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Experience Kerala

Kerala is beautiful. One thing we realized on our eight day reccee there, is that it’s a melting pot of experiences. People, culture, adventures, food, landscapes, and art: everything there will leave you mesmerized. We head out on our first trail to Kerala this September. Covering the Victorian Fort Kochi, the lush tea country of Munnar, backwaters of Alleypey and the hippie Varkala, this 8 day journey promises to pack a punch. So if you have been waiting to explore this beautiful land, then join us on this epic journey. Experience Kerala with The Blueberry Trails 

We can also add places like Kovalam, Kumarakom, Wayanad, Periyar wildlife sanctuary.

Trip Essence: Photography | Road Trip | Local Food | Culture adaptation

Reach us at:  info@theblueberrytrails.com/8080122441 for customised Kerala trip package.

 

Customise your trip

For those of you who are looking to getaway from the big city and want to do so with your friends or family, we could Customised Getaways just for you! Weekenders and Longer Getaways alike. Your stays, meals, experiences and travel are aspects that we look into while designing your trip. You can choose your options from below and design an awesome adventure for yourself. Your travel plans, your way with your group of adventurers.

Stay and Experiences (INR 34500)
Meals (INR 1200)
Activities
(INR 1500)
deals applicable for the trip
INR

Highlights of the trip:

  • Myriad stay experiences – Houseboats, Heritage home, Beach facing rooms, Backwaters stay 
  • Experience rice farming below sea level: Kuttanad
  • Kappil beach: backwaters meet the sea
  • Culture: Kathakali behind the scene, kalaripattu, candle making, papaddum making
  • Heritage walk in fort Cochin
  • Cycling around the stretched Tea Gardens at Munnar
  • Enjoy some Ayurvedic massage for a perfect end to the perfect trip

 

Day 1 and Day 2: Fort Cochin

Explore the wonderful city of Fort Cochin. 

Come to your Victorian stay directly from the airport/station, settle in and get ready for a day exploring the colorful streets of Cochin. Start with a lunch at one of the eclectic cafes and head out for a heritage walk, to explore St. Francis Church, The Dutch cemetery and the Bishop House. Local sights are a walk away and wonderful cafes will host you for a tea break. Head out to the colorful Mattanchery part of town to look through Jew Town and the old Synagogue. Visit a Papadam factory run by local ladies and a candle making workshop. Local art at its best. In the evening watch a dazzling Kathakali performance.

Experiences: Heritage walking tour of Fort Cochin and Matancherry, Visit to the Chinese Fishing nets, try your hand at the century old fishing technique. Kathakali dance show and go behind the scenes to watch them do their face paint.

Day 3: Cochin to Munnar

Start off for your road trip post breakfast. A 4 hour drive through the Kerala countryside will get you to the tea country of Munnar. Hills and valleys and lush landscape will welcome you and your stay in a tea plantation is an experience in itself. A visit to the tea factory will be the plan for the rest of the day.

Experiences: A tea plantation walk, visit to a tea factory

Day 4: Munnar

Immerse yourself in the slow lifestyle of the hills. Go for a lazy morning bicycle ride in the hills, and enjoy your plantation stay. Local hikes and a Kalaripattu show in the evening is planned.

Experiences:  Bicycle ride, local hikes and bird watching.

Day 4: Munnar to Thekkady

Start off for your road trip post breakfast. A 4 hour drive through the Kerala countryside will get you to the lush nature reserve of Thekaddy where you will stay in your boutique hotel. You are in spice country and a great opportunity to get to know more about the spice you use daily in your kitchen. This is an interactive cooking demo with our chef who will demonstrate the art of using spices. The resident naturalist will introduce all the spices which chef has been using for this cooking demo, this is DIY activity. 

Experiences: Kerala cooking class

Day 6: Thekkady to Alleypey

A 4 hour drive will take us to the rice bowl of Kerala. Backwaters and a slow island life beckons us. We are staying in a houseboat, enjoying the slow backwater life. Kuttanad is a village which has rice farms below sea level. Watch the slow village surround you: people waiting for the boats to go to schools and an eco system that revolves around the water body amidst which they stay. Do your meals on the boat and watch the sun set over Lake Vembad.

Experiences: A day in the backwaters in a houseboat, rice farming in Kuttanad, village life and local landscape

Day 7: Alleypey to Varkala

Sunny cliffs of Varkala will welcome you, post a 3 hour drive. A cliffside cottage stay will be a perfect way to enjoy this hippie beach town. A backpacker’s favorite, Varkala boasts of many gorgeous cafes. 

Enroute to Varkala Janardhanaswamy Temple. Near the temple you can visit the Elephant camp. Where you can give the animals a wash and feed them. This will be a new adventure for most of us. 

A bike ride to Kappil beach will be a great way to explore the countryside. Kappil beach has the backwaters on one side and the sea in the other. Sheer magic and beauty will welcome you here.

Experiences: Elephants up close and personal, eclectic cafes of Varkala, Ayurveda therapy.

Day 8: Varkala to Trivendrum

For those looking to relax, a beachside breakfast on the shacks is a must do followed by an Ayurveda therapy in the noon. We leave for Cochin post lunch and arrive at our hotel near the airport. It’s our last evening in this beautiful land and we leave the next day with many fond memories and new buddies.

Day 9: Trivendrum to home 

With a Bag full of Memories. For those looking for a bit of  bucket list adventure, make a quick day trip to Kanyakumari. Its an add on activity and you can add it to your trip. 

WHAT: Experience Kerala
WHERE: Fort Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleypey - Varkala - Trivendum
WHEN: Your dates (9D/8N)
HOW MUCH: 32,000 Onwards + 9% Service Tax (per person)
WHO:  info@theblueberrytrails.com / 8080122441  
 
Cancellation policy:

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Inclusions:

- Meals mentioned
- Internal travel
- Stays on twin sharing basis
- Activities
- Sightseeing

Exclusions:

- Flight/ Trains charges from destination to Srinagar and back
- Meals not mentioned
- Entry charges at museums, monuments, if any
- Personal expenses
- Things not mentioned in "inclusions"


*Please note: Activities are flexible and depend on availability

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