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Cochin - Varkala beach - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Thekkady - Munnar Cochin


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Ref: ATL / 71

USD: 510

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Tour Overview

Kerala backwater tour packages- Kerala, the God’s own country, has been touted as one of the world's fifty destinations of a lifetime by the National Geographic. Situated in the southwestern part of India, Kerala has a lot more potential as a holiday destination. The beautiful state is loaded with exciting tourist destinations, among which backwater destinations occupy the prominent place in very tourist’s heart. Backwater cruising in Kerala gives every tourist the opportunity to explore and experience the real village life of Kerala, greenery and plantations.

Cities Covered:-

Cochin - Varkala beach - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Thekkady  - Munnar  – Cochin

Inclusions:

  • Complete transportation by AC Standard Car, which includes all sector drives, all airport / hotel transfers, all sight seeing as per the program.
  • Accomodation in twin sharing.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Government service tax as applicable.

Exclusions:

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephones / fax calls etc.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road blocks, weather conditions , natural calamities , accidents, medical evacuation , flight cancellation , rescheduling , delays etc
  • Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any guided visits
  • Any local airfares. Visa fee or airport taxes.
  • Any guide.
  • Any other expenses apart from the ones mentioned above.
Category Form To Price
A 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ 640
B 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ ON REQUEST
C 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ ON REQUEST

Itinerary

Day: 01 Trivandrum - Cochin - Varkala beach
On Arrival at Trivandrum/Cochin airport our representative greets you and assists you to transfer you to Varkala beach (45 km/ 1 hrs from Trivandrum & 220 K M /6 hrs from Cochin). On arrival check into the hotel, freshen up and enjoy the welcome drink. Rest of the day enjoy at leisure strolling along the shore fringed by the swaying coconut trees and glittering silver sands with pristine water that creates spell binding beauty as the golden slumber of the sun touches the gentle waves. Later return on time to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


 

Day: 02 Varkala beach
After having a light breakfast visit to the 800-year old Janardhana temple, dedicated to Ayyappan and Hanuman, atop the hill has brought a sobriquet for the region, Southern Kasi (Benares). Afternoon enjoy visit to the quite and beautiful Papanasam beach which is the perfect place to view the sunset over the horizon. The beach is bordered by high cliffs and coconut trees that makes that it’s a small chuck of Paradise. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Varkala.


 

Day: 03 Varkala – Kumarakom
0900 Hrs after breakfast checks out from the hotel and enjoy journey to Kumarakom (140 Kms / 3.5 Hrs). Kumarakom is a scenic village with cluster of Small Island famous for backwater and exotic water bird sanctuary. On arrival check into the hotel, freshen up and have some refreshment. In the evening go for a Sunset Curise or you have option to enjoy and explore the breath taking charm of the backwater just sitting or relaxing near Vembanad Lake. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.


 

Day 04: Alleppey
Enjoy the breakfast and morning at leisure at the hotel. Later we transfer you to Alleppey, 1230 hrs and checks in at houseboat. Today enjoy the houseboat cruise on out traditional houseboat and enjoy the scenic vistas of natural beauty in their best form. As the boat passes through the meandering pathways and serene canals you will get awe-struck with the evergreen beauty that Kerala holds. From Breakfast to Dinner and evening tea will be served at the hotel prepared by our special chef. All foods are prepared in a hygienic way using fresh spices and vegetables. Enjoy your lifetime experience houseboat tour Kerala an event that you will relish in forever. Overnight stay will be on the houseboat in Alleppey.


 

Day 05: Houseboat - Thekkady
Enjoy the morning breakfast and leisure time on the houseboat. Later checks out from the houseboat and we transfer you to Thekkady, a popular wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. On arrival check into the hotel, freshen up and enjoy welcome drink. Later in the afternoon enjoy the boat cruise in the heart of Periyar and see the varied species of animals and birds in their natural home making an astonishing move that gives you a thrilling experience. See animals murmuring and enjoy the musical tone of the birds that seduce your mind for romance. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Thekkady.


 

Day 06: Periyar - Munnar
AM 0900 Hrs check out from Hotel and enjoy towards Munnar (120 Kms / 4 Hrs). The meandering roads that uphill towards Munnar is full of scenery and scenic vistas that never fail to grab the heart of tourists and off course yours too. On arrival at Munnar check into hotel, freshen up and enjoy welcome drink or fresh coconut milk. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Munnar.


 

Day 07: Munnar
After early morning breakfast today on your Kerala holiday package we take you for a memorable sightseeing of Munnar. Here visit to Mattupetty Lake and Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Rajamalai and Eravikulam National Park which is home to the endangered Nilgiri Thar also called mountain goat. Here you will feel the peace and tranquility and keep yourself from the maddening crowd of the city. Breath the aroma filled air and the well organized tea gardens that never seem to end. Later return back on time and enjoy dinner and overnight stat at the hotel in Munnar. Munnar is included in all the Kerala holidays packages as it is blessed with scintillating beauty of nature in all magnetic forms.


 

Day 08: Munnar – Cochin
After early morning breakfast check out from hotel and enjoy journey to Cochin – the Queen of Arabian Sea (140 Km /4 hrs). On the way to Cochin you will enjoy scenic vistas of nature with spice plantation, rubber and well organized tea gardens, lovely waterfalls and pristine streams. Kerala is blessed with unparallel beauty of nature which is truly unmatched. On arrival at Cochin, check into the hotel, freshen up and enjoy the welcome drink. After brief rest here visit to the famous Dutch Palace, Jews Street, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Net and the Jewish Synagogue. Later we transfer you on time to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


 

Day 09: Cochin Departures
Enjoy the morning breakfast at the hotel and later we transfer you to the airport to connect the flight for onward journey.


 

End of the Tour 

Trident - Cochin

Rating :    Category : A

About Hotel

Welcome to the Trident, Cochin. Located on Willingdon Island the hotel is 20 minutes from the city’s business district and within easy distance from well known tourist attractions. With well appointed rooms built around a picturesque central courtyard, a swimming pool and beautiful landscaped gardens, the hotel offers contemporary facilities in a relaxed and serene ambience for both business and leisure travellers.

Amenities

 

  • Wired and Wireless Internet access
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying Service
  • Facsimile
  • Currency Exchange
  • Car Rental
  • Car Park
  • Laundry and Valet Service
  • Wheel chairs
  • Rooms for the physically challenged
  • Doctor on call and Babysitter on call

From Airport

Cochin (Airport Code: COK) has regular domestic flights to Agatti, Bangalore, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Madras and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum - the capital of Kerala). The airport is 38 kms (50 mins drive) from the Hotel.

From Railway

Cochin is connected to the rest of India by an extensive network of rails. Cochin has two main railway stations, Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town. Many important trains start from here and many others pass through these stations. The station is

Abad Plaza

Rating :    Category : C

About Hotel

Hotel Abad Plaza- Centrally air-conditioned and has 80 tastefully decorated exquisite guest rooms with direct dialing facilities, Television with satellite channels, attached bath. Refrigerator in Deluxe, Executive and Suite rooms.
Cochin, a fairytale land of tall, gently swaying palms, idyllic backwaters, sleek snake-boats, quaint Chinese fishing nets and ancient culture. Cochin is quintessentially Kerala, and yours to discover. Also yours to discover is Hotel Abad Plaza. A fitting complement to the fascinating beauty of Kerala. Centrally air-conditioned and elegant, the hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Cochin, on M.G. Road.

Amenities

  • Baby sitting
  • Car hire service
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Florist
  • Ayurveda Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel assistance
  • Express laundry/dry cleaning
  • Wireless Internet

From Airport

30 Kms from Cochin airport

From Railway

02 Kms from Cochin railway station

The Tall Tree

Rating :    Category : A

About Hotel

The Tall Trees Resorts stands tall and aloof among the other such establishments in and around Munnar. What makes it standout is mainly the bio-diverse eco-system it has successfully preserved in the sprawling 66 acres, even though all the modern creature comforts are tastefully arranged in each of the well appointed cottages nestling among the greenery.

Amenities

The whole atmosphere is homely and friendly, combining traditional hospitality with modern day ideas of catering and hotel management. You will feel the difference in the services provided. Services include running water hot and cold, telephone, laundry, doctors on call, coffee/tea maker, 24 hrs room service and a multi-cuisine restaurant which includes traditional delicacies

From Airport

115 Kms from Cohin airport

From Railway

115 Kms from Cochin airport

Kumarakom Lagoon

Rating :    Category : A

About Hotel

What’s more, being close to the bird sanctuary Kumarakom Lagoon, a lakeside forest walk would present with mind-blowing sightings of a variety of birds, insects, reptiles, Indian cormorants, kingfishers, tree frogs, green frogs, butterflies, damselflies, tree lizards and more!
Being surrounded by water on all sides, all of its 14 rooms offer you an unrestricted view of the backwaters. You could go on fishing endlessly sitting on the banks of the backwaters. And watch the sunset. Being surrounded by water on all sides, all of its 14 roomsoffer you an unrestricted view of the backwaters. You could go on fishing endlessly sitting on the banks of the backwaters. And watch the sunset.

Amenities

The resort will provide you with the most ideal settings for Ayurveda, and the restaurant here, will present you with the best in Central Kerala cuisines. And for those interested in outdoor activities, the self maintained vegetable farm and the neighboring villages are added attractions. A 12-acre coconut tree filled land criss-crossed by narrow canals surrounds the property. During the daytime you could spent time in the vegetable farm, and walk by the village track in the evenings watching the children chasing hens to their enclosures, the fishermen hurrying to their nocturnal business of fishing. Or feeling the breeze. Rather simply put.

From Airport

Nearest airport Cochin

From Railway

Nearest Railway station Cochin

Deluxe House Boat

Rating :    Category : B

About Hotel

Kerala Houseboats or kettuvallam are country boats that were used in the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages of Kerala Backwater area to the towns like Alleppey, Kollam, Cochin and Kottayam. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the kettuvalloms went off the scene. Now these kettuvalloms are back again as a major tourist attraction as a modern moving boat house that is kerala houseboats . kerala houseboats size vary from, about to 95 feet feet in length and a width of around 13 feet to in the middle for one bedroom houseboat and , big houseboats with up 107 feet long and up to 19 feet wide.

Amenities

The spectacular beauty of Kerala's backwaters needs no introduction. A Kerala Houseboats cruise along the palm-fringed waterways of Kerala in luxury houseboats is the most enchanting holiday experience in India today. In this world of simple pleasures, you will skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves. A guided tour down the backwaters would provide you with a complete and most enchanting experience on the back waters of Kerala and will also reveal to you some interesting facts about the life of local village people. This month's lens view takes you to the backwater stretch of the Vembanad, where one can go for a leisurely cruise on a multi deck boat, allowing you enjoy the scenic backwater life.

From Airport

Nearest airport Cochin

From Railway

Nearest railway station Cochin

Casino

Rating :    Category : B

About Hotel

 

Hotel Casino is a CGH Earth Group Enterprise located at Willingdon Island of kerala. 
Willingdon Island, in the middle of Cochin harbour, is a British legacy, created by Lord Bristow when he dredged the seabed to secure the city’s future as an international port. 

Hotel Casino is a CGH Earth Group Enterprise located at Willingdon Island of kerala. Willingdon Island, in the middle of Cochin harbour, is a British legacy, created by Lord Bristow when he dredged the seabed to secure the city’s future as an international port. 

Amenities

 

Swimming Pool 
Gift Shop
AC Accomodation
Multi-cuisine Restaurants and Bars.
Conference Facilities
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Gift Shop
  • AC Accomodation
  • Multi-cuisine Restaurants and Bars.
  • Conference Facilities

From Airport

Cochin International Aiport: 40 kms,

From Railway

05 Kms from Ernakulam railway station

waterscapes

Rating :    Category : B

About Hotel

Waterscapes - this exotic backwater resort, on the shores of Vembanad Lake is located inside the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which draws migratory birds from as far away as Siberia. The only resort in the destination located inside the bird sanctuary and is noted for its independent huts that stand on stilts and is a place teeming with mangrove vegetation. It offers its guests uninterrupted access to the backwater life of Kumarakom. It is also an interesting location for eco tourists who are interested in mangrove ecosystem, birds related ecosystem.

Amenities

 

Ayurveda therapies
Swimming pool
Restaurant
Beer Parlour
Ayurvedic centre
Conference hall
Boating
Backwater tours
Sightseeing trips
Car hire
Currency exchange
Laundry
Amphitheatre
  • Ayurveda therapies
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beer Parlour
  • Ayurvedic centre
  • Conference hall
  • Boating
  • Backwater tours
  • Sightseeing trips
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry
  • Amphitheatre

From Airport

Nearest airport is Trivandrum

From Railway

02 Kms from Railway station

Abad Whispering Palms Resort

Rating :    Category : C

About Hotel

Abad Whispering Palms is located at Kumarakom the most exotic resort destination in Kerala right on the bank of the Vembanadu Lake in natural back water surroundings. Situated amidst natural backwater setting, it is a place where you can relax and bask in the luxury of tranquility. Well- designed accommodation including Bamboo Pool Villa/Cottage with private pool, Lagoon/ Garden Facing Cottages, and ,Suite Room in tranquil, serene landscaped setting to guarantee rejuvenation.

Amenities

  • Car hire service
  • House boat cruises
  • Motor boat cruises
  • Currency exchange
  • Ayurvedic center
  • Fitness center 
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Express laundry/dry cleaning
  • Travel assistance
  • Water sports on request.
  • Kids Park
  • Infinity Pool

From Airport

70 kms from Cochin International Airport

From Railway

16 Kms from railway station

Fort Munnar

Rating :    Category : B

About Hotel

Fort Munnar is a modern boutique hotel, built in the colonial style of architecture and conceived under the concept of eco-friendly holidaying. The hotel blends with nature, surrounded by enormous trees, enchanting hills and thick green foliage.

Amenities

 

Confrence hall 
Activity room 
Green Leaves Ayurveda 
Dinning Discotheque
Gymnasium 
Children's park 
  • Confrence hall 
  • Activity room 
  • Green Leaves 
  • Ayurveda 
  • Dinning 
  • Discotheque
  • Gymnasium 
  • Children's park 

 

From Airport

Nearest airport is cochin

From Railway

Nearest rail head is Cochin

Copper Castle

Rating :    Category : C

About Hotel

 

130 Kms off Kochi. Munnar is a hillock retreat 1800 Mts above sea level .The vast expanse of tea plantations, black winding roads, passionate climate, royal gardens, races, fairs, all real Victorian settings make this hill station the Darjeeling of south.

130 Kms off Kochi. Munnar is a hillock retreat 1800 Mts above sea level .The vast expanse of tea plantations, black winding roads, passionate climate, royal gardens, races, fairs, all real Victorian settings make this hill station the Darjeeling of south.

 

Amenities

  • Car hire service
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Florist
  • Ayurveda Center
  • Trekking
  • Indoor Games
  • Travel assistance
  • Express laundry/dry cleaning
  • Wireless Intern

From Airport

Nearest airport is cochin

From Railway

Nearest rail head is Cochin

Aranya Nivas

Rating :    Category : A

About Hotel

Aranya Nivas by the side of the placid Periyar Lake is a veritable destination for wildlife enthusiasts and eco-tourists. Located inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, this is an authentic jungle lodge. This was opened by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.

Amenities

 

Ayurveda therapies
Swimming pool
Restaurant
Beer Parlour
Handicrafts emporium
Travel assistance
Car hire
Laundry
Doctor-on-call
Currency exchange.
  • Ayurveda therapies
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beer Parlour
  • Handicrafts emporium
  • Travel assistance
  • Car hire
  • Laundry
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Currency exchange.

 

From Airport

Nearest airport: Madurai, about 140 km

From Railway

Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 114 km

Abad Green Forest

Rating :    Category : C

About Hotel

Welcome to Abad Green Forest located at Kumily (Thekkady), Green Forest is a 4 Hours drive from Kochi. Located close to the wild life reserve.The resort offers 20 jungle rooms & 20 jungle Cottages. Rooms with ensuite toilets are well furnished and offers T.V, fridge, and Tea/coffee maker.

Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Currency exchange
  • Health Club
  • Ayurvedic Center
  • Travel arrangements
  • Doctor on call
  • Credit card accepted
  • Safe deposit locker

From Airport

Nearest airport is Cochin

From Railway

Nearest rail head is Cochin

Periyar House

Rating : Budget Hotel   Category : B

About Hotel

Located on the banks of the Periyar Lake, Periyar House is a budget jungle lodge, which offers a vantage point for visitors to get close to the wildlife in Thekkady. It is inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. For a budget traveller who wish to stay in a wildlife sanctuary this is the best option here.

Amenities

 

Ayurveda therapies
Restaurant
Room service
Doctor-on-call
CCTV
Telephone
Laundry
Travel Assistance and Boating
Open air Badminton Court
Recreation room
Bicycle on hire
  • Ayurveda therapies
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Doctor-on-call
  • CCTV
  • Telephone
  • Laundry
  • Travel Assistance and Boating
  • Open air Badminton Court
  • Recreation room
  • Bicycle on hire

 

From Airport

Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 114 km

From Railway

Nearest airport: Madurai, about 140 km

Alleppey

Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers in the state, with a large network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the east". These large network of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. Alleppey was one of the busiest centers of trade in the past with one of the best known ports along the malabar coast.

Cochin

Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.

Kumarakom

 

The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala, a state in India. Geographically, it is located at 9.35 North and 76.26 East. Kumarakom's soil is extremely fertile due to the proximity of the water source, this has resulted in the growth of a wide variety of flora in Kumarakom, especially the mangrove and coconut trees. 

 

Munnar

Munnar Known as Kashmir of South India, Munnar is situated in Kerala. Snuggled in the lap of such an alluring terrain, Munnar is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala. Enchanting beaches, diverse wildlife, picturesque landscape and flawless backwaters make Kerala an enthralling tourist destination in India. Munnar- an idyllic destination is located at an altitude of 6000 feet above sea level. Munnar derives its name from the Tamil word ‘munnu’ meaning “three” and ‘aar’ means “River”- spelled as Munnar on combining. The place is situated between the confluence of three rivers namely Madurapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala.

Periyar

A pleasant place to escape from the madding crowds of the cities and towns, Periyar is a nice place to cruise on the lake, a place to enjoy a jungle walk with an opportunity to see the wild animals. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, in Kerala, is the Periyar famous for its National Park and Tiger Reserve. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Formed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a perennial source of water for the local wildlife. Herds of elephant and sambar, gaur and wild pigs wander down to the lakeside and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake.

Kerala Holiday Package
Category From To Price
A 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ 640
B 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ ON REQUEST
C 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ ON REQUEST

Inclusions:

  • Complete transportation by AC Standard Car, which includes all sector drives, all airport / hotel transfers, all sight seeing as per the program.
  • Accomodation in twin sharing.
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Government service tax as applicable.

Exclusions:

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephones / fax calls etc.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road blocks, weather conditions , natural calamities , accidents, medical evacuation , flight cancellation , rescheduling , delays etc
  • Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any guided visits
  • Any local airfares. Visa fee or airport taxes.
  • Any other expenses apart from the ones mentioned above.