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Backwater Splendor

Name / Category Meal Plan Duration Tariff Range
Backwater Splendor
Category: South Kerala
Package by: INDUS HOLIDAYS
Continental Plan
Starting from 01-02-2018 to 15-12-2018
5 Night / 6 Day 32000 - 45000
Destinations included
Varkala Beach
Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam
Keralam, Museum of History and Heritage in Thiruvananthapuram
Experiences offered
Ayurveda
Responsible Tourism
Cultural Activities
Zoo/Museums Visits
Day Title Description
1. ARRIVAL AT TRIVANDRUM You will be welcomed at Trivandrum by our company representative who will direct you to your resort. The city of Trivandrum showcases the heritage of Kerala like none else. As the day unfolds, head to the Padmanabhaswamy temple, the richest temple in the country with antique riches. After darshan explore the horse palace magnificently crafted wooden palace famous for its house sculpture work. Later, revel at the oil paintings of the raja and exquisite collection at Napier Museum. Relax for the day at your resort.
2. TRIVANDRUM TO KOLLAM (90 KM 2.45 HRS) Today you head to Kollam, one of the oldest ports in the Arabian Sea. Surrounding the hectic centre town are the calm waterways of the Ashtamudi Lake. Fringed with cashew plantations, coconut palms and traditional villages, this is a great place to get a feel of the backwaters without the crowds. Check-in to your backwater resort and spend the rest of the day enjoying the scenic environs by the lake side. Sunset cruise in the Ashtamudi Lake (Optional) You can take the cruise boat or a punt boat trip from the jetty at the end of the day and meditate peacefully as you watch the sun go down over the lake. Relax for the night in your resort.
3. EXPLORE ASHTAMUDI Today is set aside for you to explore Ashtamudi and really soak-in the backwater village culture. If you like to stay indoors, you can relax undisturbed in your own private garden or rest under the shade of coconut trees with gentle breeze from the lake. Day trips and activities are good too. Taking a stroll through the village around your resort will be a fascinating experience. You can watch the process of coir making and pick up some coir handicrafts too. There is always a festival on somewhere, just go and immerse yourself in the sound and colour. Activity oriented can take day trip to Thenmala ecotourism or Palaruvi waterfalls. Relax for the day at your resort.
4. KOLLAM TO VARKALA (30 KM 1.30 HRS) After the tranquil backwaters of Kollam, you head to your final stop, Varkala, one of the best beaches in Kerala. Use this chance to pick up some activities of your choice for the next couple of days. At Varkala Beach: The shores go through a hundred moods A high rocky cliff ends abruptly and a stretch of clear sand extends down to the sea. An incredible sight to say the least! Varkala beach is less touristy and its warm waves are perfect for surfing on the waters. Enjoy the awesome sunset and relax for the day here.
5. EXPLORE VARKALA Today is set aside for you to explore Varkala and pursue activities of your interest. There are quite a few in-house activities like yoga, learning to cook with spices, or ayurveda. The outdoor options include temple tours and village tours among others. Choose a couple of activities of your interest and enjoy a slow holiday. Start your day with guided yoga by the beach side and spend your day pampering yourself with ayurveda. The 2000 year old Janardhana temple atop the hill is a must visit and adds an element of mysticism to Varkala. The pious mineral springs, fishing hamlets of Fort Anjengo are other popular outings you can consider. Evening would be a great time to watch a dance-drama Kathakali show.
6. DEPARTURE FROM TRIVANDRUM (60 KM 1.45 HRS) Today is the last day of your tour. Enjoy a splendid breakfast at your resort and head to Trivandrum for onward journey. Drop back at Airport/Rail station in the afternoon bidding farewell to god’s own country with memories to last for a life time.
Inclusions
• Airport - Hotel transfer by chauffeur driven vehicles. • Accommodation, Food Plan & Transportation as mentioned above. • All applicable Goods & Services Tax (GST). • Toll, Parking charges, Driver Allowance and Fuel cost. Daily vehicle running time 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Exclusions
• All personal expenses and entrance fees (if applicable) at sight-seeing spots. • Any food bills other than that included in the package. • Any airfare/train fare. • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, political disturbances etc.
Tariff - Lowest Price Tariff - Highest Price
32000 45000
500 700
Tariff - Other details
• Pricing estimates on a per couple basis. • Special discounts available during off-season travel time • Child policy: Kids up to 5 years stay complimentary with parents without extra bed, kids of age 6-12 yrs with and without bed will be charged as per respective hotel policy. • Prices not valid between 15 Dec - 15 Jan and Diwali Holidays.
Vehicles used
AC Suzuki Swift Dzire or Other Similar Sedan Cab
Extra notes
• Tour can be customised to any specific requirement
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