Kerala, India (PressExposure) January 15, 2010 -- Karma Kerala, leading tour operators catering mostly to overseas tourists have come up with two cruise packages in Kochi- Maldives and Kochi- Srilanka sector to attract more domestic tourists.
The Cochin- Colombo cruise sets off from the Port of Cochin on Sundays at 18.00 hours and the cruise liner reaches Colombo on Tuesday at 14.00 hrs. There are many tourist places to visit in Colombo including the Art Gallery, Dehiwala Zoo and the Presidentâs residence (Queenâs House) among others. The shopping options at the trendy Cinnamon gardens is something that you cannot afford to miss out. The cruise departs from Colombo on Tuesday at 15.00 hrs. and reaches Cochin port at 11 hrs on Wednesday.
3 Nights & 4 Days Sea Cruise from Kochi to Maldives is another short break cruise that was introduced recently for tourists who wish to enjoy a short getaway. Maldives, is a chain of over 1200 islands, most of them uninhabited and unexplored. The capital of Maldives, Male is the largest island and offers lots of shopping and fun apart from beach activities. The departure is at 17.30 hours on Wednesdays from Cochin port and it reaches Maldives at 17.00 hrs on Friday where you can explore lagoons, underwater coral gardens and sandy beaches. The cruise liner leaves on Saturdays to the Cochin port at 15.00 hrs.
The Director of Karma Kerala, Thejal Vasudevan opined that the introduction of cruise deals might bring further impetus to the tourism prospects of Kerala as it is adding cruise holidays too to the interesting Kerala itinerary comprising of expansive backwaters, hills stations, back water cruises, beaches, nature parks and village tours. "Karma Kerala caters to tourists all round the year and the monsoon season has become one of the most favored seasons in Kerala for honeymoon couples and overseas tourists," he added.
Cruise bookings can be done both online and over phone at http://www.karmakerala.com