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Kerala Explorer: Backwaters to Beaches



9 Nights / 10 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people




Experience the best of Kerala on our “Kerala Explorer: Backwaters to Beaches” tour. Begin your journey in the charming city of Cochin, where you’ll witness traditional Kathakali dance performances. Explore the lush tea plantations and serene landscapes of Munnar, then continue to the wildlife haven of Thekkady. Cruise through the backwaters of Kumarakom on a houseboat and relax on the golden sands of Kovalam Beach. This 10-day adventure offers a perfect blend of nature, culture, and relaxation in the captivating state of Kerala.


  • Immerse yourself in Cochin's cultural richness with a traditional Kathakali dance performance on your first evening.
  • Discover the historic charm of Cochin through visits to Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church, the Jewish Synagogue, and the Mattancherry Dutch Palace before heading to Munnar.
  • Explore Munnar's natural wonders, from Pothamedu and Mattupetty Dam to the Tea Museum, immersing yourself in the region's lush landscapes.
  • Experience martial arts and another captivating Kathakali dance performance in Thekkady, along with a boat tour of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and a spice plantation visit.
  • Conclude your journey with a serene houseboat cruise in Alleppey's backwaters, followed by relaxation on the beaches of Kovalam and exploration of Trivandrum's cultural landmarks before your departure.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 39%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 51%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 46%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 53%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 50%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 55%


Day 1: Arrive Cochin
Arrive at Cochin airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Cochin - Munnar (140kms)
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Cochin, visiting Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, and more. Drive to Munnar and check in. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Munnar
Explore Munnar's attractions, including Pothamedu, Mattupetty Dam, Rajamala, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point, and the Tea Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)
Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu. Enjoy a martial arts and Kathakali dance show in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Thekkady
Embark on a boat tour of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Later, visit a spice plantation. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Thekkady - Kumarakom (132kms) Sailing Boat Cruise to Alleppey
Transfer to Alleppey for a houseboat cruise through the backwaters. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board. Overnight on the houseboat.

Day 7: Kumarakom - Kovalam (190kms)
Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Kovalam. Check in at your hotel and relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Kovalam
Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika, and Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Enjoy a drive along the famous beaches. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Kovalam
Enjoy a free day to relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure (Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to Trivandrum airport for your onward flight.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 9 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.
  • Monument 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.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Cochin - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Munnar - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Thekkady - Spice Village/ Carmelia Haven Resort
Alleppey - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
Kovalam - Raviz Kovalam/ Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove
How many person will be in the group ?
There could be upto 10 people in the group.
Does this tour include airport pick ?
Yes, you can arrive on any flight and private airport transfer will be provided.
How do travelers meet the group ?
On first day of sightseeing all group member will assemble in hotel lobby and there will be first introduction with group member.
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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