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