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Overview

5N/6D : Cochin – Kumarakom - Thekkady - Alleppey – Cochin

What will you do : Boating, Trekking, Sightseeing, Elephant Spotting, Bird-Watching

What will you see : Birdlife, Houseboats, Lake, Scenery, Spice Plantation, Elephants

The enchanting backwaters of Kerala never ceases to amaze its visitors. Whether gliding over them or spending quality time in any of the houseboats over them, you will feel the same charm and allurement! On the other hand, while on a wildlife expedition in the lush and picturesque forests of Periyar, you can feel the charisma and appeal of their enchanting wildlife!

One of the idyllic tourist destinations in the world, Kerala boasts of its many different natural bounties and add to the experience of a blissful holiday experience. A holiday amidst the heavenly settings of God’s Own Country is an affair of extreme fun, thrill and joy.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Cochin to Kumarakom (68 kms, 2 hours by road)

    Beach Tour

    The tour will embark with your arrival at the Cochin International Airport. Here onwards, you will be driven to Kumarakom. On arrival at Kumarakom, you check-in to the hotel and refresh yourself with food and cool drinks. In the evening feel the touches of the pleasant sea breeze inundating your senses at the beach. Explore the exemplary ambience of this place and retire for the day with an overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 2 - Kumarakom

    Vagamon, Kushrimala Hill, Trekking

    After having breakfast in the hotel, you will be taken to Vagamon, a hill station with a serene ambience, cool climate and ideal for nature trekking. Next to this, you can visit the Kushrimala Hill. The church atop the hill is the main attraction and can be reached by a short trek through verdant greeneries. After an exhilarating trekking expedition you will be guided back to the hotel; overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 3 - Kumarakom to Thekkady (119 kms, 3 hours by road)

    Driftwood Museum, St Mary’s Church, Exotic Birds

    Today, once breakfast is served, you will be taken to the Driftwood Museum in Kumarakom. This museum houses artefacts made from driftwood and there are a splendid variety of them. Following this, you can visit the St. Mary’s Church and enjoy a delightful boat ride around the Kumarakom bird sanctuary. While on this ride, you will witness some of the rare and exotic birds of this region. Post this ride, you will be driven towards Thekkady. Check-in into the hotel and spend the day amidst the lush and picturesque settings of Thekkady.  

  • Day 4 - Thekkady

    Periyar Lake, Elephants, Colourful Birds, Spice Plantation, Tribal Dance

    Starting the day with a scrumptious breakfast, today you can explore the verdant Periyar region. Visit the Periyar Lake and witness the enchanting wildlife; the gigantic Elephants can be easily spotted grazing all over the grasslands. A boat ride will further allow you glimpses of some of the other habitats of the region; bird-watching in Periyar has its allurement and delight. After a sensational boat ride, visit a spice plantation. Take a tour through the meandering trails smelling the lifting fragrance of different spices. Hereafter, enjoy the local tribal dance performed by indigenous tribes of Periyar; overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 5 - Thekkady to Alleppey (139 kms, 4 hours by road)

    Lagoon Tour, Houseboat Cruise, River Islands, Lakes, Canals

    Today, you will be visiting the quaint lagoons and canals of Alleppey. Following your breakfast, you will be driven to Alleppey, the ‘Backwater Capital of India’. Upon arrival, check-in into a houseboat for an overnight cruise. Equipped with all the modern amenities, the houseboat will take you on a cruise over the backwaters. Feel the flamboyance and charm of the coconut-fringed islands and the magnificence of the silent backwaters. With the advent of the evening, enjoy a scrumptious dinner while sailing silently through the backwaters; overnight stay on the houseboat.

  • Day 6 - Alleppey to Cochin (53 kms, 1 hour by road)

    Tour Ends Here

    The tour will reach its final point today. After having breakfast in the houseboat, you will be transferred to Cochin. With your arrival in Cochin, this amazing backwater tour will come to an end.

Other Inclusions

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  • Accommodation as mentioned with the meal plan. Transportation as mentioned with an English/Hindispeaking friendly driver/guide throughout your trip. Pickup from Arrival point and drop to Departure point. All sightseeing, land transfer and inter hotel transfer. Driver Bata, toll, parking, road tax, fuel charge. Vehicle / house boat replacement done if any unexpected accidents ordamage happened during the journey. All applicable tax.

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