Kerala Cultural Tour
Places Covered : Calicut – Beypore – Mahe – Cheruthuruthy – Cochin – Alleppey – Thottapally – Kovalam
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Day 01 : 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 : 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 : 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 stay at bungalow.
Day 04 : Visit the Kerala
Traditional Dance centre to witness ‘Thayum’ and ‘Kalari Pati’. Overnight stay at bungalow.
Day 05 : 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. Overnight stay at Vythiri Resort. Click here for more details about this tour package
Day 06 : 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 Vythiri Resort.
Day 07 : 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 08 :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 the busy spice markets in the Jewtown area. In the evening watch Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay at Fort Heritage Hotel.
Day 09 : 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 the day.
Option of having a body-soothing, relaxing Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay at Kovalam Beach Resort.
Day 12 : Departure.
Transfer to Trivandrum airport for your onward journey.