Thekkady will help you explore the wildlife of Kerala while Kumarakom and Alleppey offer you a captivating backwater experience.
On your arrival at the Cochin Airport our representative will receive you and drive to Thekkady (200 km, 6 Hours drive), on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure, overnight stay is arranged at Thekkady.
After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady – one of the world’s most fascinating wild life reserves. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant Ride can be done on an extra cost.. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom – a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 1000 sq. km. Choose a canoe, motor boat or houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumarakom.
Alleppey is famous for its lovely lakes, lagoons and the fresh water rivers. It’s known as the ‘Venice of the East’ for its similarity to the Italian city, Alappuzha’s passion play with water has made it the hub of houseboats and beaches.Check into the House boat for Cruise; It is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters, Rest of the day at leisure on the House Boat. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through the narrow serene backwater canals. In this world of simple pleasures, you’ll skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets; water Lillie’s, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves. Innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and Kuttanad paddy fields. Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, dinner and enjoy your evening .Only disturbance will be twinkle of a shining star or diving of a fish around you to say hello by waving its tail from the lake. Overnight stay in the House Boat.
After breakfast disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin Airport (2 ½ Hours drive) for onward journey.