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Kerala Backwater
Duration 14 Days
Physical rating
Culture shock rating
Passenger feedback rating
Transport
Air-conditioned Car, House Boat, walking
Accommodation
Hotels and Houseboat Stay
Departs Daily

Important notes:
You are required to arrange and purchase internal flights before travel. Combination trip. Please see inclusions and exclusions for details.

Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Covered Destination : Cochin -  Kumarakom – Periyar – Alleppey - Backwaters – Marari - Cochin


Day 01: Arrival Cochin
Arrive Cochin by any convenient mode of transport.  Meet and greet by Capital City Travels representative and transfer to your hotel. 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 could go for a relaxing sunset cruise.
Overnight stay in hotel

Day 02: Cochin
Today you could go for an sightseeing tour to explore the many fascinating highlights of Cochin which include - The Jewish Synagogue in what is locally called the Jew Town, St. Francis Church which is the oldest European Church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace, the Spice market and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders. In the evening, visit an auditorium to watch the famous dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up.
Overnight stay in hotel.
NOTE: Jewish Synagogue is closed on Friday and Saturday. The Dutch Palace is closed on Friday.

Day 03: Cochin – Kumarakom ( 72 kms / 2 hrs)
Drive to Kumarakom, the enchanting backwater region of Kerala and check into your hotel. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons which form the famed backwaters offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax. Day at leisure.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 04: Kumarakom
You could also go for optional adventure activities like canoeing, water scooter rides, boat rides etc. Those seeking relaxation can spend the day at leisure at the resort. Enjoy a rejuvenating Ayurveda general full-body massage (On your own)
Overnight stay in hotel

Day 05: Kumarakom
Day at the leisure on the bank of the backwater.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 06: Kumarakom
Day at the leisure on the bank of the backwater.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 07: Kumarakom – Periyar (130 km / 3 ½ h)
Drive to Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings. One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Check into your hotel. You could go on a spice plantation tour today where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. It is also possible to go for an Elephant ride today. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 08: Periyar
Today you could go for an escorted jungle trek. In the evening you could also go for a boat ride where you will get the opportunity to sight elephants and other animals along the bank.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 09: Periyar – Alleppey (130 km / 3 ½ h)
Drive to Kumarakom and embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or 'Kettuvalloms' are Deluxe boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it's the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals' travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute.
Overnight on board. (Full Board)

Day 10: Alleppey – Marari (30 km / ½ h)
Drive to the picturesque fishermen's village of Mararikulam and check into your resort. Tucked away inside quiet and lush coconut groves the resorts set by the pristine white sand beaches of the Marari offer you unparalleled quite in astoundingly beautiful settings. Day is leisure on the beach resort.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 11: Marari
Day at leisure on the beach.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 12: Marari
Day at leisure on the beach.
Overnight stay in hotel.


Day 13: Marari
Day at leisure on the beach.
Overnight stay in hotel.


Day 14: Marari – Cochin – Departure (65 km / 2 hrs.)
Day at leisure on the beach.
Overnight stay in hotel.



Inclusions
- 13 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- Daily breakfast in the hotel.
- All meals shall be provided in houseboat.
- Transport services by an exclusive vehicle as per itinerary.
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Assistance on arrival.
- All present applicable taxes.

Exclusions
- Any monument entry fees / camera fees.
- Any meal, which is not mentioned above.
- Any guide charges.
- Any air / train fare.

Clients Feedback
Guest Name: Mrs. Walter and Her Doughter
Email: walter.vonhauff@hotmail.com
(GERMANY)

Tour Report : Based on out of 5
About Hotels
All hotels were very good. (Between 4-5)

About Driver
Excellent driver was good to us (5)

About Guide
The guide in Cochin was very good (5)

About us
You are a good company, you received us very well and arranged us a good trip (5)

Guest Name: Mr. Ming Ching And his Wife
Email: kgkenneth159@gmail.com
(HONG KONG)

Tour Report
About Hotels

Very good hotels and really enjoyed our stay.

About Driver
Drivers were excellent.

About Guide
Guides were interesting and well learnt about their cities

About us
Excellent. Quiet a success to have organized such a complex tour two weeks before my arrival in India. I have seen the care with which you supervised everything at every step of my stay in India


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