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Duration: 05 Nights & 06 Days
Welcomed by KeralaToursco representative at the airport and transferred to BruntonBoatyard. Taj Malabar located on Wellington Island, enjoys a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea and the backwaters. Taj Malabar blends old world charm and contemporary luxury and reflects the ambience of Cochin City. It is a perfect place to start the journey through Kerala. The hotel is mere 50 minute drive from the Kochi (Cochin) International Airport. Overnight in Cochin
Meander through the old districts of Mattancherry and Fort Cochin where the various European influences are most apparent with merchant houses and old warehouses cramming the waterfront and narrow streets. Visit to the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday & Saturday) built in 1568. Scrolls of the Old Testament and a number of copper plates inscribed in Hebrew script are preserved here. The building was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662 and rebuilt by the Dutch two years later. Continue you visit to St. Francis Church, the oldest church constructed by the Europeans in India. Built by the Portuguese in 1510; it housed the remains of Vasco da Gama for 14 years before it was transferred to Lisbon. His tombstone can be seen inside the church. Also visit the Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1555. The Palace was presented to the Raja of Cochin as a gesture of goodwill. This was also known as the Dutch Palace, resulting from substantial renovation by the Dutch after 1663. The central hall was the Coronation Hall of the Rajas. Their dresses, turbans and palanquins and murals from Hindu mythology are all beautiful and worth seeing. Culminate the tour at Fort Kochi, which is said to be the oldest European settlement in India. In the evening, the epic Ramayana comes to life at a Kathakali performance, traditional Keralan dance, where the characters use larger than life gestures, wear outrageous costumes and dramatic make up. Overnight in Cochin (Overnight stay at Cochin)
Leave Cochin and drive to Kumarakom, This cluster of tiny islands is almost impossibly beautiful, surrounded by a labyrinth of tropical waterways. Kumarakom is the jumping off point to join a boat to explore the Kerala backwaters. Check in to Vivanta byTaj-Kumarakom is often referred to as the little jewel, still maintains the beauty of its rustic surroundings. The 123-year-old colonial bungalow houses newly built Luxury Villas, heritage rooms and charming cottages. At this idyllic retreat, guests can look forward to practicing the art of doing nothing or keeping themselves busy with a variety of experiences, from nature to adventure, from culture to cuisine, and from rejuvenation to religion In the evening enjoy the Ayurveda with a general ayurvedic full-body massage. Overnight in Kumarakom
Drive to Kovalam, Taj Green Cove Resort and Spa - A Taj Leisure Hot . Soak in the space that spreads over 10 acres and reflects the spirit of the sea. Drive in enjoying backseat surprises (we're not revealing here). The 12 km drive from Thiruvananthapuram airport and the 14 km drive from the railway station will be a breeze for sure, with Vivanta by Taj delight moments all the way. See the local flavour of Kerala combined with Balinese influences in the architecture and decor from the moment you step in the lobby. Feel the Vivanta by Taj vibe as you find little surprises delighting you all the way during your stay. It still remains the charming seaside & backwaters resort that's almost one with the Arabian Sea. Where fun lovers come again and again for the good times.
Day at leisure on the beach.
Departure transfer to Trivandrum airport for onward flight
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|COCHIN||02||VIVANTA BY TAJ MALABAR|
|KUMARAKOM||02||VIVANTA BY TAJ - KUMARAKOM|
|KOVALAM||02||VIVANTA BY TAJ - KOVALAM|