Jul 22

Kerala Backwaters Tour (9 Nights – 10 Days)

Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey – Trivandrum – Kovalam – Cochin


Day 01: Arrive Cochin

Morning arrive at Cochin International airport.


Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as ‘God’s Own Country‘. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.


On arrival meeting, assistance at airport by our representative and transfer to hotel, where our executive will explain the travel plan in detail and hand over the essential documents (Tour programme, hotel’s vouchers, feedback report, etc) to you.




After breakfast at hotel visit Mattancherry Palace – The Dutch Palace exhibits beautiful mural paintings that depict the scenes from Ramayana. Fort Kochi – Fort Kochi is inhabited by Anglo-Indian community. The whole of the region presents a different aura and ambience. The culture is quite unique and represents the Eurasian culture. St Francis Church – This church was built by the Portuguese in the year 1503 A.D. It is said that Portuguese explorer Vasco-da-Gama was originally buried here and his remains were later brought to Lisbon. Santa Cruz Basilica – Built by the Portuguese around 500 years back, the Santa Cruz Basilica is known for its Gothic exterior with soaring spires. Also visit Chinese fishing net.


Later in the evening visit to watch traditional Kerala Kathakali dance Show. Overnight at hotel.


Kathakali dance – It is Kerala’s very own, much celebrated dance drama. Kathakali evolved in the 8th century from ‘Ramanattam’ a dance drama created by Kottarakkara Thampuran, a great admirer and promoter of traditional art forms. Kathakali draws its theme from the wealth of Indian mythology and folklore. The performer is assisted by vocal and percussion accompaniments while the dancer through ‘hasta mudras’ or hand gestures expounds the theme. Expressions of face and eyes hold the key to perfection. Unique among the Indian dance forms, Kathakali ranks high among the Indian dance forms. Noted for its archaic costumes, weird make up, the elaborately painted faces often mistaken for masks and grand headgears, Kathakali is perhaps the only dance form in India in which the masculine aspect of the dance is preserved in its elemental vigor.


Day 03: Cochin – Munnar (125kms / 2.5hrs)


After breakfast at hotel drive to Munnar.

Munnar – Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations – pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests – aroma of spice scented cool air – Munnar has all these and more. It’s the place you would love to visit – it’s the place you would wish never to leave.


On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.


Day 04: Munnar


After breakfast at hotel visit Munnar Tea Gardens. Overnight at hotel.


Optional tour: During the stay one can also visit Eravikulam National Park & can do some trekking.

Eravikulam National Park, an ideal place for seeing the biodiversity of high elevation shola-grassland ecosystem. Visitors are taken to Rajamalai in forest dept vehicles and given an opportunity to see all this. Private vehicles are not allowed here. The National Park is usually closed at the time of calving of Nilgiri Tahr which is usually during the early months of every year. A sanctuary for the endangered mountain goat of South India, the Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragus hylocrious), the Eravikulam National Park stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq km in the Kannan devan hills.


Day 05: Munnar – Thekkady (90kms / 2hrs) – BOAT SAFARI AT LAKE PERIYAR


After breakfast at hotel drive to Thekkady.


(Periyar National Park) – Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Formed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a perennial source of water for the local wildlife. Herds of elephant and sambar, gaur and wild pigs wander down to the lake-side and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. On arrival, check in at hotel.


After wash and change at hotel enjoy boat safari to explore wildlife inside the park. Overnight at hotel.


Day 06: Thekkady – Alleppey (153 Kms / 03 hrs) – OVERNIGHT AT HOUSEBOAT



After breakfast at hotel drive to Alleppey.


On arrival board on houseboat to enjoy cruise in backwaters. This cruise is very exciting and sensational to watch the real traditional Kerlan life who lives on the banks of backwaters. Enjoy lunch, Dinner at Houseboat. Overnight at House boat.


Day 07: Alleppey – Trivandrum – Kovalam (158 kms/3hrs)


Morning disembark from house boat and drive to Kovalam on the way you can enjoy half day city tour of Trivandrum with our guide. Visiting Padmanabha Swamy Temple (From outside), Shri Chitra Art Gallery and the Museum.


Later continue drive to Kovalam. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel / Beach. Overnight at hotel.


Day 08: Kovalam – FREE DAY


Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel / beach. Overnight at hotel.


Day 09: Kovalam – FREE DAY


Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel / beach. Overnight at hotel.


Day 10: Kovalam – Trivandrum (20kms / 30min.) / Departure


Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. In time transfer to Trivandrum airport to board on flight for onward destinations.




Kerala Backwaters Tour (9 Nights – 10 Days)


2 Persons 755 USD per Person 935 USD Per Person
3 Persons* 665 USD per Person 795 USD Per Person
4 Persons 645 USD Per Person 820 USD Per Person
Single room supplement 285 USD Per Person 570 USD Per Person


  • Offered tour price for 03 Persons are based on one triple share room.


Cost includes:

  • 08 Nights air-condition accommodation on Double / Twin /Triple sharing room at your choice of set of hotel.
  • +01 Night at air-conditioned Houseboat. 
  • Daily breakfast at hotel as per detail itinerary.
  • Meeting and assistance services on arrival / departure.
  • Air – conditioned chauffeur driven Car –  for city sightseeing, tour, excursion etc. as per above program.
  • Traditional Kathakali Dance show in Cochin.
  • Tea Plantation tour in Munnar.
  • Boat Safari at Periyar National Park, Thekkady.
  • All parking, road taxes, government taxes and driver allowances.
  • Tour assistance throughout the tour.
  • All presently applicable Government taxes.


Cost does not include:

  • Any international and domestic airfare if it is not mention in cost inclusion.
  • High season supplement from (20th Dec till 05th Jan)
  • Transport during free days / any optional tour / Entrance & Camera Fees at the monuments.
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, soft / hard drinks, lunch, tipping etc.
  • Any Porterage services at Airport/Railway Station.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.




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