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2 Nights / 3 Days

The world famous Kovalam Beach and Kerala Backwaters are the two most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. Kovalam Beach is a great place to both explore and relax. Houseboats offer a glimpse into a world of water that has changed very little over time. Kerala cuisine offers something for everyone - the mellow use of spices create dishes of delight - don't miss out on the fresh caught fish prepared the Kerala way.

Itinerary Route: Trivandrum - Kovalam - Alleppey - Cochin

Day 1: Arrive Trivandrum - Transfer to Kovalam Beach

You will be met in Trivandrum by a Tour Packages India Representative and escorted to your Kovalam Beach hotel by private AC car where you'll check into your hotel for the night. Spend the evening strolling the boardwalk, walking on the beach, or exploring the shady labyrinthe of lagoons running throughout the backside of the town.

Day 2: Kovalam Beach to Alleppey Houseboat (3 hour drive)

Enjoy the scenic drive north to Alleppey where you'll board your private houseboat for the night. Relax onboard while the cook prepares your meals and the navigator guides the boat through the lagoons and lakes. Buy fresh fish from floating vendors, hop off for tender coconut juice, observe the lifestyle of a people who spend their lives on the backwaters.

Day 3: Alleppey to Cochin for Departure (2 hours)

After disembarking your houseboat, you'll be driven to Cochin for your departure.

Extend or Customize Your Tour: We would be happy to assist with additional travel and hotel arrangements. Changes to this tour can be added as an inclusive part of the package.

The Houseboat Experience

No trip to Kerala is complete without the "Houseboat Experience". Houseboats come in varying degrees of luxury. The deluxe variety will be fitted with AC, fine furniture, plush carpets, modern bathrooms, and entertainment centers. Houseboats of a more spartan nature would still provide all the basics including attached bathroom, kitchen, living areas, etc. The one commonality is that they ALL provide the unique Kerala Backwater experience.

Leave from Kumarakom

Kumarakom (16 km from Kottayam) is located on Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. Home to a widevariety of flora and fauna, it's a nature lover's paradise. Vembanad Lake is a natural habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species such as Pearl Spot Fish which provides Keralites with their favorite traditional local delicacy.

Kumarakom is a birdwatcher/ornithologist paradise. Situated on one of the primary migratory routes of south India, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, extending over 14 acres, is one of the most visited bird sanctuaries in India. Birds come from as far away as the Himalayas and Siberia. Early morning risers will be rewarded with the flying flocks of the region take off over Vembanad Lake in search of food.

Kumarakom's perfectly balanced tropical climate is highly conducive to pleasant year-round travel. With its expanses of mangrove forests, paddy fields and coconut groves, the lushness of nature's canopy lining the banks of Lake Vembanad creates an escape into a cool tropical shade.

Leave from Alleppey

Alleppey is often referred to as "The Venice of the East" and "The Rice Bowl of Kerala" - both aptly describing this unique part of the backwater region. Hugging the coast of the Arabian Sea with offshoots of lagoons and canals in most every direction, the backwaters of Alleppey are a never ending adventure of exploration and surprise. Cultivation of rice takes place below sea level and the vast blankets of rice paddies surrounding the Alleppey region add to the mysticism and intense colorful beauty of any houseboat tour through the Alleppey backwaters.

One need never leave the houseboat as everything comes to the you. Choose your nightly meal from floating fish markets and vegetable vendors, buy a tender coconut off a wooden raft and drink the sweet nectar of nature's perfect beverage. Spend the day people-watching as you observe how life gets lived on the water.

The world famous Snake Boat Races take place in Alleppey every year from July to September. If your travel dates coincide then this spectacular event should not be missed..

Houseboat Info & Conditions

Kids below age 4 stay for free without extra bed
Typical Check-in is Noon and Check-out is 9:30 a.m.
All houseboats are for exclusive usage and not meant to be shared
Houseboats range in size from 1 bedroom to 5 bedrooms
All houseboats typically carry a navigator, service staff and cook
Lunch is served after Check-in; breakfast is served prior to Check-out
For safety reasons, houseboats remain moored near land from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Houseboats can pickup/dropoff in Alleppey and Kumarkom resorts
Hop-off stops are provided along the way for excursions and sightseeing

Extend or Customize Your Tour: We would be happy to assist with additional travel and hotel arrangements. Changes to this tour can be added as an inclusive part of the package.

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