Kerela Backwater Tour
Explore the backwaters of the God's own country-Kerala. The natural bounty of the azure water and lush green landscape can be enjoyed and endured for lifetime. Our Kerala Backwater Tour packages with 8 days and 9 nights will take you on a splendid voyage in this beautiful paradise of the south India.
||8 Nights / 9 Days |
||Kochi (Cochin) - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alapuzzha - Marari - Kochi
|Day 1-2: Kochi
Arrive via flight to Kochi from Mumbai, from where you shall be assisted and transferred to a hotel in Kochi.
Kochi is an important trading center for spices, also called the "Queen of the Arabian sea." To make the optimum utilization of your stay in Kochi we shall guide you to Syro-Malabar Church one of the 22 Suiiuris Eastern Catholic Churches and the St.Antony's shrine at Kaloor. Also visit the historic Vasco da Gama Square to taste some delicious seafood.
The famous Kochi carnival celebrated at the fort Kochi during the last ten days of December is quite alluring.
In the evening you can relish the Kochi cuisines that characterized by the abundance of coconut and spices with Kathakali dance performance.
Following day we shall visit the ancient Mattancherry (Dutch) Palace and the Hill Palace famous for the beautiful paintings patronized by Maharajas of Kochi who themselves were scholars in various epics and encouraged art. The amazing Chinese fishing nets operating on the principles of physics is another attraction.
Take back some Handicraft items as souvenirs available in wide selections. Rosewood carved items like Lamp stands, Bookends, or ecological sensitive items made of coconut shell like the hookahs, power box, lampshades made of bamboo are among the few options.
Periyar is an ultimate destination to explore the Kumily spice market and boat cruise through the world famous wildlife sanctuary. The Munnar- Periyar tour will certainly indulge you in some spicy encounters.
The Kumily spice market is the hub of exotic spices; fine silk, handloom fabrics rosewood and sandalwood items.
Trekking through the jungles of Kumily, or cycling on the hilly territories are some other recreation activities one can indulge in. The beautiful waterfalls and green meadows will set you in a realm of Romanism. Also we shall visit the elephant playground that sets along the longest and the only perpetual river of the south.
As we reach Kumarakom form Periyar, expect an extravaganza experience on water.
Kumarakom is situated on the banks of lake Vembanad from where we shall sail towards the coconut lagoon on a boat. Here you shall visit the old keralan home collectively costumed as an eco- friendly resort. Experience the tradition of "Conquering Coconut." navigate through the backwaters along the Vembanad lake visit the water world and pick some Kerala traditional crafts.
The resort here on the ridge of the lake is good option fro some yoga and meditation sessions. For adventure lovers fishing and swimming are available for choice.
As we arrive the "Venice of the East" Alapazzha Alleppey, expect some amazing water streams perfect for boat rides. Other places to visit are the splendid temples like the Chettikulangara Kumbabharani, famous for huge magnificent temple chariots.
Snake boat race is the most popular traditional sport worth watching.
Evening we shall leave for Marari and spend the night at a resort in Marari.
Start your day relaxing on the pristine beach of Marari, shinning with incessant waves, which will slide the sand beneath your feet and the incandescent sunshine that will touch your soul. With a complete relaxing intention, you can indulge in some water sports or simply lay on sand for healing sunbath.
With a happy ending to our journey together, we shall see you off at the Kochi airport, hopping to get a similar opportunity to plan your vacation in this beautiful country again.