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Kerala Backwaters - 6 Days

The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India. The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both man made and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range. The backwaters have a unique ecosystem: freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea. A barrage has been built near Thanneermukkom, so salt water from the sea is prevented from entering the deep inside, keeping the fresh water intact. Such fresh water is extensively used for irrigation purposes.

Day 1
HOMETOWN-COCHIN-MUNNAR

Arrive in Cochin Airport/Railway station. Proceed to Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty, marvelous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. Check-in to the hotel. After lunch, proceed for sightseeing. Tea Museum, Blossom, Tea plantations, etc. Evening free for shopping. Dinner and overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 2
MUNNAR

After breakfast, start for full day sightseeing tour of Munnar. Visit Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Lake and Dam, Echo Point, etc. Dinner and overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 3
MUNNAR-THEKKADY

After breakfast, check out from hotel and depart Thekkady by road. En route visit the panoramic Western Ghat hills covered with spice plantations and an occasional view of waterfalls and streams. Check-in to the hotel. After lunch, proceed for Boating, Plantation visit, Elephant Safari (optional), etc. Overnight stay at Thekkady.

Day 4
THEKKADY-ALLEPPEY

This day you are heading for a thrilling experience of houseboat in Alleppey backwaters. Reach Alleppey by 12 noon and check-in to your houseboat. The cruise starts for you as you check-in. The most scenic beauty of the backwaters and the houseboat you are traveling will make your heart succumbed to the nature. All your foods will be served in the boat. Enjoy the cruise, see the village life around and watch the backwaters joining the sea. Don’t forget to see the paddy fields below the MSL, probably you won’t get to see it anywhere else. Dinner and overnight stay at Alleppey.

Day 5
ALLEPPEY-COCHIN

After breakfast, check out from house boat and proceed to Cochin. Check-in to the hotel, freshen up, move for local sightseeing. A few popular attractions of Cochin are the Santa Cruz Basilica, The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry and St.Francis' Church, Jewish Synagogue, Marine Drive, etc. Dinner and overnight stay at Cochin.

Day 6
COCHIN-HOMETOWN

After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Free time for shopping till departure. Tour concludes.

INCLUSION

  • Up to 3-star hotel stay.
  • A comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a hassle-free journey.Indigo Manza or similar.
  • Dry snacks hamper will be provided.
  • All Major Meals (Breakfast, Dinner)
  • All sightseeing fees.

EXCLUSION

  • Airfare and Railfare.
  • Personal expenses which are not mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Any other meal than those mentioned above.
  • Any up gradation in airline class or hotel room category.
  • Any extra cost incurred by any individual due to illness, accident, hospitalization or personal emergency.
Price From INR₹22,000 INR₹18,000/person
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Total18,000 INR