India Travel -- Kerala
Tours -- Kerala Vacation Tour
Nights / 13 Days Places Covered :
Calicut - Beypore - Mahe - Cheruthuruthy
- Cochin - Alleppey - Thottapally - Kovalam
Day 1: Arrival at Calicut.
Once the capital of the powerful Zamorins
and a prominent trade and commerce center, Calicut (Kozhikode) was the most important
region of Malabar in the days gone by. It was very well known as a hub of commerce
and trade. Today, lush green
countrysides, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife
sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a warm, friendly atmosphere make
it a favorable destination to visit. 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
Day 2: Visit Beypore
Located about 10 kms south
of Kozhikode town at the mouth of the Chaliyar River, is Beypore.This too was
a center of trade and commerce and also used as a route for these traders of Europe
who visited this place very often. Soon after its prominence as a port and trade
center, Beypore slowly began to flourish as a center for shipbuilding, which was
in great demand by merchants from Western Asia.They follow a very traditional
form of ship building which is unique.Overnight stay at Kappad Beach Resort.
Day 3: 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 4: Visit the Kerala
from the wilderness and the beaches and of course the Ayurvedic treatments ,Kerala
is also known for the traditions and the culture that they practice.So we move
towards witnessing this spectacle of traditional Dance forms and see the 'Thayum'
and 'Kalari Pati'. Overnight stay at bungalow.
Day 5: 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.
Day 6: Visit the nearby tribal village, tribal
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
Day 7: 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 8: Morning
drive to Cochin.
Cochin is a more or less a cosmopolitan kind of population
and would rather find the mixture of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese culture. A small
population of Jews still resides there.
Day 9: Drive to Alleppey
The most important thing that any visitor makes a visit to Kerala are
its boat races and the houseboats that it offers. Its an unique kind of
creation where you seem to be a paradise lost within yourself and trying to find
your feet back on the ground. Enjoy a memorable trip on the fantastic houseboats.
Travel through the coconut fringed canals. Relaxing your mind and body as nature
envelops you. You will be guided by professionals who will give you the right
kind of information worth knowing. Day 10: Arrive in Thottapally.
We start the day with some scrumptious breakfast and move towards discovering
more of Kerala.We drive down to Kovalam.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. These treatments not only sooth your body but also
relieve you of your stress and tensions in the mind.Overnight stay at Kovalam
Beach Resort. Day 12: Departure.
Transfer to the Trivandrum
airport for your onward journey back home.