BEACHES WITH KERALA BACKWATER

Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations Covered : Mumbai - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Varkala - Kumarakom - Periyar - Kottayam - Allepey - Cochin - Mumbai.

Day 01 - Arrive Mumbai

Arrive Mumbai International airport. Meet assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Mumbai Hotel.
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Day 02 - Mumbai

Morning after relaxed breakfast sightseeing tour of Mumbai visiting Prince of Wales Museum which is now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay and is one of the leading museum in country. Later visit Hanging Gardens with beautiful view of the city harbor and Gateway of India. Afternoon excursion trip to Elephanta Caves by boat which are popular due to their rock cut temples. Evening drive through Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach and Juhu Beach. Back to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Mumbai Hotel.

Day 03 - Mumbai - Trivandrum - Kovalam

After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport to board the flight for Trivandrum. On arrival in Trivandrum and drive towards Kovalam. Arrive Kovalam and check in hotel.Enjoy the beach area till sunset. Overnight stay at Kovalam Hotel.

Day 04 - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam

After breakfast excursion trip to Kanyakumari which is approx 85 Km is the southernmost point of India and the meeting point of three oceans named The Bay of Bengal, The Arabian Sea and The Indian Ocean having beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters and important place for Hindu pilgrim. Visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Sangam the meeting point of the three major bodies of water. Drive back to Kovalam. Overnight stay at Kovalam Hotel/Resort.

Day 05 - Kovalam - Varkala

Morning after breakfast check out and drive to beaches of Varkala. Arrive Varkala and check in the resort. Varkala is known for its sands and red cliff. Enjoy the body therapy on the beach area. Later visit Temple and enjoy the beautiful view of sunset on the beach of Varkala. Back to the resort by evening. Overnight stay at Varkala Resort.
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Day 06 - Varkala - Kumarakom

After Breakfast check out and drive to Kumarakam. Kumarakam is known for its backwater tourism with lots of Mangrove Forests,Paddy Fields and canals which make it beautiful natural paradise. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Kumarakom Resort.

Day 07 - Kumarakom

After breakfast sightseeing of Kumarakom, one of the enchanting backwater regions of Kerala with rivers, canals, streams and lagoons an ideal place to relax. Later visit Kumarakom bird sanctuary located on the banks of the backwaters viewing the varieties such as Waterfowls, Cuckoos and Owls, as well as the migratory Siberian Cranes. Back to the resort. Overnight stay at Kumarakom Resort.

Day 08 - Kumarakom - Periyar

After breakfast check out and drive to Periyar known for its plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and wildlife reserve. Arrive Periyar and transfer to hotel. Later visit Periyar wildlife reserve sighting elephant and tigers. Later visit spice plantations to witness the cultivation of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg and also see how they are grown, harvested and processed before they are sold in the markets. Evening boat ride on lake Periyar. Back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Periyar Hotel.
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Day 09 - Periyar - Kottayam - Houseboat

Morning after breakfast check out and drive to Kottayam, On Arrival transfer to the House Boat. These are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms where you can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins which adds a touch of exotica to this experience. One can stop at villages and other places and visit vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders in small wooden boats. Enjoy the complete day sailing in the back waters. Overnight stay at house boat.

Day 10 - Alleppey - Cochin

Disembark the Houseboat after breakfast at Alleppey and drive to Cochin. On arrival in Cochin transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing tour of cochin visiting The Hill Palace Museum..Mattanchery Palace also known as Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese. Return to hotel to relax. Evening Witness Kathakali the famous dance drama of kerala. This dance is known for its great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Back to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at Cochin Hotel.

Day 11 - Cochin - Mumbai Departure

Morning after breakfast check out and transfer to the airport to board the flight for Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai transfer to the international terminal to board the flight for onward journey.
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