On arrival at Kochi Airport, our representative will greet and transfer you to the Hotel in Fort Kochi for a two- night stay. In the evening, you can enjoy a sunset cruise along the Vembanad Lake and glimpse the historic Chinese fishing nets; the fresh catch from these nets is then sold in the fish market nearby. If you have a particular taste for fresh-off-the-boat seafood, then you can select from the fresh catch, which will be prepared for you in different styles.
Day 2 : Kochi Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour. The older parts of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry have an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English country village grafted on the Tropical Malabar Coast – a radical contrast to the bright lights of mainland Ernakulam. You will be taken to the St. Francis Church constructed by Portuguese – said to be India’s oldest European built church; and the Mattancherry Palace where the astonishing murals depicting stories from Ramayana, Mahabharatha and Puranic legends are an eye-catching sight. The next stop is at the Paradesi Jewish Synagogue, originally constructed in 1568. In the evening, you can watch a Kathakali performance, which is the renowned stage drama of Kerala. Overnight stay in the same hotel.
Day 3 : Kochi - Alappuzha – Ourland
After breakfast, drive to Alappuzha – ‘the Venice of the East’ – and check in at the “Our Land resort”, which is a beautiful Kerala-style resort situated in a very small island surrounded by backwaters. A singular characteristic of ‘Our lLand’ is that it is located in a region called ‘Kuttanad’ known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’. This is also one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Day 4 : Our Land – Houseboat
After breakfast, you can board a houseboat from the steps of the resort, and spend the rest of the day cruising through the canals of Alappuzha, where you get a chance to observe the lives of people living along the banks of the backwaters. Enjoy an overnight stay is in the houseboat; the accommodation is simple but has modern en-suite facilities for your convenience.
Day 5 : Houseboat – Vagamon - Vanilla County
After breakfast on board, disembark at Alappuzha and drive to Vagamon, a tourist spot surrounded by the deep puzzling valleys situated at an elevation of 1,100m above sea level. It is a ‘trekker’s paradise’. Check in for a home stay” accommodation in an enchanting plantation villa, set amidst plantations of vanilla, pepper, coffee and rubber.
Day 6 : Vagamon
Spend the entire day doing different activities: you can take in a spice plantation visit, pay a visit to the nearby ‘Ashram’ or ‘Meditation Centre’, go bird and butterfly watching, among other things. If you wish to, you will even be taken for elephant watching (seasonal / optional). Overnight at the home stay.
Day 7: Departure Transfer to Kochi Airport
After breakfast, check out from Vanilla County and drive to Kochi International Airport for your onward journey.
RATES PER PERSON IN INR
02 PAX travelling
04 PAX travelling
Till 31st OCT
Accommodation using Double/Twin sharing room as per itinerary
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) at AC Houseboat
Transportation in an AC Vehicle
All entrance fees
Local guide at Kochi
Sunset cruise at Kochi
Kathakali show at Kochi
Activities in Our Land
All applicable taxes
Extra meals and Drinks
Laundry and other expenses of personal nature
Price applicable only minimum 02 persons travelling together