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Kothamangalam Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF INDIA 1195

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Tea pickers

Day 1: Kothamangalam

Arrive Kochi and you will be met and driven to Kotamangalam. (approximate time is 01 hour 30 mins). Stay at the Mundakal - Home stay for 3 nights - Bird Nest Room on full board.

Rolling plantation

Day 2: Kothamangalam

Free day and at your leisure without a vehicle.

Sunset at Fort Kochi

Day 3: Kothamangalam

Free day and at your leisure without a vehicle.

Alleppey sunset

Day 4: Kothamangalam - Alleppey

Transfer to Alleppey (approximate time is 02 hours). Stay at the Ayanath Home stay for 1 night in a standard (Non Air conditioned Room) with full board. This evening get into the Kitchen to understand the traditional Kerala cooking.

The view ahead

Day 5: Alleppey

Transfer to the Houseboat in Alleppey. Alappuzha is known as ‘houseboat city’ as it is from here that many Keralan backwaters cruises commence and end. Chugging slowly on these vessels through the shallow, palm-fringed waters visitors see a part of Keralan society that revolves around fishing and the processing of coir (coconut fibre), copra (dried coconut meat) and cashews. Stay at Rainbow Cruise for 1 night -Deluxe Air Conditioned Houseboat with full board.

Day 6: Alleppey - Mararikulam

Drive to Marari (approximate time is 15 mins). Located in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Mararikulam is an attractive palm fringed coastal stretch comprising a small village and resort accommodation on the Arabian Sea. Accommodation in Mararikulam is located by or near the coast, offering the ocean on one side and the verdant green of Kerala on the other. Stay at the Beach Symphony (Beach cottage) for 3 nights with breakfast.

Day 7: Mararikulam

Free day and at your leisure without vehicle. Christmas Eve Dinner not mandatory. Water sports, catamaran cruising, yoga, meditation and rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments are popular distractions in idyllic Mararikulam.

Day 8: Mararikulam

Free day and at your leisure without vehicle.

Chinese nets at sunset

Day 9: Mararikulam - Kochi

Drive to Kochi and transfer to home stay (approximate time is 02 hours)Stay at Chiramel Homestay for 2 nights with breakfast. This evening witness Kathakali Dance Performance.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 10: Kochi

Today enjoy a half day visit of Kochi city. Fort Cochin boasts St Francis Church, India’s oldest European built church, constructed in 1503, the huge Santa Cruz RC Basilica that dates from 1902, fine homes built by the wealthy Europeans, Dutch cottages and elegant Chinese fishing nets that grace the northern shores. In the Mattancherry area is the 16th century Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace. This evening enjoy a boat cruise.

Jewish Market

Day 11: Kochi

Fre morning. Later this evening we will drive you to the Airport in time for your flight back home. End of our services.