Kerala Western Ghats Trekking Holiday

Cardamom Hills and Shola Forest Trekking Holiday

Embark on an exhilarating Western Ghats Trekking Holiday in Kerala, immersing yourself in the stunning natural beauty and diverse landscapes of the region. Arrive in Fort Kochi, where you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the rich heritage of Fort Kochi on a guided walking tour, discovering its colonial architecture, bustling markets, and historical landmarks. Next, embark on a scenic drive to Vagamon, a picturesque hill station known for its rolling meadows and lush greenery. Enjoy a nature hike through the enchanting Cane Forest and alongside serene streams. Take a refreshing dip in a natural swimming pool, surrounded by the tranquility of nature. Continue your journey to Thekkady, home to the renowned Periyar Tiger Reserve. Embark on a half-day rainforest hike, through the dense forest and experiencing the rich biodiversity of the region. Conclude your adventure with an exciting bamboo rafting experience, gliding along the tranquil waters of the Periyar River. Travel to Chaturangapara, where you will embark on a thrilling trek to Chaturangapara Peak. Trek through mountain grasslands and ridges, enjoying panoramic views of the Great Plains of Tamil Nadu and immerse yourself in the stunning natural vistas. Continue your trekking holiday to Bodimettu, where you will explore the pristine Mathikettan Shola National Park. Trek through forest trails, and marvel at the breathtaking views of Anaerangal Lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings and connect with nature.

 

Embark on the Papathy Chola Trek, through cardamom plantations and tribal villages. Experience the local culture and enjoy the panoramic vistas of the region. Make your way to Munnar, a charming hill station renowned for its tea plantations and scenic beauty. In Munnar, venture to the Rhodo Valley and embark on the Meeshapulimala Trek. This trek takes you through pine forests, shola forests, and vast grasslands, offering breathtaking views along the way. Reach the second-highest peak in South India and revel in the beauty of the landscape. Travel to Thattekkad, where you will kayak along the Periyar River, passing through lowland forests and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Take in the sights and sounds of the sanctuary, home to a variety of bird species. The next morning, you have the option to participate in an optional nature walk to further explore the bird sanctuary. As your trekking holiday comes to an end, you will be transferred to Cochin Airport for your departure. Bid farewell to Kerala, taking with you cherished memories of the Western Ghats’ pristine beauty and exhilarating trekking experiences. Until your next adventure, farewell!

Tour Highlights

Jew Street Fort Kochi

Heritage Walk Fort Kochi

Discover the rich heritage of Fort Kochi on a guided walk. Explore historic sites, witness colonial architecture, and soak in the cultural charm of this coastal town.
Bamboo Rafting Thekkady

Forest Trek & Bamboo Rafting Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Immerse in nature with a forest trek and bamboo rafting at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the wilderness, spot wildlife, and enjoy a serene bamboo rafting experience.
Biodiversity of Western Ghats Mathikettan Trek

Forest Trek Mathikettan Shola National Park

Embark on a forest trek at Mathikettan Shola National Park. Traverse through dense forests, witness diverse flora and fauna, and experience the tranquility of nature.
Tribal Village Papathy Chola

Trek Cardamom Hills & Tribal Village

Go on a trek through the Cardamom Hills, passing through tribal villages. Witness stunning landscapes, learn about indigenous culture, and connect with local communities.
Meeshapulimala Trek Munnar

Meeshapulimala Trek

Conquer the heights of Meeshapulimala on an exciting trek. Enjoy panoramic views, challenge yourself, and experience the beauty of the Western Ghats.
Nature Walk Thattekkad

Nature Walk Thattekkad Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Embark on a nature walk at Thattekkad Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Witness a diverse range of bird species, appreciate the lush greenery, and explore the beauty of this biodiversity hotspot.
Biodiversity of Western Ghats Mathikettan Trek

Witness Biodiversity Western Ghats

Discover the incredible biodiversity of the Western Ghats. Explore lush forests, encounter unique flora and fauna, and witness the natural wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Anaerangal Lake Munnar

Stay at Tented Camps & Scenic View Hotels

Experience the beauty of South India's landscapes by staying at tented camps and hotels with scenic views. Enjoy the serenity of nature, breathtaking vistas, and comfortable accommodation options.

Itinerary

Day 1: Heritage Walk at Fort Kochi

Activity: Arrival, Airport Pickup, Transfer to Hotel (1.5 Hours), Fort Kochi Heritage Walking Tour
Meals: Breakfast
Chinese Fishing Nets Fort Kochi
vagamon

Day 2: Nature and Riverside Walk at Vagamon

Activity: Drive to Vagamon (4 Hours), Nature Hike along Cane Forest and Streams, Natural Swimming Pool Bathing
Activity Distance : 5 Kms
Terrain : Mountain Terrain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Activities at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Thekkady

Activity: Drive to Thekkady (1.5 Hours), Half Day Rainforest Forest Hike and Bamboo Rafting at Periyar Tiger Reserve
Activity Distance : 10 Kms
Terrain : Mountain Terrain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bamboo Rafting Thekkady
chaturangapara

Day 4: Chaturangapara Peak Trek

Activity: Drive to Chaturangapara (2 Hours), Chaturangapara Peak Trek through mountain grasslands and ridges with view of Great Plains of Tamil Nadu
Activity Distance : 8 Kms
Terrain : Mountain Terrain
Stay At: Hotel / Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Mathikettan Shola National Park Trekking

Activity: Drive to Shantanpara (30 Mins), Mathikettan Shola National Park Trek on forest trails with view of Anaerangal Lake
Activity Distance : 11 Kms
Terrain : Mountain Terrain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mathikettan shola
The tranquil village of Papathy Shola

Day 6: Papathy Shola Mountain Village Trek

Activity: Papathy Shola Trek through Cardamom Plantations and Tribal Villages, Transfer to Munnar (1.5 Hours)
Activity Distance : 10 Kms
Terrain : Mountain Terrain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Meeshapulimala Peak Trek

Activity: Drive to Rhodo Valley (1.5 Hours), Meeshapulimala Trek (to Second Highest Peak in South India) through Pine, Shola Forests and Grasslands along streams and Rhododendrons
Activity Distance : 10 Kms
Terrain : Mountain Terrain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meeshapulimala Trek Munnar
Nature Walk Thattekkad

Day 8: Nature Walk at Salim Ali Bird's Sanctuary Thattekkad

Activity: Drive to Thattekkad (2 Hours), Nature walk at Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Tour Ends

Activity: Optional Kayaking through Periyar River along the lowland forests, Transfer to Airport (1.5 Hours), Tour Ends, Farewell till next Adventure, Departure
Kayaking at Thattekkad

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