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The Leela & CGH Earth Tour: 13 Nights and 14 Days

Overview
Experience the ultimate relaxation with this tour. Enjoy 13 nights and 14 days that combines a week at the luxurious Leela in Kovalam with six nights in other CGH earth hotels. Starting with a week at the Leela, you'll then enjoy an overnight stay on a houseboat, spend three nights in a backwater resort ending with two nights in Cochin.
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Tour Highlights

  • Stay in a Beach Resort
  • Cruise Overnight on a Houseboat
  • Stay in a Backwater Resort
  • Explore the Vibrant Port Town of Cochin
  • Enjoy a Complimentary Ayurveda Massage
Tour Route - Where you'll visit
1 Kovalam

Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India, located around 16 km from the city center. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees.

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2 Alleppey-House Boat
Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in Kerala. It's best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons.
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3 Kumarakom

Kumarakom is home to the backwaters,a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. An overnight cruise is the best way to naviage through the breathtaking canals of Kumarakom.

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4 Cochin

Cochin, or Kochi as it is now called, is divided into Old Cochin (comprising Fort Cochin and Mattanchery) and Ernakulam, which is a bustling metropolis and is considered the commercial capital of Kerala. It is the only district in Kerala where you can experience urban comforts on a par with other major cities in India and also the history of many centuries bygone.

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5 Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery

Cochin International Airport, Cochin (IATA: COK,ICAO, VOCI) is an international airport serving the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Located at Nedumbassery, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of the city, Cochin International Airport is the first airport in India developed under a public-private-partnership (PPP) model and was funded by nearly 10,000 non-resident Indians from 30 countries

It is the busiest and largest airport in the state of  Kerala. As of 2019, the Cochin International Airport caters to 61.8% of the total air passenger movement in Kerala. It is also the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of international traffic and eighth busiest overall. In fiscal year 2018-19, the airport handled more than 10.2 million passengers with a total of 71,871 aircraft movements.The airport is a primary base for Air India Express operations which is also headquartered in the city.

The airport operates three passenger terminals and one cargo terminal. With over 150,000 square metres (1,614,587 sq ft) in area, the airport's Terminal 3 is one of the largest terminals in India.On 18 August 2015, Cochin International Airport became the world's first fully solar powered airport with the inauguration of a dedicated solar plant. On 26 July 2018, the airport was selected for the coveted Champion of the Earth award, the highest environmental honor instituted by the United Nations.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day ONE +-
  • DAY 01 – Arrival Trivandrum – Kovalam (25 km /1 hr)
You will be welcomed by a Kerala Travel Centre representative at Trivandrum airport and driven to Kovalam, one of the most popular beach destinations in Kerala, where you will check into your hotel. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches separated by rocky headlands, of which the southernmost Lighthouse beach is the most famous. The azure waters and favourable climate make Kovalam a favourite year-round destination for beach lovers.  In the evening, experience a general Ayurvedic full-body massage.
Overnight at the Leela with a vehicle for your transfer.
Day TWO +-
  • DAY 02 – Kovalam
Enjoy days of leisure on the beach.
Overnight at the Leela.
Day THREE +-
  • Day 3- Kovalam
Enjoy a day of leisure on the beach.
Overnight at the Leela.
Day FOUR +-
  • Day 4 - Kovalam
Enjoy a day of leisure on the beach. 
Overnight at the Leela.
Day FIVE +-
  • Day 5 - Kovalam
Enjoy a day of leisure on the beach. 
Overnight at the Leela.
Day SIX +-
  • Day 6 - Kovalam
Enjoy a day of leisure on the beach. 
Overnight at the Leela.
Day SEVEN +-
  • Day 7 - Kovalam
Enjoy a day of leisure on the beach. 
Overnight at the Leela.
Day EIGHT +-
  • DAY 08 – Kovalam – Alleppey (175 km / 3.5 hrs)
Drive to Alleppey. Embark on your private houseboat, and cruise on the backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats, or Kettuvalloms, are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm-fringed landscape from your cabin. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings, it's the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience.  The locals travel in canoes, and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods door-to-door in small, wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters, you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, en route.
Overnight on board with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day NINE +-
  • DAY 09 – Alleppey - Kumarakom (by boat)
Drive to Kumarakom, the enchanting backwater region of Kerala and check into your hotel. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons which form the famed backwaters offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax. Enjoy a day of leisure.
Overnight at the Coconut Lagoon where you will be transferred by boat.
Day TEN +-
  • DAY 10 – Kumarakom
Optional water activities, like canoeing, water scooter rides and boat rides, will be available all day for your use. Those seeking relaxation can spend the day resting at the resort. Enjoy a rejuvenating Ayurveda general full-body massage.
Overnight at the Coconut Lagoon. 
Day ELEVEN +-
  • DAY 11 – Kumarakom
Enjoy a day of leisure on the bank of the backwater.
Overnight at the Coconut Lagoon.
Day TWELVE +-
  • DAY 12 – Kumarakom – Cochin (72 km / 2 hrs)
Drive to Cochin. A port town since early centuries, Cochin, also known as the spice coast of India, attracted traders and invaders from all over the world. Needless to say, Cochin offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Relax and unwind at the hotel. In the evening, go for a relaxing sunset cruise.
Overnight at the Brunton Boatyard with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day THIRTEEN +-
  • DAY 13 – Cochin

Go for a sightseeing tour to explore the many fascinating highlights of Cochin; including, the Jewish Synagogue; St. Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India; the Santa Cruz Basilica, which was built in 1557 by the Portuguese; the Dutch Palace; the Spice Market; and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders. In the evening, visit an auditorium to watch the famous, traditional dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterised by intricate story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up.
Overnight at the Brunton Boatyard with a vehicle at your disposal.

Day FOURTEEN +-
  • DAY 14 – Cochin – Departure
Departure transfer to Cochin airport for onward flight with a vehicle for your transfer.

When Should I go?

Being a coastal state surrounded by the Arabian Sea and because of its proximity to the equator, Kerala has a more or less consistent temperature pattern in the summers and the monsoons alike. The temperature hovers around 29°C throughout the year with varying levels of humidity.
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Monsoon Months in Kerala

June and July are monsoon months in Kerala, the showers being heavy at first and then easing off gradually. Whilst these are not the best months for tours, interestingly, this happens to the best time for travellers seeking the therapeutic Ayurveda treatment which is said to be most effective in these months.

Best months for travel to Kerala

The months of October through to March are considered to be the most favourable months to travel to Kerala when the weather is sunny and pleasant. The months of April and May are also favourable for travel but the humidity tends to be comparatively higher. August and September are also good months for travel.

Price Guide

Prices are per person based on 2 people occupying 1 double/twin room and may vary based on local market fluctuations. For single supplements please get in touch.

Contact Kerala Travel Centre.

B&B at all hotels except where cited on the itinerary, chauffeur driven AC car, sunset cruise, Kathakali performance, Ayurveda massage, all entrance fees, guide charges, assisted airport transfers and international flights.

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Destination Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
Kovalam 7 The Leela Kovalam The Leela Kovalam The Leela Kovalam
Alleppey-House Boat 1 Xandari River Escape Xandari River Escape Xandari River Escape
Kumarakom 3 Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom
Cochin 2 Brunton Boatyard Brunton Boatyard Brunton Boatyard

The Leela Kovalam

Perched on a rock-face, this 5 star deluxe resort offers panoramic views of the famed Kovalam shoreline. With 186 rooms and suites dotted over many verdant acres, the Leela Kovalam is the largest beach resort in Kerala.

Cradled between two sweeping beaches, the Leela Kovalam could claim to be the most beautiful location of any beach resort in India. Apart from spoiling you with a host of impeccable dining and entertainment options, the Leela also has Divya, an authentic Auryeda Wellness Spa.

Choose to unwind in the splendid infinity pools that merge into the westerly horizon or lounge on your private sun deck overlooking the beach and the sea. The sun-washed lobby, the vibrant yet warm teakwood, stunning views of the sea and the sky from every window make this a very special place to stay in. In addition to all this, you have the premium quality of service that the Leela brand is reputed for, making this one of the best choices for a beach resort in Kerala.

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