Cochin – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Alleppey – Cochin
4 Days/3Nights

Tour Information

Kumarakom, the famous backwater tourist destination in Kerala is located about 12 kms from Kottayam. This place can be reached through a voyage from Alappuzha. Kumarakom is undoubtedly the most invigorating, fascinating paradise in Kerala, God's own country. This rich green, sleepy little village of Kumarkom is located on the Vembanad Lake amidst mangrove forests and coconut groves.

 

  • Kumarakom, the famous backwater tourist destination in Kerala is located about 12 kms from Kottayam. This place can be reached through a voyage from Alappuzha. Kumarakom is undoubtedly the most invigorating, fascinating paradise in Kerala, God's own country. This rich green, sleepy little village of Kumarkom is located on the Vembanad Lake amidst mangrove forests and coconut groves.

    Kumarakom is an enchanting picnic spot and provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The slender coconut palms standing here, there and everywhere, it’s never ending paddy fields, meandering lagoons and backwaters, mangroves nesting birds of a hundred varieties can peacefully calm and invigorate your mind. On the scenic Vembanad Lake you will come across plenty of traditional country crafts or houseboats, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake runs into the mainland making a labyrinth of lagoons, brooks, canals and waterways. The backwater houses a variety of species of both fauna and flora and marine life.

     

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    Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the List of places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District. Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry

    With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Alappuzha is home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala.

    The Poomkavu Church is situated in the out-skirts of Alappuzha, and is a famous destination for Christian Pilgrims. Other Famous religios destinations are 1. Mullackal Raja Rajeshwari Temple 2. Mannarasala Temple 3. Arthunkal Church 4. Champakulam Church 5. Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple 6. Edathua Church 7. Salafi Juma Masjid Mosque 8. Kottamkulangara Vishnu and Devi Temple.


     

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    Cochin – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Alleppey – Cochin



Inclusions:

  • Accommodation 03 Nights/04 Days in the above mentioned hotels.
  • All the transfers and sightseeing by AC transport (Tata Indigo).
  • Daily breakfast & dinner at the hotel.
  • All meals during stay at houseboat.
  • Mineral water during travel time.
  • All current applicable hotel taxes.

Inclusions:

  • Expenses of personal nature such as meals other then specified, soft/hard drinks, camera/video fee, film rolls.
  • Any tips, travel insurance fee.
  • Monument entrance fee.
  • English speaking guide.
  • 3.09% Government taxes.
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above.
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Day 01 : Cochin Arrival – Kumarakom (80 kms/2 hrs)
On arrival meet and assistance at the airport drive to Kumarakom, reach and check-into the resort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the picturesque backwaters that form one of the major attractions of Kerala. Afternoon visit Bird Sanctury or relax your body & mind by Ayurveda/ Spa treatment in the resort. Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 02 : Kumarakom – Alleppey (Houseboat)

After leisure breakfast drive to board the houseboat and lunch will get serve in houseboat only. Cruise along Kerala’s scenic backwaters – a unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and rivers – are an integral part of Kerala’s tourism scenario. Relishing the traditional Kerala cuisine and dishes made from local fish, served by the crewmembers, the houseboats takes one on a fascinating cruise at a leisurely and relaxing pace. Overnight stay will be on the houseboat.
Overnight will be at the houseboat.

Day 03 : Alleppey

After breakfast disembark from the houseboat and check-into Alleppey Resort. Afternoon visit near by churches and attractions, evening enjoy at Alleppey beach and back to the resort. Overnight will be at the hotel.

Day 04 : Alleppey – Cochin (60 kms/1.3 hrs)

After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to Cochin and proceed for half day sightseeing tour (depending upon the flight timings attractions can be covered):

  • Chinese Fishing Nets / Vasco Da Gama Square: These huge cantilevered fishing nets are the legacy of one of the first visitors to the Malabar Coast.
  • Jewish Synagogue: The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. It was built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Paradesi is a word used in several Indian languages, and the literal meaning of the term is "foreigners", applied to the synagogue because it was historically used by "White Jews", a mixture of Jews from Cranganore, the Middle East, and European exiles.
  • Vasco House: Believed to have been the residence of Vasco da Gama, this is one of the oldest Portuguese residences in Fort Kochi.
  • VOC Gate: The large wooden gate facing the Parade Ground, with the monogram ‘VOC’ of the once mighty Dutch East India Company carved on it, was built in 1740.
  • Willingdon Island: Named after Lord Willingdon, a former British Viceroy of India, this man-made island is surrounded by beautiful backwaters.
  • Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple: The original foundations of this temple were laid in 947 AD according to the inscriptions found here.

Departure transfer at the Cochin airport to board the flight for onward destination.