A fascinating journey through India's tropical south, do experience the diversity in scenery, architecture, culture and most importantly the people. Visit the two southern states of India - Kerala, both with unique cultures and different landscape.
Kerala is a tropical bliss with an idyllic coastline and lush tropical hills. Despite its relative riches, the majority of the population in Kerala life continue with agriculture, tea, coffee and spice plantations and the coir industry, which still provides the basic economic structure of the region.
On arrival meet and assistance at the Mangalore airport, then proceed to your hotel Vivanta by Taj - Bekal for a check-in. Start this unique Honeymoon journey in the undiscovered north part of Kerala, in Bekal. Rest of the day at leisure in your luxury hotel retreat, sipping a cocktail at the pool or enjoying a massage at the in-house SPA. Overnight stay at hotel. (Bed & Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel. Relax in the private plunge pools, enjoy the backwaters views or go for a walk in the Kappil beach close by the shoreline. This evening after enjoying a romantic sunset, have a memorable dinner on a Private Houseboat in the Valiyaparamba backwaters with a sumptuous Keralan meals made of curries, infused with North Kerala and Konkan influences. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Half-board)
Breakfast at the hotel. Your day is free for lazing by the pool or exploring the region and enjoy countless miles of breezy coastline. You might opt to take a guided tour and soak in the local North Kerala culture : Explore the Bekal Fort, the Palakunnu Bhagavathi Temple or the Pallikera Church, etc... (Payable locally). Overnight stay at the hotel. (Bed & Breakfast)
After your breakfast and check-out, this morning drive with your chauffeur to the Hill station of Wayanad. Dominated by the Western Ghats, one of the world's last surviving tracts of tropical biodiversity, Wayanad's terrain is characterised by extensive streches of wilderness and plantations. On the way explore the northern region of Kerala with its locally features and rituals, its colonial historical building and secluded beaches. Make a stop in Thalassery, a centre of the pepper trade since the early 14th century, also known for its Fish Market. Observe handful of old men selling fresh mussels out of straw baskets in the alley leading down to it. Continue towards the picturesque little town with a French flavour, renamed Mahe after the Frenchman who captured it. Observe its St. Teresa's Church, famed all over Malabar for the efficacy of its prayers said. Finally make a last stop off the charming rock-studded beach Kappad beach before you drive up hill to your hotel The Vythiri Resort, hidden amidst the thick rainforests. Rest of the day to relax in this lush green paradise. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Bed & Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel. Start your romantic and adventurous journey in this exquisite jungle gateway - in the company of amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, flowering plants and butterflies that inhabit the dense Vythiri rainforest. Wayanad's evergreen forest is the most species-rich eco region in peninsular India. Enjoy of the activities proposed by your hotel such as Guided trekking inside the resort to the natural waterfalls, streams, natural pool, or a sightseeing tour to Pookot Lake, etc... Overnight stay at the hotel. (Bed & Breakfast)
After your breakfast and check-out, drive to your next unique Boutique Hotel Purity located in Muhamma (15 km from Alleppey). Overlooking the lake Vembanad at its widest point, Purity is located in the backwaters with its rooms overlooking at the lake and with an infinity lakefront swimming pool. Check-in and rest of the day at leisure sipping a cocktail at the pool or observing the surroundings cantilevered Chinese fishing nets and the traditional fishermen routine.... Overnight stay at the hotel. (Bed & Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel. Late morning drive to Alleppey and embark your Houseboat for a Backwaters cruise. These Houseboats are a reworked version of kettuvallams of olden times and made out of huge planks of Jack wood, joined with coir from Coconut shells. The backwaters act as a vital waterway for the transport of goods, people and their produce are at times the only link between isolated villages and crowded towns. The Allepey district is one of the most popular areas where you can cruise the backwaters. It is also one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea-level, using a system of dykes. Cruise through the palm fringed canals enjoying the beauty of rural village life. Enjoy a sumptuous Keralan Lunch on Board. The trip continues through a wonderful area of the lush green vegetation. Disembark and return to your hotel. Overnight stay (Breakfast & Lunch).
Today, wake-up with chanting birds in the surroundings. Relax in this serene Backwaters, enjoy the lakefront infinity pool or opt for some activities organized by the hotel, such as a South Indian cooking demonstration, a Coir factory excursion to the closest village where you will observe this traditional handcraft work process of coir weaving, product of the coconut fiber (Payable locally), etc… Later on experience a sunset cruise on the shores of the Lake Vembanad (Provided by the hotel). Take a closer look at the Village activities from the perceptive of your hoarse man. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Bed & Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel. Time to say good bye. Transfer to Cochin International airport to connect your flight back home.
|BEKAL||3||Vivanta by Taj - Bekal|
|MUHAMMA||3||Purity Hotel from Malabar Escape|
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis at all hotels mentioned or similar
- Welcome drink on arrival on each hotel
- Decoration and fruit basket in the room on arrival day on each hotel
- Breakfast at all places and meal as per described in the Itinerary
- Cruise Dinner at Vivanta by Taj Bekal
- Transportation as per itinerary by chauffeur driven air conditioned large (Innova) vehicle
- Local English Speaking Guides for the sightseeing of Thalassery
- Half Day sightseeing to Pookot Lake and View Point ( Provided by the Vythiri Resort )
- One session of candle light dinner & Honeymoon cake ( Provided by the Vythiri Resort )
- Guided trekking inside the resort to the natural waterfalls, streams, natural pool etc. ( Provided by the Vythiri Resort )
- ADAM and EVE MASSAGE at VYTHIRI SPA for a couple
- Backwater Day cruise by House Boat on full board basis
- Entrance charges at the monuments as mentioned in the Itinerary
- Assistance on arrival and departure
- All currently applicable taxes
- Camera fees & activity charges other than those listed in the itinerary inclusions
- Expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, telephones, tipping etc.
- International/Domestic flight charges and Visa/Insurance charges, if any
- Any other items not covered under inclusions