Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days
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Arrive at Trivandrum the capital city of Kerala, where our representative will meet you at the Airport to extend a warm welcome to Kerala From the airport we drive to the world renowned beach resort of Kovalam. Check into your beach resort. The rest of the day is free for you to experience and know why Kovalam beach is so universally admired. Thanks to its natural location, Kovalam is also one of the safest beaches in the world. Enjoy your first Kerala dinner on this tour and overnight stay at your resort.
After breakfast, the day is free for you enjoy the inviting sun, sand and surf of Kovalam. Take a catamaran ride to experience the power of the sea first hand. Later opt for an Ayurveda massage at your resort. Feel good and look younger. Enjoy overnight stay at your hotel.
After breakfast, we drive to Kanyakumari the southern most tip of the Indian sub-continent. Enroute we make a detour to Sri Padmanabha Puram Palace the former residence of the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore. Marvel at the splendours of a royal past. Continue our journey to reach Kanyakumari by afternoon. Later we board the ferry to the offshore Vivekananda memorial - the monument in the name of Swami Vivekananda, the great Indian philosopher. He once sat on this rocky island in long deep meditation. The memorial is a blend of many architectural styles of India In the evening, watch a spectacular sunset, before returning back to Kovalam Hotel & Overnight stay.
After breakfast, check out of the hotel & proceed to Kollam, a short journey of two hours only. Before noon, arrive at Kollam the land of cashew and home to Ashtamudi backwaters. Check into your backwater resort. Later, go for an Ayurveda massage one of the very effective and restorative treatments of that ancient medical science. You would feel younger and rejuvenated after the session. Enjoy overnight in the resort.
Ger ready for a unique Backwater experience. Usually the House boat cruises are limited to Alleppey - Kumarakom sector only. But inorder to explore the full beauty of Kerala, one should travel all the way from kollam to alleppey. Morning, check out from the resort and proceed to Houseboat starting point ‘Alumkadavu’. You can check into the traditional houseboat for a day and night cruise to Alleppey. Meandering slowly through the rivers, continue the journey to Alleppey. As evening falls, somewhere along the river, the houseboat drops anchor for an unforgettable night in the backwaters. Enjoy to the brink this once-in-a-lifetime experience. you will remember your overnight stay aboard for the rest of your life.
Awake to find your houseboat still anchored. Experience what is called a backwater morning. Soon, after breakfast on board, the houseboat will be back on course towards Alleppey. Take a beak from the Backwater Arena and enter the jungle life for a new experience. Visit Periyar wild life sanctury from Alleppey. By noon you can check into the Resort at Periyar. After Lunch, enjoy a rather unusual way of exploring a wild reserve aboard a boat. The picturesque Periyar Lake is a beautiful setting. The Afternoon boat ride affords views of elephant herds and bison. If you are lucky enough you can spot more exotic animals. Don’t forget to take your binoculars. Rest of The Day at Leisure. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your resort.
Get up early and get ready for a Bullock Kart Safari through the Village of Periyar. Visit the farmlands of a village hidden in the valley behind the mountains of Periyar Tiger Reserve in a bullock cart. The village is rich in bird diversity New explorations for a serious bird watcher, also wonderful beginning for a novice. With vineyards, diverse agricultural crops of mangoes, tamarind, onions, sunflower, jasmine and a score of other vegetables, the village will take your breath away when the guides start to interpret how farming has woven delicately with the culture and the life of the natives. Feel the slow pace of the village life, be part of the innocence, which take away you between cock and stick fights & quench the thirst with the nectar from tender coconuts. In the afternoon you’ll be back at the Sanctuary. Next go on for a Spice Tour that’ll take you closer to the majestic Nature in this area an exciting experience. visit a cardamom curing centre to get a feel of spice industry based here. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your resort.
After Breakfast Leave from Periyar and proceed to Cochin. Cochin is also known sometimes the Florida of India. Later board a boat to see the backwaters and canals of Cochin. See the Dutch connection in Cochin the Dutch Palace. Make a brief stopover at India’s only Jewish synagogue at Mattancherry. See the historic St. Francis Church. Get photographed in front of it. & then proceed to have wonderful picture postcard views of Chinese fishing nets at Fort Cochin. In the evening, visit a superb private establishment in downtown Cochin to enjoy Kathakali the exotic and universally popular performing art of Kerala. ‘Mudra & Make-up’ demonstration follows the performance. Ask the knowledgeable host questions about this magnificent art. Back to your hotel. Enjoy a Kerala dinner with seafood specialities. Overnight stay at your hotel.
The Dream Days come to an end. We are sure that your Body & soul merged with the tradition of this Magical Land. But you have to say good bye at least for the moment. Check out in time to go to the Airport to catch the return flight.