8 Days Serene Kerala Package - Private with Backwaters Houseboat Stay

Duration: 8 days
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi
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  • 8 days
  • Kochi
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  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Everything about Kerala is heaven. Book this amazing Kerala tour with 7-nights' accommodation to see the best that it has to offer. It's a very different aspect of India, where man has made a perfect ecological balance with the nature.

Kerala is all about the breath-taking views of tea-plantations, well maintained national parks, pristine beaches and enchanting back-waters (one of the best in the world).

This tour covers a little of all the elements that make Kerala "God's Own Country". The resort in Munnar is specially chosen to give you a closer to the nature experience, located in desolation in the push green tea plantations, which will be your own fortress of solitude. From the hills of Munnar to Periyar National Park, and from the beaches of Kovalam to the serene backwaters of Alleppey, everything is a lifetime experience, a must do.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kochi

Stop At: Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi Beach Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
Chinese fishing nets are a type of stationary lift net in India. They are fishing nets that are fixed land installations for fishing. While commonly known as "Chinese fishing nets" in India, the more formal name for such nets is "shore operated lift nets"
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of Saint Francis, Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India
St. Francis Church, in Fort Kochi, Kochi, originally built in 1503, is one of the oldest European churches in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Parade & KB Jacob Road Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mattancherry Palace, Palace Road, Kochi (Cochin) India
The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. The palace was included in the "tentative list" of UNESCO World Heritage Site
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town Rd Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin) India
The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1568, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 2: Kochi to Munnar

Stop At: Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Kochi-Madurai-Tondi Point Rd, Idukki 685561 India
The Cheeyappara Waterfall is on the Kochi - Madurai Highway, between Neriamangalam and Adimali. It is in Idukki district, Kerala, India. The Cheeyappara Waterfall cascades down in seven steps.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Blossom Hydel Park, 3 Km From Munnar Town, Munnar India
Immerse yourself in the gift of nature at the Blossom Hydel Park, located around 3 km away from the Munnar Town, towards the old Munnar. This exotic piece of land has fresh flowers, Muthirappuzha river, lush green landscape, embracing migratory waterbirds, and mountain butterflies, that attracts tourists from distant cities and abroad.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 3: Munnar

Stop At: Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, Munnar India
Eravikulam National Park is a 97 km² national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala in India. Situated between 10º05'N and 10º20' north, and 77º0' and 77º10' east, it is the first national park in Kerala.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mattupetty Dam, Munnar Top Station Highway, Munnar 685616 India
Mattupetty Dam, near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity. It has been a vital source of power yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kundala Dam Lake, Top Station, Munnar India
One could do boating , photography and pass there time in piece.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Echo Point, Munnar-Top Station Highway, Munnar 685616 India
Scenic spot on a reservoir featuring an echo phenomenon, plus nearby picnic sites, boating & hiking
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Top Station, Munnar-Kodaikkanal Road around 32 km away from Munnar, Munnar India
it is a view point.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Tea Gardens, Munnar 685612 India
Munnar is home to tea estates with lush green gardens everywhere. It is a beautiful sight .
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 4: Munnar to Thekkady

Stop At: Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, Laksham Veedu Colony Road Kumly, Thekkady 685509 India
Spice Plantation Tour as per available spice garden in route.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cochin Spice Market, Kochi (Cochin) India
Visit the local spice market for some garden fresh spices and handicrafts.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 5: Thekkady to Alleppey Houseboat (beautifully decorated houseboats and begin the enchanting backwater cruising)

Stop At: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha India
Proceed to the boat Jetty to board the beautifully decorated houseboats and begin the enchanting backwater cruising. Backwaters of Kerala is a unique product and is found no where else in the world. A glide in a "Kettuvallam" through the enchanting backwaters is sure to rob your heart. You’re in a watery universe, so quiet, even you can hear your own blood pumping around your head.
Duration: 20 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner and 01 Breakfast is included, along with evening and morning tea / coffee
Accommodation included: AC Bedroom area, Deluxe 01 bed room Houseboat Stay

Day 6: Alleppey Houseboat to Kovalam

Stop At: Kovalam Beach, Kovalam India
Kovalam is known as the "Paradise of the South". Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Explore on your own to see how the everlasting sea touches the everlasting sky
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 7: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam

Stop At: Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Manjalikulam Road W Nada, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695023 India
Dress Code : Dhoti for Gents & Saree / Skirt & Blouse for Ladies'

Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The temple is built in an intricate fusion of the indigenous Kerala style and the Tamil style of architecture associated with the temples located in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, featuring high walls, and a 16th-century Gopuram
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Thiruvananthapuram Fort, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) India
Palace museum with art & artifacts from the royal family, plus an annual courtyard music festival.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Veli Tourist Village, Veli Road, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695021 India
Scenic lake with a beach, playground, floating cafe & sculptures, plus activities such as boating.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Poovar Island, Bund Rod poovar Taxi from trivandrum and boating, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695503 India
Poovar Backwaters tour, by boating. (Boat tickets at own cost)
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel

Day 8: Kovalam to Trivandrum (Airport Drop Only) - Enjoy breakfast. Later get a drop to Trivandrum Airport

Stop At: Kovalam Beach, Kovalam India
This is your hotel in Kovalam.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Airport / Railway station assistance.
  • Accommodation twin sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotels
  • Houseboat on all meals basis
  • Houseboat cruise will provide Alleppey Round
  • Vehicle for transfers and all the possible local sightseeing as per the given itinerary (9AM – 7PM)
  • Well experienced and bilingual driver till the departure.
  • Tea Plantation Visit in Munnar
  • Kathakali Dance Show or Kalaripayattu Martial Arts show at Munnar
  • All the expenses related to the vehicle (toll, tax, parking, permits, driver batter, etc
  • 3 Star hotel stay and each place and AC deluxe houseboat at Alleppey
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Alleppey Backwaters
  • Entry/Admission - Kovalam Beach

Exclusions
  • Air/Train Tickets
  • Any Extra bed / Mattress / Extra Person/ Extra Meals /Amusement Park entry tickets
  • Any Entrance tickets, Safaris, Guide Charges, Camera and personal expenses, (Tips, Guide etc.}
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like Landslides, roadblocks, etc.
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel leading to an increase in surface transport
  • Anything not specially mentioned in the inclusions
  • Interstate Permit if any. A set kms. have been blocked for the itinerary mentioned and extra kms. beyond the permitted kms. will be changed extra per km and are directly payable to driver.
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Mattancherry Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Paradesi Synagogue
  • Entry/Admission - Blossom Hydel Park
  • Entry/Admission - Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kundala Dam Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Echo Point
  • Entry/Admission - Tea Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Veli Tourist Village
  • Entry/Admission - Poovar Island
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Room Allocation:
  • 01 person - 01 Single room with ac Sedan Car
  • 02 person - 01 Double room with ac Sedan Car
  • 03 person - 01 Double room with extra bed / mattress with ac Sedan Car
  • 04 person - 02 Double rooms with ac MUV car
  • 05 person - 02 Double rooms with 01 extra bed with ac MUV Car
  • 06 person - 02 Tripple rooms with ac MUV car
  • 07 Pax and above with ac Coach
  • Tentative Houseboat Details in Alleppey:
  • Guests can check in at 1230 hrs, start cruise after a short introduction, relax and enjoy the canals and rivers and backwater.
  • At 1330 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with menu of traditional Kerala cuisine (if guest require any special meals like food without spice, Coconut oil etc, it has to be informed in advance)
  • 1430 hrs it will continue its cruise covering beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees and small houses near to it , villages paddy fields, churches, etc.
  • 1800 hrs the houseboat will anchor in an isolated area till next day morning 07 30. Most of the time houseboat will stop near the land because, guest can also get a chance to go out and walk along the riverside or villages and come back,
  • Evening Enjoy the Dinner and leave all world behind you and have a good sleep in floating paradise.
  • A/C operates in the bedroom only
  • 0630 hrs Bed tea / Coffee will be provided, enjoy the sunrise and breath pollution free air. Breakfast at 0800 hrs.
  • 0900 hrs is the time to check out and end of services in houseboat and leave Houseboat.
  • All the safety measures will be in the boat as per Govt. Rules
  • The cruise time cannot be extended from the time mentioned above
  • AC Houseboats - AC is operational only from 9 PM to 6AM .( if you require 24 hour AC, it will be charged extra directly. )
  • **Since houseboats are stationed in the bank of the backwater during the night the problem of mosquito and water borne insects do come up hence you are kindly requested to carry mosquito and insect repellent along with you.
  • The quality of the houseboat cannot be compared with the quality of the rooms in the hotel where the guest is staying. The rooms are basic and small. The main concept of the houseboat is to explore the backwater beauty of the region at the closest to the nature.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Cochin Airport or Your Centrally Located Hotel in Cochin


Return Details

Trivandrum Airport or Your Centrally Located Hotel in Kovalam / Trivandrum /. Poovar

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 days

Package is not cancellable.

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