brahmandtour

Lesser Known Gems Of Kerala

Destination

Mumbai – Calicut – Vythiri – Kochi – Vembanad – Marinajpuza – Marari

Tour Key Points

  • A day city tour of Mumbai
  • Enjoy Kathakali dance show at Cochin
  • Boat ride on the lake of Periyar reserve park
  • Few nights relax on beach
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Green, Verdant Kerala lush with paddy fields, coconut groves and spice plantation; mile upon mile pristine beaches, the dazzling white of fine sand washed every now and then with frothy lace by the ocean: Step just a little bit away from the well-trodden path for an experience that will stay with you forever.

From cosmopolitan Mumbai, where fishing boats are pulled upon beaches overlooked by relics of the Raj, which are themselves dwarfed by towering, futuristic high-rises, travel to the sweeping tranquility of spice plantation – cardamom, nutmeg, pepper – a rich harvest of nature’s beauty. Villages linked by the network of backwaters, canals and lagoons that weave in, out and around the groves of swaying coconut palm, traversed by boat of all shapes and sizes. Ancient churches dot the countryside as you glide softly by. This is also the homeland of the Syrian Christians, reached by St Thomas himself in the first country AD.

In the interior the Nilgiri loom, their dense wooded slopes hiding a teeming wealth of wildlife ranging from the tiger and elephant to the spectacular and endangered lion-tailed macaque. The Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the many forest that were protected under project Tiger and ranges of that magnificent beast. Today its abundant grassland support a thriving elephant population as well as the deer, antelope and lesser herbivores that the tiger stalks.
This is the itinerary for those looking to leave the urban behind in order to breathe the clean, fresh air that blows in over the ocean.

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  1. Day 01 ARRIVAL

    Arrival reception and welcome at Mumbai airport followed by transfer to your hotel.

  2. Day 02 MUMBAI

    Get introduction to the diverse heritage, bustling markets, business houses and many different communities that represent in this city the ever-changing face of modern India.

  3. Day 03 MUMBAI-CALICUT-VYTHIRI

    Fly to the coastal town of Calicut where Vasco Da Gama of Portugal, the first European to arrival in India by sea, landed in 1498. Drive to the picturesque resort at Vythiri.

  4. Day 04 VYTHIRI

    Appreciate nature in all her colors and indulge yourself with the variety of holistic healing option offered.

  5. Day 05 VYTHIRI-KOCHI

    Drive to Kochi (cochin), the gateway to South India since the ancient times.

  6. Day 06 KOCHI

    Explore this conglomeration of island with its fine natural habour that has been at the heart of the spice trade from South India for ages. Then take a comfortable cruise through magnificent backwaters.

  7. Day 07 KOCHI-MANKOTA

    Experience the relaxed lifestyle of Mankota at home stay in this small town near the famous Vembanad Lake.

  8. Day 08 MANKOTA-MURINJAPUZA

    Trek through the beautiful spice and tea plantation that Murinjapuzha is renowned for.

  9. Day 09 MURINJAPUZA

    Based at Murinjapuza, visit Periyar Wildlife reserve to see the tiger, elephants and other wildlife.

  10. Day 10 MURINJAPUZA-MARARI

    Completely new to the holiday experience is Marari one of the local fishing village where life still goes on much as it did a hundred years ago.

  11. Day 11 & 12 MARARI BEACH

    Endless miles of superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms – until now one of India’s best kept secrets.

  12. Day 13 MARARI-KOCHI-DEPARTURE

    Drive leisurely back to Kochi. Relax or spend the time shopping for souvenirs and gifts, before being transfered to the airport in time for your flight out.

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