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Duration : 02 NIGHTS / 03 DAYS
Validity : Till 30th SEP 2016
Back to Kerala Package Plan : CPAI

Day 01: Cochin – Kumarakom

On Arrival at Cochin, you will be welcomed by our tour representative and drive to Kumarakom. On arrival check into hotel. In Kumarakom visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Evening go for Sunset cruise (optional) or enjoy and explore the beauty of backwater by just relaxing near Vembanadu Lake. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kumarakom

After breakfast, full day is marked to visit the Responsible Tourism Sites in Kumarakom to experience as lived by a local inmate of Kumarakom. Program is named ‘Life as Lived by Latha’Kumarakom is a cluster of small picturesque islands around the Vembanad Lake. The village is well acclaimed for its backwaters, delicious cuisine 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 familiarise you to the landscapes and the lush green surroundings of Kumarakom. Country boat: Your journey begins in a country boat. Proceed over a lake flanked by greens, to the Manjira village. Get a grand reception from villagers with cheers and flower garlands. At the top of a coconut tree: Learn how the times changed, as Ajeesh shows you two ways of climbing a coconut tree - the laborious traditional way using a thalappu and the modern way using the latest instruments. Celebrate the end of class by treating yourself to fresh tender coconut. Taste of tender coconut : Enjoy the beauty of green paddy fields at Sabu’s house. In his coconut grove, you will get to taste some sweet coconut water and tender coconut. Then you head to Ajeesh’s home. Toddy tapping: Proceed across paddy fields to reach the next stopover—a coconut grove. Taste the famed Kerala beverage, toddy, fresh out of the pot. Watch toddy being tapped from a coconut tree closely. You can also tour the vegetable plantation nearby, and learn about unique plants and spices. Gowri’s house: Gowri takes you through the art of weaving coconut leaves. Then she lets you try your hand at it. Net fishing: Suresh, a skilled fisherman of Manjira, will teach you some tried-and-true fishing tips. Watch in awe as he casts a net and catches a few with ease. We then proceed to Latha’s home in a little boat. LathA’s house: Latha’s home is where you get to watch the fascinating process of coir making. Check out the various steps involved and try your hand at coir spinning. Stop and lunch at RT’s Samrudhi Restaurant or a farmer’s house before you head to the next stopover. A sumptuous meal of boiled rice and traditional delights served on a plantain leaf will be awaiting you. Bow and arrow fishing: A skilled fisherman shows you how to fish the traditional way - using bow and arrow. Try your luck at it. World of screw pines: Learn from Omana how screw pine products are made. Don’t forget to buy the one or two that catch your fancy. Antony’s farm: Our journey ends at Antony’s home, where you can discover real livestock farming. His dairy farm will give you a glimpse of the various steps and stages involved and introduce you to various breeds of cattle. Located near his farm is a pond where you can try fishing. A lucky hook of yours will be served to you along with tea and snacks. Transfer back to Resort

Day 03: Kumarakom –Cochin

Morning after breakfast drive Cochin Airport/Ernakulam Railway Station to board flight/train for onwards journey. End of tour.

Inclusions

  • 02 Nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • Daily breakfast
  • All entrance fee
  • Guided Full Village Life Experience Tour with Lunch
  • Transportation using AC Vehicle
  • Service of well experienced English speaking touristic driver
  • Driver Bata, Vehicle Fuel, Toll, Parking & Entrance
  • All currently applicable taxes

Exclusions

  • Expenses of Personal Nature
  • Flight ticket
  • Extra Meals / Tips / Laundry
  • Take home medicines
  • Any other expense than those mentioned above

Note

Rates valid from 15h June 2016 to 30th SEP 2016

Vehicles used

  • Economy/Standard (02PAX) – Indigo / Etios / Similar
  • Economy/Standard (04-06PAX) – Innova / Similar
  • Deluxe/Super Deluxe (02-06PAX) – Innova / Similar
Rates
 Per Pax RateEconomyStandardDeluxeSuper Deluxe
2 Nights / 3 DaysBased On 2 Adult 7250825011750
Based on 4 Adult 5750675010350
Based on 6 Adult 545063509950
Child with Extra Bed 355032505250
Child No bed 265029503650
  • Children above 10 years old will be treated as adults
  • Children below 5 years old will not be charged
Hotel Using
PLACEStandardDeluxeSuper Deluxe
KumarakomRenai Green Fields ResortKalathyl Lake ResortVasundhara Sarovar