Kerala Culinary & Culture Tour

10 Nights From £1630.00 per person, 2 sharing

Summary 

The cuisine of Kerala like the culture has evolved over time, since coconuts are abundantly available they are inevitably the main ingredient in many dishes and proximity to the sea makes sea food very prominent. Spices are grown in abundance and the hills of Kerala produce pepper, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon, all of which go into the flavours of the local food. This tour offers the opportunity to discover both the culinary and cultural history of the area.

Itinerary  

Day 1-2:  Cochin is the perfect way to start your holiday in Kerala. Your personal driver will meet you from the airport and transfer you to Cochin where you can unwind and immerse yourself in the culture by exploring the ancient town and enjoying a relaxing sunset cruise around the harbour. Once rested, you will be spoilt for choice with how to spend your first full day; experience traditional cooking demonstrations, visit local shopping areas and end the day with a wonderful Kathakali dance show.

Day 3-4:  From Cochin you will be driven to Thekkady, tucked between the towering Western Ghats and the Savannah grasslands this is home of the stunning Periyar Wildlife Park. Enjoy a boat ride on stunning Lake Periyar, visit spice plantations and participate in a cooking lesson using the ingredients you have seen growing.

Day 5-6:  From Thekkady proceed to Nedumudy Boat Jetty and embark on a cruise through the glorious maze of backwaters on board a houseboat (known as Kettuvallam). Lunch is provided on board and the cruise ends at Kumarakom which is known as one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Here you will be introduced to more delicious traditional cuisine and have time to indulge in some relaxation – perhaps even an Ayurveda massage.

Day 7:  Your next visit will be to Marari, a stunning beach location with sun soaked sands and coconut trees. Here you can hire bicycles to explore and admire the beautiful scenery and participate in more cooking demonstrations, this time with seafood as the key ingredient.

Day 8-9:  Head north to Thalassery by train to experience more wonderful beaches, superb local fish markets and much more. Here you can see more traditional dishes being prepared, again with a strong influence of fish due to the coastal location. From here follow the coast back south to Calicut to see some awe inspiring historical and cultural sights.

Day 10:  Return to Cochin for an overnight stay ready for your flight home tomorrow.  Alternatively you can choose to extend your stay and we would be happy to discuss the options with you.

 

Your tour will include:

  • All accommodation (4* and 5*) with half-board meal plan
  • Luxury car with an English speaking driver to escort you throughout your trip.
  • Cookery Events and entrance fees. 
  • Train tickets Alleppey to Thalassery.
  • Our professional services from enquiry to your return.
  • TTA guarantee (Travel Trust Association)

All of our tours can be tailored to your individual requirements, we are always happy to arrange a bespoke tour.

*Flights not included.

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Sightseeing throughout your Kerala Moments tour

  • Cochin

    The ancient capital of Kerala and known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, with its large natural harbour it was the hub of the Eastern spice trade.  The folk-law museum covers the fascinating history of Kerala, go and see the Chinese fishing nets at Port Kochi or Mattancherry Dutch Palace in Ernakulam built c1545. The options are many dependant on your time in Kochi. Go and watch the traditional Kathakali dancers, arrive early to see them prepare and put on their exotic make up.  It is a vibrant and historic part of Kerala’s past and a perfect start to your holiday in Kerala.

  • Thekkady

    Discover Thekkady, tucked between the towering Western Ghats and the Savannah grasslands, there are many activities to be explore. Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, take a boat ride on the Periyar lake and watch the wild life on the shore line, you may be lucky to catch sight of heard of elephant taking a drink at the waters edge.  Visit one of spice plantations of the area or you can take a jeep safari or join a walking tour taking in the wildlife, lush scenery, and revitalising clean air of the region.

  • Marari

    Quiet and tranquil, Marari is a stunning beach location. Marari is a place of sun soaked sands and coconut trees and it is perfectly placed for relaxing at the end of your holiday.

     

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