Explore the verdant sprawling tea gardens of Munnar, the famed backwaters and the forests of Kerala before you indulge in herbal massages & unwind with yoga on your wellness holiday. The package is for those in search of the quintessential Kerala travel experience along with the magical effects of ayurveda. Let Kerala keep you forever under her spell.
Your ayurveda break starts at Kochi where you will be met by our representative. The initial part of the tour will cover a mini Kerala leisure experience before you head to your village ayurveda resort for your wellness programme.
Travel To Kumarakom (65 Kms, 1.5 Hrs)
Kumarakom is an idyllic village set in a maze of complex lush waterways marked by its gentle pace of life. It will be an ideal place to start cooling heels on your wellness vacation.
Take it slow: A day of relaxation at a backwater resort
Your first stay in Kerala will be at a backwater island resort constructed from relocated traditional Kerala homes. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the scenic environs by the lake side or cooling off at the swimming cool. Relax for the night at your resort
Recreate the way of life very typical of the backwater culture at Kumarakom
Enjoy your breakfast at Kumarakom and by 9 am get on a journey to Thekkady, home one of the best managed wildlife reserves in India. With a 100-year-old artificial lake and its setting in the thickly forested Western Ghats (UNESCO world heritage site), Periyar will not disappoint with a range of activities and wildlife spotting on offer. The Asiatic elephants are commonly seen and lucky spotting of Gaur (Indian Bison) and wild boar do happen.
Travel To Thekkady (125 Kms, 3.5hrs)
Check-in to your resort, relax for a while and soak in the tropical garden landscape.
A guided tour in a Keralan spice farm will transform your idea of what spices really taste like
Guided spice plantation tour: The aroma is incredible!
Keralan spice tours are immensely educative experiences. For some, it is the lingering aroma of cloves, cinnamon, for others, it is about joy of plucking spices straight of the plant. Experienced guides escort you around gardens keeping you excited along the way with bits of information and even some demonstrations on the healing powers of the various spices.
Relax for the night at your resort.
Today you will have some of the best wildlife experiences on offer in Periyar. A nature walk by the river side, an elephant safari, shopping and evening seeing one of the oldest martial arts forms in existence.
Go for an early morning Nature walk in the reserve
Dawn is an ideal time to view exotic wildlife with the help of your trained tribal naturalist/ guide in the Periyar tiger reserve. The walk through the jungle explores a safe and easy path for about 3 hours. You can get lucky and spot some wildlife, flowers and birds along the way. Head back to your resort for a late breakfast.
Elephant Safari: Take a ride on top of a friendly elephant (Optional)
Nothing like a friendly jumbo! If you are interested we will take you on a ride through plantations on an elephant or even do a jumbo shower. Safe and among the best experiences in Thekkady
Asiatic elephants, gaurs and wild boars are commonly spotted in the reserve during boating
Experience Kalaripayattu: One of the oldest fighting systems in existence
Today evening, we will take you to attend a Kalaripayattu show illustrating the 3000 year old art-form. The practitioners of Kalaripayattu are not only warriors but also self-healers. Besides the swords and daggers the warriors are also trained in a unique weapon called ‘Urumi’ - a lethal flexible sword that can be concealed as a waist belt.
Relax for the night at your resort.
This morning travel to the lush dramatic Munnar hills, a place that will forever keep you under its spell. In this former hill getaway of the colonial British, soak up the tranquillity and head out to the verdant tea plantations to taste the local brew. Check-in to your hill resort in Munnar.
Travel To Munnar (100 Kms, 3 Hrs)
The drive up the hills: enjoy panoramic tea gardens along the way
After breakfast, take a scenic drive through the hills to Munnar. Stop to take a snap of the amazing vistas and views on your way here. Check-in to your resort and relax for a while.
Watch the rhapsody of the carpeted emerald-green tea plantations unfold at Munnar
Visit the Tea Museum: witness tea processing and explore some colonial artefacts
The afternoon would be a great time to visit the tea museum where you could explore artefacts from the colonial times besides witnessing the tea processing procedure. The evening is free for you to go shopping in Munnar town or spending time in the resort.
Relax for the evening at your resort.
This morning set out to explore other attractions in Munnar like Rajamala (national park), the dam and echo point. Relax for the day soaking in the cool air at your hill resort
Trek along the Eravikulam national park: Meet up with friendly Niligiri Tahrs
The terrain in the park is high altitude grasslands and features Anamudi, the highest peak (2695m) south of the Himalayas. Get on one of the government operated mini-buses and take a mild trek to amazing vantage points along with lots of endangered Niligiri Tahrs.
Meet the endangered niligiri tahr at Rajamala, they will happily join along on your trek to see some panoramic views
An afternoon covering the Mattupetty dam, photo point and Echo point at Munnar
As the day unfolds take a few snaps at photo point before reaching Mattupetty dam. Spend some time here if you feel like taking a motor boat cruise. If nothing else, scream at the top of your voice at echo point and hear your voice resounding through the hills.
Head back to your resort and enjoy the evening in the cool environs.
Leave the hills and head to Kochi, one of the finest natural harbours and the oldest European settlement in India. The cultural mosaic here is shaped by a long history of visitors – Arab, Chinese, British, Jewish, Portuguese and French – making for a remarkable heritage city.
TRAVEL TO KOCHI (125 KM, 3 HRS)
Do-it- yourself walk: heritage sites of Fort Kochi
You start your walking tour of Fort Kochi at the St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India and explore the imposing Santa Cruz basilica built by the Portuguese. It will be fun to observe the iconic and still-in-use Chinese fishing nets and even try using them yourself. Stroll past the shops along Jew Street shopping for antiques and spices and also visit the Jewish Synagogue and the Dutch Palace. You will notice that the heritage zone of the city is amazingly well preserved.
Marvel at the slow rhythm of the fishing technique using Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi
Relax for the evening at Kochi and enjoy dinner at some of the amazing seafood restaurants in town.
Your ayurveda break starts today as you head to rural Kerala in Palakkad. You will be taken to your specialised ayurveda wellness centre. After settling in, you can start consultation with your resident doctor. Based on your therapy of interest, a lifestyle evaluation will be done and your doctor will suggest your diet and therapy routine for best results. Relax for the night.
In the span of the next 7 days, you avail the amazing benefits of Ayurveda therapies. In a village ambience, the air is pure and a great place for reflection. You can pursue some creative activities spending some quality time cut-off from your hectic life. The ayurvedic centre will boast of the best facilities for treatment, experienced doctors and the right atmosphere for your rejuvenation vacation.
Experience the amazing benefits of ayurveda as you take a wellness holiday in Gods Own Country
A brief idea of your schedule for the next 7 days is furnished below:
Your wellness holiday ends today. Relax and allow your body to re-adjust after the treatment. Head to the airport in Kochi for a flight back home starting on a totally new page on the health side.
Ayurveda specialisedresort/Hotel (otherwise) with neat amenities, hygienic bathrooms & European toilets, Telephone and 24 hours room service
Air Conditioned vehicle with chauffer at your disposal except during ayurveda treatment days.
Vegetarian meals (B L D) as prescribed by your doctor to aid treatment during the days in your ayurveda resort. Buffet breakfast is included in stay at all other destinations.
Total tour cost
It varies on the days, resort and treatment chosen. Our team can customise this package for you and work out some good deals too.
On this customisable package you get to choose your wellness programme, number of days and theme of stay.
THERAPY OPTIONS: Choose among Beauty care therapy, Anti – Ageing Therapy, De-stress therapy, Weight shedding Therapy and rejuvenation therapy or mention specific requirement
Day of Treatment: 7, 14, 21 or 28 Days. Some centres have a minimum of 14 days treatment
STAY THEME: Sun Kissed beaches, Backwaters, Village life, in the rain forests or heritage Palaces
Feel free to ask our team to design a programme specific to your need. It's amazing what ayurveda can do for you.Design my
Trip On a Houseboat
Stay on a beautiful eco-friendly houseboat as it traverses through backwaters