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8 Days Vegan Tour with Ayurveda Culinary and Yoga Holiday in India

Vagamon Heritage Plantation Homestay, Mavady Estate, Teekoy, Vagamon, Kerala 686580, India

Tour and Yoga Holiday India

Enjoy a beautiful vacation from the hectic city life to let go and surrender to the flow of the universe. Join Vacha Isle Homestay for a tour of curated experiences that includes yoga classes, culinary classes, a discovery of spice plantation, a visit to the historic Fort Kochi, rejuvenating Ayurveda wellness treatment in Marari Beach, and a houseboat cruise on the backwaters. This tour is designed to de-stress, leaving your worries behind. Feel relax and rejuvenated and explore the culture and beauty of Kerala.

Meet the instructors

Gopalakrishnan
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Highlights

  • 6 yoga sessions
  • 2 hours backwater kayaking
  • 2 interesting culinary sessions
  • 4 Ayurveda wellness treatments
  • Spice plantation and sightseeing tour in Vagamon and Fort Kochi
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi, Malayalam
Airport transfer included: Cochin International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
10:00
  • Vagamon Heritage Plantation Homestay
  • Alleppey Houseboat
  • Marari Beach Resort
  • Fort Kochi Heritage Hotel

Program

Day 1 and day 2

Check into Plantation Homestay in Vagamon Hills

Vagamon

Vagamon Hill station comprised of a beautiful series of Hillocks, valley and cascading waterfalls that make it an ideal getaway for tourists. Vagamon was used by the British for tea plantations and they were followed by Christian missionaries who built their abode of service at kurusumala in Vagamon. National Geographic Traveler has listed Vagamon on their directory of the 50 most attractive place to visit in India.

Elevation

  • 1200 meters (3900 feet)

Food and stay

A 70-year-old stately estate bungalow offers spacious suits in it's 5000 square feet interiors. Set amidst 150 acres of rubber and other spice gardens, the bungalow has serene environs that are clean hygienic and free from mosquitoes. A variety of typical Kerala delicacies and other Indian dishes are served. The spices and vegetables are organically grown on the estate. The fresh filter coffee served from the estates own plantation is the perfect brew. While bottled mineral water is available, guests also have an option to drink genuine mineral water from the natural springs of the mountains, filtered.

What's included in Vagamon

  • 2 yoga sessions
  • 2 culinary sessions
  • Spice plantation tour
  • Sightseeing tour
  • All meals included
  • Special menu for vegan travelers

Day 3

Proceed from Vagamon Hill station to Alleppey Backwaters. Alleppey Backwaters (Kuttanad Region). Alappuzha also was known by its former name Alleppey. Alappuzha is considered to be the oldest planned city in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the city is the first of it's kind. A town with canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, Alappuzha was described by Lord Curzon as the "Venice of the East" Hence, it is known as the "Venetian Capital" of Kerala. Kuttanad is a region covering the Alappuzha, Kottayam, and Pathanamthitta Districts, in the state of Kerala.

Well known for its vast paddy fields and geographical peculiarities. The region has the lowest altitude in India and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried on around 1.2 to 3.0 meters (4 to 10 feet) below sea level. Kuttanad is historically important in the ancient history of South India and is the major rice producer in the state. Farmers of Kuttanadu are famous for Biosaline farming. FAO has declared the Kuttanad farming system as a Globally important Agricultural Heritage systems. Four of Kerala's major rivers the Bamba, Meenachil, Achankovil, and minimal flow into this region.

Elevation:

  • Alleppey 11 meters (36 feet)
  • Kuttanad 2.2 meters (-7.2 feet)

Food and stay

You get to journey and stay upon a 'Kettuvalam' a traditional houseboat, that was once used to carry cargoes of rice and spice up and down these same waterways for centuries. The menu on the cruise boat is sparse but distinctive. Your meals are prepared by the boatmen in local manner. This means food with lots of fresh flavors and a minimum frills, cooked with tangy spices and plenty of coconuts.

What's included in Alleppey Backwaters:

  • Day cruise in a houseboat
  • All meals included
  • Special menu for vegan travelers

Day 4 and day 5

Proceed from Alleppey Backwaters to Marari Beach

Marari Beach

The fisherfolk of Maraikulam and their gentle ways of life have been the inspiration for Marari Beach. Nestled in the Alappuzha District of Kerala. Marari Beach is the perfect location for holidaying. This beach in Kerala is eternal with coconut palm trees and golden sands. The beach is quite beautiful and the name "Marari" arises from 'Mararikulam' which is a local village on the Arabian Sea Coast. Marai Beach lies on a relatively undiscovered shore between renowned backwaters of Alleppey and the cultural hub of Kochi in central Kerala. It was rated as one of the world's top five Hammock Beaches by National Geographic Survey.

Food and stay

Beach resort spread across an area of 13 acres of land, the resort overlooks the white sandy Marai Beach and has a rivulet flowing on the side. Spreading across an expansive area of 13 acres with comfortably luxurious 30 beach cottages. The stay offers scintillating views of a private beach, Ayurvedic centers with wellness treatment, multi-cuisine restaurants with Indian and continental dishes, elevated infinity swimming pool and sunbathing deck.

What's included in Marari Beach

  • 2 yoga session
  • 4 wellness treatment
  • All meals Included
  • Special menu for vegan travelers

Day 6 and day 7

Proceed from Marari to Panangad for Kayaking and then to Fort Kochi. For centuries, Kochi has managed to lure travelers and traders alike. So enticed were everyone who landed on its ports be it the British, the Dutch, or the French, that they never wanted to go back. Fort Kochi is the heart of Kochi which falls under the District of Ernakulam but doesn't go by its name. Fort Kochi is neither a walled city nor does it have a fort of its own. The moment you enter Kochi, you will be greeted with an alluding chilled out vibe. You will be forced to follow it to the source. This is when you would discover the laid back region of Fort Kochi. This allure is what resulted in the unbelievable blend of the village with a Portuguese, Dutch, and French feel to it and the Malabar coast added the required spice to the mixture.

Food and stay

A luxury hotel in Fort Kochi effortlessly blends history with sophistication. Step into the past as you enter the 200-year-old structure and find a modern sanctuary in the hotel striking art deco renovation. The building was constructed as a courthouse and has been witness to many a court proceeding over the last two centuries. And now the courthouse has been painstakingly restored to its present-day unique offering. The Court House is reminiscent of an elegant colonial eatery with a selection of Indian offerings. In addition, a choice of Mediterranean and Western dishes resulted in a well- rounded menu to satisfy every palate.

What's included in Fort Kochi

  • 2 yoga session
  • Kayaking
  • Sightseeing tour in Fort Kochi
  • Watch Kathakali show and makeup
  • Special menu for Vegan travelers

Day 8

  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Departures

Included excursions

  • 2 hours backwater kayaking
  • Spice plantation tour
  • Sightseeing tour in Vagamon and FortKochi
  • Day cruise in Alleppey Backwaters
  • Explore Hillstation, backwaters, beach, and harbor
  • Watch Kathakali show and makeup
  • Tuk-Tuk ride from Alleppey to Marari

Instructors

Gopalakrishnan T K

Retreat location

This tour starts from Kochi International Airport and covers different destinations in Kerala and ends in Kochi.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

For special requirement about food please mention at the time of booking.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 nights stay in a Plantation Homestay in Vagamon
  • 1 night stay in a houseboat in Alleppey Backwaters
  • 2 nights stay in a Beach Resort in Marari
  • 2 nights stay in a Harbour Resort in Fort Kochi
  • 6 yoga sessions
  • 4 Ayurveda wellness treatment
  • 2 culinary sessions
  • 2 hours backwater kayaking
  • Spice plantation tour
  • Sightseeing tour in Vagamon and Fort Kochi
  • Day cruise in Alleppey Backwaters
  • Explore hill stations, backwaters, beach, and Harbour
  • Watch Kathakali show and make up
  • Tuk-Tuk ride from Alleppey to Marari
  • All meals included
  • Private cab from one destination to other
  • Airport pick up and drop

What's not included

  • Personal expense
  • Airfare

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK). It takes two hours from Kochi to Vagamon, your first destination.

Airport: Cochin International Airport Airport transfer included: Cochin International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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