Kumarakom Houseboat Tour Package
Kerala also known as the “God’s Own Country”, is an attractive state situated at the southern corner of India offers a vacation filled with tranquillity. One can explore the mystical land of Kerala and have a beautiful, renewing and a satisfying experience.
Kerala-Kumarakom Houseboat Tour Package 2D1N Starting from 11,500.00 for two people.
Destinations Include Kochi, Kumarakom
Includes Transfer from Kochi to Kochi, All meals, 5 Hours of Cruise, Sightseeing.
Itinerary for Kumarakom Houseboat Tour Package
Day 1- Check in to Houseboat in Kumarakom
Get picked up from Cochin International Airport and Head to the backwaters of Kerala ( Kumarakom) to live the unique experience of staying on a houseboat for the rest of the day and night. The boats are self- sufficient and cater to all creature comforts based on the requirements.
Pre-order your meal with us, including special requests and dietary requirements. The meals are cooked fresh on the boat and served as per your convenience.
Get your cameras and minds ready for that magic moment of the sunset. Enjoy your dinner under the starlit skies with the slow murmur of the lake and the boat slow rocking you to sleep.
Day 2 – Kumarakom to Kochi
Wake up on the houseboat at sunrise to enjoy the sight of the sun rising from behind the infinite sea. After breakfast on the houseboat head towards the beautiful, clean and serene beaches of Alappuzha to soak your feet in the Arabian sea and build castles on the beach and visit the following places
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
Chinese Fishing Nets
St Francis Church
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
The beautiful port city of Kochi was formerly called Cochin. It is an important seaport of India. Kochi is located in the Ernakulam district of Kerala.Kochi plays an important role not just in today’s economy of the state of Kerala but also in the economic history of Kerala. It is one of the finest natural harbors of the world. Kochi is the place where one can find a wonderful mix of history and natural beauty. Lush mangroves, coconut trees reflected in the translucent waters of backwaters, ancient churches, cathedrals, and for - tourists on sightseeing tours of Cochin would find all these and more. Flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the majestic looking Arabian Sea in the west, Kochi occupies a very strategic location and has been a significant trading zone and attractive tourist destination since time immemorial.
Kumarakom is known around the world for its backwaters. Surrounded by streams and dotted with emerald stretches of greenery, Kumarakom is an inviting location for travelers to unwind.Vast patches of palm trees, coconut groves and paddy fields offer mind-blowing scenery to spectators. Just after the generous monsoons, it receives greenery abounds this region making it a delight to beat.Kumarakom also houses one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries of Kerala. Egrets, darters, herons, teals, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks. The region is rich with fish, of which the most prominent is Pearl Spot more popularly known as Karimeen locally.Kumarakom is famous for the enchanting boat races conducted during Onam Season, the major festival of Kerala celebrated during the months of August-September. Boats of different sizes and varieties such as Odi-Vallam, Kochu-odi Vallam, Churulan Vallam Iruttukutthi Vallam, and Chundan Vallam participate in the race.
The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue located in Kochi. It was constructed in 1567, and it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. The local translation of the term Paradesi is "foreigners". The synagogue is housed in the quarter of Old Cochin known as Jew Town. It is the only one of the seven synagogues in the area still in use and is built adjacent to Mattancherry Palace. The Cochin Jews have no rabbis, and the community is led by elders.One of the valuable possessions of the synagogue is the copper plates belonging to the 4th century with inscriptions in Malayalam. The inscriptions state the privileges granted to the community by the erstwhile Cochin king. It is inscribed in mirror image writing. The last Ethiopian Emperor gifted to the Jews with an oriental rug by the last which is also kept in the synagogue.
Chinese Fishing Nets:
Called ‘Cheena Vala’ in local parlance, the huge cantilevered fishing nets that droop towards the waters like over-sized hammocks. It has become a hallmark that represents Fort Kochi on the tourist map. Once this fishing accessory baited fishes now it baits tourists.The sight of the Chinese nets, suspended in midair and standing in line on the beaches when silhouetted against the sunset is stunning. It is one of the most photographed sights in Kochi. For the best view of the nets, head to the Vasco Da Gama Square. Each fishing net is operated by more than four fishermen and is made in such a way that the weight of a man walking on the main plank causes the equipment to be pulled down into the sea. Fishing is usually done in the morning and early evening. The net is submerged into the water for an interval and is then raised by pulling the ropes. The slow rhythm and balancing of the net are spellbinding the first-time viewer.
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica:
The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in Kerala. This is the oldest church in India, built by the Portuguese in 1505. This church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the year round. Even though it is a place of worship, it is a center of historic significance, endowed with the gothic style of artistic grandeur and colors. It was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558, was spared by the Dutch but was Later destroyed by the British. It is one of only eight basilicas in India. It has a Gothic frontage and soaring spires which makes it a very pretty building from the outside. The inside is ornate and huge. Biblical scenes are painted on the panels in the ceiling which is very high. There are so many details and colors inside that some consider it gaudy while others consider it beautiful.
St Francis church:
The oldest European church in India, St. Francis CSI church was built in 1503. It has been the symbolic site for Europe's struggle over India spanning three centuries. Today it is under the aegis of the Church of South India. The Church is well-known for its beautiful architecture and ambience. On the northern sidewall of the church lies the gravestones of Portuguese while those of the Dutch are on the southern sidewall. The Dutch cemetery is possibly one of the oldest cemeteries in India. The gravestone of Vasco Da Gama marked by an enclosure that lies to the southern side of the grounds.To visit the oldest European church of immense historical significance head over to St. Francis CSI Church. There are also several inscriptions on leaves, depicting the life and times of the Portuguese and the Dutch. The church has a lofty structure with a gabled timber-framed roof covered with tiles. A stepped pinnacle is built on both sides of the frontage, which is very impressive and retains an old architectural charm