Kerala Backwaters Tour
Destinations Covered: Thiruvananthapuram - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Periyar - Madurai - Thanjavur - Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai.
Tour Package Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
Day 01 - Thiruvananthapuram/ Trivandrum Tour
On arrival at the Thiruvananthapuram airport you will be shifted to the beach resort of Somatheeram. Have lunch and relax, remaining day is at your leisure. Set out for a walk in the vicinity or just stay in the room of the resort. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at the resort.
Day 02 - Somatheeram Tour of Kerala
Wake up at this lovely beach resort, have lunch and set out for the
sightseeing tour of the Trivandrum city. Once you are through with the
sightseeing of Thiruvananthapuram/ Trivandrum, return to the resort for dinner
Day 03 - Somatheeram Tour
Again complete day is at your leisure so you can indulge in the various beach
activities at this amazing beach. If you like, you can have a hands on
experience in fishing, as there are hordes of fisherman to give you company.
Return to the resort to get rejuvenating and revitalizing Ayurveda treatment at
this renowned beach resort.
Day 04 - Somatheeram to Alleppey; Famous Backwater Destination
In the morning leave this Ayurvedic resort and make a drive through the lush
green coastal area to arrive at another amazing backwaters destination called
Alleppey. This destination is considered the focal point of backwater tourism in
Kerala. On arrival at Alappuzha you will be transferred to a conventional Kerala
houseboat anchored on the Vembanad Lake. Rest of the day is at your disposal. If
you desire, you can opt for herbal oil massage, which is one of the salient
feature of Alleppey. For dinner, you will be served traditional Kerala cuisine
so that you can have experience of the life and times of Kerala. Dinner and
overnight at the houseboat in Alappuzha.
Day 05 - Alleppey Backwater Tourism Kerala
Today you will get to know the backwaters tour of Kerala from close quarters. To give you a slice of backwater tourism package Kerala you will be taken to the coir-making factory, venerated temples and places of worship. You can also spots the wild elephants that roaming in the vicinity.
Day 06 - Kumarakom Backwater Tours
On the sixth day of Kerala backwater tours you will reach Kumarakom one of
the highly admired backwater destinations in India. Bestowed with an enchanting
bird-sanctuary, this place is known for its extremely tranquil ambiance and
hence a tourists' favorite. In the evening, set out for a trip to the Kumarakom
bird sanctuary, which is a bird watchers delight. Return to the hotel for dinner
Day 07- Kumarakom Backwater Holiday Tour
Kumarakom is highly admired in the world as an elegant holiday resort and
tourist and vacationers from all over the world come to this place to make most
of their time in this holiday resort. So, just enjoy the every moment of your
stay at this one of the most admired places for vacations in India. Return to
the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 08 - Periyar Tour
In the morning leave Kumarakom for another enchanting destination called Periyar. Your ride to this one of the exhilarating places offers you an opportunity to traverse through the rubber plantations and lush green landscapes. On arrival check in at hotel. Take lunch and relax for sometime. Periyar National Park is considered to be one of the most ideal places to see wild elephants in their natural habitat. Remaining day is free at your disposal. In the evenings you can step out for a stroll in the locality. Return to the hotel for dinner and Overnight.
Day 09 - Periyar Tour
On the ninth day of Kerala Backwater tours take your breakfast in the morning and set out to explore the Periyar Wildlife National Park in a rather innovative way riding a boat on the Periyar Lake. This boat ride offers you a rare sight of the animals coming to lake for their water related needs. After exploring the wildlife national park at Periyar kerala for the day return to the hotel for dinner and Overnight.
Day 10- Periyar- Madurai Tour
As you have covered most of the backwater destination in Kerala it is time to
set out of Kerala and head for Tamil Nadu plains which has various jewels in its
crown. Your sojourn in the state of Tamil Nadu starts with your arrival at
Madurai. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening set out for the
sightseeing of various places of tourist interest in the city of Madurai like
Thirumal Nayaka Palace, Menakshi Sundereshwar temple and other venerated temples
situated in the holy city of Madurai.
Day 11- Madurai to Thanjavur Tour
Today you will wake up in the holy city of Madurai and after wash and
breakfast set out for a trip to Thanjavur through the paddy fields of Cauvery en
route you will stop at Trichy/Tiruchirapalli to pay a visit to the Srirangam
temple. On arrival in the town of Thanjavur or Tanjore; the former Chola?s
stronghold, check in at hotel. In the later part of the day visit the major
tourist attractions in the city including World heritage Brihadishvara temple
and other revered temples and places of worship in the city of Tanjore. Return
to the hotel for dinner and Overnight.
Day 12 - Thanjavur to Pondicherry/ Puducherry Trip
On the twelfth day of your Kerala Backwater Tours you will leave the city of
Tanjore for a trip to former French colony, Pondicherry or Puducherry. The city
vividly showcasing - delicate boulevards, gothic architecture and serene peace
of life is a hit it off among the tourists. On arrival you will be transferred
at the hotel. Remaining day is free at your discretion. You can go for a lovely
stroll in vicinity or just unwind at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the
Day 13 - Pondicherry/ Puducherry Sightseeing Tour
Wake up early and take a boat ride to see dolphins in its natural set up. After sometime return to the hotel for lunch and some brief relax. Later part of the day is reserved for a visit to the Auroville (city of dawn) ? one of the most renowned places in India for spiritual learning and meditation. This place is well acclaimed as great Indian freedom fighter and scholar Sri Aurobindo Ghosh meditated here. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Pondicherry.
Day 14 - Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram Tour
Have your breakfast in the morning and drive along the Coromondal coast to
arrive Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram. This town is well known for its shore
temples and various structures carved out of stone. After checking in at hotel
and having some lunch and relax step out for the sightseeing tour of the various
tourist attraction in the town return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 15 - Mahabalipuram to Chennai Tour
Wake up at this former stronghold of the Pallavas and pay a morning visit to
the various temples and monument s situate on the coasts. Once you are through
with the sightseeing return to the hotel for dinner. In the second half of the
day make a trip Chennai with stops at Dakshinchitra - an art and craft heritage
hub. On arrival in the city of Cheannai check in at hotel. In the evening go for
shopping to by some souvenir for your tours. Later visit an auditorium to
witness cultural performance by some local artists.
Day16 - Chennai Sightseeing Tour
On the penultimate day of Kerala Backwater Tours embark on the sightseeing trip of Chennai after having some breakfast. Explore places of tourist interest like Kalakshetra established by Rukmini Devi Arundale, Theosophical Society, Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas, St. Mary's Church, The Parthasarathy Temple, Valluvar Kottam and other city attractions. On the end of the day return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 17- Departure from Chennai for your Onward Journey
As you have successfully completed Kerala Backwater Tours it is time to bid adieu to this land. Today you will be transferred to airport/railway station to catch the flight for your onward destination.