Kerala, also known as the God’s Own Country, is a coastal state in the south-eastern part of Indian peninsula. Located between the Arabian Sea and towering Western Ghats, the region is full of picturesque backwaters, rivers, pristine beaches, tropical forests and evergreen hills.
Apart from natural beauty, the place is famous for its World Heritage Sites, forts, churches, its diverse culture and heritage, various festivals, boat races, Ayurveda Massage and its coconut flavored cuisine. Kerala remains warm and tropical throughout the year.
The trip begins from Wayanad which is a green paradise nestled among the Western Ghats. Here, you can also experience the flavours of the tea plantations. Later, visit the Mattancherry Palace and churches in cultural capital of Cochin .
The tour also includes a houseboat cruise on the backwaters. Unwind your day on the serene and mesmerizing beaches of Kovalam and enjoy the mouth-watering sea food while relaxing on the beach.
Arrive at the Calicut airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you can spend some time at Kappad beach or relax at the hotel. Overnight will be at Calicut.
The best way to capture the essence of Calicut is to be present at the Dolphin’s point, early in the morning! Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later visit the Manchirra Square- the marine life aquarium and explore the local cotton industry. Afterwards, witness Kalarippayattu’ martial arts performance at the Hindustan Kalari Sangam. Evening is at leisure to relax on the beach. Overnight will be at Calicut.
After breakfast, proceed to Wayanad. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Travel to Vythiri / Wayanad to feast your eyes on some gorgeous natural visuals, quintessentially highlighting the specialty of Kerala. Rest of the day is at ease. Overnight will be at Wayanad.
Early morning, take a 3-hour trekking tour into the wildlife sanctuary. In the afternoon, visit Sentinal Rock Waterfalls and the Wayanad Heritage Museum. Overnight will be at Wayanad.
After breakfast, drive towards Cochin en route visiting Eddakal Caves. After a long drive, you will reach Cochin by afternoon and will be transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is free or you can explore the nearby market on your own. Overnight will be at Cochin.
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Afterwards, begin the sightseeing tour of Cochin which includes The Santa Cruz Cathedral, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry or “Dutch Palace” and the famous St. Francis Church- the first European Church that was built in India. Later, head to the harbor where local fishermen use the old Chinese fishing nets introduced centuries ago. In the evening, enjoy traditional Kathakali dance performances or a kaleidoscope of martial arts and traditional dance forms of Kerala. Overnight will be at Cochin.
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom. Reach Kumarakom and proceed to jetty. Check in to a traditional Kerala style houseboat and go on a leisurely backwater cruise along the lake. The houseboat, with all modern comforts, lets you discover the countryside at your own pace. All meals will be served on the boat freshly prepared by the crew. In the evening the boat will anchor by the lush paddy fields. Dinner would be laid out in the boat. Enjoy the tranquility of the water around and spend night on the houseboat.
Breakfast will be on board. Cruise through the backwaters watching the children going to school and the village markets opening. Disembark the boat at the finishing point where your driver will be waiting for you to drive to Kovalam. Reach Kovalam by evening and check in to the hotel Rest of the evening is at leisure to rest. Overnight will be at Kovalam.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. This day is at leisure to explore Kovalam and enjoy the crescent-shaped beach in Kovalam. Overnight will be at Kovalam.
Enjoy leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Depending upon your flight timing, explore the Trivandrum city and later you will be transferred to the Trivandrum airport to take a flight back home with sweet memories of the tour. TOUR ENDS !