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Kerala Backwater Tour

Tour Starting from USD 85 Per Person Minimum 02 Pax Traveling Together

Tour Can Be Customized On Customer Request

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Duration Coverd: 09 Nights / 10 Days

Destination: Kochi –Periyar – Kumarakom - Alleppy- Kovalam

Day 01: Arrival at Kochi

Kerala Backwater TourArrive at Kochi International Airport to your Kerala Backwater Travel. When you land at the airport lounge, our tour executive will welcome you and escort you to the hotel which is already booked by our tour operator in Kerala. Feel the warmth of the God’s Own Country on the first day and relax at the resort.



Day 02: In Kochi

Spend the day sightseeing of Kochi town known as Queen of the Arabian Sea. Visit the Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, Santa Cruz Basilica, the fishing market and the famous Chinese fishing nets.  It is believed that the Chinese fishing nets have been introduced by the traders from the court of Kublai Khan to the Malabar region. If you are a shopaholic, buy some souvenirs from the city. In the evening, don’t miss a Kathakali concert, a classical dance drama of Kerala. Return back to the hotel and have dinner and rest of the night.

Day 03: Kochi-Periyar (165km)

On the third day of the Kerala Backwater Tour, leave your Kochi hotel after breakfast and drive towards Periyar (also known as Thekkady) which is christened after the name of a dam here by the English in 1895.  As Periyar has a  wild life reserve, it is an ideal place to spot wild life such as Elephants, Bison, Deer and numerous other varieties of birds. You will see here tea, coffee and spice plantations. On arrival at Periyar, take a jungle resort. In the afternoon, you can go to a plantation visit with a guide of the resort.

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Kerala Backwater TourIn the morning after breakfast, enjoy jungle walk in the Periyar Tiger National Park. In the tropical forests of the Periyar Reserve, you will see various wild animals like elephants, sambar, gaur, macaques and Nilgiri langur. You may even spot the leopards and tigers. Have your lunch at the jungle resort. In the afternoon, go to the Periyar Lake to enjoy the fun of the boat cruising. In the boat cruising also, you may have a look of the wild animals bathing and drinking in the Periyar Lake. The picturesque setting of the Periyar Lake and its surroundings is stunning.

Day 05: Periyar to Kumarakom (125km / 3hours)

Welcome your new morning with a refreshing mind and start drive to Kumarakom - a tiny settlement perched on the western banks of the Vembanad Lake, a gate way to backwaters of Kerala.  Check in an ayurvedic backwater resort in Kumarakom for a first hand experience of the tradition of Kerala ayurveda. Then in afternoon, go for birding in the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a home of migratory birds. Have your dinner here. You can choose a traditional Keralite flavor in dinner. Your 5th day of tour on Kerala backwater will end with new experiences.

Day 06: In Kumarakoram

You can spend the day with various fun and leisure activities in the resort. To kill your wanderlusting spirit, unveil the beautiful spots of the Kumarakoram. Enjoy boat riding in Kumarakoram Lake, fishing experience at Kumarakom and you can see the Vembanad Lake, at Kumarakom, the largest backwater in South East Asia. Your day will end with refreshing memories and relax at the ayurvedic backwater resort. You can take an ayurvedic therapy for the rejuvenation of your mind and body.

Day 07: Kumarakoram to Alleppy (By Houseboat)

Kerala Backwater TourStart sailing in the backwaters of Kumarakom in a traditional Ketuvalloms or houseboats to reach your next destination Alleppy. The houseboat is equipped with modern amenities like bathrooms, bedrooms, dining table, etc. While cruising in the houseboats, you will be thrilled by the palm tress, vegetation fields. You will penetrate deeper into the heart of the God’s Own Country. Spend the day in the houseboat.

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Visit the tourist attractions of Alleppy-- Mullackal Bhagavathi Temple, Alleppey Beach, coir making factories, etc. Come back to the houseboat and start drive to Kovalam. On reaching Kovalam, take a hotel and rest for the day. 

Day 09: In Kovalam

Kovalam is beach town of the Kerala and is visited by travelers to soak its beach beauty. There are several stunning beaches in Kovalam. You can enjoy the whole day wandering around the beaches and enjoying beach sports. Spend the night with memories of exotic fun of the day.

Day 10: Kovalam-Trivandrum

On the last day of your Kerala backwater travel itinerary, drive towards Trivandrum airport to board your flight back home. 

Tour Cost on Per Person Basis:

(01Double Room or Twin bedded for 09 Nights)

Guided Package Includes: (01Double Room or Twin bedded for 09 Nights)

  • 8 Nights accommodation in the mentioned category of hotels or similar.
  • 1 Night accommodation in house boat.
  • All transfers / tours and excursions by an air-conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Kathkali dance at Cochin
  • Boat ride at Periyar
  • All meal plan at House boat
  • Personal assistance by GeTS Holidays representative on arrival and departure
  • Service of English speaking local guide during all sightseeing tours.
  • One bottle of mineral water will be provided on a daily basis on board the vehicle.
  • All current applicable taxes 
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Your Tour Cost Does Not Include:

  • Airport Tax
  • Airfare
  • Entrance Fees
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc.
  • Camera Fee at Monuments
  • Gratuities: We do not include tipping when quoting the tour price. If you are traveling independently, we suggest $3 to $5 per guest per day as tips for driver and about 1$ per bag for hotel bellboys as a gratitude for their service.