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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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Customer's Feedback View All

  • Mr. Arthur Berger
    Mobile : 1-4153832999
    Email Id : arthurasaberger@gmail.com
    City : New York
    Country : United State
    Someone asked about using Monks & Monkeys Travels. My wife and I used Monks & Monkeys on a recent trip to South India and they did a wonderful job. Monks and Monkeys Travels, responded to all my queries immediately and selected some excellent hotels for us during our visit. We had to make a few changes to our original itinerary and they helped us with it. I only good experiences from the agency and have recommended Monks & Monkeys Travels to friends who told me they are thinking of visiting India.. Their prices are very reasonable and the service is first class.
  • Nevin Reddy
    Mobile : +60 12 226 3894
    Email Id : Nevinreddy@hotmail.com
    City : Kuala Lumpur
    Country : Malaysia
    Having recently used Monks and Monkeys, I had reported that we had a bad experience at one of the hotels booked and had to leave that hotel and find alternate accommodation. It seems that the hotel Blue Bay may have also been misleading Monks and Monkeys in the type of accommodation being provided. Following that I am glad to say that the rest of the hotels were much better and Anju went out of her way to ensure that no further mishaps happened along the route and that our stay in India was an enjoyable one. As I am writing this my parents are still completing the last leg of their journey. . The fact that the MnM kept in touch with us went a long way in providing us the comfort that we needed in a foreign country. Although we were not able to recover the full amount of the accommodation I understand that MnM will ensure that they chance the hotel to recover the remaining funds. If I plan another trip to India I will consider using MnM again especially for the service provided by Anju. A few suggestions is to consider: 1) Ensure that you properly vet the hotels and ensure that hotels are confirmed well in advance 2) Check the journey times between destinations to make sure that misguided tourists (myself included) don't try to pack in too long journeys on one day with too small children. 3) We stayed in many hotels for one night along he route and this did not give enough time to appreciate what each town had, some advise to future travellers. 4) Check the facilities provided by the hotels and advise the client. Many hotels charged rates upto Rs500 for one days internet access. Had I know this I would have purchased a Sim Card to save on roaming rates and hotel internet rates.
  • Rafiq Hajee
    Mobile : +27824422718
    Email Id : rafhajee@gmail.com
    City : Johannesburg
    Country : South Africa
    I know I am pretty late after my holidays in submitting my feedback, maybe I need another holiday. Just to say that we had a great time in Kerala in visiting the various places. The arrangements made through your company with Anju Malavia were excellent and were as promised. Just a few pointers in that care should be taken when arranging visits on places of interest in that for us as muslims to have seen more of islamic history with other sites as optional. Also for the driver to be aware of where the mosques for prayer time are as well halaal eating places. Also experiencing the windy roads and travel time a +-70km per day should be considered from destination to destination in order for it not to be so hectic. Overall I would not hessitate to book another holiday through Anju nor have any problems referring others through you.

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