11 Days |
Kerala is an explorer's dream when it comes to experience the best in the world. The Kerala beaches and backwater tour allows you to have a look at the ultimate best in Kerala, God’s Own Country. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best tourist destinations in South India. During the 11-day tour, you can visit several famous tourist spots of Kerala, including Trivandrum, Kovalam, Alleppey, Periyar, Munnar, and Cochin. Not only one or two but this tour lets you wonder at all the aspects of Kerala. During the tour, you can spot diverse wildlife, enjoy a houseboat stay, visit historical monuments, laze around at the beaches, try hands on adventure activities, and much more. Every tourist destination has something special about it. Alleppey is known for backwaters while Cochin is famous for history and culture. Similarly, Munnar has awe-inspiring tea and coffee plantation farms.
Moreover, all your needs and comforts will be given due importance during the tour. You will get the best of everything, ranging from food to guide and accommodation to transport. The tour incorporates all to extend you a pleasant experience during vacations. You can create memories for a lifetime by opting the Kerala beaches and backwater tour.
On your arrival at the Trivandrum airport, you will be escorted by our representative to Kovalam beach for your pre-booked hotel. After you have checked in to your hotel, you can spend the rest of your day at leisure while relaxing. In the evening you can casually visit to a nearby beach and enjoy a stroll around the local markets. Overnight stay in the at the hotel in Kovalam.
This is the day when you will get to explore what Mahatma Gandhi called, the "Evergreen city of India", Trivandrum. The place has seven hillsides overlooking a soothing palm covered coast. The city has both, a busy business hub along with a metropolis brimming with history. You can start by visiting Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple which is one of the oldest in India. You can also visit the stunning Napier Museum and Kuthiramalika Palace. Laurie Baker’s India Coffee House at Thampanoor can be a great stop for a late afternoon coffee. Return back to hotel for an overnight stay in Kovalam.
This morning, post breakfast, start your drive to Alleppy. It is often known as the Venice of the East and it feels a bit more like Holland. It has coast opening up into myriad waterways weaving through flat expanses of rich farmland. On your arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy a leisurely stay overnight in Alleppy.
Today, early morning, you can enjoy a nature trek around Alleppey. After the trekking, you can drive back to your hotel for a quick shower, then head to embark on your houseboat and start an enchanting cruise along the reputed backwater of Kerala. The naturally architected internetwork of waterways, canals, and lagoons are sights to behold. Alleppey is known as the backwater capital of India. On arrival near the backwaters, check-in to your houseboat. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and laying back while you navigate slowly through the tranquil waterways. The houseboat cruise around the backwaters serves as an amazing opportunity to discover up close about Kerala’s rural lifestyle and culture. The palm and coconut trees, the temples, churches and colorful villages will add for spectacular and fascinating views while you will be cruising through the backwaters. If you are a water baby, you can also have a refreshing bath in the backwaters. End your day by having some authentic Kerala specialties on board while enjoying the imposing view of the sunset. Overnight stay at the houseboat in Alleppy.
This morning after soaking all the goodness of the backwaters in you, start your journey towards a visual feast of Periyar. The place not only have the backdrop of the Western Ghat Mountains, but is also home to a tiger reserve and a massive lake. On your arrival at Periyar, check-in at your hotel. You can stroll around the spice plantations the area is famous for and can learn about many different uses of spices, both in medicine and food. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Periyar.
This morning after breakfast, drive to Periyar Tiger Reserve which is India's earliest sanctuary and one of the best places to see Asian Elephant. Tiger sightings are rare, but there are monkeys, wild pigs, deer, Indian wild dogs, and what feels like a carnival of birds. You can also take a guided eco trail or go bamboo rafting to escape the stampedes. Periyar is blessed with lush greenery and captivating forests. Later in the afternoon, a cruise on the picturesque Periyar Lake at the heart of the Periyar Tiger Reserve is a must have. keep your night free to experience a martial art performance which is the ancient Kalaripayattu that is said to be 3,000 years old. On the way back you can also have a stopover for a traditional tribal dance performance before you head back to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Periyar.
Today, after having a delectable feast, drive to a paradisiacal land called Munnar. This land is nothing short of a slice of heaven on the planet. It has picturesque hill station providing scenic delights. Munnar represents the unique ecosystem of the Western Ghats. Once you reach, check-in into the hotel, you can stroll around and enjoy the peace and freshness of mountain air along with its breathtaking beauty. You can also enjoy the leisure activities in the cosines of the hotel. Overnight stay follows at your hotel in Munnar.
Post breakfast, the entire day is dedicated to exploration of various sightseeing places in Munnar. It is a hill station with amazingly pleasant weather, beautiful hills and lush tea gardens. You can start your tour by visiting the Mattupetty Lake/Dam to Kundale Lake, where you can enjoy boat rides, Blossom Garden and Echo Point, there is a lot to see and a lot to do. Enriched wildlife can also be seen at the Rajamalai and Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary on this day; these places are famous for wild goats or the Nilgiri Thars. You can also visit the Museum. You can conclude your day by visiting the Pothenmedu View point and witnessing the astounding and spectacular sunset. Return back to your hotel for an overnight stay in Munnar.
Today, after breakfast travel to Cochin. Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative and will be transferred to the hotel. Have some free time on your own. Evening explore the old Fort Cochin area. Overnight stay at the hotel in Cochin.
Cochin is a vibrant fort and port city having great historic importance. The place has zingy nightlife, carnival and festival scene while having tropical climate and beaches along with stimulating cultural and arts spaces. After breakfast you can start exploring this cosmopolitan. You can start by visiting Fort Cochin. Soak up the cultural atmosphere as you stroll along the quaint narrow lanes, later you can visit the Dutch Palace, St Francis Church and India's oldest Jewish Synagogue in Jew Town. Later, this holiday package trip to Kerala beaches and backwaters takes you to the harbor where local fishermen use the old Chinese fishing nets introduced and erected centuries ago. Overnight stay at the hotel in Cochin.
This morning after having a filling breakfast, check-out from your hotel. You will be transferred to the Cochin airport from where you can take a flight for your onwards destination after a magnificent holiday trip to Kerala beaches and backwaters.
End of holiday package trip to Kerala beaches and backwaters