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Yoga & Ayurveda - South India Tour
"According to Ayurveda, the Universe is made up of five primordial elements - earth, wind, fire, water and ether. These elements themselves are inanimate, but in combination, give rise to three main biological forces or principles in the human body called doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Every human being has a different balance of elements and one dosha is predominant in our constitution and shapes our personality. The Ayurveda regime consists of massages and specialized diet programes for present day rigours of modern day lifestyle and is specially designed keeping in mind the individual's desire to heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize. Qualified Ayurveda doctors and therapists administer the treatments ranging from theraupatic massages to more rigorous forms of toxic elimination."
Cochin Thekkady > Kumarakom
(07 Nights-08 Days )
Day 01 : Arrive Cochin (Hotel check in time at 1400 hrs )
Arrive Cochin airport. Upon arrival Excel’s representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building after which you would transfer to hotel. Cochin, the Queen of Arabian Sea is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.

Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: In Cochin
Today proceed for a sightseeing of Cochin covering The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Cochin > Thekkady (180 kms / 5.5 hrs)
Today drive to Thekkady, Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala is Periyar National Park & Tiger Reserve, offering a rare opportunity to enjoy South India's wildlife. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Spice Village (5*)

Day 04: In Thekkady
Morning Breakfast & Enjoy a boat safari on Periyar Lake. View the varied fauna of this region. Afternoon visit spice plantations.
Overnight at Hotel Spice Village (5*)

Day 05: Thekkady > Kumarakom (140 kms / 04 hrs)
Morning Yoga session & General Body massage

After breakfast proceed to Kumarakom, a charming village on the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom's soil is extremely fertile due to the proximity of the water source, this has resulted in the growth of a wide variety of flora in Kumarakom, especially the mangrove and coconut trees. Vembanad Lake is home to several types of marine life exclusively the 'Karimeen' (Pearl Spotted Fish), the 'Chemeen' (Prawns) and the 'Konju' (Tiger Prawns).

Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.
Overnight at Hotel Coconut Lagoon (5*)

Day 06: In Kumarakom
Today take Day cruise through the enchanting backwaters enjoying the swaying coconut palms, paddy fields & the village life at close quarters. Lunch at Cruise.
Overnight at Hotel Coconut Lagoon (5*)

Day 07: In Kumarakom
Morning Yoga session & General Body massage
Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.
Overnight at Hotel Coconut Lagoon (5*)

Day 08: Kumarakom > Cochin (90 kms / 02 hrs) (Hotel check out time at 1200 hrs)
Today in time transfer to Cochin airport to connect onward destination flight.