Gods Own Country Tour
A Backwater trip in Kerala is something you cannot miss out at any cost during your Kerala vacations. The charm of Kerala lies in its unique attraction, something which is not seen or experienced anywhere else in the world. One such unique attraction, or rather an exhilarating experience comes in the form of a trip to the Kerala Backwaters. For those who have come across the term backwaters for the first time, here’s a bit of explanation as to what it actually is.
Cochin – Periyar – Munaar – Kumarakom – Cochin
Gods Own Country Tour Itinerary
- Day 01: Arrive Cochin
Arrive Cochin, meet representative & transfer to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Cochin including The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Finally, the Willingdon Island, named after Lord Willingdon, is the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command of India.
- Day 02: Periyar
Morning drive on a scenic route dotted with plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and areca nut, to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Arrive Periyar and check – in at hotel. Rest of the day free for walk around in the peaceful town known for various Spice and coffee plantations.
- Day 03: Munnar
Early morning enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to see wild elephants. Afternoon drive to Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala. Arrive Munnar and check – in at hotel.
- Day 04: In Munnar
Day is free to relax and to walk around. Munnar is situated near the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak in the Western Ghats.
- Day 05: To Kumarakom
Morning drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and stay in one of the backwater resorts. The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best.
- Day 06: To Cochin
After Breakfast drive to Cochin. On arrival you are transferred to the airport to connect the onward flight.