Kerala Delight - Deaf and Speech Impaired - 3 nights

Kochi, Kumarakom

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  • The tour has been designed to ensure that our guests are able to enjoy the destination at a leisurely pace or explore more as per their choice. Do let us know if the explorer inside you is hungry for more and we will be able to provide more than enough.
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512 * per person
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide as mentioned in the itinerary.
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Itinerary in Brief

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  • Day 1 Arrive Kochi

  • Day 2 Kochi

  • Day 3 Kochi - Kumarakom

  • Day 4 Depart Kumarakom - Kochi

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrive Kochi
    • Welcome to Kochi! On arrival at the airport in Kochi, following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection as you exit the arrival terminal, an Enable Travel representative will meet you with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating a smooth transfer to your hotel and assist with check-in.

      Strategically located on the east-west sea route, Cochin or Kochi is Kerala's most cosmopolitan city, boasting of one of the finest natural harbours in the world. With its wealth of historical associations and its setting on a cluster of islands and narrow peninsula, Kochi perfectly reflects the eclecticism of Kerala. Apart from being a major commercial hub, Kochi is also a major tourist attraction in southern India.

    • The rest of the day is at leisure.

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
    • Casino Hotel
  • Day 2
    Kochi
    • Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Kochi.

      After a leisurely breakfast, you will be accompanied by your local guide on a half-day sightseeing tour of Kochi.

      Explore the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea', Kochi and unravel the ancient treasures of this quaint port town. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets and watch local fishermen lower the fishing nets into the waters to get their catch of the day.

      Thereafter, head for a visit to St. Francis Church, believed to be the oldest European church in India. A very modest building on the exterior, but historically very significant. It changed several hands from 1503 to 1949, beginning with its Portuguese origin to the Dutch, followed by the British and finally, handed over to the CSI (Church of South India). Here, you also get to see the grave of famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama.

      Then, manoeuvre your way through the streets, lined with antique and handicraft shops of the Jew Town to the Jewish Synagogue. It is also known as Paradesi Synagogue and has beautiful Belgian glass chandeliers and exquisite original Portuguese floor tiles, each with different art work on it. The Jew Town itself is very characteristic - quaint and pretty, with a multitude of touristy shops.

      Note: Visitors to the Jewish Synagogue should be modestly dressed. Admission will be denied to men and women wearing short pants/skirts, sleeveless t-shirts/blouses. Bare shoulders and midriffs are not permitted and should be covered with shawls.

    • Witness the Kathakali dance performance.

      This evening, get an opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful facets of Kerala's unique culture, the mesmerising Kathakali classical dance performance. It is interesting to watch the unique mask-like Kathakali make-up, followed by the stunning performance. Kathakali represents a synthesis of all that is best in dance, drama and music and has been recognised by connoisseurs of art the world over as a 'total art form of immense sophistication and power'. It is the impression created by make-up and the costumes that makes Kathakali a visual par excellence.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Casino Hotel
  • Day 3
    Kochi - Kumarakom
    • After a leisurely breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom - a vast and beautiful wetland. The journey takes around 2 hours (48 km). On arrival in Kumarakom, check in to the resort.

      Kumarakom is located on the backwaters of Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in Kerala. It provides a rich habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species along with diverse flora and fauna. Conducive to cultivation, it has huge expanses of mangrove forests, paddy fields and coconut groves.

    • The rest of the day is at leisure. You can opt to enjoy a rejuvenating ayurvedic spa or the world famous Kerala oil massage.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Whispering Palms
  • Day 4
    Depart Kumarakom - Kochi
    • Post breakfast, proceed to the airport in Kochi for your onward journey.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
About
  • Kochi
  • Kumarakom

The commercial capital of Kerala, Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, is dotted with Chinese-style pagoda houses, synagogues and mosques--a reflection of its rich past. The beautiful cluster of islands draws both sun-seeking vacationers and adventurous explorers. Take a boat cruise around this Queen of the Arabian Sea, and take in a Kathakali dance recital, an essential part of every visitor's trip to Kochi.

A stunning backwater paradise in Kerala, Kumarakom, pulsates with vibrance, colour and life. Known for its bird sanctuary on Vembanad Lake, channels and waterways wind their way through this green paradise. A tiny yet picturesque village, Kumarakom's mangroves, coconut palms, and paddy fields cover the verdant countryside, presenting you with a thousand shades of green.

Accommodation

  • Kochi
    2 nights

    Casino Hotel

    Deluxe Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Internet
  • Kumarakom
    1 night

    Whispering Palms

    Economy Room
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Internet

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Assistance of an Enable Travel representative at airports.
  • All currently applicable taxes, i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.
  • Porterage at airports - 2 pieces of baggage per person.

Exclusions

  • Cost of international / domestic airfares.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Air, train or bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Entrance fee @ 2772 per person to monuments and places of interest mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than those mentioned in inclusions.
  • Items of personal nature, viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees, etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes etc, the tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 ECONOMY 512 655
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 SUPERIOR 669 968
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 DELUXE 1,052 1,734

Before you Go

  • The Jewish Synagogue remains closed to visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
  • We request all our guests to let us know of all their special requirements, i.e. dietary, mobility, accessibility, vision, speech or hearing, at the time of booking, enabling us to plan the trip accordingly.
  • Please note that most Indian hotels are not equipped with devices for the deaf. Please carry the essential devices with you.
  • It is advisable to secure an Indian mobile phone SIM for easy communication with your tour consultant and other service providers.
  • Due to difference in infrastructure, crowds and cultural differences, travelling solo may not be convenient. If you are not travelling with an able bodied companion, it is advisable to request for a sign language interpreter.
  • Voltage available in India is 220-240 V. International adapters are available at most hotels.

Important Info

  • The Jewish Synagogue remains closed to visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
  • Check in time will be 1400 hours and check out time will be 1200 hours.
  • Early check in is subject to availability.
  • Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.
  • Visas for India should be obtained by all passengers well before their departure for India.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • No wearing footwear and no carrying plastic or leather articles while entering any temple.
  • The rates mentioned above are confidential and should not be shared with a third party without written consent of Enable Travel. All arrangements made by Enable Travel are in the capacity of an agent only. Enable Travel will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights and acts / forces of nature.
  • In case, at the time of booking, accommodation is not available in the hotels mentioned above, we will book an alternate hotel / category of room for which the supplement / reduction will be advised accordingly.
  • A refund / discount would not be applicable if breakfast or any meals included in the package are not utilised.
  • Enable Travel's costs are based on contracted rates for leisure business. No conference / business / corporate activity has been envisaged in the tour cost. Including any such activity may result in the above being treated as a Business Delegation and the hotels are likely to charge a separate contracted rate for the same.

  • In case of any additional expense incurred due to a change in Government of India and Reserve Bank of India regulations pertaining to taxes, fuel hikes, entrances to monuments, transport, fluctuation in the rate of exchange and any force majeure situation due to natural / political conditions, Enable Travel reserves the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Smoking in public places has been prohibited in India. Public places include open spaces, restaurants, hotels, pubs, discotheques, banquet halls, etc. No services would be permitted / provided in separate smoking enclosures / areas, if available, with the exception of rooms designated as 'smoking rooms' in hotels.
  • Force Majeure Situations: Enable Travel and its associates shall not be liable to pay any compensation where the performance / prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented / affected or any damage or loss is suffered as a result of a 'force majeure' situation. In these Booking Conditions, 'force majeure' would stand for any event which Enable Travel or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside of our control. Enable Travel and its associates are not liable for any compensation for damage caused by a force majeure or other unforeseen events. Enable Travel would notify our clients / agents timely of such force majeure events as and when feasible and will aim to limit the damage and supplement cost befalling the clients / agents for alternate arrangements deviating from the planned programme.