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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

  • Александр Маликов
    Mobile : +79054801888
    Email Id : malikov_ae@list.ru
    City : г.Астрахань
    Country : Россия
    Всем привет !!! С данной компанией познакомился через интернет, вышел на их сайт, потом связались по скайпу, пообщались, и решили рискнуть. Оплатили напрямую индивидуальный тур на 4-х человек (2 семьи). И не пожалели. Улетели в Дели 26.12.13, прилетели в Астрахань 12.01.14.Тур получился шикарный, очень интересный и очень познавательный.Мы совместили путешествие по 3-м индийским штатам (с индивидуальным гидом и водителем на комфортабельном авто), с передвижением так-же на местном поезде в дальние точки (в Кожурахо - в горд мёртвых храм Кама Сутры) с дальнейшим перелётом на Гоа на 5-ть дней и возвращением опять в Дели на один день , где напоследок посетили незабываемый по своей красоте, величию и масштабом храм Акшардам. Огромное спасибо компании "monks-n-monkeys", а в частности одному из руководителей Шараду за тот комфорт, за незабываемые впечатления, за ответственность кот. он нам предоставил. Отдельное спасибо нашему гиду Диду (Диджендеру) и , конечно-же несравненному водителю Раджу "Капуру", кот. водит машину просто как один из индийских богов. В общим всем желающим узнать побольше об Индии как о стране, а не просто прочесать пузо на пляже на Гоа рекомендуем тур компанию "monks-n-monkeys" Спасибо Вам Шарад, здоровья и удачи.
  • 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.
  • Mr. TAHA ANSARI
    Mobile : 966-504503545
    Email Id : ansaritu@hotmail.com
    City : Jeddah
    Country : Saudi Arabia
    I really know this Travel Agency, I am recommended every one to deal with them. I been on Kerala for 11 days visited different area such as Munnar and Kotchi. it was family trip from March 18 to March 28, 2014 planned through Monks and Monkeys Travel LTD. EVERY BODY FROM MY FAMILY INCLUDING ME ENJOYED ALL PROFFICINAL SERVECE. Best Regards TAHA ALANSARI

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