COCHIN – KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM
09 Days / 08 Nights
Day 01: Cochin or Kochi
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative & transferred to HOTEL. Kochi - formerly known as Cochin in the coastal state of Kerala. With a natural harbor that has always been one of the finest in the world. Overnight at Kochi.
Day 02: Cochin
Morning, Kochi tour begins from “The Dutch Palace” also known as Mattancherry Palace, built by Portuguese in 1555, which is famous for its murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana and the puranic legends. Adjacent to the palace is the Jewish Synagogue built in 1568. Also visit the St. Francis Church, established by the Portuguese Franciscan friars in 1503. Vasco Da Gama was buried in the courtyard of this European church built in India. The tour also includes a visit to the seaside where one can still see the, nearly a century old Chinese fishing nets which are still in use. Evening witness a Kathakali, a traditional dance form depicting Indian epics (Ramayana and Mahabharata). The dancers are dressed in very colorful and elaborate costumes. Their faces are painted to depict various characters of these epics. This dance has a lot of facial expressions and brisk, yet articulate body movements. Overnight at Kochi
Day 03: Cochin-Kumarakom (02 hrs)
Today drive to Kumarakom - is an emerald peninsula of paddy fields, meandering lagoons and backwaters that juts out into Lake Vembanad. Perhaps more famously knows as the Backwaters this area is unique being made up of labyrinth of canals and lakes that stretch between the capital Cochin and Quilon in the south. Upon arrival check in. Overnight at Kumarakom.
Day 04: Kumarakom
The day is free to relax at the backwater resort. You can do what you enjoy. Overnight in the backwater resort at Kumarakom.
Day 05: Kumarakom – Alleppey (01 hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Alleppey, check in to Houseboat, backwater cruise through the Paddy fields, coconut lagoons, Narrow canals, Coir villages etc. Overnight stay.
Day 06: Alleppey- Kovalam
This morning you will disembark your houseboat after breakfast (checkout – 09:00 hrs). Drive to Kovalam - India's one of the best beaches for the travelers in the south of India. It consists of a number of small, palm fringed bays separated by rocky headlands. On arrival check in. Day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 07: Kovalam
Take a stroll on the beach, swim, and surf or take a rejuvenating massage. The day is at leisure. Overnight in the beach resort at Kovalam. - Kerala Backwater Tour
Day 08: In Kovalam
The day is at leisure. Simply lie on the beach or indulge in seafood. Overnight in the beach resort at Kovalam.
Day 09: Kovalam-Trivandrum (01 hr)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Trivandrum and transfer to Trivandrum airport for onward destination.