Kerala Backwaters Tours :
Kerala Backwater Tours is one of the favorite destinations in the state of Kerala. Dotted with coconut and palm trees, cruising in the backwaters is a traditional way to explore some of the finest places of Kerala. Tourists from all over the world visit Kerala Backwaters to enjoy the uniqueness of the place. The best way to explore the Backwaters of Kerala is through the house boat which takes you to explore sheer and serene ambience. There are several numbers of backwater destinations such as Alleppey, Cochin, Kollam, Kottayam, Kasargod and Kumarakom.
Houseboats of Kerala backwaters :
The houseboats of Kerala backwater are made up of large wood vessel called as “Ketuvalloms”, a traditional name give to the houseboats. Today there is a rapid change in the vibrant industry, so we have advanced and luxury filled houseboats. Meeting up all standards, the houseboats are fully equipped with all modern and luxurious facilities similar to hotel rooms. It also offers onboard facilities for drinking, dinning, relaxing, enjoying massage therapy and many more. The rooms of houseboats are equipped with safety equipments, cook, chefs, a general manager, air condition and all sumptuous facilities. It also provides outstanding amenities such as dining extravaganza, beauty treatments and Ayurveda massage.
Duration : 09 Nights and 10 Days.
Destination Covered : Cochin - Kumarakom - Periyar - Backwaters - Alleppey - Marari - Cochin.
Day 01 - Cochin :
Arrive at Cochin by any expedient mode of transport. Our city representative will greet you and move you to the respective hotel. Kochi, from many centuries is a well known port widely popular as the spice coast of India. It is mostly attracted by invaders and traders from all over the world. Kochi offers some of the best and mesmerizing snippets of culture and history. Unwind and relax at the hotel in Kochi. One can go out in evening to a picturesque sunset cruise. Overnight staying facilities are arranged in the hotel.
Day 02 - Cochin :
After morning breakfast you are requested to proceed to a sightseeing journey to explore some of the fascinating highlights of Kochi that includes - The Jew Town, Spice market, Santa Cruz Basilica and St. Francis Church. Visit the exceptional auditorium in the evening to enjoy the Kerala culture, where you can watch the state’s famous dance called as Kathakali. The dance is featured by amazing clothes, extensive make-up and some exceptional story telling. Overnight staying facilities are arranged in Kochi.
Day 03 - Kumarakon :
Drive from Cochin to Kumarakon, the enthralling backwater location in Kerala. Once your check-in hotel duties are done, you can move to the hotel. It is the ideal place for mazy network of canals, rivers, lagoons and streams which is formed by the backwaters. It offers a spectacular picturesque view and is a great place to relax. Spend quality time with your family or loved ones in the hotel. Overnight staying facilities are arranged for you in the same hotel.
Day 04 - Kumarakon :
One more day in Kumarkon, one can enjoy the adventure activities such as water scooter ride, canoeing, boat rides and various water sports. Those who are looking for some leisure in the hotel can enjoy Ayurveda’s rejuvenating full body massage therapies. Overnight staying facilities are arranged in the hotel.
Day 05 - Periyar :
On the fifth day you arrive at Periyar a well known region for spice plantation, elephant sightings and undulating hills. The Periyar valley is one of the oldest places in India, which is popular for 27 tiger reserves. Check into the hotel. Today you can visit spice plantation tour, where one will lured with some spice aroma such as nutmeg, cardamom, pepper and cinnamon. These spices are grown over here; afterwards they are harvested & processed for exporting to various parts of the countries.
Day 06 - Periyar :
On the next day at Periyar, you are about to visit the jungle trek, where you will enjoy an amazing boat ride. While boating in the Jungle Lake one gets an opportunity to visit some of the rare animals near the bank of the river. One can also avail the Elephant ride in the jungle. Overnight staying facilities are arranged in the same hotel of Periyar.
Day 07 - Alleppey :
Drive to Alleppey and embark your private houseboat on the Backwaters, a wonderful journey full of lakes, coves and canals. Your “Kettuvallons” or houseboat is fully equipped with luxurious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. One can sunbathe on the floor of the boat or observe some of the palm fringed picturesque view from your houseboat’s cabins. The life on the coast is mesmerizing that adds and enhances a touch of exquisite natural beauty of Kerala. The local people travel in small boats to sell vegetables, fishes and other things which you can bring to your ‘Kettuvallons’. Besides this one can cruise by the side of backwaters and halt near paddy fields, villages and some other places as well. Overnight facilities are arranged full onboard on Houseboats.
Day 08 - Marari :
Drive to Marari, which is popular as the Fishermen’s village. Check into your hotel. Marari is set up with pristine white sand beaches which is astoundingly beautiful and worth to visit. Day is relaxed on the beach resort and overnight staying facilities are arranged in hotel.
Day 09 - Marari :
There are many things to explore in Marari and hence staying one more day here will be real fun. You can roam anywhere in the village or one can relax on the beach resort. Besides these there are many other options that are astoundingly beautiful to spend some quality time under the shades of Mariar village. Overnight staying facilities are arranged for you in the same beach resort.
Day 10 - Depart to Kochi :
Tour ends in Kochi and it’s the time to depart towards the Kochi railway station or airport as per your convenience.