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This is an authentic culinary tour under the guidance of professional Chef Anoop David! This amazing trip takes place in Kerala, God's Own Country, and introduces you to the authentic way of cooking Indian cuisines! You have the opportunity to cook with the chef and taste! You will surely feel out of the world when you move on to the amazing backwaters of Kerala for a houseboat stay and cook while cruising!
The tour moves on with a balance of cooking and sightseeing which includes village, market and harbour visits, hill stations, temple and church visits. Much more awaits you here! You will be introduced not only to the cuisines but to the culture and beauty of Kerala! Moreover, your host, as a team, assures you a personal care and safety and security throughout your journey. Come! Feel out this once in a lifetime experience!
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.
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.
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.
Your stay in Alleppey is at a deluxe houseboat with all amenities, thus experiencing luxury and exploring the village life moving through the backwaters.
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 17 years of experience in star-categorised hotels. During the tour, you will be accommodated in various resorts and a houseboat in the backwaters. 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.
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.
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.
Post breakfast, relax yourself and prepare for cooking demos by chef in the morning and evening. Stay overnight.
Savor a delicious breakfast then relax yourself and prepare for cooking demos by chef in the morning and evening. Stay overnight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today you will do a local market and harbour visit and explore. Evening will be dedicated for a wonderful cooking session. Stay overnight.
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.
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.
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.
Village, local markets and harbor tours
A city tour of Cochin including Fort Cochin
Beach tour activities
Hill station tours
Visit to waterfalls
Visit to temples, churches, heritage monuments and others
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.
This holiday takes place in Kerala, India.
Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. During cooking sessions, together you will cook and eat! Your host will give you a chance to try out a variety of cuisines during the tour. This includes various Indian dishes, Kerala dishes, biriyani, tandoori chicken, traditional fish curry, crab roast, pearlspot wrapped in banana leaf, breads, chaats, snacks, dosas, common South Indian breakfast dishes and much more. A Thali meal with a rice, bread, pappad, dessert and a variety of curries will definitely add to your thrill. Every day, the menu will be unique and makes sure that you will be able to taste all the major cuisines of India,
Spa treatments are available on request.
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