The Natural & Cultural Splendors of South India

The 19 day itinerary South India (Heritage Reloaded) will take you in the cities & villages of Cochin, Alleppey, Thekady, Periyar, Madurai, Athoor Village, OOty, Coocnoor, Nagarhole, Mysore & Bangalore.

Our major Highlights would be as below:

  • A stay in an Eco-friendly home stay in Kerala, created on the principles of sustainability and responsibility.
  •  No South India experience is complete without staying in a luxury Houseboat in Kollam where one would enjoy a typical Kerala experience.
  • Our toy train ride will have a unique zigzag motion of gaining height while climbing the hills.
  •  We will also have a beautiful time in Athoor village with the natives of this wonderful village.

Itinerary

Arrival / Cochin

Day 1 : Arrival / Cochin

Late night arrival. Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car.

Welcome to India, or as we say ‘atithi devo bhava’ (the guest is an incarnation of God). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!

Upon Arrival check into the Secret Garden Resort,

Overnight at the Secret Garden (Standard Room)

Cochin

Day 2 : Cochin

Morning, we will proceed on a guided tour of Cochin.

A special treat awaits us this evening as we proceed to witness the strength and vigor of Kathakali dance drama.

Overnight at the Secret Garden (Standard Room)

Cochin / Alleppey / Houseboat

Day 3 : Cochin / Alleppey / Houseboat

After breakfast, we ride to Alleppey for a houseboat experience through the narrow canals and channels of the backwaters of Kerala.

We spend the rest of the day cruising on our boat through remote tribal villages of Kerala

Overnight abroad Air Conditioned Muthoot Houseboat

Houseboat / Alleppey / Dewalokam

Day 4 : Houseboat / Alleppey / Dewalokam

Following breakfast, we will drive to Dewalokam

Upon arrival we will make our way to Dewalokam

Time for independent exploration. We suggest you to spend some time in and around this divinely stunning place - tucked in the lap of nature.

After little refreshments, we visit the organic farm of Dewalokam (guided)

Following a little downtime, we will participate with the chef and undertake a cooking lesson.

Overnight at the Dewalokam (Standard Room)

Dewalokam

Day 5 : Dewalokam

Following breakfast we will undertake a general nature walk through the forested areas that surround your Resort.

For the adventurist, we can also indulge ourselves in some soft adventure of Bamboo Rafting.

Following lunch, we will ride on a public bus for a short distance to a neighboring village.

In the evening (at leisure) you may choose to book yourself into regular Ayurvedic massages and treatments. The resort has well appointed Ayurveda center.

Overnight at the Dewalokam (Standard Room)

Tour Cost

Tour Cost Based On 02 People Traveling Together Sharing 01 Room

 

  • Cost valid from 01st October 2016 till 31st March, 2018: - INR 189,200* Per Person

  • Cost valid from 01st April till 30th September, 2017: - INR 172,100* Per Person

*Cheaper & Standard price variants available upon request

*Luxury & Super Luxury options available upon request

*T & C Apply

Includes :

Accommodation on twin share basis; daily American breakfast; air-conditioned private car for all journeys and tours; local guides;  Organic Farm Walk – Dewalokam; Cooking – Dewalokam; Forest Nature Walk – Dewalokam; Bamboo Rafting – Dewalokam; Village Tour – Dewalokam; Village School Visit – Dewalokam; Visit Spice Plantation in Periyar; Jungle Trek in Periyar; Toy train in Ooty; 02 Jungle excursions in Jeep, Nagarhole;

Optional Add-ons

Value Added Optional Tours Available (Request for prices and detailed information): -

  • Biking tour through the outback regions of Cochin
  • Cooking Class & demonstration in a typical Kerala home in Cochin
  • Walking tours, food safari & potter’s trail in Madurai