THE DISCOVERY COLLECTION
As promised by our discover collections, this itinerary takes into the destinations that the region is famous for, Cochin, Munnar, Periyar and the backwaters, but we also want you to discover more. It includes some charming rural destinations, a home stay where one truly gets to experience what life is like in Kerala and a hosted villa experience on the beach. It’s a journey into classic Kerala but also allows you to discover what lies beyond.
Cochin | Munnar | Vazhoor | Devolokam | Backwaters | Marari Beach
- The laid-back fort area in Cochin, visit the main highlights its Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace and Synagogue but then take time to get a feel for the place with its café’s, art galleries and great restaurants.
- Munnar, famous for its tea, treks and Nilgiri Thar.
- Delve deep into the spice plantations with a rural yet chic stay at Serenity.
- Experience a homestay, shop in the local markets, try a morning yoga session and learn how to cook a traditional Keralan meal.
- Relax at a wonderful backwater resort and spa.
- End the tour on the famed Marari Beach.
|Day 01||Arrive in to Cochin where you will be met and transferred to the hotel.||Cochin|
|Day 02 & 03||Explore the charming old fort area of Kerala, the spice markets, Chinese Fishing Nets, Synagogue and galleries and cafes. It’s a wonderful place to while away the day.||Cochin|
|Day 04||Transfer by road to Munnar. Rest of the day at leisure.||Munnar|
|Day 05||Spend the day exploring Munnar, visit the tea factory to learn how the world’s most famous drink is made, take a stroll in the wildlife sanctuary or head into the hills for a more robust trek.||Munnar|
|Day 06||Transfer to Serenity, famous for its spice and rubber plantations. Take a bullock cart ride into the surrounding village and learn about the spices that made this region famous.||Vazhoor|
|Day 07||Spend the morning with Laxmi the elephant, learn the basic commands and take her to the river to bathe. In the afternoon, you may choose to experience a cookery demonstration to discover how the local spices are used to flavour the local recipes.||Vazhoor|
|Day 08||Transfer by road to Devalokam. Rest of the day at leisure getting to know your hosts.||Devalokam|
|Day 09 & 10||Days to explore the region, as per your desires, whether shopping in the markets, learning about the local fruits and vegetables, textiles & how to bargain. You may wish to try a yoga session, learn how to make a home cooked meal. Your hosts will guide you along the way.||Devalokam|
|Day 11||Transfer to the backwaters. Rest of the day at leisure at this charming lakeside location. Try an ayurvedic treatment or simply while away the day watching the world go by on the lake.||Backwaters|
|Day 12||Day at leisure though we recommend a country boat excursion into the narrow canals of the backwaters.||Backwaters|
|Day 13-15||Transfer to Marari Beach. Check into your private villa and enjoy the final days at leisure.||Marari Beach|