Kingly Kerala (A Luxurious Tour of Relaxing Kerala)
A warm welcome experience at Cochin Airport as our Executive meets the guests upon arrival and escorts them to Le Meridien Cochin. A traditional welcome at the hotel during the check in. Special amenities in room upon arrival. Afternoon at leisure. You may also explore the serene and enchanting landscape of the Resort spread across 18 acres.
EvEvening, enthrall yourself as you visit a local auditorium for a 90 minutes program designed to reflect glimpses of Kerala's multi-discipline culture in a vibrant and colorful manner. Program showcases various ethnic dance forms including the renowned Kathakali and a brief yet stunning performance of Kalaripayattu, Kerala's own martial art form. Overnight at Le Meridien
You may enrich your trip by shopping some valuable souvenirs at the Jew Town. Back to hotel for lunch. Afternoon free to relax, but in a kingly manner: Sooth your body and soul as you get a pampering and rejuvenating full body ayurvedic massage for an hour or so. On a relaxing day, your body can feel a highly ecstatic laziness for hours after this massage. Relish it as you lay back by the pool side or by the serene backwaters that flow just behind the hotel backyard. Overnight at Le Meridien Cochin.
Checkout from the hotel by 10.30am and drive to Alappuzha to embark on an experience that is truly unique to Kerala. Check in at an ultra luxury houseboat by 12 noon and start cruising to know why Kerala is called a travelers Shangri-La. Enjoy the scenes of this languid yet lively countryside as you drift in this luxury vessel. Skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed down paddy fields, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes and swaying coconut palms.
Beside to the welcome drink & tea/coffee/snacks, your lunch, dinner & breakfast will be cooked and served on board by the in-house chef with an authentic and appetizing Kerala touch (click here for detailed menu). Buy fresh catches from the nets of the fishermen passing by to add more flavor to your exotic dining experience onboard. The boat anchors by 5:30pm. Laying back amidst the coziness of the luxury boat gazing at the stars and listening to the sounds of the backwaters and the surrounding countryside is an experience to cherish lifelong. Night on the Houseboat.
Bid goodbye to the kingly yet homely boat and its caring crew by 9 am, after breakfast, as you disembark at the jetty of the fabulous Kumarakom Lake Resort. Check-in and lunch at the Resort. Afternoon, walk around the premises of this much lauded property which is the perfect symphony of luxury and heritage, nature and culture. Night at Kumarakom Lake Resort.
Another mesmerizing day for the nature lovers in the luxurious lap of this Resort. Engage in various captivating activities available within the Resort such as yoga, ayurvedic massage, sunset cruise, cycling, fishing, pottery making, mat weaving and various indoor games (for the full list, pleaseclick here. Night at Kumarakom Lake Resort.
Day 6, Departure
Finally, it is the day to bid good bye to a land that made deep roots in your mind just in a week time. Transfer from the Resort to Cochin International Airport (2 hours drive) for final departure with nostalgic memories that you will sure cherish for long. Tour ends. Memories linger.
Premium Air conditioned Houseboat
Kumarakom Lake Resort