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Homestead Tour: All Kerala - 13 Nights and 14 Days

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Tour Route - Where you'll visit
1 Cochin

Cochin, or Kochi as it is now called, is divided into Old Cochin (comprising Fort Cochin and Mattanchery) and Ernakulam, which is a bustling metropolis and is considered the commercial capital of Kerala. It is the only district in Kerala where you can experience urban comforts on a par with other major cities in India and also the history of many centuries bygone.

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2 Kumarakom

Kumarakom is home to the backwaters,a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. An overnight cruise is the best way to naviage through the breathtaking canals of Kumarakom.

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3 Kanjirapally
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4 Kothamangalam

Set in the the foothills of the Western Ghats mountain ranges, Kothamangalam is a town rich in spice plantations. The town provides easy access to the Elephant sanctuary situated nearby.

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5 Wayanad
With an altitude ranging up to 2,000 meters above sea level, Wayanad, located in the Western Ghats of Kerala is an area which offers breathtaking locations. Mist-clad hills, lush green paddy fields, luxuriant sub-tropical rainforests, sprawling spice plantations, valleys and hills mark this beautiful place. Hidden away in the hills of this land are some of the oldest tribes as yet untouched by civilization. Wayanad spreads across about 2,000 sq kms of the Western Ghats and is recognised as a leading bio diversity region.
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6 Tellicherry
Thalassery (or Tellicherry as the British christened it during the times of the Raj), a vibrant fishing town in the north of Calicut which is famous for the 3 C's- Circus, Cricket and Cakes. It is known for being the first British settlement in Kerala and needless to say Cakes and Cricket were both introduced here by the British.
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Detailed Itinerary

Day ONE +-
  • DAY 01: Arrival Cochin
Welcomed by a Kerala Travel Centre representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Cochin. Cochin is place that never ceases to amaze. Whichever direction you look, there's always a little piece of history lurking around, reminding you of various cultures and people that have influenced it's past. In the afternoon you can go on a sightseeing tour exploring the many fascinating highlights of Cochin which include - The Jewish Synagogue in what is locally called the Jew Town, St. Francis Church which is the oldest European Church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace, the spice marketand the 15th century Chinese fishing nets. In the evening go on a sunset crise and watch from your vantage point in the estuary as the Marine Drive comes alive waith a million lights.Overnight at the Koder House.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day TWO +-
  • DAY 02: Cochin - Kumarakom
(70kms/2.5hrs)Drive to Kumarakom, the enchanting backwater region of Kerala and check into the Philipkutty's farm, a beautiful homestead by the lake. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons which form the famed backwaters offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax. Day at leisure. Overnight at the Philipskutty's Farm House. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day THREE +-
  • DAY 03: Kumarakom
Today you have the option to take a boat ride and witness the enchanting lifestyles of the people living along the backwaters or spend the day at leisure in the resort. Overnight at the Philipskutty's Farm House.
Day FOUR +-
  • DAY 04 : Kumarakom - Kanjirapally
(80kms/2hrs)Drive to Kanjirapally and check into the Chamundi Hill Palace which is the ancestral house of the local rulers which sits atop a hill offering a fascinating view of the surrounding areas. In the afternoon you can go on a rubber plantation tour and witness how they tap the rubber. Overnight at the Chamundi Hill.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day FIVE +-
  • DAY 05: Kanjirapally
Day at leisure. Enjoy a full body Ayurveda massage today. Overnight at the Chamundi Hill Palace. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day SIX +-
  • DAY 06: Kanjirapally - Kothamangalam
(130kms/3.5hrs)Drive to Kothamangalam and spend the afternoon at leisure in a century old estate bungalow set in over 100 acres of multi crop plantation. Apart from exploring the estate you could also visit the local bird sanctuary. A cookery demonstration involving authentic Kerala cuisine is also available. Overnight at the Mundackal Estate Bungalow. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day SEVEN +-
  • DAY 07: Kothamangalam
In the morning, drive to the Kodanad elephant orphanage where you will have the opportunity to get close to the elephants and participate in their bathing and feeding. Elephant rides will also be possible. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the Mundackal Estate Bungalow. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day EIGHT +-
  • DAY 08: Kothamangalam - Calicut - Wayanad
(By Flight then drive for 80kms/3hrs)Drive to Cochin airport and fly to Calicut. Drive through winding roads in the hills covered with thick forests, coffee, rubber and tea estates, crop plantations to Sulthan Bathery. Check into a plantation estate tucked in a 400 acre coffee and spice plantation. Rest of the day at leisure in the beautiful estate. Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day NINE +-
  • DAY 09: Wayanad
Either take a day to relax or visit the Wayanad sanctuary where one can find animals like sloth bears, sambhar (wild deer), elephants, monkeys, tigers, reptiles, deer, panthers, and many species of rare birds. The Edakkal Caves, a pre-historic rock shelter are also another highlight of the region. Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway
Day TEN +-
  • DAY 10: Wayanad
Day at leisure. Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway.  (Vehicle at disposal)
Day ELEVEN +-
  • DAY 11: Wayanad - Tellicherry
(160kms/4hrs)Drive to Thalassery (or Tellicherry as the British christened it during the times of the Raj), a vibrant fishing town in the north of Calicut which is famous for the 3 C's - Circus, Cricket and Cakes. It is known for being the first British settlement in Kerala and needless to say Cakes and Cricket were both introduced here by the British. Check into the majestic Ayesha Manzil. In the afternoon/evening you can visit the colourful and entrancing Theyyam dance in Kannur. Overnight at the Ayesha Manzil. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day TWELVE +-
  • DAY 12: Tellicherry
A visit to the bustling fish markets of Tellicherry or the ancient fort built by the British are highlights of the region. You could also drive to the fascinating Muzhipillangad Beach which is Kerala's only drive–in beach. In the evening take part in a cookery demonstration by Faiza your hostess, who is renowned for her 'Mopilla' cuisine. Overnight at the Ayesha Manzil. (Vehicle at disposal)
Day THIRTEEN +-
  • DAY 13: Tellicherry - Cochin
(By Train)Drive to Calicut railway station and travel by train to Ernakulam. On arrival, transfer to fort Cochin and check into your hotel. You could spend your last day shopping in Ernakulam - the bustling metropolis side of Cochin. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise along the harbour. Overnight at the Malabar house.(Vehicle at disposal)
Day FOURTEEN +-
  • DAY 14: Cochin - Departure
Departure transfer to Cochin for return flight. (Vehicle for Transfer)

When Should I go?

Being a coastal state surrounded by the Arabian Sea and because of its proximity to the equator, Kerala has a more or less consistent temperature pattern in the summers and the monsoons alike. The temperature hovers around 29°C throughout the year with varying levels of humidity.
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Monsoon Months in Kerala

June and July are monsoon months in Kerala, the showers being heavy at first and then easing off gradually. Whilst these are not the best months for tours, interestingly, this happens to the best time for travellers seeking the therapeutic Ayurveda treatment which is said to be most effective in these months.

Best months for travel to Kerala

The months of October through to March are considered to be the most favourable months to travel to Kerala when the weather is sunny and pleasant. The months of April and May are also favourable for travel but the humidity tends to be comparatively higher. August and September are also good months for travel.

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Destination Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
Cochin 2 Koder House Koder House Koder House
Kumarakom 2 Philipkutty's Farm Philipkutty's Farm Philipkutty's Farm
Kothamangalam 2 Mundackal Estate Bungalow Mundackal Estate Bungalow Mundackal Estate Bungalow
Wayanad 3 Tranquil Plantation Hideaway Tranquil Plantation Hideaway Tranquil Plantation Hideaway
Tellicherry 2 Ayesha Manzil Ayesha Manzil Ayesha Manzil
Cochin 2 The Malabar House Residency The Malabar House Residency The Malabar House Residency

Koder House

The Koder House is an exclusive boutique hotel situated in the heart of Cochin and combines centuries-old architecture with modern amenities. The ancestral home of the Koders, a prominent Cochin Jewish family, the property is a tribute to the rich, mixed culture of the area – a mélange of Portuguese, Dutch, Kerala and even Chinese influences. The house that once played host to ambassadors, celebrities and heads of states continues to attract visitors from far and wide.The feel is both contemporary and classic, the atmosphere, relaxed. Combining the best of western comforts with ambience and history, the Koder will give you the feeling of being in another era. The highlights of the property are its exclusive, regal, spacious suites which are on either side of the three-storey structure. Grand antique beds, including two original four-posters, polished teak floors, high ceilings and white stone archways on each floor bring the heritage of the place alive. Another highlight is the seafood served in the seafood specialty restaurant which is bought from the fresh catch sold along the sea, across from the property.

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