Backwaters & Fishing - 7 Days
An explosion of colours, from the deep green of the coconut fronds to the lighter shades of the rice shoots. Experience Kerala's seasonal rivers, which originate in the Western Ghats relatively close to the sea. Backwaters are intertwined freshwater rivers and canals that flow towards the sea, through a couple of larger lakes that savour the saline taste at times when the sea backs up. Enjoy Kerala backwater holidays in India and get a different experience.
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• Explore life and culture at the backwaters while relaxing on the houseboat.
Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
|Trip Length:||7 Day(s) 6 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:||Every day|
Throughout the year - Kerala experiences pleasant weather throughout the year.
|Type of Transportation:||AC car for the transfers and Houseboat|
|Type of Accommodation:||Budget: Guest House/ Budget class hotel in standard room with private bathroom and camping in tents.Comfort: Three star hotels in Deluxe/Standard room with private bathroom and camping in tents.|
1 child up to 5 years of age is free of charge if sharing bed with parents. Children aged 6 years or above will be treated as adult.
|Included in Price:||
Accommodation: In hotel of your choice of “Budget” or “Comfort” (see “Rates” and “Type of Accommodation”)
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• Meals other than the one mentioned in “Included in the price”.
- Locations Visited:
- Cochin, Fort Cochin, Dutch Palace, Periyar, Alleppey, Kondai, Kerala Backwaters
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- End City:
Day 1: Cochin
Arrive in Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be meet and transferred to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Cochin - Periyar
Today after breakfast proceeds for the city tour, visit Jewish synagogue, St. Francis church the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed and were send to Lisbon. Dutch palace built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537-65), Raja of Kochi, in 1555 AD. The Dutch carried out some extensions and renovations in the palace in 1663, and thereafter it was popularly called Dutch Palace. Later visit Chinese fishing nets and by noon board a boat for a small backwater cruise. Late afternoon drive to Periyar (5 hours).
Overnight in Periyar.
Day 3: Periyar
Today after breakfast either visit elephant training camp and spice plantation visit or bamboo rafting (8am to 5pm entry to pay) through the jungles of periyar (a truly thrilling experience) or jeep safari into the Gavi forest (full day programme - entry to pay).
Overnight in hotel/Camp.
Day 4: Periyar - Alleppey
Today after an early breakfast check out and drive to Alleppey (4 hours) to board the Houseboat.
Cruise through the mot enchanting backwaters in Asia and indullge in fishing.
Overnight in Houseboat.
Day 5: Alleppey
After breakfast cruise through the backwaters in a different direction and to see the village and country lifestyle of the people and also indulge in fishing and enjoy a ride in canoe.
Overnight in Houseboat.
Day 6: Alleppey - Kondai
After breakfast check out from Houseboat and proceed to Kondai village (1hour). Here one can experience a full body Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Massage and later use a bicycle through the village side and visit coir mat making unit.
Overnight in resort.
Day 7: Kondai - Cochin Airport
After breakfast, Check out from hotel and drive to Cochin or proceed for your next destination.
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