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Kerala Backwaters & Beaches India Tour Package

Duration:
13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered:
Mumbai - Goa - Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kanyakumari - Mumbai.
Meals Included:
Breakfast at all hotels & All meals on Houseboat
Transportation:
A/C Vehicle & A/C Houseboat
Accommodation:
Decent / Palace or Heritage Hotels
Best Time:
Throughout the year.
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai

Met upon arrival at Mumbai and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. You can spend your evening walking on the beaches. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 02: Mumbai

Have breakfast and proceed for full day city tour of Mumbai and Visit:- The famous Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Marine Drive, Jehangir Art Gallery and Colourful Crawford Market among other attractions of Mumbai. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 03: Mumbai Cochin (Fly)

Leave after breakfast for Domestic airport to board flight for Cochin, one of the most famous historical cities of Kerala. Cochin is also famous for its exceptionally beautiful backwaters and beaches. You will be met on arrival at Cochin airport and transferred to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 04: Cochin

After breakfast enjoy a city tour of Cochin. Visit the famous Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church and the Jewish Synagogue. Also see the giant Chinese Fishing Nets being lowered on the famous Vasco Da Gama Square, offering spectacular views. Enjoy a spectacular Kathakali Dance Show in a Theatre in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 05: Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom

After breakfast transfer to Allepey to a point from where you will board you kettuvallum Houseboat and cruise through the back water of Kerala, on the way you can see traditional Kerala village life which has remained unchanged for many years. You also witness the merchant's selling vegetables in a boat while the village people wait at the bank of Venbanad Lake. You will be served meals on board prepared from the fresh vegetables and fish. Overnight stays on the Houseboat.


Day 06: Arrive Kumarakom

In the morning arrive at Kumarakom. After breakfast check out of houseboat and check into your backwater resort. Relax by the pool or enjoy an ayurvedic massage.

Situated on the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands which is located in the region of kuttanad. Spread across 14 acres, the bird sanctuary is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Darters, teals, cuckoo, egrets, herons etc. and some migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks and are some fascinating visitors to this bird sanctuary.


Day 07: Kumarakom - Kovalam

After breakfast drive 4 hrs to Kovalam, a finest beach destination of South India and famous for its clean and beautiful golden beaches and enchanting surroundings of swaying coconut palms. On arrival check into your hotel or beach resort. Spend the day free today or simply explore the beaches on your own. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 08: Kovalam

After breakfast spent your day at leisure. Enjoy lazing and sunbathing on the cool golden beaches of Kovalam. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.




Day 09: Kovalam

Spend the day at leisure exploring the golden sandy beaches of Kovalam. Alternately you could take half day excursion of Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 10: Kovalam - Kanyakumari(Day Trip) - Kovalam

Today you will leave on full day excursion to Kanya Kumari, the southernmost tip of India, also known as Cape Comorin. On arrival at Kanyakumari proceed to visit Temple, Gandhi Mandapam and Suchindram Temple. Later in the evening return to Kovalam for overnight stay.



Day 11: Trivandrum - Goa (Overnight train)

Relax at the beach resort by the pool side or enjoy an ayurvedic massage. Late evening transfer to railway station to board overnight train to Goa. Overnight on train in Air-conditioned first class sleeper.


Day 12: Arrive Goa (Overnight train)

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to your beach resort. Spend the day at leisure at the resort. Overnight stay beach Resort.


Day 13: Goa

Spend the day at leisure explore Goa city and its rich cultural heritage with guide. Overnight stay at beach resort.


Day 14: Goa - Mumbai (Fly)

Spend the morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Assistance on arrival at Mumbai domestic airport and transfer to International airport for flight to onward destination.




Duration:
13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered:
Mumbai - Goa - Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kanyakumari - Mumbai.
Meals Included:
Breakfast at all hotels & All meals on Houseboat
Transportation:
A/C Vehicle & A/C Houseboat
Accommodation:
Decent / Palace or Heritage Hotels
Best Time:
Throughout the year.

A Marvel called Kerala Tourism! The narrow strip of land wedged between the Western Ghats and Arabian Sea, Kerala is the paradise of the South and a destination of a lifetime. A golden beauty with beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, hills of Munnar and forests of Thekkady keep you mesmerized and enchanting soon you enter these places only with Kerala Tourism. A land with so much of majestic beauty in it retains everyone wondering that how a small terrain can hold such an enormous beauty.

The incredible Kerala Tourism! Famous as 'God's own country', Kerala Tourism with its culture, hospitality, Ayurveda and glorious nature is an ultimate vacation destination for everyone. With a great history of glorious traditions and enchanting dance forms and authentic cuisine, the state provides a unique experience to its travelers. As a tourist of Kerala Tourism, you have an opportunity to discover and explore the Ayurveda specialty of the state by indulging in traditional spa and medical centers. Kerala Tourism is a prospect of exploring destinations like Backwater, Beaches, Hills, Monuments, Waterfalls and Wildlife along with rich colorful festivals. Kerala Tourism is an ultimate offer to avail mesmerized travel experience.

Admire beaches fringed with palm trees, Dine on fresh seafood, Experience Goa's relaxed pace of life, Be as active or as lazy as you like, See Portuguese-influenced architecture, Taste the fire of Goan curries and sample the local fenny drink. Also enjoy the Kerala, it has some of the most pristine and stunning beaches anywhere in India and one of the best ways to enjoy the stunning scenery provided by the backwaters is to experience an overnight cruise on a Kettuvallum houseboat.



Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the largest slum colony of Asia at Mumbai where Oscar winning film "The Slumdog Millionaire" was shot.
  • Relax and rejuvenate at an Ayurveda Resort at Kovalam.
  • Home stay to learn the South Indian culture and cuisine.
  • Spend night in deluxe Kettuvallum houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala.
  • Enjoy a soul soothing massage at the beach resort.


Dates Tour Price Per Person
01 Oct 15 to 31 March 2016 USD 3590 Euro 2690 GBP 2200
01 April to 30 Sept 2016 USD 2990 Euro 2190 GBP 1795


*Prices are per person on twin sharing basis for minimum 2 persons traveling
Above price are not valid from:
20 Dec to 05 Jan 16 - Please contact us for travel during this period as hotels have some restrictions.
118 to 22 April 2016 - Please contact us for travel during this period as hotels have some restrictions.


Hotels Envisaged For The Tour
City Hotels No of nights
Mumbai Taj Mahal Palace 2 Nights
Cochin Old Harbour 2 Nights
Alleppey Premium Houseboat 1 Night
Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon 1 Night
Marari Beach Marari Beach Resort 4 Nights
Goa The Leela 4 Nights




Land Arrangement Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in double rooms as per the hotels given below.
  • Breakfast at all the hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All meals on Houseboat.
  • Special cooking demo & family dinner at Cochin.
  • All transfers with assistance at the airports and hotels.
  • Transport by air conditioned deluxe air conditioned Car.
  • Airfare for the sector Mumbai to Cochin & Cochin to Goa in economy class.
  • Services of English speaking local guide for sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary.
  • Entrances to the monuments of tourist interest as per the itinerary.
  • Entrances to Kathakali dance show at Cochin .
  • Includes all Interstate / Taxes / Permits / Driverbata / Parking and Toll.
  • All presently applicable Taxes.


Special Notes:
  • Check-in, check-out time in hotels is 1400 Noon.
  • Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • In case of any currency fluctuations or amendment in local government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Flight schedule is subject to change without notice.
  • Any cancellation within the stipulated period.


Passports & Visas:
  • All visitors to India require a valid passport. A visa for entry to India is required by most nationalities.


  • Visit the golden triangle of India by extending your trip by 5 Nights.
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the foothills of Himalayas at Shimla.
  • Extend your trip by a couple of days to visit the temple town of Madurai.


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