Backwaters & Hilltops: A Blissful Journey through Kerala’s Best : Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kumarakom

From the historical charm of Cochin to the mist-covered hills of Munnar, the wildlife wonders of Thekkady, the serene backwaters of Alleppey, and the tranquility of Kumarakom, this tour will leave you with cherished memories of Kerala’s diverse and captivating landscapes. Experience the beauty, tranquility, and warm hospitality of “God’s Own Country” as you embark on this unforgettable journey.

Tour itinerary
  • Arrive at Cochin (Kochi) and meet your driver/guide at the airport or railway station.
  • Transfer to your hotel and check in.
  • Spend the day exploring the vibrant city of Cochin, visiting attractions such as Fort Kochi, Chinese fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace, and St. Francis Church.
  • In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance.
  • Overnight stay in Cochin.
  • After breakfast, drive to Munnar, a picturesque hill station known for its tea plantations and misty mountains.
  • En route, visit the Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls.
  • Arrive in Munnar and check into your hotel.
  • Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the charming town and its tea gardens.
  • Overnight stay in Munnar.
  • After breakfast, embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Munnar.
  • Visit the Eravikulam National Park (subject to availability), known for its endangered Nilgiri Tahr and breathtaking views.
  • Explore the Mattupetty Dam and the serene Mattupetty Lake, where you can enjoy a boat ride.
  • Visit the Tea Museum to learn about the tea-making process and enjoy a tea tasting session.
  • Optional: Visit the Top Station viewpoint for stunning panoramic vistas.
  • Return to your hotel and relax amidst the tranquil surroundings.
  • Overnight stay in Munnar.
  • After breakfast, drive to Thekkady, famous for its wildlife sanctuary and spice plantations.
  • Arrive in Thekkady and check into your hotel.
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a thrilling boat safari on Periyar Lake, spotting wildlife like elephants, deer, and various bird species.
  • Visit a spice plantation and learn about the aromatic spices grown in the region.
  • Optional: Enjoy a traditional Ayurvedic massage for relaxation.
  • Overnight stay in Thekkady.
  • After breakfast, proceed to Alleppey, known as the “Venice of the East,” famous for its backwaters and houseboat cruises.
  • Board your private houseboat and begin an enchanting journey through the serene backwaters of Alleppey.
  • Cruise along the narrow canals, witness the local way of life, and savor delicious Kerala cuisine prepared onboard.
  • Enjoy the magical sunset and spend a peaceful night on the houseboat.
  • Overnight stay on the houseboat.
  • Disembark from the houseboat after breakfast and drive to Kumarakom, a scenic village located on the banks of Vembanad Lake.
  • Check into your hotel or resort and relax amidst the natural beauty.
  • Visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, home to numerous migratory and local bird species.
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk along the lake or indulge in optional activities like boating or fishing.
  • Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
  • After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive back to Cochin.
  • If time permits, you can visit additional attractions in Cochin or go shopping for souvenirs.
  • Your driver will drop you off at Cochin International Airport or the railway station for your onward journey.
Package inclusions
  • Accommodation in rooms in hotels
  • Private AC houseboat in Alleppey
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by one AC private vehicle
  • sightseeing in AC private vehicle
Package Exclusions
  • Airfare or transportation to Cochin International Airport
  • Lunch, snacks, and other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Travel insurance
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