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Day 1 – Arrive Kochi

Welcome to Kochi the Queen of Arabian Sea!. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Eighth Bastion, a CGH Earth Hotel. Elegantly built with the fusion of styles, tastes and ideas, this boutique hotel is celebration of Fort Kochi’s Dutch legacy. After check-in the day is at leisure or to stroll around this ancient town.

Overnight at Eighth Bastion, Fort Kochi.

 

Day 2 – At Kochi with Cooking Sessions & Sightseeing

 

After breakfast attend the hands-on cooking session with the chef at Eighth Bastion. Afternoon we go on a sightseeing tour covering major landmarks where you will have some time for shopping as well. Evening we watch world famous Kathakali dance.

Overnight at Eighth Bastion, Fort Kochi

 

Day 3 – Kochi – Guruvayoor- Muziris Heritage Tour- Kochi

After early breakfast we proceed to Guruvayoor temple, where we witness a local Hindu weddings and see a few elephants. Drive onward to Kodungaloor to have a guided ‘Heritage tour of Muziris’ covering old heritage monuments, Churches & Synagogues. Understand ancient Kerala’s connections with Romans, Jews and St. Thomas. We return back to Kochi.

Overnight at Eighth Bastion, Fort Kochi

 

Day 4 – Kochi to Thodupuzha.  ( 2 ½ Hrs drive)

After breakfast drive to Thodupuzha and check-in to Dewalokam Home Stay, a working farm run on organic and eco-friendly principles. Participate in, in-house activities like spice walk, Honey extraction, Bamboo rafting etc., Later you join the chef on an informal learn-to-cook demo using the home grown produces.

Overnight at Dewalokam Home Stay.

 

Day 05 – Thodupuzha to Thekkady. (3 Hrs drive)

After a hearty Kerala breakfast we drive past the little towns and lush green mountains to reach Thekkady. On arrival we check-in to Spice Village where the mood of local tribal community is recreated in the luxurious cottages and ambiance.  Walk with the naturalist inside the resort and get introduced to different spices, organic farm etc., Later enjoy a hands-on cooking session with the chef.

Overnight at Spice Village, Thekkady.

 

Day 06 – At Thekkady

Early morning interested members can go on a soft trek in the outer forest area. Later we have our breakfast followed by a hands-on cooking session with the chef.  Afternoon we walk to Kumily town to enjoy it’s lively markets and all prevalent fragrance of the spices. You can buy some of the high quality spices to carry back home.

Overnight in Spice Village, Thekkady.

 

Day 07 – Thekkady-Kumarakom (04 Hrs drive)

After breakfast we drive down the hills and stop at a tea factory to witness the process of tea making. We have lunch at ‘Madakakunnu Estate’ and drive onward to picture perfect Kumarakom, located on the banks of Vembanad Lake.  On arrival, check-in to Coconut Lagoon – a unique heritage resort which transports one back to the world of peace and contentment. Watch a cultural program.

Overnight at Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom.

 

Day 08 – At Kumarakom

After breakfast we go on a village walk to experience the age old activities like toddy tapping, Coir making & basket weaving etc. This is followed by a hands-on cooking session with the chef.  The afternoon is at leisure to relax by the lake side or for other optional activities like the Canoe cruise offered by the resort.

Overnight at Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom.

 

Day 09 – Kumarakom-Houseboat-Mararkulam

After breakfast we have some free time and by noon we board the houseboat to enjoy the fascinating lunch cruise. We drive onward to Marari Beach Resort, built in the style of a traditional fishing village. The resort offer acres of whispering coconut groves, lush greenery, still waters, roaring beach, a butterfly garden and flagged pathways and much more. After check-in the day is at leisure.

Overnight at Marari Beach Resort

 

Day 10 – Mararikulam

Morning we visit the nearby beach and view the fishermen returning via local boats with their fresh catch.  After breakfast we pick the vegetables from the Organic farm and attend the hands-on cooking session with chef. Afternoon is at your leisure. You can choose to have an aimless walk on the beach, listen to the songs of the birds, laze around near the lotus ponds, cycle through nearby villages or watch the sunset.

Overnight at Marari Beach Resort.

Day 11 – Departure

We check-out depending on the flight timings and drive onward to Kochi International airport for the flight back home.

 

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