Day 1: Abroad / Bombay
Arrive Mumbai International airport. On arrival, the guest will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Bombay
Day 3: Bombay - Cochin - Periyar
Day 4: Periyar - Kumarakom
Early morning boatcruise on the Lake of the famous Periyar wildlife sanctuary to see wild life. Periyar - an artificial lake or reservoir created by a dam on Periyar River is the heart of the Wildlife Sanctuary wild elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers come to shores of the lake for a drink. Return to hotel for breakfast After breakfast a guided walk around the Spice Village to see the various spices grown in the resort garden. Thereafter drive through the winding "Ghats" lined with prosperous tea plantations & then arrive the fascinating countryside of low-lying palms and paddy fields to Kumarakom (190 kms) enroute visit the tea estates. Kumarakom - is a beautiful backwater village on the shores of the enchanting Vembanad Lake, criss crossed with meandering waterways and ancient cottages. A holiday in Coconut Lagoon promises to be different from any other. Every "tarawad" or cottage you stay in is at least a century old, reconstructed piece by piece in accordance with ancient rites of carpentry. Relax at the waterfront, with the occasional native row boat gliding silently by, and the air so calm, you can reach out and touch the sky with your finger tips. Overnight at hotel
Day 5: Kumarakom - Houseboat on Backwaters
Morning at leisure at Coconut Lagoon, taking a cruise on the backwaters in traditional country canoes called "vanjis" to see the agricultural activities of the local people living on the back waters. Visit also the beautiful bird sanctuary. Lunch at the hotel Afternoon board the traditional rice boats - "Ketuvallam" and begin your journey through the picturesque backwaters and small lakes relaxing in the tranquillity of Kerala's beautiful scenery. Experience the way of life and activity of the local people, the one bedroom house with a lounge is exclusively for you, meals will be served with freshly bought produce from the local markets and cooked on board. Overnight on board
Day 6: Alleppey - Marari
Arrive Cochin & check into hotel Tour of Cochin or "Kochi"- the palm green, commercial captial of Kerala is known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea". From time immemorial, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British & Portuguese seafarers followed the sea route to Kochi & left their impression on the town. Modern Kochi is thus a splendid mosaic of these myriad influences. Visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis, the Bolghatty Palace & the famous Chinese fishing nets. Afternoon, Harbour cruise - Cochin has one of the finest natural harbours. The backwaters extending to the east & south from the harbour are dotted with tiny islands, formed naturally by alluvial deposits from the rivers. Evening witness the Kathakali dance performance + make up demonstration - Kathakali is a unique dance which has a 2000 year old history with more than 100 different 'mudras' or gesture depicting deities, demons, heroes, heroines and kings - each based on episodes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the two epic Indian myths. Overnight at hotel
Day 9 : Cochin - Bombay
Morning transfer from hotel to the airport for flight to Bombay.(1055 hrs / 1240 hrs) Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel near airport. Room till departure. Midnight transfer to the airport for onward flight.
Day 10 : Abroad - Bombay
Leave Bombay Tour Ends
Luxury Accommodation : 1800 USD $ per pax (subject to a minimum of 02 pax)
The above rate includes :
1.) Accommodation as per the category of hotels in 01 dbl room on CP basis & AP basis on Houseboat.
2.) Ticket fare from Bom to Cok & Cok to Bom in economy class
3.) Transportation in the Kerala sector by a Non A/c Vehicle
4.) All Monumental entrance fees, toll, parking & drivers allowance.
5.) Indian Escort is not include in this rate but each point we will provide local assistance for our Guest.
Price does not include : Laundry , Porterage , Drinks , Phone Calls , Camera Fees , Tip