Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Kerala remains in the bucket list of all those who seek for rejuvenating treatments in the lap of nature. Kerala Ayurveda Tour is an ideal way to benefit from the ancient Ayurveda therapies and treatments. These 14 days and 13 nights will be the best moments of your life basking-in the goodness of nature. The efficient therapies are very well complimented by the perfect climate and serene ambiance. Complete your relaxing holidays by exploring backwaters, beaches, varied flora and fauna, traditional houseboats and sumptuous food. Visiting Munnar, Kovalam, Thekkady, Trivandrum and Alleppey makes the Kerala Ayurveda Tour exciting.
Meet our tour representative at the Cochin airport who helps you in getting transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Also called Ernakulam, the cosmopolitan city of Kochi houses a number of attractions that are worth-visiting. Queen of the Arabian Sea is also the gateway into the Kerala state.
In the afternoon, get all set to visit the famous tourist attractions of Cochin including Mattancherry Palace Museum or Dutch Palace Museum- a popular museum with an impressive collection of stamps, royal dresses, life-size portraits of Cochin rulers, weapons, canopy, coins, swords, dolis, 3 royal umbrellas, and more; the very popular Cheena Vala or the Chinese Fishing net- only found Cochin, these are mechanically installed nets to catch fishes; St. Francis Church- this oldest European Church with splendid architecture of India was built in the year 1503; Hill Palace Museum- state’s largest archaeological museum that has 14 divisions for exhibits including marble and stone sculptures, paintings, royal ornaments, weapons, coins, inscriptions and so on; Jewish Synagogue or Paradesi Synagogue- the oldest active synagogue in Commonwealth of Nations, it was erected in the year 1568 and finally Jewish Street- a popular street with shops selling antique items, crockery, bronze sculptures, jewellery, carved wood furniture etc.
Overnight stay in Cochin.
Today, after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and leave by road for the Kerala’s most popular hill station, Munnar- the ‘Queen of Hills’. Treat your eyes to the mesmerizing views of the Cardamom Hills and the verdant tea plantations during your road journey. This lovely hill town stands on the meeting point of three rivers at an altitude of 1600 m above the sea level. Serene environment, enchanting viewpoints, tourist attractions, varied flora and fauna, cool breeze and salubrious climate cast a charm on the visitor.
After reaching, check- in at the hotel, followed by a day at leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own. Do not miss a refreshing leisure walk in the tea gardens where the fresh aroma fills your nostrils. For adventure enthusiasts, there are ample opportunities such as rock climbing, trekking, wildlife viewing and camping.
Stay overnight in Munnar.
On the 3rd day after breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Munnar, including its prime attractions. Visit the lovely Kundala Lake where you can enjoy boat riding on the Lake’s placid waters that is surrounded by hills; Echo Point- bounded by green hills, this point boasts of a natural echo phenomenon and Shooting Point- a wonderful point with green carpet to click memorable photographs where you can spot elephants walking freely. The next attraction is the concrete gravity dam, Mattupetty Dam that offers excellent bird watching opportunities and then the sanctuary of endangered mountain goat of South India called Nilgiri Tahr, the very popular Eravikulam National Park that houses a vast variety of flora and fauna.
Overnight stay in Munnar.
Today, after breakfast, check- out of the hotel. And later start driving for your next destination, Thekkady, the home of the world-renowned Periyar National Park. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and relax for a while. Thekkady is tranquil village that has been blessed with abundant greenery.
The afternoon is scheduled for exploring the attractions of Thekkady including the pepper, cardamom and coffee plantations of Murikkady; Chellarkovil- a serene village that freshwater waterfall; this village is place near Periyar; Mangala Devi Temple- this 1000- year old temple is dedicated to Goddess Mangaladevi, also known as Goddess Kannaki. At last you visit the very popular Periyar National Park where you can partake in wildlife spotting via boating and trekking. Also a famous tiger and elephant reserve, Periyar is open during monsoon season, unlike most of the national parks.
Overnight in Thekkady.
On day 5, post breakfast, you get transferred the ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey. Now named as Alappuzha, it is the hub of the backwaters of Kerala. This lovely destination is a network of waterways that comprises of canals, lakes and lagoons. Alleppey is explored by visitors from all around world in huge numbers.
On reaching Alleppey, check-into a Kettuvallam, a traditional houseboat of Kerala. This experience is going to be memorable. While your houseboat is cruising on the serene backwaters, enjoy the lovely sunset, spot colorful chirpy birds, admire the lush nature, visit the attractions that fall on the way and spot the locals busy in the daily routine activities. You are accompanied by a rower and a trained chef. The houseboat is equipped with all the contemporary facilities.
Stay overnight on-board.
After a sumptuous breakfast on-board, check-out. Now, leave by road for Kovalam. On arrival, check-in at a hotel. Once you have completed the check-in formalities, the afternoon is at leisure, spend it according to your preference. Kovalam is a wonderful beach town that is popular for its serene beaches and Ayuerveda centers.
In the evening, you visit the Kovalam beaches with your loved ones and indulge in fun activities. Take a leisure walk and enjoy a memorable sunset. Treat your eyes to the lovely scenery and savor the serenity of the place. This small fishing town has all that takes a place to be a pleasant destination.
Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 7 to day 13 of the tour are for memorable and refreshing experiences at this superb place that is a true delight. Kovalam is a crescent-shaped beach that is a combination of 3 beaches-Samudra, Hawah (Eve’s beach) and Lighthouse beach, Visit these amazing beaches whenever you full like and indulge in sightseeing and fun activities. These adjacent beaches are explored by honeymooning couples as well as family vacationers. Apart from swimming, if you love water sports, try your hands at swimming and catamaran sailing.
Kovalam is also extremely popular for offering Ayurveda treatments and therapies at its world-class Ayurveda centers. The verdant environment, tranquil surroundings, pollution-free air and the salubrious climate will completely relax and rejuvenate all your senses. One option is to visit the popular Ayurveda centers that are spread all around. The other option is to check-in at an Ayurveda resort, offering world-class accommodation, nutritious food, well-planned Ayurveda services and clubbed with meditation and Yoga sessions. These resorts employ expert masseurs and trained doctors who can even suggest therapies according to your body type. Visit Kovalam, completely away from the regular hustle-bustle of your city life.
Today is the last day of your wonderful tour. Post check- out formalities; get transferred to the Trivandrum airport to board flight to your onward journey.