Essence of Kerala

Essence of Kerala (4 Nights)- Overview

Enjoy a rich, diverse mix of experiences, all rooted in respect for inclusiveness, community, culture and environment in Kerala.

An ultra-exclusive and meticulously maintained beachfront and backwater resort is what we are promising through this package which offers less travel and stay in two of the best heritage resorts in Kerala. The views will be incredible, the rooms will be spacious and well appointed and the service will be friendly and professional on both of these resorts of CGH earth. 

Enjoy beachfront and backwater experiences that offer you relaxation and comfy stay in two of the best resorts in Kerala. The eye soothing views, considerably spacious rooms and highest level of hospitality services along with professionalism in the resorts of CGH earth will make the package attractive. The essence of Kerala tourist package provides you with a wide range of experiences all designed according to the tradition, culture, community and environment in Kerala.


Additional Inclusions

  • Pickup
  • Backwater
  • BeachVisit
  • Breakfast
  • Canoeing
  • Entertainment
  • Chocolates
  • Private Car
  • Sightseeing
  • WelcomeDrink

Essence of Kerala (4 Nights)- Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Cochin

After arriving at Cochin International Airport, you are welcomed to the God’s own country.  Transfer to Marari Beach resort which is one of the award winning resorts in Kerala for responsible Tourism.  Marari Beach resort spreads to 55 acres of lawns, faraway lotus pond, thickly packed coconut groves, stone-flagged pathways and the beach on the side of the resort. The fishing community residing near Mararikulam beach has lived in harmony with the ocean and land and the resort blends into their style. This harmonious lifestyle of the fishing folks has  served as an inspiration for the Marari Beach resort. You can experience the reverberation of the coastal life of Kerala in palm thatched roofs with  eco-friendly construction, in the tiny taps outside your hut and so on. Overnight in the Marari Beach resort.

  • Room 4 Star
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Heritage
Day 2

Spend a Day in Marari

Spend the day discovering Marari Beach. Marari Beach, you'll find, is the one place where you can unwind completely, without the trying bit. You can't watch TV to relax, for example. There isn't one in your room. You can’t plunge into a whirl of holiday activities like surfboarding or beach parties.

We thoughtfully left all that stuff off the schedule and wanted to ensure you spent time with a Monarch butterfly in Marari Beach or a completely aimless walk on a path strewn with wildflowers of Marari and enjoy closeness to nature?  Or a glowing afternoon on a near-empty beach, watching the waves change colour?. It is a complete unique Marari experience for you to enjoy. Overnight at the resort.

  • Room 4 Star
  • Meals All Meals included
  • Style Premium
Day 3

Proceed to Kumarakom

Checkout from the Marari beach resort after having breakfast. Transfer to Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon and enjoy a short road trip. You can reach the coconut lagoon only via water ride. Your boat moves over a breezy and watery highway right from the jetty. Take a sharp turn to the narrow canal which banked to a land packed with wildflowers. Step off the boat and experience the ambience of Kumarakom with an abundance of coconut trees. Proceed straight to the reception desk and check in to the resort. Overnight stay at the resort in Kumarakom.

  • Room 4 Star
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Heritage
Day 4

Enjoy Kumarakom

After having the delicious breakfast, enjoy the leisure day at Kumarakom in the enormous Vembanad Lake. The sparkling waves of the backwater canals that criss-cross the property will give you an enchanting experience and pacify your mind. You can taste the savory dishes cooked in traditional Kerala home-style way.

Coconut Lagoon is situated in Kuttanad, Kerala, which translates to the land of short people. It was said that the people of Kuttanad were called so as they always seen knee deep in the paddy fields. You may enjoy your time at the butterfly garden along with a resident of Kuttanad or you can opt for watching Kalaripayattu, the traditional martial art of Kerala by the evening. Overnight stay is arranged in the resort.

  • Room 4 Star
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Heritage
Day 5

Departure & Drop at Airport

After having breakfast, check out from the resort and transfer to Cochin International Airport to board your flight back home. You can do shopping and a few sightseeing in Fort Kochi on your way to the airport based on your flight timings. Leave God’s own country with memories of a  well spent in Kerala Holiday.

  • Meals Breakfast

Essence of Kerala - Distance & Map

The total distance in the Essence of Kerala heritage Kerala Tour Package covering Marari Beach Resort & Coconut Lagoon Resort in Kumarakom is 201 kilometers which will be covered in 5 days.The tour involves stay in few of the best beach and backwater resorts in Kerala and the road conditions can be crowded though on occasion with pedestrians, cattle and local traffic! The activities on this trip are geared for everyone.

Essential Information

  • Cochin
  • Cochin
  • A/C Vehicle with chauffeur at your disposal through out the tour.
  • 4 Star
  • Award Winning Speciality Heritage Beach & Backwater  Resorts in Kerala
  • Boat Ride to Backwater Resort
  • Breakfast at the resorts
  • Sightseeing at all places
  • Cultural Show 
  • A/C Vehicle with a Chauffer
  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Airfare  not included in the price
  • Indian Visa Fee for Foreign Guests
  • Travel/health insurance.
  • Entrance fees to various sightseeing places/ activities 
  • Meals & Dribks not mentioned in the Itinerary or Inclusions
  • Items of a personal expense such as telephone bills, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Tips & gratuities for drivers & guides
  • Camera/ Video charges.
  • Any Inclusions  not mentioned in the package.
  • Extra runs on the transport other than the Itinerary
  • Charges for early arrivals/ late departures.

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Questions on Essence of Kerala (4 Nights)


Asked by Kara Fielding from United Kingdom
1 Year ago

How do I book this holiday?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

You can enter your details online any time day or night, and one of our Trip Designers will call you back within 24 hours to help you with booking. Our Trip Designers will be able to assist you further in customising the holiday as per your requirements.


Asked by Josephine Kong from Singapore
1 Year ago

Can I customise this holiday with few hotels of my choice?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

We specialise in Customised holiday packages in Kerala and we will be able to offer you any resort in Kerala as we have direct relationshops with most resorts. If you want to change the resorts in this package, one of our trip designers will work with you till you are happy with the package. Our Trip Designers will be also able to tell you the highlights of each resort and you can decide on whether you woud like to book the same resort


Asked by Michala Vestergaard from USA
1 Year ago

I want to book a taxi for this holiday. Do you offer only taxi services only ?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

When you book a holiday with hotels and taxi together with us we will be able to offer you much lower rates than what you will get directly. As we use carefully handicked drivers who can offer the quality that we ideally want, we dont offer taxi only booking services.


Asked by Michala Vestergaard from USA
1 Year ago

What are the payment options you offer?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

We offer all major payment options including credit cards , debit cards , wire transfer, net banking and UPI.

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