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Spend 11 nights and 12 days in Kerala and experience the diverse cultures and lovely locations.

Incredible Kerala

Kerala has been bestowed with the natural wonders like dense forests, green mountains, heavy rainfalls, blue water ponds, extensively surrounding ocean waters, palm trees, swift rivers flowing. These all give Kerala the majestic beauty which attracts the tourists to visit this land. The cultural attractions of Kerala also make it formidable to be avoided while traveling through India.Spend 11 nights and 12 days in Kerala and experience the diverse cultures and lovely locations. Following are the various cultural specialties of the land of Kerala.

Kerala Tours

Kathakali

Kathakali is the dance form of Kerala. Kathakali is almost 1500 years old dance form with its roots in the ancient times. Kathakali means “Story-play”. Kathakali draws its inspiration and stories from every type of dance, drama and martial arts.

Kerala Cuisine

Kerela cuisine is different from the rest of India. Kerela cuisine tastes spicy and is good to digest. Kerela cuisine is served hot to eat.

Martial Arts of Kerala

Kalaripayattu is one of the oldest martial arts in the world. This is the original martial art form evolved in north Kerala. In Malayalam, Kalaripayattu means ‘the fighting art of the Kalari’. In ancient Kerala, Kalari was a place of learning subjects such as medicine.

Mohiniattam Dance in Kerala

Mohiniattam Dance in Kerala Mohiniattam is one of the major classical dance styles of India. Mohiniattam from Kerala is perhaps one of the most graceful dances and totally identifies with the green environment; gentle singing of the palm trees

Kerala Cultural Tours

During the 12 days cultural tours of Kerala, the following destinations are covered: Tiruvanthapuram – Kovalam – Quilon – Allepey – Periyar- Munnar- Cochin

Day – 01: Truvanthapuram – Kovalam

On the Day-1, arrive at Trivendrum, which is the capital of Kerela. From the airport of Trivandrum, drive straight towards the kovalam which is famous for its most beautiful beaches of the world. Do the surf riding here or take to swim for the water sport. Explore the beach for the rest of the day.

Day – 02: kanyakumari

This lies at one of the ends of India. Start your day here with the visit to the Proceed on a full stunning Padmanabhapuram palace. Thereafter go to

  • Kanyakumari Amman temple,
  • Vivekanand Rock memorial,
  • Tiruvalluvar memorial.

Enjoy the unique experience of Sunset & Moon rise over the confluence of the 3 seas namely the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea at the southernmost tip of India. Return to Kovalam in the evening.

Day – 03: Kovalam

Start your day with the planned visit to the following places of sightseeing:

  • Shree Padmanabha Swami Temple,
  • Napier Museum,
  • Chitralayam Art Gallery,
  • Zoological Gardens,
  • Reptile House Observatory and
  • Kanakakannu Palace at Trivandrum.

Day – 04: Kovalam – Quilon

In the morning of your fourth day in Kerela, Drive to Quilon which is one of the oldest ports of the Malabar Coast and was once the centre of international spice trade. Quilon is famous for its delicious Cashew and Seafood. Also set out to see some historic remains and the temples built in ornate style. Also visit the village to know the life style and culture of locals.

Day – 05: Quilon

Enjoy the fifth day in the backwaters of Quilon. Optionally try a rejuvenating Ayurvedic Therapy message at the Ayurvedic Centre.

Day – 06: Quilon – Alleppey

From Quilon, drive to Chengannacherry, where you will visit the Nagaraja temple dedicated to the God of snakes, watch the rituals performed there. Then around noon check-in to a houseboat and proceed on a backwater cruising, traversing narrow canals and witnessing the village life of Kerala. At Night the boat will anchor on the Vembunad Lake.

Day – 07 Alleppey – Periyar

Day seventh is marked with the departure to Periyar by noon. In the afternoon take safari to a nearby Plantations & villages.

Day – 08: Periyar

On the eighth day early morning we take boat ride over the Lake Periyar to watch animals in their natural habitat on the water’s edge. While cruising on Lake Periyar, you are likely to see animals like Wild Boars, Sambars, Wild Dogs, Langur Monkeys and Wild Elephants. For the lunch we return back to hotel. Afternoon trek in the National park with a local forest guide. Overnight at hotel.

Munnar

Day – 09: Periyar – Munnar

Day ninth is spent on the Munnar which is the southern India’s most beautiful mountain scenery and rugged peaks, with carved out tea gardens. The fresh mountain climate makes it one of the best hill stations among the nearby options. Honeymoon couples favor this destination on account of its wonderful scenery and beautiful walks.

Day – 10: Munnar

In the morning, proceed to Eravikulam National park by uphill track which is a 8 km walk with beautiful landscapes, tea estates and waterfalls. Reach on top of the Rajamalai Hill, where you can see the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Return downhill by road. Visit to Mattupatti Dam & Swiss farm here.

Day – 11: Munnar – Cochin (142 Kms – 4 hrs)

Early depart Munnar for Cochin. Arrive Cochin and visit the following places :

  • Mattancherry Palace,
  • Fort Cochin,
  • Jewish Synagogue,
  • St. Francis Church,
  • Bolgatty Palace etc.

Afternoon take a  Harbour cruise and evening visit to Cochin Cultural centre for viewing the Kathakalli Opera Show.

Day – 12: Cochin