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Stunning Backwaters, History, Culture & Beaches of Kerala

Overview

Day 1: Arrival Cochin International Airport
Arrive at Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau near Kochi. Check-in and relax for a while.Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau is a perfect retreat to experience the rich cultural heritage of Kochi. The resort is located on the banks of the tranquil Periyar River, offering a serene and peaceful atmosphere.The History Cafe provides a unique dining experience with its ancient ambiance and scrumptious delicacies. The Riverside Chateau is a beautiful colonial-style building that offers comfortable and luxurious accommodation. The rooms are tastefully decorated with antique furnishings, providing a perfect blend of modern comfort and old-world charm.Guests can take a leisurely stroll along the riverside relax in the peaceful surroundings. With its rich history, beautiful location, and luxurious amenities, Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau is the perfect destination for a serene and memorable vacation in Kochi. Overnight stay at Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau.

Day 2: Cranganor History Cafe
Morning at Leisure, afternoon The British monuments here are very beautiful and a great architectural marvel. At Kodungallur, you will see some old historical churches which are pilgrimage center to many people. visit the Jewish Heritage Museum at Paravur which was built in 1615. It is one of the largest Jewish places to worship in Kerala. The interesting Jewish architecture of the place catches the attention of many travellers. The museum very well displays the history of the Jews in Kerala. The Muziris heritage Project utilizes at a global level the possibilities of a region, which lost its glory centuries ago. Muziris is an ancient port town in little Kerala still holds a kind of beauty that is filled with history and culture. And through the project, we get ready to travel back in time for centuries. What this old port town dishes out to us along with history and culture, are the remnants of its past glory, still observable in features like place-names, architecture, diet etc. Kottapuram market on market day is a sight to behold. A treat for photographers, artists, one could simply stand and watch the auction taking place across truckloads of fresh vegetables, fruits and spices. Visit the jaggery merchant for a taste test of different freshly offloaded jaggery and a quick look at the old oil mill. Move onto KIDS basket weaving centre where differently abled folk weave beautiful baskets, purses, lamps and coasters from screw pine and water hyacinth. The magnificent and all powerful Devi at the Kodungalloor Temple must be met next, make note of the fortune teller ladies with their parrots. End at the Kottappuram fort for a magnificent view of the waters. One would then understand why the Portuguese and Dutch fought over these beautiful waters.

Day 3: Cochin to Purity Malabat at Lake Vembanad
Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Fort Kochi. It is a place to experience a melting pot of cultures marked by colourful colonial history. Nestled beside the Arabian Sea, the serene Kochi Beach graces the shores of Fort Kochi, adorned with a picturesque promenade that invites leisurely strolls. The Chinese fishing nets is another popular and iconic tourist destination and a must-visit. It is a symbol of the culture and history of Kerala. It sits beautifully along the seafront and offers picturesque views. St. Francis Church, where the body of the late legendary explorer Vasco da Gama was buried is believed to be the first Portuguese church in India founded in 1503. The church exhibits beautiful Portuguese architecture and a Persian style façade which is a marvel to witness. You can even experience a deeper cultural side of Kochi by seeing a traditional Kathakali dance performance – a classical dance drama of Kerala. Next visit the Dutch Palace, also known as The Mattancherry Palace. Built in 1947 by the Portuguese, the palace boasts a unique architectural style resembling that of a traditional Kerala house. Next visit the famous Jew Street, a charming area steeped in history, where the Kochi Jewish Synagogue dating back to 1567 stands as the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. Explore narrow alleys lined with antique shops in this historical neighbourhood. After a delightful exploration of Kochi, depart for Purity at Lake Vembanad around 03 00 p.m. One hour's drive will take you to the villa hotel located in a fishing village known as Muhamma near Alleppey. After reaching, complete check-in formalities and enjoy the day relaxing in the calming surroundings. Overnight stay at purity Malabar at Lake Vembanad backwater resort

Day 4: Purity at Lake Vembanad
Begin the day with a scrumptious breakfast. Purity at Lake Vembanad is an exquisite lakeside villa hotel situated in a prime location, offering breathtaking views of the expansive Lake Vembanad. Nestled in a serene and peaceful environment, this resort is the perfect oasis for those seeking relaxation and tranquility on their journey.The entire day today is at leisure and you can choose to spend it as you wish. Here are a few suggestions from our end. You can participate in early morning yoga sessions to energize your body and soul for a fulfilling day ahead. You can even participate in an hour long interactive cooking demonstration to get a deeper understanding of the local Kerala cuisine. In the evening, enjoy a Canoe trip with local fishermen man along with other backwater related experiences such as a local canal visit, local area experience with a sunset view and the Chinese fishing net. Overnight stay at Purity at Lake Vembanad.

Day 5: Alleppey to Alleppey Houseboat
In the morning, we travel to Alappuzha and board a deluxe houseboat for an unforgettable overnight cruise. Once common along Kerala's backwaters, these elegant craft were used as cargo vessels. They were poled by one or two men. These eco-friendly houseboats are now gliding through a 1,500km maze of waterways linking small lakes and lagoons, surrounded by coconut trees and endless paddy fields. Relax to the sound of nature and gently rippling waters, and take a stroll through riverside villages, interacting with the locals.

Day 6: Alleppey – Marari beach (The distance between Alleppey and Marari is 15 miles)
Check out at 10 00 clock & depart to Marari beach, Check in at Marari beach around 14 00 Hours Marari Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Marari name has been derived from a local village on the coast of the Arabian Sea “Mararikulum”.  Marari beach in Kerala is titled among the top five Hammock Beaches by National Geographic survey. Marari beach is an ideal location for holidaying with friends and family or for a relaxed getaway. The golden sand and coconut trees along the coastline add to the already existing charm of the place.

Day 7 : Marari Beach Resort
The ideal plan for the day is to begin the morning by taking either a yoga &  meditation class that can be arranged at the resort. Post this delightful experience, you can indulge in a scrumptious breakfast to get started for the day. To enjoy the native feel of this location you can take up a cooking demonstration class that teaches how to use spices in preparing an authentic meal of the region. To truly explore the serenity of this beach scenery, you can also take bicycles and choose to ride them around the vast property. The bicycle tour will let you explore the local culture and get the true feel of the place.Marari Beach is the ideal vacation spot for both solo travellers and families alike. The long beach is graced with lovely golden sands and is dotted with quite a few coconut trees that add to the beauty of this scenic destination. You may retire to your villa for the night and be well-rested for your final day at Marari. Overnight in Marari Beach

Day 8: Marari Beach Resort
Full day is at leisure at Marari beach resort, Enjoy the in-house facilities at Marari beach resort

Day 9: Marari - Cochin International Airport 90 Kms
Marari Beach to Kochi Airport 66 miles from (approx 1 hour &45 minutes drive )and Departure, No doubt that Marari would have won you over with its extraordinary beauty and culture, but alas, it is now time to say goodbye as your vacation ends here. After breakfast, you may check out of the hotel and head to the Kochi airport to catch your flight.

What's Included
  • 30% Savings applied
  • 2024, 2025 & 2026 Bookings on Sale now
  • Minimum deposit starts from only £199pp
  • Return flight from London
  • Round trip transfers in an Innova Crysta Car with an English Speaking Driver
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary at all destinations
  • 1 Hour Canoe ride on the banks of Vembanad Lake
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation at resort in Marari Beach
  • Bird-watching tour at Marari Beach resort
  • Butterfly garden visit at Marari Beach resort
  • Environnemental Tour at Marari Beach resort
  • Cooking Demonstration at Marari Beach resort
  • Itinerary in Brief
  • 2 Nights stay in Cranganor History Café & Riverside Château in River Panorama Room with Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 Nights stay in Purity Malabar escape at Lake Vembanad in Deluxe Room with Half Board
  • 1 Nights stay in Lakes and Lagoons Houseboat in Deluxe Boat with Full Board
  • 3 Nights stay in Marari Beach Resort in Garden Villa or Xandari Beach Resort with Half Board
Dates & Prices
2024
2025
2026
Year 2024
8 Nights
15 - 31 May On Request Enquire
01 - 30 June £1,939 pp Enquire
01 - 31 July £2,179 pp Enquire
01 - 31 August £2,079 pp Enquire
01 - 30 September £1,649 pp Enquire
01 - 31 October £1,999 pp Enquire
01 - 30 November £1,879 pp Enquire
01 - 10 December £2,069 pp Enquire
11 - 31 December On Request Enquire
Year 2025
8 Nights
01 - 14 January On Request Enquire
15 - 31 January £1,899 pp Enquire
01 - 28 February £1,899 pp Enquire
01 - 25 March £1,769 pp Enquire
01 - 09 April On Request Enquire
10 - 30 April £1,769 pp Enquire
01 - 31 May £2,049 pp Enquire
01 - 30 June £2,129 pp Enquire
01 - 31 July £2,419 pp Enquire
01 - 31 August £2,159 pp Enquire
01 - 30 September £1,979 pp Enquire
01 - 31 October £2,289 pp Enquire
01 - 30 November £2,099 pp Enquire
01 - 10 December £2,419 pp Enquire
11 - 31 December On Request Enquire
Year 2026
8 Nights
01 - 14 January On Request Enquire
15 - 31 January £2,219 pp Enquire
01 - 28 February £2,149 pp Enquire
01 - 25 March £2,029 pp Enquire
01 - 09 April On Request Enquire
10 - 30 April £2,069 pp Enquire
01 - 31 May £2,289 pp Enquire
01 - 30 June £2,379 pp Enquire
01 - 31 July £2,689 pp Enquire
01 - 31 August £2,419 pp Enquire
01 - 30 September £2,219 pp Enquire
01 - 31 October £2,559 pp Enquire
01 - 30 November £2,339 pp Enquire
01 - 10 December £2,699 pp Enquire
11 - 31 December On Request Enquire
Hotels
Cranganor History Café & Riverside Château
“Cranganor History Café & Riverside Château”is a labour of love. Rasmi, Vineeth & their daughters Tanvi & Tia moved to Kerala in 2017 to give shape to the place they had been dreaming about for years. Rasmi & Vineeth are MBAs from IIM Bangalore and XLRI Jamshedpur respectively and between them have almost three decades of experience working at large corporations in various metros in India. Rasmi’s connection with the region began in 2011 when her work in the area of conserving and revitalizing the traditional craft of handloom in Kerala brought her to the village across the river, Chendamangalam, one of the traditional centres of excellence of a craft that is now quickly perishing. For Vineeth, this is the region of his ancestral village and he has fond memories of numerous summer vacations spent here as a kid back in the 70s & 80s and etched in his mind are the picturesque rivers & backwaters, the serene beauty of temples, the games kids played, fishing & food. As a child, he remembers hearing adults talk about Vanchinaad, the old Chera capital that existed here two millennia ago and of the legend of the ancient port city of Muziris. ‘Cranganor’ History Café & Riverside Château is located in the region of this old port city, which historians and archaeologists are now uncovering to be ancient India’s gateway to civilizations with a history dating back more than 3 millennia. By the 1st Century BC, the Chinese, Arabs, Jews, Greeks and Romans were already trading spices here. More recently, the Portuguese, Dutch and the British arrived, initially to trade and soon were part of the internal power struggles between Travancore, Kochi, Calicut and the Mysore kingdoms. All of them have left their imprints on the region.
Service & Amenties
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Business Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Safe location
  • Air conditioned
  • Balcony
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Purity Malabar escape at Lake Vembanad
Purity is a magnificent lakefront villa hotel in an outstanding location, overlooking the peaceful waters of lake Vembanad at its widest point. Purity has 4 unique deluxe rooms, 6 Garden suites including 3 wellness suites with a provision for a spa bed and 4 Vembanad suites, which are also ideal for families, including 3 suites with a spa bed option. All rooms have terraces & verandahs overlooking lake Vembanad
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  • Gym
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Bar/lounge
  • Garden
  • Safe location
  • Air conditioned
  • Balcony
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Lake & Lagoons
Lakes & Lagoons is the first & only ISO 9001 - 2015 certified Houseboat Tour Company in kerala. With a fleet of more than 25 luxury Houseboat, Lakes & Lagoons offer the best backwater cruise journeys. Situated in Alleppey - A real natural treasure house, visually splendid with the blue of the lake & the green of the palms & vegetation, active with the aquatic life & local villages engaged in everyday errands.
Service & Amenties
  • Wifi
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Beachfront
  • Safe location
  • Air conditioned
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Marari Beach Resort - CGH Earth
he fisherfolk of Mararikulam and their gentle ways of life have been the inspiration for Marari beach. Everything, from our thatched cottages to the upkeep of our property, echoes the simplicity, beauty and harmony that underlie Malabar’s coastal cultures. Nature and wellness are omnipresent at Marari and oversee all your experiences. The bracing but gentle sun here will touch and tone your skin, holding you in its warm and invigorating embrace as you stroll, swim or sit by the sea. For nature lovers of every shade, know that Marari is a rare showcase of diversity. Our naturalists will tell you about the complex ecosystems that define the unique ecology of the Malabar coasts. We have cataloged 97 species of butterflies, 350 species of endemic plants, 3 varieties of turtles, 10 types of frogs and around 80 species of birds that you will encounter depending on the season.
Service & Amenties
  • Business Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Arcade/game room
  • Concierge services
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Smoke-free property
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Evening entertainment
  • 24 hour room service
  • Air conditioned
  • Balcony
  • Live Music
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Things To Do
  • The British monuments here are very beautiful and a great architectural marvel
  • At Kodungallur, you will see some old historical churches which are pilgrimage center to many people
  • Visit the Jewish Heritage Museum at Paravur which was built in 1615. It is one of the largest Jewish places to worship in Kerala
  • Visit the Jaggery merchant for a taste test of different freshly offloaded Jaggery and a quick look at the old oil mill
  • Visit to Fort Kochi. It is a place to experience a melting pot of cultures marked by colourful colonial history
  • The Chinese fishing nets is another popular and iconic tourist destination and a must-visit It is a symbol of the culture and history of Kerala
  • St. Francis Church, where the body of the late legendary explorer Vasco da Gama was buried is believed to be the first Portuguese church in India founded in 1503
  • Experience a deeper cultural side of Kochi by seeing a traditional Kathakali dance performance – a classical dance drama of Kerala
  • Visit the Dutch Palace, also known as The Mattancherry Palace. Built in 1947 by the Portuguese
  • Visit the famous Jew Street, a charming area steeped in history, where the Kochi Jewish Synagogue dating back to 1567 stands as the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations
  • Explore narrow alleys lined with antique shops in this historical neighbourhood
  • Enjoy a Canoe trip with local fishermen man along with other backwater related experiences such as a local canal visit
  • Travel to Alappuzha and board a deluxe houseboat for an unforgettable overnight cruise
  • Visit Marari Beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
  • Marari beach in Kerala is titled among the top five Hammock Beaches by National Geographic survey
  • The long beach is graced with lovely golden sands and is dotted with quite a few coconut trees that add to the beauty of this scenic destination
  • You can take up a cooking demonstration class that teaches how to use spices in preparing an authentic meal of the region
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