Places Covered: Calicut – Wayanad – Calicut – Guruvayoor – Cochin
Munnar : This is a hill station in the Western Ghats, above 4500 feet from sea level. Known among the best hill stations of Kerala. It is one of the major centre for Kerala’s tea industry. The name Munnar means three rivers and this misty town is located at the confluence of 3 mountain streams – Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Munnar is also known for its lakes, forests and tea estates, among which Tata Tea hold major portion of it. Anaimudi, the highest peak in South India (2695 m/8883 ft.) is located near to this destination. Munnar was once the British Government’s Summer Camp and it has been the favorite summer destination for the European sellers for centuries.
What to do in Munnar :
Shopping : Munnar is essentially a hill station. Hence, there is hardly any scope for shopping in Munnar as such. In Munnar, shopping areas are limited to just small markets and shops that sell small items as souvenirs. You may not find information on where to shop in Munnar. So the question of what to buy in Munnar doesn’t quite have an answer.
Munnar is famous for its tea and spices plantations. So if you want, you can buy different varieties of spices and different varieties of tea. You can get the spices packed in small transparent pouches and take them home. Better still, visit a factory and they will be all the more glad to give you free samples of their spices and tea leaves. Apart from that, you can always shop for small handicrafts and other knick-knacks that are easily available in the roadside shacks. While in Munnar, it is better
if you look out for the small items that can be given as souvenirs than hunt for branded stuff that are available all around the world.
- Tata Tea Kannan Devan Tea Out Let.
- Krishna Spices.
Restaurants at Munnar:
Hotel Saravan Bhavan: 7.00Am to 9.30PM. This vegetarian restaurant has South Indian vegetarian food including dosa and meals. Other best restaurants in Edassery Eastend and T & U Leisure, where you enjoy mouthwatering cuisine experience.
Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the southern corner of Kerala, home to some of the most endangered animal species. Some of the well-known denizens of Periyar include the Asiatic wild elephant, distinctive Nilgiri langurs, wild boar, wild dog, bison, sloth bear, gaur deer, sambhar deer, porcupines, leopards and, even a score of tigers! Amongst the avifauna, the most profuse are herons, egrets, darters, kingfishers, grackles and the great Malabar grey hornbill.
Kumarakom is a cluster of small islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala and now a well-known backwater destination. This enchanting place with unbelievably beautiful mangrove forests, coconut groves, and emerald green paddy fields add to already well-known Gods Own Country image of Kerala.
Kovalam, Located around 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kovalam is a beach town on the Arabian Sea in Kerala. Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. The shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services. Kovalam was among the most prominent tourist spots in India during the hippy era. It still has a high status among tourists, who arrive mostly from Europe and Israel. Kovalam is finding a new significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, and recuperation and regeneration resorts which provide a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments for tourists.
Thiruvananthapuram, previously known as Trivandrum, has a tradition dating back to 1000 BC. This seaside metropolis is built on seven hills located on the western cost of India. Sightseeing tour of Thiruvananthapuram is incomplete without a visit to Padmanabhaswami Temple, Srichitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and Zoo.
Tour cost: AED 2499 per person on Dbl occupancy
Mumbai – Goa – Cochin – Mumbai
A 9 days vacation to the most attractive and culturally rich destinations in Southern India. This South India tour covers, the metropolitan Harbor city of Cochin, and Kerala’s best known National Park, Periyar. The tour also include visiting the South India tour includes Trichy, famous for the Rockfort Temple, on to the Indo French settlement of Pondicherry, to the Temple town of Mahabalipuram and Chennai , Southern India’s most populous and culturally rich city.
There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds… I had been seeing the world in black & white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant Technicolor.”
Keith Bellows, VP – National Geographic Society
INDIA IS A MYSTERY hidden behind cliché. An ephemeral reality that dissolves just when you think that you have it defined. She is everything you have heard and read about and more, much more, than words can transcribe.
A country to be experienced: seen with the heart and understood with the soul.
Golden Triangle: Golden Triangle tour is one of the most popular tourist circuits of India. This tour presents the true color of India with Delhi, a rich tapestry of contrasts that is characteristic of this complex land, Agra, the zenith of art & an enshrined romance and Jaipur – exuberant with color for enjoying North India’s fascinating cultural heritage.
The combination of all the three cities presents the potpourri of India. The harmonious amalgamation of the capital of the country with its entire historic splendor, the soft romanticism that can felt at amazing Agra and the fierce magnificence of the Rajasthan desert presents India at its best. Since centuries the golden triangle has beckoned travelers from different parts of the world to India. The sights, sounds, smell and savor besides the souvenirs from each holiday destination of the Golden Triangle is enchanting.