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Journey to God’s Own Country

Journey to God’s Own Country

Welcome to a different world & class of travel.

South India boasts of its ancient architecture, divine temples, golden sand beaches and breathtaking views. Also known as the Venice of India, South India will surely fill your lungs with fresh air and your life with new energy. To see how nature makes her presence felt in a country and to enjoy the blow of fresh breeze, take this amazing tour and set yourself free in the lap of Mother Nature. This tour is your chance to gaze at the vast expanse of the sea while relaxing on the golden sand, adore the brilliant architecture which preserves the glory of gone days and loosen up to get some real fun. While sightseeing will be the major part of this tour, one more thing which you will enjoy the most is the Ayurvedic massages. South India offers the best kind of Ayurvedic massages which help you rejuvenate and relax. Everything will be gay friendly and warm to ensure that you feel comfortable and cosy on your special trip.Feel lighter, better and healthier during your trip to this heavenly holiday destination.

Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination: Cochin - Periyar - Kumarkom - Alleppey - Marari Beach - Cochin

Day 01: Cochin

Our representative will meet you and transfer you  to hotel by a private vehicle. The hotel staff will be very friendly and you will be greeted in a traditional style upon arrival.  In South Indian hotels, guests are welcomed with garland, the Aarti and the proffered coconut water. Coachin, also known as Kochi, is a city in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state. The city has a distinct class and beauty as well as mesmerizing charm which is capable of casting a spell on anyone and everyone. The city was founded by Vasco da Gama in 1502 and is heralded as the “Queen of Arabian Sea”. A gamut of experiences and thrill awaits you in the beautiful city of Cochin.

In the evening you will get to attend the Kathakali dance performance which is traditional dance form of Kerala. 

Your overnight stay will be at a luxury gay friendly accommodation

Day 02: Cochin

A guided walking tour will be organized for you to explore Kochi which is a part of a handful of water-bound regions toward the south-west of the mainland Kochi, and collectively known as Old Kochi or West Kochi. Take a stroll to the mesmerizing beach through the silent streets of the town. The simple joys of beachside walking can bring unparalleled happiness to life. Enjoy the laid-back beach life, relax on the golden sand and inhale the fresh air that surrounds this quiet town. 

Fort Coachinis a world of its own, retaining the specimens of a bygone era and still proud of those days. If you can smell the past, nothing can stop you from walking through these streets. Have a glimpse of Fort Immanuel and at a short walk you will see Dutch cemetery which was consecrated in 1724. The next spot to watch is the ancient Thakur House, which stands erect as a concrete specimen of the colonial era. Next is another colonial structure awaiting you - David Hall which was built around 1695 by the Dutch East India Company. With the cool breeze from the Arabian Sea caressing your body, the Church Road is a nice place to walk. As the feel of the bygone era lingers in your minds and memories of mesmerizing sights stay back in your eyes, get ready for the next experience that awaits you. What could be a better option to make the evening come alive than to take a sunset cruise. Explore the Dutch built Bolghatty Palace and the Chinese fishing nets in the evening in a cruise around the harbour. Later, stop at the local markets of Fort Kochi and shop the local handicrafts.

In the evening you will be introduced to local gay community so that you can interact with them and make friends. Dinner with these folks will be followed by an escorted tour of a gay friendly Bar / Night Club or an invitation to an exclusive gay party.

You overnight stay will be at gay friendly home stay.

Day 03: Cochin - Periyar

In the morning visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake. Located in Thekkady, this sanctuary is a perfect example of nature’s bounty with great scenic beauty and rich biodiversity. PeriyarSanctury is home to Elephant, Gaur, Tiger, Panther, Sambar, Barking deer, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Nilgirilangur, Lion-tailed Macaque, Otter, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Wild dog etc.

In the evening an empowering yoga session will continue for approximately 2 hours. In the powerful land of India, yoga has a major role to play and you will get to feel the energy and enthusiasm in the session.

Your overnight stay will be at luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 04: Periyar

Kerala is a nature lover’s paradise with plenty of scenic landscapes, forest, backwaters, lakes and beaches. To add some adventure and thrill to your laid back trip, we will take you to Periyar Wildlife Sanctury. Here, you will also get to experience Elephant safari in the evening to explore the flora and fauna in a royal style.

India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, Periyar offers nature’s bounty with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawling over an area of 925 Sq. km, the sanctuary is home to bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, 900 to 1000 elephants and 35 to 40 hard-to-spot tigers. It is spread around an artificial lake and provides breathtaking vistas of forests and wildlife.

In the evening you will enjoy a Jeep Safari Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with a private gay / gay friendly guide. Enjoy the enchanting wildlife safari exploring the flora and fauna of the area.

We will later drive you to Kumily to visit a spice farm which is on the outskirts of Periyar. Kumilyis a plantation town known for spice and tea plantations and the bustling spice trading activities. This gives you a chance to see the process of spices and tea plantation. Set in the Cardamom Hills near Thekkady, Kumily is a major tourist destination and a spices trading center. Explore the lush greenery, waterfalls, spice gardens and wildlife reserves while walking through an avenue of cardamom plants.  Come back to hotel for relaxation and rest.

Your overnight stay will be at luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 05: Periyar - Kumarakom

In the morning feel the nature showering its love on you as you cruise the beautiful lake. Glance through the forest inhabited by elephants, barking deer and birds. After breakfast we will drive you to Kumarakom which is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala. Kumarakom is set in the backdrop of the largest lake in the state- the Vembanad Lake. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands offering many leisure options to visitors.The village is extremely famous for its backwater tourism. A major attraction in the area is the bird sanctuary which is spread across 14 acres and is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist’s paradise.

Your overnight stay will be at luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 06: Kumarakom

In the morning you will be served scrumptious breakfast and after that we will take you for a private cooking session. This 2 hour long session will be your chance to taste and explore the elaborate south Indian cuisine. South-Indian cuisine includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes which are popular for their rich flavour and use of spices. Some of the authentic South Indian dishes are Dosa, Idli, Sambhar, Vada, Uttapam etc.

After this cooking session, you will board a traditional rice boat to explore the splendid backwaters. On the backwaters you will observe the simple life of fishermen and women busy with their everyday activities like weaving rugs from coir while the farmers can e seen cultivating the delicious variety of fruits.

Evening will be even more relaxing and rejuvenating as you will be given full body massage at the experienced hands of gay friendly male therapists. Kerala is known for its traditional authentic massages which can relieve you off stress. In the evening enjoy an in room full body massage by a gay male therapist which will rejuvenate you.

Your overnight stay will be at luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 07: Kumarakom - Alleppey

In the morning you will depart for Alleppey by a private car. What is Kerala without your stay at a floating Houseboat, so we will transfer you to a floating Traditional Keralan luxury Houseboat. The simple pleasures of life will await you later during the day as you will get to interact with local fishermen and it will be your chance to observe their life. These eco-friendly houseboats are furnished with an open lounge, an ensuite bedroom and a kitchenette. Spend a relaxing, leisurely evening in the splendid backwaters. You overnight stay in the A/C Deluxe Houseboat will be a lifetime experience. The breathtaking panorama and splendid vistas will soothe your soul and set you to peace.

Coconuts are a must to sip when in Kerala, enjoy the traditional drink as the birds fill your air with their melodious chirping. Your cook will prepare delicious delicacies in the private kitchen so that you can enjoy scrumptious food while gazing at the beautiful vistas and panoramas. If the idea of relishing freshly caught seafood sounds delicious to you then you will get a mouth-watering treat on board.

Your overnight stay will be at luxury gay friendly A/C Houseboat.

Day 08: Alleeppey - Marari Beach

You will be transferred to the Alleppey Boat-jetty in the morning from where you will reach Marari Beach by road. This beach is one of the best places to unwind and relax as it is quiet and undeveloped. The name Marari is shortened from Mararikulam, a small and sleepy fisherman’s village.

Here you will get to experience Kerala’s villages which give a close glimpse of fishermen’s life and activities. The blend of modern and traditional can be captured perfectly in the village and the soothing energy will penetrate your soul as you feel the virgin beach sending fresh vibes to your mind.

After a fresh, energetic day, evening will be even more relaxing and rejuvenating as you will be given full body massage at the experienced hands of gay friendly male therapists. Kerala is known for its traditional authentic massages which can relieve you off stress.

Your overnight stay will be at luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 09: Marari Beach

This morning will be at leisure and the evening will be the most romantic and memorable with a farewell candle light dinner. This beach dinner will be accompanied by complimentary wine. Your evening will be lively and joyful with your special one.

Your overnight stay will be at luxury gay friendly accommodation.

Day 10: Marari - Cochin

In the morning you will be served breakfast and we will drive you back to Cochin. For flexible touring you will be provided with a gay friendly chauffer driven car till you are dropped at the airport. Return back to your destination with sweet memories of this amazing gay friendly trip.

Package Price in USD (Per Person)
Category Min. 02 Pax Min. 04 Pax Group
Deluxe $ 770 $ 750 On Request
Luxury $ 1070 $ 1050 On Request
Super Luxury On Request On Request On Request
Private Transport AC Indigo AC Innova AC Mini Coach
Choice of Hotels / Similar
City Deluxe Luxury Super Luxury
Cochin Beamounde The Fern Resort Radisson Blu Vivanta by Taj Malabar
Periyar Carmelia Greenwoods Resort Kofiland
Kumarakom Back Water Ripples Zuri Spa Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom
Alleppey Premium Houseboat Luxury Houseboat Blue Jelly Houseboat
Marari Beach Xanda Peal Marari Beach Resort Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resorts

 

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