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Kerala Spices, Backwaters & Beach Tour
Kerala Spices, Backwaters & Beach Tour

Highlights: Cochin - Periyar - Alleppey


Hotels featured or similar
Cochin-Dutch Bungalow
Periyar-Cardamom County
Backwaters-Houseboat
Marari-Abad Turtle


Itinerary:
15th November’22 Tuesday London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi by flight
Abu Dhabi to Cochin by flight

16th November’22 Wednesday: Cochin
0305 Hrs: Arrive Cochin the Gateway to Kerala was once an important spice-trading route on Arabian Sea where Vasco D Gama landed in 1498 and boasted that he has come for soul and spices. Cochin is virtually the spice capital of world from where Portuguese were exporting 10,000 kilo of spices to east-indies and other countries and has derived it name from Calico-the famous fabric manufactured in this town. Cochin also forms the part of emerald isle of India. Harbour Cruise of Cochin is very much popular. With one of the finest natural harbours in the world, Cochin was once a major center for commerce and trade with the British, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, and Dutch etc.
After breakfast proceed to visit the Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) – The place has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting the scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharata & Ramayana, Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Friday & Saturday) – the oldest synagogue in the world is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers, was built in 1568. St. Francis Church: is the oldest church built by Europeans in India & Huge, elegant Chinese fishing nets that line the tip of Fort Kochi.

Witness the Kathakali Dance Show.
Kathakali is the classical dance-drama of Kerala dates from the 17th century. Kathakali recitals are drama and are danced with elaborate mask s and costumes. They are emotive and narrative, while other dance forms have either one of them. The dancers use their stunning costumes and make-up, with the accompaniment of drums and vocalists, to create various moods and emotions.
Overnight stay at Hotel


17th November’22 Thursday: Cochin to Periyar by surface (Approx. 195 Km, 6 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Cochin to Periyar - The scenic drive takes you through green hills with forests, plantation of tea, species and rubber, streams and waterfalls
Upon arrival at Periyar, check in at Hotel
Overnight stay at Hotel


18th November’22 Friday Periyar
In the morning take a boat ride on the lake in the Periyar National Park, a ‘Project Tiger’ reserve. A boat ride is the only way to observe closely the giant of Periyar – Elephants and Gaurs (The giant Indian Bison) without disturbing them on their way (Subject to availability)
In the afternoon visit plantations of tea, cardamom, and pepper
Overnight stay at Hotel


19th November’22 Saturday: Periyar to Alleppey by surface (Approx. 180 kms, 4 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Periyar to Alleppey boat jetty to embark houseboat – The Kettuvallam - the typical House Boats. Houseboats are traditional country boats, which used to carry tons of cargo in the backwater region in ancient times, have now been converted with one or two bed rooms with attached bath, kitchenette and a sitting area. (Lunch and Dinner)
Overnight on board


20th November’22 Sunday: Alleppey to Marari by surface
After breakfast disembark Houseboat and drive to Mararikulam
Upon arrival at Mararikulam, check in at Hotel
Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel


20th to 23th November’22 All days In Marari at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel
Transfer from Hotel to Cochin airport in time Midnight of 24th Nov’2022 to board flight for London Heathrow via Abu Dhabi


24th November’22 Thursday Cochin to Abu Dhabi by flight
Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by flight



Offer Includes

  • Return flights from London Heathrow
  • Airport taxes
  • 08 Nights Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast (Including Previous Night)
  • 01 Nights Accommodation on Full board at Houseboat
  • All transfer, sightseeing and excursion by air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Services of local English speaking guide as per the itinerary during city tour
  • Kathkali dance show in Cochin
  • Common boat ride at Periyar

Meal Plans

  • Bed & Breakfast