Kerala Cultural TourDuration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Places to see : Mumbai - Thiruvananthapuram - Kovalam - Quilon - Alleppey - Periyar - Munnar - Cochin - Mumbai - Home
Endowed with rich geographical attributes such as the brackish waters, silver coloured sandy beaches, green mountains and vibrant cities, Kerala introduces visitors to a kaleidoscope of rich cultural heritage. The art form, local folklore, cuisine, tradition, music, festivals, drama and dance are unique in itself as well as bewitching to its spectators. Exposure to this integral culture of Kerala is a mesmerizing and an enthralling experience. In addition to visiting many of its renowned tourist hotspots visitors should also witness Kerala culture and tradition in the form of Kathakali, Koothu, Oppana, Margam Kali, Theyyam and others. The artistry of its craftsman can be witnessed on the differently articulated architectural splendour of the boat house. The Culture of Kerala can also be experienced in its unique cuisine throughout your period of stay in this state.
Kathakali is an ancient dance form with drama enfolded in its many dance moves. Elaborate colourful costume and face masks are the highlights of this dance where the tale is told with dance moves and facial expressions. Mohiniyattam is the dance of the enchantress. Koothu on the other hand is a street style dance form that illustrates the ancient epics of India such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. Other than these dance forms, martial art such as Kalaripayattu, Poorakkali and Theyyam are captivating and offer a new experience to travellers.
Day 01 - Mumbai/Delhi
Arrival at Mumbai/Delhi. Day tour and overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai/Delhi.
Day 02 - Mumbai/Delhi - Thiruvananthapuram
Arrival at Trivandapuram from Delhi/Mumbai. Reception by our representative at Airport. Drive by car to Kovalam, one of the most enchanting places in the world.
Day 03 & 04 - Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel after which guests can tour Kanya Kumari and enjoy a lunch excursion. Here you can visit the Padmanabhapuram palace and also watch the Sun & Moon set and rise simultaneously over the ocean. Return to Kovalam in the evening and spend the night at your hotel. The next day after breakfast guest will be taken on tour of Shree Padmanabha Swami Temple, Chitralayam Art Gallery, Napier Museum, Reptile House Observatory and Kanakakannu Palace at Trivandrum. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 05 - Kovalam - Quilon : (By Road)
Drive to Quilon starts after breakfast. Quilon is one of the oldest ports of the Malabar Coast and was once the centre of international spice trade. In addition Quilon is also famous for its delicious Cashew and Seafood. After checking in the hotel you can set out to see some historic remains and the temples built in ornate style.
Day 06 & 07 - Quilon - Alleppey : (By the backwaters)
Breakfast at hotel. From Quilon, you will take ride on Kerala's traditional houseboat for Alleppey. After a night, sailing on the calm and serene brackish water we will reach Alleppey next morning. Rest of the day is free for exploring and shopping. Overnight stay at Houseboat.
Day 08 - Alleppey - Periyar : (By Road)
Breakfast and drive to Periyar. You will reach Periyar by noon. After lunch you can take safari to a nearby Coffee Plantations.
Day 09 - Periyar : (By Road)
Early morning you can take a boat ride over the Lake Periyar and watch animals in their natural habitat on the water's edge. You are likely to see animals like Wild Boars, Wild Dogs, Sambars, Langur Monkeys and Wild Elephants. For lunch we return back to the hotel.
Day 10 - Periyar - Munnar: (By Road)
From Periyar you will travel to Munnar. The road leading to Munnar unfolds dramatic mountain scenery and the combination of craggy Peaks, Manicured Tea Estates. Crisp mountain air makes Munnar a delightful alternative to the better known hill stations of Kerala. At Munnar you are free to explore its beauty of nature.
Day 11 - Munnar
Complete day at leisure for you to go on expedition or stroll around.
Day 12 - Munnar - Cochin : (By Road)
You will reach Kochi by noon and you may go for shopping and other personal activities. At the time of sunset guide will take you to Boat Cruise on the backwater which gives an opportunity to behold the great charm of this city.
Day 13 - Cochin - Mumbai - Home
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai and connecting flight Home.
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