Backwaters & Corals of Kerala - 4N/5D
Trip at a Glance
Day 1: Cochin - Alleppey
Day 2: Alleppey - Cochin
Day 3: Cochin - Lakshadweep - Thinnakara
Day 4: Thinnakara - Bnagaram - Thinnakara
Day 5: Departure
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Arrive at Cochin International IPR Representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which you would be transferred to Later drive to Alleppey (95 KM / 02 Hour 30mns). A perfect rural place is bounded with large water bodies named as Venice of the East
. Alleppy Alleppey (Alappuzha) district occupies a prominent place in the tourist map of Kerala interlocked with lakes and canals. The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a network of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.
Over Night stay at House Boat.
AFTER BREAKFAST Check out from the hotel and transfer to Cochin (175km 05hrs) drive. On arrival check in to the hotel.Half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin. You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India (Closed on Friday and Saturday) built by a thriving Jewish community in 1568 A.D. Now the community has dwindled in numbers, however the synagogue is beautifully preserved. The Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday) at Mattancherry was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features. From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth.
Continue your tour to the St. Francis Church (Closed on Sunday during Mass), originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal. Five Portuguese priests who arrived with Albuquerque built St. Francis church in 1510. This church, said to be the oldest European church built in India, was the original burial site of Vasco da Gama in 1524. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast Check out from the hotel & proceed to Cochin Airport to board the flight to Lakshadweep. Arrive at Agatti Airport & by Maruti Omni you will be transfer to Boat Jetty. Transfer to Thinnakara Island by a High-speed Craft. Check in to the hotel & after lunch proceed for a sightseeing of Thinnakara. Thinnakara is a tiny teardrop shaped island which lies 8 km northeast from Agatti. The panorama encompasses magnificent lagoons, sylvan sea shores, sun drenched sand and the enchantment of swaying palms, spectacular marine flora and fauna. Optional Watersports crafts like kayaks, glass bottomed boats are available here. You can play beach volleyball and there is vast beach for sunbath.
Overnight stay at Thinnakara NON-A/C Tent.
After breakfast go for a day trip to Bangaram Island. Bangaram island is situated just opposite side of island and share the vast lagoon and coralline banks. The island is surrounded by a shallow lagoon enclosed by coral reef. It has been ranked among the best getaways of the world. Lunch at Bangaram Island. A matchless sense of well-being takes over and one begins to discover the graceful fishers, porcupines, parrots, Pufferfishes, Hermit Crabs and Seabirds on the vast 120 acres of lush coconut groves in Bangaram. For option there are numerous adventures like scuba diving, beach games, swimming, snorkelling and deep-sea fishing. Evening transfer to Thinnakara by Boat.
After Dinner overnight at NON A/C Tent .
After breakfast check out from the tent & you will be transfer to Agatti Mail land by High Seep Craft. From Agatti Island Boat Jetty by a Maruti Omni you will be transfer to Agatti Airport to board your departure flight.
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Accommodation in well-appointed rooms with TWN/DBL room basis.
Transport services as per itinerary Cochin to Cochin by A/C Medium Car for Package.
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
All Meals in House Boat
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits
Assistance, toll, taxes & interstate permits
All Meals in Lakshadweep
Agatti Airport Transfer by small car
Agatti – Thinnakara -Agatti Boat transfer
Thinnakara- Bangaram- Thinnakara Day excursion
Guides / Entrances
Extra Supplements from Hotels.
Meals other than specified.
Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, etc.
Anything which is not mentioned under “INCLUDES” header
05% Government Service Tax.
Above rates are net and non-commissionable to you.
Cost is based on 02 passengers travelling. Extra person will be accommodated in same room with an extra bed
Check in 1400 hrs. and check out 1200hrs
Rooms in Munnar and Thekkady are Non Air Conditioned due to their High Altitude.
All meals inclusive for 1 night on the houseboat.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Deluxe Houseboat will be from 09:00 pm to 06:00 am.
Air Conditioning operational times in AC Premium Houseboat will be from check in to check out.
Houseboat cruising time will be from 12:30 - 05:00 pm and 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
Rooms are subject to available at the time of booking.
Keeping with the heightened security procedures at all hotels and House boat/Day cruise we request all guests to carry a photo-identity with address proof to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card or Bank Pass Book with Photograph. Pan cards are not allowed.
Air - condition is switched off in hilly regions.
Early check-ins or late check-outs will be subject to availability and charged as per hotel policy.
The rates are valid for the dates of travel and hotels as indicated.
In case of any change in the dates of travel, amendment or rerouting of itinerary, change in hotels/room types, the costs will vary accordingly.
In the event of circumstances/situations such as road blockage due to strike/agitation, natural calamities, sickness evacuation, delay/cancellation of train/flight etc. Also, due to monsoon rains and extreme weather patterns journey time can vary enormously at all times of year, which is beyond our control
5 % GST to be paid extra on top of package cost
Validity: From 01st October to March 31st.
Diwali & Christmas Peak season supplementary hike as per actual