Tour Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered: Cochin - Guruvayoor - Athirapally - Wayanad - Tellicherry - Calicut
Day 01: Arrival at Cochin
Upon your arrival at Cochin International Airport, you'll be warmly welcomed and received by our tour representative who'll transfer you to the hotel. Cochin, as an important port of India, has its history and culture deeply rooted. You'll be amazingly surprised to know that Kochi is a mecca of astounding cultural and scenic attractions. The strong association with Arabs, Chinese, Jews, Dutch, Portuguese and British has resulted into the creation of some interesting parables. Besides the cultural wonders, you can also enjoy the pristinely made beaches and greenery. With ample time at your disposal, you can engage at different recreational activities washing away your tiredness. A long backwater cruising will be planned for the evening. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Cochin
After an early morning breakfast, you'll proceed for a city tour. The major tourist attractions include St Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Hill Palace, Cochin Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese fishing nets and Spice Market. The evening will be spent with a scintillating performance of Kathakali, an ancient dance-drama form of Kerala. Return to the hotel for night's rest.
Day 03: Cochin - Guruvayoor - Athirapally
Enjoy an appetizing breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter, you'll be driven to Athirapally. You'll come across innumerable waterfalls and pictorial scenery during the two-hour drive. A check-in at the hotel upon arrival will be followed by a local sightseeing tour. Awesomely breathtaking waterfalls, lush sceneries and thick dense forests are sure to spellbind you. Also, a place not to be missed is the small town of Guruvayoor, close to Thrissur, which gained reputation due to the famous Sri Krishna Temple, attracting hundreds of devotees from different parts of the world. Athirapally and Vazhachal gushing from the top of Sholayar Forest Range that a treat to the eyes. To spend the night, you'll travel back to the hotel.
Day 04: Athirapally - Wayanad
Satiate your morning hunger pangs with a delicious breakfast. Soon after, you'll be journeyed to Wayanad, an isolated paradise set amidst the laps of nature. When you reach Wayanad, the wonderful natural embrace loaded with towering Western Ghats will welcome you. What is more jaw-dropping are the unexplored virgin forests, astonishing green paddy fields, spice gardens and tea estates. A visit to Edakkal Caves, ancient rock-shelter, and some Jain shrines will be made before you head to the hotel and jump into your cozy bedding for a sound sleep.
Day 05: Wayanad
Indulge in some mouthwatering Keralite delights for breakfast. The day will then begin with a fun-filled jungle safari. Major attractions will be the wildlife, right from small insects to gigantic elephants. Tigers, elephants, sloth bears, panthers, deer, birds and various types of reptiles are some animals dwelling here. Not to forget, the eternal beauty of the forests. To end the day, drive back to the hotel for dinner and good night's sleep.
Day 06: Wayanad
Refresh yourself with a sumptuous morning meal, after which an adventurous excursion will be organized. Under an expert's guidance, you'll be hiking through Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Meanwhile, stop at the 3000 year old Thirunelli Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, along the Papanasini stream. Trek down the hills to reach your hotel. Have a delectable supper and head to your room for sleepover.
Day 07: Wayanad - Tellicherry
Post breakfast, you'll travel to Tellicherry, the next destination in-line. After four hours of driving, you'll arrive at Tellicherry. Check in to the hotel and take a short nap. This British settlement is better known for its 3Cs - Cakes, Cricket and Circus. A half-day tour will follow up. Fish markets and the 19th century Ayesha Manzil, depicting the colonial times, will be major highlights. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 08: Tellicherry
After a delicious morning meal, you'll be out for a sightseeing tour of Tellicherry. Starting with the boisterous and noisy fish markets, you'll move on to the imperial fortress of Tellicherry. Next, you'll head to the coastline. Take time to ooze in the soft pristine white sands of the picturesque Muzhappilangad Beach. Your day ends with a ride back to the hotel for night stay.
Day 09: Tellicherry - Calicut
Enjoy the lip-smacking South India delights at breakfast. Henceforth, you'll embark a journey to Calicut. Upon arrival, make a check-in at the hotel. This will be followed by a city tour of some popular attractions. This historical and cultural city, sited along the Malabar Coast, has oodles of secrets embedded within. Spend the rest of the time at leisure or get your senses pampered with an Ayurvedic treatment at the hotel or at a health spa. You'll be taken for an entertaining performance of the 'Kalaripayattu' martial arts at Hindustani Kalari Sangam in the evening. With this, your day will come to an end. Come back to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 10: Calicut Departure
You'll be dropped at Calicut International Airport, post a gorgeous breakfast. Complete the immigration formalities and wait for the flight to the next destination with blissful memories of a pleasurable holiday.
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