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COASTAL DREAM (5 DAYS)

Kerala is meant to be discovered leisurely. Locals call it God’s own country and there is no exaggeration here. Divine coast of Kerala is a perfect place to get your body and soul some pampering. Starting in Cochin cultural feast proceed through unique system of mysterious canals in the backwaters near Alleppey. Two last out of five days take place on the palm fringed cliffs and beach in Varkala, with all sorts of Ayurvedic blissful treatments and mouthwatering seafood.


Advice

Carry a mosquito repellent especially during the night on houseboat
Take advantage of excellent ayurvedic treatments and massages
Pack some comfortable sandals suitable for bathing in the sea
Be friendly to local people and share the happiness!

TOP ACTIVITIES

Visiting sights of Cochin including the unique Chinese nets
Kathakali – traditional dance show
Spending day and night on unique houseboat
Close up of the backwaters reality from a canoe
Relaxation on Varkala beach

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Kerala is meant to be discovered leisurely. Locals call it God’s own country and there is no exaggeration here. Divine coast of Kerala is a perfect place to get your body and soul some pampering. Starting in Cochin cultural feast proceed through unique system of mysterious canals in the backwaters near Alleppey. Two last out of five days take place on the palm fringed cliffs and beach in Varkala, with all sorts of Ayurvedic blissful treatments and mouthwatering seafood.

Take a morning flight to the coastal city of Cochin. Enjoy day of sightseeing Cochin – charming, historical city that every second step reflects colourful past and multicultural influences that shaped it. Emerged from blending of several small villages on the coast, it’s a collection of islands and districts with distinct personality. From the colonial trading post of Fort Cochin and concrete towers of Ernakulam, to the sandy beaches of Vypeen Island. Check in to heritage cosy hotel in the city and take a stroll through picturesque, lively streets of Fort Cochin. Discover numerous monuments being reflection of consequent Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese and English influences. It’s also a great occasion to find spices for aromatic cooking, back home they will surely make you win compliments. Later that day get on a sunset cruise around the harbour to enjoy romantic silhouettes of the famous Chinese nets against intense red and orange-hued sky. In the evening don’t miss the chance to see the colourful, intriguing traditional dance show – Kathakali. Indian stories narrated through elaborate costumes, detailed gestures, attractive make-up and dramatic music…feast for culture lovers. Overnight in hotel.

Today morning drive from Cochin brings you to your new exciting accommodation and mean of transportation - houseboat! This is how you discover and admire unique backwaters of Kerala. Fresh meals (lunch and dinner) will be prepared on the boat while slowly following the flow of water. From the cosy deck of your private boat, get the close up of lush jungle and everyday life having its own slow cycle there where exotic birds, jungle mysterious creatures live in harmony with peaceful local people. Overnight stay on the houseboat.

Spend a day wandering around charming Alleppey and on a short canoe boat trip. From a small canoe that doesn’t use any engine and doesn’t attract much attention you are able to get closer to the hidden treasures of backwaters, observe the daily rituals of locals and surrounding nature. In the afternoon proceed towards South to beaches of Varkala. Overnight in the sea facing hotel.

In Varkala you will find yourself relaxing on a scenic beach. This part of Kerala coast is rich in small hidden sandy beaches, nestled below romantic cliffs and palms. Take your time sunbathing, playing with Arabian Sea waves and definitely receiving rejuvenating ayurvedic massages. Here it’s all about well-being, shanti ambience and mouth-watering food.

Wake up, eat, relax, enjoy. In the evening you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport to board your flight to Bangalore.

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