DURATION : 5 Nights / 6 Days

DESTINATIONS : Cochin - Alleppey - Varkala - Trivandrum

Tour Highlights

Best Season:  January- February- March – April & October- November – December


  • Chinese fishing nets, an unusual and spectacular way to fish.
  • Cruise down the backwaters of Alleppey and refresh your soul.
  • A houseboat cruise with breathtaking views of untouched rural Kerala.
  • Relax on the calm and quite Varkala beach.
  • A leisurely walk through the streets of Fort Cochin - an old spice trading port.
  • Flexible tailor-made booking options

The trip begins from Kochi which is a major port city and the capital of Indian state Kerala. Visit Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi, a very popular tourist attraction, then head to Manttancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue. An optional boat can be arranged near the harbor area at Kochi (Cochin).

Drive to Alappuzha also known as Alleppey – the “Venice of the East”. It is an important tourist destination and famous for its backwaters and enjoy a night on a traditional houseboat. The famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race also commence from here on Punnamada Lake.

Then you visit Varkala known for the beach and the cliffs, here you can just relax at the restaurants and enjoy the beauty of the Varkala or you can roam around and explore the shops.

Destinations Places to visit
Cochin The Battlefords Provincial Park , Cochin Lighthouse & St. Francis Church
Alleppey Alleppey Beaches.
Varkala Varkala Beaches

Short Description

This leisurely six day tour takes you through some of the most visually fascinating parts of the country. Explore the town of Cochin, an erstwhile spice trading centre, often referred to as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea". Cruising along the backwaters and watch life as it unfolds in its many fascinating forms. Spend a leisurely day on the beach shooting the breeze.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cochin

Arrive at Cochin International airport (known as Kochi). Our representative will meet and greet you and assist you to your hotel in Cochin.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Room only)

Day 2: Cochin city tour

After breakfast, we visit the Cochin city.

Mattancherry palace, which is a Portuguese palace, popularly known as Dutch palace, visit Jewish Synagogue, this is considered to be the oldest synagogue in all the Commonwealth of Nations.

St. Francis Church, originally built in 1503, this church is the oldest European church in India.

Afternoon visit, Chinese fishing nets, an unusual method of fishing operated from the shores. The entire structure of the Chinese fishing nets is about 10 meters in height. Each fishing net spreads to about 20 meters over the water body and is operated by a team of some six fishermen.

A leisurely walk through its streets is one of the best ways to discover all that the city has to offer - its natural harbour and historical sites. 

Evening experience the Kathkali dance, this is the major forms of classical Indian dance. 

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 3: Cochin - Alleppey (approx. 60kms / 2 hour drive)

After breakfast we drive to Alleppey (Distance: 70km approx.), a backwater heaven interlocked with lakes and canals. The network of canals is used for inland navigation. A vast stretch of paddy fields makes this place as the rice bowl of Kerala. Apart from rice production, the coir making and boat building is a thriving industry in this area. Houseboat or a Backwater Cruise along the palm fringed waterways of Alleppey is the most exciting holiday experience. This truly offers the breathtaking views of inaccessible and untouched rural Kerala.

Overnight stay at Houseboat (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 4: Alleppey - Varkala (Approx. 180 kms / 4 hour drive)

Today we take a short drive to Varkala beach. On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

This is the calm and quiet beach, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. Varkala is a picturesque place with a long stretches of cliff that is adjacent to the Arabian Sea. These cliffs are named as Varkala Formation and these are declared as geological monuments by the Geological Survey of India. We spend a free day to relax on the beach.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 5: Varkala

Day free at leisure.

Enjoy your day in Beach.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 6: Varkala - Trivandrum airport departure

Today, we drive tyo Trivendrum airport (approx. 50kms - 1 hour drive) to board our flight to go back home.

                                                                       ****Tour ends****

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis as per program.
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Assistance on arrival & departure
  • All meals in houseboat
  • Kathakkali Dance show at Cochin.
  • All transfer & sightseeing by air conditioned vehicle with driver.
  • Local English speaking guide as per the program.
  • All monument entrances as per the program.,
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day.
  • All fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances.
  • GST 5%

The Price Excludes:

  •  Any airfare / visa / insurance
  •  Any meals except mentioned in the column cost includes.
  •  Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography, video fee, etc.
  •  Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.
  • Any type of tipping.

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