|Trident Hotel Cochin||Kochi||1 night||HB|
|Aveda Resorts and Spa||Kumarakom||3 nights||HB|
HB:Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
DAY 1 : KOCHI
Today in time transfer to Jaipur airport to connect with your flight for Cochin.
Jaipur - Kochi (Via Hyderabad) G8 506 1705 / 2135
Cochin or Kochi, as it is called now, is till date influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland and England. The city displays a blend of different people and architecture and it is one place where you can see a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, Dutch architecture, Mosques, Hindu temples and Chinese fishing nets all in one day.
Arrive at Cochin airport, transfer and check-in at hotel.
DAY 2 : KUMARAKOM
Today take an exploratory tour of Cochin and visit various historical monuments which are considered to be architectural marvels, like the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday, Saturday & Jewish holidays), the Santa Cruz Cathedral, the Bolgatty Palace, and Willingdon Island. Spend time strolling through the Colonial Fort Kochi, Walk through Princess street and the local avenues. See the famous Chinese Fishing Nets of Cochin - The huge cantilevered Chinese fishing nets that droop towards the waters like over-sized hammocks.
Later transfer to kumarakom. Arrive and check-in at hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
Optional Activity: Enjoy day cruise with lunch along the backwaters of Kerala at Alleppey
Alleppey coined the 'Venice of the East.' Alleppey or Alapuzzha is a mosaic of mirror-still lagoons, picture book lakes, palm fringed canals and a long sandy beach all brimming with glimpses into the daily life in the Kerala country side.
Meandering streams, chirpy birds, murmuring forests, and the slender breeze makes you feel that heaven is here. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the landscape from the protection of the cabin. The local’s whole life takes place here on the water. People sail, fish, swim and bathe here. They do their washing and their washing up. They have become so adapted to the water that you can see people talking for an hour, while they are up to their necks in water. Peddlers take care of the supplies and public transport goes on the water. Countless water birds wait for their chance to catch a fish. The trip goes through a wonderful area full of palm trees, rice fields and floating water plants that surround the boat like an emerald green island.
Disembark and check in to the hotel.
DAY 3 : KUMARAKOM
DAY 4 : KUMARAKOM
Day at leisure to avail the resort facility or choose the below optional tour -
Optional: Village Tour
Kumarakom is a cluster of small picturesque islands around the Vembanad Lake. The village is well acclaimed for its backwaters, delicious cuisines and greenery. This tourist destination, over the years, is one of the most-visited in Kerala. Our journey will begin at Kavanatinkara after a briefing session. You will be accompanied by a guide who will familiarize you to the picturesque landscapes and the lush green surroundings of Kumarakom. A series of activities unfolds here taking you to a different world.