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Backwaters in Kerala ( 14 nights / 15 days )
 

A journey through the picturesque backwaters in Kerala taking in the sights & sounds at a relaxed and leisurely pace staying at idyllic backwater and riverside resorts & homes coupled with a memorable travel in the houseboats in kerala  ( Kettuvallams ) and time to chill out at a beach resort of your choice with sun, sea, sand, Ayurveda / Yoga.  Just the trip to recharge your batteries !

 

Day 00: INTL FLIGHT

Intl Flight UK / Europe to Kochi ( Cochin) Several airlines fly this route;

Emirates, BA, Air India, Qatar Airways, Sri Lankan , Jet Airways & Gulf Air.

o/n on flight

 

Day 01:ARRIVE KOCHI (Cochin),

Arrive at Kochi by Intl Flight. Meet, assistance & transfer by car to heritage hotel. Day at leisure to relax. Evening,`Sunset cruise` around the harbour.

o/n at Heritage Hotel

 

Day 02: COCHIN

Morning proceed to the heritage area of Cochin for sightseeing.

Evening take in a Kathakali dance performance.

o/n at Heritage Hotel

 

Day 03: COCHIN

At Cochin to further explore the town and surroundings.

Museums, Art galleries and other sights of interest .

o/n at Heritage Hotel

 

Day 04: COCHIN - KUMARAKOM

Depart for backwater resort on the banks of the Vembanad Lake,

Serene & picturesque, country boat rides, explore bird sanctuary close by

o/n at backwater resort

 

Day 05: KUMARAKOM

At backwater resort, try Ayurveda rejuvenation or yoga

o/n at backwater resort

 

Day 06: KUMARAKOM

At backwater resort to chill out on your hammock and relax

o/n at Backwater resort

 

Day 07: HOUSEBOAT

Board your own Houseboat by noon for a memorable cruise through the backwaters in kerala 

with crew and facilities, safe moorings by sunset. o/n on houseboats in kerala

 

DAY 08 : HOUSEBOAT

Continue cruise through the myriad of canals and lakes that comprise the Keralan backwaters. Stop off at riverside villages and markets. Safe moorings by sunset. o/n on houseboat

 

Day 09 : RIVERSIDE HOME / RESORT

Continue Houseboat cruise after breakfast and get to your riverside home / resort for disembarkation or transfer by car. Time at leisure to connect with your hosts & take in the ambience of backwater villages & life by country boat, foot or cycle.

o/n at Riverside Homestay / Resort

 

Day 10 : RIVERSIDE HOME / RESORT

Day at leisure.  Explore the farm and glean more about the cash crops, vegetables and tropical fruits & feast on the traditional home cooked food.

o/n at Riverside Home / Resort  

 

DAY 11 : RIVERSIDE HOME - BEACH RESORT

After a leisurely morning depart by car to your Beach Resort located near Kovalam (several options) or near Alleppy for few days of sun, sea and sand.

o/n at Beach Resort

 

DAYS 12, 13 & 14 : BEACH RESORT

At Beach Resort. Try a dug out ride into the ocean with the local fisherman or visit the famous & bustling Lighthouse Beach ( Kovalam )with its wide array of bars / shacks and shops. You could even venture out to Trivandrum ( capital of Kerala ) for a short visit (Art Galleries, Museum & Zoo) if at a Kovalam resort o/n`s at Beach Resort

 

Day 15: INTL FLIGHT

Day at leisure before transfer to TRIVANDRUM / COCHIN airport to connect International flight back to UK / Europe.

 

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