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7D/8N : Cochin - Vandanmedu - Chinnakanal - Cochin

What will you see : National Parks, Cardamom Plantations, Tea Gardens

What will you do : Boat Rides, Mountain Safaris, Bird Watching, Trekking

This journey to the hub of Spice and Tea Plantations-Vandanmedu and Chinnakanal is one of the most exciting journeys that you can enjoy in Kerala. Cloaked in lush green tea estates and aromatic spice plantations, these two regions are nothing but a brilliant treat to your senses. Vandanmedu is blessed with bountiful cardamom plantations and offers a refreshing experience to even the most insightful travellers. At Chinnakanal you will get an opportunity to visit some of the most amazing tea gardens that will rejuvenate your senses and revive your spirits. 


  • Day 1 - Cochin to Vandanmedu (148 kms, 4 hours by road)

    Arrival in Vandanmedu

    On arrival at the Cochin airport, you will be transferred to Vandanmedu; scenic and picturesque views of the surroundings will keep you enchanted all the way. On arrival at Vandanmedu, you will be checked-in into a hotel; rest of the day will be at leisure. By evening, you can stroll around the lush green plantation area; overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 2 - Vandanmedu

    Periyar Lake Boat Ride, Spice Plantation Visit

    Day begins with an early breakfast and then you will be taken for a sightseeing tour in the picturesque locale of Vandanmedu. Situated near the Periyar Lake, this hamlet is the largest producer of cardamom in the world. During your excursion, you can enjoy boat rides on the Periyar Lake and take walks in the beautifully fragrant spice plantations around the village; overnight stay in Vandanmedu.

  • Day 3 - Vandanmedu

    Boat Rides, Plantation Visits, Cardamom Smoke House

    After breakfast, you will be taken on a full day excursion to Kailasam, situated at a distance of about 22 km from Vandanmedu. Besides exploring the beautiful locale, you can enjoy boat rides, long strolls through plantations and visit to a tea processing factory. You will also be able to enjoy other activities such as mountain safaris, bird watching and trekking followed by a delightful visit to cardamom smoke house. Return to hotel by evening; overnight stay in Vandanmedu.

  • Day 4 - Vandanmedu to Chinnakanal (65 kms, 2 hours by road)

    Arrival in Chinnakanal

    After breakfast, you will be guided to Chinnakanal. On your way to Chinnakal, you can witness and enjoy some of the scenic and captivating sites. On arrival, you will be checked-in into a hotel. You can spend the day resting in your hotel or exploring different places in Chinnakanal; overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 5 - Chinnakanal

    Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Shooting Point, Kundale Lake, Tea Museum

    Today will be dedicated towards sightseeing in Chinnakanal. Post breakfast, you can visit the Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Shooting Point, Kundale Lake and many other prime tourist locations. A visit to the tea factory will make you familiar with India’s bond with tea cultivation and tradition The Pothenmedu View Point in another major tourist destination in Chinnakanal where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset on a clear day; overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 6 - Chinnakanal

    Kolakkal Tea Gardens

    The second day of sightseeing in Chinnakanal will take you on a journey of a lifetime! You will be able to visit the Kolakkal tea garden where you can lose yourself in the beautiful aroma of some of the finest blends of tea in the world. If lucky, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise amidst the picturesque surroundings; overnight stay in Chinnakanal.

  • Day 7 - Chinnakanal to Cochin

    Tour Ends Here

    With today’s breakfast, this spice tour will come to a pleasant end. Post breakfast, you will be driven to Cochin and with your arrival at the airport, the tour will finally come to an end.

Other Inclusions

  • Accommodation as mentioned with the meal plan. Transportation as mentioned with an English/Hindi speaking friendly driver/guide throughout your trip. Pickup from Arrival point and drop to Departure point. All sightseeing, land transfer and inter hotel transfer. Driver allowance, toll, parking, road tax, fuel charge. Vehicle / house boat replacement done if any unexpected accidents or damage happened during the journey. All applicable tax.

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