Duration of Kerala Cultural Tour: 12 days
Destinations Covered: Calicut, Beypore, Mahe,
Cheruthuruthy, Cochin, Alleppey, Thottapally, Kovalam
Day 1: Arrival
Transfer to Kappad Beach Resort. This beach
has got its name engraved in Indian history
a Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese explorer,
had put his first steps on Indian soil at
this place. Spend overnight at hotel
Day 2: Visit Beypore,
home to Asia's biggest wood market and
traditional wooden ship making industry. The
craftsmen have been making these Marakalam's
in Beypore since the 18th Century. Overnight
stay at hotel.
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
Day 4: Visit the Kerala
Traditional Dance centre to witness 'Thayum'
and 'Kalari Pati'. Overnight stay .
5: Drive to 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
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.
Afternoon sightseeing at Fort Cochin - the
area where you will get to see the mixture
of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese culture. A small
population of Jews still resides there. Visit
Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets,
and Saint Francis Church. Get to see the oldest
synagogue in the Commonwealth. Walk through
markets in the Jewtown area. In the evening
watch Kathakali dance performance. Overnight
stay at Fort Heritage Hotel.
9: Drive to Alleppey
Enjoy a memorable trip on the fantastic houseboats.
Travel through the coconut fringed canals.
Relaxing your mind and body as nature envelops
you. Here you are a welcome observer of traditional
activities of the local people. Watch them
sow seeds in the soil, give green grass to
their animals alongside the backwaters. Your
crew will show you various points of interest
along the way and provide you delicious meals
on board. Have an out of the world experience
with the overnight stay on the houseboat!
Day 10: Arrive in Thottapally.
Disembark from houseboat after breakfast.
(You won't feel like disembarking!). Drive
to Kovalam. Visit enroute Haripad Subramanian
Snake Temples which house 500 snake statues.
Overnight stay at Kovalam Beach Resort.
Day 11: Relax at Kovalam during
Option of having a body-soothing, relaxing
Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay at Kovalam
Day 12: Departure.
Transfer to Trivandrum airport for your onward