ARRIVE COCHIN You are greeted on arrival at the Cochin International Airport. Transfer to hotel CASINO. Afternoon proceed for city tour, visiting the historic city of Fort Cochin - Ancient capital of the Dutch, Portuguese and finally the British. A walking tour of Fort Cochin would be ideal but if you are not upto it hop on to an Auto Rickshaw. Visit will include the old Spice Market at Mattancherry, the antique shop on Jews Street,the Synagogue, Dutch Palace and, the Church of St. Francis where the mortal remains of Vasco Da Gama was buried before it was shifted to Portugal. Return to your hotel for Overnight stay
COCHIN > PERIYAR Morning after breakfast, transferto Spice Village at Periyar, which lies in the shade of Cardamom Hills and is a beautiful area of tranquil winding roads, tea gardens, rubber estates and spice plantations. Check-in at the SPICE VILLAGE. After lunch, If you are upto it, you can visit the resident VAIDYA (Ayurveda Doctor) for consultation. You can also do it the following day. Dinner & Overnight in Resort.
Day 4). The resident Doctor after consultation, plans your programme and will also suggest your diet and the therapy commences in right earnest. Please remember that during this period you should not exert your self and for best result no alcohol, no tobacco and strict vegetarian diet. The therapy involves various herbal massages, steam baths and yoga. If you follow all the directions of the VAIDYA, we can assure you that you will come out totally relaxed and a great feeling of wellness. Remember to bring some of your favourite books to catch up on all the reading you may have missed. Overnight in Resort.
AT PERIYAR The Rejuvenation Therapy is over, but it is best to relax and allow your body to re-adjust after one week of massage After breakfast if you feel upto it take a walking tour of Spice Village accompanied by Hotel Staff - Introduction to Spices. You can actually see spices in its natural habitat. Mid-afternoon hands on lessons on cooking with spices. Learn a few simple and easy to make Keralan dishes. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight in resort.
PERIYAR > COCHIN Early morning, You may wish to venture again, to the National Park since its the best time for sightings.OR perhaps you could do a boat safari in lake Periyar and try to catch a wild elephant.. After breakfast, visit tea and spice plantations or do a soft trek with escort in the jungle. After lunch drive to Cochin. Later on arrival Check-in at CASINO Hotel. Evening enjoy a Kathakali dance programme at the local cultural center. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight