DAY 01: COCHIN
Upon arrival at Cochin Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort. Then, at your convenience, head out for sightseeing and visits. Enjoy your exploration of the heritage city of Cochin.
Explore the city of Cochin, known as Kochi, Kerala’s largest city, once the “Queen of the Arabian Sea.” It’s a vibrant blend of cultures – British, Arabian, Portuguese, and Chinese. In 2020, it ranked 7th among the top world cities. Discover the Calvathy Mosque, a 14th-century marvel of Indo-Islamic heritage. Explore the historic Jewish town with the ancient Mattancherry Synagogue. Don’t miss the iconic Chinese fishing nets, a centuries-old legacy attributed to Chinese Zheng He.
DAY 02: COCHIN – KUMARAKOM
After breakfast, journey to Kumarakom, a renowned destination for leisure.
Kumarakom, a masterpiece of natural beauty, captivates visitors with its charm. Explore the magnificent Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and the Bay Island Driftwood Museum. Known for its unique luxury backwater resorts on Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a destination you’ll want to revisit. This tranquil backwater hamlet offers exotic scenery and a serene atmosphere, making it a green and peaceful retreat.
DAY 03: KUMARAKOM
After breakfast, enjoy leisure activities in Kumarakom, the lush backwater paradise.
Kumarakom is among the world’s most enchanting backwater destinations. It’s a haven for rare birds, offering captivating boat rides and unforgettable backwater cruises. Try fishing in these waters, a unique experience. Explore the unique village life, where locals navigate the backwaters for work and daily life. Discover a world unlike any other.
DAY 04: KUMARAKOM – MARARI
After an early breakfast, embark on an enchanting journey to Mararikulam via Kodungallur. En route, seize the opportunity to visit the historic Cheraman Juma Mosque, a beacon of Islamic heritage and the very first mosque in the Indian subcontinent, nestled in the captivating historical town of Kodungallur.
History unfolds a remarkable tale: King Cheraman Perumal, also known as Ravi, journeyed to Mecca. There, he met Prophet Muhammad and embraced Islam, bestowed with the name Tajuddin. Tragically, he passed away on his return, laid to rest in Salalah, Oman. His heartfelt letter urged his family to embrace Islam and follow Hazrat Malik Deenar’s teachings. This story resonates in historical accounts, including Al-Tabari’s “Firdousul Hikma” and Ferishta’s “Tarikh Ferishta.”
Discover the Cheraman Juma Mosque, built in 629 CE during Prophet Muhammad’s time. Its unique Indo-Islamic architecture is a testament to the rich Islamic heritage in India. The Heritage Project created the first Islamic heritage museum in Kerala within its complex. Explore the museum’s informative panels, murals narrating Cheraman Perumal’s story, and a miniature model of the Mosque’s structure. Witness the fusion of Indian and Middle Eastern architectural styles, preserved with a traditional thatched wooden roof, and more.
DAY 05: MARARI
After breakfast, enjoy leisure activities at Marari Beach.
Experience paradise at Marari Beach, the perfect destination for beach lovers in Kerala. This serene fishing town along the Arabian Sea Coast offers tranquility and unspoiled beauty. Enjoy a peaceful holiday with family and friends on one of the most stunning beaches.
DAY 06: MARARI – COCHIN
After breakfast, embark on your journey back to Cochin, where you will be seamlessly transferred to Cochin Airport for your onward travel. Your transfer will be aligned with your flight schedule, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free departure from the city.
Embark on our enchanting ‘Sweet Kerala 06-Day Itinerary,’ a journey that reveals the finest treasures of picturesque Kerala. Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring nature and breathtaking landscapes while tracing the rich tapestry of Islamic heritage. This voyage offers a profound glimpse into some of the world’s most sought-after destinations, from the pristine backwaters to the stunning beaches. As you explore, you’ll be captivated by the enchanting blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that unfolds at every step, all while enjoying a mesmerizing Halal-friendly experience throughout your trip.