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Kerala Backwater Tours


Backwaters of Kerala are the most preferred destination by the tourists coming from all over the world for tours and travels in the state. Its beauty and serenity have gained world wide fame making Kerala the most beautiful state in the country. Backwaters are the chain of brackish lagoons and inlets of water bodies which spreads over and area of 900 km. These backwaters destinations are used over the centuries by the local people for the transportation purpose.

The famed backwater destinations in Kerala first include the quaint Kumarakom backwaters; a cluster of small islands, Kumarakom is embellished with azure waters of Lake Vembanad. Gliding on the shimmering waters of Kumarakom one also gets to pass through a bird sanctuary. Alleppey or Alappuzha is another 'not to be missed' destination while on a Kerala tour. The abundance of water in the region helps the crops of rice flourish immensely making Kuttand in Alappuzha the famed 'Rice Bowl'. People visit this part of Kerala to witness an annual Snake Boat Race which is one of the most exciting and beautiful sights of Kerala tour.

Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destinations : Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin

Day 1 Cochin
Welcome to Cochin.
Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 Cochin
Morning sightseeing tour of Cochin including St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets and Jewish Synagogue.

Cochin - The port city of Cochin is also known as 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'. There is Dutch Palace at Mattancherry and the very famous Fort Cochin, which is renowned for its Portuguese heritage and has early 16th century St. Francis' Church. Spice is at its best in area surrounding Jewish Synagogue while there are carved wooden panels and pulpit at Santa Cruz Basilica. Chinese fishing nets are popular among the tourists as a rare old-world trade form while Parishath Thampuram Museum houses 19th-century paintings, old coins, sculptures and temple models.Cruise at sunset.
Overnight stay at Cochin.

Day 3 Periyar
After breakfast drive to Periyar.
Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Periyar to explore wildlife sanctuary featuring Indian elephants, Barking Deers, Indian Wild Dogs, Pythons and King Cobras.

Periyar - Moist deciduous fauna, flat and hilly terrain, a delightful lake and rich wildlife makes Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary a hot favorite amongst the nature livers. A protected tiger reserve and a national park, Periyar is basically an elephant's paradise. Leopards, Wild Dogs, Barking Deers, Nilgiri Langurs (a primate), Bonnet Macaquea, Tigers, Nilgiri Tahrs and Flying Lizard and Flying Snake steal the limelight.

Day 4 Kumarakom
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom.
Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5 Kumarakom
Day free to relax and explore the city.
Overnight stay at Kumarakom.

Day 6 Alleppey
Cruise in Kettuvallams or old rice-barges through Azhikkal Canal passing through Kuppapuram, Pallathuruthy, Swamy Canal, Meenappally Kayal, Muttael Canal, Kainakary Church Canal, Vatta Kayal, Venattukadu Canal, Aakkathara Canal and paddy fields.Overnight stay at Chithira Kayal.

Day 7 Cochin
After breakfast, disembark houseboat around 1000 hrs at Alleppey.
Transfer to Cochin airport for flight to onward destination.

. Tour End here with alots of Sweet memories.



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