, 5 + 6 Kumily.
Ride past rice fields, coffee and cardomom to Kumily. Take an organised hike though Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Finish your stay with a late afternoon trip on Lake Periyar to see more wildlife such as deer, buffalo and elephants. We cycle to neighbouring Tamil Nadu where you will see many bullock carts and perhaps working elephants.
Day 7 Kumarakom.
A spectacular day's biking to our resort on the edge of Lake Vembanad. Kumarakom is a paradise of mangrove forests, paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals.
Day 8 Houseboat.
Spend a lazy afternoon cruising the lakes and canals, then spend the night on the houseboat.
Day 9 + 10 Cochin.
Bike back to Cochin for an afternoon tour of the city and harbour, followed by a farewell group dinner to celebrate your achievements.
Kerala: Spices and Tea
Cochin to Cochin
The itinerary was outstanding, the people divine, and the views: ORGASMIC! My favourite days were the first two to Munna and then to Kumily because of the climbs. I loved the boat cruise, and the last days of flat rides and a stop for a swim in the
Arabian Sea! What an experience. The guides were outstanding ... they marked the routes well, guided us with the flag, had a smile at every turn, and provided us with nourishment on the way. On the houseboat we were treated to traditional songs by Siddhu as well as dancing for all. India is a magical place and I loved every minute of it.Allison, USA
The guides were excellent! They were always helpful, smiling and hard working. A true highlight of my experience with Pedaltours.Mary, USA