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Beautiful Nest and Backwater Tour

Duration: 19 Nights / 20 Days

Destination Covered: Mumbai- Trivandrum - Kovalam - Varkala - Kumarakom - Periyar - Kottayam - Alleppey - Cochin - Calicut - Ooty - Mysore - Bangalore - Mumbai

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Overview

Backwaters are considered as the backbone of tourism in Kerala. The backwaters of Kerala are a chain of canals, 44 rivulets, lagoons and lakes extending up to 1500 kilometers. The 20 day long ‘Beautiful Nest and Backwater Tour’ has been designed to let you explore the backwater heaven of Kerala- Alleppey, Kumarakom and Kottayam. Also included in this itinerary is the visits to wildlife sanctuaries, forts, palaces and churches. 

Trip Highlights
  • Relax on the golden sands of the Kovalam Beach
  • Visit to the Padmanabhapuram Palace and Archaeological Museum
  • Sightseeing tour of Cochin- St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue and Dutch  Palace
  • Sightseeing tour of Calicut- The Art Gallery, Pazhassiraja Museum and Krishna Art Museum
  • Backwater Cruise in Alleppey
  • Bird Watching in Kumarakom 
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Mumbai (Arrival)

Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will be transferred to the hotel pre-decided for your stay. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Mumbai (sightseeing)

Today, embark on a sightseeing tour of Mumbai which include Juhu Beach, Elephanta Caves and Gateway of India. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 3: Mumbai/Trivandrum (Arrival) - Kovalam

Today drop to the airport to board the flight for Trivandrum. Upon arrival at the Trivandrum Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kovalam. Thereafter, relax on the golden sands of Kovalam beach. There is also a choice of getting indulged in Ayurvedic herbal massage. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 4: Kovalam - Cape Comorin - Kovalam

Today, in the morning, leave by road for Cape Comorin. Here you will be visiting Padmanabhapuram Palace & Archaeological Museum. In the evening, return back to the hotel for overnight stay in Kovalam.

Day 5: Kovalam - Varkala

Post breakfast in the morning, proceed towards Varkala, one of the most scenic beaches of India. Here you have an option to go for an Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 6: Varkala - Kumarakom

Today, drive to Kollam to board a luxury cruiser/speedboat and ride into Kumarakom for a backwater cruise. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Kumarakom

Gliding on the scenic backwaters of Kumarakom, your houseboat will enter into Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Besides bird watching, you can indulge in adventurous water sports such as water skiing and wind-sailing or board a canoe to sail over the tranquil lakes. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 8: Kumarakom - Periyar

Today, in the morning, leave by road for Periyar, famous for its spice plantations. It is a scenic journey through mist capped mountains, spice plantations, waterfalls and trekking trails. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel to relax. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 9: Periyar

The day 7 is scheduled with a visit to the Periyar Tiger Reserve and if you are lucky enough, you might spot the wild beast prowling in his territory. Enjoy a guided trek in this wildlife sanctuary and spot a variety of rare birds, wild animals and trees & flowers. A boat safari on the Periyar Lake will give you an opportunity the exotic wild species in their natural turf. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 10 and 11: Periyar - Kottayam - Backwater Tour

In the morning, leave by road for Kottayam, where you will board the traditional houseboat, also known as Kettuvallam, and start you 2 nights backwater cruise that will end on day 12 at Alleppey.

Day 12: Alleppey - Cochin

Today, drive to Cochin from Alleppey and check into the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Cochin covering St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue and Dutch Palace. In the evening, take delight in the Kathakali dance show. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 13: Cochin - Calicut

In the morning, leave by road for Calicut. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Calicut covering The Art Gallery, Pazhassiraja Museum and Krishna Art Museum. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 14: Calicut - Treehouse

Today, leave by road for Vythiri. From here onwards, you will board a cane elevator to reach the Treehouse. Check in at the beautiful accommodation on Tree House to relax.

Day 15: Treehouse

The day is free for you to explore the surrounding region. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 16: Treehouse - Ooty

In the morning, drive towards Ooty. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 17: Ooty

The day is free to explore the natural surroundings. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 18: Ooty - Mysore

In the morning, hit the road to Mysore. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Mysore. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 19: Mysore - Bangalore

In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Mysore and then drive to Bangalore. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 20: Bangalore - Mumbai - Departure

In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Bangalore and later depart for airport to board flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the international airport in Mumbai to board flight back home.



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