7 Day: Enchanting Kerala


    Slow down and explore southern India, a land and way of life that has changed little for 100’s of years.

    • From: £615pp for 6 nights.
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    Highlights: Cruising the backwaters of Kerala

     

    7 Day Enchanting Kerala Itinerary


    Day 1: Kochi

    Arrive Kochi. You will be met, assisted transferred to your hotel.

    Overnight: The Trident (B)



    Day 2: Kumarakom

    Proceed for a half-day tour of Kochi. Visit Fort Kochi… walk to the church of St Francis, the oldest European-built church in the country. Continue with a visit to Mattancherry, where you will visit the historic synagogue in the Jewish Quarter. You will also visit the Mattancherry or Dutch Palace, with its fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hin¬du epics. Thereafter, drive past the amazing Chinese Fishing Nets. Also drive past Willingdon Island. In the afternoon, drive to Kumarakom (65 kms / 2 hrs approx). Arrive Kumarakom and check in to your hotel and relax.

    Overnight: The Zuri Resort & Spa (B)



    Day 3: Kumarakom

    Proceed for a tour of Kumarakom bird sanctuary. An ornithologist's paradise, the sanctuary is spread across 14 acres, and is the favorite haunt of local birds like Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls, Egrets, and Wood Beetle.

    Overnight: The Zuri Resort & Spa (B)



    Day 4: Alleppey (Houseboat)

    Morning at leisure. At noon board the Houseboat for an overnight cruise to Alleppey. The traditional 'Kettuvallam', a rice boat is now re-incarnated as your floating home. A bamboo – thatched canopy sets the ambience for a river cruise that is bound to make you want time to stand still. Nestled within this canopy lies a complete home-unit, giving the comforts of modern living in a truly ethnic setting.

    Overnight: On board a Houseboat (B , L , D)



    Day 5: Marari

    This day after breakfast disembark and drive to picturesque fisherman’s village of Mararikulam (45Kms/1.5hrs approx). Tucked away inside the quiet and lush coconut groves, the resort set by the white sand beaches of the Marari offers you unparalleled quiet in an astoundingly beautiful settings. Day at leisure at the beach resort.

    Overnight: Beach Symphony (B)



    Day 6: Marari

    Day at leisure on the beach. The area offers breathtaking views and one can bike through the beautiful fisherman’s village right up to the Arthunkal Church which is built by the sea. You could also choose to visit nearby Alleppey town and its bazaars and historical buildings. A visit to the coir factories around the village is also very interesting.

    Overnight: Beach Symphony (B)



    Day 7: Onward Travel

    After breakfast, proceed to the Kochi airport (76 kms / 2 .5hrs approx) to board the flight for your onward destination.



    Included:
    • Accommodation in well appointed rooms.
    • Transport services as per itinerary by air-conditioned Toyota Innova car.
    • Services of English Speaking Guide.
    • Monument Entry Fees.
    • Assistance, toll, interstate taxes, Govt. Service Tax.


    Not Included:
    • International round-trip airfare to Kochi. (please ask for a quote)
    • Fees for passport and travel insurance.
    • Gratuities.


     

    To book or customise this itinerary call: 01227 671 154


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