Places Visited: Cochin, Munnar, Madurai, Periyar, Alleppey. Kumarakon
Discover Kerala’s complex culinary heritage on this 12-day tour. Travel from Cochin up into the tea hills of Munnar and across to Madurai for a brief foray into Tamil Nadu. Travelling back through the Cardomom Hills you will end your tour on the famous backwaters. As you travel. you will find spicy stews and lentil-based dals, some mild and aromatic, others pungent and fiery. Meat and seafood also feature prominently, particularly in the dishes of the Syrian-Christian and Malabari Muslim communities, and in the backwaters, ‘karimeen’ (a delicate, white fish called ‘pearlspot’) is often served steamed in banana leaves.