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Kerala Special

Kerala Special

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The backwaters in Kerala are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast). Houseboat or Kettuvallam rides in the backwaters are a major tourist attraction. Backwater tourism is centered mostly around Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam. Boat races held during festival seasons are also a major tourist attraction in the backwater regions.The backwater network includes large lakes such as the Ashtamudi Lake, the largest among them, linked by 1500 km of canals, both man-made and natural and fed by several rivers, and extending virtually the entire length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range. Backwaters in Kerala for honeymoon and family holiday are quite popular. You may short some best Kerala backwaters tour packages after reading about Kerala backwaters reviews available on various websites.
Eastern Kerala consists of land encroached upon by the Western Ghats; the region thus includes high mountains, gorges, and deep-cut valleys. The wildest lands are covered with dense forests, while other regions lie under tea and coffee plantations (established mainly in the 19th and 20th centuries) or other forms of cultivation. The Western Ghats rise on average to 1500 m elevation above sea level. Some of the popular hill stations in the region are Munnar, Vagamon, Paithalmala, Wayanad, Nelliyampathi, Elapeedika, Peermade, Thekkady and Ponmudi.

08 Nights / 09 Days

    Tour Plan


    Day 1: Trivandrum to Kovalam (16 Km / 30 Min)

    Our representative will receive you at the Trivandrum International Airport and transfer to the hotel at Kovalam. Feel at leisure in the evening when you relax yourself in beach side. Overnight stay at the Kovalam Hotel.

    Day 2: Trivandrum Sightseeing & back to Kovalam

    Morning set out on a sightseeing tour to Trivandrum. Your itinerary will include places of interests like Padmanabhaswami temple, renowned for its towering gopuras and temples arts and paintings. The main pavilion of the temple stands impressive with 400 marvelously granite carved pillars. Your guided sightseeing tour will cover the rest of the attractions too. Later in the evening travel back to Kovalam for an overnight stay at the Kovalam Hotel.

    Day 3: Kovalam to Alleppey (160 Km / 04 Hrs & 16 Min)

    After a refreshing breakfast, drive to Alleppey and check in to houseboat. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. While cruising in these floating luxury-villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay at the houseboat

    Day 4:Alleppey to Kumarakom (33 Km / 01 Hrs)

    After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom. Check in to the hotel. Afternoon proceeds for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. Overnight stay at the Kumarakom Hotel.

    Day 5: Kumarakom to periyar (112 Km / 03 Hrs & 22 Min)

    After breakfast proceed to Periyar. A highly picturesque resort ideal for unwinding. Upon arrival you will be taken to resort. In the evening simmer down and get refreshed enjoying a boat safari in the scenic Periyar Lake, occasionally winning the glance of some rare varieties of birds and animals at Periyar National Park. Return to hotel for an overnight stay at the Periyar Hotel.

    Day 6: Periyar to Munnar (98 Km / 03 Hrs & 15 Min)

    Next morning drive down to Munnar. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at the Munnar hotel.

    Day 7: Munnar

    Morning explore the picturesque hill station. Your sightseeing itinerary will include Anaimudi (2,695 m), South India’s highest peak, the Christ Church, the Evarikulam National Park, the Rajamala Hills, Top Station and the Madupetty Dam. Travelers can also indulge in activities like boating and horse riding here. Return to the hotel for overnight stay at the Munnar Hotel.

    Day 8: Munnar to Cochin (128 Km / 03 Hrs & 58 Min)

    After early breakfast drive to Cochin. Transfer to hotel on arrival. Afternoon sightseeing of Cochin covering Fort Cochin, still keeping alive its ancient Jew tradition, the Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattancherry palace, St. Francis Church and more. The Jew’s street and the Chinese fishing nets at Fort Cochin beach are the must see. Evening cultural show at Fort Cochin. Overnight stay at the Cochin Hotel.

    Day 9: Departure Cochin

    Morning free for shopping. Afternoon checks out from hotel and drive to Athirappilly waterfalls (90 km) for sightseeing. Evening transfer to Cochin International airport (55 km) for your flight back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the “God’s Own Country”
    • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in given / similar category hotels
    • Meal plan MAP: Breakfast and dinner included
    • All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary
    • Child of the age of below 5 Years of complimentary without extra bed
    • GST as applicable (5% as on today)
    • Personal expenses of any nature.
    • Train/Air fare
    • Guide, entry Charges, activity charges.
    • Unforeseen Expenses because of the weather conditions.
    • Cost of Insurance.
    • Any extra expense such as route change, Date change, Accommodation facilities, etc. incurred due to the unforeseen, unavoidable forced majeure circumstances during the tour.
    • Anything which is not mentioned in “Tour price includes”.
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