KERALA WITH AYURVEDA

Departure Date

Monday

Duration

13 Days/12 Nights

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13 DAYS & 12 NIGHTS

COCHIN I ALLEPPEY I KUMARAKOM I KOVALAM

 

Ayurveda is a perfect ancient science of life; the word Ayur literally means life and Veda the science or knowledge. Ayurveda briefly explains the knowledge of the do’s and don’ts one has to follow, which favours the well being of each individual to lead a healthy, happy, comfortable and advantageous life both physically, mentally and socially. Ayurveda also emphasizes that prevention is better than cure.Kerala’s equable climate, natural abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants), and the cool monsoon season (June – November) are best suited for Ayurveda’s curative and restorative programs. In fact, today Kerala is the only state in India, which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication.This special 13 day tour will rejuvenate your body, mind and soul by Ayurveda treatment.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01Arrive/Cochin by International flight

Arrive Cochin Airport

Meet & assistance on arrival by our travel executive

Transfer to your Hotel. Check-time would be 1200hrs

Briefing of the tour by the executive

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.

Overnight at hotel

Day 02Cochin

Breakfast in the Hotel.

Depart for sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting

Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Friday & Saturday) – built in 1568 the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth stands, adorned by hundreds of exquisite hand – painted Chinese tiles in blue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town lies the synagogue of the white Jews near Mattancherry palace. The synagogue is now a fascinating mixture of shops, warehouses and spice auction rooms. The Great Scrolls of the Old Testament and the Copper Plates recording the grants of privilege made by the Cochin rulers to the Jewish community are displayed here.

Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays)

The Dutch palace at Mattancherry was actually built by the Portuguese and presented to the Cochin Raja in AD 1555. The palace acquired its present name in 1663 when the Dutch carried out some extensions and repairs in it. The main attractions of the palace lie in its wall murals that depict the scenes from the Ramayana.

Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi
The Chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets. A whole stretch of the coast along Fort Kochi and Vypeen are dotted with these nets.

St. Francis Church

St. Francis Church- it is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. On his 3rd visit to Kerala, Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese trader who reached India from Europe by sea, fell ill and died in Kochi. He was buried in the St. Francis Church. Later his remains were taken back to Portugal. In spite of that, his burial spot inside the church has been clearly marked out.
Afternoon is free to relax.
In the evening you will be invited to witness KATHAKALI – the ancient and traditional dance drama of Kerala. The drama shows different scenes from the epics of Maharabharata and Ramayana. To understand the entire process you must reach the place an hour before the show and see the make-up being done on the artists.
Overnight at hotel
Day 03Cochin/Alleppey by road (60kms/1.5hrs)

Breakfast in the hotel

Depart for Alleppey to board the Rice Houseboat. Afternoon you would be sailing in the canales of the massive lake where you can see people doing their daily ritual

Overnight on the houseboat
Day 04Alleppey/Kumarakom by boat

Breakfast on the houseboat

Arrive at Kumarakom boat Jetty and check in at hotel

The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanadu Lake in Kerala. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and is noted for its bird sanctuary where many species of migratory birds visit. The Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater in Kerala, is also habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species and it teems with Karimeen, Shrimp and Prawns. It is a major tourist attraction.The gorgeous green of the fringed palms ripple in the blue waters and blend into wavelets. The people on the banks of Vembanadu Lake are generally peace-loving and follow a neat and healthy lifestyle. Their dressing is immaculate, usually spotless whites. The food mainly consists of rice and fish.

  Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the Water lagoon destination on your own or else you can also visit Bird Sanctuary.

Overnight at hotel
Day 05Kumarakom/Kovalam by road (200kms/5-6hrs)

Breakfast in the hotel

Depart for Kovalam and check in at Somatheeram Ayurvedic Resort

Rest of the day is free to relax

Overnight at hotel

Day 06 – Day 12Kovalam

Breakfast in the Hotel

Option 1: Somatheeram Ayurvedic Resort

REJUVENATION THERAPY/BODY PURIFICATION THERAPY With age, the body weakens and various ailments starts showing up. Somatheeram offers rejuvenation therapy, which is aimed at revitalizing the body, mind and the soul. It helps in strengthening the whole system, toning the skin and generating a state of well being. The procedures include Sirodhara, massaging with medicated oil and cream, intake of rejuvenative medicines, medicated steam bath and rejuvenating herbal face mask.

Body Purification Therapy

Body Purification Therapy
Otherwise known as Sodhana Chikilsa, body purification therapy helps in removing the toxins deposited in the body. The body is first made ready for the purification process by two main methods:
Snehana Karma (Oil Therapy) – Therapy using oil and ghee preparations
Swedana Karma (Sudation Therapy) – Making the body sweat using Njavarakizhi, Pizhichil, Elakizhi, steam bath etc. After that the purification process is carried out by means of Panchakarma.

Ayurvedic treatments

Daily Ayurvedic treatments Ayurvedic vegetarian full board meal Initial, daily and final consultation by the doctor Free medicines during the treatment period Composition of an individual Ayurveda diet menu Daily Yoga classes
Duration of the treatments may vary according to the direction of the doctor and process may change depending upon the patient’s body condition. Final decision of the programme will be taken by the consulting doctor. Overnight at hotel
Day 13Depart/Trivandrum by Int’l flight

Breakfast in the hotel

Depart for Trivandrum International airport in time to connect your onward flight to next destination

COST & INCLUSIONS

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PremierLuxuryComfort
SummerUS$2679US$2531US$2462
WinterUS$3117US$2967US$2830
CochinVivanta by Taj MalabarFragnant NatureFort House
AlleppeyPremium HouseboatDeluxe HouseboatDeluxe Houseboat
KumarakomCoconut LagoonAbad WhisperingAbad Whispering
KovalamSomdatheeramSomdatheeramSomdatheeram

The above rates are valid from

Winter – 1st October 2019 – 20th December 2019 & 11th January 2020 – 15th April 2020

Summer – 16th April 2020– 30th September 2020

 

Based on Minimum 2 persons traveling together.

  Tour Includes

 

   Share twin accommodation with breakfast
   Transfers & sightseeing by Air Conditioned vehicle
   Kathakali dance drama ticket
   Lunch & dinner during stay on the houseboat
   Ayurvedic spa in Kovalam
   Yoga Session
   Present Applicable taxes as on 15th Oct 2017

  Tour Excludes

 

      Entrance tickets to Monuments
   International Airfare
   Domestic Airfare
   Visa fee & Insurance
   Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone, camera fee, drinks & tips etc

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