Kerala Houseboat & Backwaters

              Tour Itinerary:

Day 01 Mumbai (Arrival):

On Arrival Mumbai international airport. Meet & greet our representative at Mumbai Airport and transfer to the hotel in Mumbai. Day-Night free for the personal activities. Overnight stay in Mumbai.


Day 02 Mumbai City Tour

Today after breakfast proceed to Mumbai sightseeing tour and cover major tourist places of Mumbai within the 8 hours. Back to the hotel overnight stay Mumbai.


Day 03 Mumbai - Elephant Caves - Mumbai

Today after breakfast proceed to Elephanta Caves 3-4 hours return trip. By the boat through sea you reach at Elephanta Caves.

Why Elephanta?

The Elephanta Caves are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves") in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) to the east of the city of Mumbai. The main cave (Cave 1, or the Great Cave) was a Hindu place of worship until Portuguese rule began in 1534, after which the caves suffered severe damage. This cave was renovated in the 1970s after years of neglect, and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 to preserve the artwork.


Day 04: Mumbai to Cochin

Today morning transfer to the airport to catch the flight for Kochi or Cochin. Arrive at Cochin International Airport where our representative meets you and transfers you to the hotel. Check into hotel and leave for a city sightseeing tour that includes visit to Fort Cochin, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets. Return to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 05: Cochin - Munnar

Morning check out from hotel and continue drive to Munnar (4½ hours), the beautiful hill station of Kerala. Transfer to hotel on arrival. Spend the remaining day at leisure and enjoy picturesque landscapes. Visit the aromatic tea plantations or indulge in thrilling sport activities like paragliding. Night stay at hotel.


Day 06 - Munnar

Day 3 of Kerala Tour Itinerary is devoted to sightseeing in and around Munnar. Enjoy panoramic views of Anaimudi, the highest peak of South India at 2695 m, is visible from Munnar. Visit the Christ Church and proceed for wildlife watching at Eravikulam National Park (16 km). Continue to Rajamala Hills lying adjacent to the park and stop by at Madupetty Dam, a famous picnic spot for boating and horse riding en route to Top Station. Return to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 07: Munnar - Thekkady (Periyar)

Leave for Periyar in the morning (4 hours) and transfer to hotel on arrival. You may opt for a pleasant boat ride along the Periyar Lake in the evening. Enjoy watching varied birds and animals like tigers, elephants, wild boar, deer, etc at the Periyar/Thekkady National Park. You can also visit a few tribal villages around Periyar and witness fascinating activities of tribals collecting honey from dangerous hill bees. Return to hotel at night.


Day 08: Thekkady - Kumarakom

Leave for Kumarakom (3½ hours) on day 5 of Kerala Tour Itinerary. Check in at backwater resort on arrival. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the picturesque backwaters that form one of the major attractions of Kerala. Overnight at the resort.


Day 09: Kumarakom

Day free for leisure activities. A boat ride into the countryside, visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, adventure thrills in water sports like wind sailing and water skiing or canoeing at the lake. Night at resort.


Day 10: Kumarakom - Alleppey

Day 7 of your Kerala Tour Itinerary takes you on an enthralling houseboat cruise. Morning transfer to Kottayam and board the luxurious houseboat for an overnight journey along the tranquil Kerala backwaters to Alleppey.


Day 11: Alleppey - Kovalam

Disembark from the houseboat at Alleppey and transfer to Kovalam. Check in to hotel near the beach upon arrival. Day free to spend at leisure on the beach. Enjoy playing with the golden sands or take a swim in the shallow water. A soothing sunbath is a perfect option to unwind. The more adventurous ones can enjoy thrilling beach sports. An Ayurvedic massage can also be availed (optional). Return to hotel at night.


Day 12: Kovalam

The next morning of Kerala Tour Itinerary takes you from the beaches to Cape Camorin where you will visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and the Archeological Museum. Return to Kovalam hotel at evening for an overnight stay.


Day 13: Kovalam - Trivandrum - Mumbai - Home

Leave for a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum after breakfast. The main attraction is Padmanabhaswami Temple, one of the 108 pilgrimage sites for the Vaishnavites. The exquisite carvings on its 400 pillars is notable. Proceed to the airport to board scheduled flight back Mumbai airport. Later transfer to the hotel for night stay.


Day 14: Mumbai - Departure:

Today transferring to the International airport to get fly back home.

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> ALSO NOTE:

> Inclusions:

1. Hotel Accommodations ( 3star, 4 star, 5 star or 5 star Deluxe as per choice)
2. Transportations: Car, Train & Flight as per itinerary
3. Tour Guide to visit tourist places as per itinerary
4. Car with English-speaking Driver
5. All Transfers & Sightseeing
6. Toll Taxes & Parking
7. Fuel & Gasoline
8. Driver allowances

> Not included:

1. Monuments entry tickets & camera charges
2. Personal shopping
3. Tips
4. Miscellaneous


> Tour Inquiry?

If you need to know about the cost and related or you want to make any changes (Customize or tailor-made it) in above itinerary you can write to: INFO@GRANDINDIATOURS.CO.IN without any hesitation. Please do not forget to mention the tour name with following:

1. How many people will travel?
2. Which kind of hotel category?
3. Arrival & Departure Dates?
4. How many days you have to travel in INDIA?



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