Southern Tea Estate Tour

6 Nights Itinerary Covering: Cochin (Kochi) - Munnar - Ooty - Coimbatore


Overview

The southern part of the county boasts of being home to lush green tea estate and scenic beauty as well. Opt for Southern Tea Estate Tour of 6 nights and 7 days which will offer you a chance to explore the sprawling tea gardens of Munnar as well as Ooty. Also visit the other tourist attractions such as popular view points, waterfalls and gardens. Partake in a leisure walk. During the tour, you are also going to enjoy sightseeing of famous destinations like Cochin. The itinerary also includes wildlife safari at the Rajamalai national park

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Cochin including the Dutch Palace
  • Treat your eyes to the beautiful scenery from Pothamedu view point
  • Leisure walks in the tea estates of Munnar and Ooty
  • City tour of Munnar including Thommankutthu falls
  • Sightseeing in Ooty including the Botanical Gardens

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Cochin

Once you arrive in Cochin, you will meet the IHPL representative who will help you with an assisted transfer to your hotel. After lunch, leave for sightseeing. You will visit attractions such as the Jewish Synagogue, the Dutch Palace (Closed on Each Friday) and St Francis' Church. The evening is fixed for attending the Kathakali performance which can booked at additional cost. Stay overnight at Kochi.

Day 2 - Cochin - Munnar

On the second day of the tour, hit the road to go to Munnar where you are going to enjoy expansive tea plantations, beautiful towns, trekking, winding lanes, etc. Once you reach Munnar, check- in to your pre-booked hotel. Later, visit the Pothamedu view point from where you are going to have a mesmerizing view of the tea, coffee as well as cardamom plantations. Admire the surrounding natural beauty. Stay overnight.

Day 3 - Munnar

Post Breakfast you will leave hotel to enjoy this beautiful hill station.

Atukkad Waterfall : Nestled 2 km away from Munnar amidst beautiful hills and lush green jungles, this pristine waterfall makes for romantic escapades and picnics site.

Tata Tea or KDHP Museum : Located in the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea around 2 km from Munnar, the KDHP Museum showcases a variety of antiquities, the most famous being the burial urn excavated from the vicinity of Periakanal Estate, dating back to 2nd century AD.

Echo Point : A very beautiful place to visit when in Munnar, which is itself situated at the confluence of three mountain streams _ã_ Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala and hence is a very scenic place to visit, Echo Point got its name from the natural echo phenomenon that occurs here.

Come back to Hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 4 - Munnar

Day 4 of the tour will start with a visit to the tea gardens for enjoying a leisurely walk. Later, enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. Do not miss visiting Thommankutthu falls where you can enjoy fun activities as well as admiring the high mountains. Other attractions will be Echo point, Forest Rose Garden, Hill View Park etc. Stay overnight.

Day 5 - Munnar - Ooty

After breakfast, get transferred by road to Ooty, referred to as the 'Queen of Hill Stations'. The route from Munnar to Ooty is an extremely beautiful one. Treat your eyes to the superb scenery, spread all around you. Located in the foothills of the Nilgiris, Ooty is one of the most famous hill towns in Southern India. After reaching Ooty, complete the check-in formalities in your hotel. The evening is at leisure. You can visit the local market, can taste the local renditions, can interact with the locals and so on. Overnight stay.

Day 6 - Ooty

Day 6 of the tour post breakfast is for partaking in sightseeing of Ooty. Your first visit is to the lush tea gardens of this beautiful hill town where you can simply enjoy a leisure walk or take-in the fresh aroma in the air. The list of other tourist attractions that you visit today include Botanical Garden- founded in 1848, this lush beauty is spread in 22 hectares of an area; The Rose Garden- the largest Rose Garden in India; Ooty Lake- an important attraction where you can also enjoy boat riding and lastly, Lamb's rock- offering some great views of the surrounding scenery. Overnight in Ooty.

Day 7 - Ooty – Departure from Coimbatore

On the last day of the tour, have your breakfast. Thereafter, get an assisted transfer to the Coimbatore airport to board a flight for your onward destination.


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