Beaches & Backwater of Kerala

Main Info
Tour Route: Arrival – Coimbatore (01) – Wayanad (02) – Kannur (01) – Beypore Beach (01) – Thrissur (01) – Munnar (02) – Kumarakom (02) – Alleppey (01) – Varkala (05) – Departure
Tour Duration:  14 Nights / 15 Days
Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Coimbatore International Airport

Today arrival Coimbatore after a warm welcome, transfer to your hotel for 01 nights stay.

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Day 02: Drive Coimbatore to Wayanad [240 Kms / 06 Hrs]

This morning post breakfast, leave Wayanad, check-in to your luxury nature resort. Spend your evening at the Pookot Lake. Forming the shape of India's map, this freshwater lake is positioned at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. Enjoy the tranquility offered by the place and then return to the resort for dinner

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Day 03: In Wayanad

Today wake up with the beautiful call of birds and enjoy a nature walk, viewing the chirping birds roving across the tangled forests. Spend some time in the lap of nature and let your soul intermingle with its beauty

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Day 04: Drive Wayanad to Kannur [240 Kms / 05 ½ Hrs]

Today post breakfast proceed to a coastal town known for its pristine beaches and handloom industry, Kannur

Discover the pristine beaches of Kerala, on your malabar tour, on arrival in Kannur, check-in at hotel & freshen up

Later visit the famous “Hookah” factory of Kannur

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Day 05: Drive to Beypore, the coastal town famous for its ship building centre (105 Kms / 3 Hrs)

Today post breakfast drive to Beypore a small coastal town known for centuries as the shipbuilding centre of south India, and famous for its country boats called "Uru"

En-route visit Mahe, a former French settlement in India

On arrival in Beypore, check-in at hotel for overnight stay and Explore Beypore village with its port, ship building centre and beach.

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Day 06: Drive Thrissur [125 Kms / 03 Hrs]

Drive to Thrissur. Meet and assist upon arrival and check-in at hotel.

Afternoon visit to Guruvayur Temple, home to the historic Sree Krishna Temple, called the Dwarka of the South. It is among the most revered and popular pilgrimage destinations in Kerala and the entire country. The central shrine is believed to have been rebuilt in 1638 C.E. The architectural style and individual elements inside the shrine are beautiful representations of the history of the place..

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Day 07: Drive Thrissur – Munnar (150 kms / 5 Hrs)

After breakfast embark on a scenic drive to Munnar, one of the most popular hill resorts of south India. Under the British Raj, Munnar was popularly called ‘Switzerland of India' for its natural surroundings and cool climate. The entire area is occupied by thick forests and tea estates. The specialty of Munnar is its jungle honey, tea and a rare flower ‘Neela Kurunji’ which blooms once in 12 years.

Upon arrival check-in at your hotel for 2 nights stay and later afternoon enjoy a short hike through the mountain grasslands of Munnar. Hike through the green scenic beauty to

Meesapulimala (2640m), the second highest peak in the Western Ghats, You may also catch a glimpse of elephants, sambar, sloth bear and the Nilgiri tahr along the way.

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Day 08: Day in Munnar

After breakfast, visit a local tea plantation and the Tata Tea Museum to learn about the cultivation and processing of a variety of Indian teas. Then we visit a unique welfare initiative in Munnar, which focuses on enhancing the hidden talents of differently abled children, most of whom are from families of local tea pluckers of Munnar. Here we see three projects that aim to equip disabled children to secure a better future: a centre for special education; a natural dye fabric printing project; and a unit that manufactures handmade paper and paper products. The products made by these children are sold at a small outlet near the workshops and are exported to Japan and Europe. A visit to this unique initiative reiterates how enthusiasm is a sign of spiritual health and imperfections are what make you beautiful! Enjoy the rest of the time at leisure.

This evening visit one local family for a cooking demonstration with the chef and learn uses of various spices in everyday cooking. The chef will be happy to share their secret recipes and give you some handy tips about south Indian cooking

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Day 09: DRIVE Munnar – Kumarakom [80 Kms / 02 Hrs]

Early this morning after a leisurely breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Kumarakom, Which is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam {16 kilometres (10 minutes), in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala

Upon arrival in Kumarakom, check in to your hotel for 02 Nights stay and Rest of the day free for personal activities and expressions

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Day 10: In Kumarakom

Early this morning enjoy en visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary for bird watching, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a small piece of heaven for nature lovers and bird watchers. Located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, this preservation ground is a habitat to plenty of common as well as endangered species of residential and migratory birds.

These include Siberian Cranes, Parrots, Herons, Owls, Egrets, Darters, and Waterfowls. Exploring the sprawling 14 acres in a canoe is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating things to do in Kumarakom.

Also visit Pathiramanal the fascinating island called the Sands of Midnight on the Vembanad Lake, can be reached by boat from here.

Day 11: Kumarakom – Alleppey [Houseboat]

This morning board your houseboat to cruise through resort jetty, Kerala backwaters consist of a complex network of lagoons, lakes, & canals and are best experienced while slowly rowing down the labyrinth of canals in a traditional thatch-roofed houseboat, known as 'Kettuvallam'. Discover the daily life along the backwaters and watch the circle of life in endless shades of green. Enjoy the comfort of a floating suite, relax and discover the flavors of Kerala served on the sundeck as the fascinating life along the waterfront passes by.

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Day 12: Drive Alleppey to Varkala [120 Kms / 03 ½ Hrs]

After breakfast, drive to Varkala, upon arrival check in to your hotel for 05 nights

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Day 13 to Day 16: In Varkala

Breakfast in hotel

Enjoy your time in Varkala, relax on the beach or pamper yourself with the various facilities offered by your hotel. You may opt for optional city tour or other activities offered by your resort (at extra charge)

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Day 17: Drive Varkala to Trivandrum [50 Kms / 1 ½ Hrs]

This morning, enjoy breakfast embark on your drive to Trivandrum and in time transferred to the airport to connect to your flight back home / your onwards destination.

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