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Explore the beautiful backwaters of Kerala with Kerala backwaters tour.

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Kerala Backwaters Tour

Drive down to the historic lanes of Cochin while you visit the forts. Enjoy a delighted boat cruise at the backwaters of Kerala and a memorable visit at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Also have the wonderful glimpse of the sunrise and sunset at Kanyakumari. Many of the tour operators in Kerala offer this package for tourists.

Destinations Covered: Cochin-Houseboat-Thekkady-Kovalam Beach-Land's End-Varkala-Alleppey-Cochin
Tour Package Duration: 13 Nights/14 Days

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing in historic Fort Cochin (Day 1)
  • Shopping in Fort Cochin (Day 2)
  • Enjoy the backwaters of Kerala (Day 3)
  • Enjoy Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Day 4)
  • View of the Cardamom hills (Day 5)
  • View built-up beaches at Kovalam (Day 6)
  • Trip to Kanyakumari (Day 7)
  • At leisure on the beach. (Day 8)
  • Visit Varkala, the temple town. (Day 9)
  • At leisure on the beach. (Day 10)
  • Enjoy at Alleppey (Day 11)
  • Enjoy Yoga, Astrology, Meditation, Ayurveda (Day 12)
  • At leisure at Alleppey. (Day 13)
  • Transfer to Cochin Airport for departure. (Day 14)
Day 01: Cochin
Pick up from Cochin airport by our representative. Transfer to a heritage hotel. Sightseeing in historic Fort Cochin, British bungalows, Jewish Synagogue, Portuguese Churches. Watch the Chinese fishing nets on the beach landing their catch.

Day 02: Cochin
Sightseeing and shopping at Fort Cochin. Real Kerala antiques which can be shipped, smaller items from all over India. Wander along Spice Street, full of cardamom and pepper warehouses. Optional extra; ferry ride to an island for lunch at an old Dutch palace, now a hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 03: Alleppey
Transfer to Alleppey to board on a traditional houseboat. A 22-hour private cruise along Kerala's famous backwaters. Watch village life on the river banks - ladies washing their clothes, men punting by in traditional boats.

Day 04: Thekkady
Taxi to Thekkady - India's best-known wild life centres, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, 777 sq km of jungle. Watch out for bison, barking deer, elephants washing on the waterside at dusk. Overnight stay at a plantation hotel.

Day 05: Thekkady

Visit the Cardamom Hills and plantations. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Kovalam

Taxi to Kovalam. This is a more built-up beach. Watch the fishermen land their catch while they chant their work songs. Overnight at a Kovalam hotel.

Day 07: Kovalam/ Kanyakumari/ Kovalam
Morning leisure. Optional evening trip to Kanyakumari, where the three great oceans meet. Gandhi Memorial, island temple, great sunsets. Return to Kovalam hotel.

Day 08: Kovalam

Leisure at the beach.

Day 09: Varkala
Taxi to Varkala, the temple town. Visit the 2000-year-old ancient Janardhanaswamy temple, cliffed beaches, nature care centre, Papanasam beach. Overnight stay at a hotel in Varkala.

Day 10: Varkala


Day 11: Alleppey

Drive to Alleppey. Experience hustle and bustle in the town. Shopping silk and gold. In the evening, stroll along the beach with the local community. Stay in a luxury heritage Home at the beach.

Day 12: Alleppey

Leisure. Optional extras - Yoga, Astrology, Meditation, Ayurveda.

Day 13: Alleppey

Leisure at Alleppey.

Day 14: Cochin

Transfer to Cochin Airport for departure.

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