• Stay in most authentic hotels by CGH Earth Group to experience the real essence of Kerala  
• Combination of stays at Forest, Backwaters and Beach destinations 02 Nights each creating a unique experience for you.  
• Least travel with maximum comfort and Luxury.  
• Enjoy the monsoons of Kerala @ Highly discounted price in exclusive hotels  
• The most exotic Kerala Breakfast

ACTIVITIES IN RESORTS:

• Spice Village Resort, Thekkady:   
- Introduction to Spices, 6.45 pm-7.30 pm: Our naturalist and chef guide you through the region's abundant spice wealth and its uses in cooking    
- Pepper Vine Tour: Twice a day, we have an hour-long property experience tour highlighting spices and conservation.   
- Wildlife Slide Show: Highlighting history, native community tourism and local biodiversity.   
- Exploring Nature: Perfect for the kids, a walk through the property penning down botanical names.   
- Hand-made Paper making: As a local employment initiative, we've created a space for waste-paper recycling on site. This is how the notepads in your room are born.  
- Yoga & Meditation, 7.30 am - 8.30 am: Regular classes that keep you both energised and calm  
- Sari Demonstration 8 am to 5 pm: Our staff will instruct you in the gentle art of sari tying, anytime during the working day.   
- Classical Dance 7.30 pm - 8 pm : Enjoy  performances of classical dance, like Bharathanatyam, Kutchupudy and Mohiniattam

• Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom:
- Yoga and Meditation
- Every morning at 07 AM, try a yoga class under the guidance of an expert yoga master at the open air platform yoga centre.
- At 6.00pm we have a daily meditation & pranayama session at the same venue.
- Kalarippayattu Practice (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday): Deft movements, grace and swordplay combine in the traditional martial art form of Kerala.
- Bird Watching, Butterfly garden and Dragon Fly watching: Butterflies are one of the most fascinating creatures in nature. Take a trip around the property with a naturalists to see the profusion of flora and fauna on display.
- Talk on Ayurveda: A bird’s eye view of Ayurveda by our staff Doctor
- Games : Table Tennis, Badminton and Carrom can bring the guests and the staff for an evening match. Rackets, shuttle corks and tennis balls are available at the reception. You can even play under floodlights.
- Library : A diverse selection of holiday reading in multiple languages.
- Cooking Demonstration: Keen on learning some magic from the chef? Our experts share some of the secrets of traditional Kerala vegetarian and seafood cooking
- Sunset Criuse: A very special cruise in a beautifully restored Kettuvallam, An extraordinary stillness descends over the Vembanad as the sun, a vivid orange orb in its final few moments, slips rapidly below the horizon.
- Vembanadu Biosphere: An engaging presentation on the largest wetland eco-system in India and its unique life. A vivid history of Vembanadu Lake , its environment and people.
- Sari & Dhoti demonstration : Learn the art of wearing traditional Indian clothing for women and men. Our staff will be always ready to teach you.
- Cultural programmes : Traditional dance performances like Kathakali, Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam or instrumental music are performed daily.

• Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam:
- The Temple Trail: A half day guided trip to 05 major temples in this part of Kerala - the Shiva temple at Mararikulam, the Devi temple at Mullackal, Alleppey, the Jain temple at Alleppey, the famous Krishna temple at Ambalapuzha and the serpent god temple at Mannarshala.
- Country Boat Ride: One hour cruise on a country canoe escorted by an experienced guide. Explore the inland small and inland canals.
- Kalarippayattu performance
- Yoga at the yoga center - Butterfly garden visit
- A talk on ‘Ayurveda’ with the doctor at the Ayurveda Center
- Music Lessons at the Club House
- Environmental tour accompanied by a staff
- A visit to the bio gas plant and organic garden

Day 1

Cochin - Thekkady = Approx. 160 KM

Arrival transfer from Cochin airport to resort in Thekkady. On arrival free time for shopping at Kumily Spice Market. Rest of the day free for leisure & resort activities.

Overnight stay: Thekkady

Meal: Dinner Only

Day 2

Thekkady

In the morning energize & calm yourself with Yoga class. Later enjoy the Wildlife Slide Show & Pepper Vine Tour. You can also engage yourself with the Hand-made Paper making & Sari Demonstration activity held at the resort. In the evening enjoy Classical Dance st the resort. If you wish to explore the traditional Kalaripayattu show, the same can be done at direct booking (Kathakali dance show & Martial art show).

Overnight stay: Thekkady

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3

Thekkady - Kumarakom = Approx 130 KM

After breakfast proceed to Kumarakom and visit to the Kumarakom birds' sanctuary, Vembanad lake. You can opt for a backwater boat ride at Vembanad lake (at direct booking). At 6.00 pm take part in daily meditation & pranayama session. Later opt for cruise in a beautifully restored Kettuvallam, an extraordinary stillness descends over the Vembanad as the sun, a vivid orange orb in its final few moments, slips rapidly below the horizon.

Overnight stay: Kumarakom

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4

Excursion to Alleppey. Kumarakom - Alleppey = Approx 50 KM

In the morning at 7 AM engage yourself in some Yoga & Meditation under the guidance of an expert yoga master at the open air platform yoga centre. Post breakfast, visit to the Alleppey beach. You can opt for water sports on beach such as speed boats or water scooters (on own). From the resort activities, you can opt for Bird Watching, Butterfly garden and Dragon Fly watching, presentation of Vembanadu Biosphere, Sari & Dhoti demonstration & Cultural programmes.

Overnight stay: Kumarakom

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5

Kumarakom - Mararikulam = Approx. 50 KM

Arrive and check in at the resort in Mararikulam. Visit to the serene beach of Mararikulam. Spend the rest of your day at leisure exploring the locals & resort activities.

Overnight stay: Mararikulam

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6

Mararikulam

Today after breakfast enjoy the Country boat ride, Kalarippayattu performance, Yoga at the yoga center, Butterfly garden visit, Music Lessons, Environmental tour & visit to the bio gas plant and organic garden.

Overnight stay: Mararikulam

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7

Drop at Cochin Airport. Mararikulam - Cochin = Approx. 75 KM

Tour ends

Overnight stay: None

Meal: Breakfast Only

• 02 nights' accommodation in Thekkady with Breakfast and Dinner.
• 02 nights' accommodation in Kumarakom with Breakfast and Dinner.
• 02 nights' accommodation in Mararikulam with Breakfast and Dinner.
• All Transfers & Sightseeing by AC Innova as per itinerary.
• 01 Carton of Water bottles, 01 Packet of Wet tissues & 01 Bottle of sanitizer placed in the car on Day 01.
• All currently applicable taxes.

Authentic-Kerala

Hotels Included

DESTINATION HOTEL NAME HOTEL CATEGORY ROOM CATEGORY
Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon Experiential Heritage Bungalow
Mararikulam Marari Beach Resort Experiential Garden Villa
Thekkady Spice Village Experiential Standard Villa

Costing

OPTION VALID FROM VALID TO BASED ON PAX TRAVELLING SINGLE TWIN TRIPLE EXTRA CWB CNB INFANT
Authentic Kerala 01-04-2016 30-09-2016 2 0 36300 0 15400 15400 0 0
Authentic Kerala 01-04-2016 30-09-2016 4 0 32400 0 15400 15400 0 0

Notes

• The cost mentioned is per person based on twin sharing. • Packages are not valid on long weekends, Diwali dates, Christmas / New Year's eve. • Child policy: - Child below 05 years will be complimentary at all the mentioned hotels. - Child between 06 - 10 years can be accommodated with or without bed (if there are 02 Kids between 06 - 10 years in one room then 01 extra bed is mandatory) - Child above 10 years will be considered as Extra adult with bed.

• Air/Ship fare or any kind of transportation not mentioned in the inclusions.
• Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips etc.
• Guide charges & Entrance Fees.
• Lunch.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances, etc.
(To be borne by the guest and has to be paid directly)
• Anything not mentioned under Inclusion.

• Any change with initial query will attract change in cost.
• On tour vehicle breakdown would be considered as per the situation. AC does not function while driving on hills.
• The above mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per availability or similar hotels will be provided with guest’s consent prior to the booking.
• Check -in/Check-out time will be on hotel policy and the same will be reflected in the hotel voucher.
• Cancellation policy will be conveyed once the booking is confirmed.
• Rooms are subject to availability.
• All rates & bookings subject to availability.
• Rates are subject to change.
• Tour confirmation only on receipt of full payment.
• Please request your guests to kindly carry their proper Photo ID proof. (e.g.: Passport, driving license, Voter's ID)

Destinations

  • Thekkady
  • Kumarakom
  • Mararikulam