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Bicycle Kerala

DAY 01: ARRIVE COCHIN
On arrival at Cochin international airport you will be met by representative and transferred to your hotel in older part of Cochin – in Fort Cochin. On arrival, check-in to your hotel for 02 nights. Overnight stay at Cochin

DAY 02: COCHIN
After breakfast, join your guide at the hotel for a bike ride of Mattancherry & Fort Cochin, covering the Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays) which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and was presented to the Raja of Cochin as a gesture of goodwill. The Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays & Saturdays) was originally constructed in 1568, but was destroyed by Portuguese in 1662.This was rebuilt two years later when the Dutch took over Cochin. Chinese fishing nets, The St. Francis Church, said to be India's oldest European-built church was constructed in 1503. Having died in Cochin in 1524, Vasco Da Gama was buried here for 14 years before his remains were taken to Lisbon.

Afternoon, embark on a harbor cruise watching the sun go down. Evening proceed to the cultural centre. As soon you arrive, watch the Kathakali artist painting his face using natural colors followed by witnessing a sequence of Kerala's traditional & colorful dance forms. Later drive back to hotel. Overnight stay at Cochin

DAY 03: COCHIN – MARARI (Ride 65 Kms, Moderate)
After an early breakfast, ride to one of the beautiful and peaceful beach destination in a sleepy fishing village between the backwaters (Vemband Lake) and the Arabian Sea. On arrival check-in for 01 night. Once you are checked your tour guide and bikes will say good bye to you. Overnight stay at Marari

DAY 04: MARARI - ALLEPPEY (Ride 33Kms / 1Hrs)

Mid morning check-out from the hotel and ride to Alleppey. The cycles will be handed over to our representative. Bike ride end in Alleppey. In Alleppey, embark on your privately crewed Kettuvalam / Houseboat for overnight stay. Lunch will be served shortly after boarding. The cruise takes you through some of Kerala's most scenic backwaters, where you can watch the local people living their daily lives, where the only means of transport is by boat. The cruise usually lasts from mid afternoon to dusk.

The houseboat moors on the banks of the lake for the night. After dark you can enjoy a delicious dinner to the sound of water lapping the sides of the boat whilst watching the twinkling lights on the distant shore. Overnight, stay on board the house boat.

DAY 05: ALLEPPEY - VARKALA (110 kms/ 3Hrs)
After breakfast, check-out and transfer by country boat to mainland, here join your car to Varkala, a temple town also a lesser known beach resort. The beach has colorful red cliffs above it, and also possesses a water spring, coming from the cliffs. On arrival, check-in to your hotel for 03 nights. Rest of the day you are free at leisure. Overnight, stay at Varkala.

DAY 06: VARKALA
Breakfast is served at hotel. Rest of the day you are free at leisure. Overnight, stay at Varkala. (No transportation service is envisaged)

DAY 07: VARKALA
After breakfast, you are free at leisure to relax or explore the beach. Overnight, stay at Varkala. (No transportation service is envisaged)

DAY 08: TRANSFER FROM VARKALA TO TRIVANDRUM
After breakfast, transfer to Trivandrum international airport for flight to onward destination.

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