Kerala Cultural Tour
11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered :
Calicut - Beypore - Mahe - Cheruthuruthy -
Cochin - Alleppey - Thottapally - Kovalam
Day 01 : Calicut
Arrival at Calicut. Transfer to Kappad Beach Resort from Calicut. This beach
has gained popularity as Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese explorer, placed
his first step on Indian soil from this place. Spend overnight at Kappad
Day 02 : Beypore
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 Kappad Beach Resort.
Day 03 : Mahe
Drive to Mahe. On arrival transfer to Ayisha Manzil, a heritage bungalow
located on the shores of Arabian Sea. In the afternoon visit to the fort
and mosque within the city. Overnight stay at the bungalow.
Day 04 : Mahe
Visit the Keralas Traditional Dance Centre to witness 'Thayum' and
'Kalari Pati'. Overnight stay at the bungalow.
Day 05 : Wyannad
Drive to Wyannad. 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 safari. Overnight stay at the Vythiri
Day 06 : Wyannad
Visit the nearby tribal village and tribal museum at Wyannad. After lunch
take a 4-km trek to an awe-inspiring ancient cave, providing an insight
into the rich Indian civilization. Overnight stay at the Vythiri Resort.
Day 07 : Cheruthuruthy
Drive to Cheruthuruthy to visit the school of traditional art and dance
- Natya Kala Mandalam. Visit local potters and weavers of this place known
for their dexterity in the art. Stay overnight at the Heritage River Retreat
Day 08 : Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin. Afternoon sightseeing tour at Fort Cochin - the
area where one can witness the amalgamation of Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese
culture. A small population of Jews still resides here. Visit Mattancherry
Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Saint Francis Church and the oldest synagogue
in the Commonwealth. Walk through the busy spice markets in the Jewtown
area. In the evening watch Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay at
Fort Heritage Hotel.
Day 09 : Alleppey
Drive to Alleppey. Enjoy a memorable ride on the fantastic houseboats. Travel
through the coconut fringed canals. Relax your mind and body as nature envelops
you. Here you are a welcome observer of traditional activities of the native
people. Your crew will show you various tourist spots along the way and
also provide you delicious meals on board. Have an out of the world experience
with the overnight stay on the houseboat!
Day 10 : Thottapally
Arrive in Thottapally. Disembark from houseboat after breakfast. Drive to
Kovalam. Visit enroute Haripa
d Subramanian Snake Temples, which house 500
snake statues. Overnight stay at Kovalam Beach Resort.
Day 11 : Kovalam
Relax at Kovalam during the day. You can also have a body-soothing, relaxing
Ayurvedic massage at the Ayurveda resort on the beach. Overnight stay at
Kovalam Beach Resort.
Day 12 : Trivandrum
Departure from the Trivandrum airport for your onward journey or your way