In the awe of the Incredible
Languid backwaters, exotic houseboats, the spice- and tea-covered hills ,rejuvenating ayurvedic treatments and taste-bud-tingling cuisine and more. This experience will also get you acquainted with wild elephants, exotic birds and the shy wild cats, while vibrant culture and serene temples enthrall you.
Itinerary idea in details
On arrival in Cochin after a warm welcome by our representative you are driven to your accommodation-.Brunton Boatyard,a tribute to the colonial era, this 5 star period hotel is resurrected from the remains of a Victorian shipbuilding yard. Relaxing warm and woody interiors with only the forests sound beckon you to unwind. It would be difficult for you to decide whether you should pamper yourself with a Mirror Massage or take a dip in the soothing aquamarine pool.
Tingle your taste buds with delicately spiced cuisine experience at The History Restaurant. You definitely should indulge in the Steak Fernandez Pepper crusted succulence that’s a house specialty. Absorb the tranquility of the ecologically sensitive environment but don’t forget to savour perfect brews and mid-century elegance at TheTea Lounge.
Amble through the historic Fort area, browse through fascinating antique shops,the Chinese Fishing Nets and the Synagogue can also be explored for a lifetime experience. All this along with a Tuktuk ride will complete an exciting day. All this action surely deserves a relaxing Sirodhara treatment.
End your evening with the inspiring mesmerizing Kathakali dance show
Cochin – Thekkady
Move on to some spicy experience at The Spice village.
Spice village is a mountain tribal village converted into a beautiful resort with all the modern amenities The tranquil resort retains its natural essence where the sound that you hear is of nature! Find your way among the winding path of the plantations, with the lingering aroma in the air. The scent may be of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon or cardamom .Enjoy a sumptuous lunch amidst natural splendor. You could choose from a host of exciting activities like Elephant rides or learn to make eco – friendly hand stationary at your hotel.
Accommodation – Spice Village
The timeless wilderness of Periyar awaits you .A boat ride safari n the serene river calms you and if you are lucky you could encounter some elephants lazing too.After a date with serendipity ,put up your hiking shoes because you will hike through the dense park, undulatingterrains and can also sight Gaurs, sloth bears, elephants.
And if you are up for some more thrills then go for the Bamboo rafting. An exciting ride on a bamboo raft through some of the dense forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve. While rafting, keep your eyes and ears open to take in some of the beautiful visuals and captivating sounds. End your day with the captivating Kalaripayattu martial art show
Day 5 & 6
Thekkady - Kumarakom
Stay at Kumarakom Lake Resort, the most picturesque luxurious resort on the serene banks of Lake Vembenad.The pristine backwaters are the right canvas for a tranquil experience. A boat cruise to witness a mesmerizing sunset on the emerald waters or to have fun on the bouncing banana boat rides. Get seeped in the essence of “ Gods Own Country” and learn pottery or weaving by the locals.
A dinner at The Ettukettu is a luxury which shouldn’t be missed. A princely eight-sided mansion,the Ettukettu bespeaks of the grandeur of yesteryear Kerala’s regal architecture and of course the authentic Kerala cuisine with fragrant spices are a foodie’s delight .
Nature walking and leisure strolls along the lakeside while enjoying the mesmerizing backwater landscape or bicycling through the quaint ethnic villages is a perfect treat for all. The lush green plantations. the emerald waters can best be enjoyed in a houseboat day cruise and a fresh sea food sumptuous lunch.
Day 7 & 10
Cochin to Colombo for beach fun
The multi-faceted Sri Lanka has a charm that suits everyone and if you are one of those who go gaga about the beaches, here’s the time you make the run on the sand and make a splash in the foamy water. And for that matter, you will be driven to Bentota, a premier resort town just 2 hours from Colombo offering unlimited fun surfing the waves. Windsurfing, Mono Skiing, Wake Boarding, Diving, Whale Watching! Choose your pick.
Later, move to the historic city of Galle, the one that resonates its heritage through striking colonial buildings of the bygone Dutch, ancient mosques, grand hotels and boutique cafes. Adding a bit of purpose for the beach lover here also is Hikkaduwa, a beach town slightly adjacent to Galle, offering endless beach fun and excursions in the country side exploring local turtle hatcheries to sprawling Handunugoda tea estates in Ahangama.
At dusk, unwind back again at the beach of Galle and savor the breathtaking sunset while you stroll on the wet brown sand.
Departure from Colombo Airport
And that’s all from the wonderful culture and beach tour of India and Sri Lanka. You will be transferred to the Colombo airport for your peaceful journey back home.