!! Dynamic Boat Race of the World !!

About the Tour : 

Aranmula Boat Race, often known as Kerala Boat Festival is one of the glorious occasions of Kerala and is the unique feature of the backwaters of Kerala. Much famous all over the world, it has become the icon of Kerala and attracts of thousands of tourists to the state. A dramatic spectacle on the Pamba River in the Kuttanad region at Aranmula.  The Aranmula Boat Race is held annually, often during September and is part of the Aaranmula Temple festival. The snake boats are about 100 feet long. The snake boats are so called because their curved stem resembles the hood of a snake and a tampering bow.
 
During this occasion, all the boats are adorned with silk and golden glittery umbrellas and there is a crew of more than 100 men rowing the boat. Besides the speed, it is the graceful rhythmic movements of the boat and the oarsmen that look amazing.
 
On the day of the race, people, both locals and travellers from far off places, flock the river bank to enjoy the race. Venturous spirits will ensure a better vantage point by climbing the nearby trees. As the sun comes straight on top of all gathered, boats in various categories like the chundan (snake boat), veppu, iruttu kuthi, churulan and others from nearby regions assemble at the starting point of the race. Among these boats, the snake boats with its fascinating being the largest sporting event in the world, snake boat race is often considered as the ultimate test of endurance, speed and skill. As the oarsmen set the pace of their boats with oars striking the placid waters of River Pamba.
Photo Credit : Kunal Ramteke

Photo Credit : Kunal Ramteke


  1. BATCH DATES

    Outing Date : 14th-19th September 2016

  2. SHORT INFORMATION

    Category : Special Tour
    Type : Cultural
    Duration : 5 Nights /6 Days

  3. ITINERARY

    Day 1:
    Arrive at Cochin. Pick up and transfer to the hotel at Cochin. After some relaxation proceed for a half day sightseeing tour to Cochin. Here visit to Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Net and the Indo-Portuguese town. The evening time find for some shopping in M.G.Road. Overnight at Cochin.

    Day 2:
    Leave Cochin the queen of Arabian Sea,explore the gilts and glamour of Munnar the confluence of three mountain streams, 1600 m above sea level. Sprawling tea plantations, picture- book towns, winding lanes and waterfalls, makes a unique sight for sore eyes and cure for sore minds. Enjoy the fabulous scenery. Overnight at Munnar

    Day 3:
    After healthy morning breakfast, today delight in full day sightseeing tour of Munnar. Here visit to Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Tea Plantation and Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy and relax near the tea gardens and appreciated the beauty of nature . You may get a wonderful shopping experience at spice garden in the evening. Later return back on time to the hotel .Overnight stay at the hotel in Munnar.

    Day 4 :
    Begin your morning with a tour to Alleppey- , the place of immense natural beauty, with its labyrinth of waterways, was extolled by travelers as the Venice of East. Discover the exotic land caressed by the Arabian Sea in the West and the vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers criss-crossing it. Over night stay at the hotel in Alleppy.

    Day 5:
    Proceed to Aranmula Boat race to witness the most electifying event  in ASIA which includes races of many kinds of paddled longboats, the traditional boats of Kerala . A sport that signifies the excellent team spirit, integration and amity of the people of this backwater country. An occasions of great excitement that is a reflection of a vibrant people. Other types of boats which do participate in various events in the race are Churulan Vallam, Iruttukuthy Vallam, Odi Vallam, Veppu Vallam (Vaipu Vallam), Vadakkanody Vallam, Kochu Vallam . Free time by evening visit the nearby temples and events connected to Boat race. Overnight stay at Aranmula.

    Day 6:
    After breakfast, check out from the Hotel and drop at Ernakulam Railway Station / Airport for Return Journey.

    Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)

  4. COST

    Tour Cost: Rs.14,000/- per person
    For Lifetime Member : Rs.13,700/- per member
    For Lifetime Membership Details (Rs.1000/- only) , click here 

    Inclusions:

    1. Accommodation on Triple Sharing Basis
    2. Daily Breakfast and Dinner
    3. All Transfers and Sightseeing in  AC Vehicle
    4. Non A/c rooms at Munnar  ( Hill stations)
    5. All Taxes

    Exclusions:

    1. To and fro Transportation to Cochin-Ernakulam
    2. Meals other than Specified
    3. Entry Fees to Monuments and places
    4. Any expense of Personal Nature
    5. Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

  5. PAYMENT DETAILS

    For booking you need to deposit an advance amount of Rs.8,000/- per person (Non-refundable) in following Account:

    NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERS
    BANK: ICICI
    ACCOUNT: CURRENT AC
    A/C: 623805029453
    BRANCH: MULUND WEST
    IFSC CODE ICIC0006238

    Cancellation and Refund applicable on the tour cost:
    1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
    2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
    3. After that no refund will be provided.

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