Kerala (/ˈkɛrələ/) is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956 following the States Reorganisation Act by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2(15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital and largest city being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.
The Chera Dynasty was the first prominent kingdom based in Kerala. The Ay kingdom in the deep south and the Ezhimala kingdom in the north formed the other kingdoms in the early years of the Common Era (CE or AD). The region had been a prominent spice exporter since 3000 BCE. The region’s prominence in trade was noted in the works of Pliny as well as the Periplus around 100 CE. In the 15th century, the spice trade attracted Portuguese traders to Kerala, and paved the way for European colonisation of India. At the time of Indian independence movement in the early 20th century, there were two major princely states in Kerala-Travancore State and the Kingdom of Cochin. They united to form the state of Thiru-Kochi in 1949. The Malabar region, in the northern part of Kerala had been a part of the Madras province of British India, which later became a part of the Madras State post-independence. After the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, the modern-day state of Kerala was formed by merging the Malabar district of Madras State (excluding Gudalur taluk of Nilgiris district, Topslip, the Attappadi Forest east of Anakatti), the state of Thiru-Kochi (excluding four southern taluks of Kanyakumari district, Shenkottai and Tenkasi taluks), and the taluk of Kasaragod (now Kasaragod District) in South Canara (Tulunad) which was a part of Madras State.
The economy of Kerala is the 12th-largest state economy in India with ₹7.73 lakh crore (US$110 billion) in gross domestic product and a per capita GDP of ₹163,000 (US$2,300). Kerala has the lowest positive population growth rate in India, 3.44%; the highest Human Development Index (HDI), 0.712 in 2015; the highest literacy rate, 93.91% in the 2011 census; the highest life expectancy, 77 years; and the highest sex ratio, 1,084 women per 1,000 men. The state has witnessed significant emigration, especially to Arab states of the Persian Gulf during the Gulf Boom of the 1970s and early 1980s, and its economy depends significantly on remittances from a large Malayali expatriate community. Hinduism is practised by more than half of the population, followed by Islam and Christianity. The culture is a synthesis of Aryan, Dravidian, Arab, and European cultures, developed over millennia, under influences from other parts of India and abroad.
The production of pepper and natural rubber contributes significantly to the total national output. In the agricultural sector, coconut, tea, coffee, cashew and spices are important. The state’s coastline extends for 595 kilometres (370 mi), and around 1.1 million people in the state are dependent on the fishery industry which contributes 3% to the state’s income. The state has the highest media exposure in India with newspapers publishing in nine languages, mainly English and Malayalam. Kerala is one of the prominent tourist destinations of India, with backwaters, hill stations, beaches, Ayurvedic tourism and tropical greenery as its major attractions.
3 Nights 4 Days Tour Package to Munnar, Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
Standard check in time of Hotels is 13:00 hrs and check out time is 1100 hrs and it varies with the Hotel to Hotel. The actual timings will be mentioned in the Hotel Confirmation Voucher
Package quoted with base room category in the Hotel And non a/c rooms in Hill stations.[ Munnar, Thekkady, Wayanad etc]
Breakfast is provided complimentary with the rooms and can be availed after 7:30 AM. Reduction of room rent will not be entertained in case of early checkout.
December 24th and 31st night Gala Dinner at respective hotels are compulsory and will be charged directly at the Hotel.
Entry tickets for parks, Wildlife sanctuary, rides and cultural activities and personal activities are not included in the above package and they are to be obtained by the guest at the time of entry
All museums are closed on Mondays
Eravikulam National Park in Munnar will be closed during the month of February & March every year.
Cochin- Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue will be closed on Fridays and Saturdays respectively. • Jewish Synagogue also closed on all the Jewish Holidays
All sightseeing subject to weather and political condition in the destination
Driver and vehicle are at your disposal; however, he will be available between 8 am to 7 pm except on special request. And night surcharges will be additional
7 seat Innova and Tavera is not widely available in Cochin. All Innova and Tavera will be 6 seaters unless 7 seaters are requested in advance.
The company is not responsible for missing sightseeing, destinations due to political strikes or road blocks Company is not responsible for, Monuments, parks, rides etc to be closed without prior notice
The company is not responsible for compensating any loss or additional cost incurred by the guest while taking the tour.
HOUSEBOAT DETAILS [if booked]
Houseboat is provided with all meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Tea /Coffee / Snacks)
Houseboat Check-in time is 1200 pm and check-out time is 9 am early check-out is possible on request
Air Conditioner with the Deluxe Houseboat will work from 9 PM to 6 AM Full-time A/C is available on Luxury / Premium Houseboat.
Houseboat will be anchored at the time of Lunch.
Houseboat will be stationed from 05.30 PM to 08.00 AM in the bank of the backwater; hence mosquito and water-borne insects are related hitches. It’s sensible to bring repellent for the same.
Typical Kerala Cuisine will be provided with the Houseboat. Choice of food with the Houseboat is very limited. we request you to inform the preference of food [ veg / non-veg] at the time of booking
The Houseboat room and bathroom size are small compared to hotel rooms
The houseboat is meant for exploring the scenic beauty of backwater hence TV Channels will not be available with many Houseboats.
25% of the package cost is to be paid as booking advance
25% within a week of booking date
50% of payment to be paid 20 days before the travel date
We need the receipt of 100% payment for us to share all the Hotel confirmation vouchers
Cancellation Policy -As per the booking conditions of holiday packages, we will be constrained to levy the following cancellation charges: 30 days or more prior to the departure : 25% of the package cost; 29 to 19 days prior to the departure : 50% of the package cost; 19 to 01 days prior to the departure : 100% of the package cost. The cancellation charges are based on the above-mentioned grid on the package cost or as per the Hotel cancellation Policy whichever is higher
The standard charges if the booking is on refundable basis.
30 Days Prior to the departure – 10% of the package cost;
29 to 19 days prior to the departure: 50% of the package cost;
19 to 01 days prior to the departure: 100% of the package cost.
The cancellation charges are based on the above-mentioned grid or the deposit amount whichever is higher
Rooms are subject to the availability. No reservation has been made till date. This is just a quotation.
The above is only an offer and not confirmation of your bookings. If we are not able to get the original hotels, shall try to provide equivalent/ alternative hotels.
Early check in and late checkout will depend on the Hotel Policy.
We will not be responsible for Preponing or Postponing of travelling time/delays / waiting time-related to Bandh, Hartal, strikes etc. Only 1 each of arrival and departure transfers will be applied.
Museums, Art galleries and any Other institutions which are under the ARCHEOLOGICAL DEPT: will remain closed on all Mondays