Backwaters and Beaches
DAY 01 - Arrive Cochin
After your arrival to the dream destination, Cochin you will check in to the favourite chosen hotel for a 2 night stay.
DAY 2 - In Cochin
Half day sight-seeing at Cochin comprise of Cochin Harbour terminus famous for Chinese fishing nets presentation; Mattancherry Dutch Palace; The Jewish Synagogue and St. Francis Church (built in 1510 Vasco Da Gama was originally buried here). Visit to the Hill Palace later, which was built in the 19th century by the Raja of Kochi who ruled the Kochi province from here. The world famous Kathakali Dance Show will be the final hangout for the day.
DAY 03 - Drive Cochin to Kumarakom (85 kms/02 hrs)
Unfold the God’s own created natural beauty with a drive to Kumarakom where the day passes in seconds exploring the majestic beauty with calmness of mind and heart.
DAY 04 - In Kumarakom
Wondrous day at Kumarakom - an enchanting beauty, magnificent peninsula extends to Lake Vembanad whose blue waters run into the mainland making a labyrinth of lagoons, brooks, canals and waterways. Measure the depth and enjoy the spectacular flora and fauna and make yourself comfortable in the hotel and treat yourself with the delicacies of amazing cuisine and world class treatments of Kerala.
DAY 05 - Kumarakom to your Houseboat
An exclusive overnight stay in your private house boat. This cruise is the main attraction taking you along the beautiful backwater canals of Kerala. The converted rice barges or "Kettuvallams" sail along shallow, palm-fringed lakes and narrow canals where coconut and cashew are loaded onto dugouts. You travel along the villages built on narrow spits of land, stopping to visit local markets by bullock-cart, or to marvel at craftsmen engaged in centuries-old boat-making traditions.
The house boat includes one or two cabins with a small sitting room and a crew of 2 staff and a chef. Enjoy the authentic Kerala cuisine, purchased fresh along the way. For most of the journey, the boat is poled, sailing only between dawn and dusk. The basic accommodation is a beautiful experience and become a golden memory.
DAY 06 - Alleppey to Kovalam (150 kms/03 hrs)
After the wonderful experience with the house boat till Alleppey and now enjoy drive to Kovalam, one of India's internationally renowned beaches - with its sheltered natural bay, azure blue waters and a spread of green palm groves. It is a tropical paradise with lot of peace where one can hear the heartbeat along with the rustling of the palm leaves and babbling of waves. On arrival, you will be dropped to your Kovalam hotel for a 3 night stay. The remainder of the day is free so that you can relax and enjoy the sandy Kovalam beach.
DAY 07 - In Kovalam
A full day in Kovalam to be relaxed (in the water sports department) the way you like, do not miss the chance to taste the local seafood delights and avail the special aryurvedic treatments. Overnight at Kovalam.
DAY 08 - In Kovalam
A last night in paradise, be at ease before the long journey home and the return to hussle-bussle busy life. Overnight at Kovalam.
DAY 09 - Kovalam to Trivandrum airport (20 kms/½ hrs) and depart Trivandrum
You will be driving towards the Trivandrum Airport for your departure flight.