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This Tour is available throughout the year. Being near to Indian Ocean allows Kerala to have a pleasant weather throughout the year

One of the most wholesome itinerary. You will experience the serenity of Ayurveda, beauty of natural landscapes, adventure of Houseboat, vastness of Ocean; all in one package.

Itineraries

Day 01

ARRIVE MUMBAI BY: FLIGHT

Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to your hotel.

Day 02

MUMBAI – GOA BY: FLIGHT GOA - GOKARNA BY ROAD

Morning in time transfer to Mumbai airport to board flight for Goa. Upon arrival check in at Ayurveda Resort to enjoy the 'Ayurveda' well-being Holiday. SwaSwara’s signature program the “Swa” wellbeing holiday is the beginning of an exploration of the Self. Starting at 5 nights, it is about learning to rejuvenate the SwaSwara way; to balance your life, relax, release and slow down, to be able to hear & listen to your “Swara”, your inner song. It is a comprehensive program which begins with an introduction to Yogic kriyas, Asanas, Yoga nidra, Meditations & Pranayama, relaxing Abhyanga Ayurveda massages & Special focus yoga sessions using art & music. The program includes consultations with the Ayurveda & Naturopathy doctors, private Yoga sessions and counseling by our experienced Yoga team. ‘Swa’ focuses primarily on assisting you to experience and implement various mind and body techniques based on the concepts and philosophies of Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Naturopathy and Ayurveda to create positive changes, reduce and manage stress and enhance the synergy in your life through a balanced approach. Overnight at GOKARNA

Day 03

GOKARNA

Full day enjoy Swa Wellbeing Holiday for 5 nights The package includes the below: Accommodation in spacious Konkan villas that boast an open inner courtyard and partially open to the sky bathrooms. To make the most of the beautiful natural surroundings only the bedrooms are enclosed and are air conditioned, while the rest of the villa opens out to nature. Individual Consultation; Ayurvedic / Naturopathic Consultation (prior to all body treatments, a consultation is given with Ayurveda or Naturopathy doctor depending on the treatment) This program includes all meals. SwaSwara offers healthy, gourmet cuisine. It includes fresh organic vegetables and fresh fish. Wake Up signature herbal teas and fresh fruits at Cocum restaurant from 6.00 to 7.00 am Daily use of the large swimming pool 8.00 am to 8.00 pm The 5 nights Swa holiday includes the below: Ayurveda /Naturopathy consultation prior to any treatment – 3 sessions Relaxation therapeutic massage – 2 sessions of 60 mins Ayurveda De stress massage – 1 session of 45 mins

Day 04

GOKARNA

Full day enjoy the 5 nights package of Swa Holiday package

Day 05

GOKARNA

Full day enjoy the 5 nights package of Swa Holiday package

Day 06

GOKARNA

Full day enjoy the 5 nights package of Swa Holiday package

Day 07

GOKARNA – GOA BY: SURFACE GOA- COCHIN BY: FLIGHT

Morning after breakfast transfer to Goa airport (Approx. 160 Kms) to board flight for Cochin. Cochin:The principal port for southwestern India, Cochin has been a trading post for centuries and the Portuguese, Dutch and British influences remain evident. The city is a series of islands with a palace, old spice warehouses, Jewish synagogue and churches in Fort Cochin. Overnight in Cochin

Day 08

COCHIN – MUNNAR BY: SURFACE

Breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Munnar (Approx. 150 Kms / 4 ½ hrs drive). Upon arrival check in at hotel. Munnar - A haven of peace and tranquility! This picturesque scope of the lofty Western Ghats first came into prominence as a favorite summer resort of the British government. The town of stands at the confluence of three mountain streams. Enjoy trekking, boating, riding, angling or just laze about and fill your soul with peace At an altitude of 1,524 metres and close to Anamudi, the highest peak in southern India, the cool climate of Munnar provides a welcome relief from the heat of the plains Overnight in Munnar

Day 09

MUNNAR -THEKKADY BY: SURFACE

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to visit tea plantation and tea museum. Munnar is perhaps the choicest of places to preserve and showcase some of the exquisite and interesting aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's high ranges. With special emphasis to Munnar, and to the delight of tea lovers and tourists, Tata Tea opened a Tea Museum which houses curious, photographs and machineries, each depicting a turning point that contributed to a flourishing tea industry, as seen today in the region. Timings: 0900 to 1600 hrs. The museum is closed on Monday. Good Friday is also a holiday for museum. There after drive to Thekkady ( Approx. 120 Kms/ 4 hrs drive). Upon arrival check in at hotel. Thekkday - Thekkady is a popular resort and spice trading town next to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Cardamom Hills and provides convenient access to the park. Magical land of spices and wildlife! Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, is one of finest and largest wildlife reserves in India. The Indian elephant comes in herds to frolic in the lake’s waters.The road winds through a picturesque countryside with plantations of tea, cardamom, pepper, cloves and cinnamon. Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 10

THEKKADY

Early morning proceed for nature walks in the forest as it comes to life with the calls of birds and monkeys. Then visit through one of the spice plantations, a highly educational and enjoyable experience seeing how crops such as pepper and nutmeg are grown and harvested. As you take a walk along the streets of Kumily or the winding pathways among the plantations, the thing that strikes you first is the lingering aroma in the air. The scent may be of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon or cardamom and sometimes a fragrance that combines the scents of two or more spices. The geographical and climatic peculiarities of Kumily such as the cool climate and its elevation from the sea level make it ideal for spice cultivation. Afternoon enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar. Thekkady is famous for the wildlife sanctuary located here. There is boating facility at Thekkady where the boat will take you around the Wildlife Sanctuary through the Periyar Lake. One can see wild animals during this boat ride but need to be very quiet Overnight in Thekkday.

Day 11

THEKKADY - ALLEPPEY BY: SURFACE

After breakfast at the hotel drive to Alleppey (Approx. 160 Kms/ 4 hrs drive) and embark Houseboat. Cruising Kerala’s backwaters in a traditional ‘Kettuvallom’ (boats made by tying together wooden planks with coconut ropes) is a distinctly unique experience! These traditional wooden craft, originally used to transport rice along Kerala’s lush green backwaters, have found a new lease of life quietly exploring timeless scenes of palms and paddies, temples and villages. Boats have either one or two fan-cooled bedrooms with attached shower rooms. The sides are open allowing the breeze to flow freely. Your private crew steer the boat, cook lavish local meals and keep you in tea and cold drinks. As you drift along the backwaters, you can see the local villagers fishing and washing clothes in the canals, as small boys swim alongside the boats shouting ‘Hello’ and ‘Which country?’. Birdlife is plentiful: stork and egret are often spotted. Even a day on a rice boat is a unique and unforgettable experience, but staying overnight, on a boat gives the chance to experience dusk and dawn on the still, reflective waters. Overnight on Houseboat.

Day 12

ALLEPPEY - COCHIN BY: SURFACE

Morning disembark from Houseboat and then transfer to Cochin (Approx. Approx. 55 kms) and proceed for sightseeing of Cochin. Known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi, formerly called Cochin, is a city founded on trade and its streets still harbour a rich mix of cultural influences and styles. A morning sightseeing tour today takes in Fort Cochin, the oldest European settlement in India, as well as the Church of St. Francis, where Vasco de Gama was buried for a short while. In the Portuguese built Mattancherry Palace (closed on Friday) you will find some of the finest murals in India, and returning to the hotel via the cantilevered Chinese Fishing Nets. Chinese Fishing Nets - The huge Chinese fishing nets that cantilever over the shallows are the indelible image of Cochin. Afternoon enjoy Kathakali dance – the stylised and theatrical art form retelling stories from Hindu legend. Kathakali, as a dance form popular today, is considered to be of comparatively recent origin. However, it is an art which has evolved from many social and religious theatrical forms which existed in the southern region in ancient times. Overnight in Cochin

Day 13

COCHIN – MUMBAI BY: FLIGHT DEPART MUMBAI

Morning after breakfast transfer to Cochin airport to board flight for Mumbai Depart Cochin at 0905 hrs by 9W 406 (Jet Airways) Arrive Mumbai at 1110 hrs and then proceed to visit The Gateway of India which is a treasured monument that was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911. It is complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone, further drive past a popular sea front, Marine Drive is a winding stretch of road with tall buildings on one side and sea on the other. It was once called the Queen’s Necklace because of its curved shape. Tours continues with visit to Mani Bhawan & Hanging gardens. Mani Bhawan used to be the Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. One of the important places to visit in Mumbai. It has a reference library with over 2000 books and other of the Mahatma’s belongings. The Hanging Gardens or Ferozeshah Mehta Garden and Kamla Nehru Park are located opposite each other. Both the gardens provide lovely sunset views over the Arabian Sea. The latter has the famous “Old Woman’s Shoe” that is a delight to all children. Later proceed for dinner followed by transfer to airport to board flight back home.

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