Treat your emotional wellbeing with the rich, coastal vibe found in Kerala, southern India, which is home to ancient practices such as yoga and Ayurveda among natural hotspots. Transformative Travel compliments these rich expereinces into a package compete with handpicked, boutique hotels for effortless and enjoyable itinerary allowing you the freedom for pampering yourself to feeling energized and inspired with Yoga lessons each day, optional Ayurvedic treatments, visiting a local school, wildlife sanctuary to witness India’s rare and iconic birds and wildlife, backwater cruise and even a traditional Kathakali dance performance the day you arrive so you feel at home in the vibe of southern India.
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Arrive in Kochi International Airport (COK). You are met shortly after clearing immigrations and customs and chauffeured to the historic Burton Boatyard Hotel. A former shipyard that enjoys an ideal setting that caters to some of the best amenities in this historic part of Kochi. Settle and head over a Kathakali dance performance in the heart of town. Welcome to India!
Enjoy a tour of the city’s rich Dutch heritage on a guided tour of Kochi that includes a visit to witness Kochi’s famous Chinese fishing nets at work after a leisurely breakfast at Burton’s Boatyard hotel before driving to Thakkady which takes roughly 5 hours. Enjoy a warm welcome at the ideally set Spice Village resort located on the edge of the prolific Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Home to some of India’s rare and rich wildlife Periyar. You will also witness plantations on the edge of this widlife corridor such as tall rubber trees, gardens of coffee, cardamom and even pepper fragrances as you feel at home with the culinary experience and amenities in his sprawling resort which is modeled with an inspiration for the native Manan tribe.
Start your day with a Yoga session with our in house expert. You will also have the option of indulging in Ayurvedic practices that are available at The Spice Village and feel relaxed by spending your day at leisure.
After a morning Yoga Session visit a local school with your attentive guide. Enjoy an evening boat ride that is subject to water levels in the lake located within the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary that gives you an opportunity to witness the rate wildlife home to an estimated 40 tigers, asiatic elephants, Sambar, Gaur, Mouse Deer, Dole or Barking Deer, Indian Wild Dog are among some of the wildlife found within this park.
After an early morning Yoga session proceed toward Kollam located on India’s Malabar Coast Kollam is home to beaches and the famous Kerala backwaters, a network of waterways rich with vegetation. Enjoy a worm welcome at the Fragrant Nature Resort, Kollam. You will have access to Ayurvedic treatments which are optionally available.
After a morning yoga session enjoy a the day at leisure enjoying some of the in house activities in this sprawling resort. Witness the magical Kerala sunset on an evening cruise exploring the backwaters which is a the perfect way to end your day.
Jump start your day with a Yoga session and enjoy a final day in Kollam at leisure and optional Ayurveda treatments that are available at your report.