Verdant Kerala at Slow Pace

10-15 Days
TYPOLOGIES

Tours

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

3 Years

Price: On Request

Into the Wilderness

"God's Own Country" Kerala is gifted with dense nature and variety of Flora & Fauna.  So, set your foot in Nature's Backyard, experience the wilderness and the natural beauty of Western Ghats hills!

Western Ghats being one of the eight hot-spots of biodiversity in the world and home to indigenous species of flora & fauna, are paradise for bird lovers, nature photographers and trekkers alike.

This is the place where you can get the peace of mind in the form of nature, yoga, ayurveda and set yourself wild in the lush green hills. Its here, where one can get fully immersed and enjoy off trail adventures, by creating their own paths.

Planning a holiday in the wild is an invitation to be a part of nature again from which we have disconnected ourselves lately.

Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - ARRIVE KOZHIKODDE (By Flight) – WAYANAD

  • ****  Arrive Calicut (Kozhikode) – “The Spice Town” and transfer by road to Wayanad, passing through scenic landscape (climb starts after half way)
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Rest of the day relax & enjoy amenities at the hotel. Witness the most scenic sunset from the valley
  • Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

DAY 2 - WAYANAD

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Today we shall organize some activities through hotel, as per your interest. Like Walk through the wild, Cycling, Trekking, Cooking class, Bamboo rafting, etc.
  • Take a guided tour of the property with our naturalist to learn about local flora and fauna
  • Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

DAY 3 - WAYANAD

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Choose the activity as per your interest
  • RECOMMENDATION: Visit Edakkal caves (hike of a km each way) & Pookoot lake. At Kalpetta town, you can buy good quality spices and herbs, available at shops
  • Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

DAY 4 - WAYANAD – CALICUT – ALUVA (By Train) – VENGOOR

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer by road to Calicut Railway station
  • ****   Departure by Train
  • ****   Arrive Alwaye (Aluva) and Transfer by road to Vengoor, an island of calm situated at the midst of the forest, where mountain meets the river Periyar
  • Relax at the hotel and enjoy amenities
  • Overnight at the hotel

DAY 5 - EXPLORE VENGOOR

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Again, we shall have activities organized like, fishing, bird watching, nature walk with naturalist, exploring organic farms, visit of rubber plantation, etc and you can join as per your interest and the suitable timings
  • Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

DAY 6 - EXPLORE VENGOOR

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Do some more nature activities and enjoy the perfect location of accommodation
  • Dinner & Overnight at the houseboat

DAY 7 - VENGOOR – KUMARAKOM

  • Breakfast at the houseboat
  • Transfer by road to Kumarakom – famous for its bird sanctuary set amidst the backwaters and next to the Vembanad lake, famous for its bird sanctuary (if interested to visit, evening or early morning is best time, takes about 2 hours, walking distance from Coconut Lagoon, need to buy entrances and use forest guide)
  • Rest of the day relax at the hotel. Enjoy the most scenic sunset in the lake
  • Overnight at the hotel

DAY 8 - KUMARAKOM VISIT

  • Early morning you can go to visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary and / or fishing, hotel will assist you organize
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Relax, appreciate the nature and rejuvenate with ayurvedic massage (pay directly)
  • Late afternoon do a sunset boat cruise (organized by hotel)
  • Overnight at the hotel

DAY 9 - KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY (BACKWATERS)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • 1230   The houseboat reports directly at the hotel’s reception, get on board and have Lunch
  • Then cruise along the serene backwaters. Knock at your creative faculties and wake up the poet or painter in you! Evening enjoy the beautiful sunset and then anchor at some convenient location for the night.
  • Dinner and overnight at the houseboat

DAY 10 - BACKWATERS

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Today full day cruise into another area of backwaters and finally Vembanad lake in order to reach at Kumarakom side
  • Dinner and overnight at the houseboat

DAY 11 - BACKWATERS (ALLEPPEY) – MARARI

  • Breakfast on board the houseboat
  • 0900   The boat drops you directly at the Alleppey – “The Gateway to the Backwaters” and also “Venice of the East” and Transfer by road to Marari. En route shall show you the coir work famous from this area (closed on Sundays)
  • Relax and enjoy beach stay
  • Overnight at the hotel

DAY 12 - MARARI

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day free to relax and enjoy beach stay
  • Overnight at the hotel

DAY 13 - MARARI

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Relax and enjoy beach stay
  • Overnight at the hotel

DAY 14 - MARARI

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Relax and enjoy beach stay
  • Overnight at the hotel

DAY 15 - MARARI - COCHIN - *******

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer by road to Cochin– “The Queen of Arabian Sea” for international flight
  • ****   Departure by Flight

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