Beaches Incredible Kerela


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AN OFFICIAL NATURE In the Centre of the Heart

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Nexus of the Nature

Kerala – home to the languid backwaters, long coastlines, sprawling tea gardens, and colourful dance forms, is also famously known as ‘God?s Own Country’. Located on the Malabar coast of Southern India, it is a tiny sliver of paradise that is also one of the best tropical tourist destinations one can look for. Whether you want to bask in the sun and sand of the palm tree-lined Kovalam beach or want to take a hike to Munnar hill station, or even if you’re going to walk down the bustling streets of Kochi, Kerala has everything on offer to take your pick from!

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Incredible Kerela

The land of literate and simple citizens, Kerala amuses you with its spectacular dance forms, music and handicrafts. Considered to be one among the ten paradises of the world, Kerala is known for long palm tree beaches, beautiful rivers, pious inland water bodies and a calm, green atmosphere. Apart from lush green and lovely hills of Wayanad and Idukki, beaches like Kovalam and Varkala and backwater destinations including Alleppey and Kumarakom are among few of the highlights of Kerala. Surrounded by coconut trees, the long coastline provides ample opportunity for fishing. Kerala’s backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, mountain ranges and beaches will give you an ecstatic pleasure, and the serenity is sure to refresh your mind and body.

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Culinary Kerala

Kerala, located on the south-western tip of India, enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Asia. Fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world.

An equable climate, serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife are the major attractions of this land.  A unique advantage of Kerala is that most of the destinations here are only a two – four hour drive from the other.

Classical art forms, colourful festivals, exotic cuisine are some of the cultural marvels that await travellers. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and Panchakarma, the rejuvenation therapy in Ayurveda have also helped Kerala to gain a pan-global reputation as a worth-visit destination.

Season never ends in Kerala, thanks to the year-long moderate climate and numerous festivals and events

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
Day 1

Kochi

                     

Arrive Kochi (Cochin) on the west coast of India, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome on arrival at the airport and escorted to the hotel.

We leave for a guided tour of Cochin. We visit the St. Francis Church considered the first European Church in India, built in 1562 by St. Francis; this is India’s oldest European-built church. Continue on to Mattanchery Dutch Palace (closed on Friday & Public Holiday), a double-storied palace. The most important feature of Mattancherry Palace is the murals in the bedchambers, which depict scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata. These murals are some of the most beautiful and extensive, one of the wonders of India.

Proceed to the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Saturdays), which was constructed in 1568 and is the oldest in the Commonwealth. While driving along the coastline, at the Harbour’s mouth, one can also view the unique and still-in-use “Chinese Fishing Nets” which were introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th Century. The tour ends in the Fort Kochi area where you can walk through the historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings. Some parts of this nearly 500-year-old Fort are still amazingly well preserved.

In the evening you will witness Kathakali Dance Show, India’s most spectacular Dance Drama based on stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata. The dancers are elaborately made up of paint and masks, accompanied by drummers and musicians. We reach the theatre early to get a chance to see the dancers getting ready for the show and their faces being painted.
Day 2

Kochi – Thrissur(Trichur)

                   

We drive to Thrissur. Check-in at hotel upon arrival.

Thrissur (formerly Trichur) is one of the largest cities in the central part of Kerala, in southern India. It is known as the cultural capital of Kerala, with numerous temples, churches, cultural institutions, art centres, museums, etc. The City is more popular for its festivals of temples, in particular, the annual Thrissur Pooram, known as Festival of Festivals. The City is located in the exact geographical centre of Kerala.

We will visit Vadakummnathan Temple with a  collection of beautiful Mural paintings, some of which are more than 400 years old, this gigantic 1000-year-old temple and historical structure is famous for the Nataraja Mural near the main gate.

We also visit Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, Situated in Thaikkattussery, near Ollur in the district of Thrissur, the Museum of Ayurveda Vaidyaratnam is one of its kind in Kerala. Showcasing a dioramic representation of the traditional growth that Ayurveda has witnessed over the years and the work has been put in by the Acharyas towards the evolution of science over the years, a museum is a perfect place for all people who are interested in this. Field of stud

Day 3

Thrissur – Wayanad

                    

The morning after breakfast you will drive to Wayanad. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival.

Wayanad is a rural district in Kerala state, southwest India. In the east, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a lush, forested region with areas of high altitude, home to animals including Asiatic elephants, tigers, leopards and egrets Rest of the day is free for independent activities at the resort

Day 4

Wayanad

              

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for the sightseeing visiting Edkal Caves & Ambalayayal Heritage Museum.

Edkal Caves: The fascinating prehistoric rock etchings found on the walls of these caves have drawn the serious attention of archaeologists and historians worldwide with at least three distinct sets of petroglyphs, the earliest thought to date back over 5000 years, it is assumed that the Edakkal caves had been inhabited at various stages in history.

The name “Edakkal” literally means “a stone in-between”, and this describes how the cave is formed by a heavy boulder straddling a fissure in the rock. Inside the cave is on two levels, the lower chamber measures about 18 feet long by 12 feet wide and 10 feet high and can be entered through an opening of 5 x 4 feet. A passage opposite the entrance leads upward to a small aperture in the roof through which one climbs up to the next story whose interior is about 96 feet long, 22 feet wide, and 18 feet high. Light enters the cave through a big gap at the right-hand corner of the roof where the boulder does not touch the facing wall.

The Ambalavayal Heritage Museum, the archaeological museum in Wayanad, has one of Kerala’s largest collections of the remnants of an era dating back to the 2nd century A.D. The exhibits here are evidence of an advanced civilisation that existed in the mountains of Wayanad. The articles on display are a fascination for the historian, the archaeologist and the ordinary man alike. At the museum, you can see articles as varied as clay sculptures, ancient hunting equipment like bows and arrows, stone weapons and other curios.

Day 5

Wayanad – Palakkad

                   

In the morning we drive to Palakkad.

Palakkad, or Palghat, is a city in Kerala, a state in South Western India.

In the afternoon we visit Palakkad Fort has sturdy battlements, a moat and a Hanuman temple on its grounds. North, on the Kalpathy River, the 15th-century Viswanatha Swamy Temple is the main venue of the famous Ratholsavam chariot festival.

Day 6

Palakkad – Munnar

                    

We drive to Munnar and  Check-in at hotel…

Munnar is one of the famous hill station and a Tea Estates in Kerala. Its exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks are located in the Western Ghats offer a panoramic and breathtaking view. It serves as the commercial center for some of the world’s largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas that are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

The rest of the day is free for independent activities.

Day 7

Munnar

                 

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for a  Jeep Safari and also visit a Tea Factory. We drive through the Kanan Devan Hills tea plantations, scenic beautiful valleys, Lock heart gap, spice plantations etc, after about 25 kilometres jeep ride through the normal road we will reach the jeepable, jumpy, bumpy, rugged road to the World’s highest organic tea growing estate, it’s situated in the eastern slope of western Ghats which makes the tea very special as well the view, on our way to this estate we will have a very wide view of tea estates. The ride will be through small narrow jeepable roads with few bends, once we reach the top we will be able to see the Low land of Tamil Nadu, the second highest peak in S. India, etc., from there we will drive or walk little further to one of the oldest orthodox tea factory in this region.

After visiting the Tea Factory we will have fresh tea which is pricked, processed and made on the spot.

Soon after we will start walking to a small ground where we will have our picnic lunch near the cliff with wonderful views around. After lunch, we take our Jeep and drive back to Munnar.

Day 8

Munnar – Alleppey

                    
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Alleppey and board our Houseboat and sail through backwaters. The boat cruise takes you to small islets to get glimpses of the village at the best of its serenity and innocence. Watch village girls picking mussels or laundering clothes or pots on the small ponds in front of their house, while menfolk are busy plucking coconuts, dates from the trees. Watch the village folk make the golden fibre called coir from coconut husk and transform it into various coir products. Rustling coconut groves abound. So stop over to drink calm fresh coconut water from the kernel and watch the toddy-taper tap at work. You can see birds like kingfishers, pheasants, cormorants, drogues, woodpecker, Bee-eater & kite. Meals are freshly cooked and served on the houseboat

Day 9

Alleppey – Cochin

                

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Cochin on the way to Cochin airport you will be assisted at the airport to take your flight back home.

 
 

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God's Own Country holds close to its bosom many a treasure, one of them being its hill stations. Nobody really knows what it is about these lush velvet green hills that work its magic on each visitor. But everybody knows that the embrace of the breeze, the rustle of the leaves and the cold nip in the air here all ignite passions, dreams and life like nowhere else on Earth. Cuddle into the lap of Nature and discover Bliss

Kerala - home to the languid backwaters, long coastlines, sprawling tea gardens, and colourful dance forms, is also famously known as 'God?s Own Country'. Located on the Malabar coast of Southern India, it is a tiny sliver of paradise that is also one of the best tropical tourist destinations one can look for.

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Vasco Travel is proud to be known as a family-run travel company in the Indian inbound tourism market. Started its journey in 1990, the company today is in the hands of the third generation.

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Incredible Kerela

Duration
9 Days
Destination
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Travellers
30+

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