International Tours - Kerala Culture Tours - 9 Day / 8 Nights

General Information

Kerala's backwaters is the most popular tourist attraction of Kerala. The total expanse of backwater stretches over 1500kms, with a network of 44 rivers, lagoons and lakes from north to south. Alleppey which forms the main part of this network has the peculiar geographical feature of having the water in level with the land. This gives the advantage of getting a closer look at the village life on shore while on a backwater ride. The intricate network of canals through this town has earned it the sobriquet "The Venice of the East".

Kerala Backwater Tours

The most interesting area in the backwaters is the Kuttanad region, called the rice bowl of Kerala. The area is probably the only place in the continent where farming is done below sea level, using a system of dykes and bunds.

The largest backwater stretch is the Vembanad Lake, which opens out into the sea at the Kochi port and flows through three districts - Alappuzha, Kottayam and Kochi. The Ashtamudi Lake has eight 'arms' covering a major portion of Kollam district in the south, and is the second largest lake in the state.


    Fact File - Kerala
   Location
Southwestern tip of India
   Area 38,863 sq. km  
   Capital Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)  
   Time Zone GMT + 5:30      
   Currency Indian Rupee    
   Language Malayalam; English is widely spoken.  
   Religion Hinduism, Christianity, Islam  
   Climate Tropical  

Tour Itinerary

   Kerala Cultural Tours (9 Days / 8 Nights)  
Kerala Backwater Tours
   Day 01: SINGAPORE – KOCHI  
  
Depart from Singapore to Kochi, on arrival meet and transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight stay at kochi
 
   Day 02: KOCHI – MUNNAR (130 Km’s & 2½ Hrs)
(B)
 
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning check-out hotel and proceed for half day city tour of Kochi covering:
Harbor cruise, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish synagogue, Chinese fishing nets and afternoon drive to Munnar, upon arrival check-in to hotel and overnight stay at Munnar.
 
   Day 03: Munnar
(B)
 
Breakfast at Hotel; Full day tour of Munnar covering: Rajamalai Hills, Eravikulam national park,
Mattupetty dam, Echo Point, Tea Plantation, Munnar Lake and evening back to hotel and overnight stay at Munnar.
 
   Day 04: MUNNAR – THEKKADY (90 Km’s & 2 Hrs)
(B)
 
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning check-out hotel and drive to Thekkady, upon arrival check-in to hotel and
afternoon proceed for boating at Periyar Lake and overnight stay at Thekkady.
 
   DAY 05: THEKKADY – KUMARAKOM (120 Km’s & 2½ Hrs)
(B)
 
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning proceed for Spice plantation tour and shopping, by noon check-out hotel
and drive to Kumarakom, upon arrival check-in to backwater resort and overnight stay at Kumarakom.
 
  DAY 06: KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY (40 Km’s & 1 Hr.)
(B/L/D)
  Breakfast at Hotel; Morning check-out hotel and drive to Alleppey, upon arrival check-in to Houseboat and cruise through Vembanad Lake and lagoons and overnight stay at Houseboat.
  Day 07: ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM (160 Km’s & 3 Hrs)
(B)
  Breakfast at Hotel; Morning check-out houseboat and drive to Kovalam, upon arrival check-in to Beach resort and overnight stay at Kovalam.
  Day 08: KOVALAM
(B)
  Breakfast at Hotel; Full day free at leisure for beach activities or optional trip to Kanyakumari and overnight stay at Kovalam
  Day 09: KOVALAM – THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – SINGAPORE
(B)
  Breakfast at Hotel; Noon check-out hotel and proceed for half day city tour of Thiruvananthapuram covering: Padmanabaswamy temple, Padmanaba palace, Museum and late evening drop at Thiruvananthapuram Airport to take flight back to Singapore.
 
Book Kerala Tour from Singapore
  Tour Cost (Per Person in SGD) – VALID FROM 01 OCT 2012 – 31 MAR 2013
 
Category
Min 02 Pax
Min 04 Pax
Min 06 Pax
Extra Person
Single Supplementary
Luxury
$1220
$1075
$1025
Same as person
$595
Deluxe
$1095
$970
$915
Same as person
$445
Standard
$975
$895
$785
Same as person
$380
  *Peak season surcharges applies during the stay from 20 Dec 12 – 05 Jan 13
  HOTEL ENVISAGED:
 
City
Luxury
Delux
Standard
No of Nights
Kochi
Casino Hotel/ Dream
Abad Atrium
Abad Plaza
01
Munnar
Mountain Club
Blackberry Hills
Abad Copper Castle
02
Thekkady
Wild Corridor
Elephant Court
Green Forest
01
Kumarakom
The Zuri
Whispering Palms
Backwater Ripples
01
House Boat
Deluxe Houseboat
Deluxe Houseboat
Deluxe Houseboat
01
Kovalam
Travancore Heritage
Travancore Heritage
Abad Harmonia
02
   
  Cost Includes
 
  • All transfers and sightseeing by Air-Conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation with breakfast in the above mentioned/ similar Hotels.
  • Daily Breakfast and All meals during stay at House boat.
  • Boating at Periyar Lake.
  • English speaking guide service at Kochi.
  • Driver allowance, Fuel charges, parking, toll and interstate tax. Etc.
  Cost Excludes
 
  • Air fare & taxes (Singapore – Kochi // Thiruvananthapuram – Singapore).
  • India Visa fee for Singapore nationals (SGD 55 per person)
  • Travel insurance with emergency evacuation & repatriation (SGD 60 per person)
  • Any meal other than mentioned in cost include, entrance fee in to monuments, Temples, camera fee and other entertainment charges.
  • Personal nature expense such as portage, tips, laundry, telephone etc.
  Remarks
 
  • Rooms and rates are subject to availability.
  • Validity of passport should be min of 6 Months from the date of travel.
  • Terms & conditions apply.
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