KERALA BEACH HOLIDAYS

Duration :09 Nights / 10 days

Places to See :Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Goa

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin

Welcome in KERALA .On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of day is free for personal activities. .Over night at hotel

Day 02 : In Cochin

Halfday city tour by Boat ..

Chinese Fishing Nets : They are huge cantilevered fishing nets brought by the Indian traders from the court of Kublai Khan, the famous Mongol Emperor who founded the Yuan Dynasty of China.

Jewish Synagogue : Built in the year 1568, the Jewish Synagogue is probably the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth.

St. Francis Church :Built by the Portuguese in 1503 AD, it is the first church built by the Europeans in India. Vasco De Gama, the famous

Bolghatty Island :An enchantingly beautiful and narrow long island, it's famous for housing the Bolghatty Palace, built by the Dutch in 1744. The only golf course of Cochin is located on this picturesque island. Other major attraction of the Bolghatty is an exciting Boat cruising on the island connecting Cochin to Bolghatty Island.

Willington Island :Surrounded by beautiful backwaters of Cochin, Willington Island is an artificial island created by the dumping of the materials that were dug out while Cochin Port was being deepened. It houses the city's best hotels and trading centers, the port trust and the headquarters of the southern naval command. Over night at hotel

Day 03 : Cochin / Alleppey (Drive:60kms/01hrs)

Drive to Alleppey to board house boat for back water . Alappuzha, previously known as Alleppey, in Kerala is surrounded by waterways and canals and is therefore also called the "Venice of the East." Alappuzha is famous for the beautiful backwaters surrounding it. Many Kerala Backwater cruises begin or end in Alappuzha.. Overnight at House boat.

Day 04 : Alleppey / Kumarakom (By Boat)

In morning proceed to Kumarakom by boat. Kumarakom is enthrallingly beautiful. The blue backwaters and the surface of Vembanad Lake reflect the azure sky. The amazing shades of green of the vegetation that include mangroves, coconut palms, and paddy fields cover the verdant countryside. Channels and waterways wind their way through this green paradise. Water lilies and lotuses bloom in the water and birds from the bird sanctuary on Vembanad Lake call as they fly across the clear tropical sky. Kumarakom is an idyllic holiday destination that you must visit on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater. Late evening visit Vembanad Sanctuary in Kumarakom include, terns, gulls, herons, lapwings, kingfishers, stilts and Brahminy Kites. If you're a nature lover you're sure to be enchanted by the natural beauty of Kumarakom. Overnight at House Boat.

Day 05 : Kumarakom / Kovalam (Drive : 185kms/05hrs)

In morning drive to Kovalam. On arrival check-in at hotel .. . Kovalam Beach located 10 Km from the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, consists of three continuous crescent-shaped beaches. The three beaches are called Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. All the three beaches have clear sandy expanses and are backed by waving palm trees. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : In Kovalam

Day is free at leisure . Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Kovalam / Goa

Transfer to airport (Trivendrum) to board flight for Goa . On arrival transfer to hotel .Rest of day is free for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : In Goa

Afternoon city tour of Goa. God has been very kind to this Indian city of Goa in terms of beaches. Beaches in Goa rank among the top beaches in the world. And why shouldn't it? With over 40 lovely beaches to its credit, one can just get lost in the mesmerising beauty of these beaches in India's Goa. Some of the beaches in Goa are often visited by the tourists, but if you try hard, you will certainly find some virgin beaches in Goa, which have hardly been tampered by human civilization, sporting its untouched beauty.

Churches In Goa :the most famous one is the church of BASILICA OF BOM JESUS , which tourists never fail to visit is the Basilica of Bom JESUS in Old Goa which was built in 1605. India, is proud of. Basilica of Bom Jesus has now been declared a World Heritage Monument. The sacred relics of St.Francis Xavier are kept in this church. St.Francis Xavier, patron saint of Goa, died while on a sea voyage to China on December 2, 1552. As per his wishes, the following year, while transferring his remains to Goa, it was found that the saint's body was as fresh as the day it was buried. This miraculous phenomenon continues to attract the devout from all lands, and an Exposition or public viewing of his body every ten years attracts lakh of Pilgrims. Evening cruise at Mandavi river. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 : In Goa

Day is free at leisure. Over night at hotel

Day 10 : Leave Goa

Transfer to airport to board flight for onwards destination . Overnight at hotel

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