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Backwater Houseboat Kerala

Duration : 19 Nights / 20 Days
Places covered : Mumbai - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Cape Camorin - Kovalam - Varkala - Kumarakom - Periyar - Kottayam - Backwater - Alleppey - Cochin - Calicut - Treehouse - Ooty - Mysore - Bangalore
Code : FVI-018

Houseboat TourThe south India is a cross road for thze varied cultures that have left their many churches , palaces, forts and temples to enrich this cosmopolitan community.You enjoy, A journey through a lush tropical land of the Palm fringed beaches, colonial architecture , thatched villages and quite backwaters. the list of attractions is unending. The "queen of hill stations" is the abode of scenic wonders. The wildlife sanctuaries in South India offer a panorama of the diverse species of birds and animals

Day 1 : ARRIVE MUMBAI
Namaste !! On arrival in Mumbai . The company representative shall meet you in the arrival visitor's hall with a paging board. Transfer to your hotel. Formalities of Check-in shall be completed by the representative. Overnight at the hotel

Day 2 : MUMBAI
Day to explore Mumbai.

Later during the day visit notable attractions of the city which include Dhobi Ghat, Crawford market, Marine drive and old mansions of Colaba area. Half day trip to Elephanta cave island for astonishing ancient sculptures. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : ARRIVE TRIVANDRUM - KOVALAM
Transfer to Airport for flight to Trivandrum. On arrival in Trivandrum transfer to hotel in Kovalam. Latter enjoy the day in the sand. At your choice from any of the centres nearby, you can pamper yourself with a herbal, body- toning massage. Overnight to be spent at hotel.

Day 4 : KOVALAM - CAPE CAMORIN - KOVALAM
Kovalam Beach After refreshing yourself at the beaches, next morning you will go to Cape Camorin. Visit: Padmanabhapuram Palace & Archaeological museum - In the evening drive back to Kovalam & spend your night with your high - reaching memories at the hotel.

Day 5 : KOVALAM - VARKALA
Depart for Varkala, Post breakfast proceed towards

Varkala: One of the unspoilt beach resorts of India. Varkala is a small seaside town in Kerala, has been a Hindu pilgrimage site since the 12th Century. To this day, the 800 hundred year old Janardhana Temple remains a popular pilgrimage spot. Varkala is also blessed with an unspoilt, golden beach, lapped by the waters of the Indian Ocean.

You also have an option to go for body therapy over here. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Vacation Review
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"This 'Venice in India' is has a picture perfect places drawn from several photographs. Sailing past through churches, forts and countryside view has given several anecdotes to a writer's heart like me. Viewing the Tree House was like an unforgettable experience."
» Halen Duff, Sweden

Day 6 : VARKALA - KUMARAKOM
Today ride into Kumarakom - the backwater country - by speedboat or a luxury cruiser from Varkala and then make yourself at home in its small-town hush. Feel at home!

KumarakomBackwaters Kumarakom- is a beautiful backwater village on the shores of the enchanting Vembanad Lake, criss crossed with meandering waterways and ancient cottages.

Day 7 : KUMARAKOM
Afternoon visit the superb Bird Sanctuary in adjacent wooded marshland - which boasts of egrets, tree pies, black headed orioles, bee-eaters & a whole host of herons

If you are adventurous enough, you can indulge in water sports such as windsailing & water skiing. You can even take a canoe out into the quiet lakes. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8 : KUMARAKOM - PERIYAR
Periyar- Sprawling across 777 sq. kms. of the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats, Thekkady is the home to one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. Alive with exotic flora and vibrant wildlife, it is the perfect getaway tucked away among hills.

Afternoon boatcruise on the Lake of the famous Periyar wildlife sanctuary to see wild life. Periyar Lake or reservoir created by a dam on Periyar River is the heart of the Wildlife Sanctuary wild elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers come to shores of the lake for a drink.

Overnight at hotel

Day 9 : PERIYAR
Periyar Tiger Reserve Say hi to the Tigers, at the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Trekking with a local guide familiarizes you to the rare birds, trees & flowers that are come across here.

You can even set upon a walk through the plantations filled with the heady fragrance of fresh spice. A boat safari on the Periyar Lake extends a lifetime's chance to spot exotic wildlife in its natural habitat - like the eccentric bathing habits of the wild elephants that come down to the lake. Thereafter at leisure to explore the neighboring spice market.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 -11 : PERIYAR - KOTTAYAM - BACKWATER
In the morning, drive to Kottayam, from where you will enboard the traditionally decorated houseboats, you will start a 02 nights back water cruise which will end on day 12th Morning at Alleppey.

Day 12 : ALLEPPEY - COCHIN
Pick up from the Alleppey and transfer to hotel in Cochin

Afternoon city tour covering Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace. In the evening enjoy Kathakali dance show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 : COCHIN - CALICUT
Ooty Morning drive to Calicut. On arrival check in into hotel. Afternoon half day city tour covering - Pazhassiraja Museum, The Art Gallery and Krishna Art Museum. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 : CALICUT - TREEHOUSE
In the Western Ghats among the Wyanad Hills in North Kerala at a distance of 65 kms from Calicut enroute Ooty - Mysore is the biggest kept secret of Kerala.

The access to the Treehouse 86 ft from ground is by an indigenous cane elevator. Spend your time at the beautiful accommodation in Tree house.

Day 15 : TREEHOUSE
Day free to explore the area. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 : TREEHOUSE - OOTY
Morning drive to Ooty. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 : OOTY
Day free to explore the surroundings. Overnight at hotel.

Mysore Palace Day 18 : OOTY - MYSORE
Morning drive to Mysore. On arrival check in into hotel. Afternoon city tour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19 : MYSORE - BANGALORE
Morning city tour then drive to Bangalore. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20 : BANGALORE - MUMBAI - DEPARTURE
Morning city tour of Bangalore, followed by departure transfer to catch flight to Mumbai. On arrival you will be taken to hotel where we will be holding a few rooms for wash and change. Have dinner and be transferred to Airport to catch International flight
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