This short break invites you to experience the serenity, simplicity and silence of the Kerala backwaters. We take you to a world unsullied by modern ways and time almost tends to lose all meaning. If you are looking for an unhurried relaxing break with backwaters, houseboats and some quiet time, this one is for you
You will be welcomed at Kochi International airport / rail station by our company representative and taken to your hotel
Spend the day at Kochi, one of the finest natural harbours and the oldest European settlement in India. The cultural mosaic here is shaped by a long history of visitors – Arab, Chinese, British, Jewish, Portuguese and French – making for a remarkable heritage city
Marvel at the slow rhythm of the fishing technique using Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi
Do-it- yourself walk: heritage sites of Fort Kochi
You start your walking tour of Fort Kochi at the St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India and explore the imposing Santa Cruz basilica built by the Portuguese. It will be fun to observe the iconic and still-in-use Chinese fishing nets and even try using them yourself. Stroll past the shops along Jew Street shopping for antiques and spices and also visit the Jewish Synagogue and the Dutch Palace. You will notice that the heritage zone of the city is amazingly well preserved.
Enjoy dinner at one of the exquisite seafood restaurants in the city. Relax for the night in your hotel.
Today venture out to east Kumarakom, an idyllic village set in a maze of complex lush waterways marked by its gentle pace of life. This day of the tour has been set aside for you to relax or experience the best of the famed ayurveda massages (if interested).
TRAVEL TO KUMARAKOM (55KM, 1.5 HRS))
Recreate the way of life very typical of the backwater culture at Kumarakom
Take it slow: A day of relaxation in a backwater heritage resort
Check into your heritage resort, totally recreated from traditional Kerala style homes. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the scenic environs by the lake side. You may choose to lounge by the pool or pamper yourself with an ayurveda treatment. The evenings are best spent playing games or by the lake side soaking in the backwater sunset.
This morning,take a short journey through backwater villages to reach the town of Alleppey. The ‘Venice of the East’ as it is called supports a vibrant village life along the shorelines with paddy fields and palms
On board a ‘Kettuvallom’: A glimpse of backwater life
After traditional lunch on your private houseboat, the cruise will take you through splendid waterways of narrow canals. You will get opportunities to explore village life and the country side. Afternoons are best spent sunbathing on the deck or lounging in the shade while socialising with your crew. As we drift along you will be amazed by the life by the waterside and witness a spectacular sunset. Experience night life in an anchored houseboat in the middle of the lake. Overnight stay in Houseboat.
Your trip along narrow canals and stay on a houseboat can be an experience of a lifetime
Today is the last day of your tour. Enjoy a splendid breakfast on your houseboat and prepared for onward journey
Drop back at Airport/Rail station in the afternoon bidding farewell to god’s own country with memories to last for a life time.
3 star Hotel/resort with neat amenities, hygienic bathrooms & European toilets, Telephone and 24 hours room service
Air Conditioned vehicle with chauffer at your disposal thorough out the tour
Buffet breakfast included at all resort/ hotel and all meals in the houseboat
Total tour cost
Starting from INR 11500 per person in October to March and INR 9500 per person from April to September
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Enjoy a stress relieving ayurveda massage which will go well with your slow holiday by the backwaters
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