On arrival at Cochin Airport/Railway/Bus Station, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and move to Kumarakom. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake and is a part of the Kuttanad region. On Arrival check into the resort/hotel and later go an optional tour to visit the Kumarakom Bird sanctuary. The bird sanctuary here which is spread across 14 acres is a favorite haunt of migratory birds. Egrets, darters, herons, teals, waterfowls, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks and are a fascinate to the visitors. Later back to your resort/hotel, the day is left for leisure and overnight stay.
The morning after breakfast check out from the resort/hotel and drive to Alleppey. Dotting the coastline of the Arabian Sea, Alleppey is the oldest planned backwater destination of Kerala. Alleppey is famous for its innumerable rivers crisscrossing the Sea and it's the home for many canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons. The backwaters coupled with houseboats and the tropical village life makes Alleppey a must visit place. On arrival check into the houseboat and experience the visual treat of endless paddy fields, mesmerizing backwaters, spotless villages, lined coconut trees and the great Vembanadu Lake.
Morning enjoy your breakfast and later check out and move to Cochin for the final drop. As per the departure timing spend some quality time for shopping or go for local sightseeing which includes Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, Fort Cochin, Mattancherry Palace, Marine Drive, etc. And later drop to the Airport/Railway station as per the departure timing.
End of tour services.
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Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, Any cancellation sent on Sunday's will be considered on next working day (Monday). For the X-mas and New Year period from 20 Dec to 05 Jan the payment is non-refundable. In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
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