Day 01 Arrive
Kochi On arrival a warm welcome by our staff and
transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel. Kochi
(colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the
south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the
breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala,
hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Informally, Cochin is also
referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.
.Day 02 Kochi
Enjoy a city tour of Kochi in the afternoon. The major
attractions you would experience are the magic of Fort
Kochi, the Jewish Quarters and the Synagogue. Also a must
see are the Chinese Fishing nets facing the harbour.
Demonstration of Kerala cuisine at both Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Kochi / Kottayam/
Drive from Kochi to Kumarakom (approximately 2 hrs away).
Kumarakom, situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake is
one the world famous Backwater destinations of Kerala.
Fishing, Boating and visits to the countryside make this
destination a unique place to look forward to. Kumarakom
also has a small bird sanctuary where different species of
birds can be seen. A boat cruise along the Vembanad Lake
is the best way to experience the serenity of the
enchanting backwaters. A number of Luxury hotels located
along the banks of the Lake ensure that your stay in
Kumarakom is a relaxed and comfortable one. Upon arrival
at Kumarakam transfer to your resort / hotel. Rest of the
day at leisure.
Day 04 Kumarakom
Full day at leisure in Kumarakom. Morning and evening
cookery demonstrations of Syrian Christian cuisine - both
Vegetarian as well as Non Vegetarian.
Day 05 Kumarakom /
Kottayam / Thrissur
Boat ride to Kottayam. Kottayam is an important commercial
centre of Kerala, thanks to its strength as a producer of
cash crops. Most of India's natural rubber originates from
the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam, also home
to the Rubber Board. Kottayam, among the state's more
mountainous districts, provides some of Kerala's finest
natural scenes sandwiched as it is between serene
palm-fringed backwaters on the west and the Western ghats
on the east. Drive on to Thrissur. Upon arrival at
Thrissur transfer to your hotel.
Day 06 Thrissur
Thrissur with its rich history, cultural heritage and
archeological wealth is the cultural capital of Kerala.
Thrissur is famed for for its Pooram Festival. This
festival district has witnessed many rulers and dynasties
starting with the Zamorins, Tipu Sultan to the Dutch and
the British. A cultural center, the Kerala Kalamandalam,
the Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka
Academy are located here. Demonstration of traditional
Kerala cuisine in the evening and overnight stay.
Day 07 Thrissur /
Drive visiting Elephant Grove, Kappad Beach enroute where
Vasco da Gama Landed in 1498.
Day 08 Tellicherry
Demonstration of traditional Malabar cuisine - Moppilah
Day 09 Tellicherry /
Cannanore Visit the Martial Arts centre, Theyyam - Traditional
Cannanore / Calicut Travel to Calicut.
Calicut, the most important city of Malabar region of
Kerala, was a leading trading centre for spices on the
West Coast of India during the medieval period. On arrival
at Calicut, check in at a hotel. Overnight stay at the
Day 11 Calicut / Mumbai
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai.
The bustling financial capital of India and the city that
never sleeps. Mumbai is also a Gourmet's paradise with a
wide choice of cuisine options. Afternoon city tour of
Mumbai. In the evening Konkani seafood dinner at Trishna
Day 12 Mumbai
Day free for own activities and last minute souvenir
shopping. Check out from the hotel is at 12 noon (late
check out is
subject to confirmation by the hotel). In the evening
transfer to a downtown city restaurant for farewell Dinner
before continuing on to
the International airport to board your flight back home.