Experience Kerala - Onam, Boat Race - F5 Escapes - Solo and Group Women only Travel Company India
  • Day 1 – Fort Kochi. Kathakali performance. Heritage buildings.
  • Day 2 – Kumbalangi. Kumarakom. Houseboat
  • Day 3 – Parasarthy Temple. Oman Festivities. Aranmula Kannadi.
  • Day 4 – Aranmula Boat Race
  • Day 5 – Fly out

Indulge in the festivities of Onam being a cheerleader in the oldest river boat fiesta of Kerala.Want to see the first European Township of India or explore a fishing village or just want to soak yourself into the calmness of backwaters? This trip is for you! 

Come & celebrate this Onam with F5 exploring different parts & cultures of Kerala.

Pay in one shot & avail Rs.1000 OFF!

Day 1 - 12 Sep 2019

We start our journey landing in Kochi, meeting the group who will be your friends during and after 🙂 Explore the first European township of India, Fort Kochi. Go behind the scenes of how the makeup for a Kathakali performer is done. Enjoy the Kathakali dance performance afterwards. Overnight at Fort Kochi.

Day 2 - 13 Sep 2019

We leave from Fort Kochi today morning, to enter the island Kumbalangi turned into a model fishing village covered with Chinese fishing nets. Explore & enjoy lot many surprises this island has to offer. It’s time to soak yourself in calmness of backwaters, We reach Kumarakom by evening. Overnight in Kumarakom houseboat.

Day 3 - 14 Sep 2019

We start our day exploring more of backwaters. Move to the temple town and the origin place of Aranmula Kannadi – A mirror that doesn’t break. Visit the famous Parthasarathy Temple. Be part of temple festivities for Onam. Overnight at Aranmula.

Day 4 - 15 Sep 2019

The day has arrived! Get ready to be a cheerleader. Watch the oldest boat fiesta of KeralaThe Aranmula Boat Race. Enjoy the feast Aranmula has to offer to celebrate Onam. Overnight at Aranmula.

Day 5 - 16 Sep 2019

Holding on to memories & experiences we start our journey back to Kochi today. Reach Kochi by afternoon. We depart from strangers turned friends to look forward to meet on yet another trip!


  • 4 nights stay on double sharing
  • All meals starting from breakfast on Day 1 till lunch on Day 5
  • Local transport during the trip
  • Morning and evening tea/coffee
  • Guidance of an F5 Traveller.
  • All  activities, entrances if taken
  • Tolls and taxes


  • Travel till Kochi and back
  • Tips, beverages not mentioned in the inclusions and other expenses of personal nature
  • Any additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 5% GST
  • Camera charges
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities, personal flight delays and aspect beyond our control. We will definitely facilitate an alternative and handle the contingency, the cost being yours.

Terms & Conditions


  • Upto 30 days prior to the date of commencement of trip – 25% deducted and 75% refunded as cash.
  • Upto 11 days prior to the date of commencement of trip – 50% deducted and rest refunded as cash.
  • Within 10 days of the commencement of trip/Last day intimation/no show – No refund.


  • Please be prepared for a fair bit of walking.
  • F5 Escapes is in no way responsible for any untoward incident happening due to the ignorance/negligence of the guests, natural/man-made calamities, accidents or any other events that are out of human control during the trip.
  • All our trips are well-researched, including identifying access to medical facilities. In case of a medical emergency, F5 will assist the traveler in getting medical attention.
  • F5 reserves the right to cancel the trip under certain conditions – in such a case, the amount will be refunded in full.

Arrival & departure

  • This trip is Ex-Kochi. Joining us from different city? Reach Kochi on 12th September by 12 Noon and book your return journey after 3PM on September 16th.


  • Weather in Kerala in September would be pleasant . Monsoon would be receding. Odd showers may happen. The exact nature of weather will be known closer to the time and you will be advised accordingly. *Please note that now a days, climate/ weather is dependent on many factors and unpredictable hence above information might be subject to change during your actual travel days.


  • Experience all different kinds of stays starting from boutique stays of Fort Kochi to houseboat of Kumarakom to Heritage stay of Aranmula.


  • Simple local affair – veg and non-veg.
  • Kerala has a lot to offer food wise and you will be trying the traditional meals during Onam.
  • You will also get to checkout the famous cafes of Fort Kochi!

Note about Smoking & Alcohol

  • Everyone joining is an adult and we realise that we cannot dictate the behaviour on how you should enjoy the trip. All we ask is to drink responsibly. Hangover delays are going to cost a lot, and will not be tolerated at all. So please do not test your limits and enjoy in moderation. Also, do respect your roommate’s comfort levels with the alcohol smell and avoid drinking in the room if she is not comfortable.
  • If you smoke, please do so outside the room, even if the rooms have ashtray.

‘F5 Escapes’ is a Bangalore-based, experiential travel company, with a focus on redefining the way women travel in India. The premise of F5 is an ambitious dream –  to put India on the global travel map as a preferred destination for women from across the globe.

F5 Escapes offers fixed departure all-women group tours, customized itineraries for families, groups and solo travellers. We also do in-city engagements which include #JustGo travel meetups, workshops to educate women on travel safety, sustainable menstruation, motorbiking etc.

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