A Day with the Queen - Wheelchair Bound - 1 night

Kochi

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 island...

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 and a major tourist attraction in southern India, Kochi is also known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'.

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  • Especially curated for our Wheelchair Bound travellers, the tour moves at a leisurely pace. The sightseeing tours have been designed to be enjoyed in a relaxed manner. This trip will include the services of drivers who have been specially trained to understand the needs of travellers on wheelchair and guides who are aware of ramps and accessible points at all places. The tour will have provisions to include services like WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicles), ramps, wheelchairs, travel commodes and more, on request and at an additional charge.
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262 * per person
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 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 Depart Kochi

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrive Kochi
    • Welcome to Kochi! An Enable Travel representative will receive you at any of your designated locations within Kochi. The representative will guide your wheelchair to the awaiting vehicle facilitating your smooth transfer to the hotel and assist with check in.

    • The rest of the day is at leisure for shopping or spa treatments on your own.

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
    • Hotel Casino
  • Day 2
    Depart Kochi
    • Departure transfer from hotel to designated locations in Kochi, en route 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 harbour port town. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets, which are accessible up to a certain point from where it is easy to not only get the entire view, but 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 into India by Chinese travellers.

      Thereafter, head for a visit to the easily accessible 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 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 easily accessible Jewish Synagogue. It is also known as Paradesi Synagogue and has beautiful Belgian glass chandeliers and exquisite Portuguese floor tiles, each with different art work on it. The Jew town itself is very characteristic - quaint and pretty - with easy access to the touristy antique shops.

      Later, you will be transferred to the designated locations in Kochi for your next destination.

      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: Breakfast
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

    Hotel Casino

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

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 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.
  • Any transport to / from designated locations in Kochi. Your tour price starts ex Kochi.
  • Air, train or bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than those mentioned in the 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 in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.
  • Entrance fees at monuments and places of interest @ INR 2805 per person, payable extra over and above the tour cost.
  • 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 Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 ECONOMY 262 306
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 SUPERIOR 294 369
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 DELUXE 314 411
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 ECONOMY 268 312
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 SUPERIOR 346 469
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 DELUXE 494 765

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.
  • If you use a motorized wheelchair, please carry sufficient battery back-up (in case of a breakdown).
  • Manual wheelchairs can be arranged on request and at an additional charge.
  • Voltage available in India is 220-240 V. International adapters are available at most hotels.
  • Boats that are integral part of Kerala landscape may not be accessible for Wheelchair Bound travellers.

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.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Modified high-end wheelchair vehicles are currently not available in Kerala. However, on request and at additional charge, the same can be organised from other locations.
  • 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 & 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.