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15 Days Cooking Tour in the Magical Land of Ayurveda, Kerala, India
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Heritage Homestay, Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Kerala, India

Ayurvedic Cooking Holiday in India

Aptly known as the “God’s own country”, Kerala is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. During these 15 days, you will explore the different landscapes covering seashores, backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, spice plantations, tea gardens while going deep into the culture by staying with the traditional Kerala families in their heritage houses where you will spend time learning cooking from them and understanding the secrets of the famous Kerala spices. Come and join Saveur Nomade!


  • 7 cooking classes
  • Authentic hands-on cooking classes
  • Ayurvedic cooking exploration in Kerala
  • 2 traditional ayurvedic massage during the tour
  • Be a part of "Make your Own Tea" in Munnar
  • Daily 3 delicious meals and mineral water
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer included: Cochin International Airport
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During your stay, you will be accommodated in heritage homestays, ayurvedic resort and beach resort in different locations in Kerala. You will spend:

  • 3 nights in Mararikulam
  • 3 nights in the Kumarakom
  • 3 nights in Thekkady
  • 3 nights in Munnar
  • 2 nights in Cherai

You will be beginning and ending your journey in Kochi. Please note that the accommodation would be in twin shared basis. Single participants would have to pay an extra fee for a private room.


Day 1: Marari

Arrival to Cochin International Airport (COK) where you will be accompanied and checked into your Heritage Homestay in Marari. Get your first welcome Ayurveda massage and relax for the day. 

Day 2: Marari

Start your day with breakfast and then your first cooking class begins. In the evening, you can go for a bicycle ride or take a dip on the beach.

Day 3: Marari

After breakfast, you will have some fish for your cooking class (catch by a fisherman). Enjoy the sunset on the beach. 

Day 4: Kumarakom

After breakfast, you'll make a move towards another heritage homestay amidst the famous backwaters of Kumarakom. After lunch, you will go for a canoe ride to explore the backwater region. 

Day 5: Kumarakom

You'll have a cooking class after breakfast. Later, you can go for a countryside walk or explore the nearby bird sanctuary. 

Day 6: Houseboat

You'll spend a day on the houseboat cruising in Vembanad lake, Kumarakom, and Alapuzha canals exploring the backwaters, and relaxing.

Day 7: Thekkady

You will head to Thekkady and go straight for another ayurvedic massage before check-in. You will enjoy an ayurvedic cooking class in the evening.

Day 8: Thekkady

A dawn to dusk program including hiking and rafting through some of the richest forest tracts of periyar tiger reserve. If you are lucky, you will see elephants.

Day 9: Thekkady

Thekkady is home to some of the finest spice plantations in the country and you will visit an organic garden today to go into the roots of spices. There will be a cooking class early evening to end your day.

Day 10: Munnar

After breakfast, you will head to Munnar, the home of tea plantation in Kerala. You will check in after lunch and you can relax for the day. 

Day 11: Munnar

You will visit the tea plantation where you can be a part of the 'make your tea' program with the pickers; you pick the leaves from the estate and process it yourself in their miniature factory. You will come back to the homestay for dinner and sleep. 

Day 12: Munnar

Free day until lunch, post which you will go for your cooking class with a world-renowned chef - Nimi. 

Day 13: Cherai

Early morning, you will head to Cherai. Cherai is a small town nestled in Vypin island, sandwiched between sea and a backwater lake.

Day 14: Fort Kochi

After breakfast, you will go to Fort Kochi for a day tour. You can spend your time shopping and exploring the beautiful streets of the town, famously known for its influence from Portuguese, Dutch, and British. You will return after evening.

Included excursions

  • Canoe ride to explore the backwater region
  • Hiking and rafting through Periyar tiger reserve and watch elephants
  • Houseboat cruising in Vembanad lake, Kumarakom, and Alapuzha canals exploring the backwaters
  • Sea sailing with a professional fisherman
  • Visit a spice plantation


This tour will take place in six cities in Kerala. You will be visiting Fort Kochi, Mararikulam, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Munnar, and Cherai.


In this culinary tour, you will be provided with all three meals every day. The cuisine served would primarily include local delicacies from Kerala including fresh seafood.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • 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)

Visit bird sanctuary

Go cycling

What's included

  • 14 nights' accommodations 
  • All the cooking sessions (7 cooking classes)
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages (Abhiyangam)
  • Entrance fee to all sightseeing including Periyar wildlife sanctuary, spice plantation, tea plantation, Paradesi synagogue, bird sanctuary, and others.   
  • All transfers, excursions, and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned deluxe coach
  • Supply of mineral water during long drives
  • All meals

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • ​Souvenirs and personal expenses
  • Tips to driver, guides, etc. 
  • Alcohol

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. An official from Saveur Nomade will pick you up from the airport.

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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