Best of South India

Day 01 ARRIVE COCHIN

Arrive in Cochin , meet & greet services at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Cochin, the financial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala. Check in to your hotel at Cochin. Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Cochin covering - The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese trade. By evening witness the world famous Kathakali dance at a local theatre , a traditional art form of kerala and one among the national dances of India. Overnight at hotel at Cochin.

Day 02 TO CHERUTHURUTHY (110 KMS)

After breakfast drive to Cheruthuruthy, a small & picturesque village in near Wadakkanchery on the banks of the Nila (Bharathapuzha). The place is famous for housing the Kerala Kalamandalam, the famed institute for performing arts and the Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam, the worlds renowned Ayurvedic Centre. Visit the Kerala Kalamandalam for "a day with the masters" a highly informative and interactive session with the stalwarts of various traditional dance and music forms. Check in to your hotel at Cheruthuruthy for overnight stay.

Day 03 TO WAYANAD (165 KM)

After breakfast drive to Wayanad, Upon arrival check in to your resort. Wayanad located in the north east of Kerala state and the most sought after tourist destination in Asia. Kerala the terrain of immense natural beauty is pertinently known as the "ecstasy of travelers". From the imposing heights of the Western Ghats the country swells westward presenting a panorama of silent valleys clothed in the richest green. Kerala - is the land of Rivers and backwaters, hundred percent literacy, peaceful and pristine, one of India's cleanest state. Wayanad promises a variety of wildlife, ayurveda, plantation resorts and spas with a distinct culture and a tradition of its own, is a perfect get away place for a unforgettable perfect holiday. The distinctive ecological and geographical features of Waynad, provide a unique charm and an enchanting challenge for hikers, trekkers and nature lovers. Wayanad's unique geographical features lend a peculiar charm and a delightful challenge to trekkers and nature freaks. Its fascinating scenery and wonderful climate creates an unforgettable experience Overnight at the resort in Wayanad.

Day 04 AT WAYANAD / Visit of Edakkal Cave

Relax at your resort. Later Visit to Edakkal Caves considered to be one of the earliest centres of human habitation. Inside the cave you will find ancient stone scripts, pictorial wall inscriptions of human and animal figures with peculiar headdresses, the swastik form, symbols and cave drawings of human figures, wheels, bows, knives, trees. Overnight at the resort in Wayanad. The petroglyphs inside the cave are of at least three types. The oldest may date back to over 8,000 years. Evidences suggest that the Edakkal caves were inhabited several times at different points in history

Day 05 TO CALICUT (KOZHIKODE) (90 KMS)

After breakfast drive to Calicut, once the capital of the powerful zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce centre , it was the most important region of Malabar in the days gone by. Today, lush green countrysides, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a warm, friendly ambience make Kozhikode (Calicut) a popular destination. Visit the Kappad beach where Vasco d agama set foot in 1498 which was the discovery of sea route to kerala. Also if time permits visit the beypore one of the prominent ports and fishing harbours, and was also an important trade and maritime centre during the days of the early Arab and Chinese travelers and later the Europeans. Soon after gaining prominence as a port and trade centre, Beypore slowly began to flourish as a centre for shipbuilding, since ships were 0in great demand merchants from Western Asia. The shipbuilding yard at Beypore is famous for its traditional construction of the Uru or the Arabian trading vessel. This tradition of shipbuilding is nearly 1,500 years old, and the craftsmanship of the workers here is exceptional. Overnight at Calicut.

Day 06 TO THALASSERI (Tellicherry) (70 KMS)

After breakfast drive to Thalassery / Tellicherry enroute visiting the town of Mahe, which used be a French settlement. Tellichery is adorned with four rivers, cannals, hills with orange hued rock and long scenic coastline. The innate which coniced to the town was Thalakachery, later on changed to Thalassery. And the anglicized name of Thalassery is Tellicherry. Due to its costal location the town was the major commercial centre during the British rule in India. And the British anglicized the Malayalam name Thalassery to Tellicherry. The British built a sea port in Tellicherry for exporting variety of spices. Thalassery fames for its culture, at that times town is referred as city of cricket, cakes and circus. Upon arrival check in to a Home stay for an interactive experience with a local familyu and to try out their exquisite local cusine. Proceed for a visit of a local textile weaving centre. Overnight at Thalassery.

Day 07 TO GOKARNA

Gokarna is a small and remote holy town in the state of Karnataka, with four of India's most secluded and pristine beaches nestled nearby. It draws both pious pilgrims and hedonistic holiday makers with equal enthusiasm. Gokarna…meaning 'cow's ear' is an ancient village full of lore, a famous Shiva temple, with two main streets lined by shops and traditional tile roofed brick houses. A happy mix of traditional Brahmin communities and a large tourist population that seeks the sun, the sands and the sea here. Check in to your resort. Overnight at Gokarna.

Day 08 AT GOKARNA

Day free to relax at the beach or explore around the beaches and villages. Overnight at your resort at Gokarna. Gokarna is known as one of the seven important Hindu pilgrimage centers. It is on what was once an unspoiled beach near the estuary of the river Aghanashini. Recently, due to the number of tourists, the character of the town has changed; it is no longer just a center of pilgrimage, though large numbers of devotees visit to offer prayers and worship to Lord Shiva.

Day 09 TO GOA (135 KMS)

After breakfast drive to Goa. Upon arrival Check into a beach resort for 02 nights' stay. Once a Portuguese settlement which still reflects very much in the culture and life style, Goa needs no introduction and by far is the most comprehensive beach spots of India and known for its night life, Goa's coastline provides endless sun-drenched crescents of sand. Whitewashed chapels and churches that dot the landscape are surrounded by sleepy villages and rice fields. Overnight stay at Goa.

Day 10 AT GOA

After breakfast, go for a sightseeing tour of Goa covering the churches and Panjim city. Afternoon is free to relax by the beach. Overnight stay at Goa.Goa's beaches cover about 125 kilometres (78 mi) of its coastline. These beaches are divided into North and South Goa. North Goa is more commercial and touristy with an abundance of mostly low and medium budget tourist accommodations; whereas South Goa is where most higher–end hotels and private beaches are located. A notable exception in South Goa is Palolem Beach which features basic accommodation and is one of the most visited beaches in Goa.

Day 11 Departure from GOA

In time departure transfer to GOA Airport (1 hour drive) assisted by our representative. Or Choice of beach stay extension at GOA for 3/5 nights.

goa

Morning after breakfast, check out hotel, transfer to airport/railway station to catch flight/train towards onward journey.

Hotels Used

Day City Luxury Premium Deluxe
Day 01 Cochin Malabar House Koder House Fort Heritage
Day 02 Cheruthuruthy The River Retreat The River Retreat The River Retreat
Day 03 Wayanad Vythiri Resort Vythiri Village Rain Country
Day 04 Wayanad Vythiri Resort Vythiri Village Rain Country
Day 05 Calicut Kadavu Resort Gateway Hotel (Taj) Westway
Day 06 Thalassery Ayisha Manzil Ayisha Manzil Ayisha Manzil
Day 07 Gokharna Om Beach Resort Om Beach Resort Om Beach Resort
Day 08 Gokharna Om Beach Resort Om Beach Resort Om Beach Resort
Day 09 Goa Vivanta - Panaji Zuri - White sands Baywatch Resort
Day 10 Goa Vivanta - Panaji Zuri - White sands Baywatch Resort

Package Inclusions

  • Accommodation at hotels/ resorts as specified above in 01 Double room on bed and breakfast basis.
  • All meals included for stay in Ayisha Manzil Thalassery, Dinner included for stay at Vythiri Resort, Wayanad.
  • Transportation as per itinerary, in air-conditioned medium car.
  • All currently applicable taxes.
  • Package Exclusions

  • Any guide charges.
  • Eny entrance charges.
  • Airfares, airport or any related taxes.
  • Any meals other than as specified in the 'Inclusions'.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Any other items not mentioned in the above 'Inclusions' clause.
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