Destinations Covered: Kochi - Allapuzha - Teekoy - Marari
Tour Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Day 01: Kochi - Allapuzha
Your journey of a homely stay in God’s Own Country begins at Kochi. Join in the 1½ hours drive from here to your first destination, Allapuzha (Alleppey). Reach at the ancestral country home, Emerald Isle, situated on an island dazzling with exotic scenic environments. This stunning building will be your abode for the next two days of your vacation. The high gabled roofs, reaching low, offer a cool and pleasant shade to relax at the verandah. Time for some spectacular sightseeing of waterways and backwaters! Retire for the night at the villa.
Day 02: Allapuzha
At Emerald Isle, you will enjoy a real cultural tour of India with a warm, friendly host who will guide you in understanding the local people, language, food, and culture of this magnificent place. Post sumptuous breakfast, you will start your trip with admiring the toddy tappers climbing the tall trees, followed by a leisurely stroll around the paddy fields. Step into a country boat and row through the narrow canals before you return back for your lunch and proceed for a relaxing nap. Freshen up and walk along the river flowing past your villa. Stop at one of those comfy benches and mesmerize the natural beauty, away from the hustling and bustling city life. Bid adieu the day after the dinner.
Day 03: Allapuzha - Teekoy
Gorge on the delicious breakfast and get ready for a two-hour drive to Teekoy, another scenic destination to enthrall. You’ll land at Vanilla County, your halt for the next two days. This calm tranquil farmstead lies on the banks of the Meenachil River. Set amidst the lush greenery at the foothills of Vagamon, this homestay is accredited as a diamond house by the Kerala Department of Tourism. A fabulous place to stay, this villa is a paradise of peace concealed in spice gardens, mountain streams, rubber plantations, mist clad hilltops amid an unpolluted and rustic countryside. Spend the night at Vanilla County.
Day 04: Teekoy
Vanilla County is not just a stopover to rejuvenate and revive your senses; this 60-year old grand plantation house also offers you an experience of a lifetime. Owned by the awesome cook Rani and Baby Matthew, this royal bungalow is sure to give you vibes of a haven of peace, tranquility, exquisite cuisines, and hospitality. The house is beautified with rustic and authentic pieces of furniture made from teak and mahogany, enough to spellbind you. While the amazing local delicacies prepared by Rani in her immaculate kitchen with utmost care will leave you finger-licking, the spice gardens of Rani and the rubber work of Matthew will deem your nature tour complete. Your overnight stay will be at Vanilla County.
Day 05: Teekoy - Marari
Mararikulam, Kerala’s traditional fishing village, is about 2½ hours drive from Teekoy. Start early to reach the ancient home of the Arakal family, surrounded by traditional houses and thick dense grooves in the backdrop. This colonial home recreates an ancient, harmonious way of life, as it sits perfectly under thick tree cover, separated from the beach by a lick of tidal water and sand. Every cottage of this place has its own sit-out enclosed by carved Kerala railing in wood, letting you admire the local charm and experience the traditional Keralite hospitality at its best. Besides, this virgin territory offers endless miles of superb sand beaches backed by swaying palms. Your night stay is arranged at Arakal Heritage.
Day 06: Marari
The excellent hospitality of Abi and Mini gives you an entire day to relax and leave behind all your fears and worries. Pamper your tummy with the scrumptious home cooked food served by these two lovely hosts. The peaceful setting, relaxing environs, and utmost privacy will further make this holiday a memorable one. And in case, you’d wanted to get away from the busy and hectic city life, this village is an idyllic and perfect retreat to give yourself the much-needed boost. Arakal Heritage is your haven for the night.
Day 07: Marari - Kochi
After early breakfast, you drive back to Kochi Airport, about 1½ hour journey from Marari, to proceed with your destination onwards. With thus, your Kerala homestay tour winds up, which will remained etched in your mind for months to come.
Kerala Homestay Tour package is an exclusive homestay tour of Kerala covering destinations like Kochi, Allapuzha, Teekoy and Marari.