Route : Calicut - Beypore - Mahe - Cheruthuruthy - Cochin - Alleppey - Thottapally - Kovalam
Cultural Tours of Kerala
DAY 01 : ARRIVE CALICUT.
Upon arrival in Calicut, transferred to your pre-booked Hotel. 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 Hotel.
DAY 02 : CALICUT
Today we will visit Baypore 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 Hotel
DAY 03 : CALICUT - MAHE ( BY SURFACE)
On arrival transfer to a heritage bungalow located on the Arabian Sea. In the afternoon visit to the fort and mosque. Overnight stay at bungalow.
DAY 04 : MAHE
Traditional dance centre to witness 'Thayum' and 'Kalari Pati'. Overnight stay at bungalow.
DAY 05 : MAHE - WYANAD ( BY SURFACE)
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.
DAY 06 : WYANAD
After lunch take a 4-km trek to an awe-inspiring ancient cave, providing an insight to the rich Indian civilization. Overnight stay in Resort.
DAY 07 : WYANAD - CHERUTHURUTHY ( BY SURFACE)
Upon arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel. Visit the school of traditional art and dance - Natya Kala Mandalam. Visit local potters and weavers. Stay overnight at Hotel .
DAY 08 : CHERUTHURUTHY - COCHIN( BY SURFACE)
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 Hotel .
DAY 09 : COCHIN - ALLEPPEY- HOUSEBOAT
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 : HOUSE BOAT - THOTTAPALLY - KOVALAM ( BY SURFACE)
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 Beach Reosrt .
DAY 11 : KOVALAM Option of having a body-soothing, relaxing Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay at Kovalam Beach Resort.
DAY 12 : KOVALAM
Transfer to Trivandrum airport for your onward journey.