Day 01: Arrive Cochin
Meet and assist on arrival at the International airport/Railway Station, and transfer to your hotel. The day is to relax, Evening visit the Kathakali Dance Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. One of the most interesting aspects of Kathakali is its elaborate make-up code. Characters are categorized according to their nature. This determines the colours used in the make-up. The faces of noble male characters, such as virtuous kings, the divine hero Rama, etc., are predominantly green. Characters of high birth who have an evil streak, such as the demon king Ravana, are allotted a similar green make-up, slashed with red marks on the cheeks. Extremely angry or excessively evil characters wear predominantly red make-up and a flowing red beard. Forest dwellers such as hunters are represented with a predominantly black make-up base. Women and ascetics have lustrous, yellowish faces. A traditional Kathakali performance begins in the evening and continues throughout the night, culminating at the auspicious hour of dawn, when Good finally conquers Evil. Today, however, it has been modified for the proscenium stage, and urban audiences can participate in this ritualistic theatre experience in the comfort of a plush auditorium, within the span of a couple of hours. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 – Cochin ~ Kumarkom
After breakfast, later drive to Kumarakom, Check into your hotel on arrival, You may enjoy boating, swimming, fishing; meditation and yoga optional also visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Evening you spend the rest of the evening at leisure and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3 - Kumarakom ~ Alleppey
After breakfast, transfer to Alleppey, to board the houseboat cruise, check in to your house boat, ( Lunch and Dinner included), enjoy the best scenic view of Back waters, overnight on the houseboat.
Day 4 – Alleppey ~ Cochin
After breakfast, proceed to Cochin about 2 hrs drive, on arrival sightseeing of Cochin. tour that includes visit to Fort Cochin, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets. Later in the evening you are free for shopping, Cochin is famous for its Own Spices, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Cochin ~ Onward Destination
After breakfast, you are free later transfer to airport for your flight back home with sweet memories.