Kerala Backwater and Beach Tour from Kochi

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Duration 📅

10 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Private

Language 🌐

English

Difficulty 🚥

Easy

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle

Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Inclusions

Assistance on arrival at the airport.
9 nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges are mentioned in the itinerary.
Shared boat safari in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with a naturalist.
Bottled drinking water in the car.
Government taxes.
9xBreakfast
1xLunch
1xDinner

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💎 Why we love it ?

This phenomenal trip in the lap of nature is pursued by fascinating cities like Kochi, Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey & Kovalam. We assure you this trip will take you to the world which is surrounded by instinctive beauty, reconciliation, and tranquility. The activity includes a walk-in Tea Estate in Munnar, a boat safari in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, and a houseboat safari in a backwater. At the end unwind on the sun-kissed beaches of Kovalam.

 

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Kerala Backwater and Beach Tour from Kochi

Day 1: Arrive in Kochi

On arrival at Kochi airport assistance & transfer, hotel check-in. In the evening enjoy Kathakali, a traditional dance form of Kerala with lavish costumes, exotic makeup, masks, etc. Overnight at the hotel.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent or similar. (5-Star hotel is available on request.)

 

Day 2: Kochi – Munnar (140kms) (B)

Visit Fort Kochi a charming seaside area known for its Dutch, Portuguese & British colonial architecture and elaborate bamboo fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach. St. Francis Church was the original burial site of explorer Vasco da Gama. Upscale eateries and chic cafes serve Keralan specialties, and quaint shops sell cotton clothing and handmade souvenirs. Heritage buildings house contemporary art galleries. Also, visit Jewish Synagogue & the Mattancherry Dutch`s Palace. After sightseeing drive to Munnar, check-in at the hotel. Later tea estate visit & tea testing. Overnight at the hotel.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar or similar.

 

Day 3: Munnar (B)

Visit Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee, and cardamom plantations in Munnar. Mattupetty dam and its reservoir, a concrete gravity dam built between the hill ranges for water storage for hydroelectric projects. Rajamala is a hill station in Eravikulam National Park a natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr 2695 Mts above sea level. Half the world`s population of the rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct is now found here. Mattupedi Dairy Farm, famous for the Indo-Swiss Farm, is a highly specialized dairy farm that comes under Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. Echo Point, go there and scream as loud as you can and wait for a minute to hear your echo back! Also, visit the Tea Museum to know more about the century-old culture a lively glimpse of how the tea culture flourished across South India Overnight at the hotel.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar or similar.

 

Day 4: Munnar – Thekkady (110kms) (B)

Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can find here a wind farm generating electricity. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock, and the highest twin statue in Kerala called Kuravan & Kurathi, visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock & the twin – statue called Kuravan & Kurathi. Continue drive to Thekkady check-in & overnight at hotel.

🏚️ Hotel Option: The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County or similar.

 

Day 5: Periyar (B)

Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. The tropical evergreen and deciduous forests teeming with elephants, bison, sambar deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tiger, and wild boar along with various species of snake including cobras, vipers, kraits, and many non-poisonous snakes is a wildlife lover`s dream. A variety of birds such as grey jungle fowl, Malabar grey hornbill, woodpeckers, and bulbuls also have found a home in this sanctuary. Afterward take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates, etc. You could stop at the local market and pick some fragrant spices. Overnight at the hotel.

🏚️ Hotel Option: The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County or similar.

 

Day 6: Thekaddy – Alleppey (135kms) (B,L,D)

Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board the houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. While sailing enjoys palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals, the panoramic sights one can never forget. Pass through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. Alleppey is referred to as the Venice of the East, due to canals, backwaters, and lagoons. Boats are the main mode of transportation here, you can see Shikara boats, small motorboats, passenger boats, cargo boats, and houseboats. Evening enjoys the sunset from the sun deck of the houseboats. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef & driver. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef & driver. Overnight in a houseboat.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats or similar.

 

Day 7: Alleppey – Kovalam (200kms) (B)

Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Kovalam check-in at the hotel. Rest time free and easy for personal activities relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Estuary Island Resort/Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel or similar.

 

Day 8: Kovalam (B)

Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple embellished in gold-plated covering, the temple sanctum is opened only to Hindus. Attukal Temple, rich in cultural heritage and adorned by impeccable Tamil architecture. The city has had a rich tradition of nurturing art and culture since ancient times, witness same by visiting Museums. Napier Museum, renowned for its fine collection of sculptures, paintings, and musical instruments. Kuthira Malika’s built-in 1840 is an iconic monument that gives you a curious insight into the glorious history of Kerala. The museum houses artifacts like the ethnic jewelry that was once worn by the queens, wooden paintings and carvings, armory, and idols made of the purest metal. Sri Chitra Art Gallery is a perfect place for art lovers housing some of the famous work of Raja Ravi Verma and art objects belonging to the Mughals, Rajputs, and Tanjore art schools. Drive through famous beaches which include Shankumugham Beach, Kovalam Beach, Vizhinjam Beach & Light House Beach Road. Overnight at the hotel.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Estuary Island Resort/Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel or similar.

 

Day 9: Kovalam (B)

Day free and easy for personal activities & relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel. (Transport not included this day)

🏚️ Hotel Option: Estuary Island Resort/Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel or similar.

 

Day 10: Kovalam – Departure (B)

As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

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Kerala Backwater and Beach Tour from Kochi

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