Cochin > Kumarakom > Village Backwater Cruise > Alappuzha > Kuttanad > Pathiramanal
25 May 2021 - 31 May 2021 ** Indicates tentative date.
2 people in 1 Room (s)
On arrival at Cochin airport / Ernakulam Railway station, you will be metby our representative and will transfer you to Hotel Kumarakom. On arrival at Kumarakom check in to hotel. Kumarakom is a unique backwater destination situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake. (Optional) PM we take you to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. It is also a center for houseboat cruises. Overnight stay in hotel.
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast we take you to Village Backwater Cruise. A nearby village and 3-hour backwater cruise on a non-mechanized traditional country boat rowed by two villagers through the narrow canals of different villages. Visit coir village and coconut farms (Optional) &. A rare chance to see spice plants like pepper, coffee, cloves, nutmeg, pineapple, wild pineapple, and betel leaves etc.15 minutes walk around the village under coconut palm trees and watch traditional coconut plucking.Overnight stay in hotel, Kumarakom.
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast check out from the hotel, and we take youto Houseboat. Check into a traditional houseboat of Kerala Style and go on a leisurely backwater cruise along the lake on a thatched houseboat. The houseboat with all modern comforts lets you discover the countryside at your own pace. You will have lunch, dinner and breakfast in the Houseboat. A ride on the houseboat is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Overnight stay in house boat.
AM at leisure on House Boat. Later at 1000 Hrs boat arrives at Alleppey finishing point jetty. On arrival check out from houseboat after breakfast and we transfer you to Alappuzha. On arrival Alappuzha check into hotel. The alluring Alappuzha with its lovely lakes, lagoons and the fresh water rivers will not fail to sweep you off your feet. The stunningly gorgeous Venice of the East has more than the boat races, houseboats, beaches, marine products and the coir industry; Alappuzha is home to the diverse animal and bird life. Overnight stay in hotel.
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast check out from hotel we take you to Kuttanad. On arrival Kuttanad check in to hotel. Kuttanad in the heart of the backwaters of Alappuzha owing to its richness of the paddy crops is referred to as the rice bowl of Kerala. Because of her wealth of paddy crops, is the very heart of the backwater. The scenic countryside here is a rich crop of bananas, yams and cassava. This one of the places in the world where farming is done below sea level. Inland waterways which flow above land level are an amazing feature of this unique land. Overnight stay in hotel.
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast we take you to Pathiramanal. According to mythology a young Brahmin dived into the Vemabanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus creating the enchanting island of Pathiramanal (sands of midnight). This little island on the backwater is a favorite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different part of the world. The island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, and is accessible only by boat. Overnight stay in hotel.
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Now back at home in Los Angeles both Terri & I wanted to thank you and Joseph with all our hearts for the perfect trip put together for us. The trip was fabulous, we felt as though we were being taken care of by family. Always checking up on us, guides who were extraordinary, drivers (especially Jitender) who kept us safe and some very special attention by Rajnesh Kapoor who Immediately felt like an old friend.
The trip was so memorable you will no doubt be hearing from us regarding a trip to the South of India.
Thank you again Victor & Joseph
Terri & David Elston
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