15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

Backwaters of India

Alleppey - Bombay - Chennai - Cochin - Kanyakumari - Kumarakom - Madurai - Mumbai - Munnar - Periyar - Trivantram
Starting from $3,431.00

Backwaters of India

Rejuvenate your soul in Kerala's tranquil Backwaters, and allow yourself to be inspired by the natural beauty South India has to offer in its pristine beaches and lush green landscapes. Encounter exotic wildlife in Periyar National Park, and marvel at the ancient temples of Madurai. In this India vacation package visit the oldest spice trading port City of Cochin, and the richest most vivacious city in India, Mumbai.

INCLUDES
  • 2-nights accommodation in Cochin
  • 1-night accommodation in Munnar
  • 1-night accommodation in Madhurai
  • 2-nights accommodation in Periyar
  • 1-night accommodation in Alleppy
  • 3-nights accommodation in Trivandrum
  • 2-nights accommodation in Chennai
  • 3-nights accommodation in Mumbai
  • 25 Meals: 12 Breakfast, 01 Lunch and 12 Dinner
  • Monument Entrance fees wherever Applicable
  • Meet & Assist upon Arrival & Departure
  • Transfers from airports to hotels and vice-versa by air-conditioned Car/Tempo/Coach along with the transfer of baggage (2 pieces per person)
  • Porterage at the Airport
  • Hotel accommodation based on sharing twin-bedded room(s) with bath inclusive of Government taxes, which are subject to change
  • Sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned Car / Tempo/Coach with English Speaking local Guide, as per itinerary
  • Professional and Service charges for preparation and operation of the tour program
EXCLUDES
  • Mineral water drinks
  • Any kind of personal nature expenses
  • Indian Visas. MUST be obtained prior to departure from home country
  • Tips or Gratuities of any kind (voluntary)
  • Domestic flights within India (Est. $159 - rate subject to availability at time of booking)
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Depart USA

Board your International flight for USA.


Day 2 - Day in enroute

Day in enroute


Day 3 - ARRIVE COCHIN

Morning after breakfast you will be provided full day guided sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting Dutch Palace, St. Cruz Cathedral, the church of San Francisco, Mattancherry Palace & Jewish Synagogue. Evening is free at leisure / own activity. After a full day of sightseeing, we transfer you to the restaurant for your wonderful Welcome Dinner!  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 4 - COCHIN - MUNNAR

Morning after breakfast drive to Munnar & on arrival transfer to your hotel.Afternoon sightseeing city tour of Munnar visiting Eravikulam National Park & The High Range Club.
After touring, transfer to dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 5 - MUNNAR - MADURAI

Morning after breakfast drive to Madurai - The Temple City & on arrival transfer to your hotel. Afternoon you will be provided visit to world famous Meenakshi Temple. Transfer to restaurant for dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner
 


Day 6 - MADURAI - PERIYAR

Morning after breakfast drive to Periyar & on arrival transfer to your hotel. Later you drive past the winding Ghats bordered with tea plantations till you reach the Kerala countryside full of paddy fields and coconut palms. Transfer to dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 7 - PERIYAR

Morning after breakfast visit Periyar (Thekkady) Wildlife Sanctuary where you get an opportunity to watch wild animals such as elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Transfer to restaurant for your dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 8 - PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM / KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPY

Morning after breakfast drive to Kumarkom and on arrival transfer to your hotel. As part of your tour to Kumarakom, indulge in backwater cruises besides enjoying bird watching tours to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Later on transfer to your houseboat for overnight stay from Kumarakom to Alleppy. After sightseeing, transfer to dinner.  Overnight at your houseboat.

Meals
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


Day 9 - ALLEPPY - TRIVANDRUM

Morning after breakfast, disembark the houseboat at Allepy and relax for a few hours in serene backwaters. Afternoon proceed to Trivandrum & on arrival transfer to your hotel. After dinner, overnight at your hotel.


Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 10 - TRIVANDRUM- CAPE COMORIN - TRIVANDRUM

Morning after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visiting the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple , Puthenmalike Palace. Evening visit Kovalam beach, which means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the beaches gives it a ravishing look. Transfer to dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 11 - TRIVANDRUM - CHENNAI

Morning after breakfast, proceed for same day excursion tour of CAPE COMORIN (Kanyakumari). Kanyakumari is a place at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. Witness the setting sun and the rising moon simultaneously over three oceans. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial, built on a huge rock off the shore off Kanyakumari, marks the spot where Swami Vivekananda. Visit Suchindram Temple and Kanya Devi Temple. Later on drive back to Trivandrum where you will provided departure transfer to the airport in time to board the flight for Chennai by IT 2883 @ 2040 hrs. On arrival at Chennai airport you will be provided transfer to your hotel. After dinner, overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 12 - CHENNAI

Morning after breakfast, you will be provided guided city tour of Chennai visiting Fort St. George, High court Building, Theosophical Society, Calluvar Kottam. Evening refresh yourself at Marina beach - beach is the second longest beach in the world. After sightseeing, transfer to restaurant for dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 13 - CHENNAI - BOMBAY

Morning you will be provided departure transfer to the airport in time to board the flight for Bombay by IT 182 @ 0905 hrs. You will be provided assistance on arrival in Bombay and transfer to your hotel. Transfer to dinner.  Overnight at your hotel.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 14 - BOMBAY

Morning after breakfast you will be provided boat ride for same day excursion tour of Elephanta Cave. Though the entire complex has a number of things to see, one of the main sights here is the Maheshamurti cave in which Lord Shiva is shown as a creator, protector and destroyer. Afternoon back to Mumbai for guided city sightseeing tour of Bombay visiting - Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, Prince of Wales Museum, the bustling Crawford Market. After a full day of sightseeing, we transfer you to the restaurant for your fun-filled farewell dinner!  After dinner we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to your home city.

Meals
Breakfast - Dinner


Day 15 - BOMBAY - DEPARTURE

Early morning transfer to the airport for your departure flight.


Notes
  • India is a vast country that is heavily centered on nature. Many of the cultural elements may be different from your usual methods of your daily schedule, but that's what ignites the beauty of the country. Please note that travel is hectic.
  • The last night prior to departure is an early morning departure so there will be no hotel provided as after dinner you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to your home city.
  • All of the arrangements are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Airfare rates are not guaranteed and subject to change at the time of ticketing.
  • All Visas for India must be obtained prior to departing.

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