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Kerala Backwaters First Time Tour

Duration

08 Nights / 09 Days

Places Covered

Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin

Overview

Kerala Backwaters First Time Tour

Kerala is one of the most beautiful destinations in southern part of India. It attracts domestic as well as international tourists, every year in large numbers. The tourists from the world over flock to Kerala because of the palm fringed beaches, breathtaking backwaters, rivers, paddy fields, coconut canopies, spice plantations, ever green tropical forests and the simple people. The backwaters of Kerala bloom with life and are equipped with a self-supported eco-system. Kerala backwaters tours are the main attractions of Kerala. Cruising along the backwaters of Kerala is an ideal way to discover the true essence of Kerala. A beautiful trip across these Kerala backwaters will give you a picturesque view of the village culture and the lifestyle of the local people in Kerala. The most exciting feature of these Kerala backwater tours is that the canals form the bridge connecting the villages to these and people use these for transit purposes.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE COCHIN

Begin your tour
Arrive in Cochin
Welcome to your "Kerala Backwater Tour"!
On arrival in Cochin you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Afternoon, City tour of Cochin.
Visit The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Finally, the Willingdon Island, named after Lord Willingdon, is the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command of Indiaand also visit to Fort Cochin.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 2 COCHIN – MUNNAR

This morning after breakfast drive to Munnar enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the Cardamom hills & green carpets of tea plantations enroute.
On arrival, check in at Hotel. Evening at leisure.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 3 MUNNAR

Full day visit of Munnar.
Places to visit: Echo point, Mattupetty dam, Lake, farm, Kandala dam.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 4 MUNNAR - THEKKADY

This morning drive to the wildlife sanctuary at Thekkady after breakfast.
Thekkady is a wonderful place to visit during a trip to Kerala. Indeed, tours to Thekkady are fast gaining popularity with every passing day. Enjoy an evening game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake (at your own cost). This will enable you to have a close look at the park's large variety of wildlife including elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar and birds.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 5 THEKKADY

Morning after breakfast visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc.
on your way back to the hotel, you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight stay at Periyar.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 6 THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM

This morning after leisurly breakfast we drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and stay in one of the backwater resorts. The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best.
Overnight : Kumarakom

Day 7 KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY

After breakfast, drive a short distance before switching over to a boat for a ride through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey. The backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages and rural life.
In Alleppey you will be taken aboard your floating houseboat, a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort.
Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in water and savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in front of you by your Kitchen crew. Spend the night on board the houseboat. Enjoy a cruise on the backwater through a maze of canals and lagoons and enjoy freshly caught fresh water fish cooked to your taste on board.
Overnight : Deluxe Houseboat

Day 8 ALLEPPEY - COCHIN

After breakfast proceed to Kochi. Reach and spend the day shopping. In the evening proceed for Kathakali Dance Presentation.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 9 COCHIN DEPARTURE

This morning after breakfast transfer to the Cochin airport to return back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of 'Your Kerala Backwater Tour! Escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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