Backwater Bliss in Kerala

Backwater Bliss in Kerala (7 Nights)- Overview

Indulge yourself for a week in Kerala, a state on India’s Malabar coastline which offers exquisite tropical beaches with bleached white sand where you can sit amongst the fronds of gently waving palm trees and idle away your time.  Follow the inland waterways and travel through rolling hills peppered with plantations – coffee, tea and spices, a memorable image that will be etched on the senses. 


Calm, tranquil vistas are dotted with people following a slower pace of life.  The climate is temperate and imposes no restriction on time spent outdoors.  Rivers, inlets, lakes and waterfalls hydrate the lush landscape offering the opportunity to get under the skin of Kerala either through cruising or rafting depending on how adventurous you are.  This tour takes in Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey and Kumarakom staying in a mixture of hotels, plantation bungalows with one special night on a houseboat.

Additional Inclusions

  • Pickup
  • Houseboat
  • BeachVisit
  • Private Car
  • Sightseeing
  • Plantation

Backwater Bliss in Kerala (7 Nights)- Itinerary

Day 1

Kochi Airport to Kochi


We will meet your plane in Kochi upon arrival at the airport and transfer you to a nearby hotel in Kochi . Use the Private Cab to enjoy your evening in Fort Kochi and overnight stay at the hotel in Kochi. 

  • Room 4 Star
  • Style Executive
Day 2

Kochi to Munnar

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before setting out on your journey to Munnar.  Your drive will give you ample opportunity to appreciate the breathtaking scenery.  Pause at the waterfalls for which this area is famous, rest awhile on the Neriamangalam Bridge and spend some time watching the Periyar River flowing lazily on its way.  Travelling time is around four hours. Once you arrive at Munnar checkinto the resort. Relax for the rest of the day and overnight at the resort.

  • Room 3 Star
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Mountain View Room
Day 3

Munnar Sightseeing

Munnar, a tropical paradise situated at the bottom of an emerald green valley.  Three streams, Mudrapuzha, Kundale and Nallathanni make Munnar a haven of gently babbling water.  Rivers, lakes and waterfalls create an environment famous for its herbs and plants and noted for wildlife and exotic birds.  Let the tranquillity entice you out into the beautiful waterside environment.  Walk or hike, interspersing your trek with a picnic at Mattupetty Lake or climb up amongst the tea plantations to Echo Point.  Visit the Tea Gardens and learn about the tea industry at the Tea Museum before returning to the resort for the evening.

  • Room 3 Star Room
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Mountain View Room
Day 4

Munnar to Thekkady

After breakfast,  the day four of the tour takes you to Thekkady with its world famous wildlife reserve, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary named after the river you watched over on your arrival in India.  A huge space, Periyar provides the opportunity to view some amazing wild animals and birds up close and personal.  Take to the lake for a river cruise and float quietly towards elephants, deer and bison as they come down to the water’s edge to drink.  Rest for the night in an old style coffee planters’ bungalow, a real blast from the past.

  • Room 3 Star Room
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Coffee Bungalow
Day 5

Thekkady Sightseeing

For coffee and spice lovers, Thekkady is a haven of plantations.  Commune with nature amongst the unspoilt and organic fields, visit spice stations to understand more about the medicinal properties of these plants and the medicinal and curative role they play in Indian culture.  You will begin to experience the holistic healing effect of the calm and atmospheric slopes even before you sample a healing tonic.  If wildlife is what you really want to see, there are elephant and tiger reserves where you can walk amongst nature with your guide or take to the water and explore by boat.  Thekkady has a tiger reserve, a rarity in India.  Cruises and rafting can be booked on the day to suit your plans.  Return to a campfire meal under the Indian stars.

  • Room 3 Star Room
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Coffee Bungalow
Day 6

Thekkady to Alleppey (Houseboat)

A traditionally thatched houseboat at Alleppey awaits you on Day Six of your tour.  This is your floating home for the next 24-hours and will take you on a meandering ride through the paddy fields and backwaters of Kerala.  So many people earn their living on or beside the waterways, this is a unique glimpse of Indian rural life amongst the waving coconut palms.  Dinner on deck at the end of the day is followed by a night on the water in your comfortable cabin, the gentle ripples lulling you to sleep.

  • Room Deluxe Houseboat
  • Meals All Meals
  • Style Deluxe
Day 7

Alleppey (Houseboat) to Kumarakom

Linger awhile in Alleppey, the chance to explore further by boat or on foot before travelling to Kumarakom where a luxury room in the resort awaits you.  Kumarakom is noted for its bird sanctuary or take a trip to Vembanad Lake, a focal point for flora and fauna.

  • Room Heritage A/C Room
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Deluxe room
Day 8

Kumarakom to Fort Kochi

Your chauffeur will arrange for you to spend time browsing in Fort Kochi on your last day in Kerala.  There is much of interest in this busy port city with Christian and Jewish areas all boasting relics of days gone by and Kochi’s rich colonial history.  For your last drop of Kerala life, visit Kasi art cafe and treat yourself to a delicious shake before making your way to the airport.

  • Meals Breakfast

Backwater Bliss in Kerala - Distance & Map

The map covers a distance of 436KMs; starting the trip from Cochin International Airport and going to Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kumarakom and Fort Kochi.

Essential Information

  • Cochin
  • Cochin
  • Private Vehicle with Chauffeur
  • 3 Star
  • Airport Pickup  and Drop Off
  • Welcome at Airport by our representative
  • Sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Government Taxes and Service Charges
  • Accommodation  and meal plans as mentioned.
  • Air Conditioned Private Vehicle with Chauffeur blocked from your arrival till departure
  • Airport/Hotel Transfers and  Transfer  by Road in Private Vehicle
  • All Currently applicable taxes incuded
  • Sightseeing & Entrance Charges for Activities at Tourist Attractions
  • Camera & Video Permits
  • Airtickets not included
  • Personal Expenses (telephone bills, room service, laundry) 
  • Visa Processing Charges
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Late Checkouts and Early Check in Charges
  • Any Airport Arrival/ Departure Tax
  • Drinks (neither with meals, nor on vehicles or during tours, unless otherwise indicated)
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips & gratuities for drivers & guides

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Questions on Backwater Bliss in Kerala (7 Nights)


Asked by Kara Fielding from United Kingdom
1 Year ago

How do I book this holiday?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

You can enter your details online any time day or night, and one of our Trip Designers will call you back within 24 hours to help you with booking. Our Trip Designers will be able to assist you further in customising the holiday as per your requirements.


Asked by Josephine Kong from Singapore
1 Year ago

Can I customise this holiday with few hotels of my choice?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

We specialise in Customised holiday packages in Kerala and we will be able to offer you any resort in Kerala as we have direct relationshops with most resorts. If you want to change the resorts in this package, one of our trip designers will work with you till you are happy with the package. Our Trip Designers will be also able to tell you the highlights of each resort and you can decide on whether you woud like to book the same resort


Asked by Michala Vestergaard from USA
1 Year ago

I want to book a taxi for this holiday. Do you offer only taxi services only ?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

When you book a holiday with hotels and taxi together with us we will be able to offer you much lower rates than what you will get directly. As we use carefully handicked drivers who can offer the quality that we ideally want, we dont offer taxi only booking services.


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December 23, 2019

We offer all major payment options including credit cards , debit cards , wire transfer, net banking and UPI.

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