Relish the psychedelic sunsets, meander through the eclectic markets, cruise along the gorgeous backwaters, spot animals in wild, enjoy the local tea, walk through the thick spice plantations and enjoy the cool afternoon breeze.
Duration : 13 Days
Route : Kochi → Wayanad → Trichur → Thekkady / Periyar → Kumarakom → Alappuzha → Kovalam → Thiruvananthapuram
Day 1 Kozhikode(Calicut)
Kozhikode, also known as the City of Spices for its role as the major trading point of eastern spices, is known for its famous Malabar cuisine. It is the jumping-off point for Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.
Days 2-3 Wayanad
Wayanad, the Land of Paddy Fields, is home to many indigenous tribals and is set high on the majestic Western Ghats with lofty ridges interspersed with dense forests, tangled jungles and deep valleys. Historians are of the view that organized human life existed in these parts, at least ten centuries before Christ.
It is famous for its jaw-dropping beauty, the landscape is a green medley of rice paddies, untouched forests, spice plantations and more rice paddies. It is one of the few places with very high probability of spotting wild elephants.
Day 4 Trichur
Thrissur is the cultural hotspot with plenty of festivals all year round. It is a busy, bustling place, home to a community of Nestorian Christians, whose denomination dates back to the 3rd century AD.
The Sri Krishna Temple and performing-arts school Kerala Kalamandalam are quite popular.
Days 5-6 Thekkady / Periyar
Thekkady is enchanting place with winding roads, tranquil countrysides, rich plantations and thick forests.
The Periyar National Park, centered around a large lake, supports a diverse range of animals including 62 species of mammals, 320 species of birds, 45 species of reptiles, 27 species of amphibians, and 38 species of fishes.
Enjoy safaris and walks in the park and end your evenings with an Ayurveda massage.
Days 7-8 Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a cluster of small islands on the Vembanad backwaters with a plethora of branched water bodies all lined by beautiful, thick, lush greenery. The coconut trees which line the horizon add to the perfect tropical landscape.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary), on the banks of Vembanad Lake, is an ornithologist’s paradise and a favorite haunt for migratory birds.
Days 9-10 Alappuzha (Allepey)
Alappuzha is inlaid with numerous channels that support its thriving backwater tourism. It is one of the best places to go on a houseboat cruise along the backwaters.
Alleppey is known for its snake-boat race held on the second Saturday of August.
Top attractions include Sreekrishna Swamy Temple, Karimadi Kuttan, and Marari beach.
Days 11-12 Kovalam
Kovalam beaches are extremely popular due to shallow waters and low tidal waves.
Enjoy the soft white sands, emerald sea and the swaying palms.
Day 13 Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Thiruvananthapuram, built on hills by the sea shore and sandwiched between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, is a fascinating destination.
Popular attractions include Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, Fort, Napier Museum, Sree Chithra Art Gallery and the Palace Museum.