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Kerala Itinerary - Backwaters - 6 Nights / 7 Days

6 Nights / 7 Days

Day 01: Arrive Trivandrum
Welcome upon your late night arrival and then assistance in transfer to hotel

Day 02: Trivandrum
After breakfast leave for full day visit including famous Padmanabhaswami Temple; Museum- housing a repository of fine art works, the chief attraction here is the 250-year old temple car made for Lord Vishnu, which artistically designed and ornamented; day excursion to Kovalam beach nearby (16 kilometers) will be worth enough.

Back to hotel and overnight stay

Day 03: Trivandrum - Kollam (72 kilometers; 1 and hour drive)

After breakfast proceed to Kollam.Kollam, the gateway to Kerala's beautiful backwater is blessed with plenty of unique features like- sea, lakes, plains, mountains, rivers, streams, backwaters, lush green fields and tropical crop of every variety both food crop and cash crop, so called 'The Gods Own Capital'Upon arrival check in hotel and have refreshment; later visit the places like: Thevalli Palace- renowned palace situated on the banks of Ashtamudi Kayal backwater; Thenmala Deer Park- that houses Thenmala Rocks which are about 5000 year old; Thangasseri- 5 Kilometers from Kollam that houses ruins of Portughese and Dutch structures; Thirumullavaram Beach- 6 kilometers north of Kollam, is a secluded beach beautiful for outing; Mayyand- 10 kilometers south of Kollam and noted for its shrines and temples, most importantly the Subramanya temple at Umayanallor

Stay overnight at hotel in Kollam

Day 04: Kollam - Alleppey (47 kilometers; 2 and hours boat cruise)

After breakfast leave for a boat cruise from Kollam to Alleppey; a journey of few hours cruise amidst the lush green canals will surely bring you near to nature.

Overnight stay at houseboat in Alleppey

Day 05: Alleppey - Kumarakom (4 hours boat cruise in maximum)

After breakfast boat cruise to Kumarakom through Punnamada Lake; spend the day on boat and have meals onboard while enjoy viewing the lush green surroundings.

Upon reaching Kumarakom stay overnight in houseboatKumarakom is a unique backwater destination on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom bird sanctuary is home to migratory birds ideal for bird watching. It is also famous for the houseboat cruises.

Day 06: Kumarakom - Cochin (80 kilometers; 1 and hour drive)

After breakfast proceed to Cochin, the natural harbour city; check in hotel and relax

Walk near the beach side of Cochin; later enjoy seeing Kathakali dance performance (a classical Indian dance form) in the hotel and stay overnight

Day 07: Cochin
After breakfast leave for full day visit including: Mattancherry Palace or Dutch Palace- worth to see the interiors here that are decorated with murals from the Ramayana and lively displays of royal costumes and palanquins (closed on Friday); Jewish Synagogue or Mattancherry Synagogue- the copper plates in which grants of privilege made by Cochin rulers were recorded and similarly the exquisite Chinese hand-painted tiles, are of great interest (closed on Sunday); Sant Cruz Baslica Church at Fort Kochi- this Roman Catholic Church is worth to visit for beautiful paintings; Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi- lying in the sea-front these are said to be brought by traders of Kubalai Khan's Court from China and are effective for fishing at high tide

Assistance in transfer to airport on board your flight to onward destination; hence our services terminate and we wish you a very safe, happy journey back to your home