KERALA – BACKWATER, YOGA & SPICE
Tour Category: Honeymoon, Leisure, Wellness & Yoga Retreat
Main Attractions: Tea & Spice garden of Munnar Hill station, Athirapally Waterfall, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kettuvallam (Houseboats), Varkala Beach, Ayurveda, Yoga and Backwater
Location: Southwestern Indian state of Kerala
Kerala is the vibrant state of India, also known as ‘God’s own Country’ globally. Kerala stretches for about 600 km along with the Malabar coast and shares border with Karnataka state to the North, the Arabian sea to the South & West, Western Ghats (UNESCO World Heritage site) and Tamil Nadu to the Eastside. India’s most heavenly state, Kerala blessed with 44 interconnected rives, 11 natural lakes, tranquil backwater, cascading waterfalls, lush green forests, Amazing jungles, and other wildlife. Apart from this Kerala, has stunning beaches, dignified monuments, colorful festivals, enchanting dance and music, fine architecture, art and crafts, exotic spices, Ayurveda, wellness & Yoga, are some marvels that none of the other states could offer.
Starting, the magical experience of one of the most beautiful states, Kerala from the antique town of Cochin (Kochi) that is the most famous for a 450 years old ‘Paradesi Synagogue (worship house for Jewish), St. Francis Church (India’s oldest European church), Gigantic Chinese fishing nets, ancient temples & mosques, Dutch & Portuguese epoch houses, vibrant markets for shopping at nights. After Kochi, visit the most beautiful and largest waterfall of Kerala, Athirapally waterfall that is also known as ‘Niagara of India’. Athirapally, the scenic mixture of lush green forest & water streams, situated 1000 feet above the sea level on Chalakudi river and standing tall at 80 feet. Then, take a scenic drive to reach beautiful hill station Munnar that is famous for its emerald green tea plantations, picturesque town, zigzag lanes, and considered as the perfect honeymoon destination in India. Munnar, located in the district of Idukki, which is the part of Western Ghat, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Another main attraction near Munnar is ‘Eravikulam National Park’, which is also a park of Western Ghat and famous for it’s endangered fauna species – the Nilgiri Tahr. Apart from this ‘Thattekad Bird Sanctuary’, ‘Anamudi peak’, ‘Mattupetty Lake’, ‘Kundale Lake’ are a few other attractions.
The next stop would be at Thekkady that has one of the finest Wildlife reserves of India that is Periyar National park. Periyar tiger reserve is the indigenous home for the Asiatic Elephant, Bengal tigers, White tigers, Sloth Bear, Gaurs, Nilgiri Tahr, and more than 250 bird species. Other attractions near Thekkady are Periyar Lake, Pandikuzhi waterfall, Chellarkovil village, Kumily, and Ramakkalmedu. Then reach to Alappuzha (Alleppy), popularly known as the ‘Venice of the East’ is mainly famous for the houseboats (Kettuvallam) along the stagnant Kerala backwater. Nowadays, it has become the most alluring destination for young married couples. These houseboats are well-equipped with an air conditioner, modern toilet, comfortable living room with an angling balcony to experience the scenic view of Paddy fields, tall standing coconut trees, and rural life of Kerala while floating along the rustic backwater. Then, visit the sleepy little village Kumarakom, situated on Vembanad Lake in Kerala. This heavenly village stocked with Green paddy fields, mangrove forests, coconut trees, waterways, canal and flora, and enchanted sightseeing places. Now Kerala has become a renowned sight for Yoga practice in India. Many foreign tourists come here to learn Yoga practices, Ayurveda, and wellness to enhance the quality of life, along with the essence of nature. Most of the Resorts/ Yoga ashrams in Kumarakom offer a complete package where they provide Yoga practices, meditation & wellness classes, guidance, informative workshops for an Amazing experience at God’s own country. The space at Resorts/ Yoga shala is usually encompassing by the picturesque view, alluring beaches, sands, and coconut trees.
Day 1 – Arrive Delhi/ Mumbai – Meet & Greet by Vimal/ Aditya/ our representative – Stay at Delhi/ Mumbai.
Day 2 – Morning fly to Kochi – Reached Kochi – Half day city tour of Kochi – Stay at Kochi
Day 3 – Drive Kochi to Munnar (4 hrs approx.) – Half day city tour of Munnar – Stay at Munnar
Day 4 – Munnar to Thekkady (3 hrs approx.) – Stay at Thekkady
Day 5 – Full day city tour of Thekkady – Stay at Thekkady
Day 6 – Morning drive Thekkady to Alappuzha (4 hrs approx.) – Stay at luxury houseboats
Day 7 – Alappuzha to Kumarakom (1 hr approx.) – Stay at Kumarakom
Day 8 to 15 – Stay at Kumarakom for Yoga/ Wellness/ Leisure.
Day 16 – Drive to Kochi, Fly Delhi/ Mumbai, or the onwards destination.
Note: We would love to customize this itinerary as per your suggestions. You may combine some other destinations like Wayanad, Tiruvanatpuram, Kovalam, and other places in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with this itinerary. Please contact us for a detailed itinerary and other needed information at [email protected]