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Kerala beach and Kerala backwater Tour

Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destinations covered: Cochin - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Kerala Beach and Kerala Backwater Tour Overview

'Kerala Beach and Kerala Backwater Tour' is wonderful tour to enjoy the beach beauty and backwaters of Kerala. The tour also includes a night on the houseboat. The tour starts from Cochin and takes you to Kumarakom, Allepey and Kovalam. The tour offers enough time to enjoy the beach activities in Kovalam.
Kochi or Cochin is one of the most picturesque places in Kerala and it is termed as ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. It has grand seascape and all weather harbour. Chinese and Arab traders are believed to have been the first traders to this port. The Portuguese, Dutch and British were come later. Kochi was able to offer in abundance the best of spices to the world, a reputation that continues to this day. Sir Robert Bristow, an experienced harbor engineer was come to Kochi in 1920 and modernized the Kochi harbour.
Bolgatty Island: It is 2 Km from the High Court Junction via Goshree Bridge. Ferry services are available from the High Court Jetty. The Bolgatty Palace was built by an anonymous Dutch trader in 1744. It was the British Residency from 1909 to 1947.
Vypeen Island: It is an isolated island between the sea and tha backwaters, this was originally home to a small indigenous fishing community since 1341 until the advent of the Portuguese. It was previously only accessible by ferry, the Goshree bridge has made the picturesque island just a short drive from the city. Its attractions include the renowned Church of Our Lady of Good Hope, a lighthouse at Ochanthuruth & the Cherai Beach. Pallipuram fort was built by Portuguese in 1503. Ferries are available from Fort Kochi & Ernakulam.

Tour Highlights

Excursion in Kochi including Fort Cochin, Jewish Synagogue and Spice markets.

Ayurvedic Massage at the resort of Kumarakom.

Overnight in the backwater resort at Kumarakom.

Backwater cruise of Kerala villages.

Enjoy Kovalam Beach.

Itinerary Advised

Day 01: Cochin or Kochi
On arrival at the Cochin airport you will be met by the Indian Holiday Getway representative, who will escort and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel at Cochin. - Kerala Backwater Tour.
Day 02: Cochin
After breakfast proceed on a sightseeing tour with Indian Holiday Getway guide. You explore the fascinating Portuguese town, where you visit the Fort Cochin, Jewish Synagogue and Spice markets. Later, Indian Holiday Getway would organize a Kathakali Dance performance for you. Before the performance you will taken to the green room where you can see the dancers dressing up for the performance. The dressing up for the Kathakali is the most exciting and important part of the dance. You would see the dancers applying natural colors to their face, hands and feet. Indian Holiday Getway guide would brief you about the nitty-gritty of the traditional dance. Overnight in the hotel at Cochin.
Day 03: Cochin-Kumarakom
In the morning proceed to Kumarakom by road. Kumarakom is the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. Upon arrival check into the backwater resort, where you would spend the day at leisure. Indian Holiday Getway recommend an Ayurvedic Massage at the resort to relax and rejuvenate. Kerala Backwater Tour. In the evening visit the Bird Sanctuary. Overnight in the backwater resort at Kumarakom.
Day 04: Kumarakom
The day is free to relax at the backwater resort. You can do what you enjoy. Overnight in the backwater resort at Kumarakom.
Day 05: Kumarakom - Alleppey
After breakfast, board the houseboat to start the backwater cruise. A backwater cruise is a wonderful experience to absorb the beauty of Kerala villages. You pass through the breath taking greens and deep blues of Kerala's scenic landscape. A journey through the curves and bends is a lifetime experience. Overnight at Houseboat. Kerala Backwater Tour
Day 06: Alleppey- Kovalam
Upon arrival at Alleppey, transfer to Kovalam and check-into the beach resort. Relax on the beach. Overnight in the beach resort at Kovalam.
Day 07: Kovalam
Take a stroll on the beach, swim, surf or take a rejuvenating massage. The day is at leisure. Overnight in the beach resort at Kovalam. - Kerala Backwater Tour
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Day 08: In Kovalam
The day is at leisure. Simply lie on the beach or indulge in seafood. Overnight in the beach resort at Kovalam.
Day 09: Kovalam - Trivandrum
In the morning after breakfast Indian Holiday Getway representative would escort you to the Trivandrum airport to connect flight for your onward journey. Tour ends.

Package Inclusions

Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis in well categorized Hotels.

Welcome drink on arrival (non alcoholic).

All transfers by private commercial vehicles.

Airport / hotel transfers + city tour + Drives + Sightseeing as per the itinerary.

All currently applicable taxes.

Any other tax as and when levied by the Government shall be extra.

Package Exclusions

Any meals / enroute meals unless specified.

Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes etc, the tour price will be amended in accordance.

Entrance fees and guide charges, unless specified in the inclusions.

Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in the inclusions./p>

Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.

Supplements for Long weekends and festivals.

Peak Season Charges.

All Govt. Service Tax extra.

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