Kerala Holidays with Taj

Kerala Holidays with Taj

Cochin (Arrival) - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Varkala - Kovalam - Trivandrum (Departure)

Starting Price : USD 1955 / Euro 1475

 

A perfect description for a land renowned as God's Own Country. What adds to the charm of its backwaters, beaches, Ayurvedic health holidays, wildlife, monuments and vibrant art forms, is its amazing social development indicates that are on par with the developed world. Kerala is a very easy place to simply sit back and enjoy.

 
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KeralaTour Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered: Cochin (Arrival) - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Varkala - Kovalam - Trivandrum (Departure)

Package Inclusions:
. Accommodation on twin sharing rooms with break fast at listed hotel
. Air Conditioned transport for entire tour as per itinerary
. An Exclusive Sunset Cruise in Cochin
. Qualified English speaking Guide Service in Cochin and Trivandrum
. One night House Boat on full board basis Air-conditioned / Cruise: 'Kumarakom - Alleppey trip'
. All present applicable taxes

Package Exclusions:
. Meals other than those specifies in the itinerary
. Entrance fees at all sight seeing spots, Camera fee, Special guide charges & tips
. All things of personal nature like laundry, telephone etc.
. Compulsory Christmas and new year eve's supplement
. Inland/International flight charges
. All other than those listed in above inclusions


Day 01: Arrival Cochin
Upon arrival in Cochin airport our representative will meet you at the airport followed by transfer to the Hotel. A port town since early centuries, Cochin, also known as the spice coast of India, attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Needless to
say, Cochin offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Relax and unwind at the hotel. In the evening you can go for a relaxing sunset cruise. (Overnight stay in Cochin). (Vehicle: At disposal)

Day 02: Cochin
After breakfast, at 09.00am proceed for sight seeing tour of Cochin visiting - 'The Jewish Synagogue' at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town, 'The St. Francis Church', the oldest European Church in India, 'The Santa Cruz Basilica' originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese, The Dutch Palace, Spice market at the narrow streets. Later break for lunch at a nice hotel in the old town. Return to hotel and evening for own activities. (Overnight stay in Cochin.).(Vehicle: At disposal)

Day 03: Cochin To Kumarakom (72 Kms / 2 hrs)
Disembark from the houseboat in Kumarakom is down hill through the winding roads with stunning views to Kumarakom - a rich green, sleepy little village on the Vembanad Lake. This village provides boating, fishing and sight seeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. On arrival check into hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. (Overnight stay in Kumarakom). (Vehicle: for transfer)

Day 04: Kumarakom
Day at the leisure on the bank of the backwater. (Overnight stay in Kumarakom). (No Vehicle)

Day 05: Kumarakom To Alleppey (by boat)
Disembark the houseboat in Alleppey - The Land of Backwaters. On arrival check into House Boat at 12.30 hrs you check in to a private house boat that is waiting to take you on a Cruise through the narrow canals of the legendary Punnamada lake and onward to Virgin village to know at first hand the fascinating local life / paddy fields / historical places like a visit to the 400 year old church / Chavara fishing area. Night stay at middle of the romantic lake at Vattakayal. (Overnight onboard House Boat on full board basis). (Transfer by boat)

Day 06: Alleppey To Varkala (150 Kms/3 hrs)
Drive to Varkala, is one of the famous and upcoming beaches in South India. Varkala is famous for its quiet secluded stretch of sand. The Papanasam beach in Varkala is known for its mineral springs and rocky cliffs. The 2000 year old Sree Janardhana Swamy temple and the Nature care centre are the two main attractions here.
Varkala is also an important Hindu center of pilgrimage. The final resting-place of the great social reformer, Sree Narayana Guru, is near Varkala, atop a hill called Sivagiri. (Overnight stay in Varkala). (Vehicle: for transfer)

Day 07: Varkala
Day at the leisure on the beach. (Overnight stay in Varkala). (No Vehicle)

Day 08: Varkala To Kovalam (45 Kms / 1 hrs)
Drive to "Kovalam beach" which is rich with palm trees. The journey through the tropical landscape of Kerala gives a good idea of people living in here. Kovalam beach is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in India. On arrival Kovalam check in to hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Kovalam. (Overnight stay in Kovalam). (Vehicle: for transfer)

Day 09: Kovalam
Day at the leisure on the beach. (Overnight stay in Kovalam). (No Vehicle)

Day 10: Kovalam To Trivandrum To Departure Transfer (85 Kms / 2 hrs)
Check out from hotel and dive to Trivandrum airport for return flight. (Vehicle: Only Transfer)

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TOUR LODGING INFO: 09 Nights / 10 Days Hotels
Accommodation is provided on 01Double & 02 Extra beds with breakfast basis, except in houseboat on full board basis. For Lunch and dinner there would be an additional supplement. A hotel list is as follows

Places Nights Hotels Rooms
Cochin 02 Nights Taj Malabar Superior tower wing
Kumarakom 02 Nights Taj Gateway Deluxe Room
Alleppey 01 Nights Muthoot River Escapes 01-bedroom AC
Varkala 02 Nights Taj Gateway Standard Garden Villa
Kovalam 02 Nights Taj Green Cove Garden View Room


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