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Arundhati Roy, author of the 1997 Booker Prize–winning The God of Small Things, was raised in the nearby Aymanam village.


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$359 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

6-Day Private Tour: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Backwater Houseboat Cruise in Kerala

Day 1: KochiUpon arrival to Kerala, our representative will greet you at the Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kochi, or your hotel in Kochi. You will be taken your hotel first for check-in. Kochi is one of few places in India that has managed to preserve the remnants of its colonial past with utmost care. The Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and the Mattancherry Palace are just some of the things you'll see. In the evening, you will get an opportunity to witness the icon of Kerala’s culture – a Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 2: Kochi - Munnar The day starts with breakfast at the hotel. With all its colorful landscape, breathtaking sights and mesmerizing view, Munnar is certainly a great destination to visit in God’s own country. The journey to Munnar is beautiful as the road stretches along the waterfalls. Upon arrival, you will check in to the hotel with your own personal time in the evening.Day 3: MunnarAfter breakfast at your hotel, you will start exploring Munnar by visiting the Eravikulam National Park, which is a famous habitat of the rare mountain goats called the Nilgiri Tahr. You will also visit Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point where you can see the lustrous green carpet of the tea garden. At the end of the day, you will return to the hotel for overnight rest.Day 4: Munnar - ThekaddyAfter breakfast, we will drive to Thekaddy. The most exciting part of this tour is a visit to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The special animals in this region include wild elephants, nilgiri langur monkeys, sambar deer, wild bison, and colorful birds. One of the main attractions is an optional boat ride at your own expense. Overnight stay at hotel or resort.Day 5: Thekaddy - Houseboat in KumarakomAfter breakfast, the day is dedicated to exploring the magical backwater of Kerala. We will take you on board a beautiful houseboat to glide over the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. The night will be spent in the comforts of the houseboat itself and all meals are included during your stay on the houseboat.Day 6: Houseboat in Kumarakom - KochiBreakfast at houseboat in the morning and check out. We will take you back to Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kochi, or your hotel in Kochi.

$61 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Private Tour: Kumarakom and Alleppey Houseboat with Candlelight Dinner

Day:01 Kochi - Kumarakom/Alleppey (L, D)You can choose pick up time between 9:00 AM–1:00 PM as per your comfort and will be picked up at your hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam, Cochin International Airport, Railway Station, or Cochin Port.Proceed to Alleppey/Kumarakom to board your houseboat. Have a welcome drink and after fresh-up have lunch on the houseboat while enjoying scenic beauty of backwater. You can see coconut palms, Chinese nets and the extensive fields creating an unique beauty that attracts visitors around the world. Chirping migratory birds make the amazing calls that get echoed breaks the complete silence around the lagoons. On the West side of Alleppey, you can get a view of the endless Arabian Sea that carries the immense glory of nature. The natural flowing rivers, the small lakes and the lagoons accumulate the crystal clear water that increases the overall beauty of the place. As the place is situated near the sea if you look on the maritime map, you can get a consummate location that is difficult to identify.  In the evening, enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner on the houseboat with your loved one! Stay overnight on the boat.Day 02: Kumarakom - Kochi (B)In the morning, enjoy the beauty of backwater at sunrise while having breakfast on-board. Check out around 09:00 AM and drive back to your hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam, Cochin International Airport, Railway Station, or Cochin Port.

$10 Outdoor Activities

NIGHT FISHING KUMARAKOM

ItineraryReport at Chembakulam by 7:00 pm, we will start the activity in this part of Kumarakom. Meet your guide at Chembakulam and involve in a small briefing session. You can interact with local fisherman & learn the art of fishing. During the tour, you will get the opportunity to spot a variety of fishes & also understand their life-cycle. The 2 hours tour would come to an end by 9:00 pm. Please wear comfortable outfits. It is a 2 hours tour & it will start at 7:00 pm  InclusionsFishing walk with a local fishermanAll currently applicable taxesExclusionsAnything not mentioned in the inclusionsAny personal expensesReporting Point: Meeting point would be Chembakulam.

$20 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Canoe & Shikara Cruise

The check-in point for the canoe cruise is near the Cheepunkal Bridge at Kumarakom. We can either pick you up from your resort or you can drive to the check-in point yourself. Once you reach the spot, you will first be given safety jackets and basic safety instructions. Our guide will then take you to the canoe. With the assistance of our experienced and knowledgeable guide, you will enjoy the canoe ride for about 2 hours. The pleasant views of blooming lilies and colourful birds will be the highlight of your cruise. You will also be able to interact with locals on the shore and get an authentic experience of the village life. During the cruise, you will be served hot black coffee or tea along with some cookies. After the 2-hour cruise, you will be given a bicycle to explore the countryside for about an hour. Kerala-style breakfast is served either before or after the cycle ride, depending on your convenience.

$1383 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Best of Kerala Tour

Day 1 : Arrival At Cochin Arrival at Cochin airport, our representative will assist you at airport and later transfer to your hotel.  Stay at Hotel. Day 2 : At Cochin After breakfast at hotel, later proceed for sightseeing tour of Cochin visit Fort Cochin, St.Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace and Chinese fishing market. Evening enjoy the kathakali dance show, one of India's most famous classical dances with lavish costumes, exotic makeup & masks intensify the beauty of the dancers, intricate moments. Stay at Hotel. Day 3 : Cochin - Munnar After breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel, later drive to Munnar “Scenic hills of Kerala” en-route enjoy the scenic beauty & the marvelous waterfalls of Kerala, with high mountains and the low flying clouds passing. Upon arrival at Munnar check in your hotel. Later drive to Munnar visit to Mattupetty, Pothamedu, Devikulam, Pallivasal, Attukal, Nyayamakad, Chithirapuram, Rajamala and Eravikulam National Park. Stay at Hotel. Day 4 : Munnar - Periyar After breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of biggest wildlife sanctuaries in India's which covers 777 Sq. Km (300 Sq. miles) for a Tiger Reserve. Upon arrival at Periyar check in your hotel. Later proceed for cardamom plantation areas. Stay at Hotel. Day 5 : At Periyar After breakfast at hotel, later drive for day tour of Periyar enjoy Bamboo Rafting & Border Hiking are a unique program available in Periyar, elephant safari at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily, Mangala and Devi Temple. Stay at Hotel. Day 6 : Periyar - Alleppey After breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive for backwater to enjoy the houseboat journey for day and night. Upon arrival at Alleppey check in your houseboat. Later proceed for backwaters & lagoons on Alappuzha, later lunch at houseboat. Enjoy the evening with dinner at houseboat. Stay at Houseboat. Day 7 : Alleppey - Kumarakom After breakfast at hotel, later check out from houseboat and drive to Kumarakom “Town of Backwaters”. Upon arrival at Kumarakom check in your hotel. Later proceed for Kumarakom tour visit Vembanad Lake, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Beach, Kumarakom Backwaters, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Pathiramanal Island, Juma Masjid and Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple. Stay at Hotel. Day 8 : Kumarakom - Cochin and Departure Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive to Cochin airport to board the flight to your home.

$533 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Backwaters of Kerala

Day 1 : Arrival At Cochin On the day of arrival at Cochin airport, our Holidays At representative will assist you at airport and later transfer to your hotel for night stay.  After relax at hotel, later proceed for half day guided tour at Cochin visit Fort Kochi, Marine Drive, Hill Palace, St.Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Pareekshith Thampuran Museum, Pallipuram Fort, Santa Cruz Basilica, Bolgatty Island, Indo Portuguese Museum. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 2 : Cochin - Kumarakom (48 Kms / 1:30 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and drive to Kumarakom “Town of Backwaters”. Upon arrival at Kumarakom check in your hotel for night stay. Later proceed for Kumarakom sightseeing tour visit Vembanad Lake, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Beach, Kumarakom Backwaters, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Pathiramanal Island, Juma Masjid and Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple. Relax at hotel or day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Day 3 : Kumarakom - Alleppey (32 Kms / 1 Hrs) Today morning after breakfast at hotel, later check out from hotel and proceed for backwater to enjoy the houseboat journey for day and night. Upon arrival at Alleppey check in your houseboat for night stay. Later proceed for backwaters & lagoons on Alappuzha, later lunch at houseboat. Enjoy the evening with dinner at houseboat and rest of the day and night at houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat. Day 4 : Alleppey - Cochin (60 Kms / 1:30 Hrs) and Departure Today morning after breakfast at houseboat, later check out from houseboat and drive to Cochin airport to board the flight to your home.

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