Kerala Backwater Package - IOYO 53

11 Nights / 12 Days Cochin - Munnar - Kodaikanal - Periyar - Alleppey - Mararikulam - Cochin

Day 01:- Arrive Cochin
Arrive Cochin and transfer to hotel. Overnight Cochin.

Day 02: Cochin
Morning city tour. Cochin is the natural harbour created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map. It has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques and Hindu temples. Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets. Afternoon free. Overnight Cochin.

Day 03:- Cochin Munnar
Morning drive to Munnar. Munnar is a breathtakingly beautiful and a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Munnar is un-ending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests and aroma of spice scented cool air. Overnight Munnar.

Day 04:- Munnar Kodaikannal
Morning drive to Kodaikannal. Overnight Kodaikannal.

Day 05:- Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal is a charming hill station situated amidst the grandeur of the southern crest of the upper Palani hill -in the Western Ghats, at a height of 2135 mts. Its tranquil lake framed by wooded hills, mighty rocks and slopes and enchanting waterfalls mesmerize visitors. It is noted for hybrids and grafts, hill plantain fruits and plums and -Kurunji- flower which blossoms once in 12 years. Overnight Kodaikanal.

Day 06:- Kodaikanal Periyar
Morning drive to Periyar. Overnight Periyar.

Day 07:- Periyar

The earliest sanctuary to be set up in 1934, it extends to 777 square kms & forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wild life can be seen while cruising on Periyar Lake in a motor boat. Amongst the animals which can be seen are elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog, langur monkeys, etc. Overnight Periar.

Day 08:- Periyar Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Morning drive to Alleppey. Overnight Alleppey.

Day 09:- Alleppey
Embark a rice houseboat. The coastal town of Alleppey on the Arabian Sea is the Venice of the East, for the numerous canals that meander through the town. Bathing in the backwaters on the Vemband Lake is refreshing. This town holds a thrilling event of snake-boat race every year in August. It is also known for its cashew nuts, coir trade, rice, pepper crops & coconuts. Night on board.

Day 10:- Alleppey Mararikulam
Drive to Mararikulam. Overnight Mararikulam.

Day 11:- Mararikulam
Day at leisure. Overnight Mararikulam.

Day 12:- Mararikulam
Day at leisure. Overnight Mararikulam.

Day 13:- Departure
Drive to Cochin airport.