Arrive, Cochin, after a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and transfer to Kumarkom for check in.Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands, on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. Kuttanad, the 'Wonder Land' believed to have been lying below the sea level, sprang out into the marshes when the sea receded later. The land of lakes, canals and paddy fields, Kumarakom transports you to sheer ecstasy. Holiday on the houseboats, traditional Kettuvallam, are an out-of-this-world experience. Furthermore Vembanad Lake is home to several types of marine life exclusively the Karimeen (Pearl Spotted Fish), Chemeen (Prawns) and Konju (Tiger Prawns).Evening we go for sunset cruise on a Rice Boat. Dinner will be served at the hotel.Overnight Hotel Kumarakom
Short cruise to 'Philip Kutty's Farm' (A small home stead on an island). See the cultivation of various tropical fruits and vegetables and also a short demo of simple home cooking. Return to hotel for a talk on backwaters, food and cooking with a demo followed by lunch.A cultural show will be held in the evening followed by Dinner.Overnight HotelKumarakom
Proceed for a demonstration of preparation of a 'Sadhya' (vegetarian wedding feast). We enjoy our lunch on banana leaves (to be eaten by hand). Afternoon at leisure. Proceed for a cultural show in the evening followed by dinner.Overnight Hotel - Kumarakom
We proceed to Periyar. Check in at hotel followed by lunch.Periyar (Thekkady), one of India's most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, where one can watch wildlife at close range. The vegetation, flora and fauna and the birds are unique, large in numbers and varied, and do not bear semblance to any other wildlife sanctuary in the world. Even a casual visitor to this place will not fail to observe the special ecological pattern. The very sound of the name conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hill and spice scented plantations. The sanctuary is one of the best in the country for watching and photographing wild life. Notable among the inhabitants are the tigers, majestic Asiatic wild elephants and distinctive Nilgiri Langur.Evening we take an Elephant Safari (out side the park).Dinner will be at the hotel.Overnight Hotel - Thekkady
Visit Spice Plantations and Tea Plantations. Lunch will be at leisure and later in the afternoon we proceed for a cooking demonstration. The theme will be cooking with spices.Dinner will be at the hotel.Overnight Hotel Thekkady
Drive to Cochin. We shall stop at the Plantation Bungalow for a typical home lunch.Cochin always had a very popular and historical sea trade connection with Middle East, Mediterranean Europe and Dutch. It has one of the finest natural harbours on the Arabian coastline. Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings and structures representing different regions of the world.
Proceed for a city tour of Cochin including the ancient Spice Market at Mattancherry and Chinese Fishing Nets. Next we have a 'History' lunch at hotel.In the evening we proceed for a Kathakali performance followed by dinner.Overnight Hotel Cochin
End the tour with sweet and spicy memories of India. Today we assist you with a punctual transferto the airport for your onward flight.Our tour concludes: Caper thanks you for your patronage and looks forward to serving you again in the near future.