4 Night / 5 DaysKumarakom Backwaters & Cherai Beach
Day 01 - Kochi to Kumarakom Backwaters – 2.30 hrs drive
Meeting & Greeting on arrival and transfer you to Munnar hotel.
Kumarakom, a beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddies and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies situated by Vembanad Lake.
Day 02 - Kumarakom Backwaters
Free day - Optional backwater cruise possible on your direct payment
Backwaters of Kerala: The essence of Kerala is its backwaters. It is the name given to a unique geographical formation comprising a network of innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and the deltas of 44 rivers that flow into the Arabian Sea. Over 900 kms of this intricate network of backwaters is navigable and a cruise along these palm-shaded waterways is the most popular holiday experience.
Day 03 - Kumarakom to Cherai Beach – 2.30 hrs drive
Morning transfer to Cherai Beach, enroute you can visit Cochin city.
Kochi - the palm green commercial town of Kerala has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. A town with a hoary past, Cochin is the gateway to Kerala. The Jewish Synagogue – built in 1568 AD contains Grand Scrolls of the Old Testament and the copper plates containing the privileges granted to the Jews by the Cochin rulers. The floor of the synagogue is paved with exquisite Chinese hand painted tiles. The Dutch Palace was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Cochin Raja in 1555 AD. 17th century murals depicting scenes from the Indian epic, the Ramayana can be seen here. St. Francis Church, built originally by the Portuguese in 1510 AD is believed to be the first church built by Europeans in India. Vasco da Gama was originally buried here. The Chinese fishing nets can be seen at the entrance of the harbour. The Chinese through trade contact taught this technique of catching fish.
Then proceed to Cherai Beach Hotel.
Day 04 - Cherai Beach
Day free at leisure (no car service today)
Day 05 - Cherai Beach to Cochin airport drop
Transfer to Cochin airport.
Programme/Hotels can be changed as per your special requirements.
Instead of hotel stay in Kumarakom, Houseboat stay can be possible (rates will differ)