Down the Water of Paradise

Down The Waters Of Paradise

Cochin (Arrival) - Alleppey (Backwaters) - Marari - Cochin (Departure)

Starting Price : USD 555 / Euro 400


Kerala Backwaters, Jewish Synagogue, traditional houseboat, beaches, ayurveda. Lush, tropical southern India is an inspiration. Amid the green shades of a tropical paradise, encounter locals in their fishing villages, traditional homes and colonial enclaves and join them in their bazaars and boats.

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Down The Water of ParadiseTour Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Cochin (Arrival) - Alleppey (Backwaters) - Marari - Cochin (Departure)

Package Inclusions:
. Accommodation on twin sharing rooms at listed hotel or equivalent with Meals as specified in the itinerary
. Transportation/Transfers by air-conditioned luxury vehicle for entire tour as per itinerary
. Service of English Speaking Tourist guide at Cochin
. Kathakali dance performance visit while at Cochin
. One night House Boat on full board basis / cruise: 'Alleppey Round Trip'
. All entrances fees as per Suggested itinerary
. All applicable taxes

Package Exclusions:
. Meals other than those specifies in the itinerary
. Entrance, Camera fee, Special guide charges & tips
. Elephant rides, Jungle safari/Trekking any
. Things of personal nature like laundry, telephone etc.
. Inland/International flight charges
. All other than those listed in above inclusions

Day 01: Arrival Cochin /Transfers to Hotel
Up on arrival / Pick up Cochin - you are Meeting & greeted by Hitours resprentative followed by transfers to Hotel.
About Cochin - A commercial capital of Kerala with its modern part Ernakulum and the old peninsular district of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry, Cochin is situated on the southwest coast of the Indian peninsula. Over the years, Cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai/Bombay). Cochin was an important spice-trading center on the Arabian Sea coast from the 14th century onwards. It was the first European colonial settlement in India. First Portuguese followed by Dutch and British ruled over here till 19th century.

Day 02: Cochin
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Explore Cochin - the commercial hub of Kerala, is a town of great historical importance.
Afternoon: At leisure
Evening: visit the famous dance drama of Kerala, the "Kathakali"
Meals Included: Breakfast
About Cochin - Cochin visiting - 'The Jewish Synagogue' at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town, 'The St. Francis Church', the oldest European Church in India, 'The Santa Cruz Basilica' originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese, The Dutch Palace, Spice market at the narrow streets and the 'Chinese fishing nets' are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Return to hotel for lunch and later in the evening at 05.30pm visit the famous dance drama of Kerala, the "Kathakali". This dance can be characterized by grotesque gesticulations, amazing costumes and very extensive make-up. The stories are mostly taken from the epics Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Please note: Jewish synagogue & Dutch palace are closed on Friday & Saturday

Day 03: Cochin - Alleppey (55 km / 1hr)
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Travel to Alleppey - Land of Backwater and Check-in to House Boat
Lunch: In House Boat
Afternoon: Backwater Cruises - Begin with a cruise, then stroll back into the town past the canals covered with mauve hyacinths.
Evening: At leisure
Accommodation: Overnight on Boarded Houseboat
Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
About Alleppey - situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Alleppey also known as Alapuzha - is one of the most magnificent Backwaters destinations of the Kerala state. Set in the labyrinth of Backwater channels and bridges the town is one of the best gateways to explore the unspoiled natural beauty of the countryside. Apart, Alleppey is known for the production of the high quality coir goods, rice bowl of Kerala, boasts of a diverse variety of fauna and its famous annual Snake Boat Race festivals.

Day 04: Alleppey - Marari (35 km / 01h)
Breakfast: On Boarded Houseboat
Morning: Travel to Marari - picturesque fishermen's village of Mararikulam
Afternoon: Check-in to Hotel in Marari
Evening: At leisure
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 05: Marari (at leisure) Leisure on the beach. Tucked away inside quiet and lush coconut groves the resorts set by the pristine white sand beaches of the Marari offer you unparalleled quite in astoundingly beautiful settings. Day is leisure on the beach resort. Overnight at the resort. No Transport services

Day 06 Marari - Cochin (Departure) (65 km / 1, 5 hrs)
Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Morning: Transfer to airport.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Only Transfers

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Tour Lodging Info: 04 Nights Hotels + 01 Night Houseboat
Accommodation is provided on twin sharing room with breakfast basis at listed hotels or equivalent, except for House Boat on Non air-conditioned accommodation and on full board basis. For Lunch and dinner there would be an additional supplement. . The Superior category comprises of 03 to 04 Star Hotels with swimming pool, bar and other regular facilities. A hotel list is as follows:

Places Nights Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Cochin 02 Nights Abad Atrium Taj Residency
Marari 02 Nights Turtle beach resort Turtle beach resort

**Note: Check in / out time at hotels is 12.00 Noon. Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking,

Departure Dates

Months Departure Dates
December, 2009 10
January, 2010 07, 28
Februry, 2010 11
March, 2010 04, 18
April, 2010 01, 15

Package Rates

Category Currrency Superior PackageDeluxe Package
01 Oct To 31 Mar 10: (Except 20 Dec To 15 Jan'10)
02 - 16 PAX
Per person on twin sharing basis USD 555 885
Single supplement charge USD 289 595
Per person on twin sharing basis EURO 400 640
Single supplement charge EURO 210 430
From 20 Dec To 15 Jan' 10
02 - 16 PAX
Per person on twin sharing basis USD 680 1065
Single supplement charge USD 445 775
Per person on twin sharing basis EURO 495 770
Single supplement charge EURO 320 560

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