This popular tour combines the best of the beautiful state of Kerala, with its history, culture, tranquil backwaters, verdant hill country, lush plantations, beaches and wildlife. The tour highlights Kerala's most popular tourist circuit including a houseboat experience.
Day 1: Trivandrum to Paravur Arrive Trivandrum airport Upon arrival at Trivandrum airport you will be met and assist by our representative and transfer to Paravur Upon arrival at Paravur, check in at hotel.
Day 2: Paravur
Day at leisure to relax and enjoy the various facilities of the resort surrounded by the backwaters on three sides offering a unique pool within a small lagoon, The resort offers a very serene and tranquil atmosphere.
Day 3: Paravur to Kochi (Cochin)
After breakfast, drive to Cochin the Gateway to Kerala was once an important spice-trading route on Arabian Sea where Vasco D Gama landed in 1498 and boasted that he has come for soul and spices. Upon arrival at Cochin, check in at hotel.
Day 4: Kochi (Cochin)
Your morning sightseeing tour of Kochi includes a visit to the Dutch Palace and Synagogue. En route see the famous Chinese fishing nets. In the evening enjoy a Kathakali dance show.
Day 5: Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady (Periyar)
Take a scenic drive through tea and spice plantations and blue hills and arrive at Periyar for a 2-night stay During afternoon soft trek in to the Periyar National Park.
Day 6: Thekkady (Periyar)
During the morning take a two-hour boat safari on the mist-shrouded lake, which offers excellent opportunities for spotting wildlife, especially herds of elephants. Afternoon visit the tea, cardamom, pepper and coffee plantations that surround the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 7: Thekkady to Kumarakom
Youll leave just after breakfast, driving back down to the coast and the melodically named town of Kumarakom on the banks of lake Vembanad.
Day 8: Kumarakom
Day at leisure to relax at the resort. The resort offers comfortable accommodation and exclusive leisure options like Ayurvedic message, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, angling and swimming or a cruise along the Vembanad Lake to experience the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Day 9: Kumarakom to Alleppey (House boat)
The Kerala backwaters consist of a complex network of lagoons, lakes, and canals. These are best experienced while slowly punting down the labyrinth of canals in a traditional thatch-roofed houseboat, known as kettuvallam. Embark on your houseboat, a renovated cargo boat with either one or two bedrooms, kitchenette and all modern conveniences. A 3 member crew will cater for your comforts and meals. See life on the banks, lush green rice fields, and coconut groves with occasional temple or church as you cruise through the canals. An experience you will savour for a long time.
Day 10: Alleppey to Marari
After breakfast Disembark at the boat jetty from houseboat and drive to Mararikulam Upon arrival at Mararikulam, check in at hotel.
Day 11 to 13: Mararikulam
All days at leisure.
Day 14: Mararikulam to Kochi
After breakfast drive to Kochi for an overnight stay and any last minute shopping.
Day 15: Depart Kochi
Transfer to Kochi airport to board your onward flight.
Hotels featured or similar:
- Paravur - Aquaserene
- Cochin - Radisson
- Periyar - Mountain Courtyard
- Kumarakom - Lake Song
- Backwaters - Houseboat
- Mararikulam - Marari Sands Beach Resort by Tree leaf
- Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis except on the Houseboat which is on a full broad basis
- Meet and assist at airports and hotels by our local representive
- All transfers, sightseeing and excursions as mention in the itinerary by air-conditioned car
- Entrance fees to monuments
- Services of local English speaking guide during city tours
- Kathakali dance show in Kochin
- Boat ride at Lake Periyar