Kerala - God's own Country tagline has been used because of its location and geography. It is the amalgamation of lush and tropical Malabar Coast on the west along with verdant backwaters in centre and hill stations on the east. Its sets the perfect example for nature lover where they get themselves soaked into it free from daily stress and tensions. Apart this massages and meditations offered at resorts will also distress and enlighten your body and soul. These holidays will set the perfect example for relaxation.
Region: South India Themes: Nature and Wildlife and Beaches & Backwaters
Attractions of this program:
Traditional meals on banana leaf at local family
Riceboat cruise on Kerala's beautiful backwaters.
Viewing Traditional Kathakali dance performance
Inviting beaches at Marari.
DAY 1 TO 2: Cochin
On arrival at Cochin International Airport, our tour manager will meet you and transfer to hotel for check-in.
After relaxing at hotel enjoy the boat ride on backwaters to watch Chinese fishing nets and enjoy the sightseeing of heritage city which was ruled by Portuguese, Dutch and English. Your sights will include The Dutch Palace with its murals from Ramayana, Jewish Synagogue in Mattancherry, Jews Street, and St Francis Church in Fort Cochin. To see their culture from closeness enjoy the lunch on Banana leaf at local family and on another end enjoy a Kathakali dance performance.
DAY 3 TO 6 : Kumarakom / Alleppey
Drive from Cochin to Kumarakom or Alleppey (70 kms/1.5 hrs)
All sort of relaxation whether it is mental or physical are related with this place. You can take Ayurvedic Massages, Yoga Sessions, houseboat rides to explore the backwaters or just laze around in the lap of nature. The peace of mind which is attained during sailing on the backwaters amidst of green lush rice paddy fields is mind blowing.
DAY 6 TO 13: Marari Beach / Cherai Beach
Drive from Kumarakom to Marari beach situated on Banks of Arabian Sea.
Marari beaches are inviting you to soak you in tropical sunshine. Rests of the days are at leisure.
Fly to your respective country from Cochin Airport.
Hotel Used (Luxury / Deluxe)
Malabar House / The Gateway
Kumarakom lake Resort/Punamada Lake Resort
Marari Beach Resort/ Cherai Beach resort
per person on twin sharing basis minimum 02 persons travelling for the period of travel from 01st October 2011 till 20th Dec 2011 and 11th January, 2012 till 15th April 2012.
Meeting & Assistance on arrival.
Arrival/Departure transfers, tours and all over land travel in Private Aircon Car.
Accommodation for total 12 nights on twin sharing basis inclusive of buffet Breakfast daily except Houseboat where accommodation will be provided with lunch & dinner also.
Day sightseeing tour at Cochin with English Speaking Guide.
Kathakali dance performance at Cochin.
Dinner on Banana leaf at Local family in Cochin.
Houseboat cruise at Backwaters.
These rates are valid for the peak season other then Christmas period and New Year Period.
24 hr point of contact, while your stay in India.
All presently applicable taxes including 4.9 % service tax.
New year & Christmas supplement will be charged extra
Rates do not include:
New year and Christmas charges / Supplement
Any services other than the ones mentioned above
Any extras like table drinks, telephone calls, any tips, laundry etc or any other items of personal nature
Still camera or video camera fees
Entrance Fees at the place of visit.
Tips at Restaurant \ Hotels during meal
Any tips to driver \ guide \ escort
TERMS AND CONDITION
All rooms are Base Category Rooms until Unless specified
All hotels given above or similar depending upon availability at the time of booking.
Check In Time 1400 Hrs-Check out timing 1200 Hrs at all hotels ( strictly)
International, Domestic flights & Railway tickets are non refundable
Deposit amount Non Refundable
50% of package Non Refundable if cancelled 45 days Prior to Departure
75% of package Non Refundable if cancelled up to 30 Prior to Departure
100% of package Non Refundable if cancelled anytime later than 30 days prior to Departure
We strongly recommend you to purchase your fully comprehensive overseas travel insurance before undertaking your trip.
Any compulsory meal supplements during festive season
All services are subject to availability at the time of booking as we are not holding any reservations for you at this point of time.
Balance to be paid 2 months prior to departure from your home country.
Delay in payment is subject to $100 Per Person as penalty.
3% surcharge on payments thru Master & Visa Credit Cards. Debit Cards, bank Transfers & Cheque payments are without any surcharges.
Change of schedule/cancellation of flights at last moment will not warrant any compensation and should be claimed thru your respective insurance companies.