Amazing Kerala - 7N/8D
Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Cochin
Day 2: Cochin - Kumarakom
Day 3: Kumarakom - Munroe
Day 4: Munroe
Day 5: Munroe - Varkala
Day 6: Varakala
Day 7: Varkala - Alleppey
Day 8: Departure
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Day 1 Cochin
Arrive at Cochin International IPR Representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which you would be transferred to your hotel.
Half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India (Closed on Friday and Saturday) built by a thriving Jewish community in 1568 A.D. Now the community has dwindled in numbers, however the synagogue is beautifully preserved.. The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth.Continue your tour to the St. Francis Church (Closed on Sunday during Mass), originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal. Five Portuguese priests who arrived with Albuquerque built St. Francis church in 1510. This church, said to be the oldest European church built in India, was the original burial site of Vasco da Gama in 1524. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 Cochin - Kumarakom
After the breakfast drive to kumarakom (50 KM / 01:30 Hours ) , On Arrival Check inn hotel.
A labyrinth of backwaters with shimmering water, the brilliant green of mangrove forests, coconut palms lining the embankments, blue skies, flocks of migratory birds skimming the water – that is Kumarakom, a veritable dreamland!
Every year, more than seven million tourists visit Kerala, a place that the National Geographic Magazine has described as one of the must-see places in a lifetime. Kumarakom is an important stopover for a majority of these tourists. This famous tourist backwater hub is a cluster of islands on the eastern banks of Lake Vembanad. Compared to adjacent villages, the lake has its maximum length and breadth near Kumarakom - about eight km. With the huge lake on one side
Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 3 Kumarakom - Munroe
After the breakfast checkout from the houseboat and start the journey to Munroe. Located 27 km from Kollam, is Munroe Island. Formed by the backwaters of Ashtamudi Lake and Kallada River, this island is named after Colonel Munroe, the British Resident of erstwhile Travancore State. He is credited with having integrated several backwater regions by digging canals. The discovery of Stone Age tools and megaliths stand testimony to the antiquity of this islet which shelters a quaint
Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 4 Munroe
Full day at munroe and enjoying the village tour ,canoeing,fishing etc,
Dinner and overnight stay
Day 5 Munroe - Varkala
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Varkala (55km – 01hours 40mns drive), on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the Varkala Beach.
Overnight stay in Varkala.
Day 6 Varkala
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Varkala . Varkala’s main beach, Papanasam is long and golden with a stunning backdrop of red laterite cliffs from which healing mineral water springs forth. Varkala is flanked by endless beaches to the north and south. Evening sit and relax in the beach.
Overnight stay in Varkala.
Day 7 Varkala - Alleppey
After the breakfast drive to Alleppy (110 KM / 03:15 Hour), On Arrival check in to the House Boat.
Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a network of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.
Over Night stay at House Boat.
Day 8 Departure
After breakfast check out from the Hotel and transfer to cochin airport for your flight for onward destination.
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Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis
Assistance, toll, taxes
Transport services as per itinerary by A/C Medium Car for Package .
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st. Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual basis.
Above rate are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling.
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Dutch palace (Closed on Fridays) 08.00Hrs- 17.00Hrs
Jewish synagogue (Closed on Friday, Saturdays) 10.00Hrs-13.00 & 15.00hrs-17.00hrs)
St. Francis church (Closed on Sundays) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
David hall- (Closed on Monday) 09.30hrs-17.00hrs
Indo Portuguese museum (Closed on Mondays)
Santa cruz basilica (Closed on Sunday)
Spice market (Closed on Sunday)
All Monuments and Museum closed on Monday and Public holidays
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
05 % GST Excluded.