Kerala back water tour

Day 01: Cochin / Ernakulam / Trivandrum

Arrival You are greeted on arrival at the Kochi international airport and transfer to your hotel. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea.Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council and featured in National Geographic Traveler's '50 greatest places of a lifetime'.Afternoon visit to Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, etc in Fort Kochi. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Cochin to Munnar  

After breakfast, proceed to Munnar... Munnar’ mesmerizing greenery, mountain scenery, calmness and cool refreshing air attracts honeymooners and tourists throughout the year. It is a weekend hideout location for domestic tourists during summer season. On the way visit Hill Palace then proceed to Munnar check in to the hotel, full day Leisure at Hotel

Day 03: Munnar Sightseeing  

After the breakfast proceed for a morning sightseeing trip of Munnar; visiting Mattupetty Dam which offers many fascinating sights to relish. The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Kundala is a picturesque town located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Enroute visit Echo Point, View Point & green carpet of Tea Gardens. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 04: Munnar to Thekkady

Morning, depart to Thekkady, visiting Anayirangal Dam.  Visit Cardamom Plantations evening check in to the hotel.. evening take a boat tour in wild life  sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms.  The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations. Visiting Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Chellarcovil - A panoramic scene at the peak of the boarder Mount, adjoined with Periyar wildlife sanctuary situated in Kerala - Tamilnadu boarder with stunning view of plains below.  A small border town of Kumily is very famous for its spice trades, where you can spend few hours for spice shopping. Go for an Elephant Safari, Boating through Periyar Lake are ever-memorable. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 5: Thekkady to Alleppey

After breakfast check in to 'House Boat'. Cruise to Alleppey.  A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the List of places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala with the unending stretch of paddy fields, small streams and canals with lush green coconut palms, are well known to every travel lovers. History says Alappuzha had trade relations with ancient Greece and Rome in B.C and in the middle Ages, as well as with other parts of India. The white sand beach of Alleppey is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the sea and sun. On the cruise through paddy fields, coconut lagoons, narrow canals and coir villages, watch birds like kingfisher, wood pecker, drogue, egrets, bee-caters etc. Overnight stay at House Boat.

Day 06: Kumarakom local visit drive Alleppey to Kovalam

Morning see the sunrise after breakfast, depart to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is one of the few places in the world where the means for transportation is through boats. Kumarakom is blessed with the Vembanad Lake which has its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The major attraction of Kumarakom is the Bird Sanctuary which lies at the edge of the grounds of an old estate where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be observed. Domestic birds such as cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons, teal, and water fowl can be seen in abundance here, and the Siberian storks which migrate to this place each year.  Proceed to Kovalam Check in to your hotel at Kovalam. Rest of the day free to enjoy the beautiful sea beach of Kovalam. 

Day 07: Kovalam - Trivandrum – Kovalam

Today morning proceed for the sightseeing of Trivandrum [The Capital of Kerala]. Here you can see the 260 year old Sri Padmanabha Swami Temple, covers an area of 2400 sq Km, Puthan Maliga Palace Museum [200 year old Palace of the Travancore Maharaja’s], Napier Museum [Which has an electric display of bronzes, temple carts, Zoo, Ivory carvings etc..] and Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Evening free time to relax at beach. Overnight stay at the Kovalam. Note:  Horse Palace, Napier Museum, Zoo and the Srichitra Art Gallery are closed on Mondays

Day 08 : Kovalam to Trivandrum / Ernakulam Airport/Railway station

Check Out from the respective hotel and proceed to Trivandrum / Ernakulum Airport/Railway stati

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