ENCHANTING KERALA

4d

Cochin – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Cochin

ENCHANTING KERALA
Places

Cochin – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Cochin

Duration
4d
Region
South India
Experience
Beach

Tour Itinerary

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DAY 01
ARRIVE COCHIN
DAY 02
COCHIN – KUMARAKOM (150 KMS/ 4 HRS)
DAY 03
KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY (40kms / 1hr)
DAY 04
ALLEPPEY – DEPART COCHIN

DAY 01

ARRIVE COCHIN

Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be met and assisted by Splendour Holidays representative and transferred to the hotel for check in.

Cochin (Kochi) is spread across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. The city was founded in 1341 when a flood created a natural safe port, which became the principal harbour for Malabar Coast’s spice trade. Cochin was on the main trade route between Europe and China. The rulers invited people of various religions to settle here, attracting the Jews and the Christians who built places of worship and their own communities.

Later take a short tour of Cochin.

Cochin City Tour includes St. Francis Church, which is the oldest European church on Indian soil. Thereafter, visit The Jewish Synagogue, which dates back to the 17th century and has pretty patterned floor tiles that were brought in from China. The Synagogue and Jewish Town in Mattancherry is home to the 20 odd Jews who still live in India, mostly old timers, they chose to stay on even after the creation of Israel. Lastly, visit the Chinese fishing nets resting on their cantilevered stands along the waters. The technique came from Kubla Khan’s court and till date serves the purpose for catching fresh water fish in large quantities.

Later in the evening visit a Kathakali dance show.

Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 02

COCHIN – KUMARAKOM (150 KMS/ 4 HRS)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom

On arrival, check in at the hotel

Kumarakom is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals that are adorned with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, this small water world offers plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes that will take you into the heart of the scenic lake.

Later, proceed for a day cruise on the Houseboat. Sail along the tranquil backwaters and enjoy the village scenes along the canals.(optional)

Rest of the day at leisure.

In the evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Kumarakom


DAY 03

KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY (40kms / 1hr)

After leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to a Houseboat in Alleppey for your backwater cruise. Sail along the tranquil backwaters and enjoy the village scenes along the canals. All meals will be served on the houseboat.

Overnight stay on the Deluxe Houseboat (air conditioned).

Houseboats are popularly known as ‘Kettuvalloms’. Kettuvallom literally means 'stitched boat'. They are 70 foot long with a 30 tonnes capacity and are made with wooden planks joined and stitched together with Coconut ropes and painted with cashew nut oil. The Kettuvalloms have been converted into houseboats and designed for comfortable cruise and overnight stay. The boat has two bath-attached rooms with modern comforts, a living cum dining room and a kitchen. Eco-friendly materials are used in the construction of the boat. A cook and two-member crew would be there to attend you. The boat moves through the backwaters with village tours and at night the boat is anchored at a beautiful part of the lake


DAY 04

ALLEPPEY – DEPART COCHIN

After a refreshing breakfast disembark from the houseboat and  drive to Cochin for your flight back home

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 3 nights on Single/Twin/Triple room basis in the above mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Meeting & Assistance on arrival/departure at Airport and Hotel by Splendour Holidays Representative.
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle for all airport transfers, sightseeing & intercity transfers.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • All meals at the houseboat in Alleppey.
  • Monument Entrance Fees
  • Local English speaking Guide as per the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Any early check in at hotels other than specified
  • Any extra meals not specified in the inclusions.
  • Any meals other than specified
  • Any rides / shows other than specified in inclusions.
  • Any international/domestic airfare other than specified.
  • Camera/Video Camera charges at monuments
  • Personal and health insurance coverage
  • Expenses of personal nature i.e. tip to driver, guides, hotel staff, telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.
  • Any beverages during the meals. The same will be as per actual consumption, locally payable.
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in the published tariff

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