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Enchanting Backwaters

DURATION : 9 Nights / 10 Days

DESTINATIONS : Cochin - Athiraplly - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Cochin The Battlefords Provincial Park and Cochin Lighthouse
Athirapally Vazhachal Waterfalls and Sholayar Dam. Lake & Backwaters
Munnar Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Hydel Park and Munnar Tea Museum
Thekkady Thekkady Jeep Safari, Elephant Junction, Green Park Spices and Elephant Safari
Kumarakom Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aqua Jumbo Houseboat and Kumarakom Boathouse
Alleppey Alleppey Beach, Alleppey houseboats, Marari Beach Alappuzha and Shikara Boat
Kovalam Samudra Beach Park, Kovalam Beach and Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium And Hatchery
Trivandrum Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Sreevaraham Temple Pond and keralagreenery

Short Description

Kerala is a beautiful state with an excellent landscape of palm-lined beaches, thick jungles, plantation-covered hills, and enthralling rivers and lakes. It is considered to be one of the cleanest and the most peaceful parts of India. Kerala ‘The God’s Own country’ is an enchantingly beautiful, emerald green land, flanked by the Western Ghats on one side, the Arabian Sea on the other, and strewn with rivers, lagoons, backwaters and rich vegetation. Legends state that Kerala was created by Parshuram (a famous ancient sage). Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India from Europe when he landed near Calicut in 1498 AD.​

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive at Cochin

Arrive in Cochin Airport. Our representative will assist you. Check in to the hotel and relax. Evening visit to the Fishing Yard and some of the famous Churches of Cochin.
Overnight stay at Hotels.

Day 2: Cochin - Athirapally (80 km - 2 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Athirapally. Reach hotel and relax. Starting with Athirapally is the land of rivers and forests and great waterfalls! The destination houses the largest waterfall in Kerala.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 3: Athirapalli - Munnar (150 km - 4 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Munnar. This drive takes you through the scenically vibrant valley of the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats. Check in to the hotel and relax. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 4: Munnar Sightseeing

Post breakfast excursion to Mattupattey Dam and Eco Point.  Afternoon visit to the Munnar Tea Factory where you get know the emergence of Tea Estates in Munnar and the manufacturing of Tea. Later drive to Eravikulam National Park where to see the endangered goat – Nilgiri Tahr.
Overnight stay at Hotels.

Day 5: Munnar - Thekkady (90 km - 3 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Thekkady. Thekkady is located in Idukki district of Kerala. It is at the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu. Late afternoon visit to Periyar National Park. Enjoy boat ride at Periyar Lake.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 6: Thekkady Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel.  Visit to the Spice Garden to see the plantation of spices and other herbal products. Afternoon visit to Elephant Park for an elephant ride Enjoy the famous traditional dance of Kerala-Kathakali.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 7: Thekkady – Kumarakom (120 km - 3 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Reach hotel and relax. Starting with Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a must-visit destination. The bird watcher's paradise is located about 16 km from Kottayam, on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Migratory birds, including Siberian stork and local birds such as Egret, Teal, Water duck, and Cuckoo, are the major fascination here.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Kumarakom - Alleppey (50 km - 1 Hours)

Drive to Alleppey and later on board the houseboat which will cruise through various canals of Backwaters of Kerala. Check in at the pre booked house boat. Enjoy this beautiful experience for rest of the day and relax.
Overnight stay at house boat.

Day 9: Alleppey - Kovalam (170 km - 4 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the houseboat and transfer to your next destination. Reach hotel and relax. Afternoon sightseeing of Kovalam includes Padhamanabha Swamy temple, Museum, Horse Palace, Art Gallery. Evening you will be free at Kovalam Beach.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Kovalam - Trivandrum

 Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Trivandrum Airport or Railway Station for your onward journey.

Here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per program.
  • Breakfast
  • Arrival/Departure with assistance.
  • All meals during the stay in Alleppey Houseboat.
  • Kathakkali Dance show at Cochin.
  • AC transport as per program.
  • English Speaking Local Guide as per Program.
  • One bottle of water per person per day.
  • All fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances.
  • Govt. Service Tax 4.5%

The Price Excludes:

  •  Any airfare / visa / insurance
  •  Any meals except mentioned in the column cost includes.
  •  Any Monument Entrance Fees.
  •  Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography, video fee, etc.
  •  Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.

Route Map

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    Just returned from 18 great and interesting days in India The trip was orchestrated for us and to our specification not an off the shelf tried and tested golden triangle jaunt, by Anu from Monks & Monkeys Travels. Not only did they deliver on every level, Transport, Hotels Agents on the ground meeting and greeting us at every new destination, after we had suffered the worst experience possible in an overnight sleeper, which we had stipulated 1st class it may have said 1st class it was not in our eyes or nose. I contacted them on arrival in Varanasi and within an hour they had organised and paid on our behalf for flights and a hotel back in Delhi to avoid the indignity of another night on the train.(a local business man I spoke to put it that' the clientele in overnight sleepers are only the top class of those who travel by train. We had changed two of the hotels Anu had suggested before we went and interestingly our choices turned out to be the two worst hotels we stayed at. We had paid approx. a third of the cost as a deposit and were only expected to pay the balance on arrival in Delhi. Can't think of any British agents who work that way. All our drivers were excellent as were our internal flights. Guides were always prompt, knowledgeable and willing to tell touts and others we were not interested. probably the equivalent of our own phrase which encourages an individual to urinate elsewhere! So 100% satisfaction from us I will be recommending them unreservedly to my friends who are interested in India trips.

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