Discover the Enchanting Backwaters of Kerala
Welcome to the enchanting backwaters of Kerala, a mesmerizing destination that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and serene waterways. Embark on an 8-day journey through the picturesque towns of Kozhikode, Cochin, Alleppey, Periyar, and Munnar, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Kerala’s famous backwaters. This personalized tour promises an unforgettable experience, combining expert guidance, comfortable accommodations, and mouthwatering cuisine.
Day 1: Arrival in Kozhikode
Your journey begins in the vibrant city of Kozhikode, also known as Calicut. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our expert guide who will accompany you throughout the tour. Check into your hotel and take some time to relax and acclimate to the local surroundings.
Day 2: Exploring Cochin
After a refreshing night’s sleep, embark on a scenic drive to Cochin, a city renowned for its rich history and cultural diversity. Spend the day exploring the charming streets of Fort Kochi, where you can admire the iconic Chinese fishing nets and visit the historic St. Francis Church. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness a mesmerizing Kathakali dance performance, a traditional form of storytelling through dance and music.
Day 3: Cruising the Backwaters of Alleppey
Embark on a short drive to Alleppey, the gateway to the famous backwaters of Kerala. Board a traditional houseboat and set sail on a leisurely cruise along the serene backwaters. Marvel at the lush greenery, coconut groves, and quaint villages that dot the landscape. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings as you glide through the emerald waters.
Day 4: Wildlife Encounters in Periyar
Continue your journey to Periyar, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Take a boat ride on Periyar Lake, where you might spot elephants, tigers, and various bird species in their natural habitat. Experience the thrill of being in close proximity to these magnificent creatures while respecting their natural environment.
Day 5: Relaxation and Ayurvedic Treatments
Indulge in a day of relaxation and rejuvenation as you immerse yourself in the world of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine. Enjoy traditional Ayurvedic treatments and massages tailored to your specific needs, promoting holistic wellness and inner harmony. Let the expert therapists guide you on a journey of self-discovery and renewal.
Day 6: Exploring the Tea Gardens of Munnar
Embark on a scenic drive to the picturesque hill station of Munnar, known for its sprawling tea gardens and breathtaking views. Explore the lush green plantations, visit the Tata Tea Museum to learn about the art of tea production, and indulge in a refreshing cup of locally grown tea. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you take leisurely walks through the tea gardens, breathing in the crisp mountain air.
Day 7: Trekking in the Western Ghats
Experience the thrill of trekking in the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its biodiversity and stunning landscapes. Embark on a guided trek through the thick forests, cascading waterfalls, and mist-covered peaks. Discover the hidden gems of the Western Ghats as you navigate through the trails, accompanied by experienced guides who will share their knowledge of the region’s flora and fauna.
Day 8: Farewell to Kerala
As your memorable journey comes to an end, bid farewell to the captivating backwaters of Kerala. Embark on a scenic drive back to Cochin, taking with you cherished memories of the serene waterways, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality of Kerala. Depart from Cochin with a renewed sense of tranquility and a desire to return to this enchanting destination.
The backwaters of Kerala offer a truly unique and enchanting experience for travelers seeking a blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and tranquility. With our personalized 8-day tour, you can explore the picturesque towns of Kozhikode, Cochin, Alleppey, Periyar, and Munnar, and discover the hidden gems of Kerala’s backwaters. Immerse yourself in the serene landscapes, indulge in traditional Ayurvedic treatments, and embark on thrilling wildlife encounters. Book your adventure with castle and king and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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