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K E R A L A  G R E E N E R Y
   Kerala is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. Called the God's own country, Kerala has the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering in the east and is networked by forty four rivers. Kerala enjoys some unique geographical features such as an equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Kerala's Ayurveda, the enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historic and cultural monuments, the exotic cuisine all these offer an unique experience. And what's more, every one of these charming destinations are only a two hour drive from the other, a singular advantage that no other destinations can offer.
   We have clubbed in some of the main attractions including Heritage, Backwaters, Houseboat, Hill stations & Beaches to form this itinerary – Taste of Kerala.
VALIDITY ELITE (02 PAX travelling)
Rest of the Year 95100
20 Dec - 10 Jan 104600
 Day 1 : Arrival Kochi
     On your arrival at Kochi Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Fort Cochin hotel where you can check in for a two-night stay. In the evening you can enjoy the sunset and cruise to see the Chinese fishing nets. The Fish market here is famous for the fishes caught by the Chinese nets. You can also select from the fresh catch and it will be prepared for you in different styles to tantalize your taste buds. Overnight stay will be arranged at Raintree Lodge, a small heritage hotel located at Fort Kochi.
 Day 2 : Kochi
     Post breakfast you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Kochi. The colonial influence of Kochi becomes evident when you visit the Jewish Synagogue, built in 1567, housing the Grand Scrolls of the Old Testament and the Dutch Palace, with its 17th century murals of the Ramayana. You can also visit St Francis' Church, where Vasco da Gama, the voyager who "rediscovered" India for Europe (Columbus having failed) was first buried. In the evening you can attend a Kathakali performance which is a traditional dance of Kerala or Kalarippayattu performance, a traditional martial art of Kerala. Overnight stay at Kochi.
 Day 3 : Kochi - Backwaters Our Land
     After breakfast on day 03 you will be driven to Alappuzha referred to as the ”Venice of the east” by travelers from across the world. You can check in at Ourland Resort. Ourland Resort is a very simple and beautiful Kerala style resort situated at the corner of a very small island surrounded by backwaters. A singular characteristic of Ourland is that it is located in the region called Kuttanad. Kuttanad has lush paddy fields, and is called the Rice Bowl of Kerala. It is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. Overnight stay at Ourland Resort.
 Day 4 : Our Land – Houseboat
     Post breakfast you can board a rice boat or commonly known as a House Boat from the steps of Ourland Resort itself. You can spend the whole of the day cruising through the backwaters of Alappuzha. You get the chance to observe the lives of people living along the banks of the backwaters. The accommodation in the houseboat is simple but comfortable, equipped with modern en suite facilities. Overnight stay in the houseboat.
 Day 5 : Houseboat – Vagamon
     On day 05 post breakfast, disembark the Houseboat at Alappuzha and you will be driven to Vagamon. It is an ideal tourist spot surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and dales. Situated at an elevation of 1100 m above sea level, Vagamon is a trekker's paradise. Here you can check into Vanilla Country (Home stay) for a two-day stay. Vanilla Country is an enchanting Plantation villa, located near the origin of Meenachil River. It is set amidst plantations of vanilla, pepper, coffee and rubber. Mr. Baby Mathew and Mrs. Rani Mathew will be your hosts at Vanilla County.
 Day 6 : Vagamon
     Day 6 will be spent at Vagamon. You can get engaged in different activities like Spice plantation visits, bathing in mountain streams, visiting nearby ashram or meditation center, bird and butterfly watching etc. If you are lucky enough you will be taken for Elephant Watching – (optional & seasonal). Overnight stay at Vanilla County.
 Day 7 : Vagamon
     Day 07 is also at your disposal. You get a chance to explore Vagamon. It is a paradise for the seekers of peace and tranquility and abundance of nature. It offers all tourists an opportunity for long treks, paragliding, mountaineering and rock climbing. Placid lakes are ideal for boating. And if you quest deep into the forests of Vagamon you can spot wild animals like elephants and wild buffaloes. Overnight stay at Vanilla County.
 Day 8 : Vagamon – Kottayam - Train to Thiruvananthapuram – Kovalam
     After breakfast you will be transferred to Kottayam Railway station to board a train to Thiruvananthapuram. On your arrival at Thiruvananthapuram you will be transferred to Kovalam for your beach stay. Check in at Hotel Uday Samudra. For the rest of the day will be left at your disposal.
 Day 9 : Day Free at Kovalam
     You are left free to explore Kovalam on your own. The clean white sandy beaches of Kovalam will arouse a temptation irresistible, to lie idle on the sands and tan your body. You could get into any of the Ayurvedic massage centers and indulge in a rejuvenating herbal, body-toning massage and holistic therapies or you could go surfing or swimming which are among the other water sports possible in Kovalam beaches.
 Day 10 : Day Free at Kovalam
     Kovalam is a perfect hide away, far from mass tourism. The rest of the day is also at your disposal for leisure and relaxation. You can explore the three beaches of Kovalam – the Light House Beach, the Hawah Beach, and the Samudra Beach. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
 Day 11 : Departure Transfer to Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station / Airport
     Post breakfast you can check out from the hotel and you will be transferred to Thiruvananthapuram railway station or international airport for your onward journey.
   Tour Tariff (in INR) (2 persons)
VALIDITY ELITE (02 PAX travelling)
Rest of the Year 95100
20 Dec - 10 Jan 104600
  • Accommodation using one Double/Twin at all destinations as per the above itinerary
  • Rain Tree lodge & Uday Samudra on breakfast basis
  • Ourland Resort, AC Houseboat & Vanilla County on full board basis
  • Transportation using AC Vehicle
  • All entrance fee
  • Local guide at Kochi
  • Sunset cruise at Kochi
  • Kathakali show at Kochi
  • Narrow canal cruise at Ourland Resort
  • AC class Train ticket from Kottayam to Thiruvananthapuram
  • Service tax
  • Flight tickets
  • Extra meals & Drinks
  • Tips
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry & other expenses of personal nature
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