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A Southern Indian Odyssey


7 Day Itinerary

Perfect for
Relaxation and Wellness, Romantics
Guide Price



Paying homage to the country’s roots in Ayurvedic practice, this Southern India odyssey headlines our Wellness collection. Travelling from the backwaters of Kerala on a family-owned farm, to boarding an overnight Kettuvallam cruise and finally escaping to a wellness retreat curated to be wholly bespoke to your needs and desires. 


  • Spend two days practicing the art of yoga alongside a Yoga Master on the banks of Vembanad Lake, centring body & mind in equal measure.
  • Board a traditional Kettuvallam boat to sail through the backwaters of Kerala, anchoring for the night in true respite from distraction.
  • Receive a full consultation and bespoke wellness programme from medical professionals practicing the art of Ayurveda.
  • Join a private rejuvenation programme for four nights, tailored to your needs & desires – whether it be stress relief, cholesterol reduction or simply an expression of self love.

Day 1 - 3: Phillipkutty's Farm

  • 2 Day yoga course with a practicing Yoga Master
  • Stay on a family-run working farm in Kerala’s backwaters

Beginning in Kerala, on the shores of the Arabian Ocean, your first stop is at Phillipkutty’s Farm. Only accessible by boat, the Farm, run by Anu and her family, is set on a small island in the backwaters of Vembanad Lake.

The Farm is a hideaway that has inspired writers, artists and musicians for many years and now it is those same peaceful sights, smells and sounds that will instil a deep tranquillity from the moment you arrive. It is their vision to enhance your ‘sense of place’ during your stay, whether that materialises as you watch the fireflies at night, or cruise through the canals onboard a vallam boat, escapism has never been so tangible. 

As part of the wellness odyssey, it is here that you will be joined by a practising Yoga Master. They will take you through the foundations of the discipline, centre your mind and body, and, as intended, truly deepen your sense of place.

India, Kerala, Alappuzha (Alleppey), Traditional houseboats on backwaters
Kerala, India, A Southern Indian Odyssey Itinerary, Wellness Collection, Day 3-4, Spice Coast Cruise

Day 3 - 4: Spice Coast Cruise

  • Spend 1 night on a luxury restored traditional Kettuvallam boat
  • Watch a sunrise of ultimate beauty from the deck of the boat

Moving from the banks of the backwaters to the waters themselves, after two nights at Phillipkutty Farm you will board the Spice Coast Cruise. Designed with indulgence at the centre, this boat is a restored Kettuvallam that immerses you in the serenity of nature. 

Falling asleep to the chirps of cicadas on land and the lapping of water against the hull, you will wake to a sunrise only the world’s best artists could do justice. 

Day 4 - 7: Carnoustie Wellness Resort

  • Receive a full Ayerveda medical consultation upon arrival
  • Enjoy 4 days of complete rejuvenation on a tailored programme to you

Back on land, you will move away from the backwaters and check-in at the Carnoustie Wellness Resort. Choose from one of their select Rejuvenation programmes, whether it be Abhyangam, also known as the greatest expression of self love, or Shirodhara, the gateway to higher consciousness. Oceanfront and with 25 acres of gardens on your doorstep, this retreat is a true respite from daily life. Here you can celebrate the luxury of time passing slowly in the safe hands of their wellness experts, each highly qualified in medicine of both the modern and traditional iterations. 

The team at Carnoustie echo our core sentiment, that no two individuals are the same, and therefore neither should their experiences be.  A detailed consultation is conducted for you upon arrival, identifying your exact needs and wants, enabling your chosen programme to be truly tailored to you. 

Returning home, with no weight on your shoulders bar your luggage, you will hold on to the moments carved during this odyssey; as we all know, the blessings of Ayurvedic medicine withstand the test of time.

Kerala, India, A Southern Indian Odyssey Itinerary, Wellness Collection, Day 4-7, Carnoustie Wellness Resort

What is typically included

  • All accommodation
  • All ground transfers
  • 1 night Spice Coast Cruise
  • 4 night bespoke Ayurveda wellness and rejuvenation programme with full medical consultation
  • 2 day yoga workshop with a Yoga Master
  • Dedicated True concierge

A Southern Indian Odyssey


Day Itinerary

Perfect for
Relaxation and Wellness, Romantics
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