Soulmate Journey to the land of Backwaters & Ayurv

(13 Days/ 12 Nights)
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Tour Overview

Kathakali Dance Performance, Jew Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing net at Cochin; Houseboat Cruise form Kumarakom to Alleppey; Tea Garden and mystic mountains at Munnar; Wild life at Periyar; Beautiful Sandy beaches of Kovalam
Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrive Cochin

Arrive at the Cochin Airport, our company executives will assist you to get transferred to the pre booked hotel & check in. Stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Cochin

This day get ready for local city tour which includes Jew Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing net etc. Spend your evening watching Kathakali Dance performances. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Cochin Munnar (by Road 185kms approx)

After breakfast, get driven to Munnar. Reach Munnar and check in at a pre booked hotel. Rest of the day will be for leisure and relaxing. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Munnar

This day after breakfast, get ready for sightseeing of Sightseeing Munnar. Visit Rajamalai to see the NIlgiri Tahrs, Mattupetty where boating facility is available, The Echo-point, Kundale for boating in Shikara type of boats. Visit Munnar town for shopping. The must buy stuff is tea & spices here; Evening will be free for leisure activities. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Munnar Thekkady (by Road 112kms approx)

After breakfast at Munnar, get driven to Thekkady. Reach Thekkady and check in your pre booked hotel. Relax till evening. In the evening enjoy a motorboat ride at Periyar Lake. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Thekkady

After morning breakfast, go to the full day sightseeing of this green place. Go to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy seeing the wild animals strolling around.

Optional: Bamboo Rafting 'Across the woods and into the ranges'

Bamboo rafting is a community based Ecotourism at Periyar Tiger reserve evolved for conserving biodiversity and ensuring the livelihood of the local communities. It will last from 8am in the morning to 5pm. It will be a combination of both trekking in the jungle and paddling the Bamboo raft in the lake. Trekking starts at 8 AM and guest will be provided with leach protection socks, rain coat, life jackets etc.

Please do carry appropriate footwear. After trekking for more than one hour in the Jungle you will reach the rafting point and rafting starts. You will be sighting wildlife besides the bank after two hour there will a stopover for Lunch. After Lunch, sightseeing and wildlife spotting return raft to the starting point and then one hour trek along the same route. By around 5 PM you will reach at the starting point, here you will be picked up and get driven to Kumarakom. Check in and stay overnight.

Day 7 & 8| Thekkady Kumarakom (by Road 122kms)

After morning breakfast, get driven to Kumarakom. Reach there and check in at the pre booked hotel. Enjoy sightseeing of the bird sanctuary. Rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. You can also enjoy the optional Ayurveda body massage at the resort or around. You could also choose to explore the surrounding tribal villages, visit the nearby water bird sanctuary or ride through the narrow backwater channels through back of beyond Kerala. Stay overnight at the resort.

Day 9 | Kumarakom Alleppey (by Houseboat)

After breakfast at the hotel, check in at the pre booked house boat. And enjoy this beautiful experience for rest of the day and relax. You will be transferred to Alleppey in the same houseboat floating on the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Stay overnight at the house boat.

Day 10 | Alleppey Kovalam (by Road 165kms)

After breakfast at the houseboat, check out and get driven to Kovalam. On arrival check in at hotel and get fresh for few hours. Then in the afternoon, go for a sightseeing of Padhamanabha Swamy temple, Museum, Horse Palace, Art Gallery. Evening you will be free at Kovalam Beach. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 & 12 | Kovalam

These days will be free for personal activities. Spend your day at leisure on the picturesque white sandy beaches of Kovalam and enjoy the Ayurveda massage.

Ayurveda: The exclusive Estuary Ayurvedic Spa offers an extensive menu of over different body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with the more contemporary western spa approach. The spa experience strives to achieve the ultimate harmony between the physical and the mental realms of the individual.

With unique focuses on the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda, Estuary Ayurvedic Spa provides the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalized therapy and activities programs are designed to meet individual needs and health goals? De-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-aging, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.

Some of the treatments offered at the Ayurveda Centre are:

General Massage: This is a full body massage with herbal oil that improves the peripheral circulation, lymphatic and venous drainage and also tones up the body. Duration: 45 to 60 minutes

Rejuvenation Massage: This kind of massage is done with the hands and foot as well for 60 to 90 mts. This is excellent for rejuvenation, sexual enhancement, relaxation and also to improve the general vigor and vitality. Duration: 60 to 90 minutes

Relaxation Massage: This is for the complete relaxation of the body and mind. Duration: 90 minutes

Cream Massage: This massage is done with a special kind of herbal mixture to improve the skin texture and complexion, also to reduce cellulite. Duration: 45 to 60 minutes

Powder Massage (Udwarthanam): Here the massage is done with warm herbal powder in a reverse manner. This is effective in reducing weight, gives stability and strength, gives better skin luster etc. Duration: 45 to 60 minutes

Head Massage: Special massage to the head with different strokes. Duration: 15 to 25 minutes

Marma Massage: This is to normalize the energy flow by inducing the vital points in the body. Duration: 60 to 90 minutes

Chakra Massage: This is a therapeutic massage to revitalize nerve centres. Duration: 45 minutes

Chavittithirummu (Foot Massage): This is a special massage with the foot. Duration: 30 minutes

Kolthirummu: Special massage using smooth rounded herbal sticks. Duration: 60 minutes

Mukhalepam (Herbal face pack): This is the facial treatment with herbal paste, very effective for wrinkles, blackheads etc.. This treatment beautifies and rejuvenates the facial skin.

Sareeralepam (Herbal body pack): This is the body treatment with herbal paste, very effective for old-age skin problems. This treatment beautifies and rejuvenates the skin.

Steam bath: In this medicated steam is introduced in to a wooden cabin for 15 to 20 minutes which helps to dilate the minute channels in the body in order to cleanse the body.

Thaila Dhara: In this treatment medicated oil is poured on the forehead in a rhythmic way. This is mainly for stress, mental tension, headache, insomnia, and impaired memory. Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Thakra Dhara: In this treatment medicated buttermilk is poured on the forehead or the whole body in a rhythmic way. This is good for stress symptoms and some therapeutic skin conditions. Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Ksheera Dhara: In this treatment medicated milk is poured on the forehead in a rhythmic way. This is done especially for sleeplessness, anxiety, nervousness and some neurological disorders. Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Dhanyamla Dhara: Here a specially prepared herbal liquid is poured all over the body in order to increase the lipid metabolism. Duration: 45 to 60 minutes

Kizhi: Here massage is done using special type of bolus which is made from herbal mixtures, on the whole body or on the affected part by dipping it in a suitable oil or herbal liquid. These are good for pain, stiffness, internal inflammation, obesity, muscle weakness, sprain, strain, water retention, cellulites etc. Elakizhi-(with herbal leaves), Podikizhi-(with herbal powder), Njavarakizhi-(with herbal rice and milk), Narangakizhi-(with lemon and herbs), Mamsakizhi (with mutton and herbs) Muttakizhi-(with eggs and herbs) Lavanakizhi-(with salt and herbs) Manalkizhi-(with salt and sand)

Sirovasthy: A cap is fitted on the head and medicated oil is poured into it. This treatment is effective for insomnia, headaches, facial paralysis, numbness in the head, dryness of nostrils and throat. Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Kadivasthy: Here warm medicated oil is kept on the lower back of the patient with a herbal paste boundary. It is useful in low back pain, spondylosis and other problems in the lower vertebral column. Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Urovasthy: Here warm medicated oil is kept on the chest of the patient with a herbal paste boundary for 30 to 45 minutes. It is useful in asthma, bronchitis, chest congestion and also to improve heart function. Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Greevavasthy: Here warm medicated oil is kept on the back of neck in an herbal paste boundary. It is useful in cervical spondylosis, neck stiffness and other inflammatory conditions in the neck. Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Pizhichil: This is a swedana treatment in which warm herbal oils are applied on the whole body in a rhythmic way. This treatment is very useful in rheumatic problems, arthritis, hemiplegic, paralysis, paraplegia, sexual weakness and nervous disorders. Duration: 45 to 60 minutes

Nasyam: This is a Panchakarma treatment in which herbal juices or oils are dripped to the nostrils which cleanses head. It is effective for facial paralysis, headaches, migraine, sinusitis, and for some mental disorders.

Snehavasthy: Herbal oil or ghee is applied into the rectum (Enema).

Kashayavasthy: Mixture of herbal decoction, oil, honey etc. is applied into the rectum.

Dhoopanam: Medicated fumes are puffed to the face, ears or scalp.

Tharpanam: The treatment is to cleanse and prevent the diseases in the eyes. Here, eyes are treated with various herbal preparations.

Day 13 | Kovalam Trivandrum (by Road 16 kms app

As per your flight schedule check out of the hotel and get driven to the airport for boarding your flight to your onward journey.

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