Day 07 / Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin (225Kms drive).
The Commercial Capital of Kerala, and the most cosmopolitan
of Kerala’s cities, Cochin is a fascinating
blend of cultures. The evening is free for Leisure
& Shopping. Night stay in Cochin.
Day 08 / Sightseeing Cochin
Sightseeing in Cochin, takes you very close to the
regions History on the international stage .
1. The Hill Palace Museum, a fully-fledged archeological
museum and Kerala’s first ever Heritage Museum
are the main attractions (closed on Mondays).
2. Chinese Fishing Nets, this unique style of huge
cantilevered fishing nets were erected between 1350
and 1450 AD by traders from the Court of Kubla Khan,
a Chinese King.
3. Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church was built
by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope
Paul IV in 1558. Pope John Paul II proclaimed the
Church a Basilica in 1984.
4. The Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, this
is the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth (closed
on Saturdays & Jewish Holidays).
The area around the Synagogue, called Jew Town, is
the centre for Spice & Handicraft shops.
5. Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace), built by the
Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Regent of
Kochi (closed on Fridays). Night stay in Cochin.
Day 09 / Departure
Transfer to Cochin / Trivandrum International Airport
to board the onward flight.
Options / Choices / Additions
“Waterways” - One Night on a
The nights stay of ‘Day Two’ of the Tour
can be spent on a Houseboat; we board at Alleppey
– the “Venice of the East”.
Alleppey is a fascinating part of Kerala; land of
Canals and Inland Lakes.
The classic Kerala Houseboat or “Kettuvallam”,
(as it would be locally known), is the giant traditional
craft of the waterways. Measuring up to 80 feet in
length, they were used to carry tonnes of rice &
spices. A standard Kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tonnes.
Today these Houseboats have been transformed into
an innovative holiday idea, including all the creature
comforts of a well-furnished Bedroom, an en-suite
Bathroom, cosy Living Room, Kitchen and even a Balcony
The Houseboat will cruise at a leisurely pace along
palm-fringed waterways, giving a panoramic view of
Kerala Village Life. On-board catering will provide
the best of Kerala Cuisine to suit your tastes.
At night the Boat will be Anchored on Lake Vembanad.
Day Three & Four at Alleppey:
A day trip to Kumarakam to visit the Bird
[Note: This option will save cost on the Deluxe Tour].
Take a Break – [Additional Charges
Two nights in any one of the Beach Resorts –
(a) Taj - Garden Retreat, Varkala.
(b) Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam.
(c) Kadapuram Beach Resort, Nattika.
2.Lakes & Lagoons:
Two nights in any one of the Backwater Resorts –
(a) Poovar Island Resort, Poovar, near Kovalam.
(b) Aqua Serene, Paravoor.