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Stunning Backwaters of Kerala

4 Days / 3 Nights
Destinations Alappuzha , Kochi , Kumarakom

Cochin - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival Cochin – Kumarakom (2 hrs) :

On your arrival at the Cochin Airport, our representative will receive you and drive to Kumarakom. On arrival, check into the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Evening enjoys the backwaters of Kumarakom. Overnight stay at the hotel



Day 02 - Kumarakom :

After breakfast set out for sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. The hamlet clings to tradition and the local population prefers to live adhering to their old ways. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat at extra cost and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.



Day 03 - Kumarakom – Alleppey (Houseboat) :

Early morning around 6.00 AM proceed for bird sanctuary visit. After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey (1 1/2 hours). On arrival, check in to the houseboat for an enchanting backwater cruise. Alleppey - This is a quaint town flanked by the Arabian Sea in the west and has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Alleppey is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand foreign tourists every year and is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Overnight stay is on the houseboat



Day 04 - Alleppey – Cochin (2 hrs) = Departure Transfer :

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Cochin Airport for your flight back home feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spend in the “God’s Own Country”.


Alappuzha
Alapuzha is the heart of the famous labyrinthine backwaters of Kerala. This water locked hamlet known as the ‘Venice of the East’ welcomes you with unsurpassed sensual ex...

Alappuzha

Alapuzha is the heart of the famous labyrinthine backwaters of Kerala. This water locked hamlet known as the ‘Venice of the East’ welcomes you with unsurpassed sensual experiences. With Arabian Sea in its west, surrounded by lakes and lagoons, Alappuzha is immersed in natural beauty and tranquillity.   Life moves on a serene pace in this pristine land.  The land is lush and fertile, the local vibe is very appealing and the people are hospitable. Alapuzha is famous for its houseboat holidays, boat races and coir industry. The Kuttanad region of Alapuzha with its abundant paddy fields is known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’. Farming below sea level as practised in Kuttanad is very rare in the world. More than 50% of India’s coir export is coming from Alapuzha and the place is known as the ‘coir-hub of Kerala’.   Apart from the famous Nehru Trophy boat race which falls during August-September every year, days and nights moves with a serene pace here with the rhythm of boats-men, songs of farmers and the rattle of coir industry.   Alapuzha is not a shopper’s paradise but tourists can have unique handicraft products, especially the coir products like mats, bags, carpets, bamboo furniture and clay potteries of interesting shapes from local vendors.  
Kochi
Kochi is the most vibrant city in Kerala and the state’s business capital. Situated in the south-western coast of India, Kochi is branded as the Queen of Arabian Sea due ...

Kochi

Kochi is the most vibrant city in Kerala and the state’s business capital. Situated in the south-western coast of India, Kochi is branded as the Queen of Arabian Sea due to the prominence of Cochin port since the colonial era. From time immemorial, the Arabs, British, Romans, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left their marks in the development of a Kochite culture. This mark is still visible, making it a cosmopolitan city.   The present day Kochi is an extended metropolitan region in Ernakulam district spanning an area of 94.88 square kilometres. The up-market area of the town is called Ernakulam. Over the last two decades, the geography of the city has drastically changed but still Kochi retains its innate greenness and charm with tourists round the year. For tourists, Kochi is referred as “The Gateway to Kerala”. The country’s first and only international marina is in Kochi which makes the city one of the top water tourism destinations in the world.   Despite many fast-paced changes, Kochi still has not lost its charm. Museums, cultural centres, pristine beaches and places of worships preserve its history and culture. And moreover, Kochi is the shopper’s hub of Kerala.
Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a picturesque and tranquil piece of land in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state. Tourism at Kumarakom revolves around house boat exp...

Kumarakom

Kumarakom is a picturesque and tranquil piece of land in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state. Tourism at Kumarakom revolves around house boat experiences at Vembanad Lake. Palm fringed canals, mirror still lagoons and cool lakesides combines to make this small island hamlet a delight of leisure lovers. The watery ways in this hamlet is a bird watcher’s paradise too. Kumarakom does nt have too many sights and sounds, but the overall tranquillity and pastoral landscape here has been attracting many visitors.   The majestic backwaters in Kerala display their true grandeur in Kumarakom as in Alapuzha. There are green vistas everywhere with glimpses of water ways peeping through trees, coconut palms and humble homes. The Booker Prize Winner Arundhathi Roy’s ‘God of Small Things’ is set in Aymananam, a surrounding village of Kumarakom.   Kumarakom was shot to a sudden tourist impetus recently. Many luxury and budget resorts line up here facing Vembanad Lake and offers leisure activities in like yachting and fishing.     The markets of Kumarakom are famous for its colourful piles of fruits, vegetables and heaps of fishes. The water carnivals during August-September, house boats and the country canoes (kothumbuvallom) of varying sizes have an important role in the community life of the people of Kumarakom.    A visit to Kumarakom can be clubbed along with Alapuzha or Kochi trip.
 Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom Lake Resort, acclaimed as the finest luxury heritage resort in India, nestles on the serene banks of the Lake Vembanad, the vast stretch of ...

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Kumarakom Lake Resort, acclaimed as the finest luxury heritage resort in India, nestles on the serene banks of the Lake Vembanad, the vast stretch of tranquil, emerald green backwaters, in one of India's hottest holiday spots, Kerala. Sprawling across 25 acres of lush greenery and set in soul-stirring ambience, Kumarakom Lake Resort, a privileged member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and awarded thrice in a row as India's Leading Resort (2006, 2007 and 2008) by the much acclaimed World Travel Awards, exudes the charm of Kerala's true heritage while offering a complete range of New Age amenities for a luxuriously comfortable stay.
KTDC Backwater Resort
KTDC Backwater Resort Kumarakom offers the best of all facilities and amenities and promises a luxurious stay. The hotel has incorporated many ameniti...

KTDC Backwater Resort

KTDC Backwater Resort Kumarakom offers the best of all facilities and amenities and promises a luxurious stay. The hotel has incorporated many amenities to make the stay a pleasurable one. Health Club, Ayurvedic Centre and swimming pool all make sure that guests here are kept entertained and refreshed. The best of restaurants, coffee shops, and bar, boating arrangements, Amphitheatre are also present on site to make stay more enjoyable one.
KTDC Bolgatty Palace Hotel
Bolgatty Palace, the exclusive heritage hotel located on the picturesque Bolgatty Island in Kochi, provides travelers with world class amenities and w...

KTDC Bolgatty Palace Hotel

Bolgatty Palace, the exclusive heritage hotel located on the picturesque Bolgatty Island in Kochi, provides travelers with world class amenities and wonderful holidaying options. It faces straight to the estuary of Vembanad backwaters and it is also close to the international marina.
Manor Backwater Resort
On the banks of the largest lake in Asia – the Vembenad, nestles Kumarakom a small village whose environs are endowed with pristine natural beauty. A ...

Manor Backwater Resort

On the banks of the largest lake in Asia – the Vembenad, nestles Kumarakom a small village whose environs are endowed with pristine natural beauty. A top class luxury resort, the Manor Backwater Resort is built in contemporary Indian style inspired by traditional Kerala architecture. The resort is constructed with a minute eye to comfort, elegant taste. All the rooms, outlets, gym, conference and board rooms are air conditioned for your comfort. Old fashioned charisma emanates from the Manor, where design is everything and hospitality reigns supreme.
Puzhayoram Heritage Resort
Located between the Arabian Sea in the west and the Western Ghats to the east, Kerala, with its rich natural and cultural heritage has a world of expe...

Puzhayoram Heritage Resort

Located between the Arabian Sea in the west and the Western Ghats to the east, Kerala, with its rich natural and cultural heritage has a world of experiences to offer. Puzhayoram is set along the banks of the Meenachil river. The river, connected to Vembanad Lake, stretches endlessly into the backwaters of Kumarakom, one of the must-see destinations in the world. Nestled amidst 4 acres of swaying palms, lawns with nature trails and ten luxury cottages built in traditional Kerala architecture, Puzhayoram is a perfect get-away to recharge and rejuvenate yourselves.
Tharavadu Heritage Home
The Only Real Heritage Home in Kumarakom, Enjoy the ambiance of a traditional Kerala house in the banks of the cool and calm Kumarakom backwaters. Tha...

Tharavadu Heritage Home

The Only Real Heritage Home in Kumarakom, Enjoy the ambiance of a traditional Kerala house in the banks of the cool and calm Kumarakom backwaters. Tharavadu, which means family house in local language, Heritage Home is a 120 years old Traditional Kerala Syrian Christian family house, located near the river bank. The recently renovated house is surrounded with small rivers and natural beauty. The promoters are keen to offer nature oriented services and a big NO to plastics in this environment friendly villa, near well known tourist spots like munnar, thekkady and 150 km from kovalam.
Windsor Paddy Field Resort
Paddy Fields is peaceful resort situated in the middle of emerald green paddy fields of Kumarakom. It offers picturesque view of the surroundings, dot...

Windsor Paddy Field Resort

Paddy Fields is peaceful resort situated in the middle of emerald green paddy fields of Kumarakom. It offers picturesque view of the surroundings, dotted with green patches and waters. The resort is aesthetically designed to suit the taste of sophisticated travelers. It has all recreational and business to keep the visitors at ease. In short, Paddy Fields Resort is a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing trip at Kumarakom.
Heritage Methanam Hotel
Glimpses of a gorgeous past is visible at Heritage Methanam, a Heritage Hotel in India's first ever model Tourism Village located just over 10 Kms fro...

Heritage Methanam Hotel

Glimpses of a gorgeous past is visible at Heritage Methanam, a Heritage Hotel in India's first ever model Tourism Village located just over 10 Kms from the city of Kochi, This heritage hotel is a traditional mansion by the backwaters of Kumbalanghi where you travel back about a hundred years in time. The backwaters are a self supporting Eco-system, a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. Teeming with aquatic life, the backwaters of Kerala offer a peaceful setting for romantic cruises viewing the vibrant greenpaddy fields and small, village hamlets on Kerala Houseboats.
Karumanchary Holiday Resorts Private LTD
Kondai is a beautiful backwater heritage resort, adorned with aristocratic wooden houses. These ancient houses are more than hundred years old and are...

Karumanchary Holiday Resorts Private LTD

Kondai is a beautiful backwater heritage resort, adorned with aristocratic wooden houses. These ancient houses are more than hundred years old and are built strictly according to the principles of "Vasthu Sasthra" of the olden days. However they are linked with all the modern amenities, for the maximum comfort of the guests. Kondai Resort is a naturally designed island resort with its neat corridors of coconut palms, is spread over 10 acres of land. It is partially surrounded with shallow water; safe and suitable for rowing the traditional canoes caled "Kothumbu Vallam"
Le Colonial Hotel
Le Colonial, by the Chinese fishing nets of Cochin is probably Asia's oldest colonial house- dating back to 1506. Just adjacent to St. Francis Church,...

Le Colonial Hotel

Le Colonial, by the Chinese fishing nets of Cochin is probably Asia's oldest colonial house- dating back to 1506. Just adjacent to St. Francis Church, it is reputed to have housed Vasco da Gama and the Saint. After 150 years as the Protuguese Governer's home, it was one of the rare houses not to be destroyed when Dutch took Fort Cochin. It housed the Dutch Governors for century and a half till Ian vas Spall sold it to the British in 1795, who in turn, passed it to J.Thomas, the legendary English trader of tea.
Hotel Abad
Perched on the Ernakulam-Fort Cochin main road, Abad is excellently well connected for easy access to any part of Cochin. Business, Entertainment, Sho...

Hotel Abad

Perched on the Ernakulam-Fort Cochin main road, Abad is excellently well connected for easy access to any part of Cochin. Business, Entertainment, Shopping, Sightseeing or just plain lazing it off, you will find Abad your convenient base in Cochin.
The Tower House  Hotel
The Tower House, facing the Chinese fishing nets of Cochin, marks the spot of a 17th century light house. Its vast high-ceilinged halls and arched doo...

The Tower House Hotel

The Tower House, facing the Chinese fishing nets of Cochin, marks the spot of a 17th century light house. Its vast high-ceilinged halls and arched doors flanked by colonial pillars, is a sheer delight to walk through and wake up in. The authentic furniture and art recreate a lost era, taking you on imaginary, high-sea galleons to the days of adventurers, governors and sultans.
The Gokulam Park Hotel
A lavish four star property in Kochi, The Gokulam Park is one of the best known landmarks in the town. With a location close to the prime business and...

The Gokulam Park Hotel

A lavish four star property in Kochi, The Gokulam Park is one of the best known landmarks in the town. With a location close to the prime business and shopping centers the hotel is easily a favorite with business and leisure travelers. The presence of good business amenities and conference facilities give an extra advantage to the corporate travelers to the place. All the rooms and suites here come fitted with the best of luxuries one would want to make for a perfectly pleasurable stay. Property amenities like outdoor pool and fully-equipped gymnasium ensure that guests are kept well-entertained and refreshed. Guests would be happy to see the oldest synagogue in the country from the comfort of the hotel itself. Gokulam Park has taken care to ensure that guests enjoy a good culinary experience too. Restaurants here serve multi-cuisine dishes while there is a seafood special restaurant too.
Whispering Palms Hotel
Abad Whispering Palms is located at Kumarakom the most exotic resort destination in Kerala right on the bank of the Vembanadu Lake in natural back wat...

Whispering Palms Hotel

Abad Whispering Palms is located at Kumarakom the most exotic resort destination in Kerala right on the bank of the Vembanadu Lake in natural back water surroundings. Situated amidst natural backwater setting, it is a place where you can relax and bask in the luxury of tranquility. Well- designed accommodation including Bamboo Pool Villa/Cottage with private pool, Lagoon/ Garden Facing Cottages, and, Suite Room in tranquil, serene landscaped setting to guarantee rejuvenation.
Abad Residencia Hotel
The new Heritage Hotel of Abad Group- Grand Residencia-opened in Fort Cochin with grandeur of 140 years of history. This luxury hotel on the Princess ...

Abad Residencia Hotel

The new Heritage Hotel of Abad Group- Grand Residencia-opened in Fort Cochin with grandeur of 140 years of history. This luxury hotel on the Princess Street of Kochi.Mr.Koder. a renowned businessman and a reputed Jew, built this house in the Portugese colony of Fort Kochi in 1868. This beautiful Koder House has a mixture of Portugese and Kerala architecture.
Abad Plaza Hotel
Hotel Abad Plaza- Centrally air-conditioned and has 80 tastefully decorated exquisite guest rooms with direct dialing facilities, Television with sate...

Abad Plaza Hotel

Hotel Abad Plaza- Centrally air-conditioned and has 80 tastefully decorated exquisite guest rooms with direct dialing facilities, Television with satellite channels, attached bath. Refrigerator in Deluxe, Executive and Suite rooms.
Abad Turtle Beach
Spread across an area of 13acres of land, Turtle Beach Resort is ideally located at Mararikulam, a fishing village about 30kms from Kochi. The resort ...

Abad Turtle Beach

Spread across an area of 13acres of land, Turtle Beach Resort is ideally located at Mararikulam, a fishing village about 30kms from Kochi. The resort overlooks the white sandy Marari Beach and has a rivulet flowing on one side. Stretching across the expansive area are 16 cottages comprising 29 beach cottages and Villas.
Abad Airport Hotel
At Nedumbassery, Opposite to Cochin International Airport, 29 Kms from Cochin city and 40 kms from Trissur.56 centrally air-conditioned, spacious, wel...

Abad Airport Hotel

At Nedumbassery, Opposite to Cochin International Airport, 29 Kms from Cochin city and 40 kms from Trissur.56 centrally air-conditioned, spacious, well furnished rooms and suites, with sound proof windows and doors.
Abad Atrium Hotel
Abad Atrium Hotel is a DELUXE HOTEL located in downtown area of Kochi, The elegantly appointed guest rooms surround a central atrium with capsule lift...

Abad Atrium Hotel

Abad Atrium Hotel is a DELUXE HOTEL located in downtown area of Kochi, The elegantly appointed guest rooms surround a central atrium with capsule lift giving the ambience of a garden hotel.
Abad Metro Hotel
Abad Atrium Hotel is a DELUXE HOTEL located in downtown area of Kochi, The elegantly appointed guest rooms surround a central atrium with capsule lift...

Abad Metro Hotel

Abad Atrium Hotel is a DELUXE HOTEL located in downtown area of Kochi, The elegantly appointed guest rooms surround a central atrium with capsule lift giving the ambience of a garden hotel.