OVERVIEW- The scenic backwaters of Kerala comprise serene stretches of lakes, canals and lagoons located parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. The backwater regions of Kerala are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The tranquil backwater cruises are a once in a lifetime experience. Alappuzha, known as the 'Venice of the East', is especially popular for its houseboat cruises where you can soak in nature at its finest form. Alleppey, Kumarakom and Kollam take you on a tour of the blessed backwaters. Sail through the scenic backwaters of Kerala, relax on the beach, and witness the natural treasures spending time together.
KOCHI (COCHIN) - Kochi is the commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi along with its mainland part, Ernakulum is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. With one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Kochi is the most modern city of Kerala where the best shopping markets are located.
KUMARAKOM- Kumarakom is a cluster of islands on the Vemband Lake. Apart from this Kumarakom is also of interests to the ornithologists for the backwater section boasts of a bird sanctuary and exhibits a rich flora and fauna and is marked as one of the important Aqua Tourism destination. The major attraction of Kumarakom is the local houseboats known as Kettuvalloms. Most of these Ayurvedic centers are attached to the resorts in a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere which contributes for rejuvenation and healing.
ALLEPPEY- Alappuzha Beach (Alleppey) also famous as 'The Venice of the East', is blessed with the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea. This beach is the best backwater destinations in Kerala. Alappuzha is one of the most romantic and beautiful place with land between the sea and network of rivers falling into it into it. The Palm fringed canals, shores bustling with glimpses, the mirror still lagoons, picture book lakesides and its long sandy beach has blessed Alappuzha. The other God gift to Alappuzha is the dense palm groves which lines the shore.
KOLLAM- One of the premier trade capitals of the Old World, Kollam is the centre of the country cashew trading and processing industry. Extolled by Marco Polo and Ibn Batuta in glowing terms, this was once a famous port of international spice trade. This historic town is home to the celebrated Ashtamudi Lake, making it a gateway to the breath-taking backwaters of Kerala.
Tour Destination: Kochi - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kollam - Trivandrum
Travel Duration: 04 Nights/ 05 Days
DAY 1: KOCHI- Arrival at Kochi Airport and transfer to hotel. In the evening visit
MARINE DRIVE- A stroll along the long tree-lined coastal pathway that lines the backwater is well worth the time spent, especially late afternoon or dusk. The bustling backwaters, dotted with fishing boats, speedboats, ships, tankers and passenger boats, can be observed from this walkway that lines the coast.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2: KOCHI - KUMARAKOM-Â In the morning after breakfast, start driving towards beautiful backwater village- Kumarakom.
VEMBANAD LAKE- The Lake emits the hues of sapphire and emerald. The sight of emerald green coconut fringes flanked by the sapphire led backwaters is a treat for eyes. With 96 km length and 14 km width, Vembanad Lake is recognized as the longest lake in India and largest water reservoir in Kerala.
KUMARAKOM BIRD SANCTUARY- Unique and diverse typography of Kumarakom is home to some of the peculiar variances of birds. This 14-acre bird sanctuary is sprawling on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake. As per the fact, the bird sanctuary was earlier a tree plantation. A vast variety of birds including endangered species like waterfowl, egret, heron, cormorant and Brahminy kite can be spotted here. A leisure walk through the lush green forest will show tourists the best of Kumarakom. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.
In the evening you can sit back and relax.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3: KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPEY- In the houseboat drive to the one of the most popular backwater destinations of Kerala- Alleppey. On arrival, check in a traditional House Boat of Kerala, 24 hours cruise through the backwaters, fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.
ALLEPPEY BEACH- The Alleppey beach is one of the cleanest and well maintained beaches in Kerala. It's very spacious, airy with good sceneries. It's a very quiet beach where you can have the best picnic spot with the sun setting. It will be an exhilarating experience.
Overnight in Houseboat
DAY 4: ALLEPPEY - KOLLAM- Today, embark on a houseboat to travel to Quilon, also called Kollam. he eight-hour boat trip between Kollam and Alappuzha is the longest and most enchanting experience on the backwaters of Kerala. Visit the Ashtamudi Backwaters along with the Thenmala Ecotourism Centre, Palaruvi Waterfalls, Jatayupara and Alumkadavu. The area is home to some of the most ornate temples built in traditional Kerala style.
Overnight at Houseboat.
DAY 5: KOLLAM - TRIVANDRUM- Day free for leisure, later drive back to Trivandrum to catch flight/train towards onward destination.
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Kochi at a Glance
Kumarakom at a Glance
Alleppey at a Glance
Thiruvananthapuram at a Glance
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