S'il est vrai que le Nord de l'Inde s'illustre par le fuchsia et le turquoise, le Sud du pays offre les paysages les plus verts et luxuriants qu'on puisse trouver. Ce voyage compact permet de goûter à la beauté tropicale du Kerala. Arpentez ses plages, parcourez ses paisibles canaux en canoë, explorez les palais typiques du sud et savourez certains des meilleurs mets du pays. Venez vivre une partie de l'Inde qui reste hors des sentiers battus.

Atouts charme du voyage

Visite du Programme de protection des marais de Vembanad, Découvrez le travail effectué par les habitants et National Geographic pour préserver les marais de Vembanad.

Itinéraire - 7 Journées

Jour 1 Kochi

Arrivée à tout moment. Accueil et transfert compris.

Jour 2 Kochi/Thekkady

Visit the Dutch Palace and Jewish Quarter of Kochi. After, travel to Thekkady, the spice capital of India, and visit spice and tea Plantation for a walk with a local expert to understand the medicinal value of Spices and the process of manufacturing of Tea.

Jour 3 Thekkady

This morning, enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake to view bird and other wildlife of Periyar National Park. After, visit a local family home for a cooking demonstration and lunch. Relax this afternoon or opt to take a nature walk, before a Kalaripayatt (Kerala traditional martial art) performance at a local theatre.

Jour 4 Thekkady/Kumarakom

Continue to Kumarakom on Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. Explore the rural backwaters and take a country boat to Manjira village, meeting local people and learning about coconut farming and rural life. Watch a toddy tapping demonstration and enjoy a taste of coconut water, fresh from the tree.

Jour 5 Kerala Backwaters/Vypīn

This morning, meet with a representative of the Vembanad Wetlands Conservation Program to learn about the ongoing work by local communities to conserve the lake and surrounding wetlands. This project was created by the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), an organization that National Geographic has collaborated with on many conservation projects across India over the past decade. Continue by boat to a fish sanctuary established by traditional fishermen through the program. Meet with some of the fishermen and see firsthand how their traditional ways of collecting and processing clams are models for the management of lake resources. Continue to explore Allepey, a golden streak of land surrounded by rivers, lakes, lagoons, and canals, by private houseboat. Relax on the deck and enjoy the scenery, watching daily life take place along the water.

Jour 6 Vypīn

Drive back to Kochi and take a walk in old Fort Kochi, including the fish market. This evening, attend the popular classical dance-drama of Kerala called "Kathakali," which combines literature, music, painting, acting, and dance.

Jour 7 Vypīn

Départ à tout moment.

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