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  6 Nights Goa Beach + 1 Night Train + 7 Nights Kerala Tour
Goa - 6nts, Train - 1nt, Alleppey - 2nts,
Periyar - 2nts, House Boat - 1nt, Cochin - 2nts


Day 1: Goa :On arrival you will be transferred by road to the Hotel in Goa. After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the Hotel

From Day 1 till Day 6 in Goa: Rest & Relax in Goa

Day 7: Goa / Alleppey: Evening you will be transferred to Railway Station 2hrs before the departure of your train to Alleppey ( Or fly at a supplement of approx £100 per person) Overnight stay on the train. (Train seats are in AC Sleeper Class and the journey is approx 19hrs)

Day 8: DAY 8: Goa / Alleppey On arrival, you will be met and transferred by road to Hotel in Alleppey, after check-in you are free for independent activities. Rejuvenate your mind and body with ayurvedic massages. Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 9: Alleppey Visit the local coir factory, take a boat around the backwaters or simply stroll through the villages and see the life on the backwaters. You are also free for independent activities.Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Alleppey / Periyar: After breakfast you will be transferred by road to Periyar through the Western Ghats, where you can witness the Rubber and Spice plantation, which includes Coffee, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Pepper, and Clove. After check-in at Hotel and after lunch proceed for plantation tour. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Early morning embark on a boat ride for game viewing. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has very picturesque surrounding. The reservoir and the surrounding forest provide protection and a constant supply of water to the animals. The earliest sanctuary to be set up in 1934, it extents to 777 square Kms 7 forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wildlife can be seen while cruising on periyar Lake in a motorboat, amongst the animals that can be seen are Elephants, Wild Boar, Sambar, Wild dog, Languor monkeys, Wild buffalo's and occasionally Tiger, Leopard. After boating you in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 : After breakfast you will be transferred to House boat, Alleppey. After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight stay at the HouseBoat.

Houseboat - Before the trucks became popular, the main cargo transportation was through backwaters by 'Kettuvalloms'. Kettuvallom means, 'stitched boat'. They are 70 foot long, 30tonnes capacity, made with wooden planks joined and stitched together with Coconut ropes and painted with cashew nut oil outside. These Kettuvallom were converted to Houseboat and are designed for comfortable cruise and over night stay. The boat has one and two bath-attached rooms with modern comforts, a living cum dining room and a kitchen. Eco-friendly materials construct the boat. A cook and two-member crew would be there to attend you. The boat moves through the backwaters with village tours and at night the boat is anchored at a beautiful part of the lake.

Day 13: Alleppey / Cochin :Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Hotel. After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Cochin: After breakfast proceed for half day tour of Cochin, city tour that includes the St.Francis's Church, Which is the oldest European church in India. Vasco da Gama who died in Cochin in 1524 was buried there for 14 years before his remains were transferred to Lisbon. His tombstone still stands. The church was built in 1503. Walk to the Chinese Fishing nets. Visit the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. The murals are perhaps the best in India. Drive to the Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 and is the oldest in the Commonwealth. Walk around Jew town to see the antique shops. After city-tour back to hotel. And again, in the evening (Option to) visit local Cultural Centre for a performance of Kathakali, Kerala's traditional dance/art form. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: Cochin / London: After breakfast you will be transferred to International Airport 3 Hrs before the departure of your onward journey.
 
End of the tour.

  Hotels

 
Hotels Resort Board No of Nts
Osborne Holiday Resort Calangute - Goa BB 06
Train - AC Sleeper Class Madgoa - Alleppey - 01
Kondailip Resort Alleppey BB 02
Hotel Ambadi Periyar BB 02
Standard AC House Boat Alleppey FB 01
Gama Herratige Cochin HB 02
BB = Bed and breakfast | HB = Half Board | FB = Full Board | AI = All inclusive
Departures Price PP From
01 Oct 16 - 30th Apr 17 £1047
Single and triple rooms rates available on request. Hotel upgrades and longer durations including Christmas and New Year departures, are available at a supplement.

Package Includes
Flights from Heathrow / Gatwick / Manchester / to Goa and return from Trivandrum
Accommodation on twin share at the hotels listed above / similar for a total stay of 13 nights
Arrival & departure transfers in Goa
Train fare from Goa to Trivandrum on AC Sleeper Class
Arrival & departure transfers in Kerala
Flight supplement from Trivandrum to Goa From £125

Package does not Include
Above mentioned price does not include any unspecified meals,telephone call, laundry, camera fee, tips, insurance and any other expense of personal nature
Monument fees to be paid locally

Note
These packages are very flexible and one can fly from the UK to any International airport in India and return from Kerala or vice versa. I.e. Fly into Kerala and return from any international airport in India.
Price may vary. To get the revised price as per your requirement please call reservation on 0207 258 7800.

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