Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destination Covered : Cochin - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam
Jammed among the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Kerala is one of India’s most wonderful States which has been a popular place for travellers from all around the world for almost 600 years; it's rivers that make up the area’s backwaters like Kumarakom, Alleppey and the beaches of Kovalam are the unique attractions or been known to captivate, mesmerize and fascinate. So go and explore the Finest of South India Houseboat Tour Package through travelogy india and make blissful memories or pleasurable holiday.
Welcome to Gateway to Kerala or the second most important city nestled on the Indian West Coast surrounded by the Western Ghats in the east and the Arabian Sea in the west “Kochi” has innumerable interesting attractions from cultural richness to lofty greenery to alluring beaches to shopping. So undeniably you start your first day of tour by simply reclining in the ease of the lavish hotel/resort room or enchant your day with the shopping at Jew Town area, Broadway or MG Road where shops remain open from 9 am till 10 pm, here you will get branded or good quality individual designer clothes, spices, outstanding handicraft items and other local items. Overnight stay will be at hotel/resort in Kochi.
Cool and replenish the second day brings a refreshing Kochi city tour or a lot of beautiful attractions includes Mattancherry, Dutch Palace, Hill Palace, Jewish Synagogue, primeval St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing Nets and beaches. In the evening you can enjoy the seafood in restaurants nearby beaches or you can bind up your inescapable experience with an enthralling performance of Kathakali, one of the ancient dance forms of Kerala. Relinquish off at the hotel/resort in Kochi.
Third day morning get you the most exhilarating, spellbinding paradise nestled in the hills and on the Western bank of Vembanad Lake, extent over 900 sq. km “Kumarakom” which is surrounded by the thin coconut palms, never ending paddy fields, rambling lagoons and backwaters, mangroves nesting birds of a hundred varieties can no doubt peacefully calm and rejuvenate your mind with revived inspiration for your work and life. On arrival check in at the backwater resort, rest a while then later visit the scenic beauty of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Kumarakom Beach where you can join yoga and meditation or an ayurvedic massage treatment. Overnight stay will be at resort in Kumarakom.
Fourth day of your tour brings you into the heart of earth through the median of backwater of Kerala, sailing through the backwaters, which is a chain of 44 rivers that sewer into the Arabian Sea, lakes and canals is a spellbinding experience. No doubt a drive on the houseboat is a unique way to scrutinize the alluring charm of Kerala, “Backwaters” which can’t be discovered anywhere else in the world. On arrival check into a usual or traditional houseboat of Kerala Style which has contemporary ease, where you can find the non-city environment at your own measure. Dinner and overnight stay will be at houseboat.
Fifth day morning sail through the backwaters to Alleppey, a city of enormous natural charm with its wide chain of flowing rivers, lagoons and fresh water lakes, intertwine rivers, scenic canals, backwaters and white sand beaches, a wonderful place to recline and enjoy the sea and sun. Alleppeyis one of the cities in Asia where farming is done below sea level.On arrival at Alleppy Check-in to the houseboat, freshen up and recline and after lunch get ready for a sail through the backwaters and see the charm of Paddy fields of Kuttanad noted as the “Rice Bowl' of Kerala and also delve into the Vembanad Lake, a beautiful picnic spot and Alappuzha beach. Dinner and overnight stay will be at houseboat in the midst of the water, regionally called “Kettuvallam”.
After breakfast check out from the houseboat and drive to your beach side hotel/ resort at Kovalam noted as the “Paradise of the South” or “The international beach destination of Kerala” with trivial water perfect for swimming and other water sports activities. Reach and check-in into the hotel/resort and after lunch get ready to enjoy on theKovalam beaches and its various activities like water diving, parasailing, wind surfing, bonfire and many more or you can also purchase a number of items like handicrafts, rose wood and teak wood statues and spices from a number of shopping shacks lined along the beach. Overnight stay will be at hotel/resort in Kovalam.
Finest of Kerala Zest Package will offer you one more day for stretch out or lie down on the beautiful beaches of Kovalam or optional you can opt for a half day city tour of Trivandrum where you will spectator with the spellbinding architectural beauty and charm of the most adored temples of Kerala named: Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Devi Temple, and Pazhavangadi Ganpati Temple. Later, by night come back to your resort/hotel in Kovalam with pristine religious memories.
On last day say good bye to this serene beach place as your tour comes to an end and get ready to transfer to Kochi Airport or Ernakulum Railway Station for your onward journey back to home with eternal memories of a wonderful Kerala holiday that you will never forget.