This country – surrounded by one side with ocean, from other with small mountains - where in woods stroll elephant herds, and in festivals acts real fun. Here you can spend precious moments, take a break from the usual bustle.
KERALA: COCHIN, MUNNAR, TEKKADY, ALLEPEY.
TOUR TIME: during all year, 11 days/10 nights
KERALA. “Gods earth”, “India’s Venice”, “Heaven on Earth”.
In India it is believed that when God create world – He create Kerala personally for himself. This country is extraordinary beautiful and located in south of India and comply all dreams about exotic and wonderful relaxation. Kerala consider as one of 10 most wonderful places that definitely must been visited. Here nature beauty compatible with abundant cultural heritage. Guests live in houses with traditional architecture that had a thousand years of history. Here is a wonderful sandy beach, although you can find out what to do in addition to beach holidaymaking. Picturesque Old Town, lot of temples with various confessions, reserve, National Parks. This fabulous land locate in the Southwest Indian Ocean waves along the cradle of Western ghatu that. In Kerala, spices and coconut palm malkara; In Kerala, Rice, tea and coffee plantations. In Kerala, silver beach location, cane booths and picture channels. Kerala- often called „Gods earth”, surf and magic place. This country provides so many holiness's and happiness that all those people who have passed through here, had fallen in love with their. It is paradise, where wake up and get sleep with waves rustle
It is a pleasure to go for a journey along the canals with rise boats. Canals differ by the languid beauty, slow life rhythm of their banks.
The air is full of the smell of exotic spices.
Day 1 - Cochin. Transfer from the airport/railway station and relax and some shopping Evening show of fighting Kalaripayattu and Kathakali
Day 2 - Cochin. Dutch Palace (Friday Holiday), Synagogue (Friday & Saturday Holiday), St. Francis Church (Sunday Holiday), Chinese Fishing Nets with Spectacular view of Willington Island, Kochi Harbour and Bolgatty Island. Transfer to the village
Day 3 - A unique opportunity to experience the beauty of Kerala Backwaters, flora and fauna, Village life through Kettuvallom (Traditional Rice Boat) and Country Boat (Open Canoe) with traditional Veg. Kerala Lunch.
Day 4 - Cochin – Munnar. On the way you can watch the rubber and pineapple plantations, the lovely waterfalls in Cheeyappara and Valara and the Karadippara view point. Check in to the hotel as you reach and relax for a while. Later visit the Blossom Garden and the Tata Tea Museum if time allows.
Day 5 - Munnar. Visit Eravikulam National Park at Rajamlai where you can see the rare specious of Nilgiri Tahr, Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish, the Shola forests around Mattupetty area and Kundala Dam. Visit Photo shooting Point, Echo Point, View Point & the green carpet of Tea Gardens on the way.
Day 6 - Munnar - Thekkady. Proceed to Thekkady after breakfast; Enjoy the drive through the tea mountains and the picturesque green carpet of the nature. Check in to the hotel. Visit Spice plantation and Spice market.
Day 7 - Thekkady. Elephant safari, Visit the Periyar Wild life Sanctuary (all own coast) where one can go for a Wildlife cruise to view a large variety of wild animal like Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison, Wild Boar etc; And quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted.
Day 8 - Sabarimala Temple
Day 9 - Alleppey, Check in to the Hotel/House boat. ,
Day 10 - Temple visit and beach visit, Allepey - Kalady
Day 11 - Kalady, transfer to airport or Railway station
Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala
Kathakali is the most well known dance drama from the south Indian state of Kerala. The word Kathakali literally means "Story-Play". It is known for its large, elaborate makeup and costumes. The elaborate costumes of Kathakali have become the most recognised icon for Kerala.
The themes of the Kathakali are religious in nature. They typically deal with the Mahabarat, the Ramayana and the ancient scriptures known as the Puranas. This is performed in a text which is generally Sanskritised Malayalam. A Kathakali performance is a major social event. They generally start at dusk and go through out the night. Kathakali is usually performed only by men. Female characters are portrayed by men dressed in women's costume. However, in recent years, women have started to become Kathakali dancers. Kathakali has a long tradition. It dates back to the 17th century. It was given its present form by Mahakavi Vallathol Narayan Menon, who was the founder of the Kerala Kala Mandalam. The actors rely very heavily on hand gesture to convey the story. These hand gestures, known as mudra, are common through out much of classical Indian dance.
Kalaripayattu is an ancient form of martial art of Kerala dating back to almost 2000 years. It is from Kerala kalaripayattu martial art that other forms of martial arts were developed in China. This martial art derives its name from two words, "kalari" which means arena of the fighters and "payattu" which means practice. In ancient times, warriors used to tackle opponents by kalari payattu martial art of Kerala. Many times, conflicts between landlords and other chiefs were settled by swift attacks of kalaripayattu.
Kalaripayattu is not kicking and punching. It requires a unique synchronization of mind and body. Along with energy, there should be flexibility of the body and sharp focus of the mind. One should be aggressive but not angry. A person performing kalaripayattu needs to have agile muscles and for that, massage with ayurvedic oils is a must. Also, one should not go to the aggressive movements all at once. One should start slowly with yoga and other exercises that warm up the body and make it easier to perform the aggressive movements with swiftness and dexterity.
Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.
Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air - yes! Munnar has all these and more.
India 's largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India . The 120 years old 'Surki' dam built across Peryiar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms.
The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.
Alleppey is the ideal headquarters for backwater tourism. In Malayalam it is also known as Alappuzha. It is derived from the geographical position and features of the place. It means the land between the sea and rivers joining it. Alleppey one of the most important tourist centers in the state of Kerala, with a large number of inland canals has earned the nickname "Venice of the east". The large network of canals is the lifeline of Alleppey. It was a busiest trade center in the past with one of the best known ports, along the Malabar Coast. Even today it retains its charm as the centre for Coir carpet industries and prawn farming. It is also well known for the lovely church filled town of Kottayam, and the town of Aranmula which is famous for its historic Aranmula Snake Boat Race which is an annual event.
Kalady, the holy birth place of Jagadguru Adi Shankara Bhagavadpada is a beautiful village with rustic simplicity and serenity . It is situated very close to the river Periyar(Poorna).
Kalady, the Adi Shankara Janma Bhumi Kstetram or birth place of Sri Sankara remained obscure till the beginning of 20th century. Jagadguru Sri Sachidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharathi Swamigal, the 33rd Peetathipathi of the illustrious Sringeri guru parampara with the help of Sri Moolam Thirunal Ramavarma Maharaja of Thiruvitamcore located Kalady. His Holiness built two temples one for Goddess Sharadamba and one for Sri Sankara. The Kumabhishekam was performed on the auspicious Magha shukla dwadasi in the year 1910 (21-02-1910). Then after Kalady grew into prominence as a great international pilgrim center. The Maha Swamiji began the conduct of Sri Sankara Jayanthi and Navarathri at Kalady from that time.
СOST: 1 Pax: 1450 euro, 02 Pax: 950 euro per person
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