Summary of

Backwaters & Beaches of Kerala

Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Major Attractions: Houseboat tour, Sandy Beaches, Palm-fringed backwater

Destination Covered: Kochi (Cochin), Alleppey, Houseboat, Varkala beach

Tour Summary

Prepare yourself for a fascinating journey of sandy beaches and picturesque backwaters that will leave a lasting impression on you. The beautiful scenery of Kerala's beaches and backwaters can provide you with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The state is a picture-perfect mix of beautiful nature and captivating attractions, where you can take a houseboat trip through Alleppey's tranquil backwaters, relax at Kumarakom's waterfront with the cool breeze kissing your cheeks, and try your hand at fishing at Varkala Beach. Kerala backwater package has been planned so that you can relax while exploring Kerala's charming beach and backwater regions, and return with fun memories.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Kochi: Welcome to God’s own Country!

You will be received at Kochi airport, assisted and transferred straight to your hotel. After brief leisure, you may visit the colourful old spice market and markets on M.G. Road. Evening you may enjoy Sunset cruise followed by a traditional Kathakali dance performance. 

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DAY 2

Kochi - Alleppey (88 kms – 1 ½ hrs drive)

Morning you will be transferred to Alleppey. Alleppey, rightly stakes claim to its nickname 'Venice of the East', with its meandering lagoons, coconut trees, endless rows of paddy fields. On arrival, you will be transferred straightway to your backwaters resort. Alleppey is an ideal base to experience the beaches and backwaters. During the day you have an option to enjoy different water sports and Ayurvedic massages at your resort.

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DAY 3

Houseboat

At appropriate time houseboat will report at your resort. Later check in at your beautifully decorated houseboat (Kettuvallam) to begin your journey through enchanting backwaters. The houseboat cruise in backwaters is among the most exciting tourism products of Kerala. Since Kerala has large stretches of backwaters with plenty of natural sceneries (but only few interesting monuments for sightseeing), sailing through the houseboat makes it a wonderful experience. Enjoy the day sailing through the narrow emerald backwater canals of Kumarakom/Alleppey. Stay overnight in your luxury houseboat.

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DAY 4

Varkala (120 kms. – 2 ½ hrs)

): Morning after breakfast, disembark from your houseboat and you will be transferred to Varkala beach. On arrival, check in at your beach resort. Evening you may take a walking tour on the white sand beaches of Varkala.

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DAY 5

Varkala

Morning after breakfast visit the famous 2000 years old Janardhana Swami Temple. Later you have the option to enjoy boating at Kappl. Stay overnight in your beach resort.

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DAY 6

Departure to Trivandrum (58 kms. – 1 ½ hrs. drive)

Morning after breakfast at appropriate time checkout from your resort and you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for your onward journey back to your home destination. The tour ends.

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