04 NIGHTS / 05 DAYS –TOUR 09

Highlights of Spice Holidays Tourism Company: A complete all-inclusive 5 Days tour at an honest price. Safe and secured accommodations selected by Spice Holidays Tourism Specialists for the best results @ Best Bargained Prices. Experienced ‘multi-lingual’ chauffer- Trained and monitored by Spice Holidays team – for your tour guidance and local guarding with a friendly behavior. An exclusive air-conditioned cab from arrival date till departure, for easy and cozy traveling. Maximum sightseeing with minimum traveling time – informative tips, guidance and follows up on every day by Spice Holidays Tour Executive, from arrival till departure whilst you on tour, as a part of our “Responsible Tourism ” policy. You may contact us locally for any guidance on Mobile/Office/Residence round the clock on your tour dates 24 Hrs. X 7 Days basis.

Day-1

(Arrival – Cochin International Airport)

Pick up from the Cochin International Airport Get ready for an exotic holiday in Gods own country.
Kochi -Heritage Harbor Town, Beaches, Water Cruiseways, Palaces, Islands, Churches, Temples, Synagogue & Commercial City Centre-(Central Kerala) – It’s an old harbor town with heritage palaces, Temples, and Churches. Kochi (Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. From time immemorial, the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left indelible marks on the history and development of Cochin. 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 is proud of its world-class port and an international airport that link it to many major cities worldwide. Places to Visit, Jewish Synagogue (Built-in 1568 AD. Closed on Saturdays & Jewish Holidays), Dutch Palace (Built-in 1557 AD. Closed on Fridays & National Holidays), St.Francis Church & Santa Cruz Cathedral (Built by Portuguese in 1503 AD), Maritime Museum- INS Dronacharya Fort Cochin (Monday Holiday), Chinese fishing net (The Chinese Fishing Nets that line the sea-front and exhibit a method of catching fish, introduced by Chinese traders) then proceed to Hotel.
Overnight stay in Kochi.

Day-2

(Houseboat)

Have you ever gone cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala? If you haven’t, make sure you do. This one is really a wonderful and unforgettable experience!
Present day houseboats are huge, slow-moving exotic barges used for leisure trips, and are in fact reworked version of Kettuvallams of olden times. The original Kettuvallams were used to carry tons of rice and spices. A standard Kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.By constructing special rooms to accommodate travelers, these boats cruised forward from near-extinction to enjoy their present great popularity. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes, and inlets formed by more than 900 km of waterways. The backwaters have a unique ecosystem – freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea.
Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day-3

(Alleppey Houseboat to Kumarakom)

Kumarakom -Backwaters & Canals, Paddy fields, Palm groves, Boat Cruises & Stay – (Central Kerala) –Serene Backwaters, coconut palm groves, and green paddy fields. Beneath the backwaters Kumarakom – Kottayam is a vast network of rivers and canals which empty into the great expanse of water called the Vembanad Lake. This Lake, an enchanting picnic spot, and a fast developing backwater tourism destination provide boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The Kumarakom Tourist village offers House Boat cruises and nature entertainments. The serene Lake comes alive during Onam -The most celebrity festival in Kerala- with a spectacular regatta-the Snake Boat Race
Bird Sanctuary: The village of Kumarakom is located on the bank of the Vembanad Lake is a cluster of little islands and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist’s paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck, and migratory birds like the Siberian stork that live there in flocks fascinate the visitors.
Pathiramanal: Located on the border of Kottayam and Alappuzha. The name Pathiramanal means Sands of the night which is a 10-acre island on the backwaters and is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world. This little island on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world.
Overnight stay at Kumarakom.

Day-4

Cherai Beach

Following the breakfast & Proceed to Cherai. Cherai is a picturesque beach, located on the north-end of the Vypeen Island is ideal for swimming. Lined with luscious green coconut groves and paddy fields, this sandy beach is a unique combination of the sea and the backwaters, studded with seashells of various hues and shapes. Dolphins are occasionally seen here. Thick coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront are added attractions.
Overnight stay at Cherai.

Day-5

(Departure from Cochin International Airport)

Do the shopping at Cochin City as time permits, and drop at Cochin International Airport, where your memorable tour comes to an end. Do spare a few minutes to fill in the feedback form. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated.
Good Bye! Enjoy the Golden memories of God’s Own Country till lifelong & Share it with your friends and Relatives. Have a safe & happy Journey.

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