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.

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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.

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Cochin
  • End Cochin
  • Countries
    • India
  • City
    • Cochin
    • Munnar
    • Periyar
    • Alleppey
    • Kumarakom
  • Theme Wild nature
  • Accommodation Standard, Superior, Deluxe
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our highest standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival In Cochin
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    The Tour will start at 10 AM in the Morning. If You happen to be arriving in the Morning on Tour Starting Date Our Representative will come and pick you up at the airport. Else we could pick you From Your Hotel too.

    Arrival in Cochin, After the customs formalities, Meet 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. Afternoon enjoy the dance show of Kathakali. Overnight Stay in Cochin.

    Inclusions : Accommodation, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

    Highlights : Chinese Fishing Net, Fort Cochin.

    Please Note : Hotel Checkin would be After the sightseeing.

    Visited places:
    • Cochin
  • 2
    COCHIN - MUNNAR ( 145 KM – 4 Hrs Approx)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    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 checkin. Overnight.

    Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

    Highlights : Tea Museum, Tea Plantations

    Visited places:
    • Cochin
    • Munnar
  • 3
    MUNNAR - PERIYAR ( 100 KM – 2 Hrs Approx)
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    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 take a Jeep Safari in Mountains. Along the way, a brief tour of spice plantation and driving through the gardens of Tea, Coffee and cocoa. Overnight.

     

    Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

    Highlights : Jeep Ride, Spice Plantations

    Visited places:
    • Munnar
    • Periyar
  • 4
    PERIYAR - ALLEPPEY ( 120 KM – 3 Hrs Approx)
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Drive to Alleppey. Enroute enjoy the panoramic views of Nilgiri Mountains and visit the Sacred Heart church in the middle of Tea Gardens. Arrive at Alleppey and embark in your Houseboat. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the life around the Vembanad lake during your stay in the Houseboat. You will be provided the Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast next day in the Houseboat only. Overnight in Houseboat.

     

    Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Lunch, Dinner

    Highlights : Houseboat Stay, Life around the Vembanad

    Visited places:
    • Periyar
    • Alleppey
  • 5
    ALLEPPEY - KUMARAKOM (45 KM – 1.30 Hrs Approx)
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    Disembark from the Houseboat and proceed towards the Kumarakom. Arrive at Kumarakom and spend the day with relax and leisure in the resort. You may take the optional excursions. Overnight.

     

    Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport.

    Highlights : Kumarakom Weather and Life

    Visited places:
    • Alleppey
    • Kumarakom
  • 6
    KUMARAKOM
    Day 6

    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.

    Inclusions : Accommodation, Breakfast

    Highlights : Optional Massage

    Visited places:
    • Kumarakom
  • 7
    KUMARAKOM - COCHIN ( 260 KM – 5 Hrs Approx)
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    Morning free for leisure. Transfer to Cochin and later to the International Airport. No Accommodation.

    Inclusions : Breakfast, Transport

    Please Note : Please Note That you will be Dropped at the Airport or any other location of your choice. Please Plan Accordingly your Onward Journey.

    Visited places:
    • Kumarakom
    • Cochin
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation as per Itinerary on bed and breakfast basis.
    • A well maintained air conditioned vehicle with a trusted chauffeur throughout the tour.
    • Local English Speaking Tour Guide for city sightseeing and monument visits. For more than 6 persons travelling together, a language speaking Tour Escort will be provided for whole tour. 
    • Entrance fees to museums, archaeological sites and parks. One visit to each monument is allowed
    • Night Stay in Houseboat with Lunch & Dinner
    • Mountain Jeep Safari in Periyar
    • One souvenir gift with compliments from MTA.
    • 2 Bottle of water per passenger per day
    • Local Assistance during the tour
    • Travel Kit with document folder
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

     

    Price does not include
    • International flights & Insurance
    • Entry visa to India
    • Possible entrance fees for cameras and camcorder
    • Meals, drinks, personal extras
    • Tips
    • Everything not included in "the price includes" and / or in additional options and mandatory services