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Backwater Cruising and Bird Watching in Kerala
8 Nights / 9 Days

Best of Kerala with Spice Tour

Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum

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Overview

9 days Best of Kerala with Spice Tour package is a trip that traces the spice route of Cochin, which has attracted many civilizations in previous times. While on tour, enjoy being at Kumarakom, the place that is much known for rubber plantations and exotic birds. With this Kerala tour, you will explore Munnar for its scenic beauty. This 9 days Kerala tour will surely leave you rejoiced with the pleasure attained during the stay in Alleppey on the houseboat. You can enjoy the tranquility and soothing effects of the backwater on you during this vacation in South India. For more details about this tour, check out the below itinerary and plan a tour that will enhance your traveling experience.

Trip Highlights
  • Enjoy a boat ride during your stay at the resort in Kumarakom
  • Full-day excursion to the village and bird sanctuary in Kumarakom
  • Experience the scenic beauty and magic of backwaters at Alleppey
  • Explore extensive tea plantations in Munnar
  • Visit the sun-kissed beaches of Kovalam
  • Excursion to Neyyar in a houseboat
  • Half-day city tour to Trivandrum city
9 Days Best of Kerala with Spice Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Cochin

After arriving at Cochin airport or railway station, meet our representative who'll escort you to the hotel. After freshening up, we head to the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. Afterward, we proceed to the Mattancherry Palace, which the Portuguese commissioned, and then set out to see the famous Chinese fishing nets that line the harbor. Finally, retire for the night at the hotel.

Day 2: Cochin - Munnar (127 km/ 4 hours Approx.)

In the morning, we start for Munnar, which is roughly a 3-hour journey by road. This magnificent place was once the summer resort for British Generals from the East India Company. As we approach Munnar, you will be greeted with the pleasant fragrance of freshly grown tea. On arrival, we will check into the hotel, and you are free to explore the town of Munnar. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Munnar - Periyar (86 km/ 2 hours 30 min Approx.)

After breakfast, we head to Periyar, the land of wilderness and untamed wildlife. Home to India's premier wildlife sanctuary, one can easily spot tigers, elephants, and exotic birds on these plains. We visit the spice plantations in the afternoon. The entire day is at leisure, with an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Periyar

We start early for a boat ride at Lake Periyar. Due to fluctuating weather conditions in this region, we shall schedule this boat ride after arriving in Periyar. A boat safari on Periyar Lake will allow you to see the exotic wild species in their natural turf. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Periyar - Kumarakom (210 km/ 5 hours 10 min Approx.)

Early morning after breakfast, head straight to Kumarakom, home to the rubber plantations and a beautiful bird sanctuary. We travel for four hours via a road off the shores of the scenic Lake Vembanad. On reaching Kumarakom, you will be accommodated at a resort on the backwater banks. Enjoy a boat ride during your stay at the resort. Overnight at the resort.

Day 6: Kumarakom-Alleppey (Houseboat)

At Kumarkom, we board the Kuttuvallam or the Houseboat. As you cruise romantically through the quiet waters of the rivers and lakes, watch the tall palms that canopy the bright sun, the emerald paddy fields, and locals going about their business. Next, enjoy the lazy streams of water as they travel to our next destination Alleppy. Finally, experience offshore hospitality as we stay overnight on the splendid houseboat.

Day 7: Alleppey - Kovalam (160 km/ 4 hours 10 min Approx.)

By morning reach Alleppey, afterward driving straight to Kovalam. Assistance and transfer to the hotel or resort. Retreat yourself by spending the day at an ayurvedic center. Then, retire for the night in the hotel.

Day 8: Kovalam

The whole day is at leisure. You can opt for a sightseeing and shopping tour in Trivandrum or stay and explore the city of Kovalam and its breathtaking beaches and relax on the golden sands. The beach is ideal for various water sports like kayaking, surfing, skiing, and swimming. After enjoying your whole day with multiple attractions, jump onto the bed for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 9: Kovalam – Trivandrum

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board a flight for your onward journey.

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