Backwater Holiday to Kerala


"Luxury India Vacations plans this Backwater holiday to Kerala package including some of the exotic backwater destinations of Kerala along with Varkala Beach which is known for its spiritualism belief. Do gear up to explore the nature’s creation of God’s Own Country."

Destinations : Trivandrum » Kovalam » Thucklai » Varkala » Kumarakom » Periyar » Kottayam » Alleppey » Cochin

Day 01: Arrive at Trivandrum - Drive to Kovalam (15 Kms-30 Minutes)

Luxury India Vacations representative will welcome you at the Trivandrum Airport to your Backwater Holiday to Kerala tour package. Feel the warm hospitality by our representative and he will take you to the hotel of Kovalam in an air-conditioned car. On arrival at the hotel, our representative will complete all the check in formalities. Kovalam is a beach town in Kerala having a crescent shaped beach. Beach buffs from all over the world visit this beach. Taking your hotel rooms you will have your lunch and then rest. Evening you go for a walk along the beach. Have some seafood snacks to pamper our taste buds. Or you can experience an Ayurvedic massage at the beach resort. After dinner stay overnight.

Day 02: Kovalam - Sightseeing Tour to Thucklai town - Kovalam

After your breakfast at the resort, you will be driven to Thuckalay town located near the Kanyakumari district. It is on the way to Kanyakumari, the south Indian popular tourist spot. You will explore the Padmanabhapuram Palace & Archaeological Museum. Padmanabhapuram Palace was once the palace of the Travancore rulers. It is a complete wooden architecture of 16th century Kerala. The interiors of the palace are decked with rosewood carvings and sculptures décor. It also has murals from the 17th and 18th centuries. Drive back to your Kovalam resort. Evening have fun at the Kovalam beach which is lively with various evening activities. You can enjoy a Kathakali dance programme at the beach. After your dinner, relax at the resort

Day 03: Kovalam - Varkala ( 57 Kms-01 Hrs)

After breakfast check out the resort and get ready for your next drive. Our representative will drive you to Varkala beach. On arrival take your beach resort at Varkala and relax. Visit the old Vishnu temple and have a dip in the waters of Varkala as it is believed that the waters of Varkala can purify a soul. You can experience an ayurveda body therapy at the resort. After dinner, stay overnight.

Day 04: Varkala - Kumarakom ( 110 Kms-02 Hrs)

Hey! Get up early and get ready for your speed boat ride to Kumarakom. Reaching Kumarakom, halt at a backwater resort booked for you in advance. Laze at the resort savoring the cool beauty of nature. Evening go for a walk. Kumarakom with its heady beauty will thrill you. Savor a typical Keralite dinner. Relax at the resort for the night.

Day 05: Kumarakom

Kumarakom is itself fantastic to soothe your weary soul. Yet in the morning you go for a birding tour to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. You will see here various migratory and resident birds frolicking on the water bodies. If you are a water sports buff, enjoy water sports such as wind sailing & water skiing. You can even ride a canoe in the quiet lakes. After dinner, overnight stay at the resort.

Day 06: Kumarakom - Periyar (128 Kms-02 Hrs)

Today after breakfast you will head towards Periyar. On the drive you will cross the mist capped mountains, spice plantations and grasslands lined with spectacular waterfalls.On arrival take your jungle resort. Have your own choice. The resort must have some leisure options. After dinner, stay overnight at the resort.

Day 07: Periyar

On the 7th day of Kerala tour you will explore the Periyar Tiger Reserve located on the bank of Periyar River and Lake. This is the only tiger reserve in Kerala. You may spot wild elephants on the edge of the lake. Hire a boat to explore the Periyar Reserve. Afternoon, visit the local villages. After dinner, stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 and Day 09: Periyar - Kottayam - Backwater Tour

After breakfast, you will be driven to Kottayam, one of the scenic backwater destinations of Kerala. After lunch you will board your houseboat for an overnight cruise. Sailing down through the backwaters, the houseboat will ride towards Alleppey. Dinner onboard.

Day 10: Alleppey - Cochin (80 Kms -02 Hrs)

Luxury India Vacations representative will pick up at the Alleppey boat jetty. You will explore the temples and markets at Alleppey. After lunch you will be driven to Cochin. Reaching Cochin, take you to your hotel for last night's stay. Tour the Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets. Enjoy a Kathakali dance show in the evening. After dinner, night stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Cochin

On the 11th day of the Kerala backwater tour, Luxury India Vacations representative will drive you to Cochin Airport. Catch your flight back home. Say goodbye to our representative.

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