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Kerala is a paradise, nestled between the Western Ghats and the overwhelmingly beautiful Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. And, this state in India has a little bit of everything that India has to offer. Therefore, our Backwaters of Kerala with beaches is a must experience in Kerala.
This well-designed itinerary allows you to explore the best of what Kerala. Your tour will start from Cochin and later will travel to the backwaters of Kerala and beach destinations – Kumarakom, Alleppey, and Varkala. Because, here you will be able to admire natural and cultural wonders of Kerala.
Explore the pristine beaches and backwaters of Kerala to lush green hills and glorious temples with India Holiday agents.
Tour Route: Cochin – Kumarakom – Alleppey House Boat – Varkala
You can look at booking British Airways flights because they fly direct from London Heathrow to Cochin. Because, your tour starts from Cochin. Also, Emirates, Oman Air, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways also have excellent connections via their respected hubs to Kolkata, Kochi, Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Goa, Jaipur and Lucknow and fly from airports all over the UK.
Direct flights from the UK take between 8 and 10 hours depending on the destination. Also, flights with stops en-route take between 12 and 14 hours.
India is +5½ hours ahead of GMT.
Holders of British Citizen passports are able to apply for an e-Tourist Visa (eTV). Please note that the very latest an Indian eTV application can be made is 4 days prior to travel to India.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Depart from the UK on an overnight flight to Cochin, India.
Arrive at Cochin. The day is at leisure or you can choose to explore Fort Kochi, Hill Palace, and the picturesque Marine Drive.
Explore Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Kathakali Center, Greenix Village, Arrekal Waterfalls and Mangalvanam Bird Sanctuary.
Drive from Cochin to Kumarakom known for lovely backwaters, lush green hills and serene lakes.
Today, you’ll leave for Alleppey, also called as Venice of the East. Visit Alleppey beach that is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. Also, do visit St Mary Forane Church, Ambalapuzha temple and Marari beach.
Today, get from Alleppey to Varkala. Varkala is known for its beaches, dramatic cliffs and picturesque hamlets. Today, explore the Thiruvambadi beach, Anjengo Fort, and Vishnu temple.
Today, enjoy your day at Varkala beach. Explore Varkala Lighthouse, Varkala Cliff, Varkala Aquarium and Varkala Tunnel.
Today, you start another water retreat at Chilakoor Beach. Thereafter, head to Kappil Lake, Kappil Beach and later Edava Beach.
Indiaologist excels in customising trip itineraries for you! Absolutely, anything you want! If you loved our itinerary and would, in addition, want something new and exciting to do, we can add that too. Have a large group visiting like family or a corporate? We can easily tailor to your wants and needs – new destinations, more attractions or extend the number of people.
For booking the trip, you would need to use the United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£) and for shopping during the trip, you would need Indian Rupee.
Unlike many tour companies, we include a selection of entrances in our tour prices. Any other entrance fees will be at your own expense.
Indiaologist Team does our best to accommodate your dietary needs. Please ensure that any restrictions are made clear to us at the time of booking so we can pass the information on to our hotels, restaurants and suppliers.
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