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Option 1(2 nights/3 days package)

Day 1: Pickup from Kochi Airport/Ernakulam Railway Station and proceed to Alleppey and check-in to a Houseboat (which starts at 12 Noon) to enjoy the backwaters of Kerala which is considered as one of the most beautiful and scenic places in the world. A 22 hrs cruise of houseboat with A/c or non A/c bedrooms & a spacious living area (Today, the houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views). What is truly magical about a Houseboat cruise is the breathtaking view of the untouched and otherwise inaccessible beautiful backwaters of rural Kerala that it offers. An unhurried backwater cruise, in traditional houseboat (Kettuvallam), is the best way to discover the real Kerala and enjoy its exceptional scenic beauty, while you float!

Distance covered will be 35 to 40 km on an average/day. Meals served will be of typical Kerala cuisine.

Lunch: Rice, vegetables, fish fry/curry, salads, pappad.
Evening: Tea / coffee with snacks.
Dinner: Rice, chapathy, vegetable curries and chicken.
Breakfast: Bread, butter, jam, and eggs to order or Kerala style BF

Day 2: Check-in to a Beach Resort (budget accommodation) at Varkala which is considered as one of the best beaches in Kerala.          

Day 3: Half Day sightseeing at Fort Kochi
Places to be visited: JEWISH SYNAGOGUE (Built in 1568 AD. Closed on Saturdays & Jewish Holidays). DUTCH PALACE (Built in 1557 AD. Closed on Fridays & National Holidays). ST.FRANCIS CHURCH (Built by Portuguese in 1503 AD) SANTA CRUZ CATHEDRAL, MARITIME MUSEUM- INS DRONACHARYA FORT KOCHI (Monday Holiday), CHINESE FISHING NETS (The Chinese Fishing Nets line the sea-front and exhibit a method of catching fish, introduced by Chinese traders). The tour ends with the transfer to Airport/Railway Station.


Option 2(3 Nights/4 Days)

Day 1: Pickup from Kochi Airport/Ernakulam Railway Station and proceed to Alleppey to enjoy the backwaters of Kerala which is considered as one of the most beautiful and scenic places in the world your tour starts with a Houseboat Cruise (A/c or non A/c Accommodation) at 12.00 noon and ends at 10.00 a.m. the following day. On board includes Meals.

Day 2: Check-out from Houseboat and proceed to Thekkady (Ever Green Forest’s Land with Spice Plants) by Taxi for a visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Check-in to a budget hotel.
A Visit to the Town in the Evening and shopping can be done at the spice market of these spicy lands…

Overnight Stay at THEKKADY.

NOTE: Optional activities like Elephant Safari, Kalari Payattu (A Traditional Martial Art), Kathakali Show (a Traditional Performance Art), Jungle Jeep Safari and Ayurveda Massages etc., can be arranged for, with the supplementary charges. In case you are interested in any of these activities at your own cost, we can guide you promptly.
 

Day 3: Following the breakfast at 09:00 a.m., get ready with your Camera for the wild life scenario at PERIYAR WILD LIFE SANCTUARY, Thekkady.  The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of Elephants, unending chain of hills and spice scented plantations.  Spread across the entire district & outskirts are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. Sharp at 10:30 hrs proceed to the Boat Trip at PERIYAR WILD LIFE SANCTUARY. Boat Trip starts at 10:45 Hrs and ends at 11:45 Hrs.

Following your Periyar Wild Life Boat cruise and lunch, proceed to Munnar by Taxi (Around 110 KM, i.e., about 4 Hours Drive from Thekkady). The cab will stop in many of the places on the way to enjoy the beautiful nature, scenaries and of course you can avoid a hasty trip. Hence our trip may extend as per your wish till you check in to the hotel…. around 17:00 Hrs. Proceed to Munnar Town around 1800 Hrs for a visit to the market for shopping etc., and get back to the Hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 4: After the breakfast, around 09:30 a.m. proceed for

  • Sightseeing at Munnar
    Sightseeing at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
    MATTUPETTY side
    Photo Point
    Mattupetty Dam – [15 Minutes Boat Drive in this Dam.]
    Echo point (The natural Echo phenomenon is  felt here)

JAYBEE TRAVELS offers you many more interesting Tour Package options and provides the flexibility to customize the same as per your individual preferences.

Please do contact us for suitable accommodation and rates at some of the best beach resorts located at

  • Goa,

  • Pondicherry,

  • Cochin,

  • Kovalam

  • Hill Stations at Wayanad, Thekkady, Munnar and more importantly for accommodations & a breath taking view of the Cruise in a Houseboat at Alleppey or Kumarakom etc.

 
 
Testimonials
 
  " We are now in Trivandrum after completing the six-day itinerary
Bangalore-Mysore-Ooty-Cochin-Alleppy-Trivandrum that you arranged for us. We enjoyed very much those six days. We were impressed by the hotels that you chose, both in terms of quality and variety. Both drivers (Mr. Mani and Mr. Vimal) were very helpful. Also we were pleased with their restaurant recommendations when we had meals on the road. The highlight of our trip was the experience on the houseboat.

In view of our excellent experience with the six-day trip that you
organized, we will recommend the trips arranged by your office to any of our friends back home who travel to southern India. "

With best regards,
Bruce and Jane King

(Referred by Prof. A. G. Samuelson, Dept. of IPC, IISc., Bangalore)
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"I was already planning to give you some feedback on our travel as soon as I am back to Germany and find some time to write an e-mail.
So here I go with my opinion on the trip:
- The driver Mr. Vimal did a really good job. He drove very safely and quickly and was knowing the surroundings very well. Also he was very helpful and polite. I do not have any complaints about him and can recommend him for other touristic travellers as well.
- The tour was well organised, all the transfers by car and aircraft worked very well and also the hotels choosen were ok. The Tea County at Munnar was better than the Hilltop at Verkala, but both were ok. We especially enjoyed the two days at Munnar hillstation."


Best regards,
Dr. Alexandra Lieb
(Referred by Dr. Abanti Nag, IISc., Bangalore)

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Dear Jimmy, and all Jaybee Travel Staff:

First of all, thank you for your efficient and kind help in organizing our trip.

We are very happy with the tour package that you organized for us in the Backwaters of Kerala, which included an overnight stay on a houseboat (excellent), one night stay at a resort in Kumarakom near the bird sactuary (beautiful home set among exotic trees and plants), and one night stay near Allepey at a resort house in front of the lake next to Margarite`s dream house (beautiful, peaceful and relaxing). Transportation including a tour of Cochin was also booked between Trivandrum and Allepey, and Allepey - Cochin - Airport. The cars were small but comfortable with air conditioning, and the drivers were nice and helpful.

The food was delicious and there was plenty all day long. It was cooked for us daily, based on the local produce and local flavors and traditions. The service was very good. The rooms were clean and comfortable, air conditioning worked well where requested, and the people friendly and helpful.

Jimmy, thanks again for an unforgettable trip. We will recommend your services with pleasure.

Best regards,
Ana Maria and André Del Guerzo
(Referred by Prof. Uday Maitra, Dept. of Organic Chemistry, IISc., Bangalore)