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Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey
Marari Beach
Marari Beach
Greenix Village Interior
Chinese Fishing nets (Nivalink Trip Dated - 23 September 2008)
Fort cochin Beach views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 31 August 2012)
Fort Cochin beach (Nivalink Trip Dated - 31 August 2012)
Harbour Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 31 August 2012)
Typical Heritage Hotel in Fort Cochin (Nivalink Trip Dated - 31 August 2012)

Fort Cochin Marari Break with Alleppey Houseboat allows guests to experience Heritage / experiential character of the Fort Cochin alongwith laidback Mararikulam (Beach) and a houseboat stay offering comprehensive backwater experience.

Route

Cochin (Fort Cochin)(2) - Marari(2) - Alleppey(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Cochin. Proceed to Fort Cochin. Evening Walk around the Heritage Bylanes. Visit Greenix Village.
  • Day-2 In and around Fort Cochin
  • Day-3 Proceed to Marari. Evening Walk on the beach.
  • Day-4 Morning walk on the beach. Pathiramal Island Visit. Relax by the beach
  • Day-5 Proceed to Alleppey boat Cruise Jetty. Alleppey round houseboat cruise.
  • Day-6 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Alleppey - Backwaters of Alleppey (1.00 kms), Pathiramanal Island (15.00 kms), Marari Beach (15.00 kms)

Cochin (Fort Cochin) - Greenix Village (0.50 kms), Fort Cochin Walk (0.50 kms), Jewish Synagogue Fort Cochin (1.00 kms), Kumbhalangi Backwaters (10.00 kms)

Marari - Marari Beach (0.50 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Cochin (Ernakulam) Departure - Cochin (Ernakulam)
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to further explore backwater lifestyle may opt for a stay in backwater homestay in addition to the houseboat stay.

Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Cochin (Fort Cochin) -13 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Cochin (Fort Cochin) to Marari -50 kms (1 hrs)
  • Marari to Alleppey -16 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Alleppey to Cochin (Ernakulam) -65 kms (1.5 hrs)
Route

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Cochin (Fort Cochin)(2) - Marari(2) - Alleppey(1) - Cochin (Ernakulam)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Cochin. Proceed to Fort Cochin. Evening Walk around the Heritage Bylanes. Visit Greenix Village. Arrive at Cochin and Proceed to Fort Cochin (45 kms - 1 hr). Fort Cochin is a charming heritage corner of Cochin visited for its heritage character, Arabian Sea views, Chinese Fishing nets, charming heritage bylanes and heritage hotels. Evening Walk in heritage bylanes of Fort Cochin visiting Church and Jewish Synagogue. Visit Greenix village for evening performances of traditional dance forms of Kerala.

Day-2 In and around Fort Cochin Visit Kumbhalangi area to experirnce rural lifestyle with backwater character. In the afternoon take a boat trip to neighboring Islands (Vypeen and Bolgatty) In the evening explore Fishermen at work using Chinese fishing nets. Evening Dinner at one of the charming restaurants in a heritage hotel in Fort Cochin.

Day-3 Proceed to Marari. Evening Walk on the beach.  Proceed to Marari (50 kms - 1 hour). Mararikulam is a beachside destination (Popularly known as Marari) offering guests idyllic beach destination experience. Its close proximity to Alleppey (20 kms) gives it a dual character where guests are able to explore the backwaters while staying on a beach. Evening walk on the beach. Guests who like seafood may ask for "Catch of the day" and enjoy some fresh delicacies.

Day-4 Morning walk on the beach. Pathiramal Island Visit. Relax by the beach Morning walk on the beach to see Fishermen return with their catches. Visit Pathiramal Island for Bird watching in evening (1.5 kms boatride from Muhamma). Rest of the day swim in the Arabian sea or just laze around and enjoy a relaxed beachside stay.

Day-5 Proceed to Alleppey boat Cruise Jetty. Alleppey round houseboat cruise. Proceed to Alleppey houseboat Jetty (20 kms - Half an hour drive). Reach before 12 noon. Alleppey round of Houseboat Cruise. Overnight stay in Alleppey Houseboat.

Day-6 Departure Depart to Cochin (75 kms) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Alleppey :

  • Backwaters of Alleppey - Kuttanad Backwaters in South Alleppey is what gives Kerala Venice of the East tag. Day cruises / hourly boat rides are popular and available from Alleppey jetty. Guests seeking an experience either opt for overnight houseboat or Kayaking tour.

  • Pathiramanal Island - The Pathiramanal Island is a boat ride away from Muhamma / Kumarakom. The island provides excellent Bird watching especially in Winter.

  • Marari Beach - An idyllic beach, few kms from Alleppey where a number of beach resorts are located.

Cochin (Fort Cochin) :

  • Greenix Village - A craft village at Fort cochin that offers a wide ranging live performances. A visit here is very popular with guests to Fort cochin.

  • Fort Cochin Walk - Fort Cochin heritage walk is one recommended for any heritage traveller. The Fort cochin heritage area is home to buildings that date back to the dutch settlements in the area and still laidback and full of character. Within a short walk one can visit Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing nets and St Francis Church. There are several renowned heritage hotels here.

  • Jewish Synagogue Fort Cochin - Jewish Synagogue at Fort Cochin was built in 1568 and is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.

  • Kumbhalangi Backwaters - 10 kms from Fort Cochin are a set of backwaters overlooking Kumbhalangi village, a fishermen village having 100+ chinese fishing nets.

Marari :

  • Marari Beach - An idyllic beach, few kms from Alleppey where a number of beach resorts are located.

Destination Overview

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Ernakulam, part of Cochin area is business hub of Cochin and also commercial capital of Kerala.

Cochin (Fort Cochin) - A heritage area a few kilometers from Willingdon Island. With many charming heritage hotels in the area, its perhaps the best area of accommodation for leisure and experience oriented travelers.

Marari - Mararikulam near Alleppey is one of the best beaches in Kerala offering idyllic beach stay experience.

Alleppey - Alleppey is renowned for its backwaters and is known as the Venice of the east. Overnight houseboats in Alleppey lake and backwaters are considered an experience.

Access
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Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Cochin (Fort Cochin) -13 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Cochin (Fort Cochin) to Marari -50 kms (1 hrs)
  • Marari to Alleppey -16 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Alleppey to Cochin (Ernakulam) -65 kms (1.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Marari Experience

Marari beach is an idyllic beach stretch situated at 15 kms from Alleppey and is renowned for more

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Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Cochin (Fort Cochin) -13 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Cochin (Fort Cochin) to Marari -50 kms (1 hrs)
  • Marari to Alleppey -16 kms (0.5 hrs)
  • Alleppey to Cochin (Ernakulam) -65 kms (1.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Fort Cochin, Marari and Alleppey houseboat are three favourites for experience centric getaway seekers, especially overseas nationals who enjoy the idyllic and laidback character the experience presents.

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