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Kerala Village Tour in Hill Stations (Munnar and Marayoor)

Munnar, Marayoor, Kerala
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Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

2 people

Languages

English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil

Overview

Kerala Village Tour in Hill Stations (Munnar and Marayoor)

Village tourism in Kerala can acquaint one with various shades of the state. The serene climate, clean water, coconut ranches, and new fields all around assist tourists with having an astonishing, natural, valid, and extraordinary experience of their life. During the stay at Kerala village, one can get the opportunity to feel and appreciate the straightforwardness of villagers. In this package Kerala Village Tour in Hill Stations (Munnar and Marayoor) Vitara Tours offers you the best village life experience of Kerala hill stations Munnar and Marayoor.

Munnar is a hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. is situated at around 5,200 feet above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats mountain range. It is also called the “Kashmir of South India” and is a popular tourist destination.

Tribal village visit in Munnar provides you with the true flavors of this place. Explore the unseen-unheard story of the local people here who have been living in this slice of paradise for ages. Unravel the hidden beauty of Munnar like never before!

Walk through the tiny hamlets that are as beautiful as you could have imagined! Witness the simple life of the people here, who are happily living in solitude away from the humdrums of the city life. Visit the local plantation and fields and view local people undertaking their daily chores happily in the serene environs of Munnar.

Visit Edamalakudy, the first tribal grama panchayat (local administrative unit) in Kerala, is set to become one of the best adventure tourism destinations in the state.

You can spot wild animals and enjoy the beauty of waterfalls on the way. Accompanied by Forests Department officials and tribesmen.

Marayoor is a beautiful small town in Idukki district of Kerala. It is the only place in Kerala that has natural sandalwood forests. Ancient dolmens and rock paintings in Marayoor date back to the Stone Age.

Aside from its natural sandal forests and immnunerable locations of scenic beauty, Marayoor is best known for its extensive sugarcane cultivation, the major crop of Marayoor and Kanthalloor. Here, more than 2500 acres of land is under sugarcane cultivation. A product of such cultivation is the world famous delicacy called Marayoor Jaggery. Jaggery is the term for dark brown sugar balls made of condensed sugar cane juice. In sugar cane farms, manufacturing units are set up and the Jaggery is manufactured by the farmers, who mostly belong to the Muthuva tribe.

The peculiar geographical location of Marayoor, which nestles amid the forests of the Western Ghats gives the sugar cane a distinct geographical identity. Added to this, the age old specialized skill of the local people in making the jiggery in the farm itself, make it a unique product. It is therefore in great demand in house holds across the country for the preparation of sweet dishes.

Package Name: Kerala Village Tour in Hill Stations (Munnar and Marayoor)

DURATION : 05 Days 04 Nights (Munnar-02 Nights / Marayoor-2 Nights)
ROUTING : Cochin-Munnar-Marayoor-Cochin
VEHICLE 🚘: Sedan for 02 pax, (A/C) cab with friendly driver cum guide
PACKAGE PRICE: RS. 46,000/- FOR 02 PAX
Note: Rate not valid 15th December, 2021 to 15th January, 2022

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival Cochin-Munnar
Day 1 – Arrival Cochin-Munnar

Arrival at Cochin airport/ railway station. And proceed for Munnar. It takes a 4 hrs drive approx. Munnar is a Hill station, situated at about 5000 ft ASL. On reaching Munnar, check-in your hotel. After freshen up, proceed for sightseeing. The mesmerizing beauty of the tea gardens and the light chilly weather will take your heart. Visit Mattupetty dam and you may opt boating here in the dam. Also visit Echo point. Reach back your hotel.

Day 2 – Munnar Tribal Village visit
Day 2 – Munnar Tribal Village visit

After breakfast at Resort/Home stay proceed to Munnar Tribal villages
Tribal village visit in Munnar provides you with the true flavors of this place. Explore the unseen-unheard story of the local people here who have been living in this slice of paradise for ages. Unravel the hidden beauty of Munnar like never before!
Walk through the tiny hamlets that are as beautiful as you could have imagined! Witness the simple life of the people here, who are happily living in solitude away from the humdrums of the city life. Visit the local plantation and fields and view local people undertaking their daily chores happily in the serene environs of Munnar.
Visit Edamalakudy, the first tribal grama panchayat (local administrative unit) in Kerala, is set to become one of the best adventure tourism destinations in the state.
You can spot wild animals and enjoy the beauty of waterfalls on the way. Accompanied by Forests Department officials and tribesmen.
Village Life: You will get to interact with the humble villagers of Munnar who will be more than happy to show you their home, their work and other chores of a typical villager. As you get to see a whole different lifestyle, you'd even think about settling down in this small little world of theirs.
Overnight stay at Resort/Home stay in Munnar

Day 3 – Munnar-Marayoor
Day 3 – Munnar-Marayoor

After breakfast proceed to Marayoor.
After reaching Marayoor check in to the resort/home stay. Visit Muniyara(dolmenoid), you can see here ‘Muniyara’ or dolmenoid cists which are burial chambers belonging to the megalithic age. The chamber is a simple one made of four granites slabs on edges and capped by another slab. Some dolmenoids consist of more than one burial chamber.
Then visit Ezhuthupara located inside the Marayoor Forest Range is a prehistoric site where cave paintings can be seen. Such cave paintings have not yet been discovered in any other part of the state and the site has been declared as a protected monument by the State Archaeological Department.
Overnight stay at Resort/Home stay in Marayoor.

Day 4 – Marayoor
Day 4 – Marayoor

After breakfast proceed to Sandalwood Forest. Marayoor has a natural sandalwood forest with around 65,000 trees. The sandalwood of Marayoor is said to be of high quality.
There is a ‘Sandalwood Regeneration Experimental Plot’ here from where one can learn more on the fragrant tree. The State Forest Department runs a sandalwood depot here where travellers can see the processing of sandalwood. Those who still haven’t got enough to satisfy their curiosity can take a refreshing stroll in the forest, but only after taking permission from the Forest Department.
Then visit Kanthalloor, famous for special variety of solid molasses produced here. The ‘Marayoor sarkara’, as it is known in the market, is of high quality with 97 percent sugar content. Marayoor falls in the rain shadow region and the quality of the molasses is attributed to the specialty in temperature and the ph value of the earth.
Though earlier sugarcane was cultivated in around 2,500 acres, today it has shrunk to around 1,500 acres. Molasses production is a cottage industry here. And also, you can watch how the sarkara (Jaggery) balls are made. If you want to take home some sweet balls, there are several local outlets here. Jaggery is a sweetener that is made from sugarcane and is obtained by boiling raw and concentrated sugarcane juice.

Day 5 – Marayoor-Cochin
Day 5  – Marayoor-Cochin

After breakfast check out from the Resort/Home stay and proceed to Cochin. Drop at Cochin airport/railway station. Return to your home town with sweet memories of the tour in mind.

Terms and Conditions

* Special Note:- Please carry original ID Proof (Adhaar Card/Voter ID/Passport/Driving License/etc.) for security purpose & hotel policy.
* The above is only an offer and not confirmation of your bookings. We shall proceed with your booking once we have receive the payment from you.
* In case of non-availability of rooms in the specified hotels, we will inform you the same and will give you different options of hotels and rate will increase or decrease depending upon the hotel selection. In case you are not satisfied with the alternate option, the advance paid will be refunded your accommodation is selected as per your preference and budget.
* We do not have any hidden charges.
* The above rates are valid for the mentioned period only.
* Any extra bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner or extra adult or kid above 3 years which is not included in the package had to be paid directly by guest as per hotel policy.
* Balance payment should be made on or before arrival (Cheque & Demand Draft payment is not accepted).
* In case of any unexpected strike (bandh), we will make alternative arrangements and expenses incurred due to the same is not included in the package.
* Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and the hotel may charge extra for the same.
* We strongly recommend you to check reviews and location of hotels mentioned to make sure it is as per your preferences before conforming the package and change of hotel on arrival would charge retention.
* There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour.
* Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle.
* If the coach / vehicle is accidentally or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.

Included/Excluded

  • * Pick and drop services
  • * Transportation and Travel Expenses
  • * Complimentary Water Bottles
  • * 04 Breakfast and 04 Dinner
  • * Tea and Snacks in Kerala Style
  • * All Entry Fees
  • * All Taxes Applicable
  • * Enroute meals in proper hygienic restaurants (to be paid directly).
  • * Child below 3 years will be complimentary
  • * Driver's Bata, toll, parking, road tax, fuel charges.
  • * Sanitizers in the vehicle & Hotel rooms.
  • * Sanitized Vehicle
  • * All optional activity cost, entrance fees, camera fees, guide charges to the sightseeing places and all boating charges.
  • * Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, beverages, shopping, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature.
  • * Optional activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • * Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary.
  • * Any upgradation in hotel room/ Houseboat/ Cab category.
  • * Items of personal nature and food and drink which is not part of set group menu.
  • * Any extra cost incurred on behalf of any individual due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any personal emergency.
  • * Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults etc.
  • * Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary.
  • * Any other services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • * All other personal expenses.

Durations

5D/4N

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Munnar, Marayoor, Kerala

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