|Kerala Cultural Tour
Destinations Covered: Calicut - Beypore - Mahe - Cheruthuruthy - Cochin - Alleppey - Thottapally - Kovalam
11 Nights / 12 Days
Day 1: Arrival at Calicut.
Once the capital of the powerful Zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce center, Calicut (Kozhikode) was the most important region of Malabar in the days gone by. It was very well known as a hub of commerce and trade. Today, lush green countrysides, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a warm, friendly atmosphere make it a favorable destination to visit. Transfer to Kappad Beach Resort. This beach has got its name engraved in Indian history as Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese explorer, had put his first steps on Indian soil at this place. Spend overnight at Beach Resort.
Day 2: Visit Beypore
Located about 10 kms south of Kozhikode town at the mouth of the Chaliyar River, is Beypore. Overnight stay at Beach Resort.
Day 3: Drive to Mahe.
On arrival transfer to Ayisha Manzil, a heritage bungalow located on the Arabian Sea. In the afternoon visit to the fort and mosque. Overnight stay at bungalow.
Day 4: Visit the Kerala
Apart from the wilderness and the beaches and of course the Ayurvedic treatments ,Kerala is also known for the traditions and the culture that they practice. So we move towards witnessing this spectacle of traditional Dance forms and see the 'Thayum' and 'Kalari Pati'. Overnight stay at bungalow.
Day 5: Wyanad.
Check into Vythiri Resort surrounded by lush green rainforests. This eco-friendly resort provides the visitors with ample opportunities for bird watching, trekking and elephant ride.
Day 6: Visit the nearby tribal village, tribal museum.
After lunch take a 4-km trek to an awe-inspiring ancient cave, providing an insight to the rich Indian civilization. Overnight stay in Vythiri Resort.
Day 7: Drive to Cheruthuruthy
to visit the school of traditional art and dance - Natya Kala Mandalam. Visit local potters and weavers. Stay overnight at the Heritage River Retreat Hotel.
Day 8: Morning drive to Cochin.
Cochin is a more or less a cosmopolitan kind of population and would rather find the mixture of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese culture. A small population of Jews still resides there.
Day 9: Drive to Alleppey
The most important thing that any visitor makes a visit to Kerala are its boat races and the houseboats that it offers. Its an unique kind of creation where you seem to be a paradise lost within yourself and trying to find your feet back on the ground. Enjoy a memorable trip on the fantastic houseboats. Travel through the coconut fringed canals. Relaxing your mind and body as nature envelops you. You will be guided by professionals who will give you the right kind of information worth knowing.
Day 10: Arrive in Thottapally.
We start the day with some scrumptious breakfast and move towards discovering more of Kerala.We drive down to Kovalam.enroute Haripad Subramanian Snake Temples which house 500 snake statues. Overnight stay at Kovalam Beach Resort.
Day 11: Relax at Kovalam during the day.
Option of having a body-soothing, relaxing Ayurvedic massage. These treatments not only sooth your body but also relieve you of your stress and tensions in the mind.Overnight stay at Kovalam Beach Resort.
Day 12: Departure.
Transfer to the Trivandrum airport for your onward journey back home.