8-day tour Kerala South India

ROUTE

Cochin/Champakulam Backwaters/Cochin/Nilambur/Kannur/Calicut

The program  “Kerala -  Simple Living & Exotic Locations“ offers some charming accommodation and an exotic beach location, amazingly close to the sea. Very simple living, less expensive and not luxurious. But very close to tradition, history and nature. This trip is suitable for all those people who wish to stay in simple charming accommodation and experience the real Kerala tradition, nature and its beauty.  All these kinds of accomodation have a small number of rooms and not suggested for groups with more than 6 persons.


Enjoy "Simple Living & Exotic Locations"

Tour plan

Day 1 From Cochin to Champakulam Backwaters

Arrival in Cochin. Transfer to the Backwaters of Champakulam (95 km/ 2 hours)

This evening you go on a country canoe cruise across the Backwaters and witness the village life on river banks.

 

Day 2  At Champakulam Village

This morning your host takes you for a walk along the rice fields. You come across village life, workers at work, the village temple and you also see various types of fishing in the Backwaters.

Later in the evening you visit the local market, where villagers go to buy their household items after the day’s work. You also visit the Mankompu Sree Bhagavathy temple.

Overnight at Champakulam

  

Day 3  From Champakulam to Fort Cochin

After breakfast, we drive you to the heritage town of Fort Cochin (65 km, 1.5 hours)

In the afternoon you meet your local guide and set on foot to explore Fort Cochin.

After Fort Cochin, you take a TUK TUK  for a short ride to  Mattancherry Dutch Palace (Friday closed). Mattancherry is famous for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. 

Overnight at Fort Cochin

 

Day 4  From Fort Cochin to Nilambur

After breakfast, we drive to Nilambur (180 km, 4.5 hours). Nilambur Kovilakams are situated at the foot of the Western Ghats, along the banks of the river Chaliyar and they are architectural marvels known for their beautiful frescoes and woodwork.

Enjoy your lunch and dinner with a local family. This evening you visit the Kovilakom Temple and witness the Deity from outside. 

Overnight at Nilambur

 

Day 5 Nilambur

Early morning you meet a Brahmin lady, who will tell you the history of Kolam drawing technique practised by the hindu women in front of their houses.

Later you can visit an astrolger, who will read your palm and predict your future and make you understand your past.

Then you have lunch with a local family.

In the evening you will visit a tribal colony to witness the techniques of local pottery making.

Enjoy your dinner with the family. 

Overnight at Nilambur.

 

Day 6  From Nilambur to Kannur Beach

After breakfast, we drive to Kannur (150 km, 3.5 hours), which is a hamlet down the Malabar Coast, silent and secluded. You will stay at a beach house, which will keep you away from the any disturbing sounds and crowd.

In the evening you witness a Theyyam or Theyyattam - a popular Hindu ritual of worship in North Kerala state, predominant in the Kolathunadu area (having Kannur and Kasargod districts).

Overnight at Kannur Beach

 

Day 7  At Kannur Beach 

You relax during the full day at the Kannur Beach.

Overnight at Kannur

 

Day 8  Departure from Calicut

It will be time to say "Good bye"

We transfer you to Calicut Airport in time(105 km, 2.5 hours) to get your flight back home. 

INCLUSIVE

üHotel accommodation on bed & breakfast basis, except Champakulam & Kannur on half board and Nilambur on full board basis.

üTransfers and sightseeing in an air- conditioned vehicle

üPick up and drop at your arrivals and departures

üEntrance fees to all monuments as per program

üPrivate & exclusive sightseeing tours, activities as per program with the services of a local English speaking guide

ü24- hour emergency contact

 

NOT INCLUSIVE

ûInternational flights

ûPersonal expenses

ûAny meals other than that mentioned in the program

ûCamera/video fees at various monuments

ûTips




Tour cost per person Twin sharing

 

until 31th March2018

(Winter season)

1st April 2018 to 30th September 2018

(Summer Season)

2 -3 Pax per person Twin Sharing 745 € 670 €
4 -6 Pax per person Twin Sharing 683 € 608 €

Impressions Simple living & Exotic locations