God’s Own Country: Kerala

Moreover to its well-known backwaters, stylish houseboats, beautiful beaches, tea plantations, ayurvedic treatments and delicious cuisine, Kerala also homes wild elephants, tigers and various birds. All of these along with the vivacious traditions, elegant Kathakali dances and play, temple festivals, snake-boat races clearly justifies Kerala and its famous slogan - 'God's Own Country'.

God’s Own Country: Kerala

Moreover to its well-known backwaters, stylish houseboats, beautiful beaches, tea plantations, ayurvedic treatments and delicious cuisine, Kerala also homes wild elephants, tigers and various birds. All of these along with the vivacious traditions, elegant Kathakali dances and play, temple festivals, snake-boat races clearly justifies Kerala and its famous slogan - 'God's Own Country'.

TRAVEL ROUTE

  • Day 1

    Fly in to Kochi

  • Day 2

    Kochi

  • Day 3

    Kochi – Munnar

  • Day 4

    Munnar

  • Day 5

    Munnar – Thekkady

  • Day 6

    Thekkady

  • Day 7

    Thekkady - Kumarakom

  • Day 8

    Kumarakom

  • Day 9

    Kumarakom – Ashtmudi

  • Day 10

    Ashtmudi (House boat)

  • Day 11

    Ashtmudi – Poovar

  • Day 12

    Poovar

  • Day 13

    Poovar – Alleppey

  • Day 14

    Alleppey

  • Day 15

    Alleppey – Cherai

  • Day 16

    Cherai

  • Day 17

    Cherai – Kochi - Fly out

This is just an outline of an optional travel plan; it can be customized as per your choice.
  • Live in the tree house in Wayanad – which is surrounded by lush forests and is home to elephants and many endangered species.
  • Live in the house boats floating on the backwaters of Kerala and experience the floating market of Alleppey.
  • Indulge in some Ayurvedic Treatment and heal your body, mind and soul.
  • Enjoy the traditional folk dance – Kathakali, vibrant festivals and snake-boat races.
  • Apart from these, hit to the beaches, enjoy the beautiful landscapes with huge tea plantations, spot some tigers and elephants at the Periyar national park, explore ancient temples and soak in to some local culture.
  • Kerala cuisine offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes prepared using fish, poultry and red meat with rice as a typical supplement. Rice and cassava (Tapioca) form the staple food of Kerala served along with Kootan; the side dishes made from vegetables, meat, fish or a mix of all of them.
  • Kerala is also well-known as the ‘Land of Spices’. Chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, turmeric tamarind and asafoetida are all frequently used.
  • Coconuts are used in most dishes in the form of coconut kernel, (sliced or grated) coconut cream and coconut milk.
  • Kerala has a variety of breakfast dishes like idli, dosa, appam, idiyappam, puttu, and pathiri. Kerala is also known for various varieties of liquid gravies: Sambar and Rasam. Rice flour pancakes : Appams,kallappams, or vellayappams are equally famous.

Peak  : September – March

This time of the year has sunny skies with mild temperatures and pleasant weather best to hit the beaches, hill stations and backwaters.

Shoulder : June to August

This period is rather well defined as Ayurvedic Season as it is best suitable to rejuvenate and breathe in some fresh air. Monsoon has its own beauty with the vegetation blooming up to sooth your eye and soul. Yet, some parts of Kerala receive heavy rainfalls, so few places and experiences might not be possible.

Low  : April – May

These are the hot days and hence not good time to hit the beaches. Nevertheless it is best time to spot some wild animals in the sanctuaries.