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Kerala Heritage and Backwater Tour

Tour Starting from USD 85 Per Person/night on twin sharing basis

Tour Can Be Customized On Customer Request

Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days

Destination : Cochin - Kumarakom - Periyar - Kodaikanal - Madurai - Trichy - Tanjore - Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai

Day 01 : Arrival at Kochi

As you arrive at Kochi Airport you will encounter our representative who will welcome you with a customized itinerary for Kerala Heritage and Backwater Tour. Escorted by our representative through the streets of Kochi guests will be accommodated in a hotel for an overnight stay. This tour to Kerala is planned for an extended visit to the lush greenery of the region.

Day 02 : At Kochi

The second day at Kochi will begin with a scrumptious meal in the morning which will be followed by a tour of the region as planned under this backwater tour in Kochi. This morning you will enjoy a pleasing houseboat ride at backwaters and enjoy the resonance of water babbling along the boat. Thereafter you will be returning back to the hotel for night stay.

Day 03 : Kochi - Kumarakom

KumarakomRelish a delectable meal in the morning first and then go for an extended tour of the region on this day of Kerala backwater tour. The majestic backwater destination, Kumarakom is the next stoppage on this itinerary. You will first board a houseboat to go on a fantastic ride on the backwaters from where you will reach Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Rest of the day will be devoted to a sightseeing expedition in the region to the park.

Book NowDay 04 : At Kumarakom

At Kumarakom the day will begin with a sightseeing tour of the region. Post morning meal guests will be availed a leisurely escapade in the region. Beginning with boating and fishing experience at Kumarakom guests will have a wonderful experience at the scenic backwaters which itself is an amazing site. The tour to the largest backwater in South East Asia, Vembanad Lake is scheduled for this day. Return to the hotel in the evening thereafter for overnight stay.

Day 05 : Kumarakom - Periyar

PeriyarPost breakfast you will begin this journey to reach Periyar, which is another popular backwater destination in Kerala. You will be accommodated first in a hotel at Periyar for overnight stay thereafter you will be taken for a small Periyar tour along with a delightful backwater cruise to Periyar, Kumily and Thekkady region in Kerala. Periyar backwater tour is famous for its verdant greens, and palm fringed beaches and vast sandy landscape.


Day 06 : Periyar - Kodaikonal

The next day on this Kerala heritage tour guests will be taken on a drive to the next destination Kodaikonal. You can experience the fascinating boat ride here as well as go on an enthralling horse ride to explore the exotic surroundings. Apart from this one can also choose one of the 17 routes of trekking or enjoy a leisurely experience of golf at Kodaikonal. Spend the night at the hotel for relaxation after an extended tour of the region.

Day 07 : At Kodaikonal

Begin your day with a scrumptious meal in the morning which will be followed by the heritage tour of Kerala. Visit to Kodai Lake, will begin on this day which will provide an spectacular view of the Fairy Falls and Kurinji Andavar Temple thus making your journey a rather relaxing one. Stay overnight in the hotel at Kodaikanal for relaxation.

Book NowDay 08 : Kodaikanal - Madurai

KodaikanalOn this day of Kerala Heritage and Backwater Tour guests will be driving to the next destination, Madurai. On your arrival in the region you will be welcomed by our representative who will then escort you to the hotel booked previously for an overnight stay. Well known for its exquisite temples Madurai will add a devotional aspect to your tour after relaxing for a bit at the hotel you will continue this heritage travel in South India. Begin your trip with the visit to Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple followed by visit to Golden Lotus Tank, The thousand pillared hall and the Temple Art museum of Madurai. Return to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay.

Day 09 : Madurai - Trichy

TrichyThis is the day to explore the renowned temple town, Trichy, therefore post breakfast guests will be transferred to Trichy where they will be accommodated in the hotel booked previously by our tour operator in Kerala. After relaxing for a while start off for the remarkable tour of the temples in the region, beginning your trip from Srirangam which is a leading pilgrimage center of Trichy. The tour thereafter will be followed by a tour to Samayapuram, Ayyapan temple, Athmanathaswamy temple, Gunaseelam, Thiruvellarai, Vayaloor.

Day 10 : Trichy - Tanjore

On this day of temple tour of South India guests will drive to the next destination Tanjore. In order to explore the surroundings and the unique culture of the region guests will be driven to some of the famous temples such as Tanjore Brihadeeswarar temple which is the shrine of the prime deity. You will spend the rest of the night at the hotel booked for an overnight stay.

Day 11 : Tanjore - Pondicherry

PondicherryRelish a refreshing meal on this day guests will be driving to the next destination, Pondicherry. Continuing with this temple tour guests will visit the exquisite Jalaram Temple which is a prime attraction. Also visit the Thirunallar, The Varadraja Temple and Masthan Saheb Darga on your trip in the region. Stay overnight thereafter in the hotel booked by our tour operator for your accommodation in the region.

Day 12 : Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram

MahabalipuramOn this morning of Kerala Heritage and Backwater Tour you will be visiting the next destination, Mahabalipuram. Located at a distance of 58 kilometers from Chennai this is a town famous for its tranquility and traditional ways of living. You will be accommodated in a hotel for overnight stay in the region and then will be taken for a drive to the popular Shore Temple situated at the Bay of Bengal. Visit the Mandapas as well which is sprinkled with pillared halls imprinted into the rock face.

Book NowDay 13 : At Mahabalipuram

As you wake up in the morning on this day you will be served a refreshing meal at the hotel for an eventful heritage travel in South India ahead. Thereafter move ahead with the tour discovering the antique Rathas at the region and other divine spots. Stay at the hotel here for the rest of the night.

Day 14 : Mahabalipuram - Chennai - Departure

On the last day of this Kerala Heritage and Backwater Tour guests will be served a delectable meal first thing in the morning. You will then travel to the main city, Chennai where you escorted by our representative to the airport. Our representative will make sure all the arrangements are previously made for your comfortable departure after a fantastic Kerala tour.