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Backwaters and Blue Waters: Kerala & Lakshadweep Experience

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Duration

11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

“Backwaters and Blue Waters: Kerala & Lakshadweep Experience” is a mesmerizing journey that seamlessly blends the lush, emerald landscapes of Kerala’s backwaters with the pristine beauty of Lakshadweep’s azure shores. Begin your adventure in Cochin, where you’ll explore historic sites and savor a Kathakali Dance show. Journey through Munnar’s tea estates and the wildlife-rich forests of Thekkady, enriched by cultural performances. Cruise along the tranquil backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey on a houseboat, immersing in local life. Then, embark on a flight to Agatti in Lakshadweep, where your days are filled with water sports and island relaxation. A breathtaking fusion of nature and culture awaits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy a captivating Kathakali Dance show in Cochin, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Kerala.
  • Explore Munnar's picturesque landscapes, Eravikulam National Park, and the Tea Museum, learning about the tea-making process.
  • Cruise through Kumarakom and Alleppey's tranquil backwaters on a traditional houseboat, surrounded by lush greenery.
  • Embark on a boat ride in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can spot elephants, tigers, and diverse bird species.
  • Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of Lakshadweep, indulging in water sports like snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving, or simply relaxing on pristine beaches.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cochin
Upon your arrival at Cochin airport, our warm and friendly representative will be there to welcome you. They will assist you with the transfer to your hotel, ensuring a smooth and comfortable start to your journey. In the evening, prepare to be enchanted by a mesmerizing Kathakali Dance show, a traditional form of classical Indian dance known for its intricate facial expressions and colorful costumes.
Day 2: Cochin to Munnar (140kms)
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, embark on a captivating city tour of Cochin. Explore the city's rich history with visits to iconic attractions, including the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets. In the afternoon, leave for the enchanting hill station of Munnar. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and unwind.
Day 3: Munnar
Today, you'll discover the pristine beauty of Munnar on a full-day city tour. Begin your adventure by visiting the Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Immerse yourself in the world of tea at the Tea Museum, where you'll learn about the fascinating process of tea production. Enjoy breathtaking views of lush tea estates and the scenic landscapes that surround you.
Day 4: Munnar to Thekkady (110kms)
Embark on a scenic drive from Munnar to Thekkady, passing through picturesque landscapes and tea gardens. Along the way, make a stop at Ramakkalmedu, famous for its panoramic views and the iconic Kuravan and Kurathi rock formations. In the evening, be enthralled by a captivating display of Martial Arts and the traditional Kathakali Dance show.
Day 5: Thekkady to Kumarakom (140kms)
Today, you'll set off on a boat ride in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, offering a chance to spot diverse wildlife, including majestic elephants and elusive tigers. After this exhilarating experience, you'll continue your journey to Kumarakom. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and soak in the serene ambiance and the tranquil beauty of Vembanad Lake.
Day 6: Kumarakom to Alleppey
It's time to embark on a unique adventure as you transfer to the Alleppey boat jetty and board a traditional houseboat. Drift along the enchanting backwaters of Kerala, surrounded by lush greenery and peaceful surroundings. Immerse yourself in the fascinating lifestyle of the locals living along the backwaters.
Day 7: Alleppey to Cochin (60kms)
Bid farewell to the houseboat and return to Cochin, where you'll check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the vibrant markets, savor local cuisine, or simply unwind and rejuvenate.
Day 8: Cochin to Agatti, Lakshadweep (flight)
After a delightful breakfast, prepare for an exciting flight to Agatti, one of the stunning islands in the Lakshadweep archipelago. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your beachfront resort. Here, you can enjoy the idyllic surroundings and the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Days 9-11: Agatti
These days are dedicated to leisure and adventure. Explore the breathtaking beaches of Agatti Island and indulge in a variety of water sports, including kayaking, catamaran sailing, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing. If you're new to diving, take diving courses and uncover the wonders of the underwater world. Alternatively, you can choose to simply relax on the sandy shores and soak in the tropical paradise.
Day 12: Agatti to Cochin (flight)
After a hearty breakfast, it's time to bid adieu to the serene Lakshadweep islands. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Cochin. From Cochin, board your connecting flight for your onward journey, taking with you cherished memories of your Kerala and Lakshadweep escapade.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 11 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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