Destinations Covered: Calicut - Wayanad - Trichur - Periyar - Kottayam - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Tour Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Day 01: Calicut
As you arrive at Calicut Airport or Railway Station, our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel. Here begins an enchanting and unforgettable tour of Kerala. After an extended hour’s travel, check-in to the hotel and relax your body, mind, and soul. The evening will lighten and rejuvenate you further as you are guided to the breathtaking performance of the martial art of Kerala - Karali Payattu.
Day 02: Calicut - Wayanad
After breakfast, enjoy the 1½ hours journey that will transfer you from Calicut to Wayanad, the green paradise of Kerala. The welcome drink, mingled with the local flavors of Kerala, served by the pretty ladies is bound to overwhelm you. Thereafter, get ready to be captivated by the beauty of the spectacular three-tiered waterfalls, Soochipara Falls, bordered by deep dense forests. Enjoy rock climbing at the cliff face of this waterfall, popularly known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. Spice up the night amidst the bonfire, combined with soothing and soulful music.
Day 03: Wayanad
The third day of your trip will let you further explore the pristine beauty of Wayanad, a bio-diverse region standing tall on the southern top of the Deccan plateau and rugged terrains of the Western Ghats. The sightseeing destinations begin with Kuruwa Island, a major attraction of Wayanad. This ideal picnic spot, surrounded by a group of islands along the Kabini River and covered by dark dense forests, will completely mesmerize you. The chirping sounds of a wide variety of birds add more to the charm of this heaven. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is your next stopover in Wayanad. This famous wildlife sanctuary is bound to offer you unique glimpses of a myriad wildlife, like spotted deer, elephants, bison, leopard, tigers, and so on.
Day 04: Wayand - Trichur
Finish off your breakfast early and drive towards Trichur, the cultural capital of Kerala. On your arrival at Trichur, explore your love and passion for classical dance and music at one of the premiere dance academies of India, Kalamandalam.
Day 05: Trichur - Periyar
Your day five of the nature vacation proceeds to Periyar. The 2½ hour journey will give you umpteen opportunities to capture the natural bounty. Check-in to the hotel and head towards the picturesque Periyar National Park, set amidst the Cardamom Hills. This nature reserve is home to a wide spectrum of flora and fauna, some of them being elephants, tigers, gaur, bison, sambar, barking deer, mouse deer, Dholes (Indian wild dogs), mongoose, foxes, and the Nilgiri tahr. However, the most prominent of them are the fours species of primates, namely, the rare lion-tailed macaque, the Nilgiri Langur, the common langur, and the Bonnet Macaque.
Day 06: Periyar - Kottayam
Set out for another long distance journey, as you are transferred from the spectacular Periyar to the serene and beautiful Kottayam. Thirunakkara Mahadevar Shiva Temple, Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid, Pallipurathu Kavu, Vimalagiri Church, Valiyapally, Cheriyapally, Good Shepherd Church Kottayam, and Kodimatha Boat Jetty are some integral parts of Kottayam tourism heritage. Sure-shot visiting destinations! Check-in to the resort and spend the night here.
Day 07: Houseboat
The seventh day of tour trip offers you to explore the fascinating houseboats. This wonderful journey will spellbind you with the scenic backwater life, different traditional cuisines with flavors of Kerala, panoramic views of the extensive paddy fields, and the clean and clear glimpses of tiny hamlets on both sides of the canal. Witness the unique and unusual method of fishing in the form of Chinese fishing nets. Conclude your houseboat journey with enchanting views of the sunset from the sundeck of the houseboat.
Day 08: Houseboat - Alleppey - Kovalam
The houseboat will journey you to the next destination, Alleppey. Get off the houseboat and head towards the Kovalam Beach by the road. Relax at one of the most sought-after beaches of Kerala, ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Alternatively, explore the city life and the local markets.
Day 09: Kovalam - Trivandrum
Your nature vacation ends with a drive to Trivandrum, where you will board the flight or train for your onward journey.
Kerala Houseboat vacation/trip takes you to the beautiful and serene backwaters and other travel destinations.