Backwaters of Kerala
Lakes and lagoons, rivers and canals that crisscross each other in an harmonious maze: these are the "Backwaters", true essence of Kerala, in southern India.Read more
Lakes and lagoons, rivers and canals that crisscross each other in an harmonious maze: these are the "Backwaters", true essence of Kerala, in southern India.
Water is the most valuable asset of this territory, and the backwaters have created a territory and a lifestyle out of the ordinary. Water courses are used as streets and locals built "kettuvalams", traditional houseboats which also represent the ideal way to discover the beauties of this place.
The birds singing, the sound of the wind blowing through the palm trees and the heady scent of jasmine plants, the lapping of the water... this trip allows you to keep in touch with a unique world where silence and the charm of nature will conquer all your senses.
Discover Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Alleppey and Kumarakom in this 7 days guided tour to explore the most autentic cultural and natural landmarks of this beautiful region.
Arrival in Cochin. After the customs formalities, meet up with MTA Representative. Our Representative will be waiting for you outside the exit gate of International Airport.
Visit the most cosmopolitan city in South India: the Chinese nets, the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, the church of San Francesco which houses the tombstone of Vasco de Gama, the synagogue in the Jewish area. In the afternoon, enjoy the dance show of Kathakali.
Overnight in Cochin.
Drive to Munnar.
Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Famous for Unending tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains and exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests.
Arrival and check in. Overnight.
Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tour Guide, Monument Entrances.
Accommodation: Hotel: Deshadan Backwater Resort / Abad Copper Castle (standard) / Silver Tips / Tall Trees (deluxe) / Panoramic Gateway /Chandys Woods (Superior).
We'll continue in the direction of Periyar, located at 900 meters on the Western Ghats, in a splendid scenery of tea and spice plantations. The Periyar National Park is one of the most important and ancient projects to protect the Indian tiger. Arrival and hotel accommodation in the area of Thekkady.
In the afternoon we'll take a Jeep Safari in the mountains. Along the way, enjoy a brief tour through spice plantations, tea gardens, coffee and cocoa plantations.
Inclusions : Accommodation, Train, Breakfast , Transport, Spice Plantation Tour, Jeep Ride.
Accommodation: Peppervine / Elephant Route (standard) / Abad Green Forest / Poetree Samovar Portico (deluxe) / Spice Village / Cardamom County (superior).
Drive to Alleppey. Enjoy the panoramic views of Nilgiri Mountains and visit the Sacred Heart church in the middle of Tea Gardens.
Arrival in Alleppey and embarkation your houseboat. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the life around the Vembanad lake during your stay in the houseboat. You will be provided lunch, dinner and breakfast on the next day on the houseboat only.
Overnight in the houseboat.
Disembarkation from the Houseboat and transfer to Kumarakom.
Arrival at Kumarakom and relax in the resort. You may take the optional excursions.
Free day. You might like to try a local Ayurvedic body massage that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Ayurveda, the traditional form of Indian medicine, was developed by ancient sages whose astute observations led to the development of constitutional medicine.
Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Transfer to Kochi International airport for your onward flight.
Price does not include