Kerala Heritage Tour
11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered :
Calicut - Mahe - Wyannad - Cochin - Alleppey
- Kovalam - Trivandrum
Day 01 : Calicut
Arrival at Calicut. 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
Kappad Beach Resort.
Day 02 : Calicut
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 : Calicut/Mahe
Drive to Mahe. On arrival transfer to Ayesha Manzil, a heritage bungalow
located on the shores of Arabian Sea. In the afternoon visit to the fort
and mosque. Overnight stay at the Bungalow.
Day 04 : Mahe
Visit the Kerala Traditional Dance centre to witness 'Thayum' and 'Kalari
Pati'. Mahe is the traditional and cultural city of Kerala. Overnight stay
at the bungalow.
Day 05 : Mahe/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 an elephant ride at the nearby Muthanga
Sanctuary. Overnight stay at Vythiri Resort.
Day 06 : Wayanad
Visit the nearby tribal village and 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 at 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 that are world famous
for their dexterity. Stay overnight at the Heritage River Retreat Hotel.
Day 08 : Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin. Afternoon sightseeing at Fort Cochin - an amalgamation
of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese cultures. A small population of Jews still
resides here. Visit Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, and Saint
Francis Church. You must see the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. Walk
through the busy spice markets in the Jew Town area. In the evening watch
Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay at Fort Heritage Hotel.
Day 09 : Cochin/Allepey
Drive to Alleppey and enjoy a memorable trip on the fantastic houseboats.
Travel through the coconut fringed canals. Here you are a welcome observer
of traditional activities of the local people. Your crew will show you various
tourist spots along the way and provide you delicious meals on board. Overnight
stay on the houseboat.
Day 10 : Alleppey/Kovalam
Arrive at Thottapally. Disembark from houseboat after breakfast. Drive to
Kovalam. Visit enroute Haripad Subramanian Snake Temples, which house 500
snake statues. Overnight stay at a Beach Resort.
Day 11 : Kovalam
Relax at Kovalam during the day. Option of having a body-soothing, relaxing
Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay at the Beach Resort.
Day 12 : Kovalam/Trivandrum
Departure from the Trivandrum airport for your onward journey or way back