In Kerala, one sees a vibrant collage of colors, cultures, scenic beauty and an ethereal timelessness. This region reflects a different color every few kilometers which all mingle together to give this region its distinct aura.
The varied geography here is evident in the green plains that gradually rise to form a halo of mist covered hills and then take a dip with panache to form some very spectacular places, beaches, forests, waterfalls, which gradually merge in to meandering rivers. Come; discover the wonders of South India with Yexplore.
Jewish Aura & Kathakali Dance in Cochin, Tiger Reserve & Boat Ride in Periyar, Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom, Overnight stay in Houseboat, Best Beaches of Kerala & Ayurveda in Kovalam
After you arrive at the Trivandrum airport, our representatives will meet you and escort you to the hotel. There, you will check in and retire for the night.
In the morning, you will drive to Thottapally. There, you will board a houseboat, which will take you to Alleppey through the backwaters. The entire day, you will experience the natural beauty and the calmness that characterizes Kerala. The night stay will be in the houseboat.
About House Boat
Earlier Houseboats of Kerala are known as “Kettuvallam”, these huge, ling and tapering barges were traditionally used to cargo tonnes of goods across kingdoms, with portion covered with bamboo and coir serving as a rest room and kitchen for the crew. A familiar sight on the Backwaters, these vessels are built entirely without nails. Plants of jack wood are joined together and coir rope and coated with caustic black resin made from boiled cashew kennels. With careful maintenance they last for generations. Today widely and appropriately called Luxury Houseboats, (Kerala Backwaters) they carry furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. As you cruise down the canal you can see morning newspaper and mail delivery by boat, vendors in boat paddle from house to house selling everyday provisions like rice, vegetables, oil, kerosene etc. with hundreds of quacking ducks around. Also you can see village activities, fisherman’s activities and see old beautiful temples, churches and old fashioned Kerala
Kumarakom slumbers on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake. The Vembanad Lake with its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The gorgeous green of the fringed palms ripple in the blue waters and blend into wavelets.
In the morning, you will reach alleppey have breakfast on board and then, leave for Kumarakom by car. On arrival, you will check into the resort. Thereafter, you will visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary. Overnight stay will be at the resort.
Periyar- Sprawling across 777 sq. kms. Of the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats, Thekkady is the home to one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. Alive with exotic flora and vibrant wildlife, it is the perfect getaway tucked away among hills.
After break fast drive to Periyar National Park. After reaching there, you will check into the hotel and then, explore the rich wildlife of the park.
The night stay will be at the hotel.
In the morning, you will proceed towards Munnar, one of the most beautiful hill resorts of Kerala.
Munnar – breathtakingly beautiful – a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country.Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations – pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests – aroma of spice scented cool air – yes! Munnar has all these and more housing world’s highest tea-growing estates.
After checking into the hotel, you will visit the Munnar National Park, along with coffee, tea and spice gardens. By late evening, you will come back to the hotel and stay overnight.
From Munnar, you will move towards Cochin. After arriving there, you will check into the hotel and freshen up a bit.
Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.
From time immemorial, the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left indelible marks on the history and development of Cochin. Over the years, Cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai/Bombay). Cochin is proud of its world class port and international airport that link it to many major cities worldwide.
This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Its proximity to the equator, the sea and the mountains provide a rich experience of a moderate equatorial climate.
Strictly speaking, Cochin is a small town. But, Cochin has outgrown its original bounds and is now the general name given to much of the region adjoining the original town, which now includes Cochin, Fort Kochi, Mattanchery, Ernakulam and many other nearby towns and villages. Cochin is situated in Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala. Ernakulam is also the name of a town – the administrative capital of Ernakulam district – but, for all practical purposes Ernakulam and Cochin, generally, refer to the same place.
After that you will visit Fort Kochi, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church and the Dutch Palace.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
In the morning, you will drive down to Kovalam and check into the Ayurvedic Treatment Center. On the way, you will visit the magnificent Kovalam Beach.
The night stay will be at the ayurvedic center.
You will spend an entire week, from the eighth day to the fifteenth day at the Ayurvedic Treatment Center of Kovalam, following a strict Ayurvedic regime in the prescribed pattern under the guidance of the Ayurveda experts.
In the morning, you will leave Kovalam for the Trivandrum airport, where you will
Board the flight to your destination.