Kerala Cultural Tour


Kerala is one of the smallest states in the Indian union.It has an area of 38.855 squre kilometers is just 1.3 percent of the total area of India. The land of India comprises the narrow coastal strip bounded by the western Ghats and the east and the Arabian on the west.Kerala plays a vital role in the commercial and cultural history of India and known for its rich culture.Kerala with its evergreen mountains,dense forests stately palms, swift flowing rivers, extensive backwaters and blue laggons,it looks like a fairyland. See below one of the finest itinerary for

Kerala Culture Tour

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Duration : 13 Nights/ 14 Days
Destination Covered : Cochin - Wayanad - Guruvayoor - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Varkala - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum

DAY 01 : ARRIVE COCHIN
Upon arrival in Bhubaneswar, you are met and transferred to pre-booked hotel. Afternoon city tour of Bhubaneswar . Overnight at hotel.

DAY 02 : COCHIN - WAYANAD BY ROAD 280 KMS 7 HOURS
After breakfast, proceed to Baliguda enroute visiting some typical Orissan villages, Picnic Lunch on the way. A drive in evening and check into hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03 : WAYANAD
Early morning after breakfast proceed to Belghar to visit trek into the villages of Kutia Kondh Tribes inside the forest and mountains. The Kondhs were once famous in the history for their Human Sacrifice. The Kondhs are very simple, frank and they are very hospitable. Their height is average standard. They are healthy and strong. They are very jolly and do not think of future like. After visiting them picnic lunch will be provided and proceed to Rayagada. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 04 : WAYANAD - GURUVAYOOR BY ROAD 195 KMS 5 HOURS
After breakfast drive down to Chatikona to watch the interesting colorful weekly market of Dongaria Kondh tribes. This tribe is one of most primitive tribe of the Kondh’s they live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills. These people are horticulturists. They grow of fruits like Orange. Pineapple, Banana Etc. The male people are using earring. Nose - ring and keep their hair as woman. Later proceed to Jeypore enroute visit some villages of Paroja tribes and lunch will be provide on the way and check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 05 : GURUVAYOOR - MUNNAR BY ROAD 180 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast proceed to Ankadeli to visit the famous Bonda tribes who come once every l; week for their weekly market. It is a unique opportunity ton see such a colorful concentration of typical tribals of at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colourful Jewellaries and marketing commodities. Later proceed to Lampatput, Lampatput and the near by villages are famous for another interesting and primitive tribes of Orissa is the Gadaba. They are one of the early settlers of this country and trace their origin to the time of Ramayana. Your can also watch the famous and beautiful dance of this tribe the Demsa. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 06 : MUNNAR - ANAMUDI - MUNNAR
Morning proceed to Kunduli weekly market. It is the biggest market of the tribal area where you will find the main concentration of the beautiful Sana Paroja & Mali tribes. Later proceed to some of villages to watch the beautiful village life etc. & we will make you small trekking inside the beautiful valley of Nandpur. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 07 : MUNNAR - PERIYAR 110 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
Morning proceed to Taptapani enroute visit some Bada Paroja villages. Bada Paraoja is very well dressed with more ornamental in the body. Also visit some Saora Villages.Later drive down to Taptapani. If anywhere nature reveals its enigmatic charisma, it is here in Taptapani, an exotic world of wonder. Enjoy the nature close to your heart and carry the memory years to come. A hot spring which till dates the local habitat use on a mark of Blessing. Arrive evening . Overnight at hotel.

DAY 08 : PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM 130 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive down to Chilika Lake, the largest brackish Water Lake in the country. In winter Chilika aflutter with thousands of migratory birds as far as from Siberia. Cruise around the lake.Proceed to Bhubaneswar, watch the Salt Production and some interesting south Orissa villages with stopover in a primitive textile village. Upon arrival at Bhubaneshwar check in at your prebooked hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 09 : KUMARAKOM - HOUSE BOAT
After breakfast, transfer to Houseboat Embarkation point. The Kerala houseboats used to form an inseparable ingredient of the way of life in Kerala, this traditional boat is locally called as Kettuvallom. Check - in to the exclusive houseboat. Your private boat will be facilitated with bed rooms, bath rooms, living area, sun deck, dining and beautiful corridor. This full day cruise will include all your meals and an overnight stay on board. A Journey through the curving and winding Kerala backwaters in houseboats of Kerala is an experience of returning to nature. Full day cruise and over night stay onboard. The boat will be anchored in the lake for overnight stay.

DAY 10 : HOUSEBOAT - VARKALA 145 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
Morning disembark Houseboat at Alleppey and drive to Varkala. Upon arrival check in at Hotel . Afternoon sightseeing tour of Varkala . Overnight at hotel.

DAY 11 : VARKALA - KOVALAM 55 KMS 1 HOUR DRIVE
Morning drive to Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala , with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes, Catamaran cruising etc. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 12 : KOVALAM - KANYAKUMARI - KOVALAM BY ROAD 80 KMS 02 HOUR DRIVE ONEWAY
Morning excursion to Kanyakumari to see the sunset. Evening back to Kovalam. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 13 : KOVALAM
Day free at Leisure. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 14 : KOVALAM - TRIVANDRUM 13 KMS
Today transfer to Airport to board flight back Home.


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