CULTURE, CUISINE & COAST –A CGH EXPERIENCE
The southern part of India is a traveller’s paradise, offering rich experiences of history, culture and nature – all close to each other. It’s a journey that deserves a long, leisurely holiday. That’s why, the Culture, Cuisine & Coast itinerary takes you through Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala at a laid-back pace. The 2-week schedule is packed with glimpses of French & Tamil heritage in Pondicherry, an ancient temple town in Kumbakonam and a visit to the Chettiyar legacy in Chettinad. You then move to serene green Kerala, starting with the wild wonderlands of Thekkady, heading to the backwaters of Kumarakom, an exclusive Houseboat cruise, the beaches in Mararikulam and ending in the historic town of Fort Kochi. Each destination offers an authentic and luxurious experience of the place, with cuisines that give you a taste of true tradition. A wholesome holiday that will stay with you long after you return home.
After breakfast at Hotel proceed to visit the Raja’s Palace, old Chettiar mansions and clan temples. Shop for handmade tiles at the Athangudi village, learn about the intricate handloom process of saree weaving, purchase souvenirs at the local markets and take a bullock cart ride or cycle tour. After a day of adventure, Return to Visalam for a overnight stay.
After morning breakfast proceed to enjoy a morning drive to Kumarakom. Three-and- a-half- hourslater, switch to a boat and arrive on the shores of Lake Vembanad. Disembark straight onto the reception of Coconut Lagoon. Watch a cooking demonstration and traditional cultural performance. Take in unobstructed sunset views as you relax on a hammock by the lake.Overnight stay at Coconut Lagoon.
After breakfast, explore the fishing villages on a bicycle or take a dip in the sea. In the afternoon, visit our organic farm from which we source the fresh ingredients that go into our gourmet dishes. Overnight at Marari Beach Resort.
Breakfast at hotel checkout from hoteh and proceed to the airport for your return flight with your sweet memories.