Duration : 09 Nights/ 10 DaysRelaxing yet presenting an enjoyable adventure, the houseboats of Kerala are perfectly tuned to provide one of the greatest holiday experiences to the tourist in Kerala. Traditionally used to move goods through the backwater canals and rivers across the towns, these 80-ft long Kettuvallams or houseboats as they are called today are comfortably furnished with an open lounge, one or two bath attached bedrooms and a kitchenette. Added with a staff, who ensure the comforts of the guests of the houseboats, these cruises are also inclusive of meals that showcase some of the delicious specialties of Kerala.
This Tour Itinerary can be customized according to your travel needs & requirement.
On the first day of your tour itinerary you arrive at the Mumbai International airport where the tour guide meets you and assists you to check into a hotel of your choice.
You stay overnight at the hotel in Mumbai in Maharashtra, India.
On the 2nd day of your Kerala Backwaters tour itinerary the travel guide arranges for an hour-long boat ride for you across the Mumbai Harbor. You go on tours to the Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India, Mani Bhawan, Kamla Nehru Park, Kamla Nehru Park and Crawford Market.
After an entire days tour to the places of tourist interest in Mumbai in Maharashtra, India you come back to the hotel and stay there overnight.
On the 3rd day of your Kerala tour itinerary you get into a flight for Cochin in Kerala, South India. On your arrival the tour guide meets you and assists you to check into a hotel where you have a scrumptious lunch and then are driven to Periyar in Kerala, South India that is located at a distance of approximately 190 kilometers from Cochin. On your arrival at Periyar in Kerala, South India the tour itinerary includes tours to the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary and the Spice Village Resort.
You stay overnight at the hotel located in Periyar in Kerala, South India.
On the 4th day of your Kerala tours the tour itinerary includes an early morning Houseboat cruise on the Periyar Lake located inside the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. You get an opportunity to watch wild animals such as elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers. The tour itinerary includes a trip back to the hotel for breakfast after which the tour guide arranges for a guided walk to the Spice Village Resort so that you can enjoy and appreciate the lovely spice plantations in the resort garden.
Later you drive past the winding Ghats bordered with tea plantations till you reach the Kerala countryside full of paddy fields and coconut palms.
The tour itinerary then includes a drive to Kumarakom in Kerala, South India that is a tiny village located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in Kerala, South India.
You check into the hotel on your arrival and stay overnight at the hotel in Kumarakom in Kerala, South India.
On the 5th day of the Kerala tours itinerary you can go on a vanji Houseboat cruise on the Kerala backwaters. Vanji’s are traditional country canoes that take you past Kerala villages where you can watch villagers engaged in their everyday agricultural activities.
The tour itinerary also includes a tour to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary.
You go back to the hotel for lunch and then you board a rice barge or a kettuvallom or a traditional Kerala houseboat and begin your houseboat tours past the picturesque Kumarakom backwaters in Kerala, South India. Experience the Keralan way of life and enjoy the delicious meals served to you on board. These meals are cooked with freshly bought produce from floating local markets and prepared on board.
You stay overnight on board the houseboat.
On the 6th day of your Kerala tours the tour itinerary includes breakfast on board and then the houseboat sails to the Puthenagady Jetty located in Alleppey where you disembark. The tour itinerary then includes a drive to Mararikulam that is located at a distance of 30 kilometers from Alleppey in Kerala, South India. On your arrival your tour guide helps you check in at the hotel after which you are free to spend the entire day, as you like.
On the 7th day of your Kerala tours you are free to spend to spend the entire day at leisure and stay overnight at the hotel in Marari in Kerala, South India.
On the 8th day of your Kerala tours the tour itinerary includes a drive to Cochin in Kerala, South India. On your arrival at Cochin in Kerala, South India the tour guide assists you to check into a hotel. You go on tours to the important places of tourist attraction located in Cochin in Kerala, South India.
On the 9th day of your Kerala tours the tour itinerary includes a drive to the airport so that you can board a flight to Mumbai in Maharashtra, India. On your arrival in Mumbai in Maharashtra, India you are met by the tour guide who arranges for you to check into a hotel. You are free to spend the rest of the day, as you like.
On the 10th day of your Kerala tours the tour itinerary includes a drive back to the Mumbai International airport so that you may board you international flight home.
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