From Backwaters to Beaches: Kerala’s Captivating Odyssey – Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Marari

This remarkable tour through Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey, and Marari offers an unforgettable blend of cultural experiences, breathtaking landscapes, and serene beachside relaxation. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Cochin, wander through the tea plantations of Munnar, encounter wildlife in Thekkady, find tranquility in Kumarakom, glide through the backwaters of Alleppey, and unwind on the pristine beaches of Marari. Each destination holds its own charm and beauty, leaving you with cherished memories that will linger in your heart long after the journey ends.

Tour itinerary
  • Arrive at Cochin (Kochi) and meet your driver/guide at the airport or railway station.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Cochin and check-in.
  • Spend the day exploring Cochin, visiting attractions such as Fort Kochi, Chinese fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace, and St. Francis Church.
  • In the evening, enjoy a delightful sunset at the Marine Drive promenade.
  • Overnight stay in Cochin.
  • After breakfast, continue exploring Cochin.
  • Visit the Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, and Santa Cruz Basilica.
  • Explore the vibrant marketplaces and indulge in some shopping.
  • Enjoy a Kathakali dance performance in the evening.
  • Overnight stay in Cochin.
  • After breakfast, drive to Munnar, a picturesque hill station nestled in the Western Ghats.
  • En route, visit the Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls.
  • Check into your hotel in Munnar and relax amidst the stunning natural surroundings.
  • Overnight stay in Munnar.
  • After breakfast, embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Munnar.
  • Visit the Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and the beautiful Tea Gardens.
  • Enjoy a boat ride at Kundala Lake and visit the famous Top Station viewpoint for panoramic views of the surrounding hills.
  • 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, visit a spice plantation and learn about the aromatic spices grown in the region.
  • Enjoy a peaceful walk through the spice gardens.
  • Overnight stay in Thekkady.
  • After breakfast, embark on a thrilling boat safari on Periyar Lake, where you can spot wildlife like elephants, deer, and various bird species.
  • Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy a nature walk in the surrounding forest.
  • Optional: Experience a traditional martial arts performance.
  • Overnight stay in Thekkady.
  • After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom, a tranquil village located on the banks of Vembanad Lake.
  • Check into your hotel or resort in Kumarakom.
  • Spend the day at leisure, enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings or indulging in optional activities like a backwater cruise or Ayurvedic spa treatment.
  • Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
  • After breakfast, spend the day exploring Kumarakom at your own pace.
  • Enjoy optional activities like a village walk, birdwatching at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, or a rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatment.
  • Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
  • After breakfast, proceed to Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, famous for its backwaters and houseboat cruises.
  • Board your private houseboat and embark on an enchanting journey through the serene backwaters of Alleppey.
  • Cruise along the canals, witness the local way of life, and savor delicious Kerala cuisine prepared onboard.
  • Overnight stay on the houseboat.
  • Disembark from the houseboat after breakfast and drive to Marari, a beautiful beach destination known for its tranquil ambiance.
  • Check into your beach resort in Marari and unwind amidst the serene surroundings.
  • Spend the day at leisure, relaxing on the sandy beach or indulging in optional activities like a village tour or Ayurvedic massage.
  • Overnight stay in Marari.
  • After breakfast, enjoy a full day at leisure in Marari.
  • Relax on the beach, take a dip in the sea, or simply soak up the peaceful atmosphere.
  • Optional: Engage in activities like cycling, yoga, or cooking classes.
  • Overnight stay in Marari.
  • After breakfast, check out from the hotel.
  • Depending on your departure time, you may have some free time to explore Cochin or indulge in last-minute shopping.
  • Your driver will drop you off at Cochin International Airport or the railway station for your onward journey.
Package inclusions
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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