A one week tour package to the beautiful “God’s own Country”, Kerala. Your Kerala tour package starts in Cochin, which brings together the perfect combination of the ancient beauty of the Old Portuguese colony and the present city life. The tour then takes you to the Kumarakom, a small village on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala, followed by an overnight backwaters cruise, before driving on to Kovalam, for a bit of relaxation on the sandy beaches.
The Kerala Tour package is based on using the modern First Class Hotels run by the Taj Group of Hotels, now known as Vivanta by Taj. The chain of hotels has been selected in order to enhance your holiday stay in India. The hotels on this trip are equipped with all en- suite facilities,air-conditioning, swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurants, Ayurvedic centers etc.
It is located on Willingdon Island (named after the British officer who commissioned it in 1920), with magnificent views of the Cochin harbor and the beautiful backwaters. There are excellent facilities in the hotel such as swimming pool, coffee shop, bars and an Ayurvedic massage center. Vivanta by Taj - Malabar is the only hotel in Kerala with an Authentic Thai restaurant.
Overnight stay in Cochin.
St.Francis church was constructed by the Europeans in 1503. St. Francis Church is the oldest European church in India. The Portuguese trader, Vasco da Gama died in Kochi, during his third visit to Kerala. Initially, his body was buried in this church, but after a few years his remains were moved to Portugal. In spite of all this the place where he was buried has been marked out inside the church.
Later in the evening, you will be picked up by the guide and will be taken to a Kathakali Dance Performance at a local theatre. Kathakali is a classical dance form, portraying Indian epics (Ramayana and Mahabharata). The costumes of the dancers are very colorful and elaborate. Dancers with painted faces depict the various characters of the ancient epics. The Kathakali dancers portray a lot of facial expressions and articulate body movements.
After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will be assisted with check out formalities andstart your drive to Kumarakom, the next stop on your Kerala tour.
On arrival in Kumarakom, check in at the Vivanta by Taj –Kumarakom.
Vivanta by Taj – Kumarakom:– Vivanta by Taj – Kumarakom is referred as the little jewel of Kumarakom. The few things that influenced English Missionary Henry Baker, in the late 19th century to construct a bungalow on the banks of Vembanad Lake are the blue backwaters, swaying palms and the floating houseboats. It still maintains the beauty of its natural surroundings. The 140 year old bungalow has Luxury Vilas, Heritage rooms and beautiful Cottages. This peaceful retreat allows the guests either to practice theart of doing nothing or enjoy the different variety of experiences, from nature to adventure from culture to cuisine and from rejuvenating to religion.
The rest of the day is free for you. You can relax and enjoy the facilities of the resort.
Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
After a relaxing breakfast at the resort, board your private house boat for an overnight stay on the backwaters of Kerala.
House Boat - One of the high points of your Kerala tour, will be the night spent onboard the Houseboat. These rice barges or “Kettuvallams” sail alongside the shallow palm-edged lakes and narrow canals. The House Boat takes you through the villages constructed on narrow spits of land, where you can stop at the local markets, or to see the wonder of the craftsmen engaged in centuries-old boat-making tradition. These Houseboats offer one or two small cabins with a tiny sitting area and a crew of 2 staff and a chef. The Houseboats serve authentic Keralan cuisine. The overnight stay on the Houseboat is an extraordinary experience.
Overnight onboard Houseboat.
Kovalam is Kerala’s popular tourist destination, and a famous beach. In 1960 the Kovalam beach was discovered by the western hippies. It was the hippies who changed the small fishing village into the Kovalam beach. Since then it has become one of the most popular beach destinations. Presently Kovalam has acquired all the accessories of a beach resort, such as the seaside eateries serving a fusion of Indian and Continental food, fast food vendors and pubs etc.On your arrival at the Vivanta by Taj- Kovalam, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with the check in formalities.
Overnight stay in Kovalam.
The day is free for you. You can relax and enjoy the facilities of the resort.
Overnight stay in Kovalam.
The morning is free for you to relax and enjoy the facilities of the resort. Later in the day, you will be met by our representative and he will help you with the check out formalities. He will then escort you to the Trivandrum airport for your flight back home.
|Category of Hotels||Deluxe|
Valid from 01st Oct'16 to 15th April’17
|Us$ 1198 per person|
Valid from 16th April ’16 to 30th Sept’16
|Us$ 765 per person|
|Cochin||Vivanta by Taj Malabar|
Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom
|Kovalam||Vivanta by Taj Kovalam|
Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December'2016 and 05th January'2017 and during the month of February' 2017.
Our tour price includes:-