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Kerala Houseboat Vacation

Kerala Houseboat Vacation
Destinations Covered: Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Poovar - Trivandrum
Duration of Kerala Houseboat Vacation: 08 Nights / 09 Days

Day 01: Arrival at Cochin
Upon arrival at the Cochin airport, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight will be at hotel.

Day 02: Cochin - Munnar
Breakfast follows drive to the beautiful hill station of Munnar. Munnar is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala. It houses many tea and coffee growing estates. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and spend rest of the time relaxing. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Munnar
Have your breakfast and spend full day at leisure to explore the natural surroundings on your own. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Munnar - Periyar
Have your breakfast and drive to Periyar (90 km). Upon arrival you will check-in at hotel. Periyar is another beautiful place in Kerala. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and many more. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Periyar - Kumarakom
Early morning go for boat cruise at the Periyar Lake to watch/site wild animals. Periyar is an artificial lake or reservoir created by a dam on Periyar River and is the heart of the Wildlife Sanctuary. Wild elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers come to shores of the lake to drink water. Return to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast drive through the winding "Ghats" lined with magnificent tea plantations and then the fascinating countryside of low-lying palms and paddy fields. Kumarakom is a beautiful backwater village on the shores of the captivating Vembanad Lake, with meandering waterways and medieval cottages. Spend your evening at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 06: Kumarakom - Houseboat
Spend the morning at leisure and board the traditional rice boats "Kettuvallam" in the afternoon and begin your journey through the picturesque backwaters and small lakes, relaxing in the tranquility of beautiful Kerala backwaters. Have a close look at the way of life and activity of the rural people. Enjoy the local meals on board the houseboat. Overnight on board the houseboat.

Day 07: Houseboat - Poovar
Have your breakfast on board and sail to Alleppey and disembark at Puthenagady Jetty. Thereafter, drive onto Poovar. Poovar Island is a beautiful resort enveloped by serene backwaters and opening out to the sea. It is truly a window into paradise. The area is abundant in well-preserved local flora, with hundreds of species of spices, exotic flowers, complete with banana and coconut groves. Upon arrival, you will check-in at a resort. Stay overnight at resort.

Day 08: Poovar
Have your breakfast and the whole day at leisure, pursuing your own activities. Overnight will be at resort.

Day 09: Poovar - Trivandrum
In the morning, you will be driven to Trivandrum for your flight back home.