Wonders of Kerela 5N/6D
A reservoir and popular tourist spot where boating is offered.
Mattancherry Palace– Mattancherry Palace known as the Dutch Palace features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the royal family of Kochi.
Jewish Synagogue Fort Cochin– Jewish Synagogue at Fort Cochin was built in 1568 and is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.
St Francis Church– St Francis Church is a tourist attraction at Fort Cochin. It was built in 1503 and is the oldest European church in India
Chinese fishing nets – Chinese fishing nets, also known as Cheena wala are seen quite frequently in Kochi. These are stationary lift nets fixed at a particular place operated from the shore using mechanical contrivances to fishing nets almost 20m across. This unique way of fishing was introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th century extending its relevance to “Ko-chi”, meaning China like.
Marine Drive – Marine drive is a quaint destination amongst the many Cochin tourist places the Kerala takes pride in. Exclusively built facing the backwaters, it offers a charming and a picturesque image especially during the evening hours attracting the locals and tourists alike. Along with the Rainbow Bridge, which is a major draw for tourists, the Marine drive is lined with Shopping malls, fast food joints and other important landmark buildings of Kochi.
LULU Mall – The Lulu Shopping Mall which is one of the largest shopping malls in India is an invite to the world of happiness. With 225 outlets, 2,500 seater food courts and the presence of top 100 brands and 11 fine-dining restaurants, this is definitely a place to pamper you. The mall also houses a 9 screen Cineplex, amusement rides, one of the largest ice skating rink and a 12-lane bowling alley making it a destination for every age group, especially during the weekends. Housed within the campus of Hotel Marriot, it offers convenience and luxury to domestic and international tourists.
Mattupetty Dam– A reservoir and popular tourist spot where boating is offered.
Top Station – Top Station is notable as the historic trans-shipment location for tea delivered up here from Munnar and Madupatty by railway and then down by ropeway. Top station offers stunning views of the hills and plains beyond. Enroute waterfalls can be visited.
Eravikulam National Park – It is located along Western Ghats and the first national park in Kerala. It has the highest surviving population of Nilgiri Thar.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary– Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is an area overlooking Vembanad Lake and is renowned for bird population and provides nesting grounds for a variety of birds. A walk (takes 2 hours) across the sanctuary in the mornings and evenings would provide opportunity to sight birds. There is also a lake at the entrance where boating is possible.
Backwaters of Alleppey– Kuttanad Backwaters in South Alleppey is what gives Kerala Venice of the East tag. Day cruises / hourly boat rides are popular and available from Alleppey jetty. Guests seeking an experience either opt for overnight houseboat or Kayaking tour.
Vembanad Lake– Vembanad Lake is one of the largest lakes in India and offering guests a comprehensive nature centric lakeside experience. There are boat rides on offer here where guests can take hourly or day cruises either from Alleppey or Kumarakom jetties. Guests looking for a backwater cum lakeside experience opt for overnight houseboat cruises ex-Alleppey.
Departure TimePlease arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeComfortable athletic clothing.