Kerala Houseboat Tour

Kerala Houseboat Tour

Kerala Houseboat Tour is the largest backwater stretch in Kerala. Kerala Houseboat Tour start from the Vembanad lake which flows through three districts and opens out into the sea at the Kochi port. Kerala Houseboat Tour is the most preferred tour packages for Kerala. Perhaps the most suitable way to explore the beauty of breathtaking backwater of Kerala, the houseboat takes you to the totally different world where you will find serene and sheer ambiance for your holidays. Kerala Houseboat Tour, gives you a chance to do the massage and yoga tour. Kerala Houseboat Tour, through the traditional village and small hamlets.

Kerala Houseboat Tour

Day 1: Arrival Mumbai
Day 2: Mumbai
Day 3: Mumbai-Trivandrum -Kovalam
Day 4: Kovalam
Day 5: Kovalam
Day 6: Kovalam - Quilon (Kollam)
Day 7: Quilon-Alleppey (Houseboat)
Day 8: Alleppey – Thekkady (Periyar)
Day 9: Thekkady (Periyar)
Day 10: Thekkady – Munnar
Day 11: Munnar
Day 12: Munnar – Cochin
Day 13: Cochin Sightseeing & Dep.

Name of Program: Kerala Backwater Tours

Places Visit: Arrival Mumbai – Trivandrum - Kovalam- Alleppey – Periyar – Munnar - Cochin.

Duration: 12 Nights

Best Time: Oct-March

Day 1: Arrival Mumbai
Upon arrival at Mumbai international airport, met to our representative, & transfer to hotel, rest of the time visit the city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Mumbai
Breakfast & Dinner Breakfast at hotel , later commence full day Mumbai sightseeing, the Gateway of India (a big arch built to commemorate the visit of King George IV). Passage through the Afghan Church, Secretariat of the Government of Maharashtra and along Marine Drive which is known as the "Queen's Necklace". Visit Jain temple and Hanging Gardens which offer a splendid view over the city, Chowpatty, Kamala Nehru Park and also Mani Bhavan where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai, Haji Ali Mosque. Continue to the colorful market Crawford. Afternoon free. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Mumbai - Trivandrum (Flight)-Kovalam
Breakfast & Dinner After Breakfast transfer to Mumbai airport, take flight to Trivandrum (Tiruvanthapuram). On arrival at Trivandrum,  met to our staff, straight drive to Kovalam (18 Km), which has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The surf here is ideal for surf riding and the water invites the visitor to ride the "Catamaran" or log with the fisherman, or to take a cool swim. Nearby is the Beach centre of aquatic sports. Arrive & check in hotel. Rest of the day free to relax & exploring  the beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Kovalam
Breakfast & Dinner Breakfast at hotel, later proceed to half day Trivandrum sightseeing, visit Trivandrum, the capital of  Kerala, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Horse Palace, Napier Museum and Art Gallery. Overnight at the Kovalam.

Day 5: Kovalam
Breakfast & Dinner Day at leisure in Kovalam. Enjoy a full-body Ayurveda massage & explore the beaches. Overnight at the Kovalam.

Day 6: Kovalam - Quilon (Kollam) 77 Km
Breakfast & Dinner After breakfast, we drive to Kollam (Quilon) one of the oldest ports of the Malabar Coast and were once the centre of international spice trade. Quilon is famous for its delicious Cashew and Seafood. After checking in hotel we set out to see some historic remains and the temples built in ornate style. We also visit the village to know the life style and culture of locals. Overnight at Quilon  (Kollam).

Days  7: Quilon (Kollam) - Houseboat : 90 Km Drive
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Breakfast at hotel, later proceed to Alleppey (Backwater), on arrival at Alleppey (Pallaturuthi), to embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or 'Kettuvalloms' are luxurious boats with well appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. For this special occasion we will deck the entire boat with flowers. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it's the life along the coast that makes this a fascinating experience. The locals travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places enroute. In the evening, enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner. Overnight at houseboat.

Day 8: Alleppey – Thekkady (Periyar)  (140 Km)
Breakfast & Dinner Breakfast on houseboat, later disembark from the houseboat and drive to Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings.  On arrival check into your hotel. You could go on a spice plantation tour today where you will be enticed by the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening enjoy the Kathakali Dance show or  Kalaripayattu (Traditional dance)  Overnight at Thekkady (Periyar)

Day 9: Thekkady (Periyar)
Very early in the morning we take boat ride at Periyar Lake to watch animals in their natural habitat on the water's edge. While cruising on Periyar lake, you are likely to see animals like Wild Boars, Sambars Deer, Wild Dogs, Langur Monkeys and Wild Elephants. For the lunch we return back to hotel. Late Afternoon short trek in the Periyar Jungle. Overnight at Periyar.

Day 10: Thekkady (Periyar) - Munnar (120 Km)
Breakfast & Dinner From Thekkady (Periyar) we continue to Munnar set amid Southern India's most dramatic mountain scenery and the combination of craggy Peaks, Manicured Tea Estates. Crisp mountain air makes Munnar a delightful alternative to the better known hill stations of Tamil Nadu. It is a perennial favorite of 'Honeymooners' and offer magnificent scenery and wonderful walks. At Munnar you are free to explore its beauty of nature.

Day 11: Munnar
Breakfast & Dinner After breakfast commence half day hiking tour through the tea plantation and post lunch visit Eco Points, Mattupetty Dam & Tea Museum. Rest of the time visit local market. Overnight at Munnar.

Day 12: Munnar - Cochin (130 Km)
Breakfast & Dinner After breakfast at hotel, drive to Cochin (Kochi). En route visit some tea, coffee plantation and local villages.  Arrive Cochin (Kochi) by noon and keep the day for the shopping and personal activities. At the time of sunset we take Boat Cruise on the backwater which gives an opportunity to behold the great charm of this city.

Day 13:  Cochin (Kochi) Dep.
Breakfast & Farewell Dinner After breakfast at hotel, full day local sightseeing, visit Jewie Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Church and Chinese Fishing Net. Evening free for witness the sun set near by the Cochin Fort, after farewell dinner and transfer to Cochin international airport.

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