Backwaters of Kerala

Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days

Places to Visit : Cochin - Munnar - Anamudi - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin

Day 01 : Cochin

Welcome to Cochin or Kochi! On arrival at Kochi railway station/Airport you are traditionally welcome with a garland by our tour representative and transfer to your hotel. This fascinating town is filled with coconut trees, magnificent backwaters, bygone churches, Portuguese artistic and British monuments etc referred as the ‘God’s Own Country’.Kochi is the heart as well as prosperous and the breathtaking picturesque state of Kerala, known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’. There are a lot of beautiful attractions to visit like Mattancherry, Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St Francis, Chinese Fishing Nets and beaches. In the evening you can enjoy the seafood in restaurants nearby beaches. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 : Cochin – Munnar (By Road) 130 km in 4 hr

Today morning transfer to Munnar entire route is filled with the endless tea plantations looks like a green carpet spread over 100’s of kilometers, lush green valleys, magnificent mountains and the scenic beauty and the fabulous waterfalls. On arrival at Munnar transfer to your hotel.

Munner is a haven of peace and tranquility, situated at the merging point of three mountain streams - Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. This beautiful hill station is used to be the summer place of the erstwhile British Government in South India, situated 1600 meter above sea level. Munnar is blessed with extensive wide area of tea plantations, waterfalls, rivulets, natural beauty and wildlife. Afternoon ready for sightseeing of Munnar which includes the Raja Malai, Neel Thar, Muttupetty Lake & Dam, where you can enjoy boating in the Lake, Echo Point and Indo Swiss project .

Munnar

Day 03 : Munnar – Anamudi – Munnar

This morning after breakfast explore the most romantic tourist paradise and the splendid pearl of Kerala, Munnar.Visit Anamudi, which is the highest peak in south India and an ideal place for trekking, Sprawling Tea plantations, Kundala Lake, Blossom Garden, Devikulam, Pothamedu, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary and the Nilgiri Tahr, also home to several species of rare butterflies, animals and birds & Tea Plantation. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Munnar – Periyar (Thekkady) By Road 110 km in 3 hr

Morning after breakfast transfer to Periyar or Thekkady .En-route visits the glorious India’s largest arch Dam of 555 feet height picturesquely situated at the junction of two mountains - 'Kuravanmala' and 'Kurathimala'. On arrival check in hotel.

Periyar or Thekkady, the fabulous wildlife Sanctuary, which is a veritable paradise for all wildlife lovers and home to a wide range of animals including tiger, elephants, leopards, deer, the elusive Nilgiri tahr, and hundred species of birds and more. In the evening enjoy the boating in the Periyar Lake and watch the wild animal in their natural habitation. Returns to your hotel enjoy the delicious meal and stay overnight.

Day 05 : Periyar

Today morning after breakfast visits Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Spice Plantation like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates and also enjoy boating at Periyar Lake. Afternoon visit Murikkady, Pandikuzhi, mullaperiyar dam, Vandiperiyar, Vandanmedu, Kumily and & shopping in the spice market. Later evening enjoy the traditional dance performance of Kerala “Kathakali”.

Day 06 : Periyar – Kumarakom (By Road 130 km in 4 hr)

Today morning after breakfast derive to Kumarakom, a breathtaking small village surrounded by serene palm-fringed backwaters of kerala spread over 900 sq. km. Kumarakom is picturesquely situated in the hills and on the Western bank of Vembanad Lake. It is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world.

On arrival check in at the backwater resort in Kumarakom. Later visit the scenic beauty of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, enjoy boating through the legendary backwaters and Kumarakom Beach where you can join yoga and meditation or an ayurvedic massage treatment. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Kumarakom Backwater

Kumarakom, backwater

Day 07 : House Boat Cruise

Morning after breakfast enters into the heart of earth through the medium of backwater of Karela, cruising through the backwaters, which is a network of 44 rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea, Lakes and canals. A ride on the houseboat is a magnificent way to explore the breathtaking beauty of a unique product of Kerala, the backwaters which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. The backwaters of Kerala are spared about 900 km that connect the village together and used for local transport.

On arrival check into a traditional houseboat of Kerala Style which has modern comfort, where you can discover the countryside at your own pace. Dinner and Overnight will be at Houseboat.

Day 08 : Alleppey

Today morning Cruise through the backwaters to Alleppy, a city of great natural beauty with its vast network of flowing rivers, lagoons and fresh water lakes, crisscrossing rivers, picturesque canals, backwaters and white sand beaches, a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the sea and sun. It is a place in Asia where farming is done below sea level.Alleppy or Alappuzha a pleasant market town means the fabulous land between the sea and a network of rivers, referred as the Venice of the East by Lord Curzon.

On arrival at Alleppy Check-in to the House Boat freshen up and relax, after lunch proceed for a Cruise through the Backwaters and see the beauty of Paddy fields of Kuttanad called the 'Rice Bowl' of Kerala also explore the Vembanad Lake, an attractive picnic spot and Alappuzha beach. Dinner and overnight stay at House boats in the middle of the water, locally called "Kettuvallam.

Day 09 : Alleppey – Cochin (By Road 60 km in 1 hr

Today get up early in the morning after breakfast ready to join the Yoga and Mediation class which will take you the world of peace. Now it’s time to proceed to Kochi.On arrival check in hotel. Afternoon spend the day shopping at the Kochi Spice Market and at M.G.Road. In the evening enjoy for Kathakali Dance Performance. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 10 : Cochin - Departure

After breakfast Visit Shiva Temple and transfer to airport/railway station according to the timings of flight/train.