Coffee & Cuisine Tour

DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
Local transportationProfessional instructor
Ski equipment
Instructor gratuity

Coffee & Cuisine Tour
Cochin – Kozhikode –Sultan Battery – Nagarhole- Mysore- Coorg –Tellicherry-Kozhikode

This scenic tour takes in the pristine beauty of the misty hills and verdant valleys of Malabar in North Kerala and Coorg in South Karnataka. A perfect combination of lush countryside, dense forests, aromatic coffee and spice plantations with a dash of Temples, Palaces and Forts along the way! Stay in a Plantation hideaway, atmospheric Jungle and Spa resorts and a delightful seaside Heritage home. Coorg coffee plantation tour provides you an opportunity to witness complete journey of coffee- right from the seed till the packed powder ready to adorn your mugs. Pick coffee berries on a tour around the plantation

If you, like me are an avoid coffee drinker, then you are in the right place. Coorg is one of the best places for coffee lovers and is renowned for its lush green coffee plantations. Plantation Tours (on foot or jeep) are a great way to learn about the history and art of your favourite drink, as you sip on freshly brewed coffee. If you visit during the berry-picking season, you can help out on the plantation as well.Experience staying in these lush-green coffee estates, where even the air seems to carry the coffee aroma. Indulge in gaining an in-depth knowledge of coffee cultivation with this amazing coffee plantation tour in Madenadu Village in Coorg.

This delicious culinary tour highlights the aromatic cuisine of South India, complimented with visits to some of the world’s finest palaces and national park. Culture and Cuisine are finely attuned in India – none more so than in Kerala with its sumptuous Malabar cuisine, under the patronage of the cultured royalities of this part of India. You will enjoy family talk on cuisine, demonstrations on local cooking, visits and real hands on lessons in the kitchen.
Day 01 Departure from your country

Departure from your home country.

Day 02 Arrival Cochin

ArrivalCochin By flight 0000 hours

Meeting, assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check-in at HotelOld Harbour for
1 night (Heritage Boutique Hotel; Superior Room).

(Cochin has a history stretching back to the time of King Solomon, when it was known as ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. Arabian, Phoenician and Chinese traders all stopped here in search of spices, silks and sandalwood. Marco Polo and Vasco da Gama followed, as did the Dutch East India Company and later the British. Today, Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus still live side by side, and Chinese fishing-nets, introduced by merchants from the court of Kublai Khan, continue to haul in Fish. The adjoining backwaters make it a popular destination).

Enjoy sightseeing of Cochin visiting the Jewish Town & Synagogue, the Dutch Palace, St Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets.

Evening witness Kathakali Dances and see the interesting process of the make up for dances by the artists. (Suggest an early arrival to witness the paintwork on artists’ body).

Day 03 To Kozhikode

Morningdrive to Kozhikode.(approximately 5 hrs driving time). Check-in at Kadavu Resort for 1 night (Standard room).

Kozhikode is a coastal city in the south Indian state of Kerala. It was a significant spice trade center and is close to Kappad Beach, where Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed in 1498. The central Kozhikode Beach, overlooked by an old lighthouse, is a popular spot for watching the sunset. Inland, tree-lined Mananchira Square, with its musical fountain, surrounds the massive Mananchira Tank, an artificial pond.

Enjoy rest of day in Kozihkode at leisure on beach.

Day 04 ToSultan Battery

After breakfast a scenic drive through the lush green hills of Wayanad district in Kerala to ‘Tranquil’ – a Plantation hideaway. (Approximately 3 hrs driving time).

Enjoying culinary classes and cooking demonstration in the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure to roam in the 400 acre plantation rich in pepper, vanilla and cardamom. A visit can be arranged to the nearby Edakkal caves famed for its 5000 years old Neolithic rock etchings. Or simply relax!

Check-in at Tranquil Resort for 1 night (Standard room).

Day 05 ToNagarhole National Park

After breakfast, drive to Nagarhole National Park (Approximately 2 hrs driving time). – one of the finest wildlife Parks in South India. An afternoon of game viewing on the banks of the Kabiniriver.

Nagarhole National Park, is a national park located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka state in South India. This park was declared the thirty seventh Project Tiger tiger reserve in 1999. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Check-in at Cicada Kabini Resort Nagarholefor 2 nights (Standard room).

Day 06 Nagarhole National Park

A full day of jungle activities at Nagarhole National Park with a Naturalist, in search of the elephant, tiger, spotted deer, sambhar, mongoose,peacock and jungle fowl.

Enjoying culinary classes and cooking demonstration in the hotel.

Day 07 To Mysore

After an early morning game drive and breakfast, leave for Mysore.(Approximately 2 hrs driving time).

Mysore (or Mysuru), a city in India’s southwestern Karnataka state, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. In its center is opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. Mysore is also home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of the lovely city of Mysore, includes the hilltop Sri Chamundeswari Temple, the striking monolithic Nandi Bull, Mysore Palace and the Devraja market.

Check-in at Windflower Spa and Resort Hotel for 2 nights (Standard room).

Day 08 Mysore

Morning visit to Srirangapatna, an island Fortress on the River Cauvery. High walls protect Temples, Palaces and a great Mosque. It was once the home of Hyder Ali and his son TipuSultan – The Tiger of Mysore. Afternoon visit the superb Temple at Somnathpur built to celebrate Hoysala craftsmanship by the renowned Commander Somnath.

Enjoying culinary classes and cooking demonstration in the hotel.

Day 09 ToCoorg

Morning drive to Coorg(approximately 2 hrs driving time).via the Tibetan settlement and Golden Temple at Bylakupe. Dubbed the “Scotland of India”, Coorg is surrounded by lush green forests and acres of tea and coffee plantations.

Check-in at Heritage Resort for 2 nights (Standard room).

Kodagu, also known as Coorg, is a rural district in the state of Karnataka in southwest India. In the area’s north, Madikeri Fort has 2 life-size elephant statues at its entrance, plus a Gothic-style church with a museum on its grounds. Nearby, the Hindu Omkareshwara Temple dates back to the 19th century. Farther north are the domed Raja’s Tomb, a burial place of Kodava kings, and cascading Abbi Falls.

Rest of the day Coffee Plantation visit.

Day 10 Coorg

Day at leisure to walk, cycle or trek in this picturesque coffee country. Visit the Dubare Elephant Camp and become a ‘Mahout’ – feed, bathe and ride on an elephant.

Day 11 ToTellicherry

After breakfast, a lovely drive across the Western Ghats to Tellicherry on the North Malabar Coast. (approximately 4 hrs driving time).

Thalassery also known as Tellicherry is a commercial city on the Malabar Coast in Kannur district, in the state of Kerala, India, bordered by the districts of Mahé, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kodagu.

Afternoon visits to Tellicherry Fort and Odathil Mosque.

Check-in at Ayesha Manzilt for 1 night (Standard room) – a beautiful heritage home.

Day 12 To Kozhikode

Morning at leisure. Late afternoon transfer to Cochin airport Or your preferred airport for home country.

Suggested Extensions
Beach Extension to Neeleshwaram or Backwaters of North Kerala. (Various other extensions are available on request)

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