6 days backwater tour of Kerala

6 days backwater tour of Kerala

Duration: 6 days

Price: From USD 447 per person

Places: Cochin-Houseboat-Kumarakom-Cochin

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Tour Highlights

  • Go on sightseeing tour of Kochi and see the Dutch and Portuguese monuments
  • See the enchanting Kathakali dance show
  • Stay in a luxury houseboat and traverse through backwaters
  • Go for an authentic Ayurveda therapy on this luxury Kerala tour
  • Go for farm visits, experience culture by having traditional family lunches
  • Places:
  • ACochin
  • BHouseboat
  • CKumarakom

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 2 COCHIN
  • Day 3 - 4 HOUSEBOAT
  • Day 5 KUMARAKOM
  • Day 6 COCHIN

Arrive in Cochin – also known as the “Queen of Arabian Sea”. The city is marked by many historical events and this is seen in its rich heritage and culture. The city is known for its ancient churches, palaces and synagogues. Stay in a heritage luxury hotel in Fort Kochi area – the best place to stay in Cochin. Relax and enjoy local food. Go for sightseeing tour of Kochi – explore the Jew Town, Jew Synagogue, St Francis Church- first European church made in India, Dutch Palace, Matancherry etc. Also explore the fishing nets in the evening and also enjoy Kathakali Dance.

Travel to Kumarakom boat jetty and get transferred to a luxury houseboat. Cruise along the romantic backwaters amidst natural beauty and enjoy the beautiful landscape. In the opulent category we have included Oberoi Vrinda - which provides host of expereinces like on-board cultural performances, visit island villages to experience unique village life etc. Should you wish, get an insight into thedaily lives of the local people. Spend 2 nights in the houseboat. Nightcap in a houseboat is a memorable experience.

Get transferred from Houseboat boat jetty to Kumarakom. Kumarakom, by the way, is the preferred haunt of Prime Ministers and Presidents.Relax and Rejuvenate in a luxury lake resort overlooking romantic backwaters. Go on short walks to explore the real beauty of backwaters or pamper yourself by having a rejuvenating ayurvedic massage. View the beautiful sunset on a short boat cruise or spot rare birds at the Kumarakom Bird sanctuary or simply relax and spend time with your family.

After morning breakfast arrive in Trivandrum/ Cochin. Remaining day at leisure. Spend some time shopping. Tour Ends with sweet memories.

Accomodations

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Economy
  • Cochin – Brunton Boatyard
  • Kumarakom – Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom
  • Houseboat – Oberoi Vrinda Cruise

Cochin – Brunton Boatyard

Brunton Boaryard hotel is a perfect start to our holiday in Kerala. With its blend of Portuguese, Dutch and English design and architectural influence, you travel back to 19th century architectural history of Fort Kochi. Don’t forget to check out the famous tea bar known for serving six different kinds of tea. Uniqueness of this tea is that inside of keeping in tea bags, they are preserved as tea leaves kept in air-tight jars to maintain the authentic taste of Kerala tea! It would be wrong to call Brunton Boatyard “Boutique” Hotel of choice for a modern, sophisticated traveler, with an interest in history, culture and local cuisine. Hotel Category: 5 Star

Kumarakom – Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom

Vivanta By Taj known for its beautiful setting with "cottages" arranged around a lake. Not to forget you should pamper yourself with the traditional Ayurveda massages of Kerala. From the scenic beauty of Kumarakom, to the mouth-watering delicacies of the local cuisine, from the sheer warmth of the hotel staff, to the flexibility shown by the management, the stay at Vivanta By Taj is the one to remember for a lifetime. Hotel Category: 5 Star

Houseboat – Oberoi Vrinda Cruise

The most luxurious houseboat taking you on a group tour of Backwater country in Kumarakom/ Alleppey area. The cruise has great interiors and offers a host of experiences like Kathakali and other cultural performances on board, all meals and many more inclusions

  • Cochin – Old Harbour
  • Kumarakom – Kumarakom Lake Resort
  • Houseboat – Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat

Cochin – Old Harbour

Old Harbour is absolutely perfect whether you rate it on its elegancy, relaxation, stunning location. With the belief that “Customer is the king “Old Harbour has ensured that they the friendly and the trained staffs who satisfies all your needs right at your doorstep! To add to this it’s a great place to relax with a drink or perhaps a light lunch, and a romantic spot for dinner with your special ones along with the live Indian music playing around you. Old Harbour Hotel makes you stay truly in a different league! Hotel Category: Luxury Heritage

Kumarakom – Kumarakom Lake Resort

The rooms, villas and suites at the Kumarakom Lake Resort are a perfect blend of Kerala’s traditional architectural charm and luxurious, modern amenities. Each a careful reconstruction of manas, the 16th century traditional homesteads of God’s Own Country. Over a hundred ancestral homes had been purchased from across Kerala, dismantled and used to provide much of the material to create these authentic heritage abodes. The traditionally styled, luxuriously modern, open-roofed bathrooms and toilets set in small, aesthetically designed courtyards are a common feature to the villas and suites Hotel Category: 5 Star

Houseboat – Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat

Stay in a traditional yet luxurious Muthoot Houseboat - traditionally called Kettuvullam - the houseboats are a wonderful combination of luxury and traditional architecture. The interiors are good with amenities like AC and TV (no cable television). The meals are traditional, the cruise happens in the morning and late evening, during the night it is docked to Kumarakom/ Alleppey boat jetty.

  • Cochin – Fort House
  • Houseboat – Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
  • Kumarakom – Backwater Ripples

Cochin – Fort House

For a cozy and relaxing stay, Fort house ranks as the one of the best hotels in Kerala. The suits are very spacious designed to exhibit the true heritage and culture of Kerala along with all the necessary amenities to ensure a complete comfortable and peaceful stay. The beautiful view of the backwaters from the balcony of your suits adds more glimpse to it. Expect beyond your expectation with a stay in Fort House!

Houseboat – Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

A houseboat for a premier company in Kerala - the houseboat is made in a traditional style and has amenities like AC, TV and good interiors. Please do not expect a super luxury housboat with immaculate interiors as the houseboat is prepared for providing a unique insight into Kerala culture.

Kumarakom – Backwater Ripples

Backwater ripples is the ideal dream holiday overviewing the magnificient view of Vembanad Lake which is the second largest lake of India. Having beautiful surrounding all around Backwater Ripples, it promises you to offer some of the best sceneries of nature. But just ensure you carry you camera to capture these picturesque views forever! Whether it is a morning or afternoon in Backwater Ripples, you are going to enjoy every bit of your vacation in Backwater Ripples very far away from the noise and smell of the city!

Pricing And Availability

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Economy
Place Hotel
Cochin Brunton Boatyard
Kumarakom Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom
Houseboat Oberoi Vrinda Cruise
Period - Opulent Price per person
01 Oct 2015 – 15 Apr 2016 For prices contact us
16 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
01 Oct 2016 – 30 Mar 2017 For prices contact us

Price may be higher during New year period ( 20 Dec - 5 Jan)

Place Hotel
Cochin Old Harbour
Kumarakom Kumarakom Lake Resort
Houseboat Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat
Period - Luxury Price per person
01 Oct 2015 – 15 Apr 2016 For prices contact us
16 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
01 Oct 2016 – 30 Mar 2017 For prices contact us

Price may be higher during New year period ( 20 Dec - 5 Jan)

Place Hotel
Cochin Cochin – Fort House
Houseboat Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
Kumarakom Kumarakom – Backwater Ripples
Period - Economy Price per person
01 Oct 2015 – 15 Apr 2016 For prices contact us
16 Apr 2016– 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
01 Oct 2016 – 30 Mar 2017 For prices contact us

Price may be higher during New year period ( 20 Dec - 5 Jan)

Bespoke India Holidays Value Includes

  • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels with daily breakfast
  • All entrances charges in monuments
  • All meals in Houseboat
  • All transfers including airport transfers by an AC Car (For Opulent and Luxury option large car and for premium option a Tata Indigo sedan)
  • Kathakali dance in Kochi
  • 2 Mineral Water bottles per person per day
  • All taxes

Bespoke India Holidays Specials

Travelling with Bespoke India Holidays ensures a memorable and hassle free experience with following specials

  • One Special lunch in Cochin
  • Highly responsive 24x7 support during the tour
  • High quality personally handpicked local guides at all places that are government approved
  • Courteous chauffeur at your service for the tour.
  • Special assistance in each city for smooth check-ins

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