Kerala-Gods Own Country Tour
A slender coastal strip is shaped by a layered landscape; 600km of glorious Arabian sea coast & beaches, glistening backwaters and the spice- and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats. Kerala is a world away from the frenzy & hustle bustle of our daily lives, we promise the palm – shaded green will calm and quench your soul. Join us to explore why Kerala is, indeed, God’s own country.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Location: Cochin – Kottayam- Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Cochin
Kerala has a distinctive cuisine, very unusual and different from the rest of India. Kerala is tantalizingly attractive, so is its cuisine, tilted towards the liberal use of fresh coconuts and spices. Chutneys and pickles seem to be an inevitable part of the cuisine. From simple vegetarian food to sophisticated sea food, all occupy a prized place in Kerala cuisine. A variety of non-vegetarian dishes are also a part of the cuisine. One of the best features of Kerala cuisine is that use of oil, sugar and artificial additives is kept to a minimum, which makes it healthy. From exploring the historical gems of Cochin to a stay at Phillipkutty farm, visits to the Spice Village & a houseboat stay, this tour promises to be satiating for all your senses!
Highlights of Tour:
- Cooking classes at Phillipkutty Farm
- Visit Periyar’s Tiger Reserve
- A cooking demo by Spice Village’s masterchefs
- A boat ride to Coconut Lagoon
- Stay on a houseboat in Alleppey
- Relax at Mararikulam Beach
Arrive Trivandrum- Kovalam
Arrive in Trivandrum. On arrival our representative will welcome you at the airport for transfer to hotel in Kovalam. Day free to relax. Overnight in the hotel.
Kovalam - Allepy (160 Kms / 3 hours)
After breakfast at hotel you will drive to Alleppey to board your houseboat. Enjoy your stay at comfortable traditional Kerala “rice boat” sailing on backwaters and passing through palm trees with views of natural beauty and Village Life of Kerala. Overnight on board the houseboat.
Kumarakom - Periyar (120 Kms / 3 hours)
After breakfast at houseboat , you will disembark at Kumarakom. Then drive to Thekkady (Periyar) the wildlife Park of Kerala.
Periyar- Sprawling across 777 sq. kms. of the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats, is the home to one of the largest wildlife in India. Alive with exotic flora and vibrant wildlife, it is the perfect gateway tucked away among hills.
Overnight at hotel.
Periyar - Munnar (110 Kms / 3 hours)
Early morning Jeep Safari to National Park or game viewing cruise on Periyar Lake in the cool surroundings and the panorama spreads around – tropical jungles, wild elephants, Indian gaur, monkeys, spotted deer, barking deer, wild boar, and birds of myriad varieties.
After breakfast drive to Munnar through the winding “Ghats” lined with prosperous tea plantations and then arrive the fascinating countryside of low-lying palms and paddy fields. In afternoon arrive at Munnar and check-in your hotel. Rest of the day at free for leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Munnar - Cochin (130 Kms / 3 hours)
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Munnar, a beautiful hill station housing world’s highest tea-growing estates. Beyond these estates are rich tropical forests that house an assortment of wildlife such as Nilgiri Langur, Sambhar, Gaur, Elephant and Lion-tailed Macaques. Late afternoon drive to Cochin. On arrival transfer to hotel where you stay overnight.
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Cochin also known as “Kochi”- the palm green, the commercial capital of Kerala which has one of the finest natural harbors & is known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. From time immemorial, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British & Portuguese seafarers followed the sea route to Kochi and left their impression on the town. Modern Kochi is thus a splendid mosaic of these myriad influences.
Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis & the famous Chinese fishing nets.
Late afternoon witness Kathakali dance performance, a unique dance with history of more than a 2000-years. This dance is performed in more than 100 different ‘mudras’ or gesture depicting deities, demons, heroes, heroines, and kings – each based on episodes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the two epic Indian myths.
Overnight at hotel.
Cochin – Trivandrum
After breakfast. Our representative will meet you and assist you to Int’l airport to catch your flight for onwards journey.