Destinations Covered: Cochin - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Kerala, God’s Own Country is a slice of paradise snuggled on India's Malabar Coast. Kerala is counted in National Geographic Traveller Magazine's Millennium issue as one of the “50 must see places in a lifetime". Backwaters and Beaches of Kerala tour starts from the harbour city of Cochin. The next stop is, the backwaters of Kumarakom where houseboat tour is one of the magical experiences awaiting. While exploring Alleppey, feel the bliss of Venice, as the city has been named. The sandy shores of Kovalam are blissful and the perfect way to end your tour. Multi-ethnic cuisines, blessed nature and pampering hospitality makes this tour truly unforgettable.
The Backwaters and Beaches tour begins with your arrival in Cochin. Meet your representative and get assistance for transferred to the hotel for night stay.
This morning proceed for Cochin's half day of sight-seeing. Start the tour from the Dutch Palace. The 16th century Mattancherry Palace was presented to the Maharaja of Cochin, as sign of goodwill by the Portuguese. Continue your sightseeing to the Jewish Synagogue. One of the oldest synagogues in the world, the site is a treasure to be explore. Move on to the Cochin Harbour, where you can see the Chinese Fishing nets. The next stop is, the St. Francis Church, one of the oldest churches in India. The last sight is, the Hill Palace constructed by the Raja of Kochi in the 19th century. After a day full of sights, spend the evening exploring the colourful markets, having a bite of delicious food or simple relaxing on the promenade.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Start the day with a delicious platter of healthy breakfast. Later, you check out from the hotel and start your drive to Kumarakom. Kerala's blessed backwater destination, Kumarakom is linked with waters of Vembanad Lake, canals and the sea. The region is one of the diverse wildlife areas in India.
On your arrival, check in at resort. The day is free of plans. You can spend time relaxing. Overnight stay in the resort.
No activities are scheduled for the day. You can make plans of you own. Either relax in the resort premises. Go exploring the peaceful locale. Treat yourself to the mouth-watering Kerala cuisine or Ayurvedic massages that revitalize your body, mind and soul. Head out on a cycle or a boat ride. Kumarakom is soothing and you will feel a new you breathing in the fresh air.
Get back to your hotel for overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Start the day with a leisurely relaxing breakfast at the resort. Next, board your private Houseboat for an overnight stay.
The Houseboat tour is one of the magical experiences of Kerala. Float on the well-connected waters, making halts in scenic villages, local markets, or to engage in fun activities. The traditional mode of transport, 'Kettuvallams' have been converted into luxury Houseboats with 5-star luxuries. Enjoy the picturesque views from the deck, indulge in authentic cuisines of Kerala and revel in the charm of God's Own Country. Overnight stay on the Houseboat is an extraordinary experience.
After a relaxing breakfast and leisurely cruising on the lake, disembark your houseboat at Alleppey. Once you land, drive to Kovalam. The beach destination of Kerala is truly heavenly. The sheltered natural bay is a tropical dream come true. Golden sands are adorned in a cluster of green palm groves merging into a spread sapphire blue water of the Arabian Sea.
On your arrival in Kovalam, you will be met by a representative and will be transferred to your selected hotel.
Check-in and relax. The day is free of plans. You to either relax or enjoy the golden sandy beaches at your own pace.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
No activities are scheduled for the day. Make plans to enjoy the sun, sand and sea. Sunbathe in the golden beaches. Try out the water sports available. Relish the local seafood specialties. You can also pamper yourself with some Ayurveda treatment.
Enjoy an overnight stay in Kovalam.
Spend the day at you own pace. As this is the last day of your vacation before you head home, make the most of it.
Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Enjoy a relaxed morning breakfast. Later, check out of the hotel and avail the transfer to the Trivandrum airport for your flight back home.