Yoga and Ayurveda in South India

14 Nights/ 15 Days
Destinations Covered
Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Mararikulam
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Day 01: Arrival at Cochin

Arrive Cochin International Airport. Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Fort Cochin. Stay  for 2 nights . In the evening witness Kathakali dance performance. Accompanied by a gong, drums and cymbals, Kathakali performers combine dance and theatre in a ritualistic portrayal of gods and demons. Stay overnight at cochin.

Day 02: Cochin

Today morning visit Kumbalanghi Model Tourism Village to experience the fishermen village activities like live fish catching, Crab farm, coir making etc. On arrival refresh yourself with a tender coconut drink; later visit the Fishing Village. Later enjoy a home cooked lunch by the side of backwaters. Afternoon you’ll explore a sightseeing tour of Fort Cochin & Mattancherry. You could visit the local fish market, Chinese Fishing Nets and the St. Francis Church in Fort Cochin. Later proceed to Mattancherry to see the Dutch Palace and the Jewish Synagogue. Stay overnight at cochin.

Day 03: Munnar

After breakfast, a 4 hour drive will take you to the famous tea county of Munnar. Check in at your hotel on arrival. Stay for 02 nights. In the evening enjoy hike through the plantation. Stay overnight at Munnar.

Day 04: Munnar

After breakfast you have the whole day to enjoy the beautiful views of the stunning mountains and sprawling tea estates. Today you will visit the Eravikulam National Park to see the endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr, Tea Museum and the Tea Factory. Later take a walk through the mist covered tea plantations to see the workers plucking the tea leaves.Stay overnight at Munnar.

Day 05: Periyar

A 3 hour drive through the winding ghats will take you Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Stay  for 02 nights . Afternoon enjoy a spice garden visit to learn more about the spices grown in this region and later enjoy an elephant ride in the plantation. Stay overnight at Periyar.

Day 06: Periyar

Late morning enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Periyar to spot herds of Wild Elephants, Bisons, Sambar Deers, Nilgir Langurs, Malabar Giant Squirrels and variety of species of birds. Afternoon at leisure to explore the spice town.Stay overnight at Periyar.

Day 07: Kumarakom

After breakfast, drive to to the tranquil backwaters of Kumarakom. Enroute visit the Plantation Bungalow at Kanjirapally. A half way drive from Periyar, winding down the hills, nestled among the rolling plantations of Kanjirapally, lies the Manjappally Plantation Bungalow, and is perfect stop over on the Periyar - Kumarakom journeys. Sample the best of authentic Kerala cooking, as made in traditional Syrian Christian homes. Lunch will be served on the large front lawn. Savour the flavours of estate life clustered around tables in little groups of 4 or 5, under a large mango tree, surrounded by birdsong, gentle breeze and friendly conversation.

After lunch, proceed to Kumarakom. Stay for 03 nights. Evening practice Yoga by the backwaters. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.

Day 08: Kumarakom

Morning practice Yoga by the backwaters. Day at leisure to relax by the backwaters or to experience authentic ayurvedic therapies at the resorts Ayurveda Centre. Evening practice Yoga by the backwaters. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.

Day 09: Kumarakom

Morning practice Yoga by the backwaters. Late morning board your houseboat from the resort boat jetty for a day cruise through the famous Vembanad Lake. You stop to look at paddy cultivation, watch local fishing, and see historic churches and local temples. During the evening, you can generally see the people of the community meeting and relaxing by the backwaters. Disembark at the resort boat jetty in the evening. Later practice Yoga by the backwaters.

Day 10 - 14: Mararikulam

Morning practice Yoga by the backwaters. Later during the day proceed to Mararikualam, a quaint little fishing village north of Alleppey. Stay for 05 nights. For the next 05 days you will stay at the beach resort to practice Yoga and to engage in various ayurvedic therapies at the resort’s ayurveda centre.

Day 15: Mararikulam - Cochin (Departure)

Like all good things, your tour in Kerala comes to an end but you will always carry with you memories of this unique and unforgettable holiday experience. In goodtime you will be transferred to Cochin International Airport (2 hrs) to connect your flight home.

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