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Homestays And Heritage Of Kerala – 19 Nights / 20 Days

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Homestays And Heritage Of Kerala – 19 Nights / 20 Days

Cochin – Calicut – Wayanad – Palakkad – Munnar – Periyar - Thodupuzha – Kanjirappally – Kumarakom – Alleppey Houseboat – Marari Beach – Cochin Departure. This tour focuses on quality homestays to offer you a real, authentic experience that are away from regular tourist spots. The locations are occasionally a little bit off the beaten track, ensuring a more tranquil environment during your holiday. The emphasis is on allowing you to experience the legendary hospitality of the local people as well as a range of different places and atmospheres.

DAY 1

Arrive Cochin

God’s own country welcomes you!! On your arrival at Cochin airport you will be met and received by our tour executive. He will then introduce you to your driver who will be with you throughout your trip. Proceed to the hotel and relax for the night. Stay overnight in Fort Cochin

Fort Cochin - 02 Nights
DAY 2

Fort Cochin

Full day to sightsee Cochin city. The Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday/Saturday) was built in 1568 AD. The Dutch Palace (closed on Friday), the main attractions has the outstanding collection of mural paintings found inside. St. Francis Church, the first European church that was built in India. Folklore Museum, is meant for architectural enthusiasts who wish to explore places with a touch of traditional designs. After lunch visit The Chinese fishing nets, here you can enjoy watching the beautiful sunset by the seashore. You can explore the fragrant spice markets of the Jew town. You’ll be ending the day by enjoying Kathakali show- the traditional dance of this part of India with wonderful and unique makeup and costume. Stay overnight in Fort Cochin Read more

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DAY 3

Cochin – Calicut

Today drive 4hrs to Calicut, it is popularly known as a land of pristine beaches, aromatic spice gardens, picturesque country sides & warm people. Here you will visit Art Gallery, it is renowned for its collections of the veteran painter ‘Raja Ravi Varma. Later in the evening visit Beypore is one of the small villages which has a historical significance as it was one of the historic ports where trading commenced between the Middle East and Asia. The small town is also known for building wooden ships in its small ship yard. Relax and explore the city with your own interest. Stay overnight in Calicut Read more

Calicut - 01 Night
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DAY 4

Calicut - Wayanad

Today morning after breakfast drive 2.5hrs to Wayanad, a biodiversity hotspot and is home to some endangered, exotic species. On reaching check in to your hotels and relax. Later you can explore the captivating sights, sounds and fragrance of Wayanad, you may also shop for some specialties of Wayanad like spices, coffee, tea, bamboo products, honey and herbal plants. Stay overnight in Wayanad Read more

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DAY 5

Wayanad

Today morning visit the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary lying within Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and holding on steadfastly to its primal wilderness. So pack up your camera and binoculars to get some great pictures of wildlife. You will be also visiting the famous Edakal caves first. These are a group of three caves which are at a height of nearly 1000 meters. These reflect the echoes of various culture and civilizations that existed here during pre-historical times. If interested you might also visit some very unique tribal villages near by that will give you an insight of their way of life. Stay overnight in Wayanad Read more

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DAY 6

Wayanad – Palakkad

Today start your drive 4hrs towards Palakkad. Tharavad is the place to experience village life of Kerala. Kandath Tharavad is the ancestral home built in 1794, where you will be welcomed by Mr. Bhagwaldas and his family. This place is absolutely unique in all its features. Here you can enjoy the traditional comforts and hospitality of the Bhagwaldas family at Tharavad, along with optional activities including fishing, bird-watching, cooking demonstration and classes, trekking, cycling and a bullock cart ride through the nearby countryside. Stay overnight in Palakkad Read more

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DAY 7

Palakkad – Munnar

Today after breakfast drive 4hrs to the beautiful hill station of Munnar while enjoying the stunning views of the grand valleys. On the way to you can also watch the adorable waterfalls in Cheeyappara and colorful flowers in Blossom Garden. Later the evening explore the nature on your own by taking a peaceful walk by the mesmerizing greenery hills or enjoy a romantic Ayurvedic massage in your hotel. Stay overnight in Munnar Read more

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DAY 8

Munnar

Today you can enjoy a full day visiting the attractive lakes, striking reservoirs, remarkable forests. Sightsee - Rajamalai National Park, some of the animals spotted here are Elephant, Nilgiri langur, small-clawed and lots of interesting small animals. The Tea Museum showcases old photographs, machinery, curios and other artifacts that have been used since ancient times. Pothamedu, where you can enjoy watching the plantations of tea, cardamom, coffee and other spices. Mattupetty Lake & Dam where you can enjoy speed boating. You may also visit Tea Estate, Echo Point, Top station etc. Stay overnight in Munnar Read more

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DAY 9

Munnar – Periyar

Today you will drive 3hrs to the paradise of wildlife and spice kingdom Periyar also known as Thekkady. A beautiful place known for its natural and wonderful smelling spices. Here you will visit Connemara Tea Factory, which is one of the top and oldest tea factories in Kerala. Later you can do the spice plantation tour visiting variety of spices like cardamom, Pepper, Coffee, and tea estate etc., In the evening, witness the Kalaripayattu show the martial art form of Kerala is regarded as the oldest and most scientific of its kind in the world. You can also visit the local market and pick up some fragrant spices and you can explore the place with your own interest. Stay overnight in Periyar Read more

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DAY 10

Periyar

Today early morning you will explore the nature in its own turf with Nature walk (Trekking with guide) Enjoy a pleasant walk through the magic of woods, connect with nature in its pristine form. Nature walk is the right programme to feel nature, hear her whispers and smell her flowers. After lunch, enjoy a boat ride in Periyar wildlife reserve will definitely make your Periyar tour an absolutely fantastic one. The lake is also the most ideal place to watch the birds and animals on the shore. You will be ending the day by enjoying an elephant ride. Stay overnight in Periyar Read more

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DAY 11

Periyar – Thodupuzha

Proceed to Thodupuzha 4hrs drive, your accommodation is at “Dewalokam Homestay”- a truly unique way to relax and unwind in this peaceful and unspoiled heaven. The area is tucked away beyond commercial rubber plantations in a secluded paradise. It is bounded by a tranquil river and nature reserve, you can chose to be as active or relaxed as you wish away from the bustle of tourist India. Enjoy your stay at this homestay for two days. Here, you can do various activities like spice walk, Bamboo rafting, village walk, cycling on the village road, school visit, cooking demo, etc… You can check with your hosts for the available activities and enjoy them. Overnight stay at Dewalokam Homestay. Read more

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DAY 12

Thodupuzha

Relax or do the activities available – you can just go through their site for various activities and you would get some idea on this - http://www.dewalokam.com/Alliance/AllianceList.aspx?linkId=6

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DAY 13

Thodupuzha – Kanjirappally

After breakfast drive 1.5hrs to the lovely village called Kanjirapally where the beautiful homestay “Kalaketty Estate” is situated. Check into the homestay and relax for the day overlooking the plantations and the paddy fields. Your host Mrs. Anuja and Mr. Kurien will take good care of you and will serve you with delicious homely Kerala food. Stay overnight at Kalaketty Estate Read more

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DAY 14

Kanjirappally

After breakfast you will be shown around the plantation, the various spices, fruits grown, the rubber trees and the making of rubber sheets. Later visit the bee farm, temple and the school for blind. In the evening learn Indian cooking with Mrs. Anuja who will teach you some mouthwatering cuisine. Stay overnight at Kalaketty Estate Read more

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DAY 15

Kanjirappally – Kumarakom

Drive 2hrs to Kumarakom, the enchanting backwater region of Kerala and check into the Philipkutty's farm, a beautiful homestead by the lake. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons which form the famed backwaters offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax. Day at leisure. Stay overnight at Philipkutty's farm Read more

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DAY 16

Kumarakom

Today you have the option to take a boat ride and witness the enchanting lifestyles of the people living along the backwaters or spend the day at leisure in the resort. Stay overnight at Philipkutty's farm

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DAY 17

Kumarakom – Alleppey

Today morning after a relax breakfast drive 1hrs to the backwaters region of Alleppey also known as "Venice of east”, where you’ll embark the traditional Houseboat. You will be floating rhythmically to the waves and enjoy watching Kuttanadu farming, coir making, fishing, dish washing and day to day activities of the local village people. There is a Kerala that lives along these backwaters busy with its own unique culture, it will be incredibly different experience just floating in this backwaters and absorbing unusual representation. You will be provided with welcome drink, lunch, snack, beverages, dinner and breakfast on full board. Stay overnight at the Houseboat Read more

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DAY 18

Alleppey – Marari Beach

Today morning after breakfast drive 30mins to Marari, a beautiful beach paradise, it offers endless miles of superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms and virgin territory where you can experience the local charm and traditional Kerala Hospitality at its best. Stay overnight in Marari Beach

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DAY 19

Marari Beach

Enjoy the endless crisp white sand under your bare feet, the vibrant green coconut palms, the cool sea breeze and the azure ocean. The leisurely pace of life at Marari will help you discover the essence of rest and relaxation that will rejuvenate the soul. Stay overnight in Marari Beach

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DAY 20

Marari Beach – Cochin depart

Today according to the timing of your international flights you’ll transferred to Cochin international airport to take your outbound flight, fly back home with fond memories of your tour to Incredible India, country that never fails to charm its visitors. Tour ends with beautiful memories!!!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Fort Cochin
Hotel Arches Hotel
Day 3
Location Calicut
Day 5
Location Wayanad
Day 6
Location Palakkad
Day 7
Location Munnar
Day 9
Location Periyar
Hotel Tree Top
Day 11
Location Thodupuzha
Hotel Dewalokam
Day 13
Location Kanjirappally
Day 15
Location Kumarakom
Day 17
Location Alleppey Houseboat
Day 18
Location Marari Beach
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Fort Cochin
Day 3
Location Calicut
Hotel Harivihar
Day 4
Location Wayanad
Day 6
Location Palakkad
Day 7
Location Munnar
Hotel Swiss County
Day 9
Location Periyar
Day 11
Location Thodupuzha
Hotel Dewalokam
Day 13
Location Kanjirappally
Day 15
Location Kumarakom
Day 17
Location Alleppey Houseboat
Day 18
Location Marari Beach
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Fort Cochin
Day 3
Location Calicut
Hotel Harivihar
Day 4
Location Wayanad
Hotel Tranquil
Day 6
Location Palakkad
Day 7
Location Munnar
Day 9
Location Periyar
Day 11
Location Thodupuzha
Hotel Dewalokam
Day 13
Location Kanjirappally
Day 15
Location Kumarakom
Day 17
Location Alleppey Houseboat
Day 18
Location Marari Beach

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 19 nights of accommodation at the above mentioned hotels
  • Accommodation as 01 double / twin sharing bedroom
  • Complimentary breakfast at all hotels
  • Complimentary arrival and departure assistances
  • Complimentary mineral water bottle in car throughout the trip -01 bottle / person / day
  • All meals in Calicut, Wayanad, Thodupuzha, Kanjirappally and Kumarakom
  • Kathakali dance show in Cochin
  • Spice plantation tour in Periyar
  • Kalaripayattu show in Periyar
  • Boat ride with entry fee in Periyar
  • Elephant ride in Periyar
  • Nature walk trekking in Periyar
  • One full day English speaking guide in Cochin
  • All meals at the houseboat such as welcome drinks, lunch, snack, beverages, dinner and breakfast (A chance to taste the typical keralan cuisine)
  • All transfers and sightseeing by A/C Swift Dzire / Toyota Etios car with experienced and knowledgeable driver
  • All expenses related to transport such as fuel, toll, parking and interstate taxes
  • All applicable Government taxes

Package excludes

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Entry fee at any places
  • Flight fare / Visa
  • Ayurveda massages
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusion
  • Tips, gratuities, shopping or any other expenditure of personal nature

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  • The above given price is valid up to September 2017 (For season price from October – March please contact us)

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This was our second family tour with Indian panorama. A superb company. They did utmost to make sure that any special requests etc were granted. we were met by Representatives on arrival in Delhi and also on arrival at all hotels to assist with check in. The hotels, coaches, drivers and guides were excelent. I have used this company in the past and it would be my first choice in the future. This is an extremely professional, helpful and knowledgable company, one that I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending to anyone considering a trip to India. Read more

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Me n my husband just returned from our wonderful trip from dehli and extremely grateful to Indian Panorama for making it such an unforgettable experience. We cannot praise highly enough the competence, professionalism and courtesy of the Indian Panorama staff we had contacted especially Mary, and our driver Mr Prateeb. Our trip was well planned and arranged very professionally. The hotels provided was excellent. We were upgraded to a suite in dehli as we were having some issues wt room. I will definately book my travel package wt indian panoroma on my next trip. Read more

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