Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered : Trivandrum - Varkala - Kumarakom - Cochin - Thekkady - Trivandrum
Slow down your sub continental stride and turn it into a blessed out amble as you embark your 8 days journey to explore Kerala and its glistening backwaters. Explore the beautiful soul refreshing ambience of Kerala and the picturesque Arabian Sea beaches of the State aptly called as “God’s Own Country”.
As you arrive to the Trivandrum Airport, our representative would take you to Varkala one of the lesser explored regions of Kerala, by road. Check into the hotel as you reach Varkala and then the rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy the scenic beauty. Stay at the hotel for the night.
This day you'll embark on a full day trip to Varkala and visit the beautiful beaches of the place like Papanasam beach (also called Varkala Beach). Visit the Janardhan Swamy Temple and the Ashram of Sivagiri. Stay at the hotel for the night.
On this day after the breakfast, we’ll go for the glistening backwaters of the Kerala situated in Kumarakom. As you reach Kumarakom from Varkala by road, check in to the hotel and relax. Enjoy the quaint sight of the Kumarakom beach and enthrall your senses. Visit the Vembanad Lake with Kettuvalam (rice barge) houseboats, rafts and canoes. Not forgetting to mention, visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and witness the beautiful and exotic species of birds indigenous to Kerala. Stay at the hotel for the night.
In the morning after breakfast move towards Cochin by road and as you reach the destination check in to the hotel and relax. Rest of the Day is at leisure. You can enjoy the cultural Kathakali dance in the evening.
Experience the mesmerizing treats that Cochin Offers its travelers and watch the scenic backwaters of the place. Apart from these visual treats Cochin is rich in historical heritage also. Visit places like the Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi, the Mattancherry Palace, the Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and the grand St. Francis Church. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and drive towards Thekkady the beautiful unexplored town of Kerala. As you reach Thekkady, check into the hotel and relax for a while. After having lunch have a enthralling boat ride in Periyar Lake. Visit the emerald green swaths of land by visiting various plantations of Cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee and tea estates of the region.
Visit the Periyar wildlife sanctuary and witness the various wildlife species of boar, deer, elephants and the majestic Great Indian Tiger and go for a short visit to Trivandrum. Also visit the Padmanabha Swami Temple, zoological museum the Napier museum and the famous Art Gallery of Shri Chitra.
Catch a flight from Trivandrum Airport and move to your home country. Your 8 Days Kerala Backwaters Tour ends here.
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