A Day With Queen - Vision Impaired - 1 night

Kochi

Truly God's Own Country, Kerala is shaped by its layered landscape, Arabian Sea coast and beaches, a tranquil network of glistening backwaters, and, of course, the spice and tea covered hills of the western ghats.

Besides its famous backw...

Truly God's Own Country, Kerala is shaped by its layered landscape, Arabian Sea coast and beaches, a tranquil network of glistening backwaters, and, of course, the spice and tea covered hills of the western ghats.

Besides its famous backwaters, elegant houseboats, ayurvedic treatments and subtly spiced delicacies, Kerala is home to some exciting wildlife, while vibrant traditions such as Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake-boat races frequently bring even the smallest of villages to life.

Read more details

Is this trip for me?

YES! If you...

  • This leisurely trip has been especially curated for visually impaired guests. It will include the services of a specially trained driver and guides who will be able to bring alive all monuments and attractions to enhance the experiences. In addition to important monuments, we have included places that could delight an explorer's soul for the sounds, smells and tastes.
starting from
258 * per person
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Optionals
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers, sightseeing tours and excursions by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing at all sightseeing places.
  • Assistance of an Enable Travel representative at airports.
Read more about Inclusions

Itinerary in Brief

View Detailed itinerary
  • Day 1 Arrive Kochi

  • Day 2 Depart Kochi

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrive Kochi
    • An Enable Travel representative shall receive you at any of your designated locations within Kochi. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle facilitating your smooth transfer to your hotel. (Check-in time 1200-1400 hrs / early check-in is subject to availability). A smooth check-in would also involve one of the staff members familiarizing you with the layout of the room and the amenities within the hotel premises.
      The commercial capital of Kerala and the most cosmopolitan of the state's cities, Kochi or Kochi has long been eulogized in tourist literature as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Strategically located on the east-west sea route, Kochi or Kochi is Kerala's most cosmopolitan city, boasting of one of the finest natural harbors 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.

      Kochi served as a very important seaport and was at the center of trade with the Chinese, Arabs, Phoenician, Romans and Greeks. You are able to catch a glimpse of the past through the old colonial churches, tiled houses built in the Chinese pagoda style, the famous Chinese fishing nets, colonial buildings, synagogues and mosques - all narrating fascinating tales of this enriched harbour town.

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
    • Casino Hotel
  • Day 2
    Depart Kochi
    • Today only you bid farewell to your amazing tour, continuing on wards to your next destination.

    • Enjoy half day city tour of Kochi.

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

      Explore the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi. Unravel the ancient treasures of this quaint port town by visiting its fascinating sights. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets, huge cantilevered fishing nets that droop towards the waters like over-sized hammocks. If you are a seafood lover, this is definitely for you. As soon as you reach the narrow walkway in Vasco da Gama Square, the fishy smell emanates all around. You may hear the seafood vendors calling out their prices for the catch of the day, be it fish, prawns or crabs.

      On the Chinese Fishing nets platform, you may just hear the rhythmic chant of Hey Jala as the local fishermen lower the fishing nets into the waters to get their catch of the day. Our expert guide will tell you the history of the nets being brought to India by Chinese travelers.


      Thereafter, we head to the 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). Since it is an active church, don't be surprised if you encounter a service. This church also houses the grave of famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama.

      Maneuver your way through the streets, lined with antique and handicraft shops of the Jew Town to the easily accessible Jewish Synagogue. Be prepared to visit a no-frills synagogue, in all its originality. Small, simple but with great history, it has beautiful Belgiun glass chandeliers and exquisite Portuguese floor tiles, each with different art work on it. Enjoy the coolness of these smooth tiles as you walk through the interiors of the synagogue. You could also feel the Hebrew inscription on a stone slab. Touch the vertical metal bars of a very unique window here, all painted in gold with a small ridged design in the center.

      The Jew town itself is very characteristic - quaint and pretty - with touristy antique 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.

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
About
  • Kochi

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.

Accommodation

  • Kochi
    1 night

    Casino Hotel

    Deluxe Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Internet

Activities

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers, sightseeing tours and excursions by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing at all sightseeing places.
  • 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.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than the 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.
  • Entrance fees at monuments and places of interest @ INR 2222 per person, payable extra over and above the tour cost.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • 5% Govt. Service Tax.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
1st Oct 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 ECONOMY 258 303
1st Oct 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 SUPERIOR 313 413
1st Oct 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 DELUXE 452 691

Before you Go

  • 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 be informed that guide dogs or any other pets are not allowed in aircraft and many other places in India.

Important Info

  • Check-in time will be 1400 hrs and Check-out time will be 1200 hrs.
  • Visas for India should be obtained by all passengers well before their departure for India.
  • Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Distances mentioned in itinerary are approximate and driving time depends on traffic conditions.
  • 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 canceled flights & 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 utilized.
  • 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.