The Land of Backwaters

14 Nights Itinerary Covering: Mumbai - Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Mumbai


Overview

The backwaters of Kerala is one of the main driving forces for the tourists to explore this God’s Own Country. The very thought of Kerala backwaters brings to mind the images of an exciting holiday amidst greenery and tranquility. With our ‘The Land of Backwaters’ tour package, we will take you to the breathtaking backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey. Also included  in the itinerary is the visits to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar and Kovalam beach.

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

  • 3 days fun on the Kovalam beach 
  • Sightseeing Tour of Mumbai- Juhu Beach, Chowpatti Beach, Gateway of India, Jehangir Art  Gallery, Fashion Street, Essel World, Elephanta Caves
  • Sightseeing Tour of Cochin- St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and the spice market
  • Safari tour of the Eravikulam National Park 
  • Boating on the Kumarakom Lake

Itinerary

Day 1 - Mumbai

Upon arrival at the Mumbai airport, meet our tour representative who'll escort you to the hotel booked for your stay. The rest of the day is free to relax. Stay overnight at the hotel in Mumbai.

Day 2 - Mumbai

On the 2nd day, embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Mumbai. The tourist places you will visit here includes the Juhu Beach, Chowpatti Beach, Gateway of India, Jehangir Art Gallery, Fashion Street, Essel World, Elephanta Caves and other tourist attractions. Later, return back to the hotel for night stay.

Day 3 - Mumbai - Cochin

Today, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight for Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin, meet the IHPL representative who'll escort you to the hotel pre-decided for your stay. The afternoon is free to rest and relax. In the evening, enjoy Kathakali dance performance at an exclusive venue. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 4 - Cochin

Post breakfast in the morning, enjoy a guided tour in and around Cochin. The tourist attractions that you will visit include St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and the spice market. Stay overnight in Cochin.

Day 5 - Cochin - Munnar

Post breakfast in the morning, take a road journey to the beautiful hill station of Munnar. Upon arrival in Munnar, check in at the hotel for overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 6 - Munnar

Post breakfast in the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour in and around Munnar. Besides exploring tea plantation, you will be visiting the Eravikulam National Park. Later, return back to the hotel for overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 7 - Munnar - Periyar

In the morning, drive towards Periyar. Upon arrival in Periyar, check in at the hotel to relax. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Periyar.

Day 8 - Periyar

In the morning, enjoy wildlife exploration via boat trip. Other than this, you can also opt for a guided trek through the Periyar National Park. The afternoon is free to relax. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 9 - Periyar - Kumarakom

Post breakfast in the morning, head straight to Kumarakom. Upon arrival in Kumarakom, check in at the hotel to relax. In the afternoon, enjoy boating on the Kumarakom Lake. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 10 - Kumarakom - Alleppey

On the 10th day, start with a visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. In the afternoon, head straight to Kottayam to board the houseboat. Enjoy a relaxing backwater cruise through the palm-fringed backwaters of Alleppey. Stay overnight on board the houseboat.

Day 11 - Alleppey - Kovalam

Today, in the afternoon, leave by road for Kovalam. On reaching Kovalam, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12 - 14 Kovalam

For the next three days, enjoy sun-basking on the beach, indulge in water sports and feel rejuvenation through Ayurvedic treatments on the Kovalam beach.

Day 15 - Departure

The morning is free to relax on the beach. Later, drive to the Trivandrum airport to board flight back to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will be transferred to the international airport to board flight back home.

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