Kerala Backwater Tour

Kerala Backwater Tour

Kumarakom is one of the most famous backwater destinations of Kerala India. Located at the distance of 15 km from Kottayam town in Kerala, it is a peaceful region with numerous coconut palms and shallow waterways. The most important attractions of Kumarakom are the Natural Bird Sanctuary and the breathtaking Backwaters. One of the most popular ways to explore the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and the breathtaking backwaters is by scheduling houseboats in Kumarakom Kerala backwaters. Kumarakom houseboat takes you into the unique world of water and wonderment and provides wonderful opportunity to explore backwaters attractions including bird sanctuary. A Kerala Houseboat tour over the breathtaking backwaters at Kumarakom will be surly a great experience.

Kerala Backwater Tour

Day 1: Arrival Cochin
Day 2: Cochin-Munnar
Day 3: Munnar
Day 4: Munnar-Thekkady
Day 5: Thekkady-Kumarakom
Day 6: Kumarakom – Alleppey (Houseboat)
Day 7: Alleppey-Kovalam
Day 8: Kovalam- Trivandrum – Kovalam
Day 9: Kovalam-Kanyakumari
Day 10: Kanyakumari-Trivandrum & Dep.

Name of Program: Kerala Backwater Tour

Places Visit:  Cohin-Munnar-Thekkady-Kumarakom-Alleppey-Kovalam-Kanyakumari.

Duration: 9 Nights.

Best Time: Oct-March.

Day: 01: Arrival Cochin (Kochi)
Dinner On arrival at Cochin (Kochi) airport, you will be greeted by our representative and will transfer you to Hotel. After relaxation go for a half day sightseeing of Cochin, Visit the famous Dutch Palace - with its wonderful mural painting the entire story of the Ramayana in its walls, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Net - are huge cantilevered fishing net & the Indo-Portuguese Museum. Later transfer you back to Hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day: 02: Cochin – Munnar (130 Km)
Breakfast & Dinner After breakfast drive to Munnar. Throughout the journey enjoy beautiful streams small waterfalls, Rubber, Pepper, Cardamom and Tea plantations and thick forests, God has blessed his own country with incomparable beauty on arrival at Munnar check in to Hotel. PM is leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel, Munnar.

Day: 03: Munnar
Breakfast & Dinner After breakfast we take you for a full day sightseeing trip of Munnar -which is a nature lover's paradise with endless teagardens lakes on western ghat hills, basically it is a tea town. Covering - Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai - offering a spectacular view, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary, home of Nilgiry Thar (very rare mountain goat), considering the ecological faunal, floral, geo- morphological and zoological significant & Tea Plantation. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day: 04: Munnar – Thekkady (Periyar) (120 Km)
Breakfast & Dinner Breakfast at hotel, around 9 O’clock checks out from Hotel & move to Thekkady (Periyar). Check into Hotel at Thekkady (Periyar). After refreshing go for a spice plantation Tour to see crops of cardamom cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estate (Optional) & later for boating in the Periyar lake- its centre piece of Periyar Wildlife sanctuary also Periyar Tiger reserve, an artificial lake of the height of 2000 ft, enjoying view the wildlife at the Periyar tiger reserve (Optional). Later return to hotel for overnight stay in hotel.

Day: 05: Thekkady (Periyar )– Kumarakom (212 Km)
Breakfast & Dinner After breakfast check out from Hotel and we drive down to Kumarakom (145 Kms / 4 Hrs) the lush green vegetation and the climate attract a number of tourists to this place. On arrival at Kumarakom visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and later check in at hotel in, Evening go for Sunset cruise (optional) or enjoy the beauty of backwater with lovely views all around by just relaxing near Vembanadu Lake and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 06: Kumarakom - Houseboat
Lunch & Dinner Morning at leisure at resort or Optional cycling tour around your hotel or Resort. Later embark the traditional Houseboat. Rest of the day at leisure on the House Boat. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through the narrow serene backwater canals of Kumarakom & Alleppey and seen in breathing green, the village slumbers by the Vembanadu Lake. On cruise scenery flashes up vivid contrasts of lush green and deep blues. As the boat glider along the gorgeous green of the fringed palms the ripples in the blue water blend in to little wavelets.  Lunch & evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, dinner and Overnight stay on House Boat.

Day: 07: Houseboat – Kovalam (160 Km)
Breakfast & Dinner In the morning leisure on House Boat. Later at 0900 Hrs boat arrives at Alleppey finishing point jetty. Check out from houseboat  & transfer  Kovalam (160 Kms / 4.5 Hrs). On arrival at Kovalam check into Hotel. Kovalam considered as the Paradise of the South. It consists of three adjacent crescent beaches and also picture perfect tropical beaches. Rest of the day at leisure on the beach at Kovalam. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day: 08: Kovalam - Trivandrum – Kovalam
Breakfast & Dinner After breakfast full day Trivandrum sightseeing. Visit, The Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum, Sri Padmanabha Temple afternoon relax at on the beach Overnight stay at Hotel, Kovalam.

Day 09 : Kovalam – Kanyakumari
Breakfast & Dinner After breakfast checks out from Hotel and we drive down to Kanyakumari (100 KM/ 3 hrs) on arrival check into the hotel in Kanyakumari. After some rest visit the Gandhi Memorial, Vivekananda Rock, Devikanya temple and return back to Hotel after seeing the sunset from the southern tip of India. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day: 10: Departure Transfer:
Breakfast wake up early to enjoy the sun rise later we will pick you up from Hotel and transfer to Trivandrum  airport  (97 Km/ 2 H), board onward flight back home.

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