Backwaters and Houseboats- Kerala

(09 nights 10 days)

Overview

With about 600 kilometers of glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches, Kerala is South India’s most beautiful state. Backwaters, houseboats, spiced cuisine and Ayurveda treatments remain synonym to Kerala, which is home to wild elephants and exotic birds. Kerala has vibrant traditions such as Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake-boat races frequently bringing even the smallest villages to life. Kerala is surely god’s own country.
Travel and discover this Kerala Holiday Package of 9 nights and 10 days the shortest way to explore this beautiful and extremely well known state of India. Visit some very popular places of Kerala such as Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey and Marari.



Highlights

Trip will unfold as:

Day 1

Cochin

Arrive at Cochin Airport. The Cloud Itineraries representative escorts you to the pre-booked hotel for staying overnight. You would have the rest of the day free to explore the city or just relax at the hotel.

Day 2

Cochin

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, after which proceed to visit Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church and Jewish Synagogue. In the evening enjoy a cultural performance which includes Kathakali, a classical Indian dance performance and Kalaripayattu, a classical martial art form.

Day 3

Cochin- Munnar (130 kms/3-4 hrs)

Post breakfast, start your journey to Munnar. On the way, admire the mesmerising views from Devikulam and Pothamedu and visit tea plantations. On arrival, you are free for leisure activities. Overnight stay in a hotel at Munnar.

Day 4

Munnar- Thekkady (100 kms/ 3 hrs)

Day is free to relax and later start your journey towards the Thekkady. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5

Thekkady

Post breakfast, visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon and pepper. You can shop at the local market. In afternoon go for a boat ride at Periyar National Park to view the wildlife in the sanctuary. The boat ride in the lake is delightful way of spotting Elephant and Avifauna, for which the park is well known.

Day 6

Thekkady- Alleppey (130 kms/3-4 hrs)

After breakfast leave for Alleppey, the Venice of the East. Spend the day on the houseboat enjoying the backwaters and the lovely surroundings. Overnight stay at houseboat.

Day 7

Alleppey- Marari (14 kms/ 30 mins)

Have an appetising breakfast after which check out from the houseboat. Proceed to Marari by road. On arrival to the beach town, check in to the hotel. The day is free of any schedule. The serene beaches of Marari are perfect for scenic walks, sunbathing and a fun time with waves. Watch the marvelous sunset, get a grab of local seafood or you can indulge in one of the pampering Ayurvedic sessions.

Day 8-9

Marari

Relax and enjoy two days at the beach.

Day 10

Marari- Cochin (40 kms/ 1 hr)

In the morning have breakfast and leave for Cochin. After arriving, head straight to the airport to board the onward flight/train.

As at Cloud Itineraries we believe in letting you ‘live the journey’, please do not hesitate to speak to us to tweak your holiday or change the route. You could also ‘create your own experience’ with our expert help. So hop on and let’s build the most memorable trip together.

Without a doubt, your trip will give you a memory of a lifetime. In addition to a dedicated tour manager/coordinator, your holiday trip is laced by assistance on arrival and departure at the airport, soothing stays at suggested hotels, quick transfers with a driver, all government and road taxes paid for along with driver’s allowance, splendid sightseeing as mentioned, English speaking guides for tours in plan and delish meals as per your itinerary. Please note, that all applicable taxes and service charges will be included as well.


(Exclusions- international airfares, visa charges, meals outside of plan, monument fees, camera charges, insurance and personal expenses).

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