A majority of the people of Kerala are Dravidians, who also inhibit most of the southern part of India. Hinduism is the principal religion with considerable percentages of Muslims and Christians. The craftsmen of Kerala here can pick up the humblest and meanest bits of material and imbue them with magical mastery. Woodcarving is the most important of craft forms that this state has developed. Kathakali is a 300-year-old dance form developed exclusively in Kerala combining the performing art forms of opera, ballet, masque, and pantomime.
Calicut (Kozhikode) was once a prominent trade and commerce center and the most important city of Malabar region. At present it is synonymous with lush green countryside, serene beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, hills, historic sites, rivers and a unique culture. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Kappad beach. Kappad was the place where Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese explorer, had put his first steps on Indian soil. Spend the night at the resort on the Kappad beach.
Day 2: Calicut - Beypore – Calicut
Located about 10 km south of Kozhikode town at the mouth of the Chaliyar River is Beypore. The Beypore beach is famous for its ancient shipbuilding yard. Later you will return back to your resort on the Kappad Beach.
Day 3: Calicut – Mahe
After breakfast at the resort you will be driven to Mahe. Upon arrival at Mahe transfer to Ayisha Manzil, a heritage bungalow located on the Arabian Sea. In the afternoon visit the fort and mosque. Overnight stay will be at bungalow.
Day 4: Mahe
On the fourth day of your cultural travel you will tour Mahe, visiting art centers and watching 'Theyyam' dance and the traditional martial art of Kerala, Kalari Payattu. Overnight stay would be at Ayisha Manzil.
Day 5: Mahe – Wayanad
After breakfast you will drive to Wayanad, another fascinating and cultural destination in Kerala, God's own country. Upon arrival you will check into Vythiri resort, which is surrounded by rainforests. The eco-friendly Vythiri resort provides for bird watching, trekking, elephant ride and much more. Overnight stay will be at the resort.
Day 6: Wayanad
After breakfast at the resort you will set out exploring some more facets of Wayanad. The tour includes visit to a tribal village and the tribal museum. To make your Kerala travel more exciting we will take you for a 4 km trek to an ancient cave. Overnight stay will be at the Vythiri Resort.
Day 7: Wayanad – Cheruthuruthy
It is time to say good-bye to Wayanad and head for yet another cultural destination in Kerala, Cheruthuruthy. At Cheruthuruthy you will visit the school of traditional art and dance- Natya Kala Mandalam. You will also get to explore the lifestyle of local potters and weavers. Overnight stay will be at the Hotel.
Day 8: Cochin/Kochi
After breakfast you will drive to Cochin, one of the most important historical and cultural destinations in Kerala. Cochin presents an amazing mixture of Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese culture. It is interesting to note that a small population of Jews still resides at Cochin.
Day 9 : Cochin – Alleppey
On the ninth day of your Kerala travel you will arrive at Alleppey, one of the most fascinating destinations in Kerala. Alleppey/Alappuzha is known for its beautiful and serene backwaters. Here, you can explore the wonderful backwaters of Kerala on the traditional Kerala houseboats, called Kettuvallams. The overnight stay on the houseboat will include delicious meals and an opportunity to observe local livelihood along the shores of the Kerala backwaters.
Day 10 : Thottapally – Kovalam
On the penultimate day of your Kerala travel you arrive at Thottapally, where you disembark from your houseboat and drive to Kovalam, the most popular and beautiful beach in Kerala. On your way to Kovalam you will stop briefly at the Haripad Subramanian Snake Temple, which houses 500 snake statues. Overnight stay will be at the beach resort in Kovalam.
Day 11: Departure
Your fascinating travel to Kerala comes to an end. Our representative will transfer you to the Trivandrum/Thiruvananthapuram airport for your onward journey back home.
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