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Kerala Backwaters Package

Package Duration
11 Days / 10 Nights
Destination Covered
Munnar - Periyar - Kovalam - Kochi - Trivandrum

  • Day 1 : Arrival Trivandrum & drive to Kolavam

    Description :

    Arrive at Trivanadrum airport and meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to kovalam for check-in at the hotel.
    Although in recent years Kovalam has had an influx of tourists, it still retains much of its original charm being made up of a series of sandy bays and rocky promontories. The day is free for you to explore this area at leisure. You may decide to walk along the sandy beaches or wander round Kovalam village. In the evening you can sit in a beachside cafe, enjoying the vista of local fishermen sailing out for their evening catch with a back-drop of a setting sun. Kerala is particularly renowned for its herbal care, and you may choose to try out an ayurvedic massage. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 2 : Kolavam - Alumkadavu - Thottappally

    Description :

    This morning you will drive to Alumkadavu, situated just north of Kollam. Here we will board our houseboats and begin our journey into the network of the Kerala backwaters, travelling north via Kanyankulam Lake to Thottappally. The traditional houseboats are simple vessels, with en-suite twin rooms. The pace is relaxed – enabling us to see riverside village life in its entirety. The industrious villagers survive on narrow spits of land, keeping cows, chickens and cultivating vegetable gardens. Even the shells from the fresh water mussels are burnt to make building lime, and the fibre from the coconut palm has many uses including coir products made from coconut fibre. The gardens are generally well tended often with brightly coloured flowers, such as hibiscus, contrasting sharply with the tropical greenery. Lunch & Dinner on houseboat.

    Day 3 : Houseboat to Thrikunnapuzha

    Description :

    We continue our trip along the palm-fringed waterways to Thrikunnapuzha. Our accommodation is superbly situated on its own beautiful island within this stunning lagoon. The afternoon is left free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to walk to the nearby villages or along the golden beaches. Alternatively, you could hire a bike to explore the local area or take a rickshaw to visit the Snake Temple at Manarasala. In the evening, we have the opportunity to try some of the tasty food, typical to this area. Lunch & Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 4 : Boat to local Village

    Description :

    We continue travelling through the backwaters this morning but exchange our houseboat for a motorlaunch, one of the many types of craft to be seen here. The style of boats varies immensely depending on the area of backwater. On the more open canals, you can see boats with large sails – the bow often carved in the shape of a dragon. The boats are the lifeline for the villages, acting as taxis, mail deliverers – even the harvest is carried in boats. You may see great pyramids of coconuts or even spot the odd buffalo being carried by boat and days gone by these waterways were once the scene of postharvest water wars, which have now evolved into great water pageants. Boat race crews will often live together and visit a shrine to make their peace with the Almighty. Interestingly, all women teams compete in their own boats. Tonight you will stay with local families within a village to experience local customs and traditions. Lunch & Dinner at the hotel/ guesthouse of local village.

    Day 5 : Drive to Periyar National Park

    Description :

    Today we leave the tropical backwaters and head inland to Periyar situated close to the border with Tamil Nadu. Kerala was first visited by King Solomon and over the centuries it has been noticeably influenced by overseas traders. This unique balance of people from different religious backgrounds (Hindus, Christians and Muslims) living together, is unseen in other parts of India. We shall see much evidence of this when we pass pastel coloured churches and shrines. Our route to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary takes us past many rubber plantations, and through the varied spice gardens of this part of India. We include a visit to a spice garden at the edge of Periyar. This afternoon is left free for individual activities and relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • Items of personal nature like Porterage, Tips, Laundry and Mineral Water.
    • Monument entrance fee.
    • International/Domestic flight.
    • All other items and services not mentioned above.

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