Kerala Backwater Tour
06 Nights / 07 Days
Day 01 : Arrive Cochin
Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey (House Boat) - Kovalam -
- Onward Destination
Cochin. Meeting & Greeting at Airport & transfer to hotel for
Day 02 : Cochin
After breakfast sightseeing tour to Cochin. Cochin, Kerala's commercial
centre, it has a fine natural harbour & gateway for Kerala is famous for
Mattanchery Palace, St. Francis Church, Wellington Island, Bolghatty Island,
Chinese Fishing nets and Jewish Synagogue. Cruising on the back-waters
provides glimpses of the rural life, fine view of the harbour and three
islands. Evening witness Kathakali Dance Show in a theatre. Overnight at the
Day 03 : Cochin - Periyar (approx 180 kms. 4 Hrs. drive)
After breakfast drive to Periyar. Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Periyar.
This sanctuary has about 35 tigers and leopards. The park encompasses a 26
sq km artificial lake and is the home of sambars, wild boars, elephants and
antelopes which can be occasionally seen on the banks of the river during a
boat cruise. Periyar, otherwise, blessed by Nature has enormous tea, coffee,
pepper and cardamom plantations and is lush green. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Periyar - Kumarakom (approx 136 kms. 3 Hrs. drive)
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom via Kottayam. Kottayam is another
commercial centre of Kerala. Dotted with churches and covered with rubber
plantations, it is just 16 km away from Kumarakom and Vembanand Lake. To the
city's west are delightful backwaters and to its east is the most fertile
and scenic part of the Western Ghats having rubber, tea, coffee, pepper and
cardamom plantations. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day
free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Kumarakom - Alleppey backwater cruise
breakfast at hotel embark Kerala Houseboat "Kettuvalam" at
Kumarakom jetty. Staying in this moving palace is breathtakingly stimulating
experience. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes
from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life.
Lunch, dinner next day breakfast and tea snacks will be provided in the
boat. Overnight at houseboat.
Day 06 : Alleppey - Kovalam (approx 175 Kms 4 ½ hrs. drive)
After breakfast disembark at 0930 hours and drive to Kovalam. On arrival
transfer to hotel. Evening is free to relax on beach. Overnight at the
Day 07 : Kovalam - - Onward Destination
Full day is free to relax on beach. Later in the evening drive to
Airport (17 Kms) to connect flight for your onward Destination.