Tour Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Destinations Covered: Calicut - Wayanad - Trichur - Periyar National Park - Kottayam - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Day 01: Arrival at Calicut
You'll be welcomed by our representative on your arrival at Calicut International Airport. He'll then accompany you to the hotel for a check-in. Move out for a demonstration of Kalari Payattu, the martial art of Kerala. Being followed since ages, people look upon this art form as a means of earning their living. Night stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Calicut - Wayanad
Early in the morning, you'll be driven to Wayanad. The 72 km journey will be covered in about two hours. On reaching Wayanad, a check in at the hotel will be made. A local sightseeing tour will follow next. You'll visit the three tiered Soochipara Falls, located in the thick equatorial forests. The cliffs, so present, offer excellent opportunities to try rock climbing. Enjoy dinner and music amidst bon-fire at the hotel before calling it a day.
Day 03: Wayanad
After a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, you'll proceed for a natural tour of Wayanad. This bio-diverse region in the towering Western Ghats will abundant in green valleys, jungles and rivulets. You'll visit the deserted Kuruva Island, spread across 955 acres of forests along the tributaries of River Kabini, which is a paradise with a large variety of birds. Thereafter, you'll head to the next tourist spot, Tholpetty Wild Sanctuary. Capture awe-inspiring views of spotted deer, elephants, bison, leopard, tiger, colorful birds etc. The day will end at the hotel with dinner and sleepover.
Day 04: Wayanad - Trichur
On the fourth day of your tour, you'll proceed to Trichur also known as Thrissur. A check-in at the hotel will be followed by a visit to the dance and music academy called Kalamandalam. The academy provides training on classical dance and music. Dinner and night's rest will be at the hotel.
Day 05: Trichur - Periyar National Park
Post breakfast, you'll leave for Periyar National Park. Upon arrival, you'll make a check-in at the lodge and proceed to explore the beautiful nature. The park boasts of excellent flora and fauna, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and colorful insects. Spend the night at the lodge in Periyar National Park.
Day 06: Periyar - Kottayam
Start the day with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel. Later, drive to Kottayam, also known as Akshara Nagari, which literally means "City of Alphabets". On arrival, make a check in at the hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Dinner and night stay will be at the hotel.
Day 07: Kottayam (Houseboat)
On day seven of the trip, you'll be transferred to the houseboat, one of the most exciting attractions to experience in Kerala. The backwaters are the much hyped facet of Kerala tourism. While cruising through the backwaters in your houseboat, you'll witness palm fringed narrow canals swaying through the large sheets of paddy fields. The neatly created tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals add to the panoramic views of this blissful destination. You can stroll through the countryside in the evening and capture the beautiful sunset on your wide lens. Dinner will be served onboard, after which you can offer some rest to your exhausted eyelids.
Day 08: Alleppey - Kovalam
After a relishing breakfast on the houseboat, you'll disembark at Alleppey. From here, you'll be driven to Kovalam Beach. Make the most of the available time at the beachside. An ideal destination for rekindling romance with your beloved! Lie down on the white sands, take a dip in the cool seawater, or absorb the pleasing breeze exuded by the coconut palms. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09: Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure
On the last day of your trip, you'll journey to Trivandrum, post breakfast. Here, you'll be dropped at Trivandrum International Airport to catch a flight for onward journey.
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