There is no better way for your kids to experience other cultures than to go travelling together. We all know that travelling with kids can be extra work - but the rewards are surely more than worth it. Kids love seeing new places and doing new things. They love adventure. We have special packages for family holidays in North Keraka with children that will suit kids of all ages.
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Duration: 08 Nights & 09 Days
Welcomed by KeralaToursco representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel. European influences are instantly apparent in this charming town picturesquely located on a number of islands squeezed between the Arabian Sea and the Kerala backwaters. The maritime history of Cochin is reflected in its blend of Dutch, Portuguese and British architecture. Overnight at the Hotel.
Meander through the old districts of Mattancherry and Fort Cochin where the various European influences are most apparent with merchant houses and old warehouses cramming the waterfront and narrow streets. Visit to the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday & Saturday) built in 1568. Scrolls of the Old Testament and a number of copper plates inscribed in Hebrew script are preserved here. The building was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662 and rebuilt by the Dutch two years later. Continue you visit to St. Francis Church, the oldest church constructed by the Europeans in India. Built by the Portuguese in 1510; it housed the remains of Vasco da Gama for 14 years before it was transferred to Lisbon. His tombstone can be seen inside the church. Also visit the Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1555. The Palace was presented to the Raja of Cochin as a gesture of goodwill. This was also known as the Dutch Palace, resulting from substantial renovation by the Dutch after 1663. The central hall was the Coronation Hall of the Rajas. Their dresses, turbans and palanquins and murals from Hindu mythology are all beautiful and worth seeing. Culminate the tour at Fort Kochi, which is said to be the oldest European settlement in India. In the evening, the epic Ramayana comes to life at a Kathakali performance, traditional Keralan dance, where the characters use larger than life gestures, wear outrageous costumes and dramatic make up. Overnight in Cochin Overnight at the Hotel.
Drive to Athirampally, The charm of the Athirampally is that nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, this waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the 'Picturesque' - not just calm and sweet, but something wild and natural. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day excursion to Guruvayoor, the temple town near Thrissur. One of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres in Kerala, the main attraction in Guruvayoor is the Sree Krishna Temple. Though non hindus are not permitted inside this temple exploring the streets leading to the main temple entrances is quite fascinating. Today you can visit the Punnathoor Kotta Elephant stable, which houses about 60 temple elephants. Overnight at the Hotel.
Drive to Wayanad, You can't fail to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery surrounding the tiny hill station of Wayanad, located high up in the mountains of the Western Ghats. The slopes and valleys of the undulating mountains are littered with tropical rainforests, mist-clad peaks, green meadows, impossibly blue lakes and bubbling streams. Today you can visit the Edakkal Caves. It is a pre- historic rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange disposition of three huge boulders making one to rest on the other two with its bottom jutting out in between and serving as the roof. Overnight at the Hotel.
visit Kuruva Island If you want to get away from it all and experience a little peace and quiet, take a picnic to this uninhabited island on the tribituaries of the Kabani River. Cross on foot when the water is low or take a small ferry. Explore the dense forest looking for the rare birds, that call the island home, and exquisite orchids. Take a Jeep safari through the Wayanad sanctuary where one can find animals like sloth bears, sambhar (wild deer), elephants, monkeys, tigers, reptiles, deer, panthers, and many species of rare birds. Overnight at the Hotel.
Drive through the impressive line up of beaches in Kannur. Take up a big chunk of your time here. Kannur beaches are the best for those who want to swap crowded mainstream beaches for secluded spots. Overnight at the Hotel.
Spend your day at leisure on the beach. Overnight at the Hotel.
Depart from hotel and drive to Managalore/ Calicut airport to connect your onward flight.
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Set in beautiful, colonial Fort Cochin where time seems to move at a languid pace, with its dutch-portugese style row houses, charming lanes, bistro’s and antique shops, Tissa’s Inn is a boutique hotel housed in a mansion that belonged to the erstwhile Adv. V.K. Hamza, a lawyer and philanthropist of high repute. The mansion now has 9 air conditioned rooms, a 24 seater restaurant serving fresh seafood- Indian and Continental style, an open-to-the-sky swimming pool on the deck, a yoga and meditation center that nestles among the verdant tree tops and is rated one of the best accommodation in Cochin.
Welcome to the Rainforest boutique resort, tucked right into the lap of nature. Shrug off the city along with your coat and just soak in the misty sprays of the cascading Athirapally waterfalls at Chalakudy, Kerala. Or simply rest your eyes on the lush green of the pristineSholayar rainforest.
Here, you have the luxury of choosing to just be. Let your senses awaken to the chants of the wild: the rumble of Asia's Largest Waterfall and the busy chatter of exotic birds. Besides, at the Rainforest, going natural does not equate to being austere. Slip into the welcoming warmth of silky quilts or down a delicious drink as you lounge in your well-appointed room.
THE WOODS RESORT
The Woods is part of Travelogue holidays. Our portfolio has several tourist destination facilities including hotel apartments, house boats, and resorts in Kerala. The Woods is a peaceful resort set amongst the lush greenery of Wayanad. At all our tourist destinations, we offer comfort and facilities that make you feel home away from home.
Chera Rock Beach House, Kannur, is a serene traditional beach house set in a scenic surrounding. This sea-side getaway offers a peaceful experience away from the urban chaos. Necessary amenities and comfortable rooms with a rustic ambience make it a memorable holiday destination.