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Kerala Ayurveda Tour

  • 10 Nights / 11 Days
  • Kovalam - (Trivendrum) - (Kanyakumari) - Alleppey - Kumarakom - (Cochin)
Ayurveda , Yoga & meditation
Beach vacation
Backwaters & houseboat
Culture & temples
Forts & Jews colony
Bazaar & culinary delicacies

Kerala Ayurveda Tour is intrinsically a form of wellness tourism. Ayurveda, translated as ‘the science of life’ or ‘the wisdom of life’ or ‘the knowledge of longevity’, is truly a holistic treatment, focused on living life in perfect harmony with the nature. This traditional form of healing therapy has been developed by Indian sages and healers as a form of science since the Vedic Age. Ayurvedic treatment of illness is done by removing imbalance in vata, pitta and kapha. Various medicinal oils and pastes, containing beneficial extracts of plants and herbs, are applied by trained masseurs to eliminate toxins, revive immunity, relieve stress and rejuvenate the body. Along with Ayurvedic massage and therapy , Kerala Ayurveda Tour will take you to many beautiful and exotic tourist destinations of Kerala. The proximity and harmonious living with nature on this wellness tour of Kerala will enthuse you with positive energy and physical fitness.

Day 1 Arrival at Trivandrum - Kovalam.

Kovalam sea beach is located only 16 kms from Trivandrum, the political capital of Kerala. On landing at Trivandrum, you will be directly transferred by representative of Optima Travels to Kovalam Ayurveda beach resort. On arrival at Kovalam resort, Optima India Tourism representative will ensure smooth and quick check in at the Ayurveda resort. Freshen up and relax for a while. In the afternoon, you'll be taken for a consultation to an in-house Ayurvedic physician. Relish the traditional delicacies served for dinner and spend the night at the resort.

Day 2 Kovalam

Ayurveda and Yoga are entwined together and have to be employed both simultaneously to heal up and rejuvenate mind, body and soul. That’s why Ayurvedic therapy of Kerala is a holistic in approach. Your routine in Ayurveda resort will commence from the early morning hours with Yoga and meditation session, which will be followed by an Ayurvedic rejuvenation massage. The afternoon will be at your disposal. In the evening, you'll be free to wander around the vicinity of the resort and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the scenic destination. Night stay will be at the resort.

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Day 3 Kovalam- Trivandrum sightseeing

On 3rd day of Kerala Ayurveda Tour, you will undergo Yoga and meditation session. It will be followed by an appetizing breakfast. Hereinafter, an Ayurvedic massage will follow up. The Yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic massage session lasts for about two hours daily. After having a scrumptious lunch, you'll move for a half-day city tour of Trivandrum. Trivandrum sightseeing tour includes Kavadiar Palace, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Museum and Art Gallery. Return to the resort for dinner and night's rest.

Day 4 Kovalam

Yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic Massage is mostly a routine in the morning during your stay in Ayurveda resort of Kovalam. In the morning, attend again a session of yoga and meditation. After that, in order to rejuvenate physically, Ayurvedic massage is done. After scrumptious lunch, the day has been kept free for your leisure activities. Late afternoon, a boat cruise on Thiruvallam backwaters has been planned. During the course of boat cruise, you will chance upon to see traditional homes of Kerala. After this short trip, you'll return to the resort for an overnight stay.

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Day 5 Kovalam

Morning session of two hours is devoted to Yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic therapeutic treatment. Thereafter have delicious and nutritious breakfast and spend the day in leisure. Having scrumptious lunch, relax and explore your vicinity in Kovalam. Later in the evening, you will be taken to Kalari, the place where you will see and experience the traditional Kerala health and body care centre. Having visited Kalari, return to Ayurveda resort to relish dinner and take a good night sleep.

Day 6 Kovalam-Kanyakumari-Kovalam

Though nearby sightseeing tours are being conducted every day on Kerala Ayurveda Tour but its all in addition to Ayurveda therapy. These sightseeing tours are aimed at keeping you abreast about the exotic aspects of India and Kerala, in particular. These excursions, keep the guest thrilled all the time. In that process, after routine Yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic massage, you will be taken to visit Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin). Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of Indian mainland. Kanyakumari, a tourist destination, is part of Tamil Nadu, a south Indian state. Kanyakumari is renowned for its panoramic sunset views, ancient temples and scenic beauty. In the evening, return to Kovalam resort for overnight stay.

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Day 7 Kovalam

On the 7th day of Kerala Ayurveda Tour, as per daily routine, the two hours morning session of Yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic massage will take place. The day has been kept completely free for your relaxation and beach leisure. Enjoy the traditional Kerala cuisines for dinner before heading off for a comfy sleep.

Day 8 Kovalam

An early morning yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic massage regimen will be followed by a lavish breakfast. The rest of the day will be at your disposal. You can either hit the beaches and indulge in water activities or spend the time relaxing at the resort. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the resort

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Day 9 Kovalam - Alleppey

Having breakfast in Kovalam hotel, proceed for Alleppey which is an ideal gateway from the maddening crowds of everyday life. On arrival at Alleppey, you will be directly taken to the shore of Vembanad lake to board a houseboat before lunch. Have lunch on board the houseboat. Start cruising in the backwater of Kerala which will pass through the palm fringed backwaters and unfold spectacular sights of the countryside before you - lush paddy fields, churches, coconut groves, Chinese fishing nets, temples, water lilies et cetera, sure to stay etched in your mind forever. Have dinner in the houseboat. Enjoy overnight stay in houseboat.

Day 10 Alleppey - Kumarakom

After early morning breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Kumarakom. On arrival in Kumarakom, check in at the designated hotel, refresh & get submerged into the luxury of lush nature. Kerala is home to backwater system which is spread in 1500 sq km, encompassing 38 rivers and 5 lakes. Also enjoy breathtaking sight of migratory birds. Kumarakom is renowned as a marvelous bird sanctuary. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 11 Kumarakom – Cochin-Cochin sightseeing- Departure

Have relaxed breakfast in Kumarakom hotel and proceed for Cochin. On arrival at Cochin, our representative will introduce you with the guide, explain the finer aspects of Kerala Ayurveda Tour and instruct the chauffeur accordingly. Proceed on for sightseeing tour of Cochin. Cochin port has a rich legacy of heritage and cultural linkages with rest of the world. Hence Cochin was aptly termed as "Queen of Arabian Sea. Your sightseeing will include St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Cathedral, Jewish Synagogue and Chinese fishing nets. After sightseeing of Cochin, explore local market. Late afternoon, you will be transferred to Cochin airport to board flight for your onward destination.

Kovalam

Kovalam, about five decades ago, used to be an unknown beach hamlet of fishermen. Since unprecedented influx of 'hippies' in the seventies, transformed the small and unknown village of Kovalam into a hotspot tourist destination of Kerala. Owing to clean shallow waters and low tidal waves, the beaches of Kovalam are highly popular among the western tourists. Kovalam, 16 kms from Trivendrum, is a serene emerald green sea-beach of Kerala, South India. Discover one of India's internationally renowned beaches. Popular since 1930, Kovalam consists of three successive crescent shaped beaches. A sheltered natural bay, Kovalam beach is juxtaposed between serene blue waters of Arabian Sea and an expansive spread of luxuriant palm groves. Kovalam offers a range of good hotels including heritage properties. The Kovalam beach is appreciated worldwide for diverse and plenty leisure options like sunbathing (the tropical sun tans skin here in few minutes only), swimming, specialized Ayurvedic massage for healing and toning body, exotic cultural programmes and catamaran cruising. The cultural programme and festival of Kovalam is Kerala Gramam, a village festival. This local festival takes you in the memory lanes of traditionally ancient Kerala. A small village is recreated for 10 days during January 14th to 23rd every year. This endeavour imparts an insight into traditional house, attire, food, crafts and much more.

Trivendrum

Thiruananthapuram is also known as Trivendrum. The sprawling capital city of Kerala State, 219 kms from Cochin (Kochi) with several of its building overlooking peaceful valleys, Thiruanantapuram is situated at the south-western tip of India. The city, built across seven hills, still retains its regal ambience with a number of colonial and traditional buildings. Ancient Padmanabhaswami Temple, built in a Dravidian architectural style is an important city landmark. Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala, is a beautiful sea-side city built on 7 hills, which had past trade links with many countries outside India. The name is derived from Tiru Anantha Puram, meaning the city of Anantha, referring to Vishnu as Padmanabhswamy. It is also known as the Holy City of Anantha. Marthand Varma, the most famous king of Travancore, dedicated the entire state to the deity and became the Padmanabha Das or the Servant of Lord Padmanabha. The city once formed a part of the erstwhile Travancore state which had its capital at Padmanabhapuram. The present capital city is well located with spacious avenues with several parks. The city forms the entry into the state from the southern side and serves as a base for the tourists who want to visit Kerala and its interesting places.

Kanyakumari (Cape Camorin)

Kanyakumari is the place where India’s southern land ends. Kanyakumari, situated at the confluence of three great seas, the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea, leaves an indelible impression. The place gets the name from the Virgin Deity. The sun rises over the Bay of Bengal and sets on the Arabian Sea. On full moon evenings, sunset and moon rises can be seen simultaneously. Thousands of visitors assemble on the trip of the sea shore to see this splendor view of natures. Temple of Parashakti, popularly called Kanya Kumari, is considered as a sacred spot. Having a bath at the confluence of the three seas has very pious connotation.

Alleppey

Kerala is worldwide known for its backwaters and backwater tourism. Alleppey is locally called as Alappuzha. An intricate maze of canals and backwaters lined on both sides by lush greenery makes Alappuzha an interestingly beautiful place. Much sought after by the tourist, the boat rides served by ferries to Kollam and Kottayam offer you an experience of a life time. Famous as the "Venice of East", Alappuzha is also the host to the spectacular Nehru Trophy Snake Boat races. Alleppey is the most popular and beautiful place to enjoy backwaters of Kerala while enjoying an overnight houseboat cruise. During your houseboat stay in Alleppey, see 400 year old Champakkulam church (one of the 7 churches established by St. Thomas) and the Chavara Bhavan. Passing through various canals and waterways and passing by sporadic islands will be an unforgettable experience of Alleppey backwaters tour. Alleppey deserves to be called as the Venice of the East, with its intricate network of canals, backwaters and bridges. Alleppey, sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Punnamada backwaters on Kerala's southern coast, can be characterized as "life in slow motion".

Kumarakom

Kumarakom is at a distance of merely 10 kms from Kottayam district of Kerala. The serene hamlet turned town is home to large variety of birds and migratory birds can be spotted here. The nearby islands also provide a haven for these birds. Kumarakom, a typical Kerala village, has sprouted on the eastern bank of the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is just 85 kms away from Cochin. Kumarakom is bound by the Vembanad Lake on two sides, the swaying paddy fields on one side and a bird sanctuary on another. Kumarakom is a perfect two day stopover on the way between Cochin and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary or vice versa. Kumarakom has gained tremendous prominence on the map of Kerala tourism. All kinds of hotel accommodations- budget to luxury- are available here.

Cochin

Cochin is also termed as Kochi. Cochin is a fabulous city, culturally rich and commercially vibrant. It is divided into two parts – Ernakulum and Kochi. Come into Cochin to visit Kochi. Kochi is aptly termed as Queen of the Arabian Sea, being the finest natural harbor in the world. Enjoy Kochi with ferry rides commanding its breathtaking view as you cruise around man-made islands with lush green lawns sloping down to the water's edge. These ferries offer luxurious environment on board. Aboard, you can relax with a drink watching the Arab dhows in the foreground, and behind, the tree shaded buildings of the families who sold gold, ivory, timber and peacock to King Solomon, 19 centuries ago. Kerala, the God's own country, beckons you with the best of natural beauty. Cochin is gateway to Kerala. Pleasant ambience, simple people, delicious cuisines, rich past, giant Chinese fishing nets that billow from massive teak and bamboo poles dot the entrance to the harbor. Silhouetted against the setting sun, they present a magnificent sight of the waterfront. Cochin is the oldest European settlement in India. Recording a history of visitors who came, saw and stayed for hundreds of years. Layered impressions of Chinese, Arab, French, Jewish, British and Portuguese are contained within its environment.

Enjoy Cochin during Cochin Carnival. Ring in the New Year with great festivity and cheer at the Cochin Carnival. This week long extravaganza presents to you colourful parades, variety programmes and events to enjoy. And, of course, cherish December 25th to 31st every year.

  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels on double sharing.

  • Daily breakfast basis on all places.

  • Total Meals: 28 (Breakfast-10; Lunch-09 & Dinner-09).

  • Total night stays: 11 (Kovalam-08; Alleppey-01; Kumarakom-01).

  • Well-appointed upgraded air-conditioned rooms at all places.

  • Along with breakfast at all places, 01 lunch & 01 dinner in houseboat and stay in Ayurveda resort in Kovalam on breakfast, lunch and dinner basis.

  • Monument entrance charges.

  • Boat ride on Lake Periyar.

  • Kalaripayattu (Martial Arts) show in Thekkady.

  • Kathakali dance show in Cochin.

  • English speaking & destination-specific guides for sightseeing of historical monuments, if in itinerary.

  • Meet & assist at the airport on arrival & departure.

  • Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Air-conditioned private car for the whole sightseeing tour.

  • Driver for the whole tour.

  • All prevailing taxes like luxury tax, service tax etc.

  • All transfers, city tours, excursions & drives by air-conditioned transport.

  • Interstate road tax, toll tax, parking charges, driver’s wages, fuel charges etc.

Optima Special:
  • Kalari village, famous for pristine Ayurveda heritage, tour.
  • Backwaters river/lake boat cruise in Alleppey with traditional houseboat called ‘kettuvalam’.
  • Kathakali dance show in Cochin.
Don’t miss on Kerala Ayurveda Tour:
  • Do taste a variety of sea foods in Kumarakom.
  • Do explore world-famous spice-market in Cochin.
  • Have a night of home stay to enjoy traditional family life of Kerala people with home-made food.
  • Houseboat stay and cruise in Kerala backwaters.
  • Enjoy incredibly serene beach holidays on Kovalam beach.
  • Ayurvedic massage for physical rejuvenation is a must.
  • Experience a session or two of Yoga.
Shopping:

Cochin: Explore curio shops, small and quaint, for ethnic articles like colorful bead jewelry, mat and bangles made of coir, wood, bamboo, shells, brass, ivory and sandalwood.

Cuisines:

Kumarakom: Appam (prepared of fermented rice and coconut dough) & Karimeen (prepared of freshwater fish).
Cochin:Meen Mollagitta curry (prepared of freshwater fish) & Kurukku Kalan ( a vegetarian specialty prepared of yoghurt, curry, toasted banana & rice).

Is This Trip For Me:
Travel Style Service Level TPhysical Demands Trip Type Trip Rating
Classic Standard FIT/Small Group 4.5/5
DestinationsStandardSuperiorDeluxeLuxury
Kovalam Ideal Ayurvedic Resort Ideal Ayurvedic ResortSomatheeram Ayurvedic Resort Somatheeram Ayurvedic Resort
AlleppeyHouseboatDeluxe HouseboatPremium HouseboatLuxury Houseboat
KumarakomWater ScapeBackwater RipplesCoconut LagoonZuri Kumarakom
CochinHotel Sea LordRenaissance Hotel TridentVivanta by Taj-Malabar Cochin
  • Price is per person twin/ double sharing basis.

  • Airfare not included.

  • Additional conditions may apply, please enquire for further details.

  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes.

  • Additional levies, government charges & other applicable fees, including additional taxes and surcharges on flight routing, may apply and are beyond our control.

  • Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel.

  • Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

  • Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store or through normal bank transfer into our accounts.

  • These prices are a guide to the best price and are subject to change without notice.

  • Prices are subject to change without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, please enquire for further details.

  • Please provide your passport details to Intrepid at least one month before travelling. Please note that if you do not provide your passport details you may be denied entry to any National Parks that are visited along this itinerary, or you may be charged a fee by the local government as passport details are now a requirement for entry into all national parks in India.

  • Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.

  • In India normally the check in time is 02:00 PM and check out time is 10:00 AM.

  • Meals other than breakfast and as specified above.

  • Video camera/ still camera fee applicable at various monuments. The same will be paid by you direct on spot on actual basis.

  • Items of personal nature like telephone calls, laundry, tips, hard/soft drink etc.

  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities.

  • Indian visa fees.

  • Any compulsory meal supplements during festive season is not included.

  • Early check in & late check out at the hotels.

  • Any other Items is not included in " Inclusions" heading.

*Important Notice: The following information has been obtained from the relevant suppliers and should be considered an indicative guide only as to the prices that may be available for these products. Optima India Tourism cannot guarantee that any particular product will still be available at the following prices, or for your exact dates of travel. At time of making your booking, prices may differ to that price displayed on this website. Please contact an Optima India Tourism travel consultant to obtain the latest up to date information regarding applicable prices, fees and charges, availability and other terms and conditions which may apply.

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