CLASSICAL KERALA BACKWATERS
DELHI | COCHIN | KUMARAKOM | ALLEPPEY (Houseboat) | PERIYAR | MUNNAR | KOVALAM | COCHIN
DAY 1: DELHI | COCHIN
Arrive Cochin for your point of entry. A picturesque island cluster, natural ports and scenic lagoons, Cochin drapes you in warmth and ethnic Kerala glory. A glorious past and scenic greens make Cochin a splendid tour option. Remaining day at leisure.
DAY 2: COCHIN | KUMARAKOM
In the morning drive straight to Kumarakom. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the backwaters known for its small water canals surrounded by lush green paddy fields and swaying palms or get indulge yourself with some Ayurvedic and Spa treatments.
DAY 3: KUMARAKOM
Early morning move out for a tour of the Kumarakom bird sanctuary. A visit to the bird sanctuary, set within the lush acres of wooded land nearby, acquaints you to the variety of migratory birds that flock in thousands, some from the Himalayas, some even from as far as Siberia. The main attractions are local birds like the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian cranes. Parrots, teal, larks, flycatchers, wood beetle, and other birds are seen here during their respective migratory seasons. Rest of the day completely free at your leisure.
DAY 4: KUMARAKOM | ALLEPPEY (Houseboat)
After having a leisurely breakfast drive to Alleppey to embark on your private "Kettuvellam – House Boat" to start your thrilling experience through the backwater beauty of Kerala, while on your journey you can view Greenish Paddy Fields, Coconut Farms, Small Churches and paddy fields and you can observe the life orientation of village people with backwater. Your houseboats are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it's the life along the backwaters that makes this a fascinating experience. Overnight stay in your – Air conditioned Deluxe House Boat.
DAY 5: ALLEPPEY (Hoseboat)
Day free at the houseboat past quaint backwater villages.
DAY 6: ALLEPPEY | PERIYAR (4 hrs. drive)
After breakfast, disembark and drive on a scenic route dotted with plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and areca nut, to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Spend the rest of the day at leisure; you can walk around the peaceful town known for its fragrant spice and coffee plantations. Overnight stay Periyar.
DAY 7: PERIYAR | MUNNAR (4hrs. drive)
Drive to Munnar. Munnar is a picturesque hill station, known as " Tea City", enroute visit Cheyyappara Waterfalls. In the evening, stroll around the incredible mountainous terrains. Overnight at Munnar.
DAY 8: MUNNAR
Visit Eravikulam National Park at Rajamalai, Anamudi Peak, Chinnar wildlife Sanctuary, Mattupetti Dam, Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm, Echo Point, Top Station, Marayoor. Drive back to hotel. Overnight at Munnar.
DAY 9: MUNNAR | KOVALAM (6½ hrs. drive)
After breakfast transfer to Kovalam. Later free at the Kovalam beach, considered to be the finest beach resort in the world. Enjoy the lovely surrounding and the picturesque view of the Light House beach, the largest and the most popular beach in Kovalam and Samudra Beach. Also enjoy the lovely view of the Arabian waves embracing the virgin sands as well as enjoy various water sports in a pleasant and exciting way.
DAY 10: KOVALAM
Full day sightseeing tour of Trivandrum the capital city of Kerala to pay visit to some of the exciting tourist attractions including Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum and Sri Padmanabha Temple. Rest of the after enjoy along the pristine beaches of Kovalam and surf the cool breeze as well as enjoy the bliss of the warm water of the Arabian Sea.
DAY 11: KOVALAM | COCHIN (4 hrs. drive)
After having a leisurely breakfast, move out for sightseeing of Cochin which includes Fort Cochin, Dutch Palace, St. Francis church which is the oldest European Church in India, Jewish Synagogue and Famous Chinese fishing nets. In the evening, enjoy the famous dance drama of Kerala – "The Kathakali".
DAY 12: COCHIN (4 hrs. drive)
After breakfast drive to Cochin airport to connect flight for onwards destination.
Room with breakfast + air-conditioned car with driver + English speaking guide for all sightseeing & safari.
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