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07 Nights / 08 Days

Destinations Covered : Cochin - Kumarakom - Kovalam

Day 1: Arrive Cochin

You are met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. (check in at noon). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: In Cochin

After breakfast, visit Cochin, which comprises of a cluster of islands and towns. Fort Cochin is believed to be the oldest European settlement in India, with the Portuguese flag first hoisted here in 1500. St Francis Church, built in 1510 by friars brought to India by Vasco da Gama, is the first European church built in India and is the site where da Gama was buried. While the remains were later taken back to Lisbon, the gravestone can still be seen here. The Jewish Synagogue was built in 1568 and considerably embellished in the mid 18th century by Ezekiel Rahabi, who built a clock tower and paved the floor of the synagogue with hand- painted tiles brought all the way from Canton in China. The "Dutch Palace" was built in the 1550s by the Portuguese and taken over by the Dutch, who later presented it to the Rajas of Cochin. The palace contains excellent mythological murals and a rare example of traditional Keralite flooring - a subtle mix of burnt coconut shells, lime, plant juices and eggwhites - which gives the effect of polished marble. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Drive Cochin To Kumarakom

After breakfast drive 2 hours to Kumarakom, situated on an old rubber plantation around the Vembanad Lake, the longest lake in Asia. Check in at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel

Day 4: At Kumarakom

After breakfast the full day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Kumarakom To Kovalam

After breakfast drive past rubber, tea and spice plantations to Trivandrum, the capital of the state of Kerala. Now called Tiruvananthapuram, this is a beautiful seaside city build on hills overlooking quiet verdant valleys. Continue on the 15-km drive to Kovalam Beach, a natural bay, sheltered from high waves and surges. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 And Day 7: At Kovalam

After breakfast the two full days are at leisure. You can experience an Aryuvedic massage, famed for its rejuvenating qualities. Aryuveda is the traditional system of medicine practiced in Kerala for centuries. The potions are prepared from herbs. Overnight at the hotel

Day 8: Depart Kovalam

After breakfast transfer to Trivandrum airport for onward flight

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