Kerala Beach and Backwaters Tour


"Kerala beaches are always fun to the beach buffs. But Varkala is a mystic beach and a pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. It is believed that a dip in the waters of Varkala purifies a soul. Kerala Beach and Backwaters Tour with Luxury India Vacations, takes you to Varkala beach and backwater destinations of Kerala."

Day 01: Trivandrum - Varkala Beach (45 km /1 ½ hours)

Arrive at the Trivandrum Airport. Luxury India Vacations representative welcomes you to Varkala Beach tour with backwaters. You will be surprised to see the vibrancy of the God’s Own Country.

Our representative will accommodate you at the beach hotel located in a nice environment. Rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy the beauty of Arabian beach. Savor some seafood delicacies at the Varkala resort. You can have your own choice also. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 02: Varkala Beach

The entire day is for exploration of the Varkala beach town and the beach. This beach is visited by the spiritualists and nature lovers. It is a Hindu pilgrimage centre; people have a belief that the waters of Varkala have the mystic power to cleanse off the soul. Hence it is known as ``Papanashini” meaning purifier of sins.

You will visit the 2000 years old Vishnu temple and the meditation centre, Sivgiri Mutt. Afternoon, explore the mystic aura of the sea beach replete with high cliffs. Stay overnight at the Varkala hotel.

Day 03: Varkala - Kumarakom (Backwater) (140 Kms-3 Hrs)

After breakfast, check out and drive to Kumarakom, a backwater destination in Kerala sought after by tourists due to its large stretch of backwaters and scenic natural beauty.

On arrival, check into the backwater resort at Kumarakom. After lunch, take a rest. Afternoon you will explore the birdlife at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the backwater canals of Kumarakom.After dinner, stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Houseboat (Alleppey)

Get up at your own time and have breakfast. You will check out the Kumarakom resort and head towards Alleppey.

On reaching Alleppey, you visit the temples of Alleppey and the town. You can pick up souvenirs at the markets. After lunch, board your houseboat, traditional kettuvallams which is a not to be missed on a Kerala tour.

Boarding the houseboat you feel something different. A Kerala style interior soothes your mind. Enjoy the ride. Sailing on the backwaters it will move towards Thekkady. Dinner at the houseboat. Overnight stay.

Day 05: Alleppey - Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife) (147 km / 4 hours)

After breakfast in the morning you check out the houseboat and get off.

Our representative will pick you up and accommodate you at a Thekkady Hotel. Afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake and explore the wildfire on boat cruising. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to various wild animals. After dinner, stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Periyar - Munnar (Hills) (96 km / 3-4 hours)

On the 6th day of the Kerala beach tour you will be driven towards the Munnar. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Our representative will assist you in hotel check in.

Afternoon, explore the spic and tea plantation gardens.

Day 07: Munnar hill station

You enjoy the whole day at the scenic hill station Munnar. You can trek through the trekking routes of Munnar if you are a trekker. Your Munnar tour includes visit to the Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary which houses endangered Nilgiri Thar. At Munnar you will discover more bounties of nature. After dinner, stay overnight.

Day 08: Munnar - Cochin (128 / 4 hours)

After breakfast you will be driven to Cochin, a city with a colonial past. On the drive you will cross beautiful streams, waterfalls, rubber plantations, etc

On arrival, halt at a Kochi hotel. Afternoon visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews town, St. Francis church, Chinese fishing Net and the Indo-Portuguese Museum. Visit to Cochin harbor.

On arrival, halt at a Kochi hotel. Afternoon visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews town, St. Francis church, Chinese fishing Net and the Indo-Portuguese Museum. Visit to Cochin harbor.

Day 09: Cochin - Departure

On the last day of Kerala tours with backwater and beach, you board your flight back home at the Cochin international Airport.

Luxury India Vacations bids a sad farewell to you. We wish you a happy journey and hope you will cherish the memories of the tour.

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