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Kerala - the God's Own Country

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Kerala - the God's Own Country 09 Days / 07 Nights

This well-designed itinerary allows you to explore the best of what Kerala, the God’s Own Country, has to offer. Starting from Cochin, the tour takes you to many wonderful destinations such as Kumarakom, Alleppey, and Varkala where you can admire natural and cultural wonders of Kerala. From pristine beaches and serene backwaters to lush green hills and glorious temples – Kerala has a lot to explore and experience. 

Tour Nights

  • Cochin: 2 nights
  • Kumarakom: 1 nights
  • Alleppey House Boat: 1 nights
  • Varkala: 3 nights
  • Tour code: AWI83
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Admire natural and historical attractions in Cochin
  • Take in the breathtaking views of lakes and backwaters in Kumarakom
  • Experience tranquil charm of Alleppey beaches and backwaters
  • Experience coastal culture of Varkala

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 UK – Cochin
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    UK – Cochin

    Depart from the UK on an overnight flight to Cochin, India.

  • Day 2 Arrival Cochin & Sight Seeing
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    Arrival Cochin & Sight Seeing

    Arrive at Cochin, a beautiful coastal city located in the Indian state of Kerala. Popularly known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, Cochin flaunts an array of natural and historical attractions such as Fort Kochi, Hill Palace, and the picturesque Marine Drive. Today, you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour in the city. 

  • Day 3 In Cochin
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    In Cochin

    This day is dedicated to the exploration of Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Kathakali Center, Greenix Village, Arrekal Waterfalls and Mangalvanam Bird Sanctury that beholds the rich natural and cultural history of Kerala. 

  • Day 4 Cochin – Kumarakom
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    Cochin – Kumarakom

    Drive from Cochin to Kumarakom. Enjoy a scenic drive through the lush hills of the region. Explore the surroundings in Kumarakom. Brimming with natural beauty, Kumarakom is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places in India. Lovely backwaters, lush green hills and serene lakes here draw nature lovers and couples in hordes. 

  • Day 5 Kumarakom – Alleppy
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    Kumarakom – Alleppy

    Today, you’ll leave for Alleppey. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a large network of lagoons, rivers and lakes surrounding it, Alleppey or Alappuzha is fondly billed as the ‘Venice of the East’. You can visit the Alleppey beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. St Mary Forane Church, Ambalapuzha temple and Marari beach are a few other attractions that make Alleppey a wonderful holiday destination. 

  • Day 6 Alleppey – Varkala
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    Alleppey – Varkala

    On your way from Alleppey to Varkala (about 115kms), you will enjoy amazing vistas of green hills and gushing rivers. A suburban town in Thiruvananthapuram district, Varkala is widely known for its tranquil beaches surrounded by dramatic cliffs and picturesque hamlets. The entire region is very peaceful and offers a rejuvenating retreat in the lap of the nature. Explore the serene Thiruvambadi beach, Anjengo Fort, and Vishnu temple today. 

  • Day 7 In Varkala
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    In Varkala

    Enjoy your day at Varkala beach alongwith exploring Varkala Lighthouse, Varkala Cliff, Varkala Aquarium and Varkala Tunnel. 

  • Day 8 In Varkala
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    In Varkala

    Start another water retreat at Chilakoor Beach, proceed to Kappil Lake, Kappil Beach and conclude the day at Edava Beach. 

  • Day 9 Varkala - UK Departure
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    Varkala - UK Departure

    Post breakfast, check out from your hotel in Varkala and proceed towards Trivandrum International Airport for your onward journey to UK. 

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Extension

Chennai - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 09 to Day 12)

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is a city of vibrant joys and festivities where religion & traditions bind the populace in a bond of warmth and wellbeing.

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Day 1

To Chennai

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chennai. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Chennai. Read More

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Day 2

To Chennai

Morning visit to the temple city of Kanchipuram. In the afternoon, visit the scenic shore temples at Mahabalipuram. Read More

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Day 3

To Chennai

Morning visit Chennai city tour including George Town (the original Madras) and the Chennai Museum. Afternoon fly from Chennai to Trivandrum. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Trivandrum towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • Holiday Inn
    Holiday Inn
    Cochin
  • Hindustan Beach Retreat
    Hindustan Beach Retreat
    Varkala
  • AC Deluxe House Boat
    AC Deluxe House Boat
    Alleppey
  • Park Regis Aveda Kumarakom
    Park Regis Aveda Kumarakom
    Kumarakom
  • Crowne Plaza
    Crowne Plaza
    Kochi
  • The Zuri
    The Zuri
    Kumarakom
  • AC Deluxe House Boat
    AC Deluxe House Boat
    Alleppey
  • B'Canti Boutique Beach Resort
    B'Canti Boutique Beach Resort
    Varkala

Holiday Inn

Cochin
  • Holiday Inn

Located in the cosmopolitan city of Cochin, known as the industrial capital of Kerala, Holiday Inn Cochin is a recent addition in this bustling commercial port.Conveniently located on the NH Bypass at a distance of 5 kms from

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Hindustan Beach Retreat

Varkala
  • Hindustan Beach Retreat

Nestled on the beach, this Varkala hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Varkala Beach and Janardanaswamy Temple. Kappil Beach is 4.6 mi (7.5 km) away. Varkala is 55km north of Thiruvananthapuram accessible by road NH-47 via kallamb

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Crowne Plaza

Kochi
  • Crowne Plaza

Located on the NH 47 Bypass with easy access to the airport, CBD, Kakkanad Infopark, Fort Kochi, and scenic backwaters and beaches to the south. Amidst exotic surroundings that comprised of alluring attractions of the city

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The Zuri

Kumarakom
  • The Zuri

The Zuri is Located on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake, set at the heart of the beautiful Southern state of Kerala. It is just 2 hours from the Cochin International Airport and 30 minutes drive from Kottayam railway station

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AC Deluxe House Boat

Alleppey
  • AC Deluxe House Boat

Sail onto the famed backwaters of Kerala on a house boat and behold captivating sights and sounds - swaying palms and images from daily life in local fishing villages. 

AC Deluxe House Boat

Alleppey
  • AC Deluxe House Boat

Sail onto the famed backwaters of Kerala on a house boat and behold captivating sights and sounds - swaying palms and images from daily life in local fishing villages. 

B'Canti Boutique Beach Resort

Varkala
  • B'Canti Boutique Beach Resort

Varkala is a coastal town in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, God’s Own Country. Property is on the North Cliff of Varkala away from the large crowds and daily grind. The rocky terrain, captivating cliffs and sandy

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Park Regis Aveda Kumarakom

Kumarakom
  • Park Regis Aveda Kumarakom

The hotel Situated in Kumarakom, Aveda Resorts and Spa is on a lake and close to Kumarakom Boat Jetty, Vembanad Lake, and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Regional attractions also include Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple and Nagambadam

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What's Included?

  • Return International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Economy class domestic flights within India.
  • Accommodation as specified or similar.
  • Meals; Bed & Breakfast basis except on House Boat which is on Full Board.
  • All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance is not included. We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa is not included. UK citizens require entry visas for India.
  • Personal Expenses such as laundry bills, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other than specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips to drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

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