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14 Days Professional Chef-guided Indian Authentic Culinary Tour in God's Own Country, Kerala, India

Taste of Kerala Cooking Holiday in India

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Taste of Kerala is a culinary tour under the guidance of a professional chef. This holiday introduces you to the authentic cuisines of Kerala, known as "God’s Own Country". Around the globe, every traveler loves to explore the local cuisines and Master World Holidays is paving a way for that. They will introduce you not only to the cuisines but the culture and the beauty of Kerala itself. So, don't miss your chance, come and have a try on these authentic cuisines!

Meet the instructors

Anoop
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Highlights

  • Covers more than 25 Indian dishes
  • Hands-on training by professional chef
  • Cooking practice on Ayurvedic cuisines
  • Cooking demos in different tourist spots in Kerala
  • Transport to and from airport and sightseeing spots
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 13 nights of lodging

Styles


10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Cochin International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:00
Check-out Time:
09:00

Facilities

  • Health Club
  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Volleyball court
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Angamaly

Your stay in Angamaly will be at a lush green resort tucked into a serene pocket of Mangattukara, Angamaly, and spread across 15 acres of land, just 12 kilometers from the Cochin International Airport. It is dedicated to the true spirit and representation of a typical traditional village of Kerala. %Single cottages with all amenities surrounded by a variety of trees, especially nutmegs, and sit-outs with a view of green paddy fields.

Cherai

In Cherai, the accommodation will be at a backwater cum beach resort set on a stretch of land between the Cherai Lagoon to the east and the Kuzhippilli Beach to the west. The architecture of the resort has largely been influenced by the vernacular traditions of Kerala with thick curvaceous circular columns supporting wooden beams that bear the tile clad roof with pediments and niches in stained glass.

The rooms give an excellent view of the backwaters, the pool, and to the west past a line of trees, the sea. The rooms are all luxurious without being ostentatious: wooden roofs, stylishly elegant fabrics, and the state of the art in amenities. The esteemed guests have the opportunity to experience local fishermen working in their traditional style.

Munnar

In Munnar, you will be staying at Bracknell Forest Resorts, free from the pollution, hustles, and bustles of the town, this homestead is situated just 10 kilometers far from Munnar town - in the center of cardamom plantation. It is built in Keralite traditional architecture ‘Nalukettu’ and fully loaded with the amenities, which follow the international standards.

The surroundings of the homestead considered as an ideal place for bird watching and the adventurous activities like rock climbing, trekking, and others.

Alleppey

Your stay in Alleppey is at a deluxe houseboat with all amenities, thus experiencing luxury and exploring the village life moving through the backwaters.

Program

Overview

This is an authentic culinary package tour that activates all your taste buds. The main highlight of the tour is that the cooking demonstrations are done by a professional chef having more than 16 years of experience in star-categorized hotels. During the tour, you will be accommodated in various resorts and a houseboat backwater stay. There will be sightseeing tours to explore Kerala and its serenity under a professional guide.

Kerala is attractive with its lush greenery, so is its cuisines. Kerala cuisine is a part of the South Indian cuisine which is well known for its varied flavors of spices. Kerala got its name from the Malayalam word ‘Kera’ which means coconut. The Keralites are liberal in the usage of coconuts and coconut oils to prepare mouth-watering dishes.

Itinerary

Day 1

A warm welcome by Master World Holidays' representative at the Cochin International Airport who’ll arrange a smooth transfer to a lush green resort in Cochin. The day is free to relax or enjoy a village walk. Stay overnight.

Day 2

Savor a delicious breakfast then proceed for sightseeing to Athirappilly waterfalls, the Niagara of India. This patch in Sholayar ranges so beautifully intertwined with lush green forest cover and sizzling silver cascades and located central to Cochin and Bharathapuzha. It is a treat for the eyes during the monsoon.

Thumboormuzhi and Vazhachal are also must-visit places there. Proceed for Ezhattumugham - a greenish natural village "prakritigramam." You will cover "Thumboormuzhy," oil palm plantations, 210-meter hanging bridge with a view of majestic nature, tree houses, and much more.

In the evening, get ready for a wonderful cookery demonstration on Indian dishes by Chef Anoop David. Enjoy your dishes and stay overnight.

Day 3

Post breakfast, relax yourself and prepare for cooking demos by chef in the morning and evening. Stay overnight.

Day 4

Savor a delicious breakfast then relax yourself and prepare for cooking demos by chef in the morning and evening. Stay overnight.

Day 5

Savor a delicious breakfast. You will then move to Kodanad. It is a rural-side village flanked by the high ranges and is set near the southern banks of the Periyar River. Proceed for Malayattoor, famous for its ancient Catholic church, which is dedicated to Apostle St. Thomas. Malayattoor not only serves as a Christian pilgrim center but it's also known for its scenic beauty. Believers carrying large crosses up a hill are common sights on a voyage to the Hill Shrine at Malayattoor where people offer their pain and suffering to God, in hopes of forgiveness and peace.

Proceed to experience the villages, local markets, coconut farms, paddy cultivations, and others. The rural areas have avoided the ravages of industrialization and maintained their pristine charm. In the evening, cooking demos with the theme 'Cooking with Spices'. Stay Overnight.

Day 6

Post breakfast, proceed to Munnar, a famous hill station in Kerala. Enjoy the travel in the misty air peeping through the tea plantations. Check in to the hotel and after refreshment, move out for a local sightseeing. Relax for the rest of the day.

Day 7

Savor a delicious breakfast and move out for an enchanting sightseeing experience of the lush greenery and mist along with some of the exotic views of Mother Nature’s gifts such as waterfalls, tea plantations, spice gardens and others. Stay overnight.

Day 8

Post breakfast, proceed to Alleppey, the Venice of the east. Check in to the houseboat and have an enchanting experience of cruising through the backwaters. Holiday on the houseboats and traditional Kettuvallam are an out-of-this-world experience. Explore the local village life and many more out of this.The Backwaters are home to several types of marine life exclusively the Karimeen (pearl spotted fish), chemeen (prawns), and konju (tiger prawns). Stay overnight in the lap of backwaters.

Day 9

Post breakfast, check out from the houseboat and proceed to Cherai - one of the most tourist-spotted beaches in Kerala. Check in to the resort co-fronted by beach and backwaters. Enjoy a delicious lunch and relax.

Cherai Beach is a favorite haunt of those looking for a relaxing swim with the backdrop of coconut groves being the added incentive. It provides a wonderful view of the famous Chinese Fishing Nets. The nearby shacks provide you with fresh cuisine that fills you up perfectly after a delightful swim.

In the evening, enjoy the local life and relax at the beach. Stay overnight.

Day 10

After breakfast, proceed for a tour to explore Cochin, The Queen of the Arabian Sea. Explore the local Cochin life through boating in the Cochin backwaters spread across the Chinese Fishing Nets, The Willingdon Island (one of the largest man-made islands in India, which is named after Lord Willingdon, the British Viceroy of India). Cochin streets open the best way for shopping.

In the evening you will do a cooking demo and enjoy the dishes. Stay overnight.

Day 11

Today you will do a local market and harbour visit and explore. Evening will be dedicated for a wonderful cooking session. Stay overnight.

Day 12

After breakfast, proceed to Fort Cochin. The major attraction of this place is its streets that beautifully showcase all about Portuguese and Dutch invasions. You can visit the famous Jewish synagogue built in the year 1568; this Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest Judaism temple in the Commonwealth of Nations, the Dutch Palace, and a variety of handicraft shops. Stay overnight.

Day 13

Today you can have a question and answer session to clarify your ideas about Indian cuisine. In the evening, enjoy the sunset in the beach. Stay overnight.

Day 14

End the tour with spicy memories of Kerala and Master World Holidays will assist you with the departure. Master World Holidays team thanks you for your patronage and looks forward to serving you again in the near future.

Included excursions

  • A city tour of Cochin including Fort Cochin
  • Beach tour activities
  • Backwater cruising
  • Hill station tours
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Spice garden visits
  • Visit Athirappilly Waterfalls

Instructors

Anoop David
Chef Anoop David is a professional chef with an overall experience of more than 16 years in star-categorized hotels. He specializes in Indian, seafood grill preparations, and Ayurvedic cuisine. He has conducted so many cookery shows which have been covered by the media and got some newspaper articles, too.

Location

This holiday takes place in Kerala, India.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Health Club
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walking
  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms

Food

Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. The traditional Kerala feast will be provided, which ensures a thrilling experience for you because Master World Holidays believes it activates all your taste buds. Every day, the menu will be unique and makes sure that you will be able to taste all the major cuisines of Kerala, namely Karimeen fry, crab roast, Malabar biriyani, kappa with meen curry, variety Dosas, and much more. Ayurvedic dishes will be served on special days.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Beach Tours
  • Fishing
  • Village safari
  • Visit ancient churches, temples, monuments, and others
  • Fort Cochin shopping
  • Backwater cruising
  • Hill station tours

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are available on request.

What's included

  • Hands-on training and cooking demos by a professional chef
  • Local sightseeing tours
  • Transport to and from airport and sightseeing spots
  • Types of entry fees, toll, etc.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 13 nights' accommodation in resorts/houseboat

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Tax

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK).

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 non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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