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Go Local in Kerala


5 Nights / 6 Days



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Day 1
From / to SubheadingArrive Cochin, Transfer to Champakulam
Duration100 KMS/2 Hour 30 Mints
Accommodation cityKurialacherry Homestay Champakulam
Meals includedDinner
DescriptionOn Arrival at Cochin airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and transfer to Champakulam Kurialacherry homestay. This traditional Kerala architecture home stay stands on the bank of the river Pampa, laced with coconut trees on both side and green paddy fields in the backyard. Afternoon explore the activities at your homestay
Early Evening enjoy a walk through the family owned paddy fields and Mr. Chacko will also be happy to take you to a local temple to see the Poojas.
Evening enjoy an authentic dinner executed by your host in their regional Kuttanad cooking style, using organic vegetables from their own cultivation and fishes picked from the property fish farm.
Day 2
From / to SubheadingActivities at your homestay
Accommodation cityKurialacherry Homestay Champakulam
Meals includedBreakfast , Dinner
DescriptionWake up early morning and proceed for a country canoe ride in the backwaters. Take a closer look at the Village activities. Back to home and after breakfast , Join your host Mr. Chacko, for a Village walk to encounter its community, and stop in one of the oldest church in India the Champakulam Kalloorkadu St. Mary's Forane Church, believed to be one of the seven established by St. Thomas in AD 427.
Proceed on to see the finesse of the legacy wooden carver followed by a visit to the longest Snake Boat. See the Bishop’s Museum before you return to have your home-made lunch in a family atmosphere.
Back home you will witness a Syrian Christian cooking demonstration with your host and enjoy a dinner. You may want to keep some unique recipes back home.
Day 3
From / to SubheadingDrive to Thekkady Plantation visit
Duration130 KMS 3 Hrs 30 Mints
Accommodation cityCoffee & Pepper homestay Thekkady
Meals includedBreakfast, Dinner
DescriptionMorning check out from the hotel and enjoy the fascinating drive through the Western Ghats as you to head for Thekkady. This is one of the most beautiful drives in all of South India. Arrive at Thekkady and you are assisted with your check-in to your scenic homestay. You are now in the heart of spice country, and, if you breathe deeply, the air carries a faint aroma that will delight you. This is the heart of spice country and the mild and pleasant aroma from the surrounding plantations will fascinate you when you arrive.
Periyar National Park is located around a picturesque artificial lake that was formed in 1895 by building a dam on the Periyar River. The terrain is hilly and the elevation of the park ranges from a few hundred feet to about 6,000 feet above sea level. The lake occupies the valleys of the thickly forested hills serving as a permanent source of water for wildlife in the Park. Although it falls under Project Tiger, the main attractions of the park are definitely elephants. Periyar is home to just under a thousand elephants and also more than 60 other mammal species including tigers, bison, deer, wild boar and wild dog. There are more than 300 species of birds, and even 160 species of butterflies. Prominent among the birds are Cormorants, Kingfishers, Darters, the great Malabar Hornbill, and the racket-tailed Drongoes. Unlike Ranthambore, your chances of seeing a tiger in this park are extremely slim. Thekkady is a great stopover on this itinerary for a variety of reasons, only one of them being the National Park. The Spice plantations are another reason to stop here, as is the fact that this rural area happens to be located in one of the most picturesque parts of the Western Ghats.
Afternoon – Visit a neighboring spice plantation where an experienced naturalist will guide you through scores of different spice plants and illustrate their medicinal and gastronomical properties.
Evening visit the local theatre to experience the Kalarippayattu show. Kalarippayattu Regarded as the oldest and most scientific in the world, Kalarippayattu, the martial art form of Kerala, is an integral of the Kerala culture. Bodhidharama, a Buddist monk, who visited China during the reign of Emperor Wu of the Ling dynasty, is believed to have presented the world with a self-defense system; from which evolved almost all the present day martial are forms. Scholars believe that his philosophy was influenced by the ancient martial culture of Malabar - Kalarippayattu the mother of all martial arts.
Day 4
From / to SubheadingBamboo rafting, Trekking and Kalarippayattu show
Accommodation cityCoffee & Pepper homestay Thekkady
Meals includedBreakfast, Dinner
DescriptionStart your day with a drive up to Lake Periyar and proceed for a spectacular range hiking and rafting Programme through some of the richest forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve. This unique wildlife experience begins at 7.30 am from the Boat Landing Point in Thekkady; a mosaic of habitats will be traversed before you get into your rafts made of bamboos. Begin with a two-hour long trek, an hour and a half long rafting up Periyar Lake. You will return in the same manner to the starting point of the excursion at 1230 pm. During this trail, you will drift through pristine wilderness, spot large mammals, birds and indigenous people fishing in the lake. You will be driven back to your hotel. Afternoon you are at leisure to enjoy local activities at your resort. Upon request you can spend time with the chefs who will give you insights into the preparation of the delightful local cuisine that they offer.
Day 5
From / to SubheadingDrive to Munnar
Duration100 KMS 3 Hrs
Accommodation cityRose garden homestay Munnar
Meals includedBreakfast
DescriptionEnjoy breakfast at the homestay and proceed to Munnar. Munnar - A misty, lush green hill station up in the Annamalai range of Kerala, Munnar is a tea plantation center. Tea gardens, some of the highest in the world. Cool climate and mist shrouded tea plantations are the real attractions of Munnar. On arrival Check into your homestay. Afternoon you are at Leisure with your driver and car to explore the plantations .Proceed for an excursion to explore the tea plantation and Museum. Munnar is the choicest of places to preserve and showcase some of the exquisite and interesting aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's high ranges. Visit the Tea Museum which houses curious, photographs and machineries, each depicting a turning point that contributed to a flourishing tea industry, as seen today in the region. A demonstration room for tea tasting is another attraction where one would come across different varieties of tea. Drive back to your homestay after the visit.
Day 6
From / to SubheadingDeparture transfer to Cochin Airport
Duration130 KMS / 3 Hours 30 Mints
Accommodation city
Meals includedBreakfast
DescriptionAfter breakfast check out from your homestay and transfer to Cochin airport
General Info
  • Traditional welcome on arrival
  • Accommodation in Double on the meal plan mentioned above
  • Transportation and sightseeing by Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the Itinerary
  • Monument entrance fee
  • Spice plantation visit in Periyar
  • Bamboo rafting and trekking at Periyar
  • Kalarippayattu show at Periyar
  • Bottled water during sightseeing/excursions and other drives
  • All currently applicable taxesl
  • Any item of personal nature like tips / porterages
  • Personal expense like telephone / laundry
  • Any optional activities / package trip not mentioned above
  • Any air / train fare
  • Expenses arises due to Harthals(Flash strikes), natural calamities
  • Delay in flight schedule or cancellation etc
  • Anything not mentioned above
Payment policyIf any specific to the itinerary (by default Lotus payment policy will be applied/displayed)
Cancellation policyIf any specific to the itinerary (by default Lotus cancellation policy will be applied/displayed)
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