Spice Trails of Kerala Overview
Embark on an action-packed trek in southern India and discover the spice trails of Kerala. Along the way, visit Munnar, travel to Kochi, cruise on the Kerala backwaters and refuel with tantalising Indian cuisine.
Tour southern India and trek through the trails and backwaters of Kerala
Discover the heart of Kerala, a canvas of rolling green hills, fertile plantations and shimmering backwaters. From the urban rush of Kochi to the gentle breezes of Kerala’s highlands, this magical trekking adventure provides a great mix of contemporary and traditional India, throwing in plenty of surprises along the way. So whether you find peace on top of a mountain ridge, or lazing on the deck of a houseboat in the middle of Vembanad Lake, this authentic, energetic trek through the spice trails of Kerala may be for you.
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As a centre for the spice trade for centuries, cosmopolitan Kochi has an intriguing mix of cultural influences from both the Indian continent and overseas.
The emerald-green hills, tranquil tea plantations, misty valleys and gushing rivers of Munnar are a world away from the busy cities of India.
Kerala's Western Ghats are a walker's delight with magnificent scenery and stunning views over the region's tea plantations, rolling grasslands and craggy rock formations.
With incredible temple complexes and a recorded history going back to the 3rd century BC, Madurai has some wonderful buildings and heritage sites to discover.
Periyar is an area of Kerala famed for its spice plantations and wildlife sanctuary, which is home to tigers and elephants, among other creatures, and beautiful scenery.
With numerous canals linking the countryside and being the gateway to the gorgeous Kerala backwaters, life in Alleppey centres around the water.
Beautifully set amidst the backwater canals, the tiny island of Trikunnupazha is a peaceful haven surrounded by coconut palms and rice paddies.
Kochi is a fascinating city made up of a number of islands and peninsulas, and its numerous attractions are best seen by rickshaw or boat.
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