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House Boat
 
Enchanting Kerala! (7 Nights - 8 Days)
 
 
Destination :

Cochin - Allepey - Periyar - Kumarakom - Trivandrum - Delhi

Activity Type : Cultural
Number of days : 08
Months of travel : All year round
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive Cochin
Day 2 : Cochin
Day 3 : Cochin - Allepey
Day 4 : Alleppey - Periyar
Day 5 : Periyar - Kumarakom
Day 6 : Kumarakom - Trivandrum
Day 7 : Trivandrum
Day 8 : Trivandrum - Delhi
 
Day 1 : Arrive Cochin
Arrive Cochin by afternoon & transfer to the Hotel. Evening, Kathakali dance performance.
 
Day 2 : Cochin
Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast start for a half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting The St. Francis Church which is the oldest European church on Indian soil, the next stop will be The synagogue which dates back to the 17th century and has pretty patterned floor tiles that were brought in from China. The Synagogue and Jew Town in Mattancherry is home for the 20 odd Jews who still live in India, mostly old timers, they chose to stay on even after the creation of Israel and the immigration by most of the younger generation of Jews to the Promised Land. Lastly visit the Chinese fishing nets along the waters, huge Chinese fishing nets rest on their cantilevered stands. The technique came from Kubla Khan’s court and till date serves the purpose for fishing fresh water fish in large quantities.
 
Day 3 : Cochin - Allepey
After breakfast, drive to Allepey (65 Kms/1 ½ Hrs approximately). Arrive Allepey & board the Houseboat. Overnight at the Houseboat in Backwaters (Lunch & Dinner at the Houseboat).
 
Day 4 : Alleppey - Periyar

Breakfast at the Houseboat. Disembark the
Houseboat & Leave for Periyar by surface (155 Kms/ 3 Hrs approximately).

Arrive Periyar & transfer to Hotel. Afternoon Plantation tour, this tour is to introduce you to the numerous varieties of spices that this country is famous for. The guide will give you a good explanation of the native spices, tea and coffee.
 
Day 5 : Periyar - Kumarakom
Take boat ride in Periyar Lake in the morning to watch the animals, including herds of elephants, bison's and Packs of wild boars that roam through the woods and Parade along the shores of the lake just before sunrise and sunset.

After breakfast leave for Kumarakom by surface (135 Kms/3 Hrs approximately). Arrive Kumarakom & transfer to the backwater resort.

 
Day 6 : Kumarakom - Trivandrum
Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast leave for Trivandrum by surface (153 Kms/ 3 Hrs approximately). Arrive Trivandrum & transfer to Hotel.
 
Day 7 : Trivandrum
After breakfast, you will leave for a guided tour of Trivandrum. The former name for Kerala's capital city, Trivandrum, may be more easily pronounceable but the present official name, Thiruvanathapuram, is closer to its mythological, origins. The word 'Thri Ananthapuram' means the city of Anatha or the abode of the sacred thousand-headed serpent Anantha, who forms the couch on which reclines Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Trinity of Hindu gods. You would visit places like Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the Government Art Museum, formerly called the Napier Museum, the Sri Chitra Art Gallery and the CVN Kalari (a centre for traditional martial arts).
 
Day 8 : Trivandrum - Delhi
Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning at leisure to explore the beach. Late afternoon, transfer to the airport to board flight to Delhi.
 
TOUR COST:
  DELUXE SUPERIOR
01 pax GBP 770.00 Nett GBP 580.00 Nett
Min 02 pax GBP 485.00 nett PP GBP 395.00 nett PP
 
Tour Cost Includes :
  • Accommodation for 07 nights in the mentioned hotels.
  • Buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle for all airport/station transfers, sightseeing's & intercity transfers.
  • Local Spanish speaking guide for all sightseeing tours.
  • Entrances at the monuments & tourist sights.
  • Boat ride in Periyar for wildlife viewing.
  • Kathakali dance show in Cochin.
  • All applicable state, transport & luxury tax.
 
Tour cost does not include :
  • Any extra meals not specified in the inclusions.
  • Any International or domestic airfare.
  • Expences of personal nature ie tips, telephone calls, laundry, room service etc.
 
 
     
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