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Kerala Backwater Delight Tour

Tour Duration : 05 Nights/ 06 Days
Destination Covered : Trivandrum - Kovalam - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Kochi

Day 01 : Arrive at Trivandrum
On arrival meet assist at the Trivandrum International Airport and drive to Kovalam. Trivandrum is bounded by the wooded highlands of the Western Ghats in the east and northeast, and the Arabian Sea in the west. A long shoreline with secluded, internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches, hill stations and a rich cultural heritage are awaiting you here. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kovalam.

meditationDay 02 : Trivandrum Sightseeing Tour
Today morning after breakfast, you will enjoy the sightseeing of Trivandrum, visit Padmanabha Swami Temple, the only one in Kerala where foreign nationals are allowed near the Sanctum Sanctorum. Known for its mural paintings and stone carvings, the temple is a blend of Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. Visit Kuthiramalika, a palace of the erstwhile Composer King of Travancore, displays a rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional Travancore style of architecture with exquisite woodcarvings (closed on all Mondays). Visit the Napier Museum, houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings (closed on all Sundays & Wednesdays). Visit Shree Chitra Art Gallery, displays select paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlava & Nicholas Roerich, including some exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali (closed on all Mondays & Wednesdays). The evening is free to relax on the Beach. Overnight stay will be at the hotel Kovalam.

Day 03 : Kovalam - Alleppey (165 kms)
Today morning after breakfast, you will drive to Alleppey. On Arrival at Alleppey, embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or 'Kettuvalloms' are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it's the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals' travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight stay will be on board.

Day 04 : Alleppey - Kumarakom
Today morning after breakfast, disembark from house boat at Kumarakom and transfer to hotel. Kumarakom is also one of the enchanting backwater regions of Kerala. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons which form the famed backwaters offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax. Kumarakom, a bird sanctuary located on the banks of the backwaters and renowned for its varied avian population. Local varieties such as Waterfowls, Cuckoos and Owls, as well as the migratory Siberian Cranes can be viewed here. Day excursion to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kumarakom.

ayurveda tourDay 05 : Kumarakom - Kochi (75 kms)
Today morning after breakfast, you will drive to Kochi. Upon arrive at Kochi, check into the hotel. Kochi is the commercial capital of Kerala. A port town since early centuries, Kochi attracted traders and invaders from all over the world. Kochi offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. In the afternoon you will proceed for sightseeing tour of Kochi, visit the Hill Palace Museum, a fully-fledged archeological museum and Kerala's first ever Heritage Museum are the main attractions (closed on Mondays). Visit Chinese Fishing Nets, this unique style of huge cantilevered fishing nets were erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by traders from the Court of Kubla Khan, a Chinese King. Visit Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Church a Basilica in 1984. Visit the Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, this is the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth (closed on Saturdays & Jewish Holidays). The area around the Synagogue, called Jew Town, is the centre for Spice & Handicraft shops. Visit Mattanchery Palace (Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Regent of Kochi (closed on Fridays). In the evening you can enjoy the Kathakali, the famous dance drama of kerala. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kochi.

Day 06 : Kochi - Departure
Today morning breakfast, you will transfer to Koch International airport to board the flight to return back to the home or next destination with sweet memories of Kerala Tour.


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Delhi Office :
Netaji Subhash Palce
Ring Road New Delhi - 110034 (India)

Kerala Office :
Commercial Complex,
Kochi,
Kerala

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Tel : +91-954-042-4132
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