Ayurveda Tour Kerala South India

Ayurveda Tour Kerala South India

Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science), ayurveda is an ancient medical science which was developed in India thousands of years ago. Believed to have been passed on to humans from the Gods themselves, Ayurveda developed and evolved into what it is today from several ancient treatises, most notably Adharva Veda which dates back to five thousand years. The ancient Vedic literature by sages has clearly laid out instructions to maintain health as well as fighting illness through therapies, massages, herbal medicines, diet control and exercise.

Ayurveda Tour Kerala South India

Day 1: Arrival Cochin
Day 2: Cochin Sightseeing
Day 3: Cochin-Alleppey (Houseboat)
Day 4: Alleppey (Houseboat)-Kumarakom
Day 5: Kumarakom
Day 6: Kumarakom-Periyar (Thekkady)
Day 7: Periyar (Thekkady)
Day 8: Periyar (Thekkady)-Kovalam
Day 9 – Day 17: Ayurvedic Treatment at Kovalam
Day 18: Kovalam-Trivandrum & Dep. to onward

Name of Program: Ayurvedic Treatment at Kovalam.

Places Visit:  Cochin – Alleppy – Komarakom – Periyar – Kovalam (One Week for massage) .

Duration: 18 Nights

Best Time: Oct-March.

Day 01 Arrive – Cochin:
Arrive at Cochin international airport. Upon arrival in Cochin meet to our representative and transfer to hotel. The afternoon will be free for relaxation at the hotel In the evening you will be taken for a show of Kathakali Dances. Kathakali is the most famous dance form of Kerala. Artists with colourful make up (that looks less like make up, but more like masks) perform the dance drama depicting stories from famous Indian Epics like Mahabharata etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 Cochin
This morning we will drive you to the boat jetty to enjoy a boat cruise at the Cochin Harbour that continues to become a rather unusual way to explore the delights and enjoy sightseeing tour of Cochin or "Kochi"- the palm green, commercial capital of Kerala which has one of the finest natural harbours & is known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea". From time immemorial, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British & Portuguese seafarers followed the sea route to Kochi & left their impression on the town. Modern Kochi is thus a splendid mosaic of these myriad influences. Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis & the famous Chinese fishing nets. Rest of the day will be free to explore the charming alleys of Cochin or to relax at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 Cochin – Alleppey (House Boat)
In the morning drive to Alleppey boat jetty (64 Kms) to start a unique voyage that offers you a unique opportunity to enjoy the beautiful serene back waters of Kerala and have an insight in the ways of life of this charming region. From the boat jetty at Alleppey you board the traditional rice boats - “Kettuvallam” for a fascinating cruise through the backwaters of Kerala which offer one of the world’s truly unforgettable experiences. These traditional houseboats of Kerala are one of the most enduring images of the backwaters, its natural, cocoon-like profile complementing the surrounding countryside. You can relax on the sundeck and watch the way of life and activity of the local people, sipping from a tender coconut and enjoying the sheer peace of the surroundings. Overnight on board.

Day 04 Alleppey (House Boat) – Kumarakom

Enjoy a lazy morning cruise into the backwaters. Later in the morning you will be transferred to Kumarakom. When nature is all you need to recuperate, Kumarakom is undoubtedly the most invigorating, fascinating paradise in Kerala, God's own country. The slender coconut palms, never ending paddy fields, meandering lagoons and backwaters, mangroves nesting birds of a hundred varieties can peacefully calm and invigorate your mind with renewed inspiration for your vocation and life. That is the pristine beauty of Kumarakom. The afternoon will be free for relaxation and an Ayurvedic Treatment at the resort Overnight at the resort.

Day 05 Kumarakom
After a relaxed morning at the resort we will organize a Home Visit where you will not only have the opportunity to visit a Kerala Home and interact with a local family but also to visit their farm and witness the eco friendly practices being followed and the farming activity below the sea level. Return to the resort later in the afternoon to relax with an Ayurvedic Treatment Overnight at the resort.

Day 06 Kumarakom – Periyar
In the morning drive from Kumarakom to Periyar (190 Kms); upon arrival check-in at the hotel Periyar - Sprawling across 777 sq. kms. of the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats, Thekkady is the home to one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. Alive with exotic flora and vibrant wildlife, it is the perfect getaway tucked away among hills. In the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise to Lake Periyar Wild life sanctuary trying to spot herds of elephants, bison, deer and spectacular bird life. The area is also home to 140 species of orchid that thrive here. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Periyar
In the morning enjoy a visit to the interesting spice market. In the afternoon enjoy Ayurvedic Treatment at the resort. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 Periyar – Kovalam
In the morning drive from Periyar to Kovalam (255 Kms); upon arrival check-in at the hotel The afternoon will be free to relax at the beach and enjoy an Ayurvedic Treatment. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 to Day 17: Ayurvedic Treatment at Kovalam

Day 18 Depart Kovalam
After breakfast the morning will be free for relaxation and Ayurvedic message or treatment In time transfer to Trivandrum (16 kms) airport to connect flight to onward destination.

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