South India with Backwater
Duration 9 Night / 10 Days
Destinations Cochin – Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam
Day 01 Arrive Cochin
Upon arrival at Kochi International Airport, Taj india Expedition representative will greet and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : Cochin
After hearty breakfast at the hotel, proceed on full day sightseeing tour of Kochi (Cochin). The major attractions in this city include Cochin Harbor, Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi & Beach, Colonial Houses, St Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Hill Palace, Spice Market, etc. Enjoy Kathkali dance show in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 03 : Cochin – Periyar
After hearty breakfast at the hotel, drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary – a famous destination for wildlife viewing in Kerala. On arrival at Periyar, ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy sightseeing tour by boat cruise over Lake Periyar to view wildlife of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 04 : Periyar National Park
After breakfast at the hotel, go on jungle safari to explore wildlife attractions of Periyar National Park. The park is home to rich flora and fauna. It provides a right destination for adventure enthusiasts, families, fun seekers and nature lovers. The park is famous for having good population of Indian elephants. Other animals found in this park include Nilgiri Langoors, Nilgiri Tahrs, Bisons, Deers and Antelopes. The park is also home to about 100 species of butterfly and 240 species of birds. Later explore the natural beauty around Periyar by own. You may visit aromatic spice gardens and plantations. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 05 : Periyar – Kumarakom
After hearty breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a very popular destination for nature lovers. It is known for Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and serene & scenic backwaters. On arrival at Kumarakom, ITP representative will transfer you to the backwater resort. Enjoy the serene beauty of backwaters. Spend day at leisure enjoy extraordinary nature beauty and amazing serenity. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at the resort.
Day 06 : Kumarakom – Alleppey
Enjoy mouthwatering breakfast served at the resort. Explore morning beauty in surroundings. Board deluxe houseboat over serene & scenic backwaters of many canals and waterways up to Alleppey which is one of the most sought after backwater destinations of Kerala, South India. During your backwater cruise from Kumarakom toAlleppey you will have a wonderful opportunity to experience amazing serenity and extraordinary nature beauty. The backwater houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the village and rural life of Kerala. Morning drive a short distance before switching over to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey. The backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages and rural life. Dinner and overnight stay will be onboard the houseboat. Houseboat accommodation is an unforgettable experience.
Day 07 : Alleppey – Kovalam
Enjoy healthy breakfast at houseboat. Disembark houseboat at Alleppey. Board your transport for interesting drive to Kovalam, an internationally famous beach town in Kerala. Kovalam is one of the finest beach resorts in the world. On arrival at Kovalam, ITP representative will transfer you to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08 : Kovalam
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel. Relax at beach. Enjoy sandy beach and explore its beauty. Enjoy water funs and beach activities. Try some mouthwatering seafood. Indulge in ayurvedic body massage therapy. Relax and relax. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 09 : Kovalam
Have full day at leisure so that you can relax and enjoy beauty of sandy beaches of Kovalam. Breakfast, dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 10 : Kovalam – Trivandrum Airport
In time, Taj india Expedition Representative will transfer you to Trivandrum Airport where you will board flight for your home/onward destination with the sweet memories of backwater tours in South India