After having a relaxing one night’s stay at the Bangalore city, port of entry into India, we drive you to Mysore or Mysuru, as known today – A historical city in the state of Karnataka famous for the magnificent Mysore palace once home to the Wadiyar Dynasty. From Mysore you are driven to Coorg, a nature filled hill district famous it’s scenic natural surroundings and for coffee plantations, enjoy a peaceful stay, nature walks, village walks, coffee plantation walks, visit the Dubare elephant rehabilitation camp and the Namdroling Buddhist Monastery at Bylakuppe. Until Coorg your trip will be pretty active and to slow the pace down completely which by now you’d surely realize the need for, we take you to the serene beaches of Nileshwar, North of Kerala for six days.
There aren’t many cities or towns in India which will take you back into time like Fort Kochi would. As far back as 1500s when explorers like the famed Vasco Da Gama set foot on the Malabar coast. Packed with the old world colonial charm, this peaceful little seaside town was a fishing village which became the first European township in India known for spice trade. Experience Portuguese and Dutch architecture, witness the Chinese fishing nets in action, visit several synagogues and churches, the Dutch palace, walk down the Jew town street, Mattancherry and the local spice market, visit art galleries, go for a sunset cruise, eat out at some interesting cafes, local sea food restaurants, enjoy the Kathakali dance and Kalaripayattu martial arts performances. Fort Kochi is the kind of place where you just float around and soak in the heritage, culture and the colonial past.
Weather: Winters stretch from November to February with a temperature range of 20 – 32 Deg C. Summers start in March and go up till June with a high of 33 DegC. Monsoons which are quite heavy come in July and stay until September.
Closest Airport: Kochi international airport (42Kms)
Railway Station: Nearest Ernakulam South which is approx. 12 Kms away but you can also use the Ernakulam Town station which is 16 Kms away.
Best time to visit: November to February
Language: Malayalam and basic English as the literacy rate is very high and it’s a tourism destination.
Population: Although Kochi city has a population of approx.. 3 million but the For Kochi area is not very densely populated.
Altitude: Sea level
Just 1.5 Hrs drive from Fort Kochi is this scenic and peaceful beach village. While at Marari you can also enjoy the back waters of Kerala on houseboats which can be organized with lunch / high tea or the smaller Shikara boat rides through the back water canals. You experience the serene, laid back lives of a typical Kerala fishing village. Enjoy four days of a relaxing beach holiday with an excursion or two as per your preference.
Weather: Remains warm and humid throughout the year. During summers (March – May) the temperatures can rise up to 36 DegC. Except from late December to March, it rains a lot at Mararikulam. Winters (November – February) temperature range is 20 – 32 DegC. Rains are worst in June & July.
Closest Airport: Kochi international airport (77Kms)
Railway Station: Mararikulam Station but you can also use the Alleppey railway station (12kms) or the Kottayam railway station (46Kms)
Best time to visit: Late December to February
Language: Malayalam & English as well as the literacy rate is quite high.
Population: 32000 approx.
Altitude: Sea level