Kerala Backwaters Tour

Cochin - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Overview

If you are looking for an exotic Indian vacation with a touch of bliss, nothing can beat ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala. The shimmering backwaters, the swaying palm fringes, and hotels are found in this south paradise. But that's not all, Kerala is also famous for food, sultry beaches, colorful temples and relaxing Ayurvedic massages. So, if you are considering a vacation in India, pick our 5 Nights and 6 Days Kerala Backwaters Tour. During which, you will get an uninterrupted stay in a comfortable Kerala backwaters houseboat also known as Kettuvallam. The tour also allows you to witness the tourist attractions such as Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and the famous Chinese Fishing Nets in the port city of Cochin. Breathe the fresh air on the backwaters and take cherishable memories of your Kerala Backwaters Tour with you. But above all, make sure to soak in the calmness and serenity of Kerala.

Trip Highlights
  • Explore famous tourist attractions such as St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, and Jewish Synagogue
  • Explore the impressive Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Enjoy a gentle cruise on the calm backwaters of Alleppey
  • Unwind and rejuvenate your soul by relaxing on the houseboat
  • Wade your feet on the beach of Kovalam
  • Explore some of Kerala’s prime attractions
  • Savor the south Indian cuisine
Tour Map route map
Itinerary Details

Your tour will begin after you arrive at Cochin Airport. You will meet our tour representative waiting for you outside the airport. After an introduction, you will head towards Kumarakom which is located at 53 km and it will take 1.5 hours to reach there. You will be escorted to the hotel and after completing the check-in at the hotel you can relax. Kumarakom is dotted with lush greenery and tranquil surroundings. It is home to a variety of migratory birds and numerous exotic species of flora and fauna.

The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can stroll around the streets of Kumarakom. You can also explore the local market and buy some souvenirs for your loved ones.

Return to the hotel in the evening and have a sumptuous dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel in Cochin.

On the 2nd day of the tour, savor the breakfast and then embark on the sightseeing tour of the Kumarakom. You can also indulge in fun activities such as swimming and other water sports. During the sightseeing tour, you will visit the Vaikom Mahadeva Temple which is dedicated to Rishi Parshuram. He was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple along with Ettumanoor Siva Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the temples which hold reverence for Shaivites and Vaishnavites.

Later in the afternoon, you will board the sunset cruise. You will cruise in the Vembanad Lake which is the largest lake in Kerala. This lake is a treat for the eyes and soul. It is a paradise for nature lovers and you will get an opportunity to experience the enchanting beauty of this majestic place during the cruise. You will also spot the exotic species of migratory birds.

Later in the evening return to the hotel. Overnight in Kumarakom.

Wake up early and start your day by visiting the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is also renowned as the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. Embark on the bird watching safari and spot some of the exotic species of the birds. Spread over a sprawling area of 14 acres of land. You can choose to explore the sanctuary by opting for a boat ride. During the ride, you will be able to spot over 100 species of avifauna including kingfisher, Indian Darter, herons, owl, cuckoo, steppe eagle, and more.

After enjoying the jungle safari, you will hit the road to Alleppey. It is one of the renowned backwater destinations and is being thrived by tourists from all over the world. Upon your arrival, you will board the houseboat which is traditionally known as Kettuvallam. The houseboat will be well-equipped with all the modern amenities and it will take you to Punnamada Lake which is one of the popular tourist attractions. You can spot migratory birds here during the cruising.

Stay overnight on-board.

On day 4 of the Alleppey backwater tour, you can check out from the houseboat and head towards Kovalam. Upon your arrival at Kovalam, you can check-in at the selected hotel and take rest. Later, you can head out for an excursion around the coastal city and the beach. During the sightseeing, you can soak in the calmness and beauty of the surrounding nature.

Kovalam Beaches: Kovalam is a small coastal town. It is a perfect place for relaxing in a peaceful environment. And there are many famous beaches in the town. The tourist inflow is endless and the white sandy beach and staggering coconut trees give a perfect shade and place to relax

The white sandy beaches of Kovalam are perfect for scenic walks, sunbathing and spending some quality time in the tranquility of nature. Watch the amazing sunset, relish on local seafood or you can just relax amidst the awe-inspiring view of nature. There are three beaches namely Hawa Beach, Lighthouse Beach, and Samudra beach are together formed the famous crescent of the Kovalam Beach. Hit the beach to enjoy some fun-filled time. The tranquility of pine-lined Hawa beach is ideal for relaxation, while the Samudra beach is known as the scenic jewel of Kovalam. If you want to view the city from the top of the lighthouse then visit the Lighthouse beach which also offers a variety of water sports.

Kerala offers the best Ayurvedic treatment based on 5000 years old Vedic healthcare methods. So don't miss the opportunity to rejuvenate yourself at one of the pampering Ayurvedic sessions.

After the excursion, you can head back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kovalam.

After savoring breakfast at the hotel, you can leave for day excursion toTrivandrum and go for a sightseeing tour around the city. Unlike the calming Kerala houseboat tour, Trivandrum is bustling metro city and the capital of Kerala. While here, some of the best attractions you will get to see are the Science and Technology Museum, Shangumugham Beach, Veli Tourist Village, Museum Complex, Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Akkulam boat club. You can return to the hotel after the sightseeing tour and have a sumptuous dinner.

Science and Technology Museum: This museum is an interesting place to visit. It features various galleries or exhibitions. Galleries demonstrate electronics, mechanics, power and motion, science, and mathematics. Solar energy, automobile, biomedical engineering are also some of the interesting sections to visit.

Shangumugham Beach: This beach has a vast stretch of beautiful white sand. It is an ideal place to come and unwind. On the beach, you can also witness a sculpture called Jalakanyaka Mermaid. It was completed by Kanayi Kunhiraman, an award-winning sculptor.

Veli Tourist Village: A place where Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea. It is a favorite picnic spot for the locals and a cool place to visit for tourists. This tourist village is surrounded by a scenic view of the shimmering waters and swaying palm trees. You can also hire a boat and paddle it while admiring the sunset.

Museum Complex: It is also popular by the name of Napier Museum. This museum is dedicated to the art and natural history in Thiruvananthapuram. The museum named after the former Madras Governor-General, John Napier. It displays Kerala's rich cultural heritage. It is also known as the Government Art Museum, and a perfect example of Kerala, Mughal, and Chinese architectural style. The museum also includes a zoo within its complex which is one of the oldest Zoological Park in India. Covering about 55 acres of land, the park is the home to more than 75 different species such as Royal Bengal Tiger, lion-tailed macaque, Asiatic lion, Nilgiri Tahr, etc.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Displaying an intricate fusion of Tamil and Kerala style of architecture, this temple is one of the biggest temples in India. It features a 16th-century Gopuram and high walls making the spectators gasp in wonder.

Akkulam Boat House: It is situated on the bank of the Akkulam Lake. This tourist village boasts some of the scenic views and famous tourist spots. One can enjoy boating here and delve into the majestic city of the surroundings. The boathouse accommodates a children's park and swimming pool.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Kovalam.

After enjoying the Kerala boathouse package in Alleppey and unwinding at the coastal city of Kovalam. And also exploring the heritage sites in the city of Kochi and Trivandrum, your tour ends today. In the morning, check out from the hotel after having a lip-smacking breakfast. We will drop you at the Trivandrum airport to board your flight for onward journey.

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