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Kerala – Magic Of Backwater

Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey – Kumarakom – Mararikulam
(09 nights / 10 days)
Tour starting from £578

Highlights Of The Tour:

  • » Airport Meet and Assist
  • » 09 nights / 10 days accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • » Daily breakfast on plan
  • » All meals when in House Boat (i.e. breakfast, lunch & dinner) at Alleppey
  • » Private Chauffeur driven AC Tata Indigo Car at disposal
  • » Local English speaking guide during city tour
  • » Boat ride in Periyar
1
Day 01: Arrive Cochin (Hotel check in time at 1400 hrs)
Today arrive Cochin. Upon arrival our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building after which you would transfer to hotel. Cochin, the Queen of Arabian Sea is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.

Overnight at Hotel

2
Day 02: Cochin– Munnar (130 kms/04 hrs)
Morning proceed for a sightseeing of Cochin covering The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese.

Later drive to Munnar, one of the most popular hill stations in southern India known for its sprawling tea gardens. Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.

Overnight at Hotel

3
Day 03: Munnar–Thekkady (120 kms/3.5 hrs)
Morning local sightseeing in and around Munnar like Mattupatty Dam, Echo Point, Tea Plantation visit, Rajmalai, Ervikulam National Park.
Afternoon drive to Thekkady, Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala is Periyar National Park. Upon arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

4
Day 04: In Thekkady
Morning Breakfast & Enjoy a boat safari on Periyar Lake. View the varied fauna of this region. Afternoon visit spice plantations.

Overnight at Hotel

5
Day 05: Thekkady– Alleppey (140 kms/04 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Alleppey, "Venice of the east" is one of the most important tourist centers in the state. These large network of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. Alleppey was one of the busiest centers of trade in the past with one of the best known ports along the malabar coast. Upon arrival check in at House Boat for a cruise through the enchanting backwaters enjoying the swaying coconut palms, paddy fields & the village life at close quarters.

Overnight at Hotel

6
Day 06: Alleppey - Kumarakom
After some more sightseeing through the narrow canals, disembark from the houseboat at Kumarakom & check in at hotel. Kumarakom, a charming village on the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom's soil is extremely fertile due to the proximity of the water source, this has resulted in the growth of a wide variety of flora in Kumarakom, especially the mangrove and coconut trees. Vembanad Lake is home to several types of marine life exclusively the 'Karimeen' (Pearl Spotted Fish), the 'Chemeen' (Prawns) and the 'Konju' (Tiger Prawns). Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.

Overnight at Hotel

7
Day 07: Kumarakom–Mararikulam (45 kms/02 hrs Approx)
Morning after breakfast drive to Mararikulam, Mararikulam, a tiny fishing village confined with its virgin natural beauty welcomes the tourist to click some extraordinary snaps of the panoramic scenarios of the towering mountains and the cerulean blue sea. You as a tourist can explore the whole village observing the life style of fishing community of Kerala with its native traditions and customs. The tourists can enjoy the beach side with waves caressing the legs, sunbathe on the sea shore or simply cherish the solemn moments proving the desired privacy.
Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.

Overnight at Hotel

8
Day 08: In Mararikulam
Today full day at leisure for individual activities (No transportation)

Overnight at Hotel

9
Day 09: In Mararikulam
Today full day at leisure for individual activities (No transportation)

Overnight at Hotel

10
Day 10: Mararikulam - Cochin (65 Kms/ 02 hrs approx)
Morning Breakfast & Transfer by road to Cochin airport to connect onward destination flight.
Valid from 01 MAY’18 to 30 SEP’2018