South India Cultural Tour08 Nights / 09 Days
9 Days tour to Kerala, Tamilnadu
Tour Highlights – Kerala
Looking forward to explore the best of God’s Own Country?Do not miss out on the plethora of wonders Kerala holds, all in 9 days.
Step into Cochin, the ‘city with a soul’ as your flight touches down at the Cochin International Airport. The rich history and rooted heritage of the city is reflected in the streets of Fort Cochin, with glimpses of European-influenced architecture invoking the memories of its maritime culture. A walk along the Jew quarter of the city, which houses one of the oldest synagogues of the Commonwealth, visits to 16th century churches and Dutch establishments, along with a taste of exotic sea food preparations unique to this land uncovers a thriving old soul to this prosperous young city Cochin is.
No trip to Kerala is complete without a cruise along the famous backwaters of Alleppey on a traditional house boat. Enjoy an entire day and night on a ‘kettuvallam’, or a boat with knots and thatched roof as you weave in and out of a maze of waterways.
Periyar is home to a wide of variety of Kerala’s flora and fauna, with jaw-dropping natural landscapes stealing your breath away. Two days of trekking and bamboo rafting in dense forests, spice-scented plantations and unending chains of hills will leave you craving for more.
Witness the folklores of extraordinary mortals and whimsical Gods come alive on towering monuments in the temple city of Madurai, in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu.
A short drive back to Kerala because the sights here are never-ending. And at its end is Kovalam, a popular haunt of all beach lovers since forever. Relish a traditional ‘sadya’ on a banana leaf, and lay back on the beach, feeling reborn after an authentic Ayurvedic massage.
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Day 01 - Arrive Cochin
Arrive Cochin International Airport and you will be met by our representative at Airport and transfer to Fort Cochin. Evening Short drive to Cochin. European influences in the architecture of this charming town picturesquely located on a number of islands squeezed between the Arabian Sea and the Kerala backwaters are instantly apparent. Reflecting the maritime history of Kochi, the old buildings are a blend of Dutch, Portuguese and British architecture. Evening we have a cooking session at the home of Nalini Verma – a 26 year veteran in cooking. Nalini has authored four cookbooks and is a celebrity in her own rights. She will give us a unique opportunity to get acquainted with finer nuances of traditional Kerala cuisine through her special cookery classes. The session takes place at her residence in Panampilly Nagar, Kochi and is followed by dinner where we get yet another opportunity to experience Indian home and culture. Overnight stay at Xandari Harbour – Spice Room
Day 02 - Cochin
NB – Jewish synagogue, Dutch palace etc are closed on all Fridays & Saturdays
Day 03 - Houseboat
Day 04 - Periyar
Day 05 - Periyar
Day 06 - Madurai
Day 07 - Kovalam
Drive to Kovalam. En-route visit wooden Palace. On arrival check in at your Beach Resort. Overnight stay at Travancore Heritage – Beach Groove. B
Day 08 - Kovalam
Day 09 - Departure
Tour Cost (01 Apr 2018 – 30 Sep 2018)
- Vehicle – Medium Sedan (A/c)
4 - 5 Pax
- Vehicle – Innova (A/c)
6 - 12 Pax
- Vehicle – Tempo Traveler (A/c)
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis
- Daily breakfast
- A/c Vehicle for transportation
- All meals in the houseboat
- Trekking and Bamboo rafting at Thekkady
- Kalaripayattu martial art performance at Thekkady
- Service of an English speaking driver
- All Taxes
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