Kerala Beaches Tour
Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Places Covered: Periyar – Mararikulam – Cochin
Day 1- Cochin Arrival:
As you reach Cochin the Namaste India Trip representative will assist you safely to the pre-booked hotel for check-in. Later on you can go to the harbour side for a cruise and return to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 2- At Cochin:
Post breakfast on day 2 you can opt for visiting the Fish and Spice markets. The afternoon can be dedicated to gorging on the local food and cooking lessons to demonstrate the Indian seafood variety. Get back to the hotel for night stay.
Day 3- Cochin to Periyar:
On day 3 after breakfast you will be driven to Periyar which is shaded by Cardamom hills with peaceful winding roads, rubber estates, spice plantations and tea gardens. Once you reach Periyar you will check into the hotel pre-booked for you. Rest for some time and then you can opt for a ‘boat safari’ on the Periyar Lake that is situated inside the National Park. Here again you will be displayed demonstrations of spicy recipes. Return to the hotel in Periyar for dinner and for night stay.
Day 4- At Periyar:
Post breakfast on day 4 you can take a tour on foot of the spice gardens situated close by with the assistance of the hotel staff who will introduce you to the various spices. You will learn about the places these spices actually grow. Take the opportunity to learn up some of the easy and simple recipes of the state. Spend the night at the Periyar hotel.
Day 5- Periyar to Kumarakom:
On day 5 post breakfast you will be taken by road to Kumarakom which lies on the Lake Vembanad banks. Once you reach here you will check into the hotel pre-booked for you. After some rest you will given a demonstration on ‘Conquering the Coconut’ which will show you how the coconut is plucked, de-husked, broken, grated and then used for cooking. Enjoy a cruise watching the sunset on a ‘rice boat’. Spend the night at the hotel here.
Day 6- At Kumarakom:
Day 6 will start with a filling breakfast after which you will be taken on another cruise to visit farms as well as observe the fishing occupation of the local folks. In the afternoon you will be given a demonstration on the preparation of Kerala Seafood recipes. Take rest in the hotel for the night.
Day 7- Kumarakom to Mararikulam:
Post breakfast on day 7 you will be made to board a boat and taken across the Lake Vembanad to get to Puthenangadi. From here you will be driven to the Marai beach. Take rest for the day at the beach resort, enjoying the fine weather and the seaside view. Spend the night in this resort.
Day 8- At Mararikulam:
Day 8 will be another fun day in Mararikulam resort and you can enjoy all the seafood you want to. After a long day at the beach you will rest at the resort for the night.
Day 9- Mararikulam to Cochin:
On the final day you will be served your breakfast after which you will be escorted to Cochin airport/ railway station by the Namaste India Trip representative for getting back home safely.