Kerala Backwater Tour - 10N/11D

Cochin - Backwaters - Periyar - Madurai - Tanjore - Mahabalipuram - Chennai

Overview

Embark on South India Tour and experience the blond beaches and the enchanting backwaters of Kerala that are well-known worldwide for their, rejuvenating, soothing and geniality features. South India Tour Packages offer vacationers and tourists many exciting tourism options in the southern region of India as it covers the most exhilarating tourist attractions and highlights the optimum and greatest assortments of South India.

One of the Southern regions of India, Kerala, also famous as God's Own County, has come up with the status as the famous tourist destination for the last couple of years because of its unmatched beauty, enthralling backwaters, gorgeous beaches along with canopies of coconuts, lagoons, the shimmering waters, sanctuaries, canals, captivating hills, customs, and its rich culture.

Proceed for the sightseeing circuit of Fort Cochin, based on an ancient history of marine trade. Cochin comes under one of the finest natural ports in India. South India Tour offers you to visit the St. Francis Church, the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace" and Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue. After seeing all these numerous wonders of the Southern region of India, South India Tours will take you to the Periyar National Park, a unique wildlife sanctuary. This tour gives you the golden opportunity to experience a bamboo rafting excursion in the river Periyar running through the national park.

South India Tours will also take you to a magnificent ritual tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle, and also visit the Bridhadisvara Temple in Tanjore, which is tallest in India. South India Tour will remain engraved by visiting some of these enthralling places of south India. A large number of tourists and vacationers visit south India for the most incredible holidays of their life.

Arrival Cochin International Airport, Cochin
Languages English, Spanish, German, Italian, French
Highlights
  • Guided tour of Cochin including St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace, Enjoy Kathakali Dance
  • Guided tour to Periyar including Periyar National Park, Spice Plantation, Boat ride in Periyar
  • Guided tour to Jaipur including Visit Madurai Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace
  • Night Ceremony Meenakshi Temple
  • Guided tour to Tanjore
  • Guided tour to Mahabalipuram including Five Rathas, Shore Temple, Bhagiratha's Penance
  • Guided tour to Chennai including Visit Kapaleshvara Temple, Fort St. George, St. Thomas Church
Important Note
  • Incase of waitlisted booking we have to hold the alternate, for which we will advise the supplement OR reduction accordingly.
  • The above rates are based on presently prevailing taxes and entrances to the monuments. If there is any change, prices will also change accordingly.
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur is subject to availability of elephants.
  • Check in and Check out time is 1200 Hrs.
  • Given rates are based on present rate of exchange and it may be change.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Cochin

    On arrival, meet and greet at the airport by our representative and transfer to your hotel.

    Cochin has been variously hailed as Queen of the Arabian Sea, Venice of Orient, etc. Some choose to call it simply a museum city for its rich past and colourful present.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 02: Cochin

    After breakfast, head for sightseeing of Cochin, a city influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland, and England. You will visit St. Francis, Chinese Fishing Nets, Church, and the Mattancherry Palace or "Dutch Palace" (closed on Fridays). Also visit the Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), constructed in 1568, with hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles brought from Canton in the mid-18th century by a Rabbi, who had trading interest in that city. In the evening, enthral yourself with a special presentation of the colourful costumed Kathakali Dance Drama in a local theatre.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 03: Cochin – Backwaters in Kettuvallom

    After breakfast, drive to the jetty to board Houseboat at Kettuvallom on the World famous Backwaters of Kerala.

    "Kettu" literally means to tie up and "Vallom" means " boats". The boats played a major role in the economic development of ancient Kerala, moving cargo and men from every nook and corner of the otherwise unreachable area, cutting across the length and breadth of the land.

    Enjoy your overnight stay in Kettuvallom.

  • Day 4: Backwaters – Periyar

    After breakfast on the rice boat (Kettuvallom), get down at Kumarakom and drive to Periyar National Park, which is a unique wildlife sanctuary and is about 780 sq. km cantered around an artificial lake fed by the Periyar River. On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

    In the evening, enjoy the visit to Spice Plantation.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Periyar – Madurai

    In the morning, enjoy a boat ride in Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is an example of nature's bounty, with great scenic charm, rich biodiversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction.

    Later, drive to Madurai.

    Madurai, the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu with the Dravidian culture reached its zenith in art, architecture, palaces and temple buildings. Once the capital of powerful Nayaka kings, a bustling city is packed with pilgrims, businessmen, bullock carts and legions of rickshaw pullers.

    On arrival, transfer to the hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 6: Madurai

    After breakfast, visit the city that offers a grand ceremonial tank of water called Mariamma with its temple in the middle. Also, visit the famous Meenakshi Temple, an outstanding example of Vijaynagara temple architecture.

    Visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, a palace in Indo Saracenic style built in 1636 with huge domes and 240 columns rising to 12 m, a beautiful garden, and an attached museum.

    In the evening, visit Meenakshi temple to watch the night ceremony, which is a hive of activity, colourfully decorated temple elephant, flower sellers, and performances by musicians.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 7: Madurai – Trichy - Tanjore

    After breakfast, drive to Tanjore. En-route visit Trichy. On arrival in Trichy, visit the Rock Fort and also do the excursion to Srirangam, the big temple city, which lies on an island on the Kaveri.

    Later, continue towards Tanjore.

    On arrival, transfer to the hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 8: Tanjore - Mahabalipuram

    After breakfast, visit Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore, which is the Jewel of South India, built-in 9th century. The magnificent main temple has a 62-meter high Tanjoremana (tallest in India), which is topped by dome carved from an 80-ton block of granite. A 6.5-km long wooden ramp was built to climb it. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

    Later, drive to Mahabalipuram.

    On arrival in Mahabalipuram, transfer to the hotel.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 9: Mahabalipuram

    After breakfast, head for sightseeing of the magnificent rock temples and carvings. Visit Five Rathas, the Shore Temple & Bhagiratha's Penance.

    Spend the rest of the day at leisure on the beach.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 10: Mahabalipuram – Chennai

    After breakfast, drive to Chennai.

    Visit Kapaleshvara Temple, dedicated to God Shiva, which shows a good example of South Indian colourful temple architecture. Visit Fort St. George & the 16th-century Portuguese old Cathedral of St. Thomas Church in which the remnants of St. Thomas is buried who came to India in 52 AD.

    Later, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 11: Chennai departure

    On-time transfer to the international airport to board the flight back home.

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