KERALA BACKWATER TOUR

Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destinations Covered : Trivandrum - Kovalam - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Cochin

Day 01- Arrive Trivandrum

Arrive Trivandrum . Meet assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel at Kovalam approx. 16 kms. Kovalam is an renowned beach of Kerala ideal for sunbathing, swimming, herbal body massages, special cultural programs, cruising etc. Evening enjoy the beach area and relax. Overnight stay at Kovalam Hotel/Resort.
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Day 02- Kovalam

After breakfast excursion to Trivandrum visiting Padmanabha Swami Temple known for its mural paintings,stone carvings, blend of Kerala architecture. This is the only temple in Kerala where foreign nationals are allowed near the Sanctum Sanctorum. Visit the Napier Museum to see the rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments. Visit Shree Chitra Art Gallery which displays paintings of some exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore and some collection from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali. Evening free to relax on the Beach. Overnight stay at Kovalam Hotel.

Day 03- Kovalam - Alleppey

After breakfast check out and drive to Alleppey. On Arrival transfer to the House Boat. These are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms 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.
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Day 04- Alleppey - Kumarakom

After breakfast check out and drive to Kumarakom. Arrive Kumarakom and transfer to the backwater resort. Kumarakom is 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 05- Kumarakom - Cochin

After breakfast check out 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 06- Cochin - Departure

After breakfast check out and transfer to Cochin airport to board the flight for onward journey.
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