Coast to Backwaters and Mountains | India Tour Package

Coast to Backwaters and Mountains

13 Nights Itinerary Covering: Mumbai - Trivandrum - Kovalam - CapeCamorin - Varkala - Kumarakom - Thekkady - Munnar - Cochin - Mumbai


Overview

The undulating Western Ghat mountains extend itself from the Deccan region to the extreme south of India. The ‘Coast to Backwaters and Mountain’ is a two week long journey, beginning from Mumbai, covering Trivandrum, Kovalam, Cape Comorin, Varkala, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Munnar and Cochin. The journey will bring you face to face with European colonial relics, scenic backwaters, aromatic spice & tea plantations, wildlife and bird sanctuaries.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

Highlights

  • Guided trip to Gateway of India and Elephanta Caves
  • Enjoy Ayurvedic Massage at Kovalam Beach
  • Guided excursion to Cape Comorin- Padmanabhapuram Palace and Archaeological Museum
  • Backwater cruise in Kumarakom
  • Bird watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Safari ride in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Guided tour of Cochin- Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and St. Francis Church

Itinerary

Day 1 - Mumbai (Arrival)

Arrival in Mumbai followed by meeting with our tour representative who'll assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel, where your accommodation is already booked. Following a traditional welcome, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 - Mumbai

In the morning, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Mumbai covering Gateway of India- built to commemorate the visit of King George and Queen Mary, and Elephant Caves- the 7th century rock-cut caves dedicated to Lord Shiva. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 3 - Mumbai - Trivandrum - Kovalam

Today, in the morning, drive to the airport to board the flight to Trivandrum. On reaching Trivandrum, drive to Kovalam Beach and check into the hotel. Later, venture out of your hotel and relax on the sandy beaches. There is also a choice to indulge in an herbal Ayurvedic massage. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 4 - Kovalam - Cape Camorin - Kovalam

Today, in the morning, embark on a full day excursion trip to Cape Camorin. There you will visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Archaeological Museum. Later, return back to Kovalam for overnight stay.

Day 5 - Kovalam - Varkala

Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Varkala. Here you have an option to go for an Ayurvedic massage therapy. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 6 - Varkala - Kumarakom

Today, in the morning, board the luxury cruiser and ride into Kumarakom. Overnight on board the houseboat.

Day 7 - Kumarakom

Today, while riding a boat into the backwaters of Kumarakom, visit the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. If you wish, you can indulge in adventure water sports such as water skiing and wind sailing. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 8 - Kumarakom - Thekkady

The day is booked with a trip to Periyar. It is a picturesque journey through snow capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands endowed with spell casting aroma. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 9 - Thekkady

The day 9 is booked with an excursion to the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve. A boat safari on the Periyar Lake, accompanying a naturalist, will give you a wonderful opportunity to spot the exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 10 - Thekkady - Munnar

In the morning, leave by road for Munnar, famous for its sprawling tea gardens. As you drive through the picturesque hills, enchanting fragrance of fresh tea. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 - Munnar

Today is your day of sightseeing in Munnar covering Anamudi Peak, Devikulam Lake and Eravikulam National Park- home to the famous Nilgiri Tahr. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 12 - Munnar - Cochin

Today, in the morning, leave by road for Cochin. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. The afternoon is free to relax. In the evening, enjoy a Kathakali dance performance at an exclusive venue. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 13 - Cochin

In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Cochin covering Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and St. Francis Church. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 14 - Cochin - Mumbai

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, get transferred to the hotel where your rooms are already prepared. After a few hours of relaxation and dinner, you will be transferred to the international airport to board flight back home.


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