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Kerala Best Tour

Duration 11 Nights / 12 Days
Places covered   Mumbai/ Kovalam/ Cochin / Allepey/ Kumarakom/ Periyar
Povar Trivandrum, Kerala

DAY 01 - ARRIVE MUMBAI
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Traditional welcome at hotel, and check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 02 - MUMBAI
Enjoy a full day city tour covering Juhu Beach, Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum and later a half-day excursion to Elephanta caves. Overnight hotel.

DAY 03 - MUMBAI - TRIVANDRUM - KOVALAM
In the morning transfer to airport to connect flight to Trivandrum. Arrive and drive to Kovalam (16 kms) and check into Ayurvedic Resort, which is a perfect hide way, far from mass tourism.

Resort will be equipped with an exclusive Ayurveda centre, where several rejuvenate Therapies based on the Vedic science Ayurveda (5000 years old traditional indigenous body toning practice) are possible. Ayurvedic treatment with herbal preparations directed towards strengthening the immune system, preventing and curing diseases without any side effects.

Somatheeram is also known for its reputed Yoga centre where Yoga and meditation can be learned and practiced under the guidance of a Yoga Guru. So here you have the package of a resort in which Ayurveda, Yoga centre, where Yoga and meditation can be learned and practiced under the guidance of a Yoga Guru.

So you have here the package of a resort in which Ayurveda, Yoga and beach are neatly wrapped up together. You can actually take a Yoga course here or undergo a course of treatment in the 5000-year - old, traditional "Ayurveda" style of body and mind culture, under the supervision and guidance of qualified doctors and technicians.

Overnight hotel.

DAY 04 - KOVALAM (AYURVEDIC RESORT)
Relax and enjoy the facilities at the resort including private beach, yoga and massage, nature walks. Overnight hotel.

DAY 05 - KOVALAM (AYURVEDIC RESORT)
Relax and enjoy the facilities at the resort including private beach, yoga, and massage, nature walks. Overnight hotel.

DAY 06 - KOVALAM - ALLEPPEY - BACKWATERS OF KERALA
From the resort drive to the pier to board a private rice boat from Alleppey and then cruise through the narrow canals and wide lakes enjoying the scenic natural beauty - coconut trees, rice patties, small villages. Meals and overnight on houseboat.

DAY 07 - COCHIN
Morning relax on houseboat, after lunch drive to Cochin. On arrival in Cochin check in into hotel. Overnight hotel.

DAY 08 - COCHIN
Enjoy a full day city tour covering - Jewish Synagogue - Built in 1568, the 400-year-old synagogue in Cochin is the oldest in the Commonwealth. The interiors have exquisite hand painted Chinese tiles and Belgian Chandeliers. St. Francis Church - The first European church in India, Chinese Fishing Nets - The huge, elegant Chinese fishing nets, Dutch Palace - built by the Portuguese in 1557, later occupied by the Dutch and renovated. In the evening we shall take you for the Kathakali Dance show. Overnight to be spent at hotel.

Kumarakom Lake, KeralaDAY 09 - COCHIN - PERIYAR
After breakfast commence your scenic past mist capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with spectacular water falls and delightful trekking trails form the access to your hideaway here. On arrival check into hotel, refresh yourself & be relaxed.

DAY 10 - PERIYAR
Today you might have an opportunity to meet the beast. Come! Let's pierce into the Den & go to Periyar Tiger Reserve. Trekking with a local guide familiarizes you to the rare birds, trees & flowers that are come across here. You can even set upon a walk through the plantations filled with the heady fragrance of fresh spice. A safari on the Periyar Lake extends a lifetime's chance to spot exotic wildlife in its natural habitat - like the eccentric bathing habits of the wild elephants that come down to the lake. Overnight hotel.

DAY 11 - PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM
Ride into Kumarakom, The backwater country - Arrive and make yourself at home in its small-town hush. Feel at home! Overnight at hotel.

DAY 12 - KUMARAKOM - COCHIN - MUMBAI DEPARTURE
Drive back to Cochin for flight to Mumbai for connecting flight back home.

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