Savour the beauty of Wayanad, a nature lover’s paradise that welcomes with green delights. Enjoy a tea plantation tour in this ambrosial place.
You can avail of this tour of three hours anytime between 9am and 5pm. A velvety carpet of fresh green tea leaves stretches out before you as you climb the hilly ranges of Kalpetta. The tea plants are planted at just enough distances to enable the harvesters to pluck the right leaves.
A guide will take you through, giving you interesting insights on the plantation. If you wish, try your hand in helping the plantation workers in their daily chores. There is also the option of buying freshly dried tea leaves.
Activity: Tea Plantation tour in wayanad
One of the most pleasant and rustic settlements situated on the north-west of Kerala, Wayanad is also known as the ‘Land of Paddy Fields’. A cycling tour in this place enchants you with scenic views and pleasant trails.
This guided activity starts with your arrival in Kalpetta. Arrive at the camp at around 10am, get your bikes and start cycling around the town to explore the many different landmarks around it. Within the 3 hours or around 15km of cycling, you will come across ancient temples, coffee plantations and several other important breakthrough points around the vicinity.
Activity : cycling tour in Wayanad
Bekal in North Kerala has some of the best long stretches of unexplored beaches in the country. Also known as the land of forts, hills, and temples, Bekal upholds a unique beauty. Explore this land, popular for its imposing fortress right along a compelling beach line on a cycle. Also pedal away through little winding roads to nearby backwaters on this trail.
You’ll start the guided activity around 8am from Nileshwaram. The trail will cover around 40km over 5 hours with multiple breaks along the way. Ride into Bekal (22km) around noon. Spend time around the fort. Soak in the shallow beach around and head for lunch to a local eatery. Return to Nileshwaram by car.
Around 4pm, head out again on cycles. This time catch backwaters gliding through the landscape. Reach secluded pristine beaches. Absorb the silence around with only sounds of local fishermen for company. Round off the day by savoring the sunset at one of the beaches. Return around 5pm.
Duration: Around 5 hours
Often known as the king of performing arts, Kathakali is a traditional Indian dance form that originates from the pristine lands of Kerala. Performed by highly skilled artists in a Koothambalam (art performance temple), witnessing the beauty of this art is a truly wonderful experience!
Join this 1 hour cultural tour from 5pm in the evening and witness the vibrant and stunning performances by the skilled dancers. Attending this auspicious dance event, one can easily get to know more about the indigenous culture and authenticity of Kerala, the ‘God’s Own Country’.
Be it the amount of skill or the level of perfect, the tales and stories related to the dance or the stunning make-up associated with this dance form, it is one of the must experience event in life. While each of the colours, expressions and the movements used in Kathakali depicts epic Indian tales, attending this delightful event in Munnar becomes an eventful affair of life.
Your training ground for a rapid course in paragliding with ASSTA (Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy) is Vagamon, a verdant spot in green Kerala. Surrounded by grassy hill lands, crisp clear mountain air, the classroom for this course is situated at the Kolahalamedu Hills (4km). Over 4 days, you’ll be taking off from the second largest peak in South India, Amruthamedu. Your obstacles: a 10km long ridge with 3,000 ft from top to bottom. Under strict supervision of well-experienced instructors, at the end of course you would be able to fly independently.
Similar to any skill-based training program, you’ll be attending theory and practical sessions on all days from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5:30pm, with regular breaks. This course features, active ground training including site assessment, introduction to equipment, and safety measures. Another module on ground handling will expose learners on understanding wind direction, paragliding prep checks, takeoff and landing sequence and techniques, maneuvering, and direction control.
Also learn getting airborne, flight lessons, and theory classes on Meteorology, Principles of Flight, and Rules of Air.
Basic course structure:
1 Introductory talk - School instructor - risk warning health/medical conditions clothing/footwear.
2 Site assessment
3 Introduction to equipment
4 Avoiding/minimizing injury
5 Briefing - Checks - wind direction flare/stall
6 Preparation - Checks - paragliding canopy harness helmet
7 Inflation - Take-off - landing sequence practiced
8 Directional control - initiating turns
9 Getting airborne - take-off with good control of airspeed, canopy and landing
10 Eventualities briefing - to deal with the unexpected
11 Commands and communications briefing
12 Responsibilities briefing - student becomes the pilot-in-command
13 Flights (3) straight flights maintaining course and airspeed
14 Flights (2) introducing turns
16 Principles of flight
17 Rules of the air
Duration: 4 days
Enjoy a merry banana boat ride at Kothad, an island surrounded by the river Periyar, which is the longest river of Kerala, and is 10 km away from Kochi. The backwaters where the activity is conducted is composed of a meandering network of interconnected channels, lagoons, and lakes.
The boat ride would begin at 3:30 pm, with a brief introduction on safety aspects to be followed while you are in the water. You would be kitted out in buoyancy vests before proceeding for the joyride in the winding backwaters with tall coconut trees standing on both shores.
Sit on an inflatable boat similar to the shape of a banana. This boat will be connected to a speed boat that drives it through the waters and during the ride, the driver of the powered boat will attempt to toss the banana boat upside-down by making sharp turns. Photographs and videos of you riding the boat and then splashing in the water will be taken by staff supporting you on the trip.
Timings: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
How to Reach?
The activity is conducted in Periyar lake, 10 km away from Kochi. You can reach here easily by public or private transport.
Minimum number of people required: 1
Abut the Activity:
Unravel the hidden water kingdom with snorkeling at Thiruvankulam. A suburb of the port city Kochi, it has several lagoons and canals in its proximity as well as an abandoned quarry,which is filled with accumulated water, at Mamala nearby. This 8 acres wide and 120 feet quarry is where you will experience snorkeling for two hours. You can choose to go for this recreational activity any time between 10 am and 4:30 pm.
Begin with an introduction to safety tips, after which you are trained in snorkeling. Once geared up, enjoy 20 minutes of snorkeling. With wide-ranging underwater visibility, you would be able to see plenty of colourful marine life like fish, sea urchins and corals. Photographs and videos of your underwater experience will be taken by staff supporting you on the trip.
About the Activity:
Explore the hidden treasures of salubrious Munnar on this professional cycling trip of 7 hours and 10km. Your experience will be custom made according to the season and permission.
You will be picked up from Munnar Town at around 9am, and be provided with the cycle. In the company of the guide, pedal your way through Seven Springs that lolls on cardamom plantation and deep woods. Embrace the sea of greenery and take in fresh aroma and sights. Get further invigorated with the cool mountain air of Devikulam Hills and if you wish, you can stop by Sita Devi Lake here that abounds in mineral water and picturesque settings.
Also included in this activity is a cycle trip to Pothamedu, noted as a plantation hub in Munnar. Tea gardens, coffee plantations and endless expanses of ‘potha grass’ makes up for the charm of this place. Another fascinating place on the list is Pallivasal, the first Hydro-Electric Project in Kerala that is immersed in beauty.After your fill of scenic places, you will be dropped back to Munnar Town.
Embark upon a daring adventure on Tejaswini River, full of rapids gushing through the thickets of the Western Ghats in Kannur. Riding in the rapids here is unique because of its breath-taking scenery and Kerala monsoons. On this two hour excursion, you’ll be rafting on the rapids of Upper Tejaswini and Lower Tejaswini. The former is a narrow river flowing between Kannur district and forests of Coorg with rapids ranging up to class – 2 and the latter one is wider with 3 major rapids ranging up to class-3.
You can opt for this guided experience anytime between 8am and 4pm. Get picked up from Pulingome and set off on a 4km jeep drive. Choose from two rafting stretches. Get a thorough briefing on the route and necessary skills. Belt yourself to the boat. Equip yourself with the oars and start your battle against the natural opponent. Raft along the river to arrive at the bank. Relax. Have lunch in the wild and head back to your destination.
Duration: 3 hours
About the destination:
Wayanad, a captivating slice of heaven nuzzled amidst the Western Ghats Mountain, is replete with forest trails, exotic wildlife and interesting legends. The best way to experience this is to go through its diverse terrain on a bike.
Chembra Peak, Widely acclaimed as the highest peak in Wayanad is a popular trekking spot not only among the regular trekkers but also normal tourists. The peak lies amidst lush green hills and is often covered by mist. We offer trekking only till the Chembra lake as it is prohibited to trek to the peak by the Forest office because of the presence of wild animals in the area.
The Soochipara Falls is situated in the Vellarimala region of Wayanad, Kerala. Cosseted by scenic and lush forests, its location at the centre point of a picturesque mountain makes it a paradise for the visitors. This 8 hours tour takes you to the base of this 300 feet cascade, where its misty outlook beholds all your senses!
Meal types: 2 breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner. Breakfast and Lunch is veg. Non-veg is arranged only for Dinner.
Crowned as 'God's Own Country' Kerala is just that. This is a land where you can bask in the delight of world famous emerald green backwaters, beckoning beaches, woody hills, rich wildlife, vibrant culture distinctive of the state, ayurvedic treatments, tea plantations and more.
Get a true feel of the rich destination with an experience of any of the many backwaters. This includes Kollam, Alappuzha, Kuttanad and Kottayam-Kuttanad, Munroe Island, Kasargod, Thiruvallam, and Kozhikode. Be seated in the traditional water and surround yourself with beauty as you drift away.
Get a whiff of the first European township in India at distinct Fort Kochi and feel the bliss of beaches at Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram. Other notable places include Bekal Fort at Kasargod, Marine Drive and Mattancherry Palace at Kochi, Athirappilly Waterfalls (known as The Niagara of India) in Thrissur and Edakkal Caves, Wayanad.