Backwater and Beaches of South

Backwaters and Beaches of South

 

Backwaters and Beaches of South : Cochin – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Kovalam: 10 days

 

Day 01             Arrive Cochin

On arrival at Cochin airport you will be taken to your hotel. Cochin perfectly reflects the eclecticism of Kerala. Cochin has a rich cultural history, but it is also one of the most modern cities of India. One of the best natural harbors in the world and a major port of India. The city has strong, palaces, museums, churches, rivers, lagoons but at the same time, it is a modern city.
Evening witness a Kathakali dance performance at the theater. Kathakali is a dance that displays the works of India’s epic (Ramayana and Mahabharata). The dancers are dressed in many colors and details. Their faces painted to represent the heroes of the works.
Overnight in Cochin.

Day 02               In Cochin

Morning sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting Jewish synagogue – the oldest synagogue in the entire commonwealth, St. Francis Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Cochin Harbor, Terminus, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese is known for its murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata and dresses and palanquins used by Cochin’s erstwhile rulers.
Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Cochin.

Cochin

Day 03                  Drive Cochin – Kumarakom (85 Kms / 02 hrs)

Morning after breakfast start your journey for Kumarakom. The drive is a wonderful experience passing through the backwater and plantations. Seeing Kumarakom, it becomes very clear why Kerala is called the “Land of God.” This charming village is made up of several towns on Lake Vembanad, a paradise for birdwatchers. With its mangroves so beautiful, its clear waters, its emerald fields, its canals lined with coconut palms and white lilies, the village is the perfect place for a few days of vacation. You can explore the bird sanctuary, walking on the canals, or fishing. On arrival In Kumarakom, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight In Kumarakom.

Day 04                  In Kumarakom

Spend full day at leisure exploring the surroundings on your own.
Overnight In Kumarakom.

Day 05                 Transfer Kumarakom – Houseboat Jetty

Morning at leisure, later in time transfer to the embankment point to board the houseboat, which is one of the highlights of any trip to Kerala. It’s once a lifetime impression to have such a romantic and beautiful experience. Browsing through villages built on narrow pieces of land, stopping to visit local markets, or to watch craftsmen busy with their previous work to build boats. Time spend on the houseboat passing through the Backwaters of Kerala. Here your houseboat crew will prepare delicious Keralian meals from freshly brought vegetables from the market.
Overnight on board houseboat.

Backwaters and Beaches of South

Day 06                  Drive Houseboat – Kovalam (165 Kms / 04 hrs)

Disembark houseboat at Alleppey and drive to Kovalam. Few years ago this place was famous among hippies but today this area is the focus of a multimillion dollar business drawing thousand of tourist. On arrival in Kovalam, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day relaxing on the beaches.
Overnight in Kovalam.

Day 07                 In Kovalam

Spend the day relaxing on the beaches.
Overnight in Kovalam.

Kovalam


Day 08                  In Kovalam

Spend the day relaxing on the beaches.
Overnight in Kovalam.

Day 09                    In Kovalam

Spend the day relaxing on the beaches.
Overnight in Kovalam.

After breakfast drive to Trivandrum airport in time to board flight for back home.

Our Backwaters and Beaches of South trip is just a suggestion of itinerary and can be modified as per your preference and requirement. Therefore, do not hesitate to inform us and we will do the needful.

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