The Malabar coast
on the Arabian Sea, and the forested Western ghats
that run parallel to the shore some distance inland, have all the
ingredients that combine leisure in the warm, balmy weather with the
cultural and natural heritage
this exotic part of south India. From the sun-drenched beaches of Goa and
Kovalam to the quiet backwaters of Cochin and the prolific Periyar wildlife
sanctuary, this is the ultimate experience for those who wish to get away
from the madding crowd.
Day 1 :
Arrive Calicut International Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 : Calicut (Kozhikode)
Calicut lays claim to an ancient and glorious past. Ruled in turn by the
Zamorins, the Dutch, the French and the British. Today, Calicut is famed
for, amongst other things, its timber, mouthwatering cuisine, historic
temples, churches and mosques.
Full day sightseeing of Kadalundi, where thousands of migratory birds come
to boost, Beypore Port, Mother of God Cathedral, CSI Church, Tali Temple,
Jain Temple, Parsee Temple, Pazhassi Raja Museum, Art Gallery & Museum
etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Vythiri Tree Houses
- Wyanad Hills
Early morning drive to Wynad.
Day 4 : Wyanad
Afternoon drive to Cochin. Overnight at hotel in Cochin.
Day 5 : Cochin
Morning city tour visiting the Jewish Synagogue built in 1565 and the Dutch
palace in Cochin. In the afternoon a motor launch cruise on the backwaters
of Cochin visiting Bolghatty Palace and the Chinese fishing nets.
Day 6 : Cochin
Morning free. Afternoon drive to Alleppey.
Day 7 : Alleppey
Morning backwater cruise to Changanacherry and drive on to Periyar wildlife
sanctuary, noted for elephant and water birds. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 8 : Periyar
The wildlife park is situated in the western Ghats. Visitors can experience
exciting glimpse of herds of wild deer, elephants, boar and gaur in their
natural habitat. Morning and afternoon wildlife safari including boat ride
inside the park.
Day 9 : Periyar
After breakfast drive to Kovalam beach, near Trivandrum.
Day 10 : Kovalam
Relax on the palm fringed beaches. During your stay here you will visit
Cape Comorin, India's lands end. Ocean meet here.
Day 11 : Kovalam
Transfer to the airport for onward journey.