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Private Tour: Half-Day Kerala Deluxe Houseboat Backwater Tour in Alappuzha
"Be picked-up at your hotel at 10:30am and drive to Alleppy to board the boat at 12:30pm. Have a welcome drink and start cruising through the Punnamada Lake venue of the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Enjoy the panoramic views of Vembanad Lake and get glimpses of village life along the banks. At 1:00pm boat will stop for a lavish menu lunch of traditional Kerala cuisine.  At 3:00pm continue the cruise covering village paddy fields canals surrounded with palm trees and churches.  At 4:30pm enjoy an evening coffee or tea with traditional Kerala style snacks. The cruise ends at 5:00pm. You may choose if you want to be dropped off at the boat jetty or back at your hotel."""Enjoy a 5-hour houseboat cruise from Alappuzha in a traditional kettuvallam. The non-air-conditioned rice-boat cruises across the backwaters of Alappuzha will give you experience the lifestyle of the locals activity like toddy tapping fishing coir-making
From $75.00
Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Performance
"Your cultural and historical exploration of Kochi begins with a walking tour around Fort Kochi a well-preserved historical neighborhood reflecting Kochi's colonial past. Walk down the colonial roads and beside the coastal shore. See the magnificent Chinese fishing nets a gift to Kochi from Chinese traders during the reign of Kublai Khan. Continue to Saint Francis Church one of the oldest European churches in India and built by Portuguese Franciscan friars in 1503. Next visit Santa Cruz Basilica an architecturally impressive Catholic church. Admire the soaring spires and white-washed exterior and the beautiful canvas murals inside. Meander around Mattancherry Palace and admire the amazing murals depicting scenes from Hindu legends.Contin go backstage and watch the performers prepare for the show. See them apply makeup
From $45.00
Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour
"Your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Kochi and transfer you to the Mattancherry side of the old city.Visit the Dutch Palace (own expense) also known as Mattancherry Palace or Portuguese palace situated in Mattancherry ( Closed on Friday). Witness the classic construction of this museum that features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.Stroll along the historical street from the Dutch Palace to the popular Jew Street which leads you to the Jewish Synagogue. Journey back in time and see the various spice shops and curio souks. The Jewish Synagogue popularly known as Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in this part of the world ( Closed on Friday & Saturday). Enjoy the beauty of the curved brass columns
From $25.00

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Souvenir touts in Male

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Antique & Style Souvenir Mart

Antique & Style Souvenir Mart is the name of a shop next to the fish-market. I did not buy anything there, but had a look around. Buying corals and certain sea-shells might be no problem in the...
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Various shops

As soon as you get off the boat, you will be approached by touts. Telling you of their store and asking you to come and see. Maybe even giving you a business card. We went with one, only because we...
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Apr 15, 2005

You'll see the row of shops

You'll find a lot of shops selling souvenirs, you'll be tempted to buy and walk in all of them. Always bargain! To the lowest you can. Having spent 3 weeks there, here's a tip. Go to the distributor...
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