Kerala Backwaters Tour

Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey - Cochin07 days

This wonderful 7 day tour combines the great art treasures, tropical landscapes and stroll through the backwaters of Kerala - God's own country.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cochin

Our representative will receive you on arrival at the airport in Cochin and will take you to your hotel.

Cochin officially known as Kochi is a major city in the state of Kerala. It has one of the major seaports of the country and is located in the district of Ernakulum, about 220 kilometers north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. The combination of several villages on the coast of southwest created the current incarnation of Kochi (Cochin or), where walking at sunset, try fresh fish from offshore vendors and boat ride around the islands off the coast are part of the most popular activities among visitors. The art centers present traditional dance, Kathakali.

Activities: We will start our excursion with a visit to the Old Fort Area, one of the most ancient Jewish communities of the world constructed in 1568. Later we will visit the Dutch Palace & Cemetery; St. Francis Church with the grave of Vasco da Gama; will stroll through the spice and antique markets and see the Chinese fishing nets.

In evening we will enjoy traditional Kathakali dance performances or even a kaleidoscope of martial arts and traditional dance forms of Kerala.

Day 2-3: Cochin - Munnar

By road in 4hr. (160 Km)

Munnar town is a small town surrounded by mountains of Annamalai. This place is known for its geographical location (at a height of about 1500m from sea level) and the tea plantations.

Activities: We will go trekking to discover amazingly exotic forest and grassland flora. The freshness of the location is astounding, with the aromas of the local plantations wafting spice and tea scents. Later Drive to Matupetty Dam and Kundala Dam & visit Echo Point via sprawling tea plantations.

In the evening we will do a Tea Tour and visit Tata Tea Museum at the end.

Day 4-5: Munnar - Thekkady

By road in 3hr. (110 Km)

Thekkady is a true paradise for nature lovers. The Periyar National Park is located at the top of the ranges of Western Ghats in the southern state of Kerala. It is a wildlife sanctuary famous for its dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands leaf. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, gaur etc... It also has a lake in the heart of the sanctuary, which is a veritable paradise for all wildlife lovers.

Activities: We will enjoy a boat ride in the scenic Periyar Lake amid lush, calm environs of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. A Naturalist accompanying us on the boat will explain all about Periyar's wildlife. Glimpse elephants frolic; see gaurs and bison's along the lake shore bathing, drinking, resting; sight River Otters - the only lake mammal here. In the evening we will visit the tea and spice plantations.

Day 6: Thekkady - Alleppey

By road in 4hr. (160 Km)

Alleppey washed by the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea, which is nicknamed "the Venice of the East", welcomes you. The city dedicated to nature has canals, backwaters and picturesque lagoons. The "snake boat races" are the most significant traditional event in Alleppey. This city is also considered as the oldest planned city in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the city adds to the beauty of this place.

Activities:Cruise Kerala's backwaters in a traditional houseboat which will give you a distinctly unique experience! These quaint slow moving exotic barges have all the creature comforts of a hotel - furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, living rooms, kitchen and a balcony for viewing/angling - shaded and with uninterrupted amazing views of an untouched, rather inaccessible rural Kerala. Your food will be prepared and served on the boat itself. The next morning we will disembark in Kumarakom.

Day 7: Kumarakom - Cochin

By road in 1hr. (67 Km)

On arrival in Cochin, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Tour ends!

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