Meals Include: Breakfast+(Lunch or Dinner)
The sound of leaves rustle in your ears, wind blowing through the coconut palm and banana trees, sounds of bells coming from the temple make up your mornings in backwaters of Kerala. Backwaters of Kerala offers unhurried and laid back travel experience along the lush paddy field strewn and coconut grove shaded Malabar Coast. Amidst the backwaters of Kerala, you come across a number of towns, and villages that serves as the starting and concluding point of many cruises and backwater tours.
Kerala Backwaters is a maze of water bodies stretching over 900 kilometers and forms an intrinsic part of Kerala tourism. Traditionally, backwaters were used to ferry rice and spices from one place to another in houseboats then known as Kettuvallams. Now these houseboats are the best tourist attraction as it is used to ferry tourists and visitors from one destination to another.
Some of the best backwaters destinations are are Alappuza, Kollam, Kasargod, Kozikode(Calicut), Kumarakom, Kuttanad and Thiruvananthpuram. Surrounded by Kallada River, Asthamudi Lake, Sasthamkoda Lake, Munroe Island in Kollam. Amongst all these destinations, Alappuza serves as the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. A ride from Kollam to Alapuzza is the longest ride and is one of the best aspects of Kerala blackwater tourism. The ride not only gives a peek into the soul-quenching greenery that Kerala is blessed with but also a glimpse of the village life and rural economy of the state.
Day 1: Arrival in Cochin (Kochi)
As you land in Kochi Airport/railway station, our cordial representative will dive you to the hotel. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and unwind from the fatigue of long journey. In the evening, explore the local markets of Kochi, take a stroll at the famous marine drive and enjoy the evening. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Cochin Sightseeing
On day 2 of your tour, visit Synagogue in the Jew town, the walls of the synagogue has been adorned beautifully hand -painted Chinese tiles in white and blue colors. Later visit Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets, Ernakulam Shiva temple, St. Francis Church, and others. You get to see an influence of Portuguese architect in the city and the Marine Drive in Cochin offers a beautiful walkway while enjoying the sunset on the beach. The evening is scheduled for enjoying a Kathakali performance.Return to hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Cochin - Alleppey
On day 3 of your Kerala tour, you will be driving towards Alleppey, the famous backwaters destination of Kerala. Upon arrival, check in to the Houseboat; embark on the local sightseeing tour of Alleppey. Board a houseboat on the backwaters that cruise through the SNDP thodu, Kuppapuram, and Vembanad Kayal. Later, halt at Kainakary to partake in canoeing for an hour.
Savor the sumptuous dinner on-board the houseboat. The houseboat will be anchored at Mangalam and enjoy your time viewing the stars in the night, people around and feel the cool breeze that touches your skin.
Day 4: Alleppey - Kovalam
On day 4, disembark from the houseboat and drive towards Kovalam. Upon arrival at Kovalam, check in to the hotel. Relax for some time and set out to enjoy at the most happening Kovalam Beach. The fun filled vibes at the Beach will cheer you up and will give you a happening start to the evening. Enjoy your evening chilling around the beach nad exploring the nearby cafés. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Kovalam - Trivandrum
On day 5, drive towards Trivandrum, the largest city and the capital of Kerala. Upon arrival check into the hotel and after relaxing for a while, go on for excursion of the city .Visit Science and Technology Museum, Veli Tourist village, Shangmugham Beach, Museum Complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Aakulam boat club. Spend the night in the hotel at Trivandrum.
Day 6: Trivandrum
On last day of your tour after a filling breakfast, you will be driven towards Airport or railways station for catching a flight or train for your onward journey to home.