Rejuvenation in the Paradise - “Kerala”

Days

23

Style

Luxury

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$4980 USD /Person

About tour

India is a such an old civilization. No civilization survives without any medical science. Ayurveda is the world's oldest recorded healing system used for 5,000 years. It is a proven system of prevention and healing. Ayurveda's goal is to achieve health not by fighting diseases, but by working towards balance and harmony. Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of physical balance, emotional release, mental health, environmental mindfulness and spiritual progression in the total health picture. Ayurveda is the healing gift to us from the enlightened Vedic culture of the ancient India.

This trip is one such rejuvenating experience, where you will get to revive your body and soul through the carefully selected Ayurvedic therapies from highly competent professionals. The location of the resort where you will have this therapy will just make your experience even more delightful. It will a tranquil and peaceful place on the shores of backwaters lake.

To add to the awe of this experience, there will an escapade through some of the other best destinations of the heaven called Kerala. From the historic port town of Kochi to the lush green tea-plantations of Munnar; from the mesmerizing backwaters of Kumarakom to the pristine beaches of Kovalam; you will feel lost in this paradise, which is popularly known as "God's own Country" - Kerala.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Kochi

Arrive by flight at Kochi. The serene Kochi (a.k.a. Cochin) has been drawing traders and explorers to its shores for over 600 years. Nowhere else in India could you find such an intriguing mix of giant fishing nets from China, a 400-year-old synagogue, ancient mosques, Portuguese houses and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. The result is an unusual blend of medieval Netherlands, Portugal and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast.

The private car will pick up from the Kochi airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kochi. Evening is at your leisure. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Kochi.

Meals: None

 

Day 2 : Kochi

After breakfast head out for local sightseeing tour of Kochi.  Start with a visit to Saint Francis Church, one of the most distinguished monuments in Kochi with a history that dates back to the 16th century. Then visit the Old Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Then visit Mattancherry Palace, a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. Afterwards visit Cochin Spice Market & Chinese fishing nets. Locally known as ‘Cheena Vala’, Chinese Fishing Nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets are believed to have been brought by sometime between 1350 and 1450 by traders from China. They are one of the most significant symbols of the rich exchange of culture and ideas that existed in the Indian subcontinent at the time.

Reach back at the hotel by evening. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Kochi.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Munnar

After breakfast check-out from hotel and head straight to Munnar. The rolling hills around Munnar, South India's largest tea-growing region, are carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, contoured, clipped and sculpted like ornamental hedges. One of the biggest tea-plantation regions of South India, Munnar is also one of the most beautiful and popular hill-stations of Kerala. Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is also blessed with natural view-points apart from the tea-plantations.

After around 5 hours journey reach Munnar by afternoon. Check-in at hotel on arrival. In the evening head out to see Kalaripayattu Show. Kalaripayattu is an ancient Indian martial art, which originated as a style in Kerala.

Overnight stay will be at hotel in Munnar.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 : Munnar

After breakfast head out for sightseeing. Visit Munnar Tea Museum. The tea museum preserves the aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's mountain region of the Western Ghats. Then go for a Jeep ride, enjoy the ride to Mankulam and Anakulam villages surrounded by tea gardens and dense forest. On this ride you will get a chance to see high altitude tea gardens, waterfalls, tribal areas, organic villages and possibly wild elephants.  On the way back to Munnar visit spice plantations. The spice plantation in Munnar is one of the major spice plantations in Kerala. The spice plantations in Kerala are captivating farms to wander in, since different spices are cultivated in different sections of each plantation. Later enjoy a tea plantation walk tour.

Reach back at the hotel by evening. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Munnar.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 : Munnar

After early breakfast head out to Eravikulam National Park to enjoy the 2 hours trekking through the grasslands that are interspersed with Sholas. Eravikulam National Park, is the first of its kind located in Munnar, Kerala. It is Kerala’s first national park. This park is famous for its collection of tahr. Nilgiri tahr is a goat like species that is endangered. One can easily spot tahr in this park. Some rare animals and endangered species of butterflies can be spotted here. (NOTE: Eravikulam National Park is closed from January end till March).

Afterwards visit Attukad Waterfall, a popular tourist attraction in Munnar, ideal for trekking and picnics. Then visit Blossom Hydel Park, located around 3 km away from the Munnar Town. This exotic piece of land has fresh flowers, Muthirappuzha river, lush green landscape, embracing migratory waterbirds, and mountain butterflies. After that visit Pothamedu View Point, a stunning location perfect for tourists, who love to view the refreshing plantations of tea and cardamom, and feel the serenity of the place with their eyes and body drenched in the glory of lush green valleys

Reach back at the hotel by evening. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Munnar.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 : Periyar/Thekkady

After breakfast check-out from hotel & head towards Periyar. The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.

Reach Periyar by afternoon and check-in at the hotel on arrival. Evening is at your leisure.

Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel in Periyar (Thekkady).

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 : Periyar/Thekkady

Early in the morning, set out for half day guided jungle walk tour and Bamboo rafting at Periyar National Park. This activity takes close to 6 hrs. The wildlife sanctuary is also famous for its tiger reserve and elephant reserve. Visiting the sanctuary will be like exploring the nature around, enjoying the pristine and peaceful atmosphere around and getting relaxed from your busy schedules. There are bright chances to spot the elephant herd in the jungle while you are walking through the trails.

Reach back to hotel by noon. Afternoon is at your leisure. In the evening head out to see Kathakali show (a very popular Indian classical dance form).  Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel in Periyar (Thekkady).

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 : Kumarakom

After breakfast check-out from hotel & head towards Kumarakom, a sleepy little village on the shores Vembanad Lake in Kerala, situated 14 Kms away from Kottayam. It offers wide variety of flora, exotic sightseeing, boating and fishing experience. Kumarakom is a true travel pleasure that will mesmerize your senses. It is a paradise on earth. It is one of the foremost travel destinations of India and a jewel in the crown of Kerala tourism.

Reach Kumarakom by late afternoon. Check-in at the hotel on arrival. Evening at your leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kumarakom.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 : Kumarakom

After breakfast head out for village tour. Visiting a local village will give an experience beyond imagination for the tourists who look for something different during their trip in Kerala. See how locals do the Coconut tree climbing, Screw pine weaving, Net fishing, Toddy tapping and other farm activities. Later enjoy a Shikara boat ride. Shikara boat is comparatively small in size than houseboats and motorboats but it is really beautiful handicraft work in elegant Kerala style.

Reach back at hotel by afternoon. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kumarakom.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 : Kumarakom

After breakfast it is a free day at your leisure. The private car will be at your disposal to drive around anywhere within the city limits.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kumarakom.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 : Alleppey

After breakfast from hotel & head towards Alleppey (a.k.a. Alappuzha). Welcome to the “Venice of the East” – Alleppey, world famous for its vast mesmerizing backwaters. This charming place is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters and is home to a huge network of backwaters and more than thousand houseboats.

Reach Alleppey by noon. Check-in at a private AC houseboat. Have lunch on the houseboat. Enjoy a boat cruise through the magnificent Vembanad lake for an unforgettable experience of backwater cruising. Dinner & overnight stay will be at the houseboat in Alleppey.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 : Kollam

After breakfast check-out from houseboat and transfer to Kollam (or Quilon), quite famous for its mesmerizing Ashtamudi backwaters. Check-in at the lakeside resort Fragrant Nature Kollam. You will be briefed about the Ayurvedic treatment program & activities for next 7 days.

Prana Wellness Spa at Fragrant Nature Lake Resort & Spa offers carefully designed Ayurveda wellness experiences to restore and rejuvenate one’s health. They offer uniquely designed spa programs combining various therapies with fitness and well being that balances the body and mind.

Next 7 nights’ stay with all meals will be at the hotel in Kollam.

7 nights/ 08 days Ayurveda & Yoga wellness package at Fragrant Nature Kollam with the below inclusions:

Inclusions

07 Nights

Abhayangam

7

Elakizhi

2

Shirodhara

3

Ksheera Dhara

1

Njavara Kizhi

2

Steam Bath

3

Nasyam

5

Udawarthanam

1

Face Pack

1

Purgation

1

Yoga

5

 

Meals:  7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 7 Dinners

Day 19 : Kovalam

After breakfast check-out from houseboat & head towards Kovalam, famous for its beaches, among the most pristine in India. Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies on their way to Ceylon in the Hippie Trail. This exodus started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India.

Reach Kovalam by afternoon, check-in at hotel and relax. Next 4 nights’ stay with breakfasts at the hotel in Kovalam.

Note: The private car will be at your disposal. You can go anywhere you wish within the city limits.

Meals: 4 Breakfasts

Day 23 : Kovalam

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Trivandrum International Airport.

Bid farewell with the memories of amazing fun-filled 23 days trip of leisure & rejuvenation through the God’s Own Country – Kerala, worth remembering for the lifetime!

Meals: Breakfast

Important Notes

  • Eravikulam National Park is closed from January end till March

 

details

Start: Kochi

Finish: Kochi

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Moods: Wellness Retreat

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