Alappuzha - Kumarakom
Beautiful place in Gods own country
Often compared to Venice due to its abundance of canals, Alappuzha is the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. Rent a houseboat for an up-close view of the palm-lined waterways. In August, the snake-boat race is a remarkable festival—each traditional boat has a crew of over 100 local sailors
Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It's best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Alappuzha Beach is the site of the 19th-century Alappuzha Lighthouse. The city's Mullakkal Temple features a traditional design. Punnamada Lake's snake boat races are a well-known annual event.
Meet and greet on arrival at Kochi International Airport/Railway station by representative and transfer you to Kumarakom, which has a panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields, highlands and extensive rubber plantations. On arrival check into a beautiful Backwater Resort. Rest of the day you can engage in resort activities. Overnight at the Resort, Kumarakom
Experience Ayurvedic Massage/Spa [Optional]. Sightseeing in Kumarakom: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Kumarakom. Overnight at Resort, Kumarakom.
Today morning after breakfast get ready to check in to the Houseboat. 12 Noon, a Traditional Kerala Style Houseboat will pick you from the resort and Cruise through the backwaters. It will be a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Stay overnight in the Houseboat
Morning after breakfast checkout from the houseboat and proceed to Cochin. Check into hotel and leave for a city sightseeing tour that includes visit to Fort Cochin, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets. Return to hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at Cochin.
Checkout after breakfast and transfer to Cochin International Airport/Railway Station