Kerala Package with Marari Beach – Kerala is popular for its abundant forests, awesome hill stations, incredible beaches, beautiful backwaters, spirited festivals and holy temples.
Meet our representative on arrival at Kochi Airport. Later transfer to Kochi Hotel.
( Check-In time is between 1 PM to 2 PM )
Check into hotel. Afternoon relax at hotel Taj Malabar. Evening leave for Kochi city tour.
Marine Drive is a picturesque promenade in Kochi. It is built facing the backwaters and is a popular
hangout for the local populace. Marine Drive is also an economically thriving part of the city of Kochi. With
several shopping malls, it is as an important center of shopping activity in Kochi. The walkway has two
contemporarily constructed bridges, the Rainbow bridge and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge.
The view of the setting and rising sun over the sea mouth, and the gentle breeze from the Vembanad Lake has made
Marine Drive an important tourist destination in Kochi. Hundreds of people (both natives and tourists)
throng the walkway during the evenings
You can browse through India’s leading gold and diamond jewelry brands and shop exclusive Indian
saree collections. Later transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight stay
After breakfast relax at the hotel. Enjoy the Taj breakfast cruise. The fresh, cool air of the morning and the
expanse of water is yours for the taking! Guests can enjoy an invigorating morning cruise with a
breakfast of delicious hot preparations aboard a private yacht. A wonderful way to start the day, in
the lap of luxury.
Later leave for Kochi sightseeing. Visit
Fort Kochi: situated on the Fort Kochi/Mattancherry peninsula, is the historical part of the city and home
too many tourist attractions, such as the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, the Mattancherry Palace and
the Santa Cruz Basilica.
Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, features Kerala murals
depicting Hindu temple art, portraits, and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. Mattancherry Palace with its
medieval charm is situated at Palace Road, Mattancherry, Kochi. It was built by the Portuguese and
presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537–65), Raja of Kochi, in 1555 AD. The palace is a quadrangular
structure built in Nālukettu style, the traditional Kerala style of architecture, with a courtyard in the middle.
In the courtyard there stands a small temple dedicated to ‘Pazhayannur Bhagavati’, the protective
goddess of the Kochi royal family. There are two more temples on either side of the Palace, one
dedicated to Lord Krishna and the other to Lord Siva. Certain elements of architecture, as for example the
nature of its arches and the proportion of its chambers are indicative of European influence in basic
Later explore rest part of Kochi city & day free for local shopping.
Later transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
After breakfast checkout & proceed to Kumarakom ( 2 hrs drive )
On arrival check into Zuri hotels & resorts. Evening visit to Kumarakom bird sanctuary or enjoy sunset
Later transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
After breakfast enjoys a premium Kerala Houseboat including lunch.
The Kerala houseboats of today are used for leisure trips, but in old days, these Kettuvalloms (kerala
houseboats) were used for commercial purpose. The original Kettuvalloms (Kerala houseboat) were used
to carry tonnes of rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. But due to the large influx of modern-day transport facilities, these Kerala Houseboats revived themselves as a luxurious entity.
The Kerala houseboat is a giant country crafts, measuring up to 100 feet in length, retrieved from being
lost to the State altogether. Once they ruled the backwaters, poled along by one or two men, heavily
loaded with rice, coconut, and other commodities. But in recent times, the kettuvalloms (kerala
houseboats) have been replaced by more and modern modes of transport, relegating them to neglect and
It takes great skill and meticulousness to construct these giant Kerala Houseboats by tying huge
planks of jack wood together. Curiously enough, not a single nail is used in their making of a houseboat.
There used to be an entire clan of artisans who were involved in kettuvallom construction. Today, an
innovative holiday idea has restored these majestic representatives of a unique culture and with kerala
houseboat their makers.
Later transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
After breakfast, check out & proceed to Marari beach. (1-hour drive )
It was rated as one of the worlds top five HAMMOCK BEACH by National Geographic survey.
The CGH Marari beach resorts have made it to the “Sense of Place” final list of National Geographic
Traveller “WORLD LEGACY AWARD” by National Geographic in partnership with ITB Berlin
On arrival check into the hotel. You can enjoy the iconic Ayurveda massage for ultimate rejuvenation.
After breakfast, check out & proceed to Kochi Airport for onward journey. ( 2 hours drive )
End of Tour
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