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From Spice Plantations to Coastal Retreats: South India Adventure



11 Nights/ 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on an unforgettable “From Spice Plantations to Coastal Retreats: South India Adventure” and immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Discover the fragrant world of spice plantations, cruise along serene backwaters, and witness exotic wildlife in their natural habitats. Explore ancient temples, soak in the rich cultural heritage, and unwind on the picturesque beaches of this enchanting region. This journey promises an authentic South Indian experience, blending nature, history, and relaxation in perfect harmony.


  • Begin your journey in Cochin with a captivating Kathakali dance performance, immersing yourself in Indian culture from the start.
  • Cruise through the serene backwaters of Alleppey on a traditional houseboat, taking in the picturesque landscapes and local life.
  • Experience a thrilling Martial Arts and Kathakali Dance show in Thekkady, adding cultural richness to your adventure.
  • Encounter the wildlife of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary during a boat ride and learn about the spices of India at a spice plantation.
  • Conclude your tour with a blend of history, spirituality, and coastal beauty, exploring destinations like Madurai, Thanjavur, Pondicherry, and Chennai.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 42%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 41%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 52%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 49%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 55%
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 52%
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 57%


Day 1: Arrive Cochin
Arrive at Cochin airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a Kathakali dance performance in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Cochin - Alleppey (60kms)
Explore Fort Cochin in the morning, including St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, and Chinese fishing nets. Then, transfer to Alleppey for a houseboat experience on the backwaters. Overnight in a houseboat.

Day 3: Alleppey - Thekkady (160kms)
Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Thekkady. In the evening, enjoy a Martial Arts and Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Thekkady
Explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat ride and visit a spice plantation. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Thekkady - Munnar (100kms)
Drive to Munnar via Ramakkalmedu, known for its wind farm. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock, and Kuravan & Kurathi twin-statue. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Munnar
Explore Munnar's attractions, including Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point, and Tea Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Munnar - Madurai (160kms)
Drive to Madurai and visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, and more. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Madurai - Trichy - Thanjavur (190kms)
Drive to Thanjavur, with visits to temples in Trichy. Explore Brihadeshwara Temple, Thanjavur Palace, and Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Thanjavur - Darasuram - Gangaikondacholapuram - Chidambaram - Pondicherry (180kms)
Drive to Pondicherry via Darasuram, Gangaikondacholapuram, and Chidambaram temples. Arrive in Pondicherry for sightseeing and beach relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Pondicherry
Visit Auroville, Pondicherry Museum, and explore the French Quarters. Relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Chennai (240kms)
Drive to Chennai via Mahabalipuram's monuments, Kanchipuram's temples, and arrive in Chennai for city sightseeing. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Chennai - Departure (Flight)
Explore Chennai's attractions, then transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 11 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast at hotels.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight ticket
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5 Star hotels
Cochin - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Alleppey - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
Thekkady - Spice Village/ Carmelia Haven Resort
Munnar - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Thanjavur - Svatma
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Which city tour will start?
As per the original plan the tour will start in Cochin and end in Chennai. It can also start from Chennai and end in Cochin.


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