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Home » Hansa Backwater Tours Kerala » Enchanting Kerala Backwater Tour

Enchanting Kerala Backwater Tour
Duration : 9 Days / 8 Nights
Destinations : Cochin, Kumarakom, Houseboat, Periyar, Kodaikanal, Munnar

Day: 01 Arrive Cochin - Kumarakom
On arrival at Cochin airport you will be met by a Hansa Vacations representative and you will be escorted to your hotel in Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a confluence of beautiful small islands and is characterized by marvelous backwaters, vast paddy fields, mangrove forests, coconut groves etc. On arrival at Kumarakom visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and later check in at the hotel. In the evening go for Sunset cruise (optional) or enjoy the beauty of backwater by just relaxing near Vembanadu Lake. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day: 02 Houseboat
After breakfast drive to Alleppey which is famous for its beautiful backwaters. On arrival, board the houseboat which is also known as Kettuvallams, from the jetty. Savour the natural beauty and relax while the boat cruises through the beautiful canals with palm trees, coconut trees, villages, paddy fields and local villages. Enjoy the delicious and traditional Kerala food. Overnight stay is in houseboat.

Day: 03 Alleppey - Periyar
After breakfast enjoys a small cruise through the lake. Later disembark from the Housebaot at Alleppey which is the finishing point jetty and  drive to Periyar 140 km/ 4 hrs. Thekkady is the place of famous Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary and which offers green forests, grass lands and various species of wild animals. On arrival check into hotel, later enjoy a boat ride on lake Periyar. You may get chance to see wild animals coming out to the lake to drink water at the Periyar lake. You can also explore various activities like Elephant safari, spice plantation tour, and bamboo rafting at the Periyar wild life sanctuary. Evening will be at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day: 04 Periyar - Kodaikanal
After breakfast, we will move to Kodaikanal (120kms 4hrs).Referred as the princess of hill stations, it offers the view of green meadows, shola forests, eucalyptus trees, high waterfalls, zigzag streams. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day: 05 Kodaikanal
The day is reserved for full sightseeing. Visit the Kodaikanal Lake, spread over an area of 60 acres and surrounded by wooded slopes. The attractive walk around the lake takes between one and a half hours. Enjoy boating or fishing. Then move for a visit to Cocker's Walk, Golf Links, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks, Silver Cascade Falls, and Bear Shola Falls. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day: 06 Kodaikanal - Munnar
After breakfast we move to Munnar (155 Kms/ 4.5 Hrs). Munnar is a picturesque hill station where the earth is dressed in green . Munnar is blessed with emerald green forests and tea plantations, small springs, small cascades, lakes and varieties of wild animals. On arrival at Munnar, check into Hotel. Afternoon will be at leisure to relax and rejuvenate. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day: 07 Munnar
After breakfast enjoy a breathtaking tour of Munnar which includes Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary & Tea Plantation. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day: 08 Munnar
After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing of Munnar covering - Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary & Tea Plantation. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day: 09 Munnar – Kochi departure
In time a Hansa Vacations representative will assist you and transfer you to Kochi - airport where you will board the flight for onward destination.