Cochin & Kerala Backwaters Cycling Tour

05 Nights / 06 Days
Category:
  • Cycling in South India fields
  • Cycling in South India
  • Cycling in Kerala
  • kumbalangi fishing village, Cochin
  • Kumararkom

Description

Inclusion/ Exclusion

Package Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation on Single or twin sharing basis in hotels / homestay.
  2. Meal as per the plan.
  3. Support vehicle and tour leader.
  4. Meet locals & explore villages.
  5. Kathakali Dance Show in Cochin.
  6. Cooking class in Kumbalanghi Village.
  7. Enjoy Club Farm Visit, Crab Catching at Kumbalinga Village in Cochin.
  8. Experience how harvesting of coconut is done.
  9. Experience how de-husking of coconut and coconut processing is done.
  10. Agriculture Farm visit and Chinese fish net operation.
  11. All pick up, drop, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by private air-conditioner car, including all toll tax, parking and interstate taxes.
  12. Personal language speaking guide during your sightseeing in Cochin.
  13. All current applicable Government taxes.

 Package Cost Does Not Include:

  1. Items of personal nature like Porterage, Tips, Laundry and Mineral Water.
  2. Monument entrance fee.
  3. International flight & India Visa fee.
  4. All other items and services not mentioned above.
  5. Company will not be responsible for any loss / Damage of Baggage, Train / Flight Delay or Cancellations due to technical fault or Natural disasters, Road blockage, Strike, land slide, etc.

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrive Cochin
Arrive Cochin by International flight. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

In evening, you will meet tour leader along with other group members. We recommend that all participants check their bike a day before final tour. If you plan to arrive early, do contact our team for pick up and accommodation.

Day 02 – Cochin
Morning after breakfast, visit Fort Kochi which is the oldest European settlement in India (1500), and has a mixture of English, Dutch and Portuguese influence. The Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, but extensive renovations by the Dutch some hundred years later earned it the name the Dutch Palace. It has some of the best murals in India, depicting scenes from the Ramayana and other great legends. Later visit the Jew town synagogue where Kochi’s surviving Jewish community come to worship. Nearby are the interesting cantilevered Chinese Fishing nets.

In the early evening we see a performance of Kathakali, which is thought by some to be the very essence of the culture of Kerala. It is the face make up which makes this dancing so unique. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 – Cochin – Kumbalanghi Village
Today morning after early breakfast, start your biking tour as we move to Kumbalanghi Village which are on the outskirts of city. This beautiful village is appreciate by local government for its work.

We will ride through paddy fields and see how harvesting of coconut is done along with how coir fibre is made out of coconut husk.

Afternoon ride to nearby agriculture farm and followed with a visit to Crab farm. Evening enjoy traditional dance performance by local artist of village followed with Kumbalanghi cuisines with a local family which is famous for spicy and mouth-watering food. Overnight at the homestay.

Day 04 – Kumbalanghi Village – Alleppey
In the morning after breakfast, we will start our ride to Alleppey (approx. 47kms) as we head for the canals and channels that make up the Kerala Backwaters.

Upon arrival, check in at the hotel / homestay for next 02 nights. Late afternoon enjoy a traditional houseboat for 02hours through the region in the backwaters of Kerala. Sail along these narrow channels to see the life of local people and how they cultivating vegetable gardens. This evening we will stay near the banks of Vembanad Lake. Evening is free for individual activity or relaxation. Overnight at the hotel / homestay.

Day 05 – Alleppey   
Early morning you can also practice meditation and yoga in the calm surroundings of this area.

Later after breakfast, rest of the day is free to explore the village by bike and getting to know our local families. You can go for various Ayurvedic treatments, cooking classes, take gentle walks through the surrounding villages or just relax at the lake. Overnight at the hotel / homestay.

Day 06 – Alleppey – Cochin (Depart)
Today after breakfast, start your ride back to Cochin (approx. 52kms) as we passes through canals and small villages. Will ride for 03-04 hours or up to the energy level and rest distance is covered by our support vehicle.

Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for relaxation OR late evening transfer to the airport to board your flight for onward destination.

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