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The Oberoi MV Vrinda

The Oberoi MV Vrinda

This exclusive cruise tour comprises a luxurious stay at the Oberoi Motor Vehicle, Vrinda. This swanky house boat starts its journey from the Vembanad Lake and takes you through the picturesque waterways of Alleppey. Next, you will find yourself on River Pamba, which has quaint villages on its banks. A rice boat ride is another highlight of the trip. This tour also features a stopover at Chambakulam.


Tour Nights

  • Cochin: 2 nights
  • Cruise MV Vrinda: 3 nights

Tour At a Glance

  • Excursion to Vembanad Lake
  • Witness Classical dance performance
  • Guided tour to the Lord Buddha statue of Karumadi
  • Explore the traditional homes known among the locals as "tharavad"
  • Visit to the Hindu Temple at Nedumudy
  • Visits to Chambakulam Snake Boat race yard and St Mary's Church
  • Tour code: STI67
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

07 Days / 05 Nights from Price on request

The Oberoi MV Vrinda Itinerary details

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  • Day 01 UK to Cochin
    UK to Cochin

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Cochin.

  • Day 02 Arrival in Cochin
    Arrival in Cochin

    Arrival at Cochin Airport. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Relax at the hotel and spend the day at leisure. Try local cuisine or visit local attractions. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 03 Cochin Aboard Vrinda
    Cochin Aboard Vrinda

    Have breakfast. Transfer to the Vembanad Lake jetty. Board vessel at around 1 p.m. Start sail on the Vembanad Lake. The boat will enter Alleppey canal at around lunch time. Have lunch on board. Enjoy scenic view all around and then get back to the Vembanad Lake and gaze at the enchanting sunset. In the evening attend a traditional Kathakali dance performance, that depicts the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata (ancient Hindu Scriptures). Overnight stay on-board the vessel (All meals are served on board). Read More

  • Day 04 On - board Vrinda including a rice boat excursion
    On - board Vrinda including a rice boat excursion

    Sail towards Alleppey today. Have breakfast by the time the vessel enters River Pamba through the canal. The scene on the route is quite interesting with beautiful birds and quaint villages. The Vrinda will anchor at Kanjippadam. Board a rice boat here and there-on board a Ketuvallam, which is a traditional backwater houseboat of Kerala. Enjoy scenic views through this ride. Later visit a traditional Kerala family house, Nalukettu. Also visit today the half-statue of Lord Buddha at Karumadi. Board the cruise at lunch time. Overnight stay aboard the cruise. Read More

  • Day 05 On - board Vrinda, including Ketuvallam excursion
    On - board Vrinda, including Ketuvallam excursion

    Have breakfast while the cruise is sailing South. The boat will set anchor near Chambakulam. Board a rice boat; enjoy sightseeing accompanied by a guide. Visit today ST. Mary’s Church, founded by St. Thomas in 1721, the 100 year's old Sree Bhagavathy Kshetram temple in Nedumudy Chambakulam snake boat yard. Get back to the cruise in time for lunch. Attend a ‘Mohiniattam’ performance in the evening. Overnight stay on board the cruise.

  • Day 06 Cochin

    Have breakfast. Disembark the boat. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Cochin.

  • Day 07 Cochin to UK Departure
    Cochin to UK Departure

    Have breakfast. Transfer to the International airport in Cochin towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.


  • Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is a city of vibrant joys and festivities where religion & traditions bind the populace in a bond of warmth and wellbeing.

    Day 1

    To Chennai

    Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chennai. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Chennai. Read More

    Day 2

    To Chennai

    Morning visit to the temple city of Kanchipuram. In the afternoon, visit the scenic shore temples at Mahabalipuram. Read More

    Day 3

    To Chennai

    Morning visit Chennai city tour including George Town (the original Madras) and the Chennai Museum. Afternoon fly from Chennai to Trivandrum. Read More

    Day 4

    To UK

    Transfer to the International airport in Trivandrum towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More



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5, Kochi,
Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza Kochi

Located on the NH 47 Bypass with easy access to the airport, CBD, Kakkanad Infopark, Fort Kochi, and scenic backwaters and beaches to the south.

What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance.Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in Cruise and Bed & Breakfast in hotel of Cochin.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.

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