Highlights of the Tour : Highlights include
visits to Elephanta Island (Mumbai), Gateway of India (Mumbai), Periyar
Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Jewish Synagogue (Cochin), the
Church of St. Francis (Cochin), the Bolghatty Palace (Cochin). Other
highlights include boat cruises across the Periyar Lake and Kumarakom
Backwater Tour Package, a specially customized tour package offers you
complete leisure at popular backwater destinations of Kerala. A 10 Days
tour, Kerala Backwater tour starts from the famous metropolitan city, Mumbai
and advances towards the destinations of Kerala including Cochin, Periyar,
Kumarakom, Marari. The tour incorporates events and activities like boat
rides, houseboat stay, bird watching, beach holiday, city exploration and
much more. However, the package highlights only few destinations and
provides extensive experiences and insights about the present and the past
of some popular tourist destinations of Kerala. Moreover, on this short trip
you get less travel time but you get an excellent chance to enjoy more and
more leisure options. So, book this tour and come to God's Own Country,
Kerala to spend a peaceful holiday amidst the god-gifted lush green
Accommodation, Meal, Transport, Services of guide for city sightseeing tour
and wildlife tour to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Kumarakom Bird
Sanctuary, Boating at Periyar lake and Kumarakom backwaters, Economy class
airfare as per the itinerary.
Shopping and other meals apart from breakfast and full board on houseboat.
Meals : All breakfasts included, full board
Transportation : Transportation by
Air-Conditioned Cars, Houseboats and Airways.
Accommodation : Accommodation on Twin Sharing
Basis in hotels and houseboats.
Namaste - We welcome you with folded hands
Day 1 : Arrive Mumbai
Arrival to Mumbai airport. On arrival you will be received by our
representative and transferred to hotel. Upon arrival at hotel the you will
be provided with the traditional Indian welcome.
Day 2 : Sightseeing tour of Mumbai
Following breakfast in the morning we will proceed on whole day tour of
Mumbai. An hour of boat ride across Mumbai Harbour brings you to the lush
green Elephanta Island, where you'll visit some of the huge and intricately
carved caves dating back to the 8th century. Come back to Appollo bunder and
go for sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Your sightseeing tour includes visit to
'Gateway of India' overlooking the Harbour, the 'Towers of Silence', 'Marine
Drive', the 'Colaba Causeway' - the commercial heart of Bombay and the Dhobi
Ghat, the unique and colourful outdoor 'laundry'. Drive upto the Malabar
Hill to the lovely 'Hanging Gardens' and the Kamla Nehru Park from where you
will get a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea, spread out before
you. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works
of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market.
Overnight : At hotel in Mumbai.
Day 3 : Mumbai - Cochin - Periyar
After breakfast you'll be transferred to the airport to catch the flight to
Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be received by our representative
and transferred to the hotel. After lunch at the hotel we'll set out for our
first destination Periyar. On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Overnight : At hotel in Periyar.
Day 4 : Periyar - Kumarakom
The morning is filled with unbridled fun and exciting experiences with the
boat cruise on the shimmering waters of the Periyar lake inside the
sanctuary. While cruising the lake you can see herds of wild elephants,
Asiatic deer, black bucks etc. You may even be lucky enough to catch a sight
of Tigers who come for a drink. Return to the hotel only to leave for the
Spice Village soon after breakfast. A guided walk along the village will
introduce you to the various spices grown there. Then on drive through the
winding "Ghats" lined with prosperous tea plantations and arrive
at the enchanting palm fringed countryside, Kumarakom. A holiday in Coconut
Lagoon promises to be a unique experience. Relax at the waterfront, with the
occasional native row boat gliding silently by, and a very quiet ambience.
Overnight : At Coconut Lagoon.
Day 5 : Kumarakom - Houseboat
After a leisurely morning at the Coconut Lagoon, take a cruise on the
backwaters in traditional country canoes called "vanjis" and take
a glorious sight of the local agricultural activities. Next visit the
beautiful Kumarakom bird sanctuary, a home to variety of domestic and
migratory birds. In the afternoon, cruise along the eyeful backwaters and
the small lakes on traditional rice boats - "Kettuvallom".
Overnight : On Houseboat.
Day 6 : Alleppey - Marari
Your breakfast will be served on board and the boat will take you away to
Alleppey, and you disembark at Puthenagady Jetty. Thereafter you travel for
30 kms to arrive at Marari - one of the picturesque fishing villages that
dot the lovely coast line of Kerala. This private, shallow beach is fringed
with unending lines of coconut palms. Rest of the day is at your disposal.
Day 7 : Marari
Spend the whole day exploring the place or enjoy your time with the resort
Overnight : At hotel in Mararikulam.
Day 8 : Marari - Cochin
Early in the morning we'll head for the Queen of the Arabian Sea- Cochin or
Kochi- frilled with backwaters and enriched with the old world charm. After
arrival you check into your hotel, followed by a tour of this palm green
commercial capital of Kerala. Here, you'll invariably experience the rich
mosaic of a myriad influences- of the Arabs, the Chinese, the Dutch, the
British and the Portuguese. We'll take you to visit the Dutch Palace, the
Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis, the Bolghatty Palace and the
famous Chinese fishing nets. The afternoon awaits you with a cruise along
the harbour. The picturesque scenery formed by tiny islands which dot the
harbour is a great delight. An evening featuring the Kathakali dance
performances and make up demonstration will leave you spellbound.
Overnight : At hotel in Cochin.
Day 9 : Cochin - Mumbai
In the morning you'll be transferred to the airport to catch the flight to
Mumbai. On arrival, our representative will transferred you to your hotel.
Rest of the day free for your own activities.
Day 10 : Mumbai Departure
Your tour culminates today and we'll be transferred to the international
airport to catch your onward flight.
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I have visited India twice, but never went to Kerala. Oh! My God , What a
beautiful place is this? At the very beginning of trip Mumbai fascinated us
with its imposing Gateway of India and boat ride to Elephanta Island. When
we reached Kerala it captivated us at once with its pleasant environs. We
will remember this tour for a longtime.
--- Hussain Wahab (Malaysia), visited in
This was my first trip with Trinetra Tour. I never thought earlier that my
trip would be as such. Our tour guide Yogesh was an intelligent person and
assisted us very well throughout the tour. He was well-informed about the
locations, so we never faced any difficulty. Thanks to Yogesh and Trinetra
as well for the memorable trip.
--- Mathhew Lewis (Holland), visited in
On 10 days short time we got to see lots of attractions and enjoyed plenty
of leisure options. Boat cruise at Periyar was a thrilling experience, as we
spotted a number of tigers, elephants and many other animals from the boat.
While we were on the backwater cruise at Kumarakom we felt that we had been
transferred to a different world.