Start in Trivandrum and end in Kozhikode! With the discovery tour Dutch Heritage Tour in Kerala, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Trivandrum, India and 6 other destinations in India. Dutch Heritage Tour in Kerala includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport.
In and around Trivandrum, KollamPickup from Trivandrum hotels/airport and drive towards Tangaserry (Kollam). Arrive and checkin hotel. The place holds a unique and unusual cultural heritage compared to the other seashore towns of the State. The Dutch made Thangassery popular with their trade and many of them married locals and settled here. One can still see their cultural influences that enhanced the life here. This influence is reflected even in the cuisine of Thangassery.? The remains of Forte de S?o Tom? (Fort St. Thomas) is currently under the aegis of the Archaeological Survey of India.. Overnight stay at the hotelStart point Trivandrum airport/hotels, Trivandrum International Airport (New Terminal), Chackai,Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India 06:00 - 09:00
After breakfast day is free to explore the beach areas especially "Varkala" beach famous for its cliffs. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thangassery
In and around AllepeyTangaserry (Kollam) to Allepey.? After breakfast drive towards Allepey. Lovingly known as Venice of the East, Alleppey is a backwater paradise and the landscape is dotted with a serene backdrop. Also known as the Rice bowl of India, owing to significant paddy cultivation, cuisine is a big attraction here. You will stay in a houseboat to explore deep into the maize of keralas backwaters Overnight onboard.
Allepey to Cochin: Morning leave the houseboat and drive towards Cochin. Arrive and check in hotel Mattancherry is probably the most vibrant dutch spot in Kochi. The best way to explore it is by strolling down the bustling streets and breathing in fragrant spices, the aroma of authentic cuisine, while culture and tradition spill unchecked at every turn. This is especially evident in the brightly painted walls that look like fine works of modern art. A major attraction is the Mattancherry Palace or the Dutch Palace, which is a beautiful amalgamation of Kerala and colonial styles of architecture. Overnight stay at the hotel
Cochin to Thalasserry After breakfast drive towards Thalasseery, arrive and checkinto hotel. Thalassery was a trade hub where Dutch, British, Portuguese Chinese, Arab, and Jewish traders had considerable influence in the spice market. Evening you have a stroll in the local spice market and can taste the unique local cuisine over there. Overnight stay at the hotel
Ater breakfast explore leisurely the dutch heritage of the town and around. Triangular in shape, the St. Angelo Fort is also known as the Kannur Fort. This was built by the Portuguese Viceroy Don Francesco de Almada. Built in 1505, the Fort was captured by the Dutch in 1663 and later sold to the Ali Raja of the Arakkal dynasty. The Fort was taken over by the British in 1790 and turned it into its main army centre in the Malabar region. Now, it is under the Central Archaeology Department. From the Fort, we can see the Moppilla Bay, and hundred meters from the seashore, the picturesque Dharmadom Island in the Arabian Sea, a sight worth watching. The Dharmadom Island is only five acres in size. The bay which was once a fishing centre is, today, a modern fishing harbor built as per the Indo-Norway agreement. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thalassery
In and around Kozhikode, ThalasseryThalassery to Kozhikode Airport dropEnd point Kozhikode airport/hotels, Calicut International Airport, Karipur, Vallikkunnu, Kerala, India 20:00 - 23:00