Passover Program in India

WELCOME TO PASSOVER IN INDIA

Passover in India at the Grand Hyatt in Cochin, Kerala, will be an experience you and your family will remember. With the hotel based on famous backwaters of Kerala, and all meals Glatt Kosher, with an on-site synagogue, this program will give you an unforgettable experience. Tour the famous Jewish history in South India, visit the rolling hills of Munnar, and take a relaxing cruise over the tropical backwaters.

OUR PROGRAM

Here are some of the amenities and programs that we offer at the Passover in India experience. Daily minyanim, fun tours and activities, kids day-camp, Glatt Kosher meals and Sedarim, swimming pool, and more.

 

FITNESS AND SWIMMING

Throughout your stay with us, you will have access to a fitness centre and large swimming pool. After a long day out touring, taking a swim overlooking the beautiful backwaters, lined with greenery.

    THE PASSOVER IN INDIA EXPERIENCE

    Enjoy delicious Glatt Kosher for Passover dining under strict Kosher supervision, Seder nights, on-site synagogue, plus exciting guided excursions and daily activities (all included in your package) as you discover the wonders and beauty of Kerala in Southern India.

    10 days, 9 nights

    PASSOVER: Wednesday, April 8 -Thursday April 17, 2020

    Passover in Cochin, South India Experience

    Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty Resort

    Since 1994 PS foodservice has developed and run unique and custom group programs for thousands of satisfied participants, in locations worldwide. For the first time ever, we have developed a unique Passover experience in Cochin – one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations. This Passover program is run at the Grand Hyatt is based on the famous Kerala backwaters, which has become a destination in itself, as well as being within a short distance of some of the most beautiful sights. With our years of experience running Kosher tours throughout the world, be assured that this Passover program with us will provide amazing memories that will last a lifetime!

    The Grand Hyatt Bolgatty Resort (Cochin)

    The upscale five-star hotel, based on the edge of the beautiful Kerala backwaters, with modern rooms and facilities. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a gym. Rooms have scenic views of either the city, or the tropical backwaters.

    Kochi, Kerala

    Kochi is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’.

    Set on a magnificent estuary, serene Kochi has been drawing traders, explorers and travelers to its shores for over 600 years. 

    Nowhere else in India could you find such an intriguing mix: giant Chinese fishing nets, a 450-year-old+ synagogue, Portuguese- and Dutch-era houses and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. The result is an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal and Holland and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast.

    Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters.

    As part of the Passover program, you can visit the famous hilltop station and tea plantations, which are picture-perfect out of a guide book. Envision lush green hills, with mist rising over them. Enjoy the backwaters of Kerala, right from the hotel, with fisherman using Chinese style fishing nets, as well as view birds and plants unique to this magnificent place.

    Take the opportunity to walk through the history of the Jews of Cochin, a fascinating journey that dates to the times of the second temple! With visits to synagogues in the city and villages, be sure to connect to the heritage of our people, over Passover.

    Trips & Adventures

    NEW! Deluxe Trip Package (optional – contact for details)

    Standard Trips (included in regular pricing):

    • Unique Kerala backwaters boating experience

    • Water sports adventure in Kollam

    • Day trip through mystical Munnar, with the rolling tea plantation hills, hilltop estates, and exotic flora and fauna

    • Tour of centuries old Jewish life in Kochi

    Dining, Kashrut & Supervision

    Unique to this program in India is our ability to prepare delicious Glatt Kosher for Passover cuisine on location in exotic destinations, off the beaten path, under strict supervision. Our master chefs specialize in nutritious, well-balanced, beautifully prepared and presented meals, prepared in separate meat and dairy kitchens. We take full advantage of our natural surroundings; in Cochin our menus reflect local cuisine, including using a large variety of the area’s world-renowned fresh fish, fruits and vegetables.

    All food and standards for the program will be Glatt Kosher LePesach (Gebrochts), no kitniyot, all wine is Mevushal; Shmura Matza & Cholov Yisroel products. Supervision will be under the auspices of Rabbi Haim Talmid, of Far East Kosher.

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    Activities, Amenities & Excursions

    The Passover in India adventure includes much more than a hotel and food. We take care of every aspect of your vacation  including:

    • All delicious meals, Seders & snacks under strict Glatt Kosher for Passover supervision.

    • On-site synagogue for daily Minyanim.      

    • Suitable eco-oriented activities & programs during the holiday.

    • 2 1/2 days of guided adventures during Chol Hamoed

    • Kid’s Camp. (Shabbat/festival days only.)    

    • Airport transfers.

    • Each comfortable room has a view, spacious bathrooms with bathtub, air conditioning, cable plasma television, WiFi connection, king or two full size beds, refrigerator, security box, night tables and chairs, house phone, closet, laundry service and concierge. Handicap accessible rooms available upon request.

    Room Assignment: Rooms will be assigned upon booking with deposit on a first-come, first- served basis.

    Travel Insurance: For more information or insurance registration forms please see our website or call us for details.

    * Please note that the itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the tour operator.

    PRICE LIST

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    CHILDREN

    $1990

    Children 4-12 are $1990 in same room with 2 adults, inclusive of extra beds

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY

    $899

    Single supplement is $899, in addition to basic package

    BASIC PACKAGE

    $2990

    Price per adult based on two sharing double room

    INFANTS

    $499

    Children under the age of 3 are $499 in same room with two adults

    Prices exclude International and domestic airfare, travel insurance, and gratuities.

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    Additional Details

    • Kashrus / Kosher Certified by:All food and standards for the program will be Glatt Kosher LePesach (Gebrochts), no kitniyot, all wine is Mevushal; Shmura Matza & Cholov Yisroel products. Supervision will be under the auspices of Rabbi Haim Talmid, of Far East Kosher.
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