Kerala Backwater Tour

  • DURATION 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • TYPE OF TRIP Road Trip
  • START CITY New Delhi
  • END CITY New Delhi


Kerala Backwater Tour

Destinations : New Delhi - Cochin - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum - New Delhi.


  • DAY1

    New Delhi – Cochin (ARRIVAL): Welcome to Incredible India!!!

    Arrive in Cochin, the commercial capital of Kerala. Stay overnight.

  • DAY2


    This morning after breakfast take a full day city tour of Kochi. Your sightseeing will include Fort Kochi beach, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace or 'Dutch Palace' & the Chinese Fishing Nets. The Chinese fishing nets found here are the only ones of its kind in India.

  • DAY3


    Transfer to Kumarakom (130 kms / 4 hrs), hidden away in Kerala's famous backwaters, is one of Southern India's most discreet holiday destinations, en-route you will stop to see the spice plantations. Stay overnight.

  • DAY4


    The day is at leisure to relax by the poolside of your hotel OR enjoy an optional backwater cruise OR pamper yourself with some Ayurvedic beauty treatments. Stay overnight

  • DAY5


    This morning after breakfast transfer to Alleppey popularly referred to as 'Venice of the East' and check-in to the traditional houseboat for Back water Cruise, which will be a unique experience in your life. No tourist can go away from Alappuzha without taking a cruise along the backwaters in a traditional houseboat. The houseboats complete with a well furnished bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. There are drivers and a cook on board. On the houseboat you can observe the everyday life of locals, pick up toddy (a mild alcoholic drink made from coconut sap), dig into grilled prawns and indulge in bird watching. Enjoy dinner on board and overnight in the houseboat.

  • DAY6


    This morning after breakfast indulge yourself in the beauty of the tiny beach. You can go for swimming bathing at kovalam, it will be an exhilarating experience and if you go for snorkeling, you can get wonderful views of underwater coral reefs. Surfing is another water sport which you can enjoy in Kovalam. When you are in Kovalam do not forget to take an Ayurvedic Massage to refresh your body and soul. Overnight stay at Hotel, Kovalam.

  • DAY7


    In the morning move out for an excursion to Kaniyakumari. Late evening drive back to your hotel. Rest of the time free for relaxation. Overnight in your hotel.

  • DAY8

    Kovalam :

    This morning after breakfast your will be transferred to Thiruvananthapuram. Take a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum city includes Napier Museum, The Zoological Park. The main attraction is Padmanabhaswami Temple, a seven storey stone structure is the most impressive landmark. This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu contains several inscriptions and excellent murals, innumerable intricate stone carvings adorn the temple. Return back to Kovalam. Over night in your hotel.

  • DAY9

    Trivandrum - New Delhi (DEPARTURE):

    This Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport to take your onward flight.(The Tour Ends)

Trip Highlights

Trip Includes

  • Welcome Dinner at Jaipur
  • Invitation to Indian family house to experience real culture and tradition.
  • Guided trip to covering Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah and Taj Mahal
  • Guided trip to Fatehpur Sikri- Jama Masjid, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Bhawan, Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza
  • Guided tour of City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nawab Sahab ki Haveli and the local bazaars

Trip Excludes

# International tickets.
# Video Input.
# Entries mentioned in the Itinerary
# Travel insurance of any type.
# Visa for India.
# Meals not mentioned above.
# Personal expenses that are not included in “Price includes”.

Backwater Packages in India

India is a land of varied landscapes, making it so unique. India has something for everyone, from the snow-capped mountains in the north to the sunny beaches in the south. And if you are looking to experience something truly unique, then a backwater holiday in Kerala is a must-do.

Kerala is blessed with a network of canals, lagoons, and lakes that make up the beautiful backwaters of the state. A cruise through these waters is an experience like no other. You can sit back and relax as you glide past picturesque villages and lush green fields and get a glimpse of traditional Kerala life.

What is Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters are a series of parallel lying lakes and lagoons to the Arabian Sea coast of Kerala state in southern India.

The network contains five enormous lakes that are interconnected by both man-made and natural canals. These 38 rivers help to supply these waterways, and the system extends for nearly half the length of Kerala state.

The Kerala backwaters are one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Houseboats (Kettuvallams) are a common sight here, and are used for leisure trips. The Kerala backwaters are also home to a diverse array of animal and plant life.

The best time to visit the Kerala backwaters is between October and March, when the weather is cool and comfortable. However, houseboats are available all year round.

The major lakes are:

  1. 1. Vembanad
  2. 2. Ashtamudi
  3. 3. Kayamkulam
  4. 4. Manappally
  5. 5. Sasthamkotta

Famous tourist attractions in the Kerala Backwaters are:

  1. 1. Alleppey Houseboat Cruise
  2. 2. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  3. 3. Alumkadavu Backwater Boatbuilding Yard
  4. 4. Kuttanad Rice Paddy Fields
  5. 5. Champakulam Snake Boat Race
  6. 6. Kollam Ashtamudi Lake Cruise
  7. 7. Neendakara Port and Fishing Museum
  8. 8. Munroe Island Backwaters cruises
  9. 9. Thangassery Light House
  10. 10. Palakkad Gap Watchtower.

Many different backwater packages are available in Kerala, so you can choose one that best suits your needs. So whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure-filled vacation, there is a package for you.

Here are some of the best backwater packages in Kerala:

  1. 1. Alappuzha Houseboat Cruise

Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. And what better way to experience these waters than on a traditional Kerala houseboat?

During your cruise, you can see firsthand how daily life unfolds along the backwaters. You will also get to enjoy some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

  1. 2. Kumarakom Houseboat Cruise

Kumarakom is another popular destination for those looking to explore the backwaters of Kerala. This sleepy village is located on the banks of Vembanad Lake and is surrounded by lush green foliage.

During your cruise, you will see some of Kumarakom's most popular attractions, such as the Bird Sanctuary and Kumarakom Beach. You will also get to enjoy some stunning views of Vembanad Lake.

  1. 3. Kollam Houseboat Cruise

Kollam is one of the oldest ports in Kerala and is known for its beautiful backwaters. During your cruise, you will see some of Kollam's famous attractions, such as the fisherman's village and Ashtamudi Lake. You will also get to enjoy some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

  1. 4. Kochi Houseboat Cruise

Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city in Kerala and is home to some of the state's most popular tourist attractions. During your cruise, you will see some of Kochi's famous attractions, such as Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Palace. You will also get to enjoy some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

  1. 5. Thrissur Houseboat Cruise

Thrissur is a major city in Kerala known for its rich culture and heritage. During your cruise, you will see some of Thrissur's famous attractions, such as the Vadakkunnathan Temple and the Shakthan Thampuran Palace. You will also get to enjoy some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

  1. 6. Kottayam Houseboat Cruise

Kottayam is a beautiful city in Kerala located on the banks of the Meenachil River. During your cruise, you will see some of Kottayam's famous attractions, such as the Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple and the Manarkadu Church. You will also get to enjoy some stunning views of the Meenachil River.

  1. 7. Idukki Houseboat Cruise

Idukki is a picturesque Kerala district known for its lush green hills and valleys. During your cruise, you will see some of Idukki's famous attractions, such as the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Idukki Dam. You will also get to enjoy some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

  1. 8. Wayanad Houseboat Cruise

Wayanad is a beautiful Kerala district known for its pristine forests and wildlife. During your cruise, you will see some of Wayanad's famous attractions, such as the Edakkal Caves and the Chembra Peak.

  1. 9. Palakkad Houseboat Cruise

Palakkad is a beautiful Kerala district known for its rice paddies and spice plantations. During your cruise, you will see some of Palakkad's famous attractions, such as the Silent Valley National Park and the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary.

  1. 10. Kozhikode Houseboat Cruise

Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is a major city in Kerala for its rich history and culture. During your cruise, you will see some of Kozhikode's famous attractions, such as Beypore Beach and Kappad Beach.

At the End

India has many different backwater packages to choose from, depending on your budget and preferences. There are expensive resorts with all the amenities or more modest accommodations that offer a more authentic experience. No matter what you choose, spending some time in the backwaters of India is sure to be a memorable experience.