Fort Cochin, Kerala Backwater & Ayurvedic treatment at beach resort
Covered Places :
Cochin – Alleppey – Kumarakom – Periyar wild life park – Kovalam – Cochin
Watch Kerala traditional Kathakali dance show at Cochin, Boat safari at Periyar wildlife park & overnight stay in a Houseboat at Backwater
Arrive Cochin International airport, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome on arrival at the airport and escorted to the hotel. After check in at hotel our representative will explain you the travel plan and hand over the essential travel documents to you. Overnight stay in hotel.
Cochin, popularly known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” is situated in the South Western Coast of the Indian Subcontinent. Morning visit Fort Cochin. The true character of the city is to be found in the older parts of the Fort Cochin area. This part of the city reflects an unusual blend of medieval Portugal, Dutch and English country life grafted on to the tropical Malabar Coast Also visit Chinese Fishing nets. These nets popularly known as Cheenavala is one of the unique features of the city. . Visit the 16th century Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace. We would visit ‘Jew Town’, in the Mattancherry section. The area around the Synagogue, known, as Jew Town is one of the main centres of spice trade. St. Francis Church, and Jewish Synagogue. Evening show witness the Kathakali Dance Show in an auditorium. as it enacts episodes from great Indian epics. The extremely stylized gestures, the elaborate make-up, the masks and the splendid costumes of these all-male dancers, recreates an incomparable sense of pageantry. Overnight stay in hotel.
This morning proceed to Alleppey. Upon arrival board on Housebaot “Kettuvallam” – famous houseboat of Kerala,. These magnificent vessels are a modified form of our traditional ‘Kettuvallom’ which has been in use for hundreds of years. Sail along the winding network of Kerala backwaters, see the unique water world and experience its myriad charms. Spot colorful insects and butterflies flitting over flower bunch that adorn the lush green vegetation on the banks of the Kerala backwaters. Cruise through the unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and rivers. Enjoy an overnight leisure stay in a houseboat also enjoy lavish lunch & Dinner at Houseboat.
Today In the morning, you will disembark the Houseboat at Alleppey and drive to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a tourist paradise in Kerala. It is habitat to several migratory birds, which are attracted by the availability of a safe nesting area provided by the trees and a close source of food and water, delivered by the Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay in hotel
This morning after breakfast, proceed to Thekkady ( Periyar wild life sanctuary). Periyar, spread over an area of 777 sq km, has about 35 tigers and leopards. The park encompasses a 26 sq km artificial lake and is the home of sambars, wild boars, elephants and antelopes which can be occasionally seen on the banks of the river during a boat cruise. Periyar, otherwise, blessed by Nature has enormous tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations and is lush green. In the afternoon we shall take a boat safari on Lake Periyar to view wildlife. Evening free. Overnight stay in hotel.
Today morning proceed to Kovalam. Upon arrival check in at Ayurvedic treatment resort. Find new significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, and recuperation and regeneration resorts, which provide a slew of Ayurvedic treatments for the tourists. Overnight stay in Ayurvedic resort.
REJUVENATION THERAPY/BODY PURIFICATION THERAPY
With age, the body weakens and various ailments starts showing up. Ayurvedic resort offers rejuvenation therapy, which is aimed at revitalizing the body, mind and the soul. It helps in strengthening the whole system, toning the skin and generating a state of well being. The procedures include Sirodhara, massaging with medicated oil and cream, intake of rejuvenative medicines, medicated steam bath and rejuvenating herbal face mask. This package can be availed for 7 or 14 nights.
Body Purification Therapy
Otherwise known as Sodhana Chikilsa, body purification therapy helps in removing the toxins deposited in the body. The body is first made ready for the purification process by two main methods:
1 – Snehana Karma (Oil Therapy) – Therapy using oil and ghee preparations
2 – Swedana Karma (Sudation Therapy) – Making the body sweat using Njavarakizhi, Pizhichil, Elakizhi, steam bath etc.
After that the purification process is carried out by means of panchakarma.
Please Note: This package includes the following services for the duration of the stay:
• Accomodation in the booked category
• Daily Ayurvedic treatments
• Initial, daily and final consultation with the doctor
• Free medecines during the treatment period
• Composition of an individual Ayurvedic diet plan
In addition, along with every package booking, the following complementary services are provided :
• Daily yoga classes
• One half-day boat tour on the backwater
• Airport transfer from Thiruvanthapuram German, Italatian, French and Russian translators
In case if any different services apply, it will be stated clearly along with the respective package. Duartion of the treatments may vary according to the advice of the doctor and process may change depending upon the patient’s body condition. Final decision will be taken by the consulting doctor.
This morning, you will be dropped to Cochin international airport to board your destination flight.