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South India with Backwaters

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  • 7 Days

Sanjay Basu

Far Horizon Tours

Far Horizon Tours was formed in 1992 by two passionate professionals of the Tourism Industry.

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South India with Backwaters

South India with Backwaters is a journey through the heart of the Dravidian South, but also to leisurely glide through the backwaters on-board our award winning houseboats including a nine cabin boat for groups to stay together.

DAY 1

Arrive Kochi

After clearing immigration and customs, we step into the receiving area where we will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Arrive at your hotel and check-in at the hotel. Afternoon, enjoy a tour of Cochin. Fort Cochin, your first stop, where the Portuguese flag was first hoisted is also believed to be the oldest settlement in India. Thereafter, visit the St Francis Church, built in 1510 by friars brought to India by Vasco da Gama. The gorgeous view of the ocean from the beach enhanced by the Chinese fishing nets, first erected between 1350 and 1450 AD makes extremely picturesque sight. Overnight at the Hotel (no meals) Read more

Kochi
DAY 2

Cochin / Munnar

Morning check-out and drive to Munnar. Arrive Munnar and check in to the hotel. Afternoon proceed to visit the Tea Gardens & Tea Museum (closed on Monday) and the surrounding area of the city. Overnight at the hotel (B)

Munnar
DAY 3

Munnar / Thekkady

Morning drive to Thekkady. Arrive Thekkady and check in to the hotel. Later in the afternoon, join a hotel naturalist for a walk around the property to see the inner workings of this eco-friendly resort and learn about some of the exotic trees and spice plants on the premises. Overnight at hotel (B) Read more

Thekkady
DAY 4

Thekkady

Morning proceed for guided Spice plantation tour for an in-depth look at the growing of pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, tapioca, etc. as you are in a spice country and a great opportunity to know more about the spice you use in your daily kitchen and return back to the hotel. Afternoon, a pleasant boat ride thereafter would be a perfect way of observing the wildlife in their natural habitat. Overnight at hotel (B) Read more

Thekkady
DAY 5

Thekkady/ Backwaters

Drive towards backwaters to the houseboat. In the afternoon, board your private houseboat. An environmentally friendly vessel unique to Kerala’s placid waterways. Prior to their conversion to passenger boats with all the modern comforts, these traditional craft known as kettuvallom once plied these waters as rice barges. Coir (coconut fiber rope) and resin from cashew kernels, not nails, hold the kettuvallom together – a ship making practice passed down through the centuries. The uniqueness of Kerala has always been its Backwaters, and no place in the world is blessed with this mesmerizing beauty. It is the reason; this heaven is called “GOD ‘S OWN COUNTRY!” Overnight at houseboat (B,L,D) Read more

Backwaters
DAY 6

Backwaters

On this comfortable floating home you may spend your day relaxing and unwinding. As you slowly cruise along the backwater canals of the Arabian Sea, you may choose to stop and explore some of the many small villages, farmlands, old temples and churches that you come across. Overnight at houseboat (B,L,D) Read more

Backwaters
DAY 7

Backwaters / Kochi & Departure

After breakfast, cruise to Thottappalli and check-out. Drive to Kochi airport for your onward flight.

Departure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kochi
Day 2
Location Mummar
Day 3
Location Thekkady
Day 5
Location Backwaters

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the above mentioned Hotels OR Similar
  • Meal Plan: As specified above
  • All Entrance fees at the Monuments as per the itinerary.
  • Assistance and porterage at airports.
  • Service of Local English speaking guide as per program.
  • 2 Bottles of mineral water per person per day.
  • All Arrival & Departure transfers with Representative at airports
  • Land transport service by Air-Conditioned car
  • Govt. service tax 5%

Package excludes

  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Any Insurance.
  • Any tipping.
  • Any meals or beverages that are not specified on the above inclusions.
  • International & Domestic Air fares.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and air plane delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes, lost luggage, etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any force majeure liabilities.
  • Any further tax levied by the government of India.

More information

  • SPECIAL NOTES:
  • Hotel Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 NOON
  • Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we intimate you of the supplement price.
  • ***IMPORTANT NOTES/DISCLAIMER:
  • Additional services, if any, during the trip have to be paid for by the clients. Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels, and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of any of the above-mentioned hotels not becoming available, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

MS GINETTE SYLVIE AND MR. JOHN CHARLES FOX, United Kingdom

We had a fantastic time! We only have great things and compliments to say to all the crew! Everything was fantastic! We found the cruise and the talks very informative and it gave us a better understanding of Assam. Thank you!

Barbara & Fred Monkhouse, Canada

We have never experienced such kind attentive & friendly service in all the years we have traveled the world. We will never forget this magical journey because of you.

Helen & Graeme McKinnon, Australia

Thank you to all the wonderful people, seen and unseen, who have contributed to this unique experience. We will never forget this week. May MV Mahabaahu achieve the recognition and success it so richly deserves.

Passionate professionals team!

Far Horizon Tours
3 Reviews
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THE TEAM

Raman Gulati

Raman has retired from the Indian armed forces after 21 years of experience to pursue his passion in travel Industry. His present role as General Manager, Tour operations and Business development has taken him to most interesting places within India.

Pankaj Arora

Pankaj holds the graduate degree in Computers and started his career in Automobiles before finding his true calling as a travel professional. To satisfy his passion for travel, in 2010, He had joined the tourism industry.

Swarup De Chowdhury

An explorer at heart and driven by wanderlust. He loves to be on the “Road Less Travelled”. Passionate about People, Nature & Photography.

Far Horizon Tours was formed in 1992 by two passionate professionals of the Tourism Industry.

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