Day 1-2: Cochin
“Queen of the Arabian Sea”, the biggest natural shelter in India and ayurveda treatment tour starts. Cochin means an association of islands and cities. This is where the first “settlers” Europeans settled in India in 1500, commanded by Vasco da Gama and died there with the title of Vice – Portuguese King of the Indies. His tomb exists, but the remains were actually brought to Lisbon. Tradition holds that the Apostle Thomas preaches the gospel. It is also one of the largest commercial ports in Kerala.
Day 3: Alleppey, House Boat (100 Km 1:30)
Cruise on the “backwaters”
Boarding of Houseboats called â€œKettuvallamâ€ for navigation on the “backwaters”, which you wander peacefully through the tropical countryside inland along the shady banks of coconut palms and emerald paddy fields of irrigated labyrinth of canals and lagoons, where traditional boats glide.
Equipment “houseboat” rooms (air conditioned) with bathroom. A kitchen with a traditional cook, a navigator / guide and a platform for the view.
Day 4 -8: Alleppey – Varkala (120 Km 2:30)
In an Ayurvedic center known for the natural care you follow a 05-day training during which
the teacher will learn you the Ayurvedic Massage, Ayurvedic cuisine and you will share a detailed product training,Plants and medicinal roots.Every morning you will participate yoga classes.
At the end of your stay you will get a certificate on all training.
Day 9-10: Varkala – Periyar (180 Km 4:30)
Periyar: the heart of the mountains, is one of the best reserves of India. This park covers an area of 780 kmÂ² in a part of the Western Ghats (high mountain). Periyar has a splendid artificial lake populated with waterfowl forests as the darter, heron, egrets and kingfishers. The habitat here is one of the best for Asian elephants.
A tea plantation and a tea roasting factory (closed on Sunday and open from 9:00 to 17:00)
Safari boat on the lake to better see wild elephants, gaur, antelopes and monkeys, but be aware that animals tend to hide … The site has about a thousand elephants, which increases your chances of spotting a majestic pachyderm; Tigers themselves are less numerous, they number about fifty.
Look up and take the time to watch one of the 320 species of birds and observe the wealth of tropical vegetation such as orchids, succulents, palms, etc.
Strolling on the spice market.
Day 11 – 12: Kumarakom (160 km 4h)
Kumarakom – a small village located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, which is considered the entrance of the backwaters, “rice bowl” of Kerala.
Day 13: Kumarakom – Cochin
End of the ayurveda treatment tour. Airport transfers from Cochin.